ENMU-WT baseball capsule

Freedom New Mexico West Texas A&M at ENMUWhen: Lone Star Conference doubleheaders at 4 p.m. today and 1 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Greyhound Field, PortalesRecords: West Texas A&M 19-30 (12-26 LSC), ENMU 25-25 (20-20).Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 for all four games.Last meeting: ENMU swept a four-game series from the Buffaloes at Canyon, Texas, to end the 2008 season.At […]

Zias’ Thompson, Cruickshank make All-LSC South

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior center fielder Laura Thompson and junior first baseman-pitcher Kristen Cruickshank represented Eastern New Mexico University on the All-Lone Star Conference South Division softball team, released Thursday by the conference office. Two Zias were chosen for honorable mention — junior second baseman Rebecca Quinones and junior right fielder Alex […]

Baskett re-signs with Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles signed wide receiver Hank Baskett to a one-year deal on Thursday. Terms of the deal with the restricted free agent weren’t disclosed. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High grad, had a career-high 33 catches for 440 yards and three touchdowns last season. He originally joined the Eagles in 2006 in a […]

Day trip: Albuquerque museum houses meteorites

Courtesy of the UNM Meteorite Museum A pallasites meteor from Imilac, Chile, is on display at the University of New Mexico Meteorite Museum. Place: Meteorite and Geology Museums, University of New Mexico Institute of Meteoritics Location: The University of New Mexico Northrop Hall, 200 Yale NE, Albuquerque. The museums are 217 miles, or roughly a […]

April 24 -April 30 What's Happening

Friday Karaoke Friday — 9 p.m., The Drop Zone. CSC Golf Tournament — 11 a.m. Whispering Winds Golf Course. Information: Penny, 791-8391. Discover Home Travel Fair — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Landing. Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Creative writing contest — Community Center. Entries due today Theme will […]

April 24 Cannon Community

Volunteers needed — Volunteers are needed to assist with track and field practice for the Special Olympics on Tuesdays through May 12. Practices are held at the Yucca Jr. High School track on the corner of 14th and Sycamore streets in Clovis from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Information: 356-5120, 763-6273 or 799-1125. School townhall […]

Students to display artworks

PNT Staff Report The Portales Municipal Schools District Art Show is set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Portales High School cafeteria. The show features the artwork of pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students. There is no admission charge for the come-and-go event, and refreshments are to be served.

Smoking cessation help offered

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Smoking cessation has a 90 percent success rate of people quitting smoking or reducing the amount they smoke. The free program is sponsored by Roosevelt General Hospital, and the Amercian Lung Association, and gives clients a chance to change their lives by being smoke-free. The eight-week course is held […]

Melrose FFA students top state competition

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer For the first time in 30 years, Melrose FFA has topped 74 FFA chapters from around New Mexico with their agriculture-related evaluation skills. Twenty-three Melrose students won the 2009 New Mexico FFA Production Sweepstakes at the state Career Development Competition April 1-3 in Las Cruces. Dora FFA came in […]

Cannon commander leaving

CNJ staff The 27th Special Operations Wing will have its second commander May 27. That’s the day Col. Tim Leahy is set to leave Cannon Air Force Base. His replacement will be Col. Stephen Clark. Leahy has been at Cannon since Oct. 1 2007, as the base went from Air Combat Command to Special Operations […]

Cannon commander leaving

Freedom New Mexico The 27th Special Operations Wing will have its second commander May 27. That’s the day Col. Tim Leahy is set to leave Cannon Air Force Base. His replacement will be Col. Stephen Clark. Leahy has been at Cannon since Oct. 1 2007, as the base went from Air Combat Command to Special […]

Portales retiree spends time volunteering

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Steve Tuttle is a retired resident of Portales. Why type of volunteering work do you do? Donna, my wife, and I do a lot of volunteer work for Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. We are part of the comittee that plans the Ag Expo every year. We help set up, work and tear down everything […]

Many lessons to be learned from students

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist I still have tears at the beginning of school and the ending each May. A teacher and student have a bond neither can forget. My students will always be my “babies.” With another school year ending, I am reminded of the many blessings I have received from my teaching career. […]

Government bullied banks into TARP funds

Freedom New Mexico A few smaller banks have begun to repay money loaned to them under the Troubled Assets Relief Program begun with $700 billion in October when the depth of the financial crisis became apparent, and the government decided some troubled financial institutions were “too big to fail.” But interestingly, repayment is not just […]

Librarian has life-long passion for books

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Marilyn Belcher, Clovis-Carver Public Library director, has been working in libraries since high school. She grew up helping her mother run the Elida Public Library. Then, in high school and college, she worked at both those libraries. Working in libraries is the only work she’s ever done, and she likes it that way. Interdepartmental work: […]

Portales police seek school purse thief

PNT Staff Report Steiner Elementary School was locked down Wednesday for 20 minutes after a man walked into the secretary’s office and stole her purse, according to Portales police. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said around 9:30 a.m., a man entered the school when the secretary wasn’t in her office. “The guy walked around and stole […]

Ban against speaking out not far off

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist In a series of articles on climate change, the villain is gradually being identified as — you should have guessed it — freedom of thought. Jon Gertner of The New York Times Magazine wrote recently that “What makes CRED’s work (the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions) especially relevant … […]

Editorial: Government bullied banks into TARP funds

A few smaller banks have begun to repay money loaned to them under the Troubled Assets Relief Program begun with $700 billion in October when the depth of the financial crisis became apparent, and the government decided some troubled financial institutions were “too big to fail.” But interestingly, repayment is not just a matter of […]

Veterans Association seeks members

Freedom New Mexico The USS Columbus Veterans Association is inviting shipmates who served on the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944-1976 and the USS Columbus (SSN-762) past and present to share memories and mingle. A reunion is set for Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 at Holiday Inn Select in Nashville, Tenn. Information: Allen R. HOpe at […]

Public invited to career fair

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is staging a career fair from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Campus Union Building Ballroom. It is open to the public. Participants can explore job opportunities and interview with local, regional and national employers, as well as graduate schools. They should bring multiple copies of […]