Joy makes it great to be alive

Joan Clayton Today is the day to be happy, and it can be a lifestyle. Life is glorious. Taste it. Smell it. It is delicious. Go barefooted. Sing. Laugh. Smile. Give yourself away. Win the prize. It’s called joy. “…the joy of the Lord will make you strong” (Nehemiah 8:10 NCV). You can do anything […]

Zias still winless, but bats come alive

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team is still 0-fer for the season, but at least the Zias worked up their offense on Saturday — especially Taylor Howard. The senior first baseman from Midland, Texas, went 6-for-8 in two games, including a 4-for-4 performance with two homers and […]

Can’t take water for granted

Karl Terry The physical properties of water are pretty amazing. We can drink it, bathe in it, swim in it, clean with it, heck it keeps us all alive. Let the temperature drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, though, and the stuff can be a real pain. I came home on a recent night and sat […]

Be thankful to be alive

If I had never been born, I would not have known the joy of falling in love. I would not have known the meaning of unselfishness, sacrifice or consideration for the needs of others. I would never have experienced that special kind of love motherhood brings…a special feeling of pride for three wonderful sons. I […]

Hounds beat Southeastern, stay alive in North

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico’s “NASCAR” offense was rolling in the first half Saturday. The defense picked up the Greyhounds in the third quarter. ENMU rode a fast start and timely plays to a 55-20 Lone Star Conference North win over Southeastern Oklahoma at Greyhound Stadium, keeping the Hounds alive for a […]

Roosevelt County stays alive in 10-11 state meet

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — The Roosevelt County All-Stars got a grand slam from Alex Galvan and stayed alive in the double-elimination state 10-11-year-old Little League baseball tournament Tuesday night with a 7-3 victory over Raton. Roosevelt County will play again at 8 p.m. today in the double-elimination tournament, facing the winner of Tuesday’s late […]

Split keeps Hounds alive in bid for LSC tourney

Freedom New Mexico AMARILLO — Eastern New Mexico University’s struggling baseball team did just enough Friday to stay alive for a berth in the Lone Star Conference tournament. The Greyhounds eked out a 9-8 win over rival West Texas A&M in the first game of a doubleheader, then dropped the second game 11-4. The Hounds […]

Old time music very much alive

By Don McAlavy: Freedom Columnist Old-Time music is very much alive. But you won’t hear it on “country” radio. There is another Nashville, with a kind of music so distant from what the city’s commercial center cranks out as to be from a different planet. It thrives in the community’s nooks and crannies like a […]

Community prepares for Friday’s Christmas festivities

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Window displays are coming alive, Santa is stopping by, and streets are filling with lights. It’s not magic, but it is a little Christmas festivity whipped up by Portales MainStreet and the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. The chamber’s annual Christmas Lighted Parade and the crowning of Little Miss […]

Floyd hammers Grady, 14-4

Floyd hammers Grady, 14-4 The Floyd Broncos varsity baseball team blasted the Grady Bronchos, 14-4, in five innings on Wednesday. Because of the 10-run rule, the game ended in five innings. The 10-run rule is invoked if a team is up by 10 or more runs after five innings. Floyd improved to 3-7 and now […]