Oct. 22, 2008 Floyd News

TransitionsBirthdays and AnniversariesWednesday — Weldon and Vernell Reed (60 years)Monday — Shayla Whitecotton Upcoming eventsSeniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Breast Cancer awareness gameThursday’s volleyball game against Dora will be for Breast Cancer Awareness. Everyone is […]

Commission declines to apply for project

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County Commissioners declined to apply for a state highway improvement project. The commissioners motioned and voted against applying for the New Mexico Department of Transportation Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for N.M. 88. To fix N.M. 88 properly, the entire road would have to be torn apart and widened, […]

Voters deserve real life scenarios

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist When Barack Obama was in his neighborhood, plumber Joe Wurzelbacher said he wanted to buy a business, and it could be subject to a tax increase should Obama be president. He asked why Obama wanted to tax him, and Obama answered the question. Soon after, Obama and John McCain debated, […]

Clovis resident is ‘Ed the Dairyman’

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Hounds, Zias lose Sunday soccer

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Redshirt freshman Craig Sutherland scored two goals — including one less than three minutes into the game — as Midwestern State beat Eastern New Mexico University 3-0 Sunday in a matchup of the Southwest Soccer Conference’s top two teams. Midwestern State, ranked second in NCAA Division II and […]

Education feature: ENMU grad recognized

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer As much as J.W. Carmichael hates traveling, he hates publicity even more. But the Dora High School and Eastern New Mexico University graduate got a little of both, sprinkled with a pinch of recognition from Meharry’s Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. Meharry’s presented an honorary degree to the Xavier […]

It’s their job: Jennifer Bolin, manager at Victory Life Coffee House

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Name: Jennifer BolinJob: Manager at Victory Life Coffee HouseTime on job: 5 1/2 yearsBackground: Bolin, originally from Colorado, attended Portales schools until her freshman year, where she attended Dora High School. She is now studying elementary education and psychology at Eastern New Mexico University and plans to get her master’s degree in counseling.What does your […]

Scrap metal dealers see prices fall

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Following the financial slowdown, scrap metal prices have fallen and local recycles are feeling the pressure. Maria Chavarria, who owns Clovis Recycling with her husband Francisco, said supplies of scrap metal have dwindled in the last two months because of the drop in scrap metal prices. She said residents […]

Local nurse selected as ambassador

By Celena Cordova: PNT staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital nurse Mary Russell was chosen as a delegate to attend a People to People Citizen Ambassador Program in China. Russell, a registered nurse and certified emergency nurse, has been working at RGH for nearly 27 years. “I find this an honor to be offered this kind […]

Oct. 21 ENMU faculty briefs

PNT staff Music professor recognized Mark Dal Porto, professor of music, received a 2008-2009 ASCAPlus Award in recognition of performances of his music that have taken place this past year. The award is given annually to composers whose works are judged by an independent panel and based upon the value of each writer’s catalog of […]

Oct. 21 ENMU briefs

PNT staff Hall of Honors Gala to be held Homecoming 2008 marks the first ENMU Educators Hall of Honors Gala on Saturday. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom, with dinner served at 7 p.m. Free tickets will be mailed to honorees and special guests. For all other guests, the cost […]

News release regarding fatal accident

Editor’s note: The following statement about a fatal car accident was received Sunday afternoon from Capt. Lonnie Berry via e-mail under the heading news release. On Sunday October 19, 2008, at approximately 740am, Portales Police Officer Leslie Tibbs observed a 2000 Plymouth 4 door car east bound on Spruce street. Officer Tibbs was driving towards […]

Police: Crash victim ran stop signs

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man died Sunday morning when the car he was driving crashed into a tree while police were trying to pull him over, according to Portales police. Miguel Gutierrez Ornelas, 25, died at the scene, according to a police press release. A passenger in the car, Celio Salazar, 30, was airlifted […]

Tarleton State doubles up Hounds

Freedom New Mexico STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Sophomore quarterback Scott Grantham threw for two touchdowns and ran for another Saturday and 17th-ranked Tarleton State posted a 42-21 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Texans (7-1, 2-1 South) opened a 21-0 lead with 10 minutes left in the first half and […]

UCO beats Zias in four games

Freedom New Mexico EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma rallied for the final five points in Game 3, and the Bronchos went on to claim a 25-20, 23-25, 26-24, 25-15 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday. Kristen Wilson compiled 22 kills and 23 digs for the Bronchos (11-16, 4-5 LSC), […]

CCC enrollees built state park

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer As time passes, much has changed in Roosevelt County. Eastern New Mexico Univerity’s Greyhound Stadium on U.S. 70 between Clovis and Portales was quite different in June 1934. “There used to be a camp, lake and shower house out at Greyhound Stadium,” said Joe Blair of Portales. “The men […]

Retail stores see mixed effects from financial crisis

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Randy Dayhoff, who owns Randy’s Shoes on Main Street, said the community’s diverse economic base and population growth from the Cannon Air Force Base expansion is shielding the local economy from a national slump in retail sale. Dayhoff attributes an increase in work boot sales to contractors working at […]

Peanut Valley Festival continues today

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Dozens of booths filled with everything from purses and jewelry to pottery and artwork line the lobby and ballroom of Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building. Outside, vendors cook up kettle corn, barbecue, bratwurst and funnel cakes, and serve up shaved ice and cotton candy. It’s all part […]

Events Calendar Oct. 19

Sunday Peanut Valley Festival — 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. Monday Community Worship Service — 7-10 p.m. at the Memorial Building. All faiths are welcome. Tuesday City Council — 7 p.m. City Hall. Regular meeting. Friday ENMU Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. Regents’ room, ENMU. Saturday Fall Festival — […]

Guest Column: Bonds C and D benefit communities

As presidents of Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, we want to share why the passage of General Obligation Bonds C and D in the Nov. 4 General Election should make sense to the citizens of Curry and Roosevelt counties. If Bond C passes, CCC will receive $4 million to expand its Allied […]