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 […]

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 […]

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 […]