Indians rout Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — Midwestern State hardly looked the part of a .500 team Saturday night. Scoring on 10 of their first 12 possessions — eight touchdowns, two field goals — the Indians rolled up 668 total yards in a 62-27 Lone Star Conference South Division rout of Eastern New Mexico […]

Portales sweeps Ruidoso for district title

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The Portales volleyball team wanted to have two things by the time the weekend was over — the District 4-3A championship, and the No. 1 seed in Class 3A. After earning the first Saturday night, the team has no doubts it has earned the second. “I think we deserve […]

Tarleton defeats Zias in four

Freedom Newspapers STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Desiree Reed compiled 24 kills and 17 digs Saturday afternoon to lift Tarleton State to a 30-26, 29-31, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball. Julie Hamilton added 14 kills and three aces for the TexAnns (16-15, 2-7 South). ENMU (7-18, 2-6) […]

Internet providing more ways than ever to meet new people

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By Kevin Wilson On the surface, it’s meant as a networking tool via the Internet. For others, it’s anything from a storage medium to a daily addiction to a running joke. The thing in question is MySpace, an online site that allows people to create an account and display other accounts that connect to them. […]

Bitter Lakes Refuge offers variety of diversions

The Bitter Lakes National Wildlife refuge near Roswell is a great place to hike, hunt, and enjoy birdwatching; thousands of migratory birds make the area their winter home. The wetlands provide a wintering habitat for lesser sandhill cranes, Ross and snow geese, and about 20 species of ducks. Where it is: The Bitterlakes National Wildlife […]

Muleshoe man convicted of murder

By Andy Jackson MULESHOE — Family members of Vince Simnacher believe justice was served Friday when a Bailey County jury convicted a Muleshoe man of capital murder. Larry Kitchens, 53, was found guilty after 45 minutes of jury deliberation and sentenced to life in prison, according to 287th District Attorney Johnny Actkinson. Actkinson said Kitchens […]

Author visits area elementary

By Marlena Hartz Her granddaughter refers to her simply as “book.” It isn’t too difficult to understand why: Susan Stevens-Crummel is the author of 11 of them. Lively and animated, the Fort Worth, Texas, author shared the secrets of her trade Friday with 20 James Bickley Elementary students who were selected by teachers to attend […]

Speaking English vital work skill for area residents

By Tony Parra Portales and Clovis residents who don’t speak English have access to free educational programs in their communities to help them learn. Instructors in the program say learning English is a vital skill in the workforce. Instructors hold English as a Second Language classes during the day as well as evenings to help […]

Zias knocked out of playoff race

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Sophomore Shaday Smith’s 19 kills led four Texas A&M-Kingsville players in double figures in that category and the Javelinas rallied for a 29-31, 30-26, 19-30, 30-20, 15-12 win over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball Thursday night. With the win, the Javelinas (10-17, 5-3 South) […]

Elida sweeps past Melrose

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — Momentum from two playoff wins helped Melrose earn nine of Thursday’s first 10 points. Rest and homecourt advantage helped Elida claim 74 of the next 116. Elida recovered from a 9-1 deficit in the first game and had little problem after that in claiming a 25-21, 25-17, […]