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Articles from the November 22, 2012 edition

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Their view: GOP's top-down approach must change

John Billingsley is 1st vice chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico. Here's a snippet from his recent column on post-election strategy: Election Day was a tough one for Republicans. It was tough for our candidates, our volunteers and Gov....


Libertarian values bring peace

Being libertarian isn't all fun and games. We are not necessarily the "party crowd" we are sometimes made out to be. While some libertarians are undoubtedly that way, as are many non-libertarians, it certainly isn't a given. Libertarianism is not abo... Full story


Murder trial canceled

The trial of a Portales man being charged with murder in connection with an April 2011 shooting death that was scheduled for Monday has been canceled, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler. Chandler declined to comment on the...


Portales resident thankful for second chance

Amidst the loud chatter and the aroma of turkey and stuffing, Paul Mefford sat grateful with a smile you could spot from a mile away. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Mikayla Ferrell, left, and Kambrilyn Eppinger color Thanksgiving pictures...


Praying for others most unselfish act

I can't help but notice that a crisis brings about prayer regardless of a catastrophe. I heard no complaints about praying in public when 9/11 happened. I think prayer is vital to us any time. In the tumultuous times of adversity, prayer and trust... Full story


Hospital to offer flight care

Roosevelt General Hospital now has the ability to transport medical patients by air after signing a contract with Tristate CareFlight, an organization operating across five states. "A couple of their officials came forward and approached us saying th... Full story


Scholarship application deadline nears

The deadline for area high school seniors to apply for Daniels Scholarships to be awarded in 2013 is Nov. 29, according to a Daniels Fund press release. High school seniors in New Mexico who demonstrate character, leadership and service are...


My turn: Fire department hoopsters need support

OK, so this is probably the firefighter groupie coming out in me, but I would like encourage all of Roosevelt County residents to go support our Portales firefighters on Dec. 2 as they play a basketball game against the Clovis Fire Department to...


Empty stocking fund: Family A

• Today's focus: Family A • Household members: 7 • Children: 4 • Special circumstances: This family has been working hard taking care of a sick mother (grandmother). Due to the time that it takes to take care of her mother, the mother of the...


Q&A: New Air Force recruiter opted for career change

Tech Sgt. Norris Robbins, originally from Birmingham, Ala., serves as a recruiter for the U.S. Air Force in the Clovis area. He has served in the Air Force for 14 years and has experience in... Full story


Editorial: Giving up on America is un-American

It's hard to take seriously the thousands of people who have signed a petition urging Texas to amicably divorce the rest of the union. Even in the fiercely independent Lone Star State, this idea is roadkill. While the signatories are exercising...


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