Youngster gives up wish for friend

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Harley Pena of Clovis is a shy, 6-year-old girl who adores Hannah Montana. But these days her real-life hero is a fellow cancer patient, whose unselfish gift may just make this the best Christmas either of these two kids have ever known. Sinjin Anrdukates, 14, of Copperas Cove, Texas, […]

County agent quoted in National Geographic

Special to the PNT Out of nowhere, Patrick Kircher became a nationally-known image consultant. When Maggie G. Zachowitz of National Geographic needed help explaining a 51-year-old photograph taken in Roosevelt County, she turned to Kircher, the county’s agricultural extension agent. In the 1957 photo, a man measures the former ground level of a field in […]

Guest Column: Ute Water Pipeline vital for future

By David Lansford The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, also known as the Ute Water Pipeline Project, is the most important issue facing the communities of Curry and Roosevelt counties.

Museum includes “note-worthy” equipment

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Norman Petty is known around the world for helping launch the careers of some famous musicians. But did you know Petty graduated from Clovis High School in 1945? It says so right in the yearbook. Violet Ann Brady, his future bride, graduated a year later. Both yearbooks are side-by-side in […]

Well known author, speaker to visit Portales

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Stirring people to action when it comes to social justice issues such as poverty, hunger and disease motivates the Rev. Tony Campolo to speak passionately and unapologetically to audiences around the country. “Was Jesus kidding when he said to love your enemies, to overcome evil with good?”

Tucumcari ‘icon’ dies at 91

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Former Tucumcari Mayor Mary Mayfield called her “an icon.” Others knew her as “Mrs. Tucumcari.” Margaret “Bettie” Ditto, a Tucumcari leader and city promoter for six decades, died on Saturday at age 91. The cause of death was not immediately known, but friends said her health had been failing […]

Any publicity is good publicity

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Sunday’s Super Bowl led me to many questions, more so than other Super Bowl games I’ve watched. I struggled back and forth on whether or not Peyton Manning deserved the MVP award (he did) and whether or not it was that important to mention the first time two black coaches […]

Memorial planned for Clovis soldier

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The Clovis family of a soldier slain in combat in Afghanistan has planned a local memorial service Sunday. Full military honors including a flag presentation to the family and a 21-gun salute will be provided by the Cannon Honor Guard, according to Cannon Air Force Base officials. Bethaney Beach, Kassin’s […]

Floyds find sweet success with business

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a periodic series about local business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or more. Local owners of Daylight Donuts, Thane and Sandy Floyd have invested 20 years of kneading, rolling, frying and frosting in order to provide a […]

Reagan memory endures for Edwards

By Kevin Wilson For Ronald Reagan, it was an early-morning layover at a small train station in Clovis. For a 20-something ticket agent, the Cold War-era words they exchanged are still memorable 42 years later. “We just talked about a lot of things,” said Dennis Edwards, now the president of Wells-Fargo Bank in Portales. “I […]