Candidate profiles: Roosevelt County Commission — District 5

The following candidates are seeking their political party’s nomination for the Roosevelt County District 5 Commission seat. District 5 covers the panhandle of Roosevelt County and the Floyd area to the west edge of Portales. Each of the candidates was asked the same set of questions.

Caring at core of teaching

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist Another school year is drawing to a close. Another crop of new graduates, preparing to enter either the world of work, the world of college, or the world of the military — in many cases, more than one of the above worlds. Another two-plus month break for educators, in the […]

Contrasts prevalent in scenery

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist On a recent daytrip I went in search of photos and was struck by the multitude of contrasts in our eastern New Mexico landscape. We hadn’t done it in a long time so last Sunday my wife and I packed a picnic lunch and two cabin fever fraught dogs for […]

Police Blotter — May 2

The following is a sampling of calls that were made to police dispatch from Wednesday through Friday. Wednesday • At 12:40 a.m. in the 900 block of East Canadian, an officer requested a case number for auto burglary. • At 1:21 a.m. a caller in the 1000 block of West University requested an officer in […]

Our people: Life in development

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Bio Name: Nathan McCreery Birthdate: January 28, 1948 Hometown: La Junta, Colo. Profession: Photographer Family: Wife Virginia of 38 years, a son and his wife, and their two children.

Volunteer profile: Mark Dillard

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Name: Mark Dillard Residence: Portales Occupation: Florist at Joe’s Flower Volunteer work: Since 1983, Dillard has been calling the elderly and others in the community as a personal ministry. He sings with the First Baptist Church choir. Dillard has also volunteered at Heartland Continuing Care Center since 1985. Why he does it: Dillard says it’s […]

Their view: Committed to county’s success

Committed to county’s success New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. Scott Burton is a Republican candidate for Roosevelt County Commission District 4. He’s running against David Craig and Nancy Gentry. Here’s what Burton had to say when we asked about his qualifications for the job: After marrying Tawnya Burris, I’ve enjoyed residing in Roosevelt […]

Time to end double taxation on Americans

Freedom New Mexico This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register.

Catch and release

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Fluttering wings, exclamations of delight and one third-grade girl’s remark of, “They grow up too fast,” accompanied a release of butterflies by one James Elementary School class Friday. All of the school’s 26 second- and third-grade classes participate in the Earth’s Birthday Project, which allows students to watch live […]

My turn: Just call me ‘The Rave’

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By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico Baseball is by far my favorite sport. One reason is because baseball players have great nicknames. Mike Hargrove, who grew up in the Texas Panhandle, was known as the “Human Rain Delay” because he spent so much time out of the batter’s box between pitches. Willie Mays […]