Clovis mom charged with child abuse

Sharna Johnson Police have arrested the 21-year-old mother of a 6-month-old boy hospitalized in Lubbock with life-threatening injuries. Amanda Fain was charged Thursday night with abuse of a child resulting in great bodily harm. She is being held at the Curry County jail on $100,000 cash-only bond, jail officials said. Police responded to Fain’s residence […]

ENMU continues celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

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Jared Tucker Celebration and understanding different cultures is the objective behind this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month at Eastern New Mexico University, and coordinators say the free events are open to both students and the public. Daniela Garcia, director of Hispanic Affairs at ENMU, said the month of recognition is geared to educate people about the […]

Monday morning briefing: Hispanic heritage month and the first Make a Wish dinner

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing.Hispanic heritage Eastern New Mexico University’s Hispanic Heritage Month is under way. Hispanic Affairs has events planned almost daily. These include speakers, a presentation on the legend of The Wailing Woman and arts and crafts. Information: Check the ENMU online calendar at www.enmu.edu or call […]

Cooler weather, shorter days in store for Cannon

By Jim Robinson, meteorological tech: 27th Special Operations Support Squadron September begins the gradual but perceptible transition from summer into autumn and features some of the most pleasant weather conditions of the year here. Qualitatively speaking, the typical summertime pattern of relatively frequent late day thunderstorms diminishes through the month as the sun’s influence wanes. […]

Portales man arrested for kidnapping

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PNT staff report A Portales man has been arrested for kidnapping in connection with a beating incident last month. Police said they are searching for two other men who may have also been involved. [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Randall O’Hare, 24, was arrested Friday, posted a $10,000 bond and was released. Luis “Jax” Pietrzak, 26, […]

Short supply plagues food bank

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Jared Tucker Local distributors of food for the needy said Wednesday there is just not enough to go around this month and there are serious questions about availability in August. [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Nancy Taylor, director of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico in Clovis, said her organization did not receive enough food […]

Better ways to combat terrorism than war

Freedom Newspapers Last month the Afghan war became America’s longest, surpassing the previous record of eight years and seven months set by the Vietnam War. In his Dec. 1, 2009, speech to the nation announcing the surge of troops into Afghanistan, President Obama promised, “But taken together, these additional American and international troops will allow […]

Portales Past: July 6, 1960

July 6, 1960: Causey residents were reporting 8.9 inches of rain had fallen on the community since July 1. Portales was reporting 3.93 inches for the month after an overnight drenching.

Weekly news update

Wholesale milk prices rising That milk mustache is topping off a smile these days among local dairy owners. Wholesale milk prices are finally moving up. Roosevelt County dairy owner Alan Anderson says wholesale milk prices were $12.86 per 100 pounds for last month’s milk. That’s in the general break-even range of $12-$14 per hundred weight, […]

Compensated diseases disputed

By Tom Philpott: Military Update VA Secretary Eric Shinseki met with Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, last month to ask that he cancel a hearing on the secretary’s controversial decision to add three diseases to the list of Vietnam veteran illnesses presumed caused by exposure to Agent Orange and […]

Portales past: June 27, 1945

June 27, 1945: A Lt. MacDonald was looking for a furnished house in Portales. He was willing to pay $75 per month, three months in advance, according to a newspaper classified ad.

PHS News — May 18

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Students of the month chosen for April and May The following students were chosen for “Student of the Month” for the month of April: Senior Matthew Poynor, junior Justin Strawn, sophomore Will Sullivan, freshman Kaitlyn Garrett. The following students were chosen for “Student of the Month” for the month of May: Senior Cayla Bergsieker, junior […]

Cannon celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The following events are scheduled for the base during Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month:

Volunteers

Frank Cole, nominated by Sistar Yancy of Christian Believers, is the Hospice of the Sandias volunteer of the month for April. He is an excellent example of not only how volunteers make a difference in the community but the personal benefits of volunteering. Out of work and his self-esteem low, Frank was referred to Chrisitan […]

Portales Junior High news — April 13

NMSBA testing ends Students finished the writing and science part of their state-mandated testing last week. They will have MAPS testing later this month. Data from the MAPS tests gives educators and students alike a look at their learning progress through the year. Money raised for cancer research During the week of March 15-19, students […]

Their view: NM-FOG keeping up fight against secrecy

Twenty years ago this month, Bob Johnson hung out the shingle for the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government. It’s still around, fighting for individuals’ rights to know what government is doing. Sarah Welsh is the non-profit group’s executive director these days. Here’s a snippet she wrote last week on the NM-FOG Web site at […]

Freedom of information should be celebrated

By Sarah Welsh: Guest columnist Sometimes you just need a little perspective. Last month, while politicos and activists of every stripe were hunkered down in the Roundhouse, I slipped away to meet with two small delegations of African officials. They had come to America to learn about public transparency and anti-corruption efforts in an experienced […]

Things I think I know about women

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist I learn about women every day. But fortunately, I get the Cliff notes once a month. That’s the time my Esquire magazine comes, and I scan it for a few constant features, “What I’ve Learned” and “Ten Things You Don’t Know About Women.” The “Ten Things” articles have become basic […]

Guest speaker, barbecue, step show highlight African-American Heritage Month

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Evelyn Chavez Members of the Texas Tech fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha step dance at Cannon Air Force Base on Feb. 25, as part of African-American Heritage Month commemoration. Several fraternities demonstated the a dance form where footwork is the most important part of the dance. The event also included guest speaker […]

Black History Month finale on Thursday

The grand finale for Black History Month at Eastern New Mexico University will be the crowning of Mr. and Ms. Black ENMU at 6 p.m. Thursday in Ground Zero of the Campus Union Building, according to a news release from the university. It is open to the public, and dancing and refreshments are planned to […]