Down ticket, races mean even more

Freedom New Mexico The term “down the ballot” refers to the congressional, state and local races that ostensibly play second, third and fourth fiddle to the presidential contest. The names of the White House contenders will appear at the tops of ballots, with everything else further down. This presentation more or less mirrors the conventional […]

Oct. 22, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Democrats wrong to criticize McCain’s campaign action How dare Barack Obama and Harry Reid criticize John McCain for suspending his campaign? Obama would do well to remember they are U.S. senators first — elected to serve the American people — and presidential candidates second.

Zias fall in four at Lubbock

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Lubbock Christian fought off Eastern New Mexico University in the second game, then dominated the rest of the way to hand the Zias a 22-25, 26-24, 25-16, 25-12 setback Tuesday night in non-conference volleyball. The Lady Chaps (25-1), ranked 24th in the NAIA, were coming off a five-game win over […]

Lubbock Christian beats Zias in four games

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Lubbock Christian fought off Eastern New Mexico University in the second game, then dominated the rest of the way to hand the Zias a 22-25, 26-24, 25-16, 25-12 setback Tuesday night in non-conference volleyball. The Lady Chaps (25-1), ranked 24th in the NAIA, were coming off a five-game win over […]

Council votes to move forward with grant application

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The Portales City Council sped through its business Tuesday, finishing in 30 minutes. Councilors quickly approved most agenda items and tabled two business items. Among the items approved was a notice of intent to adopt an ordinance that will allow the city to receive funding from the New Mexico […]

District 67 candidates respond to questions

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s Note: Freedom New Mexico asked State Representative

Events Calendar Oct. 22

Friday ENMU Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. Regents’ room, ENMU. Saturday Fall Festival — 6-11 p.m. in the Farmers Market lot. Features music, beer and nuts. Admission is $10. Must be 21 to purchase beer. Monday-Friday WPA Art Show — In the old jail on the fourth floor of the courthouse. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. […]

Oct. 22, 2008 Briefs

Education retirees to meet The Roosevelt County Association of Education Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the cafeteria conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital. Several members will be reporting on the State Convention for Education Retirees. Delman Shirley will speak about legislative decisions. County to receive additional funds Roosevelt County will receive an […]

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’

The Associated Press

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 […]