Annual program focuses on fall

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Amid a collage of pumpkins, candles and fall colors, the aroma of cooking food filled the air during the annual extension program presented by Roosevelt County Home Economist Connie Moyers. Happy Fall-i-days was the theme that featured ideas for foods made from harvest vegetables, decorations to adorn your home […]

Students take on classic story

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The mystery and mystique of the Headless Horseman will come to life on stage during “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” opening at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the University Center Theatre. Hosted by the Department of Theatre and Dance at Eastern New Mexico University, the play is an adaptation […]

Area businesses react to recent toy recalls

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Actions in China set in motion a series of recalls that affected children, their parents and the merchants they deal with across the United States. A series of toy recalls, mostly due to lead content in paint, shook consumer confidence across the nation, but had varying effects for Clovis […]

It’s their job: Phoebe Gomez

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Phoebe Gomez Job: Administrative Assistant at Steiner Elementary School Time on the job: Since 1997 Background: After graduating from high school, Gomez was the assistant manger at the Sprouse Ritz store and then worked as a case worker for the New Mexico Income Support Division before moving to […]

Texans toast Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Going into Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash against 10th-ranked Tarleton State without starting quarterback Michael Benton made Eastern New Mexico University’s odds longer than they already were. Freshman Anthony Ramos performed capably for ENMU in his first collegiate start, but the Texans simply had […]

Buffaloes stampede Broncos

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — The Melrose Buffaloes dominated from beginning to end, posting 46 points in the first half, as the Buffs defeated Floyd 54-6 Saturday afternoon in the district opener for both teams. Melrose senior running back Adam Hairgrove spurred the Buffalo charge, running for five of the Buffs’ seven […]

Central Oklahoma sweeps Zias

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University nearly threw a monkey wrench into the Lone Star Conference volleyball race Saturday afternoon. The Zias, coming off a win the night before over College of the Southwest which snapped a 14-match losing streak, went toe-to-toe with Central Oklahoma before losing to the Bronchos 30-27, 30-27, 30-24 in […]

Lelei leads Hounds at LSC XC meet

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — Senior Nimrod Lelei ran a time of 25 minutes, 56.42 seconds over eight kilometers Saturday to place seventh in men’s competition in the Lone Star Conference cross country meet, hosted by Texas A&M-Commerce. ENMU finished fifth out of nine teams with 124 points. The ENMU women, led by a […]

Festival fun

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Laughter, and the smell of Navajo tacos and frying potatoes, filled the air during the annual Peanut Valley Festival being held on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. On the front lawn, students from Mesalands Community College’s farrier science program and blacksmith team were hard at work forging and […]

Official: ‘Super bug’ not new threat

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus areus, otherwise known as MRSA, is here. Actually, it’s been here for years, according to C. Mac Sewell, New Mexico state epidemiologist. Increased public attention has schools and hospitals in Clovis and Portales getting out information on the bacteria. Sewell said MRSA, one of several types of […]

Home economist to present program

PNT Staff Report Fall cooking and decorating will take center stage as Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyers presents her annual holiday program at 6:30 p.m. Monday and 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building auditorium, Seventh and Abilene Streets in Portales. This year’s program is entitled “Happy Fall-i-days” and will feature […]

10-21 Local Briefs

Court has new hours New winter hours for Portales Municipal Court, effective Monday, were announced by Municipal Judge Frederick Arnold in a press release. The court will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed Fridays. The court is open through the lunch hour. Information: 356-4923. Health coverage fairs set for […]

District Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in District Court. • Mark Rodriguez, 19, pleaded guilty to the charge of distribution of marijuana, a fourth-degree felony. He was ordered to serve 18 months supervised probation and sentencing was deferred for 18 months. He was ordered to pay court fines and fees and perform 50 hours of […]

Magistrate Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in Magistrate Court. • Kyran D. Studdard, 21, was found guilty of driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor/drugs (first offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and no license plate light. She was sentenced to three days jail time plus fines and fees of $802, serve supervised probation of one […]

Columnist comes clean about steroids

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With the exception of maybe Barry Bonds, steroids are turning out not to be such a great thing for professional athletes in this century. Many a bright career and promising life has been lost because the temptation was too great. I was reminded last week that, in the right […]

10-21 Letter to the editor

Exclusion unacceptable practice in America To the first part of Pat Lee’s Oct. 7 letter (Rights should be applied equally): Some unfavorable things said about people are racist, the glaring historical example being the Klan. But this is not true at all with Hispanic Heritage Month, Cinco de Mayo, Black History Month, etc. Those are […]

Crisis won’t be solved by meeting alone

Editorial It seems as if every American president has to make one last, desperate attempt to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, and it’s easy to see why. Former President Carter has been using those Camp David meetings that eventually led to a peace — it turned out to be a “cold peace,” but at least it’s […]

Fears must be faced

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Rome has a nice and mild climate: we usually have four seasons and no extreme weather phenomenons. Growing up, the most I worried about when it came to weather was to make sure that I avoided riding my scooter when it was raining hard. I never experienced a tornado until I […]

Hounds get another challenge

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico The challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team was already significant. This week, facing 10th-ranked and unbeaten Tarleton State at Blackwater Draw, it has gotten even tougher. The Greyhounds (4-3, 0-3 South) came out of Saturday’s 62-31 loss at West Texas A&M beaten up, especially on offense. […]

Wildcats flood Bulldog Bowl

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By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent ARTESIA — Custodians of the parking lot at Artesia’s Bulldog Bowl made sure to get out to the stadium hours before Friday night’s game between Clovis and the host Bulldogs began. The reason? To block off certain prime parking spaces until two hours before kickoff. But they were hours and […]