Intolerance knows no boundaries

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor NBA basketball star Tim Hardaway’s anti-gay comments prior to the All-Star game point up bigotry is alive and well in our country and shows up in all colors, backgrounds and economic situations. Hardaway is a black man in a country where black males have historically been the target of […]

Extending immigrants credit poses no threat

By Freedom Newspapers We must confess to befuddlement over all the anger directed at Bank of America for its policy, revealed Tuesday in a Wall Street Journal story, that it will offer credit cards to Spanish-speaking people who do not have Social Security numbers. The implication, of course, is that the most likely candidates for […]

Fostering love

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers This afternoon, the Easley house is quiet. The only distractions are the bouncing logo on the computer screen, and the Easleys’ dog, who scratches on the door to be let in from the cold. As veteran foster parents with three (now grown) children of their own, Charles and Anna Easley […]

Investigation launched into alleged inmate abuse

Freedom Newspapers An investigation has been launched into allegations detention officers at the Curry County Adult Detention Center assaulted a male inmate Wednesday, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. Officials are withholding the inmate’s identity and information about any injuries, citing an ongoing investigation into the matter. Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Friday his office […]

Police: Portales man out on bail after shooting

PNT Staff A 22-year-old Portales man is out on bail after being arrested Friday for shooting at an occupied motor vehicle in Portales, according to a press release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office. Ollie Fitts admitted to firing four shots from a 22-caliber rifle Thursday night at Marcus Martin, who was driving a 2002 […]

Hounds fall to Northeastern State

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Northeastern State’s bats jumped all over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday at Greyhound Field. The Redmen took control of the first game early, scoring 18 runs in the first three innings in a 26-3 rout, then held on for a 10-9 victory in the nightcap. After jumping out […]

Scholarship deadlines rapidly approaching

Deadlines are approaching for college scholarship applications. Visit www.afas.org/Education/body_grant.cfm.,www.militaryscholar.org. or www.moaa.org. for more information. Janet Taylor-Birkey With scholarship deadlines for the 2007-2008 school year looming, spouses and children are often eligible for college scholarships based on government dependency status. Applicants should read qualifications carefully and be sure to contact the sponsor if they have questions. […]

Beat goes on if the heart is treated right

Cannon Health and Wellness Center According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading killer of Americans today; with heart attack is its most visible sign. High blood pressure is a leading contributor to heart attacks and strokes. February is Heart Health Month and is time to consider ways to reduce the risk […]

Cannon’s finest take awards at 27 FW Annual Awards Ceremony

2nd Lt. George Tobias “2006 was a monumental year for the men and women of the 27th Fighter Wing,” Capt. Rebecca Garcia, 27th FW Public Affairs chief told the audience at the 2007 Annual Awards Banquet. The ceremony, held at The Landing, paid tribute to men and women, both Airmen and civilians, for outstanding leadership […]

Exercise your body and it will thank you for it

Melissa Bruggeman You have a busy schedule. Between work, kids and your social life, you convince yourself that you don’t have time to work out. Your body isn’t in that bad of shape, you silently tell yourself. Besides, you’re too tired or depressed. You think you get enough exercise in your normal day to day […]

Cannon lieutenant takes soccer to All Air Force level

Janet Taylor-Birkey His recent experience would be a dream for many, but a couple of weeks in Florida during the January winter weather became 1st Lt. Jeremiah Kirschman’s reality. The 27th Fighter Wing Contracting Squadron lieutenant competed in the six-day Armed Forces Soccer tournament that began Jan. 24. As a player for the Air Force […]

New guidelines for ID card now in effect for everyone

Janet Taylor-Birkey At least one document must have a photo Effective immediately, all personnel being issued common access cards and other identification cards, including for dependents, retirees and Reservists, must present two forms of identification. At least one of the two IDs must have a photograph, according to new guidelines from the Department of Defense […]

Dora boys take top district 3-1A seed

PNT Staff Report The Dora Coyotes earned the District 3-1A regular season championship and the district tournament number one seed that comes with it, after defeating the Floyd Broncos 52-38 Thursday night at home. According to Dora head coach Ty Thatcher, the Coyotes (20-5, 7-1) took advantage of soft defense in the first half, and […]

Zias lose four straight

Freedom Newspapers PHOENIX — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team has dropped four consecutive games in the Schutt Sports Division II Leadoff Classic, losing a doubleheader to Hawaii-Hilo on Wednesday by scores of 7-3 and 8-1, and falling Thursday to Central Washington 4-3 and to Cameron 10-5. The Zias (8-8) are slated to meet […]

Rams ready to serve more power

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales tennis team brought home plenty of hardware from last year’s state tennis tournament, and they hope to have a repeat performance this spring. Senior Ella Erf and junior Bethany Self compose the meat of the Portales girls lineup. Erf and Self combined to go undefeated and win […]

Clovis to recommend Great Lakes Airlines

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Clovis city commissioners said constituent wishes guided their Thursday endorsement of Great Lakes Aviation as the city’s air service provider. Their recommendation the Wyoming-based airline provide flights to and from Clovis will be sent to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which will decide in March what airline gets a […]

Peanut butter panic

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Several area grocery stores reported Thursday they have removed brands of peanut butter that may be linked to salmonella. Nearly 300 people in 39 states have fallen ill since August, and federal health investigators said they strongly suspect Peter Pan peanut butter and certain batches of Wal-Mart’s Great Value […]

State legislature ponders helmet law

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A bill requiring children under 17 years old to wear a protective helmet while using a bicycle, scooter, skateboard or skates in a public area is headed to the state Senate for vote. It was passed unanimously Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Bicycling injuries have been cited as […]

America is country like no other

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist I have something to say about my country. If America is so bad, why is it everyone wants to come here? Why do countries with dictatorship loathe America? Why do enemies, domestic and foreign, want to destroy this land? I think I have the answer. Our founding fathers had […]

Weddings, funerals often turn into family reunions

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer I thought it was going to take another funeral to get our familia together again, but low and behold, my sister’s wedding in Vegas this weekend is becoming an unplanned Rodriguez-Madrid family reunion. My sister Becky and her fiancée, Billy, are tying the knot in Vegas this weekend — […]