Commodities program works to assist area residents

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico strives to provide monthly commodities to residents in the eastern part of the state, something that is becoming more difficult to do, according to executive director Nancy Taylor. “It (food bank) distributes over 200 million pounds of food to the needy, ill […]

Church hosts program honoring veterans

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer “Honoring God, Country and Veterans” was the focus of an early Veterans Day program on Saturday morning that was hosted by Southside Church of Christ. For the sixth year, the program paid tribute to those who have served in the military. Guest speaker for the morning was David McVey, […]

11-4 Local Briefs

RGH Board election set for Tuesday Election day voting for Roosevelt General Hospital board members will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. District 3 votes at Calvary Baptist Church and District 4 at the Memorial Building. For information contact the Roosevelt County clerk’s office at 356-8562.

11-4 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 11:23 a.m., a caller reported a four-wheeler was missing from the Causey area. • At 11:10 p.m., a caller reported someone was knocking on her windows in the 200 block of Oklahoma Drive. Sunday • At […]

11-4 District Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Wade Mobley, 21, pleaded guilty to the charges of selling or giving alcoholic beverages to a minor, a fourth degree felony, and was ordered to serve one year supervised probation, enter into substance/alcohol abuse screening, enter into and successfully complete any treatment […]

11-4 Magistrate Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Rudolfo Alaniz, 50, pleaded no contest to the charge of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (2nd offense), and was ordered to serve eight days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center, two years supervised probation, attend the […]

Covering football can be as rewarding as playing

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s billed as “Friday Night Lights” and in my book there’s nothing better than high school football. I’ve covered high school football games in various towns as a newspaper editor, reporter and photographer for 20 years. I don’t know if my stories have gotten much better in all those […]

Hospice program invaluable at difficult time

By Anita Doberman: Columnist The last few days of life for a person with a terminal condition are challenging both for the patient and for family members. During my grandmother, Nonna Dela’s, last days on this earth, her children, including my own mother, were in a state of complete upheaval. Emotions were raw and took […]

Proposed tax increase could mean trouble for those in all brackets

Editorial Democrats say it will restore equity and fairness while Republicans say it’s the biggest tax increase in history, $3.5 trillion over 10 years. The brainchild of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., would juggle $1 trillion in tax cuts and tax increases to shift burdens and relief. The so-called tax “reform” […]

Mustangs seeking playoff berth

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico With four of their six rivals in the Lone Star Conference South Division ranked in the top 25 nationally, virtually every game is a major challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. That’s what helps make last week’s 38-35 loss at Texas A&M-Kingsville a little hard to […]