CrossWalk America group given cold shoulder in Clovis

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers They say they are passing through the area spreading Jesus’ message of love. Their self-described progressive views on Christianity, however, are not embraced by everyone. Six primary walkers of CrossWalk America began their four-month journey in Arizona and plan to end in Washington, D.C., where they will hold a rally […]

Diplomatic relations with Libya move from rhetoric to realism

Editorial The restoration of U.S. diplomatic relations with Libya, while it no doubt will raise questions and unpleasant memories, is welcome, signaling a desire for normalization on both sides. If it also represents a shift toward realism over rhetoric in U.S. foreign policy it will be even more welcome. One should not downplay or forget […]

Words of wisdom for graduates

By Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers It’s hard to believe that 21 years ago it was me walking across the stage to receive my high school diploma from Portales High School. I was filled with ambition, dreams and a strong determination to be somebody. I had a specific plan of action and then, from there on, […]

Life is meant to live, not just survive

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Eagles have always fascinated me. Their courage, bravery and strengths are inspiring. No wonder the eagle is our national symbol. Eagles build their nests high among the timberline. When the time comes to teach the eaglets to fly, the mother eagle stirs up the nest. The eaglet stumbles out […]

PHS set to graduate 170

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Approximately 170 students will graduate from Portales High School and about 10 from Broad Horizons on Friday, but for 80 percent of these students, their education won’t end there. “We have a high percentage, probably about 80 percent, who say they are going to college, a vocational or two-year […]

County high schools gear-up for graduation

Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Spring is definitely here and that means high school graduation ceremonies are just around the corner. Yet again, it is that time of year when invitations are mailed, families gather and high school seniors walk down the aisle and receive their diplomas. Roosevelt County schools Dora, Elida, and Floyd will […]

Obituary May 18, 2006

Bernice Neely Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Steed-Todd Chapel. Bernice Neely, 77, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born April 30, 1929, in Kiel, Wis., to August and Rose Kenier Hanke. She was a longtime resident of Clovis. She married David H. Neely on Aug. 28, […]

Air Force completes Floyd fire probe

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers There is no vegetation to hold the dusty land in place after a fire burned about 27,000 acres of rangeland in southeastern New Mexico. A heavy coat of dirt sticks to the windows and covers the floors of Jeff Essary’s home. Reminders of the fire that devoured more than […]

No fireworks ban in Portales

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales Fire Department and other city officials will be reinforcing public awareness on the drought conditions and the dangers of fireworks, but have elected not to place a ban on the selling of fireworks. “I think in talking with Charlene (Hardin, county administrator) we feel we need to have […]

RGH looks to locals to fill nursing jobs

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt General Hospital board members approved donation of $15,000 from the hospital’s general budget to a scholarship fund being administered by Eastern New Mexico University Foundation for local nursing and social services students. The RGH board members made the approval during a board meeting Tuesday. James D’Agostino said he […]

County commissioners ponder pay increases, budget

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Roosevelt County Commissioners favor a 5-percent pay increase for most county employees as part of the 2006-2007 budget. Salaries for elected officials are still up for debate. “The bottom line actually looks better this year than it has in the last four years,” County Administrator Charlene Hardin said. “Gross […]

Obituaries for May 17, 2006

Mavis George Services: 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Portales Mavis George, 83, of Portales died Monday, May 15, 2006, at her home. She was born April 13, 1923, in Center Point, Texas, to Bessie and Kelley White. She graduated from Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas, in 1941. She played in the […]

Eavesdropping illegal, wastes time and money

Editorial President Bush has tried to be reassuring in defending the National Security Agency program of electronic eavesdropping on telephone calls between people in the United States and possible terrorist suspects overseas that was disclosed last December: “One end of the communication must be outside the United States.” Along with many legal scholars, we are […]

ENMU NOTES: Gerleve still seeks berth in nationals

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Zach Gerleve is still hoping for a berth in the NCAA Division II national track and field meet, scheduled for May 25-27 at Emporia (Kan.) State. Gerleve, a provisional qualifier for nationals for the third year in a row, threw a personal best of 197 feet, […]

Officials say hospital waste disposed improperly

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Writer Infectious waste from the Plains Regional Medical Center operating room was disposed of improperly during an inspection of the hospital in February conducted by the New Mexico Department of Health. An employee placed infectious waste in a container for material considered non-infectious, PRMC officials said. Infectious waste in New Mexico […]

County residents remember Carmichael

By Sharna Johnson Hers was a well-known face in the town of Dora. Those who knew her describe a driven, dedicated woman who put the welfare of others before her own. Ella “Charlie” Carmichael, mother of four, made Dora her life. A Roosevelt County resident for about 65 years, she relocated from Causey to Portales […]

Dora student wins rodeo state title

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Myra Skinner said her son, Jesse Clark, has had a rope in his hands ever since he could walk, and maybe that’s why he won the boys All-Around Championship in the New Mexico Junior High Rodeo Finals held Friday and Saturday in Lovington. The 13-year old eighth-grader from Dora […]

CLASS 3A STATE TRACK: Lady Rams finish eighth at state

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PNT Staff Report ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomores Kandace Bergsieker and Jordan Roehl helped the Portales Lady Rams put together their best showing in some time in the Class 3A state track meet. Roehl added a fourth-place finish in discus on Saturday to her second-place effort Friday in shot put, while Bergsieker finished second in the 200 […]

ENMU’s Kennedy named second-team All-South in baseball

PNT Staff Report RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University sophomore third baseman Derrick Kennedy has been named to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division second team in baseball in selections announced this week by the conference office. The Greyhounds (24-32, 6-14 South) also had two honorable mention picks in senior catcher Brian Green and […]

Lady Rams’ duo takes state

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Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Even an inadvertent serve in the behind couldn’t stop Portales’ top-seeded girls doubles team on Saturday. Junior Ella Erf and sophomore Bethany Self completed a perfect season with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Bosque sophomores Allie Coleman and Casey Manzanares in the finals of the Class 3A state individual tennis tournament […]