Elida sweeps Melrose, clinches state berth

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — The Elida volleyball team was dormant for nearly two weeks before hosting Melrose Thursday night in the District 3-1A semifinals, but the Lady Tigers showed no signs of rust in sweeping the Lady Buffs 25-14, 27-25, 25-22 to clinch a spot in the 1A state tournament. “We […]

Rams test Ruidoso tonight in district football

PNT Staff Report The Portales Rams can take a big step toward their goal of defending their District 4-3A championship as they travel to play the Ruidoso Warriors tonight (7 p.m.) at the midway point of the Rams district schedule. “The records are over,” second-year Ram head coach Andy Correll said. “We’re 1-0 and that’s […]

Hounds shorthanded for battle with Lobos

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico When preseason conditioning began, eighth-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan was looking forward to tonight’s 7 p.m. exhibition game against the University of New Mexico at The Pit. He’s still looking forward to it. He just wishes he had his whole squad. Injuries to junior […]

Zias end season with loss, winless in LSC

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Trying to escape the Lone Star Conference cellar Thursday night, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team came up short. ENMU bolted to a 7-0 lead in a decisive fifth game, but the Zias couldn’t hang on and lost to Southeastern Oklahoma 30-26, 23-30, 30-24, 28-30, 16-14. Sophomore outside […]

Officials: Area not yet hit by flu

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer So far this fall, area doctors and medical officials are seeing patients for a variety of illnesses but they say the flu itself hasn’t hit eastern New Mexico. “The flu season has not yet hit New Mexico,” said Chris Minnick, regional public information officer for the New Mexico Department […]

Gutierrez settles into new position

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Melanie Gutierrez has been named the new Roosevelt County 4-H Agent, according to New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension officials. “I’m excited to be here and to just be able to work with the kids. Hopefully I can give a new perspective on 4-H and get some new kids […]

It’s their job: Karen Roach

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Karen Roach Job: Owner, All About Kids, a resale store Time on the Job: Two years. Background: Roach is a mom to six children including one foster child, ranging in age from five months to 15 years. Before opening her store, she was the office manager for Eastern […]

11-2 Local Briefs

Bovina Church holds dinner St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Bovina is having its annual turkey dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Sunday in St. Ann’s Parish Hall on Third Street. Donations are $7 for adults and $4 for children under 6. Take-out plates are available at no extra charge. St. Ann’s Society will […]

Complaining not worthwhile use of time

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist I read an interesting story about some monkeys in India. They made their home in the jungle surrounded by a beautiful golf course. These monkeys had a fascination with golf balls. Every time a golfer hit a ball, the monkeys jumped from the trees and grabbed the ball. In pursuit […]

Columnist saddened by area code change

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico It’s a little hard saying goodbye to the 505. On the surface, it’s just a three-digit area code for our Land of Entrapment, I mean Land of Enchantment. But the 505 is also a mentality. This area code change is literally going to split our state in half, if […]