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. […]

Love for people inspires military chaplains

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe Most military chaplains, who come from all walks of life, have a love for people that inspired their decisions to pursue the chaplaincy and motivate them to serve. “I have the greatest job in the world,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Eusebia Rios of the 27th Special Operations Wing Chapel. “The […]

Artists honored during National Women’s History Month

To honor the originality, beauty, imagination, and multiple dimensions of women’s lives, the National Women’s History Project has chosen “Women’s Art: Women’s Vision” as the 2008 theme for National Women’s History Month in March. To ensure that a diversity of art and artists are represented, the 2008 honorees were selected based on their art, their […]

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 […]

Woman walking for thanksgiving

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer This afternoon, an Eastern New Mexico University student, Daniela Garcia, will leave for Roswell, where she and her family will then drive to Chimayo, joining thousands of other pilgrims in the famous Good Friday pilgrimage. Every year, hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world flock to the […]

PHS holds first prom, Maypole dress exchange

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Maypole has been a proud tradition at Portales High School for 79 years. But what to do with those pastel-colored, “Gone With the Wind” style dresses which just hang in the closet after the winding? And what to do with those glitzy prom dresses that also only get worn […]

CAFB parents publish kids activity list

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico Phil Lenfant and his wife, Col. Babette Lenfant, the 27 Special Operations Wing Mission Support Group commander, moved to Cannon Air Force Base last June with their three young sons. Last summer also brought a move to eastern New Mexico for Maj. Daniel and Brenda Dunn, who have two […]

DeBaca sheriff’s race includes Roosevelt County deputy

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico After publicly announcing his intention to run for De Baca County sheriff, Melrose Police Chief Lee Ferguson was not among the four candidates who filed for the position Tuesday. Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle said Wednesday that Ferguson is still the village’s police chief. He said Ferguson approached him during […]

Events Calendar March 20, 2008

ThursdayWomen’s History chautauqua — 11 a.m. Portales Public LibraryFood Glorious Food — 7 p.m. ENMU Administration Building (singing in connection with “Key Ingredients”) FridayRoosevelt County Association of Educational Retirees — 11:30 a.m., Roosevelt General Hospital cafeteria conference room. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and event information for the next week. […]

Life — and death — can be messy

It’s spring — wind, dirt, feed wagons, skies filled with brown clouds instead of rainclouds — and new baby animals. The new babies are cute, and it’s fun to watch them play when they’re several days old and have sorta learned how to handle those legs that seemed so unmanageable the first day. One of […]

2007 USSOCOM financial management awards

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Air Force Special Operations Financial Managers dominated the 2007 USSOCOM Financial Management Awards, taking home nine of 14 categories. However, this is nothing new for the command. “Over the past six years, AFSOC has won 50 awards out of 70 nominations,” said Bill Rone, Headquarters AFSOC financial manager. “A highlight this […]