Logan bridge problem temporarily halts traffic

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A recreational vehicle struck a bridge expansion joint Thursday on U.S. 54 near Logan, creating a 2-foot by 6-foot gap in the westbound lane that forced the bridge to be shut down for four hours, state transportation officials said. Crews were able to reopen the eastbound lane to traffic [...]

Lane Hedeman competes in Clovis

By Eric Butler, Freedom Correspondent All of the contestants for this year’s High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Finals are from either New Mexico or Texas. But Lane Hedeman comes from such an interior portion of the Lone Star state that he might be considered an outsider to those based in either eastern New Mexico or [...]

Armed robber strikes store

PNT Staff Report Portales Police were seeking an arrest warrant Wednesday night for a man they believed robbed Video World, 505 W. 18th St., Tuesday night, and possibly another video store last week. Police served search warrants at a home on West 17th Lane on Wednesday and recovered items they believe were used in Tuesday’s [...]

God’s love shines in child

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist The following column about Lane, our youngest son and his young daughter, Kallie gets to the heart of Christmas. I use it here with the permission of both as the story was told to me. Needless to say, I am one proud “Mawmaw!” It was Lane’s turn at church to [...]

U.S. 70 accident claims life

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Freedom Newspapers A 62-year-old Hobbs man died in a one-vehicle accident Friday on U.S. 70 south of Clovis, according to a New Mexico State Police accident report. Lee R. Gaylor was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Gaylor was traveling south on U.S. 70 in the outside lane at about 3:45 p.m. when he [...]

‘Alternative country’ working out well for Terry

Freedom Newspapers Kene Terry thinks performing on stage is great. Selling albums and getting on TV would be good too. But Terry’s not out for fame. He just likes jamming with his buddies. “I like the camaraderie,” Terry said. “I like when we get together and make it up as we go along.” Terry, of [...]

Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls taken by Portales Police Department in the last week. According to the reports: Nov. 10 • At 7:42 a.m. a caller on South Avenue I reported a busted window on their vehicle. A burglary report was taken by police. Items taken were not noted on the report. • [...]

9-15 Obituaries

R.B. Hardin Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Mr. R.B. (Junior) Hardin Jr., 75, Portales died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born Dec. 26, 1929, in Pleasant Hill to Minnie and R.B. Hardin. He graduated from Portales High School in 1948. He married Nell Burns [...]

Trumpets have their own legacy

By Joan Clayton: PNT Relgion Columnist Back to school reminds me of marching bands and football. Of all the musical instruments, the trumpet is my favorite. To me it symbolizes royalty and splendor, announcing something important, capturing my attention. One of my fondest memories is of our youngest son marching with his trumpet at Portales [...]

Clovis getting sign-swipped

By Mike Linn When it comes to street signs, popularity is in the name. Or the lane — as in Clovis’ Happy Lane. Street signs notifying drivers of the intersection of Happy Lane and Stone Place have become a favorite among Clovis’ sign thieves, city officials say. At one point, street department employees decided to [...]