Wednesday morning briefing: Pioneer parade and vampires

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Get in the parade The annual Pioneer Days Parade is just around the corner — June 5. Community organizations and business are being encouraged to be parade participants this year. Contact the Clovis/Curry County Chamber to sign up and enter a float. Question of the […]

Free advice for high school grads

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist My nieces, Marili and Anisha, will be among the Portales High School graduates on Friday night. As they modeled their graduation gowns recently, I hummed “Pomp and Circumstance.” You know, “Tahn, tahn, tahn, tahn, tahn …” and started on how “Today is the first day of the rest of your […]

At least one ‘small’ tornado spotted in Curry County

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Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County had two tornado warnings during Tuesday’s storms, but no twisters or major damage was reported. “Nothing really developed out of either warning … I think we’re OK right now,” said local Emergency Management Director Keith Wattenbarger. During the afternoon, Milnesand had lightning and a grassfire of less than an acre […]

Lieutenant governor candidates respond with essays

Primary elections are June 1 in New Mexico. The state has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrats Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz […]

Press Release: Charges filed in alleged porn bust

It’s their job: Jennifer Johnson

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Portales Municipal Schools band director Jennifer Johnson plays along with Portales High School percussion students as they practice in the school band room. She said it’s exciting to see students from different backgrounds come together and make music.

Words of wisdom: Kindergartners share thoughts on school year

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Kindergarten provides the strong foundation for education, a Portales kindergarten teacher said. “That’s where they learn their alphabet so they can read, numbers so that they can count, social skills so that they can be good citizens,” Brown Early Childhood Center teacher Lynne Walker said. Fellow teacher Erin Mitchell […]

Reader-submitted content: Groups spreading DWI message to graduating seniors

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By Marcia M. Brown As part of its ongoing prevention activities, the Portales/Roosevelt County DWI program has initiated graduation activities designed to remind graduates not to drink and drive. Such activities include collaboration with Curry County and De Baca counties to provide continuous DWI messages to graduates and other members of the community throughout the […]

AETC special duty briefing set for May 25

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Have you ever considered taking on the challenge of replenishing the ranks of Air Force as an Air Force recruiter, or molding civilians into highly motivated airman as an Air Force Military Training Instructor? How how about mentoring and guiding airman as they transition from basic military training as a […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Graduation parties and The Babe’s last blast

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Joking around: fences around graveyards Website of the day http://newmexico.org/video/index.php Visit a video library featuring scenes from New Mexico. Question of the day What is your favorite snow cone flavor? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. Grad party alternative […]

My turn: Fishing full of animal dangers

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Fishing can be down right hairy at times, especially when birds get involved. My mom wanted to take me fishing one weekend. So to keep me occupied until we could go, she brought me a fishing pole that came with plastic hooks and fish to practice with. I spent […]

Hereford to hold tennis tournament

Freedom New Mexico Hereford Schools is hosting a summer tennis tournament June 4-5 at the high school’s tennis courts. Friday play will include junior singles competition, with 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U tournaments for both genders. Saturday’s play features youth doubles, also 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U, with the age of the oldest player recognized. […]

Greyhounds add junior college forward

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has signed junior college transfer Aaron Edwards of Gardenia, Calif. to a letter-of-intent for the 2010-11 season. Edwards, a 6-foot-7, 200-pound forward, helped San Bernadino Valley College win its third consecutive Foothill Conference championship and claim its first undefeated season in conference play at […]

Monday morning briefing: Dora, video games and school promotions

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Did you know? In the 2000 census, Dora had 130 people. Among adults 25 years old and older, 75.3 percent had at least a high school diploma. For people age 15 and older, 79.8 percent were married. The median household income in 1999 was $38,333. Question of […]

May 21 -May 27 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Date Night, PG-13

May 21 -May 27 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried fish, fried shrimp and roast turkey Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Chinese cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and spaghetti Thursday: Fried chicken and meatloaf

May 21 -May 27 What's Happening

Friday End of School Bash — 3 p.m., 801 Community Center. Nine-hole shootout — 5 p.m., Whispering Winds Golf Course. Art Contest Submission deadline — 5 p.m., Community Center. Late Nighter — 9 p.m., Landing Zone.

EPCOG chair: No vote needed in firing

By Robin Fornoff: FNM content editor The chairman of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board says he exercised “executive privilege” when he fired EPCOG’s former director last fall. Richard Arguello also acknowledges there was never a vote to name Arguello as EPCOG’s interim director but said board members did not object. Details of how […]

Their view: Elections will be telling of Democratic tactics

Portales’ Sharon Faulkner regularly writes letters to the editor. Here’s her latest: “I wonder why the Democrats don’t seem to have primaries anymore? “We all know that most Democrat rank and filers are outraged at this current crop in Congress (so called) that ran as pro-faith, life, freedom, justice, etc., and have taken part in […]

U.S., Mexico talks devoid of real issues

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