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 […]

Local crowds cheer Wildcats on TV

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The tables at Kelley’s Bar and Grill were filled Friday night with football fans and at every fumble, interception and touchdown, the crowd groaned and/or cheered. Kelley’s Manager Lisa Heenan said the bar is usually full Mondays for Monday Night Football, but this game hit closer to home. The […]

Quilters gather at annual festival

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Volunteers and vendors alike were busy among the kaleidoscope of colors and patterns that were on display during the second annual High Plains Quilt Festival, held at the Memorial Building. “We’ve really enjoyed coming to Portales. The people have been so nice,” said DeeAnn Adams, owner of Country Store […]

Charges filed against Curry County deputy

Freedom New Mexico Assault and disorderly conduct charges were filed Thursday afternoon against a Curry County Sheriff’s deputy placed on paid administrative leave, according to court records. A woman and her husband said Deputy Larry Garrison verbally assaulted them on Oct. 7, cursing and shouting at them over a car he was attempting to purchase, […]

Zias put end to losing streak with sweep

Freedom New Mexico It’s been a long time coming for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Mired in a skid which had seen them lose 14 in a row and 19 of their last 20, the Zias got off to a fast start Friday night and went on to a 30-19, 30-23, 30-19 victory […]

Hounds, RiverHawks battle to tie

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Looking to move up in the Southwest Soccer Conference, Eastern New Mexico University didn’t quite get the result it wanted on Friday. Still, a tie is always better than a loss. Facing the team directly ahead of them in the standings, the Greyhounds scored twice in a span of […]

Commerce deals ENMU shutout loss

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — Senior forward Bailey Geels scored a goal and had an assist Friday and Texas A&M-Commerce limited Eastern New Mexico University to two shots on goal, blanking the Zias 2-0 in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer matchup. Gaels was credited with an assist on teammate Meagan Lasley’s goal midway […]

Oct. 20 Prep football scoreboard

Manuel Robles scored three touchdowns, and the visiting Wildcats shocked Artesia 35-31 in a game broadcast nationally on ESPNU. Robles scored twice in the final 2:07, and Josh Bryant recovered an onside kick at the Artesia 45 to set up the game-winning drive. The final was a shocker, as Artesia led 24-7 at the half […]

10-21 Engagements

Olmstead/Loper David and Ginny Olmstead of Decatur, Texas, and Karilyn Olmstead of Edgewood announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Karen Olmstead of Clovis to Daniel Loper of Clovis. He is the son of Tami and Kevin Lee of Las Vegas, Nev., and Dan Loper of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at […]

10-21 Honors

Smith G13 Stand Out, showed by Greg Smith of Elida, won grand champion bull at the 2007 Keystone International Livestock Expo Angus Show Oct. 5, 2007, in Harrisburg, Penn.

10-21 PJHS News

Parent/teacher conferences set School employees begin welcoming parents Monday at 11 a.m. to pick up student report cards and visit about progress in classes. The faculty will have a lunch break from 2-3 p.m. and be back in their classes until 6 p.m. Principal Steve Harris suggests that, if possible, parents try to come on […]

10-21 Elida School News

Elida celebrates AYP success Last week Elida Schools celebrated the AYP success of its students. Elementary school students scored third in the entire state on the CRT test. Junior high and high school students were in the top 10 percent of the state on the same test. Parent-teacher conferences were held Thursday afternoon. Remaining report […]

10-21 Dora School News

Officials pleased with homecoming Dora High School’s first ever football/volleyball homecoming last weekend was a tremendous success, say school officials. Many fans and family members attended, making for an enthusiastic crowd at the game and ceremony. School pictures released School pictures were sent home on Tuesday. Anyone wishing to have retakes needs to return the […]

10-21 Library books

The following childrens books are available at the Portales Public Library: Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom By Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson This lyrical retelling of one of the most famous members of the Underground Railroad focuses on her spiritual strength. Harriet Tubman was deeply religious, and her deep […]

PHS Counselors

Band rated excellent On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Portales High School band traveled and competed against set criteria at the Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association District Marching Festival in Artesia. At the festival the band received a rating of excellent. The PHS band has over 80 students marching and of the 80, 43 are […]