Time is gift from God

By Joan Clayton: Columnist Each day is a gift from God, just waiting to be opened. How I use that gift is up to me. I cannot put it in the bank. I cannot use it tomorrow. I must use my gift now or it will be forever lost. I must use wisdom. Since time […]

People must reach past stars

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers We were not told, we were ordered, to pack light this year. And so I did an amazing act, which was nothing short of a miracle, making all my stuff fit into one huge bag. My daughter, Laura, and I recently went once again to a church youth conference, Steubenville […]

Politicians using smoke screen against public

Editorial If lawmakers are worried about border security, they sure aren’t putting their money where their mouths are. Congress recently allocated $747 million to some 50 U.S. cities in its latest round of anti-terrorism funding, and just like previous allocations the money isn’t addressing what many say is their primary concern — keeping terrorists out […]

Sacrifice is more than an idea

Commentary by Jenny Sokol: Freedom News Service I wanted to escape the war; I hoped moving to Kansas would help. Fort Leavenworth would offer a reprieve, I assumed, because the Army post isn’t home to battalions of deployable soldiers. I looked forward to living in a neighborhood free from yellow ribbons and single star Service […]

Atomic History

By Tom Berg: Freedom News Service Surviving ground zero: Two Marines, one from Jacksonville, N.C., absorbed the blast. But could they withstand the fallout 50 years later? HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – It was 50 years ago this month the two men defied death in the Nevada desert. One hour before dawn, the young Marines were […]

Language of love

Staff Sgt. David Aten pushes his son Connor on the swings at Unity Park. Aten adopted the child from China in January. By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Adoption can be a trying process and if your child is being adopted from China, paperwork is probably not […]

Rejection hard regardless of age

Anita Doberman: Columnist It’s hard to accept rejections. For children, first rejections are even more painful because they become aware that the outside world can be a tough place, and they may not get what they want when they want it. It also shows them that mommy or daddy can’t make it better. This week […]

City offers variety of activities

Filled with history that dates back to the 1800s, Pampa, Texas, has a wide variety of activities and attractions for visitors to experience. Located in the Texas Panhandle, northeast of Amarillo, Pampa is home to industries that include oil and gas, cattle and railroad. High school sports are also an integral part of the community, […]

Tricare security breached

Air Force News FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A limited amount of Tricare beneficiary data may have been placed at risk through a violation of internal computer security practices at Science Applications International Corporation. Analysis shows the chance any data was compromised is low, but action is being taken to ensure that affected Tricare beneficiaries are […]

Some days are a struggle

Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Ever had a bad hair, nothing seems to fit, spill your coffee on the way to work day? How about an up most of the night because the baby was teething, slept through the alarm clock, cell phone was dead because you forgot to charge the battery day? Well, last Friday […]

DA works to abolish truancy

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office is spearheading the Abolish Chronic Truancy program in an effort to curtail truancy in both Roosevelt and Curry counties. “It definitely is a significant problem in both counties and we are taking steps to prevent it,” said Ninth Judicial Assistant District Attorney Ben […]

Vaughan pipeline delivers water for first time

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers FORT SUMNER — With a hay ride and buckets, the Interstate Stream Commission celebrated the first water delivered through the Vaughan Pipeline on Wednesday. The pipeline, named for the third-generation Fort Sumner family that sold water rights for the project, is the first project completed through the ISC’s Strategic Water […]

Insurance agency changes hands

BY Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer With the retirement of Don Hammons, Danny Paxton has taken the reins and ownership of the insurance agency located on South Avenue D. Residing in Dallas, Paxton who has family in the area, came home for a visit. In a conversation with his mom, she suggested that he sell […]

Roosevelt boys lose to Las Vegas

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt County 10-and-11 year-old Little League All-Stars state tournament run ended Tuesday afternoon after losing 4-3 to the Las Vegas All-Stars. “They’re real disappointed,” Roosevelt County head coach Sammy Villanueva said of his team. “It’s one of those games that you feel you should have won with the […]

Roosevelt County Electric Coop to hike rates

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Rising costs for oil and gas as well as wood and steel are forcing Roosevelt County Electric Coop to raise rates for their more than 6,000 customers for the first time in more than 22 years. In a letter mailed to all members earlier this month, the Coop announced […]

Determination leads to development

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers With determination and money from his own pocket, Elton Parkinson set out in 1979 to establish and build a fire department for the Milnesand community. “We were so far down here we were kind of unprotected,” Parkinson said of the decision to start the department. Since the inception of the […]

August 5, 1960

• Members of the Church of Christ were getting set to move into their new building on 18th Street. • The city police issued 714 tickets for overparking during July, which resulted in the department collecting $270 in fines. • College Bakery advertised one dozen donuts for 48 cents.

August 3, 1960

• T.R. Allen, owner of College Cleaners, reported that he had sold his operation to Olen Rothenm operator of Deluxe Cleaners. • The city council was awaiting the arrival of a new D-6 Caterpillar steel wheel tractor that would be used in service with city crews. • Summer suits were on sale for $42.50 at […]

August 2, 1960

• A Horned Toad, picked up by L. L. Binkley in Ruidoso gave birth to 20 toads at his home in Portales. • The Portales branch of the American Association of University Women reported that they raised $53 with their concession stand during the Portales Days celebration. • A six bottle carton of Coca-Cola was […]

August 1, 1960

• A group representing the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce met with Gov. John Burroughs in an effort to designate Taylor’s Grove as a state park. • A three pound carton of Mrs. Tuckers shortening was on sale for 55 cents at Franks University Food Market.