Elida grad elected state FFA president

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer As the new state FFA president, an Elida High School graduate is aiming to make a positive difference in others’ lives and go on to national FFA office. Ryan Best, Elida’s valedictorian this year, was elected in June to his new office at the 81st Annual New Mexico State [...]

Mrs. New Mexico: We all make mistakes

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor She says she wants to make a difference in the lives of others, especially little girls. “A lot of little girls don’t have a role model. I want to be that role model,” Clovis’ Noel Hunt said. And so, having sought a public spotlight and earned the Mrs. [...]

Study: Guys talk as much as girls

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers A hot-off-the-press study shatters the myth that women talk more than men. Did you hear that men? We are not chatterboxes. Although the more-than-likely over-funded, waste-of-taxpayer-money study is flawed because it was limited to college students, I’m inclined to believe it because, well, because I’m a female, and because I’ve [...]

Mother’s message carries session

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Using a sophisticated machine that makes an experience seem real is one way to teach a hard lesson. But sometimes the best way to communicate the message is on a personal level from the heart. That was the case Friday afternoon at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union [...]

Altrusa teams up with Habitat for Humanity

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer Saturday was National Make a Difference Day. The Portales chapter of Altrusa International, some service members from Cannon Air Force Base, and the community came out to make a difference at a home being built with Habitat for Humanity. Altrusa members were working on landscaping for the front yard [...]

Speaker says ‘moral intelligence’ vital to youth

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Michelle Borba said she tells parents, teachers and community leaders she doesn’t care what they stand for as long as they stand for something. The internationally recognized educational consultant pounded that and other concepts home to teachers and community members Friday in what she calls building moral intelligence in [...]

Friday’s prep capsules

Freedom Newspapers Muleshoe 42, River Road 7 Records: River Road 1-4, Muleshoe 6-0 Impact: Mulehsoe will take an unbeaten record into District 2-3A play Difference: Muleshoe scored two touchdowns in the last 50 seconds of the first half to take a 21-7 halftime lead, including a 15-yard pass from Brant Hamilton to Rudy Gonzales with [...]

Prep football capsules

Freedom Newspapers Bovina 7, Texico 0 Records: Texico 1-1, Bovina 1-1 Impact: Bovina ends Texico’s 25-game winning streak Difference: Michael Ortiz threw a 19-yard TD pass to James Lara with 4:38 left after Bovina recovered a fumble at the Texico 35. Difference makers: Junior defensive lineman spearheaded a Bovina defense that held Texico to 30 [...]

Prep Capsule

Muleshoe 35, Friona 0 Records: Muleshoe 1-0, Friona 0-1 Difference: Brady Black scored twice for Muleshoe in a 21-point second quarter. Difference makers: Junior Brant Hamilton threw for 171 yards and a touchdown and senior Brady Black rushed for 130 yards and three scores. By the numbers: Nine Mules caught passes, led by Caleb Heinrich [...]

Spilca too much for Lady Rams

PNT Staff In the end, a five-time state singles champion was the difference in making sure Portales didn’t become a three-time team champion over the weekend. Mariana Spilca claimed wins in both the singles and doubles category, giving Sandia Prep a 5-4 win over Portales for the Class 1-3A girls tennis title Saturday in Albuquerque. [...]