Dora boys start season with win

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT staff writer DORA — Like the city they represent, the Coyotes are trying to make sure whatever success they have starts with a “D.” The host Coyotes held San Jon scoreless for a five-minute span bridging the first and second quarters, and Dora got its season off to a rousing start […]

Clovis romps into Class 5A semifinals

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Big plays kill. Clovis scored on four plays of 33 yards or longer and beat Manzano 49-14 in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. “We were hitting ‘em well, we were moving the ball, we were stopping them on ‘D,’ but […]

Officials: Aircraft firm interested in Clovis

Freedom Newspapers Clovis officials said an airplane manufacturing company has expressed some interest in operating in the region. Though he would not name the company, Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Executive Director Chase Gentry said Thursday he has met with an airplane manufacturing company on “numerous occasions,” beginning four or five months ago. City Manager Joe […]

Lavender, Sanchez Obituaries (Nov. 19)

Mary Lavender Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Beevers Cemetery in Quay County Mary Lavender, 68, of Cerritos, Calif., died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at her home. She was born July 28, 1937. Survivors include her husband, John G. Lavender; a son, Joe G. Lavender of Melrose; a daughter, Cindy Lavender of Cerritos, Calif.; a brother, […]

Congress OKs Cannon construction funding

The Associated PRess Congress on Friday agreed to language that ensures construction projects continue at Cannon Air Force Base as the Pentagon seeks a new mission for the eastern New Mexico installation. In May, the Pentagon proposed to close the base near Clovis. However, in August the Base Realignment and Closure Commission directed the Defense […]

Campus museums offer area’s history

Compiled by Mike Jimenez: PNT Intern If you’re tired of driving, try visiting one or all of these Portales museums. There are several museums on the grounds of the Eastern New Mexico University campus, including the Roosevelt County Museum, Miles Mineral Museum and the Natural History Museum. The Roosevelt County Museum has its own building, […]

Thanksgiving treats

Compiled by Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Debi Lee Portales city manager • What is your favorite dessert? Dr Pepper cake • Why is that your favorite? Because it’s chocolate and it’s rich. You can only stand to eat it once or twice a year. • How often do you eat it? Holidays • Who makes […]

Snowfest 2006 just around the bend

Cannon members attended Snowfest in January 2005. Ms. Jeanette Hattan and Ms. Angie Anderson Start planning now for the military’s 15th annual snow sports weekend Jan. 26 to 30 at Keystone Resort in Colorado. SnoFest features a variety of activities geared just for members of the military community, including competitive ski and snowboard racing, parties […]

Foursome shoots point quota, wins turkey tournament at Whispering Winds

Mr. Dennis Christensen The Veterans Day Turkey Golf Tournament was held at the Whispering Winds Golf Course Saturday. Fifty-two golfers enjoyed a bright sunny windy day as they took to the links to compete for gift certificates and door prizes. The format for this event was a “Chicago Dogfight.” Each team was assigned a point […]

Big Finnish off to solid start

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By Kevin Wilson In Riikka Lehtonen’s home city of Turku, Finland, it’s the ice where most star athletes can be seen. One game into the Eastern New Mexico University basketball season, the Zia post could be primed to be a star on the hardwood. The Zias got off to a solid start Tuesday with an […]

Tiger squad still growing

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Elida Tigers coach Darrell Chenault knows his basketball team has grown and matured considerably in the last year. His question is, will that growth be enough when it counts? Coming off a disappointing 11-13 season last spring, the Tigers will be returning four out of five starters. The problem […]

Chamber honors businesses, volunteers

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Honors were dished out to business owners for their dedication to their businesses and community volunteers for dedication in helping others during the annual Roosevelt County Chamber Banquet. Meanwhile T.J. Casey, a singer/poet cowboy from Billings, Mont., dished out the jokes to entertain the crowd. Casey has been a singing […]

Local charities omitted from state brochure

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico charities are absent from a non-profit charity list created as a reference guide for state employee donations. The list includes more than 100 charities, however, almost half of all the charities listed are based in Albuquerque or central New Mexico. United Way of Eastern New Mexico Executive Director […]

Commander nominated for promotion

Staff Reports Col. John Posner, commander at Cannon Air Force Base was recently nominated for a promotion to brigadier general. Q. How long have you been at Cannon? A. 18 months Q. Could you describe your daily duties? A. There are just under 4,000 people here at Cannon. Most daily duties are handled by the […]

ENMU tuition ranks amongst lowest in area

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University is one of the most affordable four-year schools in the Southwest, according to the annual survey of tuition fees by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The annual cost of tuition is $2,784 for ENMU for undergraduates, which ranks second among 76 schools that offer a bachelor’s […]

Obituaries (Nov. 18)

Beverly Bullock Services: 2 p.m. today at Vista Memory Gardens Cemetery in Caballo. Beverly Ann Bullock, 73, of Caballo, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at her home. She was born Oct. 7, 1932, in Gotebo, Okla. She worked as a hospital administrator and banking clerk early in her marriage. She later worked in home businesses, […]

Local Briefs (Nov. 18)

Jana Jae to fiddle at Wal-Mart Jana Jae and her blue fiddle, along with the band Hotwire are coming to Portales to perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Wal-Mart in Portales at 1604 E. Spruce St. Jae, a Hee Haw fiddle player, has toured in Japan, Australia and the Phillppines and is […]

Let Thanksgiving reign in your heart

Joan Clayton: Religion columnist We have lived in the same house on the same corner for 42 years. The house is too small when our sons come home with their families. The den seems even smaller when the tall handsome men of my household lie down to relax after the big meal. They are hanging […]

President Bush needs to lift tariffs to prevent recession

Freedom Newspapers Just as the Gulf Coast struggles to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, the Bush administration has tossed another obstacle in the way that makes the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s bungled disaster relief seem like a minor wrinkle. It’s no secret that construction costs are on the rise, and part of the reason is enormous […]

Be thankful for life even when you don’t understand it

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Thanksgiving always becomes a year in review for me as I look back at the events in the news and in my personal life and try to find reasons to give thanks. Yeah right. Well at least I try to think of things to be thankful for, but sometimes it’s just […]