Halloween hijinks

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Police checking similar robberies

Resident reports sign burning

Freedom New Mexico

Club Notes Nov. 2

RGH Auxiliary The Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary met Sept. 14 at Golden Acres with 36 members attending. Steve North from the District Attorney’s office spoke about the Newman Project. Some members signed up to have their homes evaluated for safety.Hour bars were presented to Mary Kay Kalin for 100 hours; to Carl Britton Sr., Billie […]

Elida School News Nov. 2

Red Ribbon Week observed Elida Schools celebrated Red Ribbon Week, a program to present a unified and visible commitment towards a drug-free America, from Oct. 20-24. Mrs. Criswell’s fifth grade class won the door decorating contest. Mrs. Daugherty’s first grade class was second in the contest. Students also participated in a poster contest, a skit […]

PJHS News Nov. 2

Red Ribbon Week observed at school Almost every student and all teachers have seen the devastation that illegal drug use has on students, and last week Counselor Matt Alvarado led activities to promote positive lifestyles for students. Students participated each day in different activities, and Friday they met in the gym for a presentation from […]

PHS News Nov. 2

Basketball starts Monday The 2008-2009 PHS boys and girls basketball season officially begins this week. Varsity, junior varsity and freshman squads start practices and workouts Monday. The PHS varsity and junior varsity boys open up the season against Roswell High School on Dec. 9 in Roswell. The varsity and junior varsity girls open the season […]

Engagement: Gilman-Dodd

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Ralph and Lynelle Gilman of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Gilman of Fort Worth, Texas, to Bud Dodd of Fort Worth, son of Freda Dodd and the late Don Dodd of Wink, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Nov. 15, 2008, at South Side Church of […]

Creative Living Nov. 2

Information on power sorting in scrapbooking, coping with communication apprehension and making spectacular stitches will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Creative Memories independent consultant Debbie Sorensen from Carlsbad will explain how to power sort when scrapbooking. She suggests organizing items in one place, choose a […]

Southeastern Okla. sweeps Zias

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Lunden Azuara had 16 kills and Southeastern Oklahoma cruised to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-14 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night. The Savage Storm (19-11, 5-5 LSC) dominated the first and third games against the Zias, opening a 9-1 lead in both sets. ENMU […]

Readers weigh in on coming elections

Obama campaign damaging to America I am a proud American. I believe in God, family and country. Our country was founded on these principles and provided us with freedom and the liberty to choose the path we desire to follow. Here in our area we have wonderful people who love and care for each other […]

Casting vote on election day only half of job

Freedom New Mexico We get up early, take time off work or set out after we’ve punched the clock. We stand in line. Soon after that — depending on the line, of course — the big moment arrives. But getting to the voting booth is only half the story. Once we’re there, things truly get […]

Lujan talks alternative energy

Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — Investing in alternative energy will not only reduce the country’s need for foreign oil, but will also provide an alternative revenue stream for farmers, according to Ben Lujan, the Democratic candidate for the 3rd Congressional District. Lujan spoke to more than two dozen eastern New Mexico farmers and ranchers Thursday […]

It’s their job: Colby Morgan, school resource officer

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Name: Colby Morgan Job: School resource officer for Portales Police Department Background: Morgan was raised in Northern Colorado but moved to Amarillo where he began his law enforcement career. In 2004, he moved to Portales and is now studying criminal justice and business at ENMU. Time on job: Almost 5 years What does your job […]

Savage Storm make quick work of Zias

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Lunden Azuara had 16 kills and Southeastern Oklahoma cruised to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-14 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night. The Savage Storm (19-11, 5-5 LSC) dominated the first and third games against the Zias, opening a 9-1 lead in both sets. ENMU […]

Saturday last day for early voting

The Roosevelt County Clerk’s office and Portales Public Library will be open for early voting from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. This will be the final day of early voting.Information: 356-8562.

Religious belief influences voting choices

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Religious belief likely plays a part in the way people vote, area religious leaders say. And though church leaders say they don’t endorse candidates, they encourage their congregations to vote based on Biblical principles. Allen McAlister, senior pastor of Central Baptist Church in Clovis, said church leaders encourage the […]

Clovis animal shelter closes black cat adoptions

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By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Black cats in Clovis get a holiday, too. Animal Control Supervisor Louisa Maestas said black cats are not available for adoption until Monday, after Halloween has passed. The intention is to protect them from abuse in connection with Halloween, Maestas said. Interest in black cats perks up around Halloween, […]

Every vote an exercise in preserving liberty

By Joan Clayton Edmund Burke, a British statesman, has been reported as saying, “For evil to triumph, it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.” Your vote is important. It is a privilege and a way to express your rights. Many Americans have given their lives for this privilege. Because of these brave […]

Business feature: Store owner creates environment for expression

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Nicole Thompson said she opened her specialty imports store “Purple Myst” in Portales to provide residents with a slice of culture and the unique. Been there myself: Thompson said she always had to drive out of town to buy imported items.“My idea was that I was tired of having […]