ENMU’s Howard named All-American

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University senior linebacker Jeff Howard has been named to the 2004 American Football Coaches Association All-America team, becoming the third ENMU player chosen to the elite squad in 11 seasons. Howard led the Greyhounds in tackles in each of the past two years. In the 2004 campaign, he intercepted […]

Cannon honors Bataan survivor

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By Kevin Wilson CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Irvin Butler is a survivor — despite a grueling 55-mile death march; despite two years in a prisoner-of-war camp; despite a telegram sent to his family reporting his demise. Butler, now 85, was honored Friday for his World War II service, accepting a place on the Airman […]

Prosecutor’s office appoints county’s first victim’s advocate

By Kevin Wilson The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office had to go to the state Legislature to receive funding for a victim’s advocate position in Roosevelt County. It only had to stay in the office to find the person to fill the position. Lory Adams, formerly an administrative assistant in the Roosevelt County’s 9th Judicial […]

United Way $26,000 away from goal

PNT Staff Roosevelt County’s United Way is more than halfway to its fund-raising goal, but still needs about $26,000. Erinn Burch, executive director of the Roosevelt and Curry County branches of the charitable organization, said Roosevelt has collected $34,019 in donations and pledges, as of Friday afternoon. The county’s goal is $60,000. Fund-raising for Roosevelt’s […]

Dec. 12 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Adam Elliott, 18, found guilty of reckless driving and will serve 90 days of supervised probation. • Shelly Gonzales, 29, found guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana under an ounce and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. • […]

Dec. 12 Obituaries

E.J. Gossett, 83 Mr. E. J. Gossett, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, in Portales. He was born on Sept. 17, 1921, in Ryan, Okla., to Ida and Charlie P. Gossett. He graduated from Floyd High School in 1942, and enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served for 33 months in North Africa. On […]

There’s not always a “bad guy” and “good guy”

By Jim Lee The recent outbreak of violence at sporting events nudged me into some reflection. Something really big usually has to happen to jumpstart my thought processes, so those nasty little episodes with the athletes and spectators must be something more than hype to get us to gawk at CNN. Getting my mind in […]

Holiday not without its hoaxes

By Bob Huber An independent survey this week showed that hidden in the dusty catacombs of my files are dozens of juicy Christmas stories I experienced as a young, insolvent reporter. But only one stands out as a reminder of how innocent I was in those days. (Some biased reports claim I was stupid.) That […]

Dec. 12 Faith Triumphant School News

Geography bee Congratulations to the geography bee first- and second-place winners, Bryce Harrison and Reshea Kelly. Reading contest FTCS recently had “The Pumpkin Patch Reading Contest.” Students were asked to read as many books as they could. After each book they read, they had to give a small oral report to their teacher telling about […]

Dec. Broad Horizons News

Students have an important week at Broad Horizons. The afternoon classes, consisting of third, fourth and fifth periods, will be taking their course final exams on Thursday. The morning classes, first and second periods, will take their finals on Friday. Teachers will be working to complete the lessons, facilitate students with make-up work, and review […]

Dec. 12 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • School board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. • Final Exams are Dec. 20-22. • Classes will dismiss for Christmas Holidays at noon on Dec. 22. They will resume Jan. 4. Basketball • Tuesday, Junior High Boys and Girls vs. Elida at Elida, 4:30 p.m. • Friday, JV Girls […]

Dec. 12 Elida School News

Mid-year exams are right around the corner, specifically, Tuesday through Thursday. Christmas parties for students, staff and faculty will be held on Thursday, which is the last day of school before the holiday break. Classes will resume on Jan. 3. Elementary progra The annual elementary candlelight program will be held tonight at 7. The sixth […]

Lady Rams unable to overcome early deficit

By Eric Butler RIO RANCHO — Even the midst of a major comeback attempt, the burden of an 0-3 start and frustration over the quality of play boiled over for Portales girls coach Brenda Gomez on Thursday. In a 37-31 loss to Dallas J.F. Kimball in the quartefinals of the Mel Otero Invite, Gomez shouted […]

Zias get past St. Ed’s, win third in row

PNT Staff AUSTIN, Texas — Senior post Loren Scarlett delivered a season-best 16 points off the bench, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team edged St. Edward’s 64-60 on Thursday night. Junior forward Tia Doss added 13 points and senior post Tiana Bryant 12 for the Zias (5-3), […]

Coyotes absorb loss in Tularosa tourney

PNT Staff TULAROSA — The Tularosa Wildcats jumped out to a 24-7 lead at the quarter and beat Dora 78-53 Thursday night in a quarterfinal game of the seventh annual Tularosa Basic Classic. Bill Turner scored 22 points for Tularosa (3-0), while Travis Belcher and J.R. Gonzales led Dora with 13 apiece. The Coyotes (3-5) […]

Conquerors keep record perfect

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By Dave Wagner Caleb Richards had some tough shooting luck in Faith Triumphant’s season opener at Hereford Community Christian, so he stopped shooting and finished with just six points. Thursday at the FTCS gym, Richards’ luck against the Warriors was considerably better — he poured in a season-best 30 points to lift the Conquerors to […]

E-mail on Cannon, BRAC a hoax, officials say

By Mike Linn A group of e-mails that list military bases likely scheduled for retirement in the upcoming base realignment and closure (BRAC) process are nothing more than a hoax, officials say. A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici said Tuesday that information regarding base closures won’t be available until after the BRAC Commission has […]

Medicare on minds of many in Portales

By Tony Parra The push has already begun to try to stop New Mexico legislators from making more cuts to Medicaid funding in the 2005 legislation, which begins in January. Some of the push is coming from Portales. Delores Penrod, a retired Community Services Center worker for almost 35 years, presented a resolution to Mayor […]

RGH employees pick new health plan

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County General Hospital Board members decided to go in a new direction for a health care plan for employees during Thursday’s board meeting. Members decided in favor of changing to a risk management plan similar to the health care plan state policemen, school employees and employees for Roosevelt County have, according […]

Do you have your gift from God?

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist A special memory of my first Christmas as a newly wed still warms my heart today. We lived in Eastern University’s “Vetville.” Vetville (rows of army barracks converted to apartments) housed married veterans for $25.00 a month. Everyone seemed to be in the same boat … going to school on […]