Feral hog population threatens agriculture industry

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The feral hog is rapidly becoming the new coyote, or pest, for farmers across eastern New Mexico, a state agriculutural official said Thursday at the 41st annual Agricultural and Home Economics Seminar in Tucumcari. State officials outlined the problem as well as a creative program still being developed to […]

Jan. 30 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Jan. 22 through Wednesday: • Jose M. Sanchez Jr., 46, to Yolanda F. Sanchez, 47, both of Clovis • Mario Junior Zaragosa, 18, of Muleshoe, to Nellie Vanessa Gomez, 19, of Clovis

Portales woman killed in car crash

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Kacee Lovato, 20, a Portales High graduate and aspiring singer, died in an automobile accident early Thursday morning in Roosevelt County. Lovato graduated from Portales High School in 2006. She was a singer destined to go places, according to Bill Rice, a drummer who knew Lovato through the Floyd […]

Jan. 30 Religion Calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center, 1200 Thornton St. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Sunday school — 9:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene Worship service — 10:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene Men’s non-denominational bible class — 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m., North Plains Mall […]

a view from under the pew: overcoming writer s block

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist overcoming writer s block the other day i stumbledacross a ripped-out pagefrom the m encyclopediaboss and it intrigued me on the ripped-out pageit had a picture of apainting created by thefamous renaissance artist michelangeloit was called the creationof adam and it wasenthralling

Good snow is a fine blessing

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I’m glad I live in a place where we have seasons. I’m not sure I could lock in my vote for a favorite. Each one features uniquely delightful gifts from the God who gives us all seasons. About the only weather feature that I appreciate not at all is […]

Uncle misguided in his pursuits

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Editor’s note: This column is being rerun at the request of a reader. With so much talk of the terrible condition of our economy, my great Uncle Harris came to my mind this last week. Of course, the economy is a cause for concern for all of us. Yet, the […]

No bond stronger than man, boots

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Every real cowboy I’ve ever known hated wearing what they call “hand-me-down” boots — the ones purchased in a western wear store “off the shelf.” My dad’s bootmaker lived in Tucumcari. Whenever Dad needed a new pair he called his bootmaker, and in a month or so they came in […]

Our pursuits trump Obama’s plans

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist In his inaugural address, our new president averred that “Now, there are some who question the scale of our ambitions — who suggest that our system cannot tolerate too many big plans. Their memories are short. For they have forgotten what this country has already done; what free […]

Government’s hand doesn’t belong in banks

Freedom New Mexico With the government, under a Republican president, taking equity positions in banks as it has injected money into various financial institutions, the talk around Washington is whether under a Democratic president the government will go ahead with what seems to some the next logical step: Why not just nationalize certain banks and […]