My turn: Pickles among my pet peeves

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By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico A few things that annoy me: • E-mails marked “urgent” that clearly are not urgent. Especially those that come from royalty who need my help transferring millions of dollars out of their politically troubled countries. I can’t help everybody. • Junk mail telling me I’ve “qualified to [...]

Pet of the week

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“Play Dough” is a male mixed breed, about 7 months old. Portales Animal Shelter workers say he is playful, submissive and good with children and other dogs. He is available for adoption.

Losing family pet always rough

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Without human offspring, dogs have always been like children for my wife and I. This week we’re grieving the loss of a family member. Our pets give us so much love and fill lonely voids with soft ears to stroke. When they die they rip our hearts out. We knew [...]

Pet peeves reveal personal side

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Mostly I write on topics I suspect concern a wide enough audience. Columnists don’t just write on anything that pops into their minds but need to do a bit of service to reader-clients. But I think it’s OK, now and then, to indulge myself with a topic or [...]

McDonald’s owners search for Wendy

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The search for Wendy has reached a scale unseen for many dogs: A description of her flashes across electronic message boards at two Clovis restaurants; her photo appears in a 6-inch-long Clovis News Journal advertisement; a $500 reward and free hamburgers are promised for her return. Her owners, Clovis residents [...]

Portales launches pet program

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales animal shelter has developed a new system of reuniting lost pets and owners. Working in conjunction with the Portales News-Tribune and KSEL radio, the shelter will make daily public service announcements about lost and located pets. “It’s another way to find a pet,” Senior Animal [...]

Caring for quirky pets takes patience

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist Even though pets are difficult, we still love them to death. My husband and I have three pets: two dogs and a cat. We have had our two pugs, Monty, a male, and Tiny, a female, since they were puppies. While they love us unconditionally, Tiny is a normal dog [...]

Portales’ business climate is good

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Business is booming with more than 10 new businesses which have been started in Portales over the last year, according to the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Annual Report. It’s an encouraging sign for Kim Huffman, Community Development Director, and chamber officials. “Portales is growing,” Huffman said. “The business [...]

Graduates: One idea is all you need

By Kevin Wilson To the graduating class of 2005: Your future could not be brighter, as you are set to move on to the next step from whatever high school/college/trade school you’re graduating from this month. I’d like to be the first to congratulate you, but I’d really like to thank you for not inviting [...]

Children big winners at fair

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Janet Bresenham Where else but the county fair can a contestant take a puppy, a fish, a kitten or even a stuffed animal and win a prize? One of the highlights of the Roosevelt County Fair this was the assortment of children’s events Saturday afternoon, including the Kiwanis Pet Show, the stick horse race, dummy [...]