My turn: Accident left 19 dead 39 years ago

One of the worst vehicle accidents in New Mexico history happened 39 years ago this week on a narrow bridge, 10 miles east of Fort Sumner, on U.S. 60-84. Nineteen people, most of them teenagers on a holiday ski vacation from Woodlawn Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, died Dec. 26, 1972. Their bus crashed into […]

My turn: Farmer shaves head to show support

Betty Williamson Picture a farm boy, the oldest of a family of rowdy brothers who grew up on the same bumpy school bus route that I did. Always a free thinker, he decided after high school that he didn’t care too much about spending time around scissors or razors. Before long he could be recognized […]

Imaginations run wild too often

I was on the shuttle bus to pick up a rent car at the Denver Airport when we passed the giant rearing blue horse with glowing red eyes. On my bus were an oriental man and his child. They were tourists going skiing, so I deduced from their luggage. The boy exclaimed, “Daddy, what’s the […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Gaming, job info and a magic bus

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game

Clovis softball coach saves truck driver

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Russell Anglin The Clovis High School Lady Wildcats softball team made an unexpected stop on their bus trip to Farmington Thursday. Coach Brandi Thomas stopped the bus to help a semi-truck driver who had been hit by a pickup on the side of the road between Fort Sumner and Melrose. She said she didn’t think […]

Local Brief Nov. 6

A blood drive will be held from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Friday in the donor bus at Portales Public Library. Appointments can be made by calling 356-3940.

Sept. 20, 1966

An automobile accident occurred between a Dora school bus and a pickup truck north of Causey on a foggy morning. There were no children on the bus and no injuries were reported.

Lt. Gov. Denish plans Portales visit

Lt. Gov. Diane Denish will be in Portales at 1 p.m. Wednesday in front of the Memorial Building. The purpose of the visit is to speak with constituents, according to a press release from the city of Portales. Denish will be traveling in a bus with an awning where she will meet with people.

Martin Luther King Jr. poster, essay contest first place winners

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High School First place Aarti Attreya Clovis High School 11th grade The Display of Value Throughout history, many great souls have worked for the progression of humankind. Among them was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through his relentless, yet peaceful, efforts, he helped to achieve equality amongst all citizens of the United States, even those […]

Floyd plans community, school reunion

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Committee members are preparing to host the 10th quinquennial Floyd School and Community Reunion that will be held on Saturday. According to committee member Jackie Clark, the reunion started in 1962 and is held every five years. The reunion will be held on the grounds of the Floyd Municipal […]