Ticket feature: Families have weekend choice of comedy, monster trucks

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Freedom New Mexico Between monster trucks and clean Christian comedy, there’s something for just about everyone in Clovis this weekend. Friday at 7 p.m. Upstage Comedians will be held in the Marshall Middle School auditorium. The show is clean, family friendly comedy, according to promoter Kevin Shaw. Shaw said performers Darryl “D Lo” Hutchins, Ronald […]

Students learn about cultures through dance

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students entertained and taught their families about the history of the dances Wednesday at James Elementary School as part of Festival Primavera. Some 55 students performed regional dances from Mexico as a part of the dual language program at the school. The students covered Mexican, American and other national […]

Thursday morning briefing: Supercomputers, vacations and blue jeans

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Super doings Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a tele-conference with Gov. . Bill Richardson as a supercomputer demonstration. The supercomputer is in the New Mexico Computing Applications Center in Albuquerque. The demonstration is 10 a.m. Wednesday at ENMU’s University Computer Center. Open to anyone. Website […]

ENMU seeking to establish solar array

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer With a possible new solar array, Eastern New Mexico University is looking to benefit the environment and save money on electricity. Vice President of Business Affairs Scott Smart said he has put out a request for proposals to construct a solar array on vacant land on Cherry Street near […]

My Turn: The non-confrontational taste of peanut butter

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer I’ll eat (almost) any food once. So, when I collected interesting suggestions for “beyond jelly” peanut butter sandwiches, I tried most. And took notes. (I know you’re laughing at me.) I concluded that peanut butter has a non-confrontational taste, so to speak. With other flavors, its taste either disappears […]

Church profile: First Presbyterian Church

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First Presbyterian Church • Location: 108 S. Avenue F (First Street and Avenue F) • Phone: 356-5533 • Services: Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Worship Service • Description: Our ministry is for the empowerment and enhancement of all God’s people. In our church, everyone is an individual — not a number, not a […]

Their view: Attending local colleges provide investment in future

Marv Yates of Tucumcari had the following to say about a recent story published in the Quay County Sun: “The QC Sun headline read, ‘ENMU raises tuition.’ It could have read, ‘ENMU has third lowest tuition of 79 Southwest universities.’ It all depends whether we see the glass as half empty or half full, doesn’t […]

Panel OKs 1.9 percent pay hike

By Tom Philpott: Military Update A House panel has voted to give the military a 1.9 percent pay raise next January. That would be a half percentage point higher than what the Obama administration wanted simply to match private sector wage growth. The House armed services subcommittee on military personnel panel also endorsed increases next […]

English political situation bears watching

This viewpoint, which reflects ours, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register. To get through its current crisis, the United Kingdom needs another Iron Lady. That’s the derogatory term bestowed by her opponents upon Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative Party’s prime minister from 1979-90. But the moniker later was adopted by […]

GOP candidates back health care lawsuit

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Without the two highest-polling contenders, a trio of gubernatorial candidates took to the campus and airwaves of Eastern New Mexico University to make their pitches. Republican governor hopefuls Janice Arnold-Jones, Pete Domenici Jr. and Doug Turner faced questions in front of about 100 audience members Tuesday at the Becky […]

Road department faces budget shortfall

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Budget shortfalls from the state have the Roosevelt County Road Department struggling to maintain or upgrade county roads, Department Supervisor Ricky Lovato said Tuesday. Lovato told commissioners he has already cut back on vehicle maintenance and fuel to help save money. “They cut us again,” Lovato said. “I would […]

Police Blotter —

Recent calls to Portales dispatch, according to call logs: Sunday • At 2:03 a.m., a caller in the 700 block of Amazon Street reported a man entered her house and then went next door and entered another house. • At 1:07 a.m., a caller in the 1000 block of West Second Street reported a fight […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Fuzzy friends and free sodas

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Video of the day Feeling frisky or fuzzy? Try “Animal attractions,” our local video of people and their favorite fuzzy and, sometimes, not-so-fuzzy friends.Free sodas Here’s the deal — answer a few questions, get a free soda from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and […]

My Turn: ‘Life’ teaches us to live

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Life finally stopped happening; now I can live. Actually, it is through this “life” stuff — the kind of stuff that completely turns your world upside down — that we really learn to live. That’s where our true strength comes from, in stepping out of our own lives and criss-crossing […]

ENMU briefs — May 19

ENMU graduate honored At its 2010 spring commencement, one of Davidson College’s Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Awards — the college’s top teaching honor — went to Associate Professor of Chemistry Durwin R. Striplin. Each award includes $7,500 for the recipient, and $7,500 more for the recipient to designate to a college cause. Striplin is a […]

Military feature: Air Force program promotes youth wellness

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico More than 100 youth are participating in an Air Force wellness program at Cannon Air Force Base. FitFactor is a program that promotes being active and healthy by utilizing a website where participants can log time for activities done and earn points. Participants earn points to earn prizes. The […]

Wheatland schools reunion planned

Freedom New Mexico The Wheatland School Reunion is 8 a.m. May 29 in the Grady Senior Citizens Building. For lunch, participants are asked to bring a covered dish. Donations are to be taken to cover the rental of the building. Information: 806-333-4524.

Meetings watch: Commission approves inmate agreement

PNT staff The Roosevelt County Commission met Tuesday and commissioners: • Approved an agreement to house Roosevelt County inmates in for Lea County. Under the agreement, Roosevelt County could send adults for $100 a day and female juveniles for $125 a day. County Manager Charlene Hardin said the county has an agreement to house inmates […]

Maybe swag bag is answer

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico It never fails. A friend tries to prevent a tangent, and only inspires another. Over a drink, a guy she used to date came up. She replied, “Eh … been there, done that, got the T-shirt.” We didn’t talk about him again, but my mind was already off. Should […]

Zias add three to softball roster

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has signed two incoming freshmen and a junior college transfer for the upcoming softball season. Junior transfer Paige Colburn, who played shortstop for Fort Scott Community College (Kans.) scored 75 runs, drove in 56 and hit 11 homers over her two years. Catcher Morgan Miller was selected All-District […]