Feb. 6 Cannon Community

Prayer Breakfast — The 2009 National Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m., Feb. 19 at The Landing. The guest speaker this year is the Air Force Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Cecil Richardson. The event is open to airmen and their families Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by […]

Feb. 6 -Feb. 12 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked and fried fish Monday: Oriental cuisine Tuesday: Salisbury steak and fried chicken Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: Mexican cuisine Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Closed Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak The End Zone 11 a.m.: Friday: Shrimp chef salad […]

Feb. 6 -Feb. 8 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Valkyrie, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — Valkyrie, PG-13 7 p.m. — Marley & Me, PG Sunday 4 p.m. — Marley & Me, PG 7 p.m. — Valkyrie, PG-13

Feb. 6 -Feb. 12 What's Happening

Friday First Friday event — 5 p.m., The Landing. Event includes dinner and entertainment. Latino Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The End Zone. Scotch Doubles Tournament — 7 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Low average bowls first, second member picks up spare. Garage sale — 8 a.m., La Casa Senior Center, 1120 Cameo Street. Table rentals available. […]

Zias drop pair at St. Mary’s Classic

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — St. Mary’s Chelsea Wenske belted a one-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh Thursday to lift the Rattlers past Eastern New Mexico University 6-4 in the season-opening St. Mary’s Classic. Earlier in the day, the Zias lost to Rollins College 7-1. ENMU faces Incarnate Word and Florida-based […]

Left not true to values it embraces

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I recently decided to check out “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart, given that it is a popular left-of-center offering totally devoted to Barack Obama and virulently contemptuous of the American Right. Sure enough one segment featured a stream of clips and stills of various Right wing luminaries, […]

Star athletes don’t belong on pedestal

Freedom New Mexico Just a few months after everybody was celebrating swimmer Michael Phelps for his Olympic feats, the world is abuzz over a photo of Phelps apparently inhaling from a water pipe that’s commonly used for marijuana. Among the many debates are how this incident affects his status as a role model, and what […]

Report shows assault, theft rates increase

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Assault and theft rates were up this year in Portales, but the crime rate is still lower than most communities, according to city police. At Thursday’s Portales City Council meeting, Police Chief Jim Gill and Capt. Lonnie Berry presented their department’s report for 2008. According to department records, there […]

County readies for annual Ag Expo

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Two days, 400 vendors, two animal trainers and no admission charge — and it’s all headed to the Ag Expo this year. The annual show of new agricultural technology, among other things, is set for Feb. 24-25 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. “I think the Ag Expo is a […]

Audio webcasts popular among lawmakers in poll

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican Audio webcasts from the House floor could begin as soon as today, a move that appears popular with lawmakers who responded to an informal survey by The New Mexican. Twenty of the 21 legislators who took part in the poll said they support webcasting from the floor and committee […]

Study: Campaign bucks oil policy wheels

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Political contributions from the oil and gas industry might translate into friendly legislation for that industry, according to a new study by Common Cause New Mexico. The report, titled “Connecting the Dots: The Oil and Gas Industry’s Influence on New Mexico Politics,” says oil and gas interests have contributed […]

State workers’ union not pushing pay issue

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican State-employee union members are counting their blessings that New Mexico hasn’t seen layoffs and furloughs of government workers like so many other states this year. As a nod to the tough economic times, they’ve agreed to take a zero percent pay raise through the end of the 2010 fiscal […]

Congress delays DTV conversion

Television viewers who haven’t purchased a digital converter box yet can breathe a sigh of relief thanks to a congressional act extending the transition. But Clovis viewers will probably get only a handful of digital signals when the switch does happen. And that means buying special convertor boxes to continue receiving free network TV across […]

It’s their job: Tana Prewitt

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Name: Tana Prewitt Job: Hairstylist at Trends Hair Salon Background: Prewitt was raised and graduated from high school in Portales, after which she attended Clovis Community College for her licence. Time on job: One year What does your job entail? I cut and style hair. I pretty much do whatever my customers tell me to […]

Failure impossible with God in your life

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist Does life ever seem to be one battle after another? Do you manage to survive one hurdle only to be confronted by another one? Welcome to the club. In this life we have resistance. If we never resisted anything, life could be rather dull. If no problems existed on […]

Music department set for production

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Freedom New Mexico The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present the operetta Die Fledermaus in the Campus Union Ballroom with a dinner this weekend. The performance is directed by Jeannie Ornellas, ENMU music professor. The cast features new assistant professor of voice Jason Vest as the rejected suitor Alfred, […]

Zias seek turnaround

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Samantha Davis was part of a successful high school softball program at Piedra Vista, winning back-to-back Class 4A state championships her junior and senior years. She figured she’d had enough softball at that point, passing on a chance to play at Eastern New Mexico University last year and instead […]

Greyhounds drop eighth straight

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds scored 21 points in the first 10 minutes of the second half, which was six more points than they scored in the entire first half. The result was a 69-47 Lone Star Conference South loss Wednesday at rival West Texas A&M, the Hounds’ […]

Egolf proposes tax districts for solar loans

By Staci Matlock: The New Mexican New Mexico homeowners could get loans for solar electricity systems and pay back the money through their property taxes under a bill introduced Tuesday by Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe. House Bill 572 would allow counties to establish special assessment districts for solar-energy improvements. Egolf thinks it is the […]

Scandals, suspicions spark legislation

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican State Land Commissioner Pat Lyons said Wednesday morning that he’s backing legislation that would rein in the governor’s control over the state Investment Council, which manages New Mexico’s multi-billion-dollar permanent funds. Later in the day, a trio of Democratic lawmakers from the Las Cruces area announced that they’re introducing […]