PHS students bring ‘My Fair Lady’ to stage

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Betty Williamson Poor Professor Higgins. When Portales High School junior Bryan Gore assumes the role of the curmudgeonly phoneticist Henry Higgins in this weekend’s production of Lerner and Loewe’s musical, “My Fair Lady,” he will be faced with the added challenge of refining not one, but two Eliza Doolittles. PHS senior Haley Bonner and junior […]

New facility boosts expo attendance

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The new Roosevelt County Events Arena played a major role in the success of this year’s Roosevelt County Ag Expo, according to expo officials. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce director Karl Terry said in previous years the two-day event had exhibitions divided between as many as seven buildings and areas. “It was like an Easter […]

My turn: Reactions varied on role of women

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The young women in last week’s column who espoused traditional roles for women, based on Biblical principles, received mixed support. Here is a sampling:

Melrose’s Barnard reprises QB role

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Eric Butler Even though he was from a small high school, given that he was big and athletic, it wasn’t a major shock to see Melrose’s Clint Barnard see action at linebacker at New Mexico Highlands during his redshirt freshman season this fall with the Cowboys. But when a slew of injuries at the quarterback […]

Food at the speed of life: Food column now features online show

My food columnist role has expanded to include “cooking show hostess.” Sort of. Freedom New Mexico has started a parenting section that runs online and in a quarterly newspaper section. I do a monthly online video demonstration of cooking with kids. The first demonstration, “Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas,” is at www.parenthoodnm.com. I’ve also filmed demos […]

My turn: Food columnist delves into videos

Argen Duncan My food columnist role has expanded to include “cooking show hostess.” Sort of. Freedom New Mexico has started a parenting section that runs online and as a magazine, The ParentHOOD. I do a monthly online video demonstration of cooking with kids. The first demonstration, “Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas,” is at www.parenthoodnm.com. I’ve also […]

Cannon airman plays role in Tops in Blue

USAF: Airman 1st Class Desiree Esposito Airman 1st Class Jette Warnick, front, center, performs with Tops in Blue at Ramstein Air Base on Oct. 17. Warnick is assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Before the most recent Superbowl, a group of background singers […]

Their view: Philanthropy should play bigger role in education

Philanthropy should play bigger role in education

U.S. needs to re-examine role in drug war

Freedom New Mexico Officials say the death of Jaime Zapata could lead to a reassessment of U.S. policy for its residents, particularly government employees, in Mexico. That’s probably little comfort to the families of dozens of U.S. citizens whose trips to Mexico have proved fatal, or David Hartley, a Texas resident who is presumed dead […]

Their view: State trust lands provide for its residents

State Land Commissioner Ray Powell talks about the role of his office: New Mexico has been blessed in so many ways, one being our extensive non-renewable resources — oil, natural gas, coal, and potash — on our 13 million acres of public trust lands. The royalties from these non-renewable resources have helped educate every child […]

Former Portales football player inducted into NMAA Hall of Fame

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Kevin Wilson A Portales native who played a role in numerous Clovis High School championships has been given the New Mexico Activities Association’s highest honor. Dale Fullerton, a 1968 graduate of Portales High School, was announced Monday as a 2011 inductee into the NMAA Hall of Fame. Fullerton, now superintendent at Bovina Schools, said he […]

First Amendment still plays vital role

Freedom New Mexico What sprang to life from a quill pen but helps ensure that people can explore cyberspace? What thoroughly secular instrument nevertheless ranks as one of organized religion’s greatest allies? What’s old and wrinkled yet still relevant well into its third century? It’s the First Amendment, contradictions and all, and today it celebrates […]

Student group protesting candidate visit

Argen Duncan A disagreement has arisen among two groups at Eastern New Mexico University as to whether gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez should have been invited to speak as a role model for Hispanic people. Hispanic Heritage Month activities organizers invited Martinez to speak as a role model to encourage students, but a Hispanic advocacy group […]

Acquisition reform plays key role in cost savings

WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials have the opportunity to save billions of taxpayer dollars through acquisitions reform, but only if they grow their workforce with the right federal workers in place to oversee contracts, a senior Pentagon official said July 15. “There is a significant opportunity to save billions of dollars, but only if we […]

Habitat for Humanity seeks executive director

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity, which serves Curry and Roosevelt counties, is seeking a new executive director. Longtime director Joyce Davis has informed the board of directors she plans to step down from the role and remain on in a volunteer role, effected July 1. The executive director is the chief operating officer of […]

Young actress lands lead role in ‘Robin Hood’

Courtesy photo: Cheryl Casey Patricia Romero, back, far right, daughter of Cannon Forces Support Squadron Marketing Director Yolanda Romero, played the title role in the play “Robin Hood” at the Joint Air Force and Navy Youth Conference in Dallas last week. The part with the Missoula Children’s Theatre was her first lead role. By Argen […]

Base youth prepares for lead role in Navy, Air Force youth conference play

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A local girl is walking “a pathway to my dream” as she prepares for the lead role in a play to be performed in front of 600 people. Patricia Romero, the 14-year-old daughter of Cannon Air Force Base Forces Support Squadron Marketing Director Yolanda Romero, is portraying Robin Hood […]

School board to discuss test results

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education is set to hear a report on Adequate Yearly Progress test results at their meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the district administration building. The agenda also includes discussion of a revision to the educational assistant salary schedule for next school year; policy changes for […]

New senior center director also leading transit system

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Dawn Kryder has had a wide range of experience trying to aid people through government service. The newest project for Kryder, 48, is her role as the new director for the Portales Senior Citizens Center. Kryder succeeds James “Jim” Good at the director’s job, since he retired to “enjoy […]

SERE training plays key role in aircrew mission

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Tech. Sgt. Anthony Proctor demonstrates the first three of five phases of evasion during Code of Conduct Continuation Training. By Senior Airman Thomas Trower: 27th SOW Public Affairs It is a pilot and crewmember’s worst nightmare: their aircraft goes down in unfriendly or unfamiliar territory. Threats could include […]