Melrose students earn national honor

Freedom Newspapers A group of students from Melrose finished third at the Business Professionals of America high school conference in Cincinnati in early May. The six-person team grabbed the award in a 26-team parliamentary procedure event. Each team member was asked 50 questions before the schools were assigned a problem to be solved during a […]

Cannon captain to receive national award

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Christina Hopper has weathered some storms in her life. One of them — when lightning struck the F-16 fighter jet she was flying in the early days of the Iraq war — has helped bring her national accolades. Hopper is one of nine women who on Wednesday will receive awards […]

Three ENMU rodeoers going to national finals

By Kevin Wilson Even with two-third of his qualifiers going to the College National Finals Rodeo for the first time, Eastern New Mexico University rodeo coach David Browder doesn’t think his team will be intimidated. “These guys have been to big rodeos,” Browder said. “It’s not going to blow these guys out of the water.” […]

South wins easily in North-South 1A/2A baseball game

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Maybe it was because their teams either didn’t make the postseason or didn’t fare too well once getting there, but four small school baseballers from the east side of the state got off to a bit of a slow start compared to their all-star counterparts in the New […]

Local people remember Reagan in respectful manner

By Ryan Lengerich Mary Lewis said she never missed a Ronald Reagan movie. The 77-year-old Texico resident praised the former president. “I just loved him, he was just so handsome and such a good actor,” she said. “He was a wonderful president and a loving husband.” Reagan, the nation’s 40th president, died Saturday at age […]

Commission plans second phase of tax implementation

By Tony Parra County commissioners made the second step towards the implementation of additional gross receipt taxes on Friday during the Roosevelt County Commission meeting. Roosevelt County Administrator Charlene Hardin said the announcement was made of the intent to adopt the ordinance. There will be a special session for the members of the public to […]

County residents not taking help

By Tony Parra Help is out there for people in need of income support. Many people are just not aware of it or are too shy to ask for it, according to Pamela Hyde, Secretary of the Human Services Department for New Mexico. “It’s important to us to make everyone aware of the problem,” Hyde […]

Man arrested for murder in Fort Sumner

By Ryan Lengerich A Fort Sumner man was charged Friday with an open count of murder in the death of his wife, then attempted suicide while in police custody, New Mexico State Police officials said. Jose Garcia, 48, is being held at the Quay County Detention Center in Tucumcari in connection with the killing of […]

June 6 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Paula Encinas, 21, found guilty of probation violation and will serve 60 days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center. • Paula Encinas, 21, found guilty of two counts of felony and will serve 60 days in the RCDC. • Larry Fitzgerald, […]

June 6 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • The next School Board meeting is June 14th at 7 p.m. Floyd Elementary Awards These are awards for the second semester. Perfect Attendance: Martyn Mendoza, Juan Pablo Navaro, Alfonso Villanueva, Garrett Evans, Perla Rascon, Jose Mendoza, Tessa Nall, Jesus Rascon, Margarita Rascon, Rigoberto Navarro, Marily Varela. Outstanding Character: Ryann Privett, David Delgado, […]

June 6 Obituaries

Adelaide Gregory, 89 Mrs. Adelaide Dorcas Self Gregory, 89, of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 4, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born Nov. 7, 1914 in Tupelo, Okla., to Ross and Sabra Self. Mrs. Gregory graduated from Quitiquae High School in Quitiquae, Texas, and went on to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas Tech […]

June full of important holidays

By Bob Huber Today’s topic is the month of June, which is bustin’ out all over with rambunctious celebrations like Father’s Day, weddings, the summer solstice, Flag Day, and the most wonderful day of all — my birthday. As you can see, June is a frenzy of activity, spiked with cheap champagne and police roadblocks. […]

D-Day veterans deserve our respect

By Jim Lee Sixty years ago today, the biggest invasion in history began. The events at Normandy on June 6, 1944, stir up so many thoughts and feelings. It took place nine months before I was born, so I can’t honestly say I know what anybody went through back then. I have read about D-Day, […]

Reagan dies at 93

By Terence Hunt: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Ronald Reagan, the cheerful crusader who devoted his presidency to winning the Cold War, trying to scale back government and making people believe it was “morning again in America,” died Saturday after a long twilight struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 93. The family had turned to […]

Hospital education program aimed at ministers

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By Darrell Todd Maurina, Freedom Newspapers Plains Regional Medical Center is offering an intensive training program to assist local pastors in doing hospital ministry. Chaplain Susan Thornton, pastoral community education coordinator at PRMC’s parent corporation, Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, said she’s been assigned to help strengthen pastoral care at the outlying hospitals of the […]

ENMU student reins in rodeo queen crown

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By Mike Linn, Freedom Newspapers Brittany Bennett likens rodeos to family reunions. Unlike many sports, camaraderie often trumps rivalry and competitors can be like brothers and sisters. The 19-year-old from Portales will carry that belief with her when she begins her reign as Miss Rodeo Queen New Mexico in January. “(Rodeos are) just such a […]

Teen indicted in slaying

PNT staff and wire reports A Roosevelt County grand jury has indicted a Portales teenager on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of a Portales woman. Richard Baca, 18, is accused in the April slaying of Amber Robinson, 19. Her body was found in the back yard of the house where Baca lives. […]

‘Dances with Wolves’ author returns to ENMU

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By Tony Parra He was homeless for a year, lived in a garage for awhile, slept on a lot of friends’ couches. The life of a Hollywood screenwriter is not all glamour. Michael Blake, 58, a former Eastern New Mexico University student best known as the author of “Dances with Wolves,” told his story to […]

Family spreads word of God through drama, history

By Helena Rodriguez “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33 By Helena Rodriguez FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS helena_rodriguez@link.freedom.com PORTALES — The dramatic faith presentations of Matthew 6:33 Academy, Inc., are big on visuals, with vibrant colors and oversized props, but low on […]

World full of bad news; seek the overwhelming positives surrounding us

By Joan Clayton It seems bad news is presented every day. Seldom do we hear about things we love, enjoy and often take for granted. On any given day, we have more blessings than problems. Despite all the bad news, there are many great things about this country that I can name. Reams of paper […]