Are parents chilling out more at kids’ sporting events?

Little League World Series

By Jeremy Olson A national survey of youth soccer officials finds the majority of parents are behaving as well or better at their kids’ matches than they did two years ago. While the survey by Korrio is promotional in nature —

Sheriff’s office finds stolen signs

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Clarence Plank Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies have located 61 street and highway signs they believe were stolen from eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle. Officials said they were alerted to the thefts by an anonymous tipster who said photos were posted on Facebook, a social networking site. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said charges are [...]

Jury finds Barela guilty

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Brandon Barela’s facial expression didn’t change as the guilty verdict was read Thursday afternoon. After less than two hours of deliberations, a Curry County jury found the 25-year-old guilty of first-degree murder, kidnapping, armed robbery and two counts of tampering with evidence. He faces a maximum sentence of life [...]

Business feature: Farmer finds stability with company

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PNT staff Eldon Merrick was a farmer before he decided he needed to find something different to provide for his family. The answer for him was feed processor J.D. Heiskell & Co., where he is now plant manager. “I couldn’t sustain a good living for my family so I tried to get into something else [...]

Business feature: Shop owner fills antique niche

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PNT staff report Sherry Fahrenkrug found a niche when she came to Portales and started working in retail, selling candles, antiques and other odds and ends. Her business is Old Barn Finds. Fahrenkrug started out in landscaping in Las Cruces 14 years ago. She moved to Portales after she met her business partner, Dave Nash, [...]

Poll finds support for voter ID

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican While the Legislature routinely rejects Republican efforts to require New Mexico voters to show identification when casting ballots, a newly-released non-partisan poll indicates voters would approve the idea by a landslide. The poll was conducted in November by Research & Polling Inc., an Albuquerque firm, as part of a [...]

American Legion finds flags stolen

Freedom New Mexico Members of Clovis’ American Legion Post 117 are reeling from a theft that struck at the core of their values. Sometime July 6, the post’s three flags were stolen from their poles in front of the unit. “It hurts for someone to remove those flags,” Cmdr. David Jackson said. The American, New [...]

Garage sale finds great joy for some

By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico When Joannie Spear goes to a garage sale, she’s mostly looking for resale value. She never thought she’d find her personal holy grail. Originally from Hawaii, Spear visits garage sales every Friday and Saturday morning in Clovis looking for items to sell on eBay. “I look for odd items, [...]

Jan. 30 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Future careers Principal Steve Harris and teachers express their appreciation to businesses and employers who hosted an eighth-grade student last week for the job shadowing program. Almost all of the eighth-grade students worked with a person in a career they wished to investigate for future possibilities. That same day GEAR-UP and Eastern [...]