Mrs. New Mexico: We all make mistakes

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor She says she wants to make a difference in the lives of others, especially little girls. “A lot of little girls don’t have a role model. I want to be that role model,” Clovis’ Noel Hunt said. And so, having sought a public spotlight and earned the Mrs. […]

Despite economy, U.S. still thrives

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist I was in Colusa, Calif., in the beautiful Northern Sacramento Valley. Farmers are worried because of the lack of snowmelt in the surrounding mountains, which furnishes their irrigation water. Drought is a serious problem in many parts of the country. In times when conservation of water is so critical, how […]

Clinton’s plan for greenhouse gases long shot

Freedom New Mexico At this week’s Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured 16 developed and developing nations that the U.S. will provide “political leadership necessary to achieve a successful outcome” at December’s U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Perhaps as a token of sincerity, she also apologized for […]

Much to be gained from prayer

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist In the midst of national trauma comes an outpouring of prayer. From Omaha Beach in World War II to Columbine, the Oklahoma City bombing and the horrendous 9/11, we need prayer more than ever. On May 7 we will pray in deep hunger for spiritual renewal. Throughout history, Americans of […]

Texas UIL meets back on track

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The University Interscholastic League has pulled a backflip. After being deluged with complaints about its decision Wednesday to cancel regional track meets amid swine flu concerns, the governing body for Texas high school athletics has rescheduled the state track meet to June 5-6 and reinstated the 20 preceding regional […]

Pastor stays active by teaching

Clyde Davis

Clyde Davis has been pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Portales since 2001 and has lived in the area since 1997. How long have you been a pastor? I was ordained in 1981 at the Pittsburg Presbyterian Seminary. Why did you choose to be a pastor? While in college studying education, I became involved with […]

Portales robotics team tops state competition

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales High School robotics team took first place Wednesday at the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement competition in Albuquerque. Portales has been competing in robotics for three years, with some success. Last month the team finished in second place in robotics in the MESA regional. Robotics teacher Jack […]

Clovis flu task force activated

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico While health officials around the world evaluate the growing number of swine flu cases, officials in Clovis are planning for the possibility of an outbreak. As of Thursday, state health officials had yet to confirm what they termed to probable swine flu cases — one each in Valencia and […]

Division III athletic director seeks to make move up to ENMU

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Dick Kaiser was asked how he’d be able to make the transition from Division III Defiance College to Division II Eastern New Mexico University. After touting his experience at the NAIA level, the longtime DC athletic director answered with 10 numbers — 317-917-6003, the membership services number for the […]

Press release: New Mexico has two more ‘probable’ swine flu cases

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that it is sending two more probable cases of swine flu to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmatory testing. The new samples are from a 14-year-old female and 15-year-old male both from Socorro County. The Department of Health previously reported […]

ENMU sports briefs

Freedom New Mexico Roberts qualifies for CNFR rodeoSTEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Kyle Roberts teamed with Jake Cobb of Weatherford (Texas) College to place second in the team roping average, after splitting first and second in the first go with a time of 5.9 seconds and winning the short go at 9.3 […]

Hounds headed for LSC tournament

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Freddy Carmona’s neck hurts a little bit. But the Eastern New Mexico University catcher won’t complain about that. Or when his bicep got hit by a foul tip. Or when he had wrist problems. Tough to complain when first baseman/pitcher Seth Clabaugh lost teeth when he collided with a […]

County set to recieve DWI program grant

The Portales/Roosevelt County DWI Program is receiving a grant of close to $126,000 from the state. Program coordinator Marcia Brown said the money comes from a tax on liquor and must be spent on DWI prevention and education. The program receives the grant yearly, but amounts vary. The money pays for screening DWI offenders, probation […]

Cannon airman, Farwell woman killed in car crash

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Freedom New Mexico A car crash near Weatherford, Okla., has claimed the lives of a Cannon AFB airman and his 18-year-old passenger from Farwell. The victims are Airman 1st Class Andrew Arnett, 19, and his 18-year-old passenger Christy Thatcher. Officials at Cannon confirmed they died April 23 in a one-car rollover on Interstate 40 just […]

Swine flu concern postpones Texas athletic tournaments

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico West Texas athletes may not have swine flu, but mounting concern about the illness may keep them from competing in state finals. The University Interscholastic League, the governing body of Texas high school athletics, announced Wednesday that all athletic events are postponed until May 11. The order is an […]

Business feature: Rubber stamp kit spurs business

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Clyde Powell and Doug Lynch operate Sport Lab. They make a variety of items for people to wear, treasure or display. A bit of history: Powell got started in 1968 processing black and white film of football and basketball at Farwell High School when the athletic director asked him […]

Cultural Arts Series to end with ballet, folklore

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Freedom New Mexico Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a visual fiesta of culture and folklore at Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. This cultural event marks the final performance of Clovis Community College’s 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series. Founded in 1985 by Maestro Hugo Betancourt, Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz makes […]

May 1, 1968

Norbert Zimmer, head of the New Mexico State Highway Department, announced that the department would begin a 10-day traffic study in Portales. The study would be conducted through interviews of travelers on in-bound and out-bound highways of the city. The interviews would be about the origin and destination of the drivers’ trips and their general […]

April 30, 1955

John Burroughs was named Roosevelt County Democratic chairman after former chairman John Joe Wilkinson was appointed assistant to state Democratic chairman Tom Brown of Artesia. During Brown’s illness, Wilkinson would be in charge of the party’s state affairs.

Advice would still ring true today

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico Greg Southard doesn’t have to guess what his father the editor might say if he’d been here Tuesday to award the annual Bill Southard Scholarship to a communications student at Eastern New Mexico University. “Since I worked at the paper for him as a kid, I know […]