Commentary: 27th SOW marks first birthday, new direction

Courtesy photo Col. Timothy Leahy is the 27th Special Operations Wing commander. By Col. Timothy Leahy: 27th SOW commander At its first combat wing dining out Sept. 18, the 27th Special Operations Wing celebrated a couple of important dates that have directly contributed to establishing Cannon Air Force Base and determining the mission we support […]

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Tropic Thunder, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — Tropic Thunder, R 7 p.m. — Star Wars: The Clone Wars, PG Sunday 4 p.m. — Star Wars: The Clone Wars, PG 7 p.m. — Death Race, R

Sept. 26, 2008 Cannon Community

Cannon reclamation project — As work is being done on much of the base housing, many items being replaced, such as appliances and cabinets, are donated to local charities. Volunteers are needed to unload the from the contractors’ trucks at the Curry County Fairgrounds. For information, contact Marge Rhode at 575-359-1344. Enrichment program — The […]

Altrusa event features new, remodeled homes

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Organizers say the annual Altrusa Home Tour has become a social event, attracting around 500 people. This year’s tour, scheduled for Sunday, features five homes, some new and some remodeled. “We just have nice people who volunteer their homes,” said Frankye King, home tour co-chair. The main attraction this […]

Fraternity runs to help military families

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Members of the Eastern New Mexico University chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity helped raise $10,000 to support injured military personnel and their families. A total of 120 members from three chapters of the fraternity participated in the three-day, 321-mile run to benefit the national Fisher HouseFoundation. The Fisher […]

Area residents react to bailout discussion

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Residents agree presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain should get to work on a potential solution to the country’s recent economic meltdown. Citizens are divided on whether Sen. McCain should have suspended his campaign to do it. “I think it’s about time for them to both step up […]

Local Briefs Sept. 25

PNT Staff Reports National Day of Action slated The city of Portales is encouraging citizens and local groups particpate in community service projects for National Day of Action on Saturday.

Report: Escaped inmates stole key

CLOVIS — Inmates who escaped from the Curry County jail last month likely took a key left in the lock of a door to an area housing pipes without officers who were working on a plumbing repair noticing, according to a report by the district attorney’s office. District Attorney Matt Chandler previously said authorities were […]

Zias rally for win at home

Freedom New Mexico Freshman Jessica King posted 17 kills and three block solos while senior Nicole Vanderploeg and sophomore Veronica Valdez had double-doubles Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico University rallied from a 2-1 deficit to upend Wayland Baptist at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (5-11), which lost earlier this month in five games at Wayland, dominated […]

Doctor back at work after arrest

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By Thomas Garcia, Freedom New Mexico A Portales doctor is back to practicing medicine following Thursday’s narcotics trafficking arrest in Belen. Patricia Green, 54, was working Tuesday at the Sparrow Family Medical Clinic at 1500 South Ave. D in Portales. She is accused of trafficking a controlled substance, methadone, in Roosevelt County. Green is charged […]

MainStreet seeks city council’s permission for Beer and Nut festival

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The Portales City Council is considering approval of a resolution that will allow a downtown Beer and Nut festival. The topic was discussed at Tuesday’s City Council meeting and will come back at the Oct. 7 meeting. The MainStreet Program requested permission to use the Farmers Market property at […]

ENMU Briefs, Sept. 24

Storyteller to share Hispanic talesHispanic Affairs at Eastern New Mexico University and the New Mexico Humanities Council are sponsoring Paulette Atencio, a professional bilingual storyteller and publisher of authentic stories, to share some traditional northern New Mexico stories that she heard growing up while living in Pe

Floyd News, Sept. 24

TransitionsBirthdays and AnniversariesWednesday — Fred PattersonFriday — Christy Rippee Gainer; Chek RippeeMonday — Cress Harvey Upcoming EventsSeniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. See Sunday’s PNT for Floyd school news.

Financial rescue plan must not allow undue risk

Freedom Communications Last week the financial industry was exposed as much more vulnerable to what might have seemed like ephemeral economic developments than almost anybody — including most in the industry — imagined. The supposedly wise people of Washington are huddling to come up with a plan to “stabilize” the markets that will undoubtedly cost […]

Baseball’s Griffey still scores with fans

Kevin Wilson The Kid could do no wrong. For baseball fans who grew up in the 1990s, Ken Griffey Jr. was the best baseball player in the world. He homered in his first major league at-bat, and followed with numbers so prolific you wondered when, not if, he’d pass Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. Griffey […]

Sept. 26, 1965

El Llano Archaeology Society opened an exhibit at the Portales National Bank displaying spear points, knives and other artifacts found at

Sept. 25, 1956

“They Won’t Forget,” starring

Sept. 24, 1942

Mrs. Walker Hubbard, matron of a local children’s home, was the guest speaker at the Women’s Missionary Society of the First Baptist Church meeting, stressing the value a “women has in preparing her children to meet the problems of the world in the future.”

Sept. 23, 1956

Portales Drug ran an ad in the Portales Daily News, advertising a new lipstick that “won’t come off on cigarettes!”

Greyhound cowboys claim third place

Freedom New Mexico Junior cowboy Cole Jackson helped the Eastern New Mexico Greyhound rodeo team secure a third place finish at the weekend’s College Daze Rodeo at Portales’ Lewis Cooper Arena. “Really and truly, I thought the boys team had a good rodeo,” first-year ENMU rodeo coach Albert Finn said. West Texas College took first […]