Portales polling places combined

PNT staff report The city of Portales will use a central polling place — the auditorium in the Portales Memorial Building — for today’s election. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is the first time one poll location will be used in a municipal election. The city did use one polling location […]

Up to 4 more inches of snow expected

lvqt5n-lvqt3g126weather1web.jpg

Eastern New Mexico has already seen up to 3.5 inches of snow in places and another 2 to 4 inches are expected today.

With poverty rising, don’t use wrong solutions

Freedom New Mexico Our hearts go out to the poor and everyone hurting from the recession. New Census figures tell us 1 in 15 Americans is poor, a record high. Some reflexively call for redistributing wealth, increasing taxes, expanding social safety nets. All at a price. Such tactics also have other detrimental effects. America remains […]

Don’t mistake redistribution for prosperity

Freedom New Mexico One reason we cannot get the economy on track is the mass economic ignorance that enables politicians to pass off redistribution schemes as growth. Some children, seeing a rabbit pulled from a hat, surmise that magic hats produce rabbits. Similarly, gullible adults see government programs as sources of wealth. The rabbit did […]

My turn: Facebook makes me hungry

I recently found and was added to a new group on Facebook. Some former residents put together a group dedicated to old Portales memories.The group quickly grew and now has almost 500 members. Many of them are past graduates and people who have moved away over the years. Some of them report to have been […]

Commentary: Air Force places strong emphasis on values

By Chief Master Sgt. Jon E. Mountjoy: 27th Special Operations Group chief enlisted manager Our Air Force core values: Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do, are not just what we do, they’re who we are. We emulate these values because they are the standard for behavior, not only in the […]

Calvary Baptist Church celebrating 75th anniversary

l98arl-l98aqq924calvarymorganweb.jpg

Argen Duncan After two mission churches, three meeting places and more than 20 pastors, Calvary Baptist Church in Portales is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The church was organized on Aug. 4, 1935, with 58 charter members. The congregation is holding an anniversary celebration Oct. 3. Plans for the day include a chuck wagon breakfast and […]

My turn: Take time to savor life

I recently came across this most appropriate quote by Henry David Thoreau, and in the comics of all places. The timing was right. Lately, I don’t know whether I’m coming or going; sometimes it’s both, at the same time. The quote reads, “The truly efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with […]

Cannon airman places in talent competition

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials here selected the top 11 Air Force entertainers from 74 airmen who gathered for the annual Air Force Worldwide Talent Search Jan. 17 through 25 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The Air Force’s top talents were chosen after nine days of […]

Musical chairs solved with duct tape

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist One of my favorite places to shop during the holiday season are office-supply stores. There are pens on sale, Post-It notes on sale, media storage devices on sale — and half-price chairs to sit in while you’re waiting in line. About two years ago, I purchased one of these half-price […]

Variety of festivals planned for Halloween

lvb5hp-lvb541raw1127kaitlynnrobertson.jpg

Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Afterschool Program Director Andrea Copenhaver works on a grave for the Portales Recreation Center on Tuesday. The center’s haunted house is going to be open to the public 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and the cost of admission is $5. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Clovis […]

Variety of festivals planned for Halloween

ks7cgb-1028halloweenactweb.jpg

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Clovis and Portales ghosts and ghouls this Halloween have a lot of places to choose from to scare up some family fun. A number of places have events planned for Halloween and the day before. The Portales Recreation Center is one of them. “We’re going to have people jumping […]

ENMU’s Harris places 14th in NCAA Division II triple jump

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Kyle Harris placed 14th in NCAA Division II national triple jump track and field competition on Saturday night at Angelo State University. Harris went 45-7 1/4 inches, bettering his mark of 45-0 1/2 in the 2007 national meet in Charlotte, N.C. Harris, from […]

Discover home by getting away

By Capt. Tyler Moore: 27th SOW Equal Opportunity office Discover Home, a travel fair/expo sponsored by the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, provided maps, brochures and visitor guides about local events, attractions and activities on April 24 at The Landing. As a Cannon military member and Clovis resident, I believe everyone in this area […]

Council will consider greenery for entry points, courthouse

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The comprehensive plan for the Portales downtown area includes greenery around the Roosevelt County Courthouse and gateway structures at key points. At the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday in City Hall, Lee D. Einsweiler of Code Studio design company from Austin, Texas, presented the comprehensive plan. Einsweiler suggested five […]

Art committee meeting set

PNT staff The New Mexico Arts Local Selection Committee of the Art in Public Places program is scheduled to meet for finalist presentations tor the commission at Eastern New Mexico University’s Science Building. The public meeting is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the Science Building, Room 231. An executive session is […]

Pastor set to trade places

k8vbka-1017pastorjoelhorne1.jpg

Freedom New Mexico It’s been a long time coming, but after 35 years in active ministry, the Rev. Joel H. Horne says he’s looking forward to trading his place behind the pulpit for sitting by his wife in the pew. Horne, who will turn 70 this Halloween, will officially retire Sunday as the senior pastor, […]

Fears must be faced

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Rome has a nice and mild climate: we usually have four seasons and no extreme weather phenomenons. Growing up, the most I worried about when it came to weather was to make sure that I avoided riding my scooter when it was raining hard. I never experienced a tornado until I […]

Just swipe it and get on with it

The science fiction dream of a cash-free society is pretty much here these days. The little debit cards we all carry and the online bill paying software have even made checks nearly obsolete. Nearly, but not quite. There are still a couple of places in my life where I can’t swipe and enter my secret […]

Aug 24 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The area is really getting soaked lately, with the area around Pep getting the most so far. At Pep and regions west, some reported five inches of rain Saturday. There was some hail damage on crops to the southeast of Pep early last week. Some cotton was just about destroyed in the […]