United Way distributes funds to non-profits

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico distributed funds from its 2007-2008 fundraising campaign Friday during its annual meeting. The organization collected about $580,000 for Curry and Roosevelt counties. The money includes designated and undesignated donations, according to United Way director Erinn Burch. Designated funds were donations to a specific group, she […]

Hayes’ bat lifts ENMU past Texans

Freedom New Mexico Senior second baseman Tyler Hayes has already had a good series, and it’s just getting started. The Eastern New Mexico University went 6-for-6, tying a school record, and drove in eight runs to break the school mark as the Greyhounds routed Tarleton State 20-5 on Friday at Greyhound Field in the opener […]

Angelo State turns back Zias in series opener

Freedom New Mexico Angelo State’s Kari Galm scattered eight hits and shortstop Macy Baker homered, leading the Rambelles to a 4-1 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Zia Softball Field. Galm (10-1) lost her bid for a shutout in the bottom of the sixth when ENMU’s Haley Hays singled, […]

Child's questions can be challenging

By Anita Doberman Children ask all sorts of embarrassing questions and sometimes put us on the spot. This weekend, I had a lot of explaining to do when we visited New Orleans. I went with my five children and my teenage babysitter — naturally hubby still deployed. We thought that it would be fun to […]

Security forces airman also musician

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By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Range, dexterity, and patience are traits that make for a well-trained security forces airman. For one such airman here, musical abilities should be added to that list. Senior Airman Mark Maddon, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, uses all those traits to enhance his life […]

Squadron takes team approach to medical care

By Sarah Meyer: Cannon Connections CANNON AIR FORCE BASE —The 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medical Squadron takes a team approach to operational medicine with five divisions that all work together. Those divisions include flight medicine, public health, bioenvironmental engineering, optometry and dental. Lt. Col. Jimmie D. Bailey II serves as commander of the 27th Special […]

Retired officer wants to compile list of local veterans

By Sarah Meyer: Cannon Connections A retired U.S. Navy officer believes veterans should get more acknowledgment for their service. To that end, Richard Robertson, a retired chief petty officer and now director of the Retiree Activities Program at Cannon Air Force Base, hopes to compile a list of all veterans in a five-county area. “If […]

Cannon considered location for nuclear reactor

Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base could be the future home of a nuclear reactor, according to a story published today by InsideDefense, an Internet news service covering defense and the aerospace industry. The InsideDefense copyrighted story quoted Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne as telling reporters after a Wednesday Senate hearing, “The […]

Cannon considered location for nuclear reactor

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Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico The secretary of the Air Force says Cannon Air Force Base could be the future home of a nuclear reactor, but other Air Force officials cautioned Friday that it’s too early to speculate on location, even if a reactor is built. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne was quoted in a […]

Cannon possible site for nuclear reactor

Preliminary reports have surfaced indicating the Secretary of the Air Force is considering Cannon Air Force Base as the possible location for a nuclear reactor, according to a story published this morning in InsideDefense, an Internet news service covering defense and the aerospace industry. InsideDefense reported the Secretary of the Air Force plans to sign […]

Local woman recovering after accident

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer A Portales woman critically injured in a car accident which took the life of her husband, Travis Freeman, on Feb. 7, is expected to make a full, but slow recovery, and fundraisers are being planned on her behalf. Jezika Shumate Freeman, 18, is undergoing rehabilitation at Covenant Medical Center […]

‘Key Ingredients’ exhibit features Kid’s Day events

By Thomas Garcia, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University wants to offer children food for thought and inspiration. A Kid’s Day being held Saturday in conjunction with the “Key Ingredients, America By Food” Smithsonian Exhibit at ENMU. The activities will appeal to children in pre-school through middle school said Merlene Olmsted professor of Family […]

Senate bill seeks to justify ed co-ops

Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico A Senate Memorial sponsored by Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, promises to help small school districts in New Mexico. Senate Memorial 41 authorizes a study to verify the standing of Regional Education Cooperatives as “local educational agencies,” said Patti Harrelson, director of REC 6. The legal standing would help the regional […]

One arrested in drug bust

PNT Staff Report Police officers arrested a Portales man Wednesday on a variety of drug-related charges while they were conducting a probation and parole operation in Portales, according to a Portales Police Department news release. Kyle Lopez, 19, was arrested and charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and […]

Religion Digest

Art donations, volunteers needed The Lighthouse Mission in Clovis is seeking donations from area residents of art prints, paintings, sculptures, antiques, homemade quilts and other artistic pieces, especially artwork created by local artists, for a silent art auction fundraiser to benefit the rescue mission’s ministry. Art donations should be taken to the Lighthouse Mission by […]

Monk and Neagle in concert

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Christian recording artists Monk and Neagle have toured all across the country with such well-known musicians as Mercy Me and Bebo Norman. Now they’ve decided to play a little closer to home to kick off their first solo tour. Tonight, the singer-songwriters and longtime friends are bringing their guitars […]

Snow brings needed moisture, not enough

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer This Sunday is the time to �spring forward,� but a light snow shower on Thursday seemed to be a �spring back� to winter, bringing with it a small amount of much needed moisture. Roosevelt County residents woke to snowfall which was enough to cover the grass, but not quite […]

Eagles receiver Baskett will teach at CCC

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett III will try to give Clovis Community College students an insight into the culture of sports from the athlete’s perspective, according to college officials. Baskett will teach an eight-week sociology of sport course starting March 14. CCC students will earn three credits for the […]

No bull here

When my husband and I were young and just starting out, we decided to apply for a loan from a government-underwritten outfit to purchase a few cows. We had the place to run them secured and the drought was temporarily over (which is all we can ever ask for in the Southwest). We even had […]

Snow to continue throughout day

Freedom New Mexico staff Snowfall is expected to continue over the region throughout the day Thursday with accumulations of between 3 and 5 inches possible in some areas, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. In the Clovis area, schools started on time but in […]