Zias begin soccer season today

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers In her first three years, senior midfielder Anna Funck has helped the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program make steady improvement. This season, she hopes to get extra help from her sister, April. The Funcks, both graduates of Amarillo High, are the first pair of sisters to play in […]

Portales sweeps Hobbs to open season

PNT Staff The Portales volleyball team began their pursuit of a fifth state championship in seven years on the road Tuesday night by sweeping Hobbs 25-21, 25-11, 25-15. Portales coach Ruth Chavez liked her team’s effort against the Class 5A team. “Game One was a little shaky. The girls made some errors, and those led […]

Floyd alumni fill Hound roster

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer By Mickey Winfield PNT Staff Writer mickey_winfield@link.freedom.com Bobby Reed is one of three players from Floyd to make the jump from six-man football to college football at Eastern New Mexico University. Reed, a 6-foot, 185-pound junior outside linebacker, teamed with senior running back Fide Davalos to lead the Broncos […]

Poultry show for the birds

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Chaos reigns for a moment in the poultry barn as a chicken flies into the rafters. A crowd gathers to catch the hen, and she flies out and into the arms of a woman. With a surprised look and a cheer from the crowd, the woman hands her off […]

Clovis youth given opportunity to attend MDA camp

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Clovis’ Daniel Maes rides his motorized wheelchair in a circle up and down a slight slope in the floor, pausing only long enough to change directions. Joe Garcia watches his 8-year-old grandson motor around the Portales Fire Department with joy. “He’s everything,” Garcia said. “He loves music. He can […]

Hospital upgrades diagnostic equipment

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt General Hospital will receive two new diagnostic imaging machines in the next three months, according to the hospital’s chief financial officer. CFO Eva Stevens reported at Tuesday’s board meeting the hospital purchased a CT scanner and an MRI machine. Stevens said the new CT scanner allows staff to […]

Lessons learned while traveling

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers As I prepared for my 10th high school class reunion, I couldn’t help but think about the class motto we’d decided on that fateful senior year: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step.” A decade later, I realize that’s a load of bull. If you’re a […]

Unexpected is expected in military families

By Tom Philpott: Guest Columnist By July 26, Jennifer Flower had resigned from her civilian job at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. With her husband, Army SSgt. Brian Flower, expected home within days after a tough year in Mosul, Iraq, Jennifer planned to welcome him home and then to pack for reassignment to Fort Knox, Ky. That […]

Officials should pay for taking people’s property

Editorial Politicians, environmentalists and professional planners all claimed the 2004 passage of Measure 37 in Oregon, which forces governments to compensate people when zoning rules or development restrictions lower a property’s value, would mean the end of the world. And it has spelled the end — for cost-free regulating. But the empowerment of property owners […]

Lady Ram opener tonight

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Lady Ram volleyball team begins their quest for a fifth state championship in seven years tonight as they travel to Hobbs for their 2006 season opener. Portales hits the court with most of their defending class 3A state championship team intact. “We only lost two seniors to […]