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Name: Adrianna Stratton Job: Pharmacy clerk, CJ’s Pillbox Time on job: Two months Background: Adrianna Stratton is currently studying pharmacy under the biology degree at Eastern New Mexico University. The experience began at CJ’s Pillbox. She has wanted to be a pharmacist since high school and is signed up to go to Texas Tech in […]

Students go a-caroling

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Leslie Roberts, left, gets to experience Christmas carolers from Steiner Elementary School up close as a portion of the youngsters crowds around her desk at Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative. The students and their teachers were making a tour of downtown businesses Monday afternoon. The first-graders, left to right are: Taylor Creekmore, Kara Young, Tyler Underhill, […]

All-faculty cast a first

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor What started as a modest undertaking among a handful of Eastern New Mexico University faculty has evolved into a full-fledged drama production. “And The Winner Is …” opens at 7 p.m. Saturday at Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. The first all-faculty production throws together a cast of characters […]

Portales takes crown

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — Portales is once again championship central when it comes to Class 3A state volleyball. The Lady Rams defeated Las Vegas Robertson Saturday afternoon at the University of New Mexico’s Johnson Center in four games, to solidify and cement Portales’ state volleyball legacy in recent years. “(Our seniors) […]

Young Zias prepare for ‘roller-coaster ride’

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico With a 17-player roster that includes 12 freshmen, second-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese is prepared for some ups and downs. “We’re young and inexperienced,” Weese said. “It may be a little bit of a roller-coaster ride for a while.” That said, Weese is convinced […]

Office targets Native Americans’ needs

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Acclimation towards student life. Skills for moving on, or for giving back to reservations. Those are the focuses of the Native American Affairs Office at Eastern New Mexico University. “My prime focus is for my students to graduate with some work ethic and experience,” said Diana Cordova, multi-cultural affairs […]

It’s their job: Rachael McPherson

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Rachael McPherson Job: Supervisor for Bealls Time on the job: Three years for the company, though she just recently transferred from the Clovis store. Background: Before working at Bealls, McPherson attended Eastern New Mexico University where she obtained a bachelors degree in public relations. Q. Describe what your […]

Temporary disability changes perspective

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Life came to a standstill this past week as I went under the knife and had surgery as far down as you can go, on my foot. It didn’t matter what pressing matters I needed to attend to or not. I wasn’t going to be going anywhere, at least not […]

Sun Devils take third at Lubbock tourney

PNT Staff Report After jumping out to a 2-0 start at a Lubbock 10-and-under girls softball tournament last weekend, the Portales Sun Devils finished the tournament 4-2 to take third place. “We did OK,” head coach Ben Rodriguez said. “We took third. Our girls wanted to go further but that’s an achievement for them. We […]

Girls State offers practical experience

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Approximately 150 high school senior girls from around New Mexico have thrown their hats into the political arena this week to get a first-hand feel for government in action. They are all taking part in New Mexico Girls State, a week-long program being staged at Eastern New Mexico University in […]

Some candidates out of touch when food involved

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers There’s a guy running for president, and he’s facing all kinds of questions. One question spoke volumes, and it wasn’t about terrorism, taxes or gasoline. Instead, it was about milk, and how much stores charge for a gallon. His answer was $1.50. I won’t name the candidate because I haven’t […]

Portales prepares for movie premiere

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Excitement is building for Elida residents Ronald and Glenda Anthony as they prepare to watch the debut of “Believe in Me” tonight at the Tower Twin Theater. Ronald Anthony co-owns a 1947 Chevy and a 1956 Chevy used in the movie about an Oklahoma girls basketball team shot in […]

Q&A with Billy Cathey

Editor’s note: The following is a profile and Q&A with Billy Cathey, Republican candidate for Roosevelt County Commision. He faces Democratic candidate Charles D. Bennett in the November General Election for the seat currently held by Tom Clark. A profile on Bennett will appear in a coming issue of the PNT. Name: Billy B. Cathey […]

County ag agent enjoys work

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer With roots running deep in the community and a lifetime of agriculture experience and knowledge, Floyd McAlister, has traveled a path that has led to many accomplishments and achievements. McAlister received a degree from Texas Tech in Agriculture and Extension Education, and taught vocational agriculture for three years before […]

ENMU hosting state’s future journalists

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Twenty-two high school students from around the state scrambled around a computer lab Monday afternoon desperate to meet their Tuesday evening deadline for The Future Press, a small newspaper students produce in the New Mexico Press Association’s yearly journalism workshop. In its 26th year, the workshop at Eastern New […]

Crushing loss still haunts Lady Rams softball team

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer Last season, the Portales Lady Rams won district for the first time in their history. However, the memory of that accomplishment is overshadowed by a crushing 14-0 loss in the first round of the state tournament. “It was embarrassing,” Junior Sharessa Nusser said. “You didn’t know quite what to […]

Espanola Valley tops Rams for fifth place

PNT staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The Portales Rams traveled north to gain some valuable experience against good teams in front of big crowds and they got that experience. They got it at the expense of a nick on their record, though, as Espanola Valley took a 53-42 win over the Rams in the fifth-place […]

Live nativity scenes in local area

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Nativity sets are a popular holiday decoration in many homes during the Christmas season. The small, motionless figurines depict the night Jesus was born and can be simply made from paper mache’ or elaborately cut from crystal. The decorative scene features Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the three wise men, a shepherd, […]

Kurt Vonnegut proves lifes is about searching

Jim Lee: Local Columnist On Oct. 7, I watched a television interview with author Kurt Vonnegut on PBS. Although TV makes me more disgusted just about every time I hit the “on” button, this interview became a rare and valuable experience. I witnessed non-contradictory contradiction. Hey, how’s that for a topic to drive a person […]

Leadership learned through experience, guidance

Jim Lee: Local columnist On Saturday, I became a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Portales. It was the first day of our club’s new administrative year, and officers serve a one-year term. Elwyn Hulett became our new president. Elwyn will do a great job, and I’ll be able to take a break now. […]