May 29, 1966

Roosevelt and Curry counties were the two New Mexico counties included in President Johnson’s action to extend the federal food stamp program to 29 counties in 15 states. The program would begin in Roosevelt County on June 3.

May 22, 1982

The Tower Twin Theatre was showing “Conan the Barbarian,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and “The Road Warrior,” the American name for the Australian action film “Mad Max 2.”

County holds off on ‘no dumping’ action

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Roosevelt County Commission took no action on a request to publicize laws dealing with litter and blowing trash. At the commission meeting Tuesday in the County Courthouse, Linda Giddings, who lives west of Portales, requested a sign beside the northbound lane of U.S. 70 near Roosevelt General Hospital […]

ENMU faculty, students seeking volunteer work

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University students, faculty and staff are taking requests for free work from Portales residents as a way to give back to the community. The focus of the Eastern in Action program is doing things for people they cannot do for themselves, such as cleaning windows, painting and pulling weeds. There […]

Jamboree getting ready for action

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer For the 59th year, guitar strings are ready to hum and country songs to resound in Floyd. Floyd’s 59th annual Country Jamboree is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, and is showcasing more than 25 performers. The Floyd Lions Club is organizing the event. Thursday through Saturday’s performances feature country […]

Frugality easier than you think

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Tough economic times require tough action. A check of the daily headlines or your 401K statement will tell the time for that action is now. Sales are down in lots of businesses, wage freezes or layoffs are occurring and the job market is tight. One of the best […]

Bush exit from office long overdue

Freedom New Mexico In what is likely to be his last news conference and in a series of media interviews, President George W. Bush is understandably trying to put a positive spin on his eight years in the Oval Office. Unfortunately, his next action demonstrated why so many observers — though willing to wait awhile […]

Hounds in San Antonio tourney action

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Four points. That’s the difference between a 4-5 record and a 2-7 mark for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team. Well, sort of. The Greyhounds dropped two-point road decisions to Lone Star Conference North Division members Southeastern Oklahoma and East Central last week. In the former, the […]

Prompt action needed to address Illinois scandal

Freedom New Mexico President-elect Barack Obama at one level emerges with surprisingly clean hands from the scandal surrounding Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s arrest for allegedly trying to “sell” the appointment to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Obama. Not only did U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald explicitly say the president-elect was not named in the 76-page […]

Events Calendar Sept. 26

Saturday National Day of Action — City-wide clean-up day, clean up adopted highway miles. Information: 356-6662 or www.portalesnm.org Star gazing — 7:30 p.m. at Oasis State Park. North parking lot. Park entry fee applies. Information: 356-5331 or www.nmparks.com Sunday Altrusa Home Tour — 2-4:30 p.m. Information or tickets: Frankye King, 356-4212, or Dianne Parker, 356-8234. […]

Local Briefs Sept. 25

PNT Staff Reports National Day of Action slated The city of Portales is encouraging citizens and local groups particpate in community service projects for National Day of Action on Saturday.

County manager plans jail changes

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said he plans to reveal an action plan for the adult detention center next week after he evaluates the recommendations of consultants. The plan is being drafted in response to the Aug. 24 escape of eight inmates who cut a hole in the jail’s […]

Well known author, speaker to visit Portales

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Stirring people to action when it comes to social justice issues such as poverty, hunger and disease motivates the Rev. Tony Campolo to speak passionately and unapologetically to audiences around the country. “Was Jesus kidding when he said to love your enemies, to overcome evil with good?”

City council focuses on nuisance properties

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Nuisance properties were in Portales City Councilors’ gun sights Tuesday as they heard a report from planning director Sammy Standefer detailing emergency action recently taken on property located at East Amazon and North Knoxville. The abandoned property near Portales High School had been attracting students. Evidence that fires had […]

Sesame Street Live comes to Lubbock

Freedom Newspapers Since Sesame Street Live premiered on Sept. 17, 1980, the show has exploded into a staple for family entertainment on a global scale. Sesame Street Live will be performing at the Lubbock Municipal Auditorium Friday, Saturday and Sunday for five shows. More than 50 million children and parents have seen the show over […]

Memorial Day a time to remember, respect

As eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle reflect this Memorial Day upon the sacrifice made by those who died in the nation’s armed forces, finding a place in memory for the prisoners of war and those missing in action is in order. Just 10 days ago, the U.S. Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office […]

Elida opens baseball season by beating Grady 9-5

ELIDA — Dylan Radcliff went 3-for-4 and eighth grader Cade Cathey homered Mondy to help Elida beat Grady 9-5 in the Tigers’ baseball opener. Freshman Wesley Gilmore pitched four innings to pick up the win. A junior varsity game was called because of darkness after three innings with the Bronchos leading 5-1. Elida returns to […]

Rams sophomore gets back in action after heart surgery

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By Dave Wagner Forgive Portales High’s Sean Brown if he doesn’t think of a tweaked ankle or a pulled muscle as a serious problem. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound sophomore has just been through something a bit more serious — open-heart surgery. Brown was born with a heart defect, a bicuspid aeortic valve. “It causes your heart […]

Lady Tigers beat Tucumcari in three

PNT Staff ELIDA — Coming off a championship in a weekend tournament hosted by the Roswell Goddard junior varsity, the Elida volleyball team improved to 7-1 for the season on Monday night by sweeping past Tucumcari 25-20, 25-19, 25-19. Lady Tigers coach Darrell Chenault said the team was helped by the return from injury over […]

Spring into action with good seeds

Joan Clayton I think I’m the only woman who can grow weeds year-round. They seem to thrive in snow and freezing temperatures. However, they don’t bother me until spring arrives. I have all kinds. Some weeds have pretty flowers. I have even tried transplanting the prettier ones, but they won’t grow where I want them. […]