GOP blueprint should include return to roots

Freedom New Mexico It’s tough enough for a party to lose a national election, but even tougher for its leaders to listen to the myriad advice from all corners, including from the pundits on Freedom Communications editorial pages. So the Republican Party must now endure the ritualistic finger-pointing, circular firing squad and lectures following Democratic […]

Roosevelt County crews help out with Ike’s effects

By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer Three Roosevelt County emergency medical technicians are scheduled to return soon from aiding in the Hurricane Ike recovery effort.

Aug. 24, 2008 Portales Junior High News

School opens smoothly Principal Steve Harris thanks the students and their parents for their help in getting this school year is off to a great start. Each student received a packet of information for them and their parents or guardians. Harris requests parents to sign, and students to return the forms to their first hour […]

Mom’s tax return filed for free

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer When my daughter Laura was a toddler, she would say, “When I grow up, I’m going to smoke cigarettes and do income taxes like grandma!” Laura would sit on the couch next to Mom, with one of Mom’s calculators in hand, and wearing play reading glasses, she would scribble […]

Young Zia team officially Daniel’s

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico After two stints as “interim” coach, Amber Daniel finally has that title on a permanent basis for the Eastern New Mexico University softball program. And while Daniel has more of “her” players with 13 newcomers heading into the 2008 campaign, she said it has always felt like her team. […]

Phone users eligible for tax refund

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers As a working mother, Candace Montgomery uses her cell phone frequently to maintain contact with her two teenage daughters. And the teenagers use their phones to talk for hours, text message, and download music and ringtones. “Their cell phones are like an extra appendage,” Montgomery said. “I swear it is […]

Cannon families await arrival

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers It could be today, tomorrow or even Saturday, but after more than five months, Jennie Halfmann knows her husband is coming home from deployment soon. Msgt. Robert Halfmann is one of approximately 300 Cannon Air Force Base airmen returning this week from Iraq, base spokesperson Sgt. Brandon Seals said Tuesday. […]

Counting cranes

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers MULESHOE — From the cab of his white pickup truck, Harold Beierman scans the quiet lakes. He is checking up on some seasonal guests. Peering through a pair of binoculars, he counts the leggy birds, one by one. Beierman will do this every dawn until winter ends. He estimates 16,000 sandhill […]

Dec. 12 Faith Triumphant School News

Geography bee Congratulations to the geography bee first- and second-place winners, Bryce Harrison and Reshea Kelly. Reading contest FTCS recently had “The Pumpkin Patch Reading Contest.” Students were asked to read as many books as they could. After each book they read, they had to give a small oral report to their teacher telling about […]

Dec. 5 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Thank you to Christopher Nicholson for coming to talk to the school about your mission trip to Africa. It was very interesting, and we learned many things. Stories and Christmas trees are due by Wednesday for the contest.  Remember, winners will be announced on Friday in chapel. The Christmas party and gift […]