Obama ready to tackle tasks that await him

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps befitting the times, it was a sober, almost subdued speech, capping a ceremony that was serious and sober. President Obama called for “a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world.” In recognition of the […]

Donations to Salvation Army programs increase

By Jenna DeWitt: Freedom New Mexico Despite economic hard times, Clovis and Portales still gave generously to the Salvation Army’s three holiday programs, Red Kettles, Angel Tree and The Empty Stocking Fund. Monetary donations were up 16 percent, according to Salvation Army figures. The biggest increase was in kettle collections, which helped offset a 27-percent […]

Shame you can’t buy common sense

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Have economic hard times avoided you so far? Well, they don’t have to, because there are plenty of investment opportunities for people with just too much disposable income. Perhaps you’ve seen the Snuggie, a fleece blanket that’s basically a robe, with arm holes and a hood. It’s $19.99 […]

Oct. 24, 1903

An ad in the Portales Times advertised lots for sale in the “New and Thriving Town of Portales … the new County Seat of Roosevelt County, New Mexico.”

Lone Star Conference Volleyball Weekly Update

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Sept. 16, 1909

Portales Sanitarium ran an ad in the Portales Times as “a modern, ethically conducted, homelike institution, for medical and surgical cases, obstetrics and diseases of women.”

Downtown crash

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A two-vehicle accident at the corner of Second and Main streets just before 8 p.m. Thursday resulted in one person being transported to the hospital. Details were unavailable at press times.

Investment firms’ agriculture venture a welcome move

Editorial The New York Times reports that in light of the world food crisis, large private investment funds around the world are going beyond placing bets on agricultural commodities like corn, wheat, soybeans and the like. Several are buying farmland, fertilizer, grain elevators, barges and ships. They figure that although the current run-up in food […]

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Standings All Times MST Men South Division Div. All W-L W-L Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 5-0 Tarleton State 0-0 5-1 Abilene Christian 0-0 4-1 West Texas A&M 0-0 6-2 Angelo State 0-0 3-2 Midwestern State 0-0 2-4 Eastern New Mexico 0-0 2-5 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Southwestern Oklahoma 0-0 7-0 Central Oklahoma 0-0 6-1 […]

Lone Star Conference weekly football update

Freedom Newspapers Standings All Times MDT LONE STAR CONFERENCE South Division Div. All W-L W-L Midwestern State 1-0 5-0 West Texas A&M 1-0 5-0 Abilene Christian 1-0 4-1 Tarleton State 0-0 5-0 Eastern New Mexico 0-1 4-1 Angelo State 0-1 1-3 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-1 1-4 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma 1-0 2-3 […]

Weekly LSC Football Update

Standings All Times MDT South Division Div. All W-L W-L Tarleton State 0-0 3-0 Eastern New Mexico 0-0 2-0 Midwestern State 0-0 2-0 West Texas A&M 0-0 2-0 Abilene Christian 0-0 1-1 Angelo State 0-0 0-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 0-2 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Southwestern Oklahoma 0-0 2-1 Central Oklahoma 0-0 1-1 Southeastern […]

Prep scores

Staff and wire reports Friday All times MDT Eldorado at Clovis, 7 p.m. Chaparral at Texico, 7 p.m. Carrizozo at Fort Sumner, 7 p.m. Gateway Christian at Melrose, 7 p.m. Clovis Christian at Valley Christian, 7 p.m. Floyd at Menaul, 7 p.m. Tucumcari at Espanola, 7 p.m. San Jon at House, 4 p.m. Farwell at […]

Quick start helps Tularosa competitor

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — The first one out of the chute may be the victim of some nerves, but there are advantages to that, too. On Friday afternoon, Tularosa’s Lon Danley was the first to go in the 9-12 steer riding competition. Danley had one thing in mind as his steer, with […]

Graduation prompts mixed emotions

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Eighteen-year-old senior Isaiah Dawson has faced a few challenges on his path to graduation. In four years, he had attended five different high schools, three in Albuquerque, then Clovis and Portales, he said. “I’ve just been bouncing around,” Dawson said. Dawson, along with, 141 of his Portales High School […]

Parents: There’s no such thing as normal

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist Parents seem to obsess about what’s normal for their children, wanting to make sure little ones fall within the right parameters for their ages. This obsession is not placated by the pediatrician’s reassurance that our children are indeed more than normal. We hope that they are and will be better […]