Twelve area students to compete in county-wide spelling contest

By Carol Erwin: Roosevelt County Spelling Bee director Twelve students from area schools will compete in the annual Roosevelt County Spelling Bee on Jan. 30 at Eastern New Mexico University. The competition for junior division spellers, fifth-graders and younger, begins at 9 a.m. in the Becky Sharp Auditorium in ENMU’s College of Business. Senior spellers […]

Health tips featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on choosing a career or life coach, staying healthy, and learning to make our dreams come true will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Judi Moreo is a motivational speaker and an author, and she’s going to talk about her latest […]

ENMU football schedule set for 2010

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s 2010 football schedule has been announced as the Greyhounds prepare to move from the Lone Star Conference’s South Division into the North Division for the first time. The Hounds, who went 3-8 overall and 0-6 in the South in 2008, will have six home games, beginning with the […]

MSU outlasts Hounds

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Midwestern State had plenty of talent, and speed to burn, and the outmanned Greyhounds couldn’t quite keep up. Speedy guard Chris Hagan scored 15 points to lead a balanced effort, and the No. 11 Mustangs pulled away late after blowing a 16-point cushion to claim a 66-59 victory Saturday […]

Hard to shake soft spot for classic cars

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist I love to look at classic and antique cars and street rods. I’ve never made the commitment to love one, however. For the last few nights I’ve been watching Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction on SPEED and the cars and the prices they command boggle my mind. Yeah, it’s the same auction […]

Invention of saddle was revolutionary

By Glenda Price: PNT columnist Can you guess what simple invention is considered one of the basic pieces of equipment involved in creating and spreading modern civilization? I couldn’t. It involves the horse…of course… and the saddle. Like most country kids, I learned to ride bareback. I still believe that’s how novice riders should begin […]

Miep Gies’ heroism won’t be forgotten

Freedom New Mexico For millions of people, “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” has provided insights into the suffering of some of the victims of the Nazis’ vicious campaign of state-supported terror against Jews. But the book would never have seen the light of day if not for the courage and resourcefulness of […]

Zias beat MSU, end South losing streak

Freedom New Mexico Midwestern turnovers became Zias points, a warddrobe full of promo T-shirts blasted from the school’s air cannons and Eastern New Mexico University’s fans were celebrating well ahead of the Zias’ victory lap with the Greyhound Arena crowd. Lone Star Conference South wins haven’t been commonplace for the Zias, but they hope Saturday […]

RGH to accept Medicare, Medicaid reimbursements

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer After years of effort, the Roosevelt General Hospital Physicians Clinic is on the cusp of being able to receive increased reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid, which hospital officials say will help the facility and community. RGH recently received word that the clinic’s Medicare number is in the mail. After […]

Program pairs seniors with students

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Senior citizens have a chance to feel needed and help out students and teachers alike with the Community Services Center Foster Grandparents Program. The program started in the state in 1965 to provide a learning experience from senior tutors to children. Ada Bud Moorhead is a grandma for teacher […]

Portales house fire put out

PNT Staff Reports Portales firefighters extinguished a burning garage on Taos Court in the U.S. Air Force 801 housing area Friday night. Battalion Chief Lance Hill said the occupants of the house were home but able to escape and no one was injured. About 11 p.m., investigators were still trying to determine the cause of […]

Muleshoe’s Riley named offensive coordinator at East Carolina

The Associated Press GEENVILLE, N.C. – Muleshoe’s Lincoln Riley has been named offensive coordinator at East Carolina University, according to an announcement Friday from head football coach Ruffin McNeill. Ruffin, who served as Texas Tech’s defensive coordinator for the last two seasons, was named the Pirates head coach Thursday. Riley, 26, and McNeill worked together […]

Training, education keys to disaster response

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By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico While local counties don’t have to deal with tragedy on the scale of the earthquake in Haiti, they must be prepared for tornadoes, severe weather and the possibility of an agriculture disaster. Curry and Roosevelt counties also face the possibility of ice storms and grass fires. The counties use […]

1-23 ENMU-Midwestern State basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men Midwestern State (15-1, 1-1 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (7-10, 2-1), 8 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at Tarleton State 76-36 on Wednesday, while the Mustangs routed West Texas A&M 90-69 at Wichita Falls, Texas. Notes: Tarleton’s defensive effort Wednesday marked the […]

U.S. 70 closed for disabled truck

Police closed U.S. 70 at Johnston Hill until a wrecker could move a disabled tractor-trailer Friday afternoon. Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Malin Parker said the axles came off the truck, but no one was injured. He said traffic was backed up from Johnston Hill, about 4.5 miles north of Portales, back to town. Parker […]

Weather changes sports schedule

Inclement weather has changed weekend basketball games for Portales and Clovis teams. The Milk Cow Classic, which included the Clovis, Roswell, Moriarty and Rio Rancho girls, has been rescheduled due to school cancellation in Moriarty. Clovis will still face Rio Rancho in a 5:30 p.m. contest Friday, but will not play Saturday. Rio Rancho will […]

Dems back tax increase for wealthy

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Despite the fact that Gov. Bill Richardson and conservative Democrats who control the state Senate are opposed increasing taxes, a band of lawmakers Thursday are proposing various tax hikes. And one senator in the newly formed group called the Working Families Caucus, told reporters there are 22 votes in […]

State accused of covering up bribery, kickbacks

By Steve Terrell and Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican By Steve Terrell and Kate Nash The New Mexican A man who is at the center of an ongoing whistle-blower lawsuit involving millions of dollars in lost state investments told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that the state is spending millions of dollars to […]

Legislative tidbits: Measure would prohibit texting while driving

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: 27

School rallies around homecoming queen

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Dora High School senior Sarah Walker has touched hearts with a lot of hugs and not a word. Sarah was crowned Miss DHS at the school’s homecoming celebration Jan. 16. She has Angelman’s Syndrome, a chromosome disorder that causes developmental delays, particularly in speech. Senior Renee Gantert, who competed […]