Local woman recovering after accident

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer A Portales woman critically injured in a car accident which took the life of her husband, Travis Freeman, on Feb. 7, is expected to make a full, but slow recovery, and fundraisers are being planned on her behalf. Jezika Shumate Freeman, 18, is undergoing rehabilitation at Covenant Medical Center […]

Area’s first baby born to ENMU professor

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The Freeman’s room at Plains Regional Medical Center was full of people oohing and aahing at Jamie Aidan Freeman, the first baby born in 2008 at PRMC. While Kandice and Steven Freeman’s official expecting date was Monday, they said they were expecting the baby to come early. Jamie had […]

Veteran helps those in need

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico James Freeman calls it his “Aid to the Disabled Program.” “James originally started the program to collect medical equipment for disabled veterans,” said Keith Barker acting exalted ruler for the Elks Lodge 1244, which helps sponsor Freeman’s efforts. Freeman has been collecting, repairing and distributing medical equipment that has […]

Area ENMU grads inspired to finish

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer There are more than 50 students who graduated from local high schools will be receiving another diploma Saturday, this time from Eastern New Mexico University and they said they wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of family, friends and ENMU staff. New Mexico Lt. Gov. […]

Causey man had wild pets, caring spirit

Helena Rodriguez J.D. Freeman had two turkeys named Thanksgiving and Christmas that followed him around and would sit on a back porch swing with him. “J.D. just had a spirit for animals. He loved those pet turkeys,” said Patti Darwin of Lubbock, as she recalled fond memories of her late stepfather who died on Nov. […]

Obits 11-16

J.D. Freeman, 83 J. D. Freeman, 83, of Causey, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Oct. 9, 1920, in Wade, Okla., to Pairlee and John S. Freeman. Mr. Freeman’s family moved to Honey Grove, Texas, when he was small. After the death of his mother in […]