Vote on education program needed soon

Freedom New Mexico Arne Duncan, President Barack Obama’s education secretary (a position that shouldn’t exist at the federal level, but is hardly likely to be abolished), has been somewhat less the tool of the education establishment and teachers unions than might have been expected. He has pushed for higher standards in testing regimens and more […]

Desire only qualification needed

By Grant McGee: FNM columnist I was at one of those community dinners we have around here from time to time when someone asked me a question that gave me pause. “What sort of training did you have to have to be a DJ?” asked Robert, who was in charge of taking tickets. I got […]

Veterans honored at local ceremonies

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Those who recognize freedom comes with responsibility and sacrifice, those who raised their right hands and offered themselves fully for what needed to be done — these are the people recognized and honored on Veterans Day, the Cannon Air Force Base wing commander said. Col. Stephen A. Clark was […]

Ceremony honors local veterans

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Bataan Death March survivor Irvin Butler of Portales sits while attendees sing “America the Beautiful” during the 63rd annual American Legion Tribute to Veterans Wednesday at the Memorial Building. He and the widows of other local survivors were given gifts of appreciation at the event. By Argen Duncan: PNT senior […]

Private, public partnership needed

By Beverlee McClure: Guest columnist When the Legislature meets in special session on Saturday, the state will address issues shared with many private businesses in New Mexico — declining revenues and increased costs in a challenging economic climate. The state’s shortfall has been caused not only by declining revenues as is the case for many […]

Sharpton’s help not needed

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist It’s happened in other lifetimes. Just not mine. A small percentage of me, the part that’s not about common sense, wants to see Rush Limbaugh join the fraternity of NFL ownership. It wants to see African-American players boycott a professional sports franchise. And it wants to see an all-white team […]

Sept. 8, 1955

Roosevelt County needed 500 broomcorn pullers if that year’s crop was to be saved. Robert Dunn, manager of the New Mexico employment office, said in the Portales Daily Tribune. Dunn estimated the broomcorn crop in the county at approximately 30,000 acres that year and said most of it would have to be taken from the […]

Traffic detour planned

PNT Staff Report In order to lay sewer line connecting Sunland Inc. to the City of Portales sewer system, contractors plan to detour traffic on Kilgore Avenue at the intersection with U.S. 70 July 21-22, according to a city news release.Kilgore will be closed between U.S. 70 and East Spruce Street with traffic rerouted to […]

May 29 Cannon Community

Trainers needed — Trainers are needed to teach the Dad’s 101 class. Training for the class is today from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Professional Enhancement Center. The next Dad’s 101 class is at 8:30 a.m. June 23 in the 27 SOMDG’s Wingman’s Conference Room. All Cannon beneficiaries are eligible to attend. Information: 784-2474. […]

April 24 Cannon Community

Volunteers needed — Volunteers are needed to assist with track and field practice for the Special Olympics on Tuesdays through May 12. Practices are held at the Yucca Jr. High School track on the corner of 14th and Sycamore streets in Clovis from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Information: 356-5120, 763-6273 or 799-1125. School townhall […]

Senior Olympics opens event

This year only, New Mexico Senior Olympics is open to all state residents age 50 and up with no pre-qualifying needed. The organization is also introducing online registration at www.nmseniorolympics.org. Registration deadline is May 6. This year’s New Mexico Senior Olympics is May 27-31 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Competitions include track, […]

Perspective needed on economy

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist As one who tasted a bit of Nazism and communism, today’s economic fiasco strikes me as relatively mild as human disasters go. For starters, many in America remember the Great Depression and World War II, both of which devastated millions of lives, destroying the bulk and arresting even more. The […]

March 6, Cannon Community

Volunteers needed — 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University. Volunteers are needed for judging purposes at the Regional Science Fair. For information or to volunteer contact Kasey White at 562-2309. Save-a-Life Tour — Tuesday. Drunk-driving briefings/simulator sessions will be scheduled throughout the day. Attendance is mandatory for all military/DoD personnel 26 years and under. […]

Feb. 9, 1954

A mobile X-ray unit was finishing up its rounds in Portales. At the time, 3,126 chest X-ray tests and 2,412 blood tests were taken. Those who needed new checkups were to be called in again.

Prompt action needed to address Illinois scandal

Freedom New Mexico President-elect Barack Obama at one level emerges with surprisingly clean hands from the scandal surrounding Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s arrest for allegedly trying to “sell” the appointment to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Obama. Not only did U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald explicitly say the president-elect was not named in the 76-page […]

Auxiliaries tackle tasks in colorful way

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The women are known as Pink Ladies. The men Red Coats. They volunteer to man the gift shops, front desks, rock babies in the nurseries, make runs for doctors and other errands needed by hospital staff. The Roosevelt General Hospital and Plains Regional Medical Center’s auxiliary stand out at […]

Adequate medical program needed

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections I wish that I had something good to say about my experience with Tricare and military medicine, but today I don’t. While I am fully aware that there are plenty of excellent physicians and medical professionals who do a great job taking care of their patients, I feel disappointed and […]

Intervention sometimes needed in sports

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Once upon a time, in a far, far away land called New England, a group called the Patriots played the game of football very well. They won championship after championship in the National Football League, and almost seemed to anticipate their opponents’ actions in the biggest games. But maybe, […]

Nation needs prayer now more than ever

By Joan Clayton Prayer is needed now more than ever. We have many evils attacking within and without. America is at a crossroads. National Day of Prayer is Thursday. The theme this year is “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.” May we come together […]

Snow brings needed moisture, not enough

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer This Sunday is the time to �spring forward,� but a light snow shower on Thursday seemed to be a �spring back� to winter, bringing with it a small amount of much needed moisture. Roosevelt County residents woke to snowfall which was enough to cover the grass, but not quite […]