Searching for elusive pheasant

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By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers Each armed with a 12-gauge, single-barrel shotgun, Alan Jesko, Sean Little and Jerry Draper walk in a line through the knee-high grassland. Leading the way is Misty, a 4-year-old, gray-coated Weimaraner, belonging to Little. Braving the frigid temperatures, made even colder by ceaseless winds, the trio are taking part in […]

Bentley guilty in Clovis murder

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis jury on Thursday found Jimmy Bentley guilty of second-degree murder for the Christmas Eve shooting death of an Oklahoma photo salesman. The announcement capped a four-day trial in the 9th Judicial District Court in which prosecutors argued Bentley’s shooting of Joseph Phillips, 48, outside a Clovis hotel was […]

Schools to hold clinics

By Casey L. Peacock: Special to the PNT Rural schools in the Roosevelt County will be holding Child Find Clinics to help screen children from birth to 5 years for any developmental delays. The clinics are free of charge and provide help for parents who may have concerns about their child’s development. The clinics will […]

Animal control a busy business in Portales

Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer While taking a walk through the Portales Animal Control shelter, one might find it difficult to look into the faces of the animals which occupy the few cages the shelter provides, knowing those animals could possibly face the last resort option of being euthanized. The officers at the animal control […]

Prankster shows up

By Bob Huber: Freedom Newspapers Columnist Those of us who worked the news side of the Denver Post became concerned when Downhill Updyke stopped inventing elaborate practical jokes. When we asked him about it, he said he was just getting too old to play games. Pranks in those days were common in the city room, […]

Fearless predictions for 2006

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer I had considered dedicating this space of newspaper real estate to what I resolve to do in 2006. Suffice it to say, I decided not to take that path, figuring that I would once again break every resolution about my health, social habits and everything else. In fact, it […]

Officials optimistic after visit with Cannon evaluation group

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspaper Matters of military value were dwarfed by matters of a more personal nature Thursday at a meeting between Clovis and Portales officials and the Air Force team sent to gather data about Cannon Air Force Base and surrounding communities. The focus was on people. “Personally, I think we will be able […]

Signs that you may be over the hill

Bob Huber: Humor Columnist I was rocking my chair last week when it dawned on me that I might be over the hill — a hair-raising experience for someone as young and vibrant as I am. So I called my daughters to confirm my youthful status: “What brought this on?” they asked. “Well, things are […]

What really matters? I can’t remember

Jim Lee: PNT columnist Sometimes I forget things. Wait a minute, I should correct that statement. After all, I need to be specific and accurate here — if I can remember how to do that. I rarely have difficulty remembering things from a long time ago, or other things that don’t really matter. The real […]

4/3 Floyd School News

Upcoming events • Booster Club will meet Monday at 6 p.m. • There will be no school Friday. • School Board will meet April 11 at 7 p.m. Seniors Any senior interested in applying for one of three $750 scholarships from the Floyd Lions Club needs to have all paperwork turned in to Rossi Terry […]