Election generates discussion, early votes

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer The fact that the nation will either elect the first black president or first woman vice president makes today’s presidential election historic. However, only time will determine if the election will be pivotal, according to Donald Elder, professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University. Elder said the policies […]

ENMU Faculty Briefs Nov. 4

ENMU faculty published Michael F. Shaughnessy and Susan Fulgham of Texas A&M have an article appearing in Educational Technology, Vol 48, No 6, the November–December 2008 issue. Hardman serves as commentator Peggy Hardman presented “Education in a Tempest: The Choctaw Academy and a Battle of Egos, Politics, and Good Intentions” at the Ohio Valley History […]

ENMU Briefs Nov. 4

Social Work Program accredited The Social Work Program at Eastern New Mexico University has announced its accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education through 2012. Eastern offers social work courses at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, Artesia Workforce Center, ENMU-Portales, ENMU-Roswell, New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, Carlsbad, Clovis Community College, Cannon Air Force […]

Midwestern St. throws past Hounds 59-16

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Balls were flying through the air — 101 in all — in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash between Eastern New Mexico University and Midwestern State. The homestandings Mustangs defintely had the better of it. Midwestern State sophomore Zack Eskridge threw for six touchdowns — all to […]

Zias swept by East Central

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University junior libero Caitlin Murphy reached a milestone on Saturday, but East Central kept the Zias winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball action with a 25-14, 25-21, 25-14 decision. Murphy posted a match-high 24 digs, giving her 616 for the season and making her the third […]

Sentenced with separation

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer While the state works to study and counter the effects of incarceration on families and children, jails and correctional facilities face the daily battles of housing the accused and the convicted. Their focus is on keeping facilities safe and secure. Caught in between are children who are growing, developing, […]

Residents identify election issues

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer With just three days left until the general election, some Portales residents are sharpening their opinions and focusing on the issues they care about most. Dusty McKee cited the war on terror and the economy as the two biggest issues important to him. McKee and his family are visiting […]

Roosevelt County ballot, precincts

Editor’s note: Sample ballots are different for each precinct; state offices and hospital board positions appear only on ballots for the precincts their districts include. President and Vice President of the United States• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Democrat• John McCain and Sarah Palin, Republican• Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, Green Party• Chuck Baldwin and […]

Families bond with fishing

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Longtime Portales resident Buddy Beck has a saying — for every day of fishing, God gives you an extra one. If that’s true, Beck and his 8-year-old grandson Brayden have many days of fishing ahead of them. Several Roosevelt and Curry County children attended the 17th annual kids’ fishing […]