1/9/08 Floyd News

Birthdays and Anniversaries Belated: Dec. 28 — Kelli Richerson Dec. 29 — Dink and Mitzi Miller Jan. 1 — Kelsi Gray Jan. 2 — Casey Buzard This week: Thursday — Jill Thompson Friday — Char Rector Tuesday — Leon Harvey Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games […]

Government waste reaches new lows with TSA contraband

Most Americans recognize that wastefulness is pervasive in the federal government. By now, revelations that once generated disbelief and anger garner a defeatist shrug. But some cases still can make us shake our heads in dismay. Have you ever wondered where all the stuff goes that Transportation Security Administration personnel confiscate at airports, while they’re […]

This viewer ready for TV writers’ return

By Kevin Wilson Over the last few months, I thought nothing could be more boring than what the writers’ strike had done — old episodes of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” covering weeks-old news. I found out Monday night I was wrong. I was more bored by new episodes of “The Daily Show With […]

Wounded troops not getting trauma pay

By Tom Philpott Too many severely injured troops and their families haven’t been getting the bedside help they need in preparing applications to qualify for up to $100,000 in traumatic injury insurance. But that is going to change, says Army Col. John Sackett. Sackett heads the Traumatic Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) branch within the […]

Gay Kernan states intention to run

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PNT Staff Report Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, announced Monday her intention to run for re-election in District 42. Kernan has represented District 42 for five years. The district consists of Lea County and also parts Curry, Roosevelt, Chaves and Eddy counties. Kernan’s legislative priorities include improving education, providing fair and balanced funding to the schools […]

1/8

• Hunters in Roosevelt County were reportedly having rotten luck in the first sandhill crane hunting season since 1918. Game officials speculated that not enough hunters knew the proper tactics. Hunters said the season was too late and the birds had left for warmer climes. • Joe Bilberry scored 20 points to lead the Floyd […]

Bingaman to introduce Ute water bill in February

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Continued funding for the Ute Water Project depends on decisions that will be made in February. That’s when the New Mexico Legislature is finishing a 30-day session, for which Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority members hope to procure $10.5 million in capital outlay. It’s also when Sen. Jeff […]

Tucumcari ‘icon’ dies at 91

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Former Tucumcari Mayor Mary Mayfield called her “an icon.” Others knew her as “Mrs. Tucumcari.” Margaret “Bettie” Ditto, a Tucumcari leader and city promoter for six decades, died on Saturday at age 91. The cause of death was not immediately known, but friends said her health had been failing […]

Hounds drop Southeastern OK

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico It’s not supposed to be this easy, and on most nights it won’t happen that way. Still, for one afternoon, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team could do virtually no wrong. The Greyhounds shot 62 percent from the floor, including 16-of-25 from 3-point range, and put five […]

Zias calm Savage Storm

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico A switch from man-to-man to a 2-3 zone worked wonders Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team. Southeastern Oklahoma struggled to find any outside shooting, and the Savage Storm went the final 8 1/2 minutes of the half without a point as ENMU notched a 67-55 […]