ENMU homecoming adds new events

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Argen Duncan Homecoming is lurching its way to Eastern New Mexico University. This year has a zombie theme: “It’s a Thriller.” The homecoming schedule includes the long-standing traditions of the football game, bonfire, parade and tailgate party. The mix also includes new events such as the “Zombie Circus Extravaganza” play and the official re-opening of […]

New trial under way in 2008 Clovis shooting case

Jared Tucker A new trial is under way for Anthony Casillas, 23, who is charged with two shooting deaths in Clovis in 2008. District Attorney Matt Chandler said 911 tapes from the night of the shooting were introduced Tuesday morning as evidence after opening statements. The trial in District Court in Portales is expected to […]

My turn: Motorist ends up on YouTube in roundabout way

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I’ve done pretty dumb things behind the wheel of a car in the past. But I have never tried driving through the center of a roundabout, like the guy in this video. A church in Clovis has a camera facing the intersection of Llano Estacado and Norris streets, directly on the roundabout. And personally, I’d […]

Manners sign of respect

Clyde Davis Pulling into the crowded drive-through of a fast food chain restaurant on a Saturday morning, I paid for the iced mocha and began to fold the change back into my wallet. The young woman taking the money at the window looked at me in a way which gives life to the clich

Agencies seek fan donations

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Clarence Plank United Way of Eastern New Mexico and Matt 25 Hope Center are teaming up to help Curry and Roosevelt county residents in need stay cool over the summer. The agencies are asking for donations of fans or air conditioners to beat the heat. “There were a lot of requests for it last year,” […]

Portales past: June 24, 1955

June 24, 1955: Two Oklahoma City men, bicycling their way to California in search of work, passed through eastern New Mexico. One of the men said they’d been averaging 120 miles per day, riding from dawn to dusk.

Portales past: June 18, 1945

June 18, 1945: A 7-year-old Bethel boy was killed when he fell from a tractor he was riding and was struck by the rear wheel. The boy and his brother were on their way home from a neighbor’s when the accident occurred.

Left supports public funding

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It looks like the way the Right despises ACORN, the Left does the Tea Party. It may not even be so much about their political stances, although that is part of it for sure. It is sad, though, that supporters of Obama had no problem with — indeed […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Slinging mud and United Way

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing.Web site of the day The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100000169033411 Slinging mud The Fifth annual Mud Volleyball Tournament is Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University starting at 10 a.m. Five courts will be dug behind Lincoln Hall. They also plan to play […]

Teen program makes way to eastern New Mexico

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Dallas Jessup knew she would be helping her classmates at her Portland Ore., high school when she made a film about self defense. What she didn’t know is that the film would grow into a world-wide non-profit organization now credited for starting a revolution. The film teaches self-defense techniques. Jessup, 18, said when she was […]

Painting is their passion

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Two artists are hoping to paint their way into a new business in Clovis. Childhood friends Tasha Hicks and Megen Graddy, both 22, decided they’d like to paint murals for a living. They started by offering their work for free — with a mural for a store on Grand […]

United Way of Eastern New Mexico honors Nancy Taylor for volunteer work

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer cal food bank, Nancy Taylor received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the United Way of Eastern New Mexico annual banquet Thursday night. The event at Eastern New Mexico University also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the local United Way organization, recognized current and past contributors and looked toward the […]

United Way, Comcast to build office space for Dream Center

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The United Way of Eastern New Mexico and Comcast are teaming up to help build office space for the Portales Dream Center on April 24. It is part the United Way’s Day of Caring and Comcast’s Cares Day, which the organizations rotate between Clovis and Portales each year. Christina […]

United Way celebrating anniversary at banquet

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer United Way of Eastern New Mexico is celebrating the last 50 years and looking into the next half-century at its annual banquet Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University. The event celebrates the end of the annual fundraising campaign and, this year, the organization’s 50th anniversary. Erinn Burch, executive director […]

Richardson signs Ute Water Project legislation

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson cleared the way for the next step in the Ute Water Project, signing new legislation Saturday in Clovis. House Bill 15, signed into law in a ceremony at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, changes the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority into a utility authority. The authority […]

United Way raises $514,694

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico campaign season ended with $514,694 raised in Curry and Roosevelt counties, according to a news release. The amount raised is 87 percent of the community-wide goal of $580,000 and is about $15,000 less than was raised last year, the release said. Of the $500,000 goal […]

Deadline nears for United Way donations

PNT Staff Report Monday is the last day to donate to the United Way of Eastern New Mexico, according to a press release. So far, $482,994 has been donated towards the $580,000 goal. Curry County has raised $407,791 toward its $500,000 goal and Roosevelt County has raised $75,203 toward its $80,000 goal. Information: 769-2103

Monday last day to donate to United Way

Freedom New Mexico Monday is the last day to donate to the United Way of Eastern New Mexico, according to a press release. So far, $482,994 has been donated towards the $580,000 goal. Curry County has raised $407,791 toward its $500,000 goal and Roosevelt County has raised $75,203 toward its $80,000 goal. Information: 769-2103

Cowboy poets appreciates rural way of life

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Cowboy poet Baxter Black can’t stand spaghetti, but he greatly appreciates a rural, Western way of life for the values of its people. “That includes work ethic, independence, entrepreneurism, family, loyalty, patriotism,” he explained during a telephone interview Monday. “I could keep going and say belligerence, cantankerousness, etc. There’s […]

Schools utilizing text, e-mail notification systems

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer For area schools, new ways of communicating now mean just a few keystrokes can open the door to reaching the community. Floyd Municipal Schools is one example of schools changing the way they inform faculty, staff, parents and students when school is closed or delayed, as was the case […]