Learning early, learning well

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Best-selling author Robert Fulghum says all we really need to know, we learn in kindergarten. With that said, 235 L.L. Brown Early Childhood Center students will graduate from kindergarten during 12 different ceremonies on Wednesday, Thursday and today. It marked a milestone in what is sure to be a […]

Primary early voting starts

PNT Staff Report Early voting in the primaries begins today in Roosevelt County. “Early voting has gotten to be real popular,” Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins said. “In fact, early voting has become our largest precinct.” Voters can begin early in-person voting at the clerk’s office at 8 a.m. and vote during normal office hours […]

Children focus on health

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales kindergarteners from Brown Early Childhood Center were on the march Thursday, complete with signs and chants — in support of juvenile diabetes research. The school is completing a week-long focus on healthy choices, which has included lessons on eating right and exercising. The students also raised funds for […]

Events Calendar April 23, 2008

TodayKindergarten early registration — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brown Early Childhood Center main building foyer.Career Fair — 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU ThursdayRoosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Banquet — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.ENMU Retirees reception — 3 p.m., SAS Atrium at ENMUJazz Ensemble/Jazz Combo concert […]

Local briefs April 20

PNT Staff Report Kindergarten registration Brown Early Childhood Center will hold early registration for kindergarten from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the foyer of the main building. Parents should bring the child’s immunization record and birth certificate. Information: 356-7075 Art guild to meet La Escalera Art Guild will meet at […]

Government misuse of power should be key election issue

Freedom New Mexico The release Tuesday of an 81-page memorandum written in March 2003 on the use of rough interrogation techniques by the military offers a disturbing insight into the mindset of all too many Bush administration operatives during the early years of the vague and misnamed “war on terror.” Written by John Yoo, then […]

Second day of Novak trial ends early

Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The second day of testimony in the first-degree murder trial of Airman Basic Edward Novak II ended early Friday after two witnesses took the stand. Chief Trial Judge for the Air Force Dawn Eflein, suffering from a cold, told the court in a hoarse voice she was […]

Roosevelt fire requires neighbor’s aid

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Firefighters spent more than four hours Tuesday battling a blaze that consumed more than 7,000 acres of grassland south of Portales, according to officials. A towering column of smoke to the south was noticeable to residents in downtown Portales late in the morning. Acting Portales Fire Lt. Steven Cain said firefighters and road crews cut […]

Bush OKs Head Start renewal

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor President Bush’s signature on a five-year renewal of Head Start, the federal preschool program for children in poverty, drew sighs of relief Wednesday in eastern New Mexico. “I was so excited. It was a long wait,” Eastern Plains Head Start Director Mary Rose Jimenez said. The latest update to […]

Zias commit 30 turnovers in loss to Roadrunners

Freedom New Mexico DENVER — Metro State’s pressure defense harassed Eastern New Mexico University’s women into 30 turnovers Friday and the Roadrunners posted a 70-61 win over the Zias in Metro’s Thanksgiving Classic. Senior guard Ashley Mickens scored 21 points and junior forward Cassondra Bratton added 15 at Metro State (2-1) overcame an early 14-6 […]

The day for deals

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Many stores opened as early as 4 a.m., offering “Black Friday” discounts on a variety of merchandise. Weather officials said temperatures were in the 20s early Friday, with wind-chill factors in the mid-teens. Officially, Clovis received .01 inch of snow. Brushing off snowflakes and wincing from the biting wind, […]

Fort Lewis puts Zias away in second half

Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Host Fort Lewis took the lead for good with a 14-2 run in the first half, then broke the game open with a 15-6 surge early in the second stanza Thursday to top Eastern New Mexico University’s women 78-64 in the season opener for both teams. The game was […]

10-18: Local Briefs

Blood drive comes to library The Portales Public Library is hosting a blood drive from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Friday in front of the library at 218 S. Ave. B. Donors should bring a list of their medications, a photo ID and travel information. T-shirts and refreshments will be provided to all donors. A door prize will […]

Bond’s fate in voters’ hands

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer With early voting closed and the election slated for today, residents will soon know the outcome of the proposed bond for the Portales Municipal School District. Voters are being asked whether $9.5 million in General Obligation Bonds will be issued to help construct a new school facility to replace […]

New ENMU place-kicker making early impression

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Jordan Walker has some pretty big shoes to fill this season for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. The freshman from North Richland, Texas, near Fort Worth, is being asked to replace four-year place-kicker Lee Price, who converted 34-of-59 field goals and missed on only six of 120 extra […]

Official: Tornado didn’t materialize

Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County spent several hours early Friday evening under a tornado warning and eventually a tornado watch, according to National Weather Service. While the storm with hail and strong winds jangled residents nerves, no major damage was reported. According to Capt. Lonnie Berry, spokesperson for the Portales Police Department, branches were down in […]

Mornings provide sense of peace

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer As children, my sister Becky, my aunt Paula and I competed to see who could rise the earliest. In college, the competition turned into who slept the latest. Now, I’m back to being an early bird. These are the cycles we go through in life. Of course I can’t […]

Rams beat Taos 53-41

PNT Staff Writer LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Several hours after the Lady Rams won the consolation championship in the Clovis tournament, the boys followed suit winning the consolation bracket in the annual Stu Clark tournament in Las Vegas, but they may be there awhile. Saturday’s winter storm unexpectedly kept the Rams overnight, after a 53-41 […]

Poor shooting gives Carlsbad win over Rams

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT sports writer The Portales Rams missed their shots, and the Carlsbad Cavemen made theirs. Put together, the two facts resulted in a 62-36 blowout Friday night at Portales High School. Travis Nygren scored a game-high 13 and Jose Cruz Lopez added nine points for the Cavemen, who never trailed. Senior Skyler […]

Shopper stories

Freedom Newspapers Some shoppers got everything they wanted in a matter of minutes. Others fought through crowds to discover their targeted items were sold out. We talked with a few shoppers on their Black Friday experiences in eastern New Mexico. Ashly Baccas, shopping in the afternoon with family, said she has never done the early […]