Clovis’ Baskett makes first cut

Freedom New Mexico PHILADELPHIA — Clovis native Hank Baskett III made the first cut of the season for the Philadelphia Eagles, as the team reduced its roster to 75 players Tuesday. The Eagles released safety Brandon Harrison, waived linebacker Charleston Hughes and placed linebacker Stewart Bradley and tight end Cornelius Ingram on injured reserve for […]

Wal-Mart makes donation of food

Freedom New Mexico Wal-Mart stores in Portales and Clovis have been participating in a program that supplies fresh food to Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico. The food donated from the stores is distributed by Roadrunner to food banks around the state, said Wal-Mart spokeswoman Jina Michael. In its five months of operating, the program […]

Rabbit show keeps fair hopping

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer A bunch of bunnies gave it their all and kept judges hopping Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fair Rabbit Show. The special interest rabbit competition makes it possible for children to show animals when they might not be able to raise cattle, pigs, or other large animals. “I’ve been […]

Clovis school labor board makes nominations

Freedom New Mexico The newly created Clovis Municipal Schools’ Local Labor Management Board met Friday to focus on naming a third member to the board. The first meeting, May 25, served as an orientation for the board’s two members, G.C. Ross and Larry Cocker. Ross and Cocker each had two nominations for the third board […]

Rumors spread quicker than flu

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist When the announcement came that the New Mexico Activities Association was suspending athletic events due to swine flu outbreak concerns, I have to admit I was on the fence. From my platform as a media representative, I saw a positive in that it makes immediate coverage a little bit easier. […]

Mayor Brumfield makes first state of the city address

The text of Mayor Gayla Brumfield’s state of the city speech was provided by the city of Clovis: Infrastructure & Water In 2008 we saw some restructuring in our Public Works Department. Mr. Clint Bunch became our Public Works Director and Mr. Justin Howalt joined us in January 2009 in the newly created position of […]

Clovis street has historical military significance

USAF courtesy photo In 1997, a commemorative stamp was dedicated to Benjamin O. Davis Sr., (1877-1970) the first African-American general. By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs Benjamin Davis is a small street in Clovis, and where it makes a hard curve, is a street sign that seem confusing. It appears to intersect with itself. […]

God makes love possible

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist “Will you marry me?” I asked. This tall, lanky, handsome man turned a little pale. He looked like he was thinking, “How do I get out of this?” I guess he felt sorry for me, and he finally said, “I thought you would never ask.” I didn’t have many girl […]

Program makes staying fit fun

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Caleb Sapp and Courtney Thatcher, both 11, give each other a high five at the Cannon Air Force Base Youth Center Monday as Courtney’s mother, Patty, looks on. They participate in the Air Force’s Fit Factor program, and Courtney said they have By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Anyone for a […]

Business feature: Couple in business of raising alpacas

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Sharon Harris said her retirement plan has four legs, hums and makes great clothes. Harris is talking about the herd of alpacas she and her husband Wayne Harris raise on their farm in House called Las Rosas Alpacas. She said they have been raising alpacas for eight years. Alpacas […]

Family is what makes Clovis feel like home

By Capt. Tyler Moore: Cannon Connections guest columnist I recently completed formal equal opportunity training at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.

Local company makes most of New Mexico manufacturers’ program

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Efficiency and productivity — every business strives to improve both, and Portales’ Sunland Peanuts believe they have done just that after taking advantage of a unique state program. New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership consults existing small and medium sized manufacturing businesses on how they can work more productively through […]

Sanchez makes cut in Texas

PNT Staff Report WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Portales High School golfer Donavin Sanchez is tied for 10th place in the Texas Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament going into the final round today. According to his father, Martin Sanchez, Donavin made the 40-player cut to be included in the final round of the three-day tournament which features […]

Resurrection makes a new world possible

By Joan Clayton Many thoughts come to mind when I think of Easter. I call it “Resurrection Day.” I think of the great sacrifice Jesus made for you and me, the pain, the shame and the agony he endured. He came to give us “life and to give it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) How many […]

Newspaper editor makes New Year’s predictions

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s time to rub the old crystal ball, or in my case scratch the top of my balding pate, and make a few prognostications about what’s ahead of us in 2007. I don’t take this annual duty lightly and readers mustn’t take it seriously. • With the acquisition this […]

Senior center hosts chili cook-off

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Yum, was the word one judge used to describe the chili that was entered in the fifth annual chili cook-off hosted by the Portales Senior Citizen Center on Tuesday night. The event raises funds for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. With the introduction of the five judges, chosen from […]

‘Windy City’ title in dispute

By Ryn Gargulinski Whomever dubbed Chicago the “Windy City” had it all wrong. That nickname should have been reserved for Clovis, and other eastern New Mexico places with equally windswept plains, where someone once told me the wind whips so hard it blows over freight trains. (I believed them for months and refused to drive […]

Thanksgiving treats

Compiled by Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Debi Lee Portales city manager • What is your favorite dessert? Dr Pepper cake • Why is that your favorite? Because it’s chocolate and it’s rich. You can only stand to eat it once or twice a year. • How often do you eat it? Holidays • Who makes […]

Get over it: Blame game only brings shame

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I spent the early part of my adult life playing the blame game. You know how that works. To quote my 3-year-old niece, Marissa, “It’s not my fault!” Now that I’ve entered the 30-something years, tilting closer toward the big 40 in which I’ve been there and done that, and […]

Whispers can mean so much

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist He first saw me in front of a grocery store… a 13- year- old fat girl wearing ugly glasses eating an ice cream cone. That this tall lanky, handsome kid should even notice me made me believe in miracles. He smiled at me and I smiled back thinking, Was […]