Program trains teen parents

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico As an eighth-grader, Martha Torres is too young to drive, hold a job, vote or join the military. And yet Thursday she said hello to the biggest responsibility of her life — a baby boy. Torres is one of 25 Curry County teens and one from Roosevelt County participating […]

Hold off before criticizing Phelps

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Michael Phelps, who inspired me to finally learn to swim, is apparently human. In the shadow of the Super Bowl, a photo surfaced, showing Phelps smoking marijuana from a bong at a November 2008 party. Call my editors. I need an extra 300 words. I can’t fit all […]

Dec. 23, 1973

A national energy crunch closed much of the electric Christmas displays in Portales but promted the Chamber of Commerce Garden Club to hold a luminaria contest, in which the Floren Thomson family was declared the winner.

Hounds can’t hold off Tigers in second half

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Senior guard Tyler Thetford converted a 3-point play with 18 seconds left on Sunday, boosting East Central to a 60-58 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Tigers (2-4), held to a season scoring low after coming into the weekend averaging just over 95 […]

Dec. 3 Local Briefs

PNT Staff Report Church offers toys, clothes The Third and Kilgore Church of Christ is giving away toys and adult and children’s clothing 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The church is taking donations of clean, used toys through Thursday. Information: 356-8088 St. Helen sending goods to Juarez St. Helen Catholic Church is […]

American Legion plans Veterans Day observance

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer American Legion Post 31 will hold its 62nd annual Veterans Day observance beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building. Members of the American Legion’s honor guard, who perform the flag ceremony for Veterans Day, say it’s important to remember veterans. “The veterans who are really putting something […]

Local Briefs Nov. 7

PNT Staff Reports ‘Cash and carry’ sale planned Habitat for Humanity will hold a “cash and carry sale” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bosco Hall, corner of Grand and Gamma in Clovis.The sale includes kitchen cabinets for $20, vanities for $30 and medicine cabinets for $20.Proceeds from the sale will help support […]

ENMU Wind Symphony presenting concert

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Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico Wind Symphony will hold its first concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Campus Union Ballroom. Pieces to be played include “Valdres” by Johannes Hanssen, “Cheetah” by Karel Husa, “La Fiesta Mexicana” by H. Owen Reed and “Molly On the Shore” by Percy Grainger. One […]

Zias hold off Adams State

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Cruising towards victory, Eastern New Mexico University’s women suddenly found themselves fighting off Adams State. The Grizzlies, whose roster includes 18 freshmen, scored with less than six minutes left and then had some chances down the stretch. But the Zias were equal to the task and escaped with a […]

Prairie chicken hunts on hold

Staff and Wire Reports SANTA FE — The heads of the state Game and Fish Department and the Game Commission have decided to hold off on issuing hunting permits for the lesser prairie chicken, a longtime candidate for possible protection under the Endangered Species Act. Game and Fish Director Bruce Thompson and Game Commission Chairman […]

Udall staffer to hold office hours

A staff member for U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will hold constituent office hours here next week. Udall staff member Christopher Neubauer will be available to meet with area residents. Anyone wishing to make an appointment may do so by calling 763-7616. Anyone desiring to discuss issues relating to Congress or the federal government is […]

Police probe pair of armed home hold-ups

PNT Staff Report Portales police believe armed home invasions within a block of each other Friday and Sunday are related, according to Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. Berry said the method of entry was identical and the descriptions of the suspects are similar. He said the homes targeted appeared to be random. Berry declined to […]

Kiwanis to hold swim meet

PNT Staff The Portales Kiwanis Club will hold its annual children’s swim meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Portales Municipal Pool, according to a news release. The event is open to ages 8-17. Preregistration is required but there is no cost to enter. A variety of events and games will be organized by the […]

Local round up

St. Helen sponsoring VBS St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales will hold its Summer Vacation Bible School from 8 a.m to noon Monday through Friday. The program is for children pre-K to sixth grade. Cost is $5 per child. Information: 356-8326

Local Briefs July 13, 2008

Methodists to hold VBS The First United Methodist Church will hold its Vacation Bible School entitled “Galilee By-the-Sea Marketplace,” from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly this Monday through Friday at the church, Second Street and Avenue C. Children ages 3 to fifth grade are invited for Bible-time, crafts, games and Middle Eastern snacks.Information: JoBeth Massey 477-2276, Laveta […]

Elida to hold flea market, arts and crafts fair

PNT Staff Report Elida will be holding a flea market and arts and crafts fair the third Saturday of June, July and August. “The goal is to bring the townspeople together one day out of the month and promote the town to outside sources,” event coordinator Judy Dukes said. Starting a summertime event seemed like […]

Local Briefs May 4, 2008

MainStreet to hold workshop The Portales MainStreet organization will hold a workshop facilitated by Lani Lott of New Mexico MainStreet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh Street in Portales. The results of a business questionaire distributed in January will be discussed and a brainstorming session leading to commerce building and […]

Biogas plants planned for Curry and Roosevelt counties on hold

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico The home loan crash has affected the start of another proposed alternative-energy facility in the area. Gibbs Energy president Joe Maceda said the construction of a biogas facility that would extract methane gas from cow manure has been stalled after the primary investor for the $25 million project was […]

Kids concert to benefit Food Bank

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Two local music artists plan to hold a concert to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. Andy Mason and Don Thomas will hold a concert for children from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Memorial building. “The concert will help the children in the area and it will […]

NMDH to hold input meeting

PNT Staff Report The first public meeting from the New Mexico Department of Health and Health Policy Commission for public input on the state’s strategic health plan will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. The strategic health plan will guide New Mexico’s health-care priorities and goals. […]