Oct. 5 Elida News

Big Brothers Big Sisters The Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring initiative program continues at Elida High School. The following students have volunteered to be a Big Brother or a Big Sister to students who attend Elida Elementary School: Kodi Armitage, Jewlie Paiz, Thomas West, Clayton Ford, Brandy Hudson, Valeria Rascon, Alicia Cross-Smith, and Lindsey [...]

Hounds win with special teams

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The offense had a solid day, and the defense made big plays. Still, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said the Greyhounds’ special teams were as responsible as anything for Saturday’s 33-30 win at Abilene Christian in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both squads. He [...]

Hounds at an early crossroads

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University and East Central football teams may be facing an early crossroads tonight. With both teams standing 1-2, the winner of the 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover matchup at Blackwater Draw will be positioned for respectability. The loser, meantime, faces an uphill battle the rest [...]

Businesses have mixed reactions to base enclave

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Slated for closure by the Department of Defense, Cannon Air Force Base was granted a temporary reprieve by a federal commission on Friday. Soon to be stripped of its three F-16 squadrons, the base must find a mission in order to remain open. Economists say a base closure would put a [...]

Compadres, padrinos make for big, happy family

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist My daughter Laura has a new set of godparents, or a new madrina and padrino, as we call them. And in the process, I guess I’ve got myself a new set of compadres. Last Sunday, my uncle and aunt, Manny and Matilda Ortega, drove from Hobbs to serve as sponsors [...]

Mentors needed for local program

By Marlena Hartz: PNT Correspondent Charles Murrell has been all over the world and never made a friendship quite like the one he has with Kendall Christinson. Christinson, too, has seen many places. While his travels are a result of his mother’s change of employment, and Murrell’s are a result of service in the Air [...]

Q&A: Keith Gardner

Keith Gardner is halfway done with what he calls an “eye-opening” experience. Gardner, a freshman member of the state House of Representatives, represents District 66, which includes Roosevelt, Chavez, Eddy and Lea Counties. He’s proud that the House hasn’t raised taxes yet, realizes that every issue has two sides and wants the legislative branch to [...]

Dec. 5 Elida School News

Theatre groups often have special traditions that take place after the performances and the show is struck (scenery is disassembled). And the junior drama class at Elida Municipal Schools is no exception. Ron Thorne, the play director, had his own special way of “putting the show away” at a cast party that was held at [...]

Teacher/student bonds always last

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist One of the many blessings in my life comes from former students. Teaching for 31 years left me with happy memories. A special bond between teacher and student lasts forever. Such was the case the other day when a Lt. Colonel walked up to me in a restaurant. “Aren’t [...]

Space: The final frontier for garbage

By Jim Lee Usually, when a problem seems so complex with barriers to just about any conceivable answer, the solution eventually comes in a flash of inspiration in a very basic form. This is because an uncomplicated, direct answer has been staring at everybody right in the face all along, but nobody notices until some [...]