Area stores find shoplifting at normal rate

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The recession may have shoplifting on the rise nationally, but this holiday season Clovis and Portales appear to be bucking the trend. Local merchants and Clovis Police said they are nabbing fewer folks with sticky fingers these days. The Clovis Police Department reported 32 shoplifting cases from Black Friday […]

Rodeo royalty

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico correspondent Locally, Wilma Fulgham is known for her constant supervision over

Room changes featured on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on creating different looks in a room, promoting the Feng Shui environment in the home and making an activity center for any age of child will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” Tuesday at noon and Saturday at 2 p.m. Lacy Roberts is the visual coordinator for Haverty’s […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Engagements

Swann-Wilkerson Sam and Brenda Swann of Albuquerque announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stephenie Rae Swann of Las Cruces to Dane Travis Wilkerson of Portales. He is the son of Dwayne and Tammie Wilkerson. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. January 3, 2009 at Calvary Baptist Church in Las Cruces. […]

Dec. 28, 2008 Library News

Tuesday, at 4 p.m., there will be a teen book discussion group.

Dec. 28, 2008 Honors

Knudson Caroline Anne Knudson of Portales has received the Denison Scholarship from Kansas State University for the 2008-2009 academic year. Also, Cory Alexander Young of Clovis was awarded the M.A. Durland, Engineering and Honors scholarships. Caitlyn Marisa Romero of Tucumcari obtained awards from the Agricultural Enhancement Fund and William and Melissa Harold Memorial Scholarship. In […]

Dec. 28, 2008 CSC Menu

Monday – Hamburger mac, corn, salad, apricot cobblerTuesday – Ham and beans, okra, tomatoes and green chile, cornbread, chocolate cakeWednesday – Chicken n’ rice, California veggies, crackers, apples

Winter driving key: Slow down

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico he key to traveling safely in a winter weather is slowing down. New Mexico State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said drivers don’t realize that slick roads require they leave more space between themselves and other drivers on the road. “It is extremely important to slow down. Giving yourself more […]

Tucumcari man “very, very lucky” to survive train accident

Freedom New Mexico A Tucumcari man who was hit by a train two weeks ago says he “didn’t see the darn train,” and that he’s a very lucky man. “The doctors and everybody say I am very, very lucky,” said Isaac Pacheco, Jr., 46. Pacheco who is at Northwest Hospital in Amarillo was interviewed by […]

Mayor’s New Year’s Eve ball coming up

By Jenna DeWitt: Freedom New Mexico This New Year’s Eve is a black tie affair for Clovis at the Mayor’s New Year’s Eve Ball.

Have hope in the new year

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist Despite New Year’s resolutions, a New Year does give an opportunity to start over. What is past is just that … past. Time wasted in reliving the past and time worrying about the future is counterproductive and a lesson in futility to say the least. God meets you where you […]

Christmas on the house

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By Clarence Plnk: PNT Staff Writer Families breaking bread during the holidays has been a tradition for centuries. They sit around a table enjoying each other’s company and are grateful for their blessings. Another tradition took place in Portales on Christmas Day at El Ranchos Restaurant as the Garcia Family served lunch to the community. […]

Isler back on local hardwood

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico To this day, former Clovis High guard Jaden Isler doesn’t know what caused him to collapse on March 27 while watching a Lady Wildcats softball game in Canyon, Texas. His heart stopped for a time and he was revived at the site with CPR. Isler, who earlier that day […]

Playoff chances look slim in Baskett’s best season

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By Jon Marks: FNM Correspondent Helplessly, Hank Baskett watched the Philadelphia Eagles season likely unravel this past Sunday. Unable to do a thing to prevent it, he witnessed the potential thrill of victory and a

Dry season could leave farmers’ wallets lighter

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A dry winter, on top of a dry year, is leaving some area farmers worried and some just waiting to see what happens. Elida dryland farmer Greg Burris estimated that his crops have received much less than half of what is considered normal precipitation this winter. In the fall, […]

It’s Their Job: Wanda Graham

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Name: Wanda Graham Job: Owner/broker of Kiva Realty Background: Born and raised in Santa Fe, Graham came to Portales to attend college at Eastern New Mexico University, where she was hired after graduating. She has lived in the Portales area since. Time on job: Three years What does your job entail? We get to help […]

Feds double up on bad financial hand

Freedom New Mexico This month’s announcement by the Federal Reserve Board that it has cut its benchmark overnight federal funds rate, the rate at which banks lend to one another, to a “target range” of between one-quarter percent and zero is both an acknowledgment of reality and a sign of panic. Since banks, even in […]

Police standoff ends without incident in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico A standoff

Two arrested on gift card theft charges

Freedom New Mexico A Quay County mother and daughter were arrested on Christmas eve, accused of stealing Christmas gift cards intended for foster children. The cards were purchased and donated by a local church, according to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Jennifer Dominguez, 24, of Tucumcari, was charged with larceny and tampering […]

2008 starts small, ends big

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The first 11 months saw a rather pedestrian year on the sports fields and courts of Roosevelt County — but a historic December to remember made 2008 a very special year. The year began with a surprising run to the New Mexico Class 3A state baseball championship game at […]