Imports, education key topics for cattle growers

By Tony Parra Phil Bidegain, former president of the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association, updated eastern New Mexico ranchers on topics ranging from the Canadian border to how to keep local agricultural students in the state. Bidegain said what he knows up to this point in time on the Canadian border is that the United […]

Feb. 23 Obituaries

Bevan Odenweller, 59 Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Portales Senior Citizens Center Mr. Bevan Odenweller, 59, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Feb. 26, 1945, in Cleveland, to Florence and Charles Odenweller. He married his wife, Dianne in Logan on Feb. 14, 1998. The […]

Feb. 23 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The weather last week makes one wonder if spring is already here. According to the groundhog, there is still more winter ahead. Farmers are getting land ready for planting crops when the time comes and doing what they can between showers. The ground is really good for most farmers because of so […]

Lady Rams rout Ruidoso to clinch title

By Todd Fuqua: Special to the PNT RUIDOSO — For one quarter at least, it looked as though the Ruidoso Lady Warriors had a plan against Portales — effective pressure defense, plus a spectacular buzzer-beating halfcourt shot from Allison Rigsby. Then the Lady Rams began slowing the game down and used their superior size and […]

ENMU officials clarify details of alleged embezzlement

PNT Staff An Eastern New Mexico University official said Tuesday that most of the money alleged to have been embezzled by a former university employee came from the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment Association and not from ENMU. Tammy Jo Garcia, 32, is charged with embezzling $138,314 from a NMHEAA fund and $1,359 from ENMU, […]

Broncos advance with OT win over Dora

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Not that he would have expected overtime, but Floyd boys basketball coach Jeff Gillespie figured his team wouldn’t run away from Dora in Tuesday’s District 3-1A first-round tournament matchup. After all, the Broncos had split in the regular season with three of the other four teams in the district, and […]

Feb. 23 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Beautiful days are here right now, but don’t go planting your garden just yet. Our farmers, however, are enjoying the moisture and are preparing for a good year of farming. New baby Johnny and Jennifer Inge are the parents of a new son. He has been named Gentry Taylor. He weighed 7 […]

Feb. 23 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Jeff Essary. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • Lions Club will meet next Wednesday at 7 p.m. Lions Club Applications and essays for the musical instrument giveaway the Lions Club is sponsoring must be turned in by March 1. Applications are available at the […]

Not all heroes enter Hall of Fame

By Kevin Wilson Sunday started out to be a pretty good day, by most standards. Errands were getting done left and right, and the NBA All-Star game was hours away. That’s when I decided to check the sports news, and everything changed. You might have missed the news because it was sandwiched in between stories […]

Lady Tigers beat Floyd, gain semis

PNT Staff ELIDA — Junior Kodi Armitage, expected to be sidelined a while by a knee injury, returned to action Monday night and scored 14 points to help Elida beat Floyd 47-34 in a District 3-1A girls first-round tournament game. Elida (17-7), seeded second in the tournament, will host Melrose (12-14) in a 6 p.m. […]

UCO takes three of four from Hounds with Sunday sweep

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh isn’t as concerned about losses as he is that his team plays the way it has to if it hopes to be successful. The Greyhounds went toe-to-toe with Central Oklahoma over the weekend, outhitting the Bronchos 41-34 and putting themselves in position to win […]

Zias salvage series finale against Mustangs

PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University scored 11 runs in the bottom of the fifth Sunday to beat Western New Mexico 16-8 on the eight-run rule after five innings and salvage the finale of a four-game weekend series. WNMU won the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader in five innings 18-7, scoring 11 times in the top […]

Buffs defeat ENMU

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By Dave Wagner Two big rivals had some trouble generating the usual energy for each other Monday night. But with postseason ramifications on the line for West Texas A&M, the Buffaloes found just enough gas in their tank to outlast Eastern New Mexico University 81-78 in a Lone Star Conference South Division matchup at Greyhound […]

Banquet kicks off Ag Expo

By Tony Parra Trent Loos’ message on Monday night at the banquet launching the 13th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo was clear: Stand up for the life of a farmer and rancher. Loos refers to himself as an agriculture activist and said he spoke at 30 states last year. He urged audience members to teach […]

Theaters get renovations

By David Irvin By David Irvin Freedom Newspapers David_Irvin@link.freedom.com An expansion project at Allen Theaters in the North Plains Mall that was delayed more than two months by heavy rain this fall is nearing completion. Russell Allen, general manager of Allen Theaters, said the projected opening date for the new-look complex that will feature three […]

Former airman remembers way things used to be

By Keith Pannell CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — During his four-year stay at Cannon Air Force Base, Billy Overby witnessed a lot of change. He was there when Cannon’s fighter squadrons switched from F-86s to F-100s in 1955. He was also present when Clovis Air Force Base changed its name to Cannon Air Force Base. […]

Feb. 22 Obituaries

Ruby Jones, 82 Services: Have been held. Ruby F. Jones, 82, of Clovis, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 30, 1923, in Taiban, to W.F. Miller and Beulah Ava Traylor. She owned Jones Rentals from 1964 to 1995 in Clovis. She worked at the […]

Rams fall into early hole they can’t escape

PNT Staff LOVINGTON — The Portales High boys’ celebration was quickly put on hold by the Lovington Wildcats on Friday night. Lovington opened a 17-0 lead late in the first quarter and held the Rams at bay the rest of the way en route to a 61-47 victory that left the teams tied for the […]

Scherer pitches Hounds to split with UCO

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PNT Staff Eastern New Mexico University senior Brett Scherer made his mound debut for the Greyhounds two weeks ago at Sul Ross State, but that game was rained out after he pitched three scoreless innings. On Saturday at Greyhound Field, Scherer took on a bigger challenge and passed it with flying colors. The right-hander worked […]