Religious views shouldn’t matter

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I do not enjoy upsetting people, but intellectual honesty requires that I address Rick Santorum’s “phony theology” remark. Santorum, a fine family man, said that the president’s policies are “not about you. It’s not about your quality of life. It’s not about your jobs. It’s about some phony ideal. Some phony theology. Oh, not a […]

Romney has best policies on conflict

Freedom New Mexico The Republican debates Saturday night and Sunday morning were intended to give last-minute guidance to voters in New Hampshire, which holds its presidential primary today. But they were useful also to voters in military-rich eastern New Mexico. The candidates offered glimpses into how they view the armed forces, overseas conflicts and when […]

Guest column: Adoption selfless act on both ends

By Carolyn Tollett: Guest columnist Column mug in Rick’s e-mail

My turn: Zingers telling of today’s culture

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I could write about comments I heard on TV that Texas governor Rick Perry is a “brunette Bush” or “Bush on steroids” or, to add my own biased commentary, Obama is a brunette “Bill Clinton.” While our country spirals into more debt and cultural decline, I’m taking on a deeper issue, “zingers.” “Of Thee I […]

Graduations —

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Stanley [image# 1, align=right, size=medium] Stephen Eric Stanley, son of Rick and Donna Stanley of Texico, graduated from Oregon Health Science University with a degree in dentistry, and will practice in Albuquerque. He is a 1999 Texico High School graduate, and a 2003 Eastern New Mexico University graduate. He is pictured with his wife, Jennifer.

Ticket feature: Nashville gospel group performing in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico The Blackwood Legacy will perform a free gospel concert in Clovis Sunday. Coming from Nashville, the Blackwood Legacy features worship musicians Luke and Jake Yates and Rick Price. Price is a member of the Gospel Hall of Fame and the former lead singer of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. The performance will take […]

Weddings — Sept. 19

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Jamerson Micah Lauren Mayfield of Texico and Cody Don Jamerson of Friona were married July 29, 2010, at Gallery Fifteen in Texico. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Marti Mayfield of Texico. The groom is the son of Rick and D’Lynn Jamerson of Friona. Bridesmaids were Morgan Mayfield and McKenzi Mayfield. The maid […]

Fire departments team up for annual training

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Cannon and Clovis firefighters take turns extinguishing cargo bay fires during a training exercise Monday. Cannon Deputy Fire Chief Rich Givney said the silver protective gear used for aircraft firefighting not only protects from fire, but it reflects heat. Cannon Air Force Base and the Clovis Fire Department teamed up […]

Perry correct to question school funding

Freedom New Mexico Texas Gov. Rick Perry has gotten plenty of grief for rejecting federal “stimulus” money in the past year. Criticism over his latest “No thank you” has been particularly harsh, as it would have brought as much as $750 million for Texas public schools. The money is part of $4.35 billion in “economic […]

MVD presents residents with new Web site

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico State officials were in Clovis and Portales Wednesday announcing the launch of a new Motor Vehicle Division website designed to streamline services. Rick Homans, secretary of Taxation and Revenue, said the site, which debuted about two weeks ago, will help cut down on wait times at local MVD offices. […]

Chili crop checked by available labor

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Portales farmer Rick Ledbetter said labor issues and crop prices have affected just how much chili he grows. Ledbetter, who has been growing chili for seven years, said he has six people helping with this year’s harvest of green chili, which he sells at the Farmers’ Markets in Clovis […]

Spokesman warns against dangers of smokeless tobacco

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Rick Bender is a living testament to the destruction tobacco, including smokeless tobacco, can do. Bender, who lost part of his jaw due to oral cancer, spoke to Portales youth Saturday at the Teens Take Control Summit at the Portales Recreation Center. Bender, 46, has testified before Congress in […]

June 2 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael The area is still high and dry and still needing rain. The irrigation crops are looking good but as far as I know there have been some dry land crops planted. It is shocking how the wheat has dried in the past week. It looks dead ripe and ready for harvesting. It […]

South County News, August 6

By Charlie Carmichael School Alert Summer is almost over so I was given these back-to-school dates for grades 7-12: School starts August 21. All returning and prospective students can register between 9 a.m. – noon from next Monday to Aug. 14. Good News Dora School will serve breakfast this year for the first time, this […]