Portales FFA Banquet

The Portales FFA annual banquet was called to order at 6:30 p.m. May 6. District President Melissa Fretus gave a speech. The FFA creed was given by Wil Hodnett. The greenhand parlimentary procedure team opened the banquet. Awards given out at the banquet included: • Beef Production — Cayli Sanders • Sheep Production — Kendall […]

PHS speech team headed to nationals

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Christian Townsend is learning the art of “polite” persuasion by watching C-SPAN and the technicalities of structuring a powerful deliverance by studying Martin Luther King Jr’s famous, “I Have a Dream” speech. Townsend is one of four Portales High School students who have qualified to compete in the National […]

Local Briefs March 5

Blackwood Legacy to perform The Nashville-based Blackwood Legacy gospel group, featuring former Blackwood Brothers Quartet lead singer and Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee, Rick Price will be performing at 7 p.m Thursday at New Testament Baptist Church, Second and Elgin in Portales. Admission is free, an offering will be taken. The group, including Washington […]

Neither party in any shape to advance cause of liberty

He talked about wanting to do what was best for the party and for the country and at some level he was no doubt quite sincere. But last week, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney acted like the businessman he was while amassing the fortune that made it possible for him to play politics, and decided […]

Iranian president OK, but not ROTC?

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist Last week, Columbia University was on my mind — not because I wanted to think about it but because, being an alumna, I was bombarded by e-mails, statements from alumni offices and all sorts of comments regarding Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s speech at the university. My e-mail box was full of […]

Freedom of speech must be protected

Editorial “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press …” It’s difficult to imagine a greater abridgement of that constitutionally guaranteed freedom than a government agency that demands private broadcasters must air views contrary to their own. That essentially is what the former Fairness Doctrine entailed, […]

Political speech regulations revisited following ruling

Editorial In 2002 the McCain-Feingold election regulations legislation, or Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), became law. The law made it illegal for a corporation to use its general treasury funds to pay for “electioneering communication,” within 30 days of a federal primary election or 60 days of a federal general election. Despite obvious concerns about […]

Graduation ‘bittersweet’ for Clovis Christian seniors

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers With boys robed in blue and gold gowns and girls in white, 17 students graduated from Clovis Christian School on Friday night. The commencement ceremony, which also featured students carrying yellow roses for their moms, was held in the sanctuary of the private school. “This is bittersweet,” said CCS graduate […]

Feb. 2, 1978

Lynda Fisher and Kris Fickling spoke to the Causey Home Extension Club today. Lynda Fisher is a senior majoring in psychology and minoring in communication. She will be presenting a persuasive speech on Human Rights in Experimental Research. Kris Fickling is a senior majoring in communications and minoring in Business Administration. Ms. Fickling presented an […]

Jan. 30, 1968

A cast of eight Eastern new Mexico University students has been selected for “Flibbertygibbett,” the Children’s Theatre Tour produced by the school of speech and drama. Richard Lokken, assistant professor in speech and drama and director of the tour, announced the cast, which will begin rehearsals immediately. Tour dates are scheduled March 1-12 in eastern […]