Loss of leaders leaves void to be filled

Freedom New Mexico This decade brought the loss of four iconic friends of liberty whose ideas helped change the course of history. We will certainly miss President Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley Jr. and Milton and Rose Friedman. Few American presidents have demonstrated the principled discipline of Ronald Reagan. His political career started in California […]

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According to the Portales News-Tribune, records show that drivers who have had a course in drivers’ training have fewer accidents than those who have not had such a course-that’s one good reason for teaching the course in Portales public schools.

Registration open for AARP driver safety course

Freedom New Mexico Registration is open for an AARP driver safety class tentatively scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 18 at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way, Portales. The course covers issues for drivers older than 50. Pre-registration is required. Registration: George Lees at 742-2271.

Press release: N.M. hunter education certifies 1,402 students

New Mexico’s Hunter Education Program certified 1,402 students in March as young hunters scrambled to become eligible for the April 8 application deadline for 2009-2010 big-game hunting licenses and permits. Since Jan. 1, more than 2,200 students have successfully completed the course, which is taught mostly by volunteer instructors trained by Department staff. Instructors have […]

Hunter education course available

PNT staff A hunter education course is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 in Portales. Darren Elrod, volunteer hunter education instructor with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, said the course includes firearm safety, bow hunting, hunter responsibilities, wildlife identification and management, and field survival. Cost is […]

Police academy seeks volunteers

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Police Department needs residents to participate in a Citizens Police Academy, according to a press release. Tentatively scheduled to begin in February, the 12-week course is designed to give citizens a better understanding of the training, duties and responsibilities involved in being a police officer, the release said. The course […]

Business feature: Business hardly ‘in dark’

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Jeremy Southern has a list of reasons why a car should have tinted windows. Of course, he owns J’s Auto Tint, so many people might expect that. “Not only does it block 99 percent of (ultraviolet) rays, but it also blocks 50 percent of the heat that comes into […]

Events Calendar Aug. 17, 2008

TodayHunter education course — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Memorial Building. Information: 760-2089 to pre-register.Roosevelt County Fair booth setup — 1-5 p.m., fairgroundsSt. Helen Fiesta — All day, church grounds. TuesdayRoosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m., commissioners roomRoosevelt General Hospital board meeting — 11:30, RGH conference roomRoosevelt County Fair — Roosevelt County Fairgrounds.Portales City […]

Local Briefs Aug. 10, 2008

Hunter course scheduled New Mexico Hunter Education has scheduled a hunter education course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales, according to a press release. Anyone under the age of 18 must successfully complete this course before applying for a special hunt or purchasing […]

Bergman brothers make juniors

PNT Staff Report Portales brothers will be competing in the PGA Sun Country Junior Tour Championship at Albuquerque. Rick Bergman, 17, and Ty Bergman, 11, will compete on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Desert Green Golf Course at Albuquerque. Ty qualified at the Spring Rivers Golf Tournament on July 15

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ENMU will offer a course in basic statistics over television for fall semester.

Moms shouldn’t feel guilty about personal time

By Anita Doberman I recently made plans to go see a movie with a friend and scheduled a babysitter to watch my five children for a couple of hours. When the time to leave came, I felt terrible because all the kids were crying and seemed so unhappy to see mommy leave. I went anyway, […]

Eighteen-hole golf course proposed for Portales

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Councilors gave the OK at a special meeting Tuesday to participate in a study that could transform the Portales Country Club golf course into an 18-hole private/public course. Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. told councilors that he and City Manager Debi Lee were invited to participate in a […]

The horse, of course, must be compatible

Most children love horses, whether or not they’ve ever been on one. They love stories about horses, too. “My Friend Flicka,” “Black Beauty” and “The Black Stallion” come quickly to mind along with the classic Zane Grey novel, “Wildfire.” Most of us know and love Will James’ many books about horses, also. Lest we think […]

Eagles receiver Baskett will teach at CCC

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett III will try to give Clovis Community College students an insight into the culture of sports from the athlete’s perspective, according to college officials. Baskett will teach an eight-week sociology of sport course starting March 14. CCC students will earn three credits for the […]

2-12-08 Local Briefs

N.M. First announces town hall New Mexico First, a nonpartisan organization formed by U.S. Sens. Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman in 1986 announced that its 2008 statewide town hall will address rural economies and rural-urban partnerships. The town hall, entitled “Business as UNusual: A Town Hall on Rural-Urban Economic Development” will be held in Ruidoso […]

Complaining not worthwhile use of time

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist I read an interesting story about some monkeys in India. They made their home in the jungle surrounded by a beautiful golf course. These monkeys had a fascination with golf balls. Every time a golfer hit a ball, the monkeys jumped from the trees and grabbed the ball. In pursuit […]

Rams tied for first after state first round

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Ram golf team has played the state tournament course in Socorro several times this season. Today, they’ll play it one more time — with a historic state championship on the line. Sophomore Donavin Sanchez and senior Jefferson Powers led the Rams to a tie with district rival […]

Rams take aim at state golf

Portales Rams District Golf Champs 2007

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer When the Rams draw their clubs from their bag Monday at the state tournament, they’ll also be drawing on a chance to make history. The Portales boys have never won a state golf title, and after several tournament titles this season, they expect to finish the job. “I feel […]

Rams win District 4-3A golf tournament

PNT Staff Report ROSWELL — Portales senior Jefferson Powers and sophomore Donavin Sanchez shot the second and third best round, respectively, in leading the Rams to the District 4-3A championship at the New Mexico Military Institute golf course Monday morning. The Rams fired a combined 299, the second time this season that the team has […]