Events Calendar Aug. 8, 2008

TodayOld Timer Weekend — Melrose, parade, country western musical, chuck wagon cook-off. Contact: Randy Leslie 714-4294.Cannon Appreciation Day — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unity Park. Open to all base personnel.Field Community Reunion — Visiting 1 p.m., program 5:30 p.m., meal 6 p.m. Field Fire Station. Information: Biatrice Hunt (505) 253-4455. SaturdayOld Timer Weekend — […]

Death of Doha Round not end of world for trade

Freedom New Mexico The final failure of the so-called Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations last month has been described as a crisis in trade policy and even in the headline to a Wall Street Journal editorial, as “the end of free trade.” There’s no question it was disappointing, but it may be that such […]

Churches should determine marriage rules

According to a local pastor, the 5.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Southern California last week was not just one of those typical seismic events that take place with some regularity in these parts. It was “(a)nother queer quake trying to get California’s attention.” Apparently, the Lord is mad about the legalization of gay marriage in […]

Greyhounds airing it out

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Eastern New Mexico University sophomore Anthony Ramos from Canyon, Texas, drops back to pass Thursday during offense drills. It was the first day of practice for the Greyhounds who are busy installing their new ‘Air-Raid’ passing game.

Elida nearing first football game

By Mickey Winfield, PNT staff writer ELIDA — At least 14 Elida boys will gather on the football practice field Monday afternoon for the first time in school history. One year after fellow Roosevelt County school Dora kicked off their first season of football with an eight-man squad, the Elida Tigers are following suit and […]

Aug. 7, 1975

• “Mission Impossible” showed on TV channel 4 ABC at 9:45 p.m. • Tastee Freeze Family Restaurant has a 40 cent sundae special on Saturday and Sunday with any dinner.

Aug. 6, 1975

• Protect shave cream regular or lime scent in an 11 ounce can is on sale for 79 cents at Portales Drug. • “Benji” plays at the Tower Theater.

Three charged in Portales home robberies

PNT Staff Report Portales police have charged three of the five suspects they say are connected with a pair of armed home invasions in Portales late last month. Jeremy Enriquez, 19, Mark Aragon, 15, and Oscar Hernandez, 16, were charged Wednesday in connection with armed home invasion robberies that occurred July 27 on South Globe […]

Local company makes most of New Mexico manufacturers’ program

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Efficiency and productivity — every business strives to improve both, and Portales’ Sunland Peanuts believe they have done just that after taking advantage of a unique state program. New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership consults existing small and medium sized manufacturing businesses on how they can work more productively through […]

Habitat for Humanity ready to build seventh home

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Habitat for Humanity of Eastern New Mexico is ready to begin work on its seventh home with a work day Saturday. According to Executive Director Joyce Davis volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. Saturday at the home site at 313 E. Kaywood in Portales to remove trees and prepare […]