Think it’s racism? Do some research

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico A few weeks ago, we at Freedom New Mexico were afforded the opportunity to speak with Clovis native Jerry Large, who now works as a columnist for the Seattle Times. Large spoke with us about journalism and his history in it, and it sounded like we could be the […]

Presidential candidate Edwards not hypocrite

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Since it’s already come up and will come up more in our campaign season, let’s have a vocabulary lesson. Today’s word is “hypocrisy.” On dictionary.com, it’s “a person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc., that he or she does not actually possess, esp. a person […]

Texico mom: Parsons in hospital before

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Texico woman who had a baby in January at Lubbock’s Covenant Medical Center’s Lakeside Campus says she repeatedly encountered suspected baby kidnapper Rayshaun Parson during her stay. LeBeth Crisp, a mother of five whose youngest daughter was born Jan. 9, said Parson told her she was visiting a friend […]

Poached pheasants reported in area

By Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Game and Fish Department is on the lookout for pheasant dumpers. The department released an Operation Game Thief call Friday in regard to a pile of dead pheasants reported near the intersection of Brady Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Pheasant season ended Dec. 10, according to department […]

Zias beat buzzer

By Greg Price, Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University senior guard Heather Brown is the first to admit she got a little lucky. Brown stole Cameron’s inbound pass, took a dribble and banked a 3-pointer home as the buzzer sounded, giving the Zias a 77-74 victory over Cameron at Greyhound Arena. “She kind of telegraphed […]

Hot toys top shopping lists

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers He’s a furry, red monster with googly eyes who goes by the name of Elmo. And he tops the list of must-have Christmas toys of 2006, according to the Web site www.besttoys2006.com. The original Tickle Me Elmo doll was a Christmas favorite in 1996, with children delighting in the doll’s […]

Dairy owners feeling the heat

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer With temperatures soaring across most of the country, dairy owners are sweating market conditions as much as the heat. Doug Idsinga, a Roosevelt County dairy owner who employs 20 people, said his business has been affected by the heat and the drought. Idsinga said he does his own farming […]

Local oil wells reactivated

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Orbit Petroleum recently activated seven more oil and gas wells in the southern tip of Roosevelt County, bringing their total number of active wells to 35, according to a company press release. The Oklahoma City-based company has plans to re-activate an additional 25 wells in what is known as […]

Obituaries for May 25, 2006

Ronald James Hammar Services: 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church. Ronald James Hammar, 58, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Southwest Regional Medical Complex in Lubbock. Born Aug. 7, 1947, in Clovis to Arnold and Beverly Ann Hammar, he married Carla Blair on Oct. 28, 1995, in Clovis. He was a member […]

Shaming Congress away from pork barrel won’t work

Editorial There’s a serious flaw in the thinking of reformers who believe congressional pork-barrel spending can be curbed by forcing members to attach their names to the pet projects (or “earmarks”) they slip into appropriations bills, in circumvention of the normal budget procedures. They hope bringing more transparency and accountability to the process will shame […]

Centerpieces, quick dinners highlight ‘Creative Living’

Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on centerpieces and quick dinnertime menus will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are MST). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Patty Waid is an event planner with […]

Area residents prepare for High Plains Yard Sale

Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Pickup trucks and horse trailers are nothing new at the Curry County fairgrounds, but — pickup trucks and horse trailers full of toys, furniture, exercise equipment and enough clothing for a small army? That was the Saturday morning sight as organizers of a hurricane relief yard sale accepted donations from Clovis […]

Rams crushed by Mustangs

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Both coaches predicted Friday’s Denver City-Portales game would be a game determined by field position. The first quarter, and the game, were decidedly won by the visiting Mustangs. Denver City stayed undefeated by taking advantage of good field position early and holding off Portales the rest […]

Portales joins High Plains Yard Sale relief effort

Tony Parra Portales community leaders decided they will combine efforts with various Clovis organizations to raise money for the victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster through the High Plains Yard Sale. The High Plains Yard Sale will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Dan Williams, […]

Portales joins High Plains Yard Sale

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales community leaders decided they will combine efforts with various Clovis organizations to raise money for the victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster through the High Plains Yard Sale. The High Plains Yard Sale will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Curry County […]

Low-cal microwave recipes featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Information on low calorie recipes for the microwave and pattern alterations will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Judy Murray is the […]

Community has task at hand

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers In the face of staggering statistics — 85 percent of bases recommended for closure by the Department of Defense are indeed shuttered — area leaders are holding tightly to the idea that Cannon Air Force Base can beat the odds. Many are unwilling to even discuss a contingency plan. “Frankly,” […]

Willie well-received

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Willie Nelson promoters and Eastern New Mexico University concert coordinators enjoyed a crowd of more than 1,500 people in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building on the ENMU campus. Approximately 1,568 people showed up to the concert to listen to Nelson and his friend Billy Joe Shaver put […]

Nelson rolling into town today

PNT Staff Country music artist Willie Nelson will be rolling into town today for a concert at 7:30 p.m. at Eastern New Mexico University. The concert will be at the university’s Campus Union Ballroom. Bruce Williams, a promoter for Nelson, said the doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Billy Joe Shaver, country music singer/songwriter, will […]

Concert organizers baffled Nelson show isn’t yet sold out

By Tony Parra Organizers are at a loss as to why the Willie Nelson concert on Wednesday in Portales has not yet sold out. Bruce Williams, Joint Venture Productions promoter for the Nelson concert said, 1,250 of the 1,970 tickets have been sold. Williams said Nelson’s agents asked him to find out why the concert […]