Thanksgiving meal community effort

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer It’s time for the seventh annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Memorial Building. About 100 turkeys, plus mashed potatoes, vegetables, pumpkin pies and more are being prepared for the community event that gives people a place to go for the holiday. “We start planning 45 to 60 days before […]

National memorial effort seeks photos of fallen Vietnam soldiers

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico More than 40 years after her son Harvie, nicknamed “Pud,” died in Vietnam, the pain of the loss still hasn’t faded for Rada Winkles of Clovis. But Winkles is still willing to share memories of her oldest boy. And, that’s exactly what organizers of the “National Call For Photos” […]

Carter, Super 8, Fort family honored by ENMU

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A story of helping others after tragedy and contributions of time, effort and money make the recipients of this year’s Eastern New Mexico Foundation awards stand out. Late ENMU Regent and businessman Alva C. Carter Sr. is posthumously receiving the Volunteer of the Year award, while Super 8 motel […]

Bingaman to host health care town hall meeting

PNT Staff Report U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., is scheduled to host a health care town hall meeting at 4:15 p.m. today at the Clovis Civic Center. Bingaman will discuss the effort in Congress to reform health insurance as a means of containing rapidly rising health care costs and hear from constituents, according to a […]

Easy catches not always worth effort

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist Dave came by. I had seen him a week earlier at the horse sale. “Did you sell that horse you were on? What was his name?” “Dumbo,” he said. “Dumbest horse I’ve ever rode. “I got him from a forest ranger. She gave him to me as a gift. Apparently, […]

City officials hopeful grassroots effort can save post office

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis city commissioner is hopeful that a public effort can save the Gidding Street post office like it helped save Cannon Air Force Base. In the days following the second public meeting about the post office, which the U.S. Postal Service wishes to close for financial reasons, Commissioner […]

Business feature: Sandwich shop family effort

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Adolph Cordova and his family have owned The Bird’s Nest for 19 months, and things have been busy for the sandwich shop. Cordova said he likes being around people, and that’s why he loves the restaurant business. Cordova worked in construction before he had knee surgery. He got into […]

Neighborhood cleaning crew

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James Pearson, left, and Autumn Gonzales pick up garbage in the Portales City Park on Tuesday evening. About 10 people joined the effort. They are members of The Neighborhood, a group of young people in Portales organized to provide community service.

Portales Relay for Life kicking off

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Relay for Life of Portales is kicking off its annual March fundraiser with a registration party from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pizza Hut in Portales. The community effort raises money for the American Cancer Society and cancer research. Pledge sheets and other information will be available […]

Bulldogs use hot shooting to hold off Hounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Effort wasn’t the problem for Eastern New Mexico University’s men Monday night. Southwestern Oklahoma, coming in shooting nearly 40 percent from the season from 3-point range, hit 10 of its first 13 shots from beyond the arc and were 15-of-24 overall and the Bulldogs held on for a 79-74 […]

County commission hopes caliche crushing contract will be a fuel saver

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County commissioners approved a bid for on-site at the pit caliche crusher services at their regular meeting Tuesday in an effort to save on fuel. County Manager Charlene Hardin said caliche material has been hauled to road jobs in larger chunks that required breaking up and extra work […]

Storm recovery joint effort

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico The first anniversary of the March 23, 2007, tornado that struck eastern New Mexico with such destructive force falls on Easter Sunday. For some people involved in helping survivors rebuild their lives and homes in the tornado’s aftermath, that seems fitting, said the Rev. Lance Clemmons, chairman of the […]

Big-city distrust slowly giving way

By Anita Doberman I grew up in an apartment in a busy section of Rome, and aside from my cousins who lived on different floors of the same building, we never socialized with our neighbors. In fact, we were taught specifically not to trust anyone. There was a lot of crime in Rome and many […]

Group gathers 300 bags of trash

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Despite cooler temperatures and windy weather, volunteers were out on Wednesday morning to participate in the “Toss No Mas” cleanup campaign. More than 300 bags of trash were picked up by volunteers from the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the city of Portales, Eastern New Mexico University and Portales […]

August 1, 1960

• A group representing the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce met with Gov. John Burroughs in an effort to designate Taylor’s Grove as a state park. • A three pound carton of Mrs. Tuckers shortening was on sale for 55 cents at Franks University Food Market.

Artesia Bulldogs bite Rams

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Portales Ram coach Mark Gallegos knows if his team is to succeed this season, they’re going to have to give a better effort than they did Thursday night at home against Artesia. The Bulldogs sank nine 3-pointers and outscored the Rams 21-12 in the fourth period as Artesia won […]

Rams derailed

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor BLACKWATER DRAW — As the clock began to run out on the Portales football team’s chances of winning its first state title in 18 years Saturday, their principal, Melvin Nusser, knew there was still some fight left in the team. As the former coach turned-principal spoke, the Rams proved […]

TexAnns hand Zias 3-game loss

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff writer Zia head coach Mike Maguire remained in his seat, staring at the court, nearly 10 minutes after the Zias lost to Tarleton State Saturday afternoon at Greyhound Arena. Maguire seemed to be lost in his thoughts after the loss, and at the same time, soaking up the moment, just […]

Bills would benefit ENMU

PNT Staff A series of bills, including two proposed by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) that will provide a total of $1.385 million in federal educational funding to Eastern New Mexico University, was approved by a U.S. Senate Committee on Thursday, according to a news release from Domenici’s office. The Senate Appropriations Committee, of which […]

Rams jump to huge lead, whip Wingate

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer In what turned out to be a tuneup for Saturday’s matchup with Artesia, the host Portales Rams fired on all cylinders early Friday. Portales scored the first 12 points of the game and got points from nine different players in a 52-37 win against Wingate in the Portales Shootout. […]