Portales High School Counselors March 23, 2008

Credit recovery lab openThe Portales High School Credit Recovery Lab will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon and

Elida School News March 23, 2008

FCCLA members bring home awardsThe New Mexico FCCLA state meeting was held March 13-15 in Albuquerque. Sixteen students represented Elida High School during the two days. Receiving awards at this year’s competition were:Randy Jasso, Applied Technology – Gold

Floyd School News March 23, 2008

Cheerleaders to perform The varsity cheer squad will do a public performance of their cheer/dance routine they’re preparing for state competition, at the school on March 31 after the varsity baseball game. The varsity girls will head to Albuquerque for State Spirit Competition to be held at UNM’s The Pit on April 4-5. Booster club […]

Angelo State posts sweep over Hounds

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State got six strong innings from starter Brett Nightingale and took advantage of three Eastern New Mexico University errors to score four unearned runs in a 10-1 rout of the Greyhounds in the second game of a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader on Friday. Angelo (25-8, 19-4 […]

Applications accepted for United Way funds

Freedom New Mexico Applications for the Eastern New Mexico Combined Federal Campaign will be accepted through the April 15 at the Principal Combined Fund Organization’s offices at 215 N Main Street or via mail at P.O. Box 806 Clovis, NM 88101. The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized workplace charitable giving program at federal […]

Journey of faith

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Liliana Castillo In front of a house west of Muleshoe, about two dozen people gathered in a circle around three hand-made wooden crosses. As the wind from passing 18-wheelers and cars whipped their hair and hats from their heads, their voices raised in prayer. The home was the starting point of a Good Friday tradition […]

Richardson endorses Obama

The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — Bill Richardson, the nation’s only Hispanic governor, threw his support behind Barack Obama for president Friday, delivering one of the most coveted and tightly held endorsements in the race for the Democratic nomination.

Dramatic reading brings history to life

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Margaret Waters doesn’t just read history. She re-enacts it and brings it alive, as she did on Thursday at the Portales Public Library when she presented her one-woman impersonation of “Ma’am Jones of the Pecos.” Barbara Culp Jones, better known as Ma’am Jones, was a pioneer woman from the […]

Ahhh — spring break

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Planning ahead has helped an Eastern New Mexico University student and professor beat high airfare this spring break. For other students, high gas prices aren’t enough to keep them home, but many are carpooling. Spring break has finally arrived. All local students, from elementary and high school to college-age, […]

Rams pound Hounds

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — First baseman Clay Calfee went 3-for-5 with five RBIs and Kenny Elkind pitched six shutout innings Thursday night as 25th-ranked Angelo State routed Eastern New Mexico 12-1 in the opener of a four-game Lone Star Conference baseball series. The Rams (23-8, 17-4 LSC) pounded out 15 hits, breaking […]

Lost man presumed dead

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A former Roosevelt County resident has been presumed dead after a search to locate him in the forests of Oregon failed. Deward R. Killion was reported missing in August from the Target Meadows Camp Area near Tollgate, Ore. in the Walla Walla forest district. Killion was pronounced dead when […]

NFL player stops at PHS on charity walk journey

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer George Martin was a Giant on the field, and he’s also a Giant off the field. When most retired NFL players are in the broadcast booth or on a beach in the Bahamas, Martin is walking across the country, over 3,500 miles in total, to benefit the rescue and […]

Pastors portray Christ’s last words

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Area pastors will join together tonight to take listeners on a spiritual journey from the first statement Jesus Christ made on the cross to the last statement before he died. Along the way, they hope to bring renewed meaning to the message of what Jesus did on the cross […]

Religion Digest March 21, 2008

Church plans weekend services St. Helen Catholic Church will offer several special Holy Week and Easter services this weekend.Today, there will be a Stations of the Cross observance at 3 p.m. There will be a Good Friday Communion Service and Veneration of the Cross at 7 p.m. today. On Saturday, the church plans a special […]

Resurrection makes a new world possible

By Joan Clayton Many thoughts come to mind when I think of Easter. I call it “Resurrection Day.” I think of the great sacrifice Jesus made for you and me, the pain, the shame and the agony he endured. He came to give us “life and to give it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) How many […]

Few religions take more abuse than Christianity

Editorial If not for the teachings of tolerance, peace and love, a recent cartoon would have Christians rioting in the streets. They’d kill, threaten, and burn buildings to the ground. When Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published a cartoon in 2005 depicting the Prophet Muhammed with a bomb in his turban, parts of the Islamic world erupted. […]

Time marches on despite human worry

By Helena Rodriguez Time is a precious commodity these days. I don’t have much to spare. But as I’ve found, time can be a losing battle when you try to count every minute. Just live it. I recently caught myself saying those three infamous words, “Time is money!” coined by Benjamin Franklin in 1784, during […]

Solitude, emptiness of Plains a different vibe

By Baxter Black “It’s so quiet here. The air is clear. There’s no trash along the highway? I can’t smell carbon monoxide fumes in the air. People are friendly … there must be something wrong?” Once again the Plains have been visited by big-city reporters who found it … what? Beautiful? Natural? Vibrant? Addictive? No. […]

Zia softball snaps nine-game skid

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team stepped outside Lone Star Conference South Division play Wednesday, and it was just what the doctor ordered. The Zias snapped a nine-game losing streak — all within the division — with a 7-3, 5-1 sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State.Sophomore second baseman Rebecca […]

Jail expansion complete, officials delighted

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter County officials are pleased with the expansion and renovation of the Roosevelt County Detention Center. The $3.3 million expansion which was approved by the Roosevelt County commissioners in February 2006. Wilson and Wilson Construction of Clovis was contracted for the addition at RCDC. The construction of the new addition […]