Area schools get upgrade

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By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer For some area students and teachers, the second half of the school year will bring some new changes, as Brown Early Childhood Center and Dora schools open up new additions at their schools. Dora schools are getting set to be completely up and running in the new addition of […]

Life without pain leaves one numb to joy

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist When you were just a plan in the mind of God, what if he were to ask you some questions about your journey on earth? With incredible technology having been accomplished already and the God given intelligence to master such feats, it is not inconceivable that God could show […]

Pursuit of happiness worthwhile quest

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That’s what our United States Constitution guarantees. However, the “happiness” is the tricky part because it’s an inalienable right that is not guaranteed. One must pursue it. It’s this pursuit of happiness that brings a grown man to tears in the moving […]

Past year shows backslide in fight for freedoms

Editorial If there was a stock-market-like ticker that tracked the trajectory of freedom in 2006 — let’s just call it the “Freedom Index” — it would have been an off year. At home and abroad, personal political liberty, free markets, limited government and other quintessentially American values suffered setbacks, with a few notable exceptions. Here’s […]

Rams and Lady Rams host Shootout

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams and Lady Rams ring in the new year with the 2007 Ram Basketball Shootout this weekend at Portales High School. The Rams (5-3), who are without senior guard Skyler Partin at the state band competition, play Artesia tonight in a game that’s not part of the […]

Hounds, Zias prepare for Northeastern St. doubleheader

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers It hasn’t been that long — 2003 — since Northeastern State won an NCAA Division II men’s basketball championship. The Redmen have fallen on hard times the past couple of seasons, going 8-19 last year and are off to a 3-7 started this year. Still. Eastern New Mexico University men’s […]

Elida mashes Melrose

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — It’s not hard to compare the current Melrose Buffaloes to the Elida boys team of a couple of years ago. Extraordinarily young, the Tigers took a few lumps along the way. Now, though, it was Elida dealing out the punishment in a 60-24 rout of Melrose on Wednesday […]

Officials: Emergency pandemic plans in place

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Local health officials have finalized emergency plans for dealing with a potentially devastating flu pandemic in the future and are now working to get that information in the hands of residents, business owners and public institutions. Information packets have been released by the Roosevelt County Local Emergency Planning Council […]

Orchestra honors military with special performance

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Lubbock Symphony Orchestra will present a salute to America’s military, with the “America at War” series at 7 p.m. (MST) Jan. 12 and 13 at the Civic Center Theatre in Lubbock. The performance is part of LSO’s 60th anniversary celebration. Guest conductor will be Jeffrey Pollock, Fort Worth, Texas, […]

Lady Broncos start EPAC with win

By Eric Butler, Freedom Newspapers Correspondent A steal with almost six minutes to play usually isn’t considered a game-sealer. But, in a matchup of young squads struggling to get some consistent offense, that pretty much was the case when Floyd’s Alexis Benoit picked off a pass and went in for a layup to give her […]