10/11 Police blotter

PNT staff A sampling of calls received by the Portales Police Department from Oct. 5-8: Oct. 5 • 4:29 a.m., caller at 100 block of Yucca Drive said she was hearing things on her roof. No incident report filed. • 5:48 p.m., caller reported a young boy was hitchhiking in the area near U.S. Highway […]

Church fiesta attendees brave chilly weather

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The chilly October air kept some of the crowd from the St. Helen Catholic Church Fiesta on Saturday. But brave souls who ventured out got a chance at plenty of food, games, rides and music for the fiesta. Today is the fiesta’s final day. “It started off slow this […]

Doctor: Tamiflu not for all flu cases

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Anti-viral medication like Tamiflu may limit flu symptoms, but it’s not for every situation. Dr. Bert Wofford of Roosevelt General Hospital said he prescribes Tamiflu for patients who test positive for the flu, or who have flu-like symptoms along with a high risk for complications or exposure to someone […]

Hunter education course set

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Game and Fish will be conducting a Hunter Education class. The class is three sessions and all sessions must be attended. Class dates and times are: From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Classes are at Clovis Community College, Room […]

Festival offers quilted ‘eye candy’

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By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Nell Hardin of Arch has pieced together 28 quilts for her 28 great grandchildren since January 2008. With another great grandchild on the way, she says she’ll have to make another quilt. Hardin is one of the more than 50 quilters and quilting groups displaying and competing with about […]

Landmarks languish in limbo

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The excitement is almost tangible when some locals talk about rebuilding the oldest, grandest hotels in Clovis and Portales. But if hope puts gleam in the eyes, reality often provides the floaters. Still, those with the dream press on. “I’m not concerned,” said Robyne Beaubien, executive director of Clovis […]

Hounds wary of struggling WT

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico and West Texas A&M battle each football season for the Wagon Wheel. The traveling trophy, a large wagon wheel, is placed atop a hill adjacent to the field at either Greyhound Stadium or Kimbrough Stadium. When the Greyhounds win, as they’ve done 11 times in the […]

Friday prep football scoreboard — Oct. 9

Class 5A Clovis 26, Eldorado 14 Class 2A Tucumcari 21, Dexter 20 Class 1A Fort Sumner 19, Jal 18 8-man Melrose 64, Mountainair 8 Springer 12, Floyd 8 Logan 90, Valley Chrisitan 14 6-man Elida 59, House 12 Hondo 36, Dora 0 Texas Nazareth 43, Bovina 42 Muleshoe 46, Floydada 14 Go to enmvarsity.com for […]

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (AP) — President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to build momentum behind his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism. Obama said he was surprised and deeply humbled by the honor, and […]

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (AP) — President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to build momentum behind his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism. Obama said he was surprised and deeply humbled by the honor, and […]

Former DA arrested for domestic assault

Freedom New Mexico Former District Attorney Randall Harris was arrested Wednesday night for domestic assault after his wife told police he threatened her and pushed her into a door. Harris, 48, was released on a $1,500 personal recognizance bond, court records show. According to an arrest warrant filed in Curry County Magistrate Court, Harris assaulted […]

Ramifications for all options in Afghanistan

Freedom Newspapers Based on statements from various officials, it seems our preferred approach to Afghanistan — pulling out most U.S. military forces from that country and focusing on al-Qaida, which is not operating in Afghanistan and is unlikely to secure a “safe haven” in Afghanistan however the struggle there turns out, especially if the U.S. […]

Animal flatulence data full of hot air

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist Food, clothing and shelter are the basic essentials of life. From the earliest caveman to modern soccer mom, from the Palestinian refugee to the Katrina victim, first on the list is always something to eat, something to wear, and someplace to live. Food is first on the list because it […]

Workplace romance hinders ethics

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist With David Letterman — just as with Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky — the problem is that he is the boss. He’s the top banana who wields considerable clout with the rest of those on the team. For their employees to say no to them is obviously somewhat difficult and […]

Zias fall short against Bronchos

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team was relatively competitive, but the Zias couldn’t break into the Lone Star Conference win column Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. ENMU (5-15, 0-4 LSC) led late in the first and third games of the match, but the Bronchos held on to notch a 27-25, 25-20, 25-23 […]

Charity event raises more than $3,000 for United Way of Eastern New Mexico

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Live United on the Square block party raised more than $3,000 for United Way of Eastern New Mexico and drew about 200 people Thursday evening, organizers estimated. Organizer Karen Inge of Valley Furniture hopes to hold it again next year, only earlier in the year to avoid the […]

Baptist Children’s Home food drive under way

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Fall means an outpouring of help from churches all over the state for the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. For the Fall Food Shower, the home sends lists of needed items to each of the 13 Baptist church associations in the state. Administrator Geraldine Dooley said the Fall Food […]

Appreciation for preachers should be shown

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist October has been designated to honor our ministers. Of course, we honor our preachers every day, but we are asked to specifically honor them during the month of October. Have you ever thought how sad it would be without these wonderful people who help us through trials and problems? Ministers […]

RGH sets up flu screening unit

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer High numbers of patients with flu-like symptoms and concern about the H1N1 virus have prompted Roosevelt General Hospital to set up a special triage unit in the parking lot. A spokesperson for the Portales hospital said the unit that started functioning Thursday is an attempt to separate possible flu […]

Getting to know: Retiree keeps busy with volunteer work

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Sharon Davis of Roosevelt County may have retired from the retail furniture business, but she keeps busy with a multitude of volunteer activities. Davis and her friend Joyce Cone started the Zia Moms program, which supports the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Davis has taught Sunday school since she was 18 years old. […]