Roosevelt County Treasurer candidate: Mickie M. Williams

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Name: Mickie M. Williams Age: 49 Occupation: Deputy treasurer Office: Roosevelt County treasurer Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: None Why are you running for county treasurer?I have been the deputy treasurer for eight years. Nancy Belcher can not run again because of term limits, so I will run for treasurer and she will be […]

Probate Judge Candidate: Laverne Standifer

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Name: C. Laverne Standifer Age: 63 Occupation: Retired Running for: Probate judge Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: none What is your background? I was born and raised in Roosevelt County, Elida area. I am retired from the USDA, Farm Service Agency. Mother of three children, Leslie Addison, Steve Standifer and Cade Standifer. I have […]

Couple shares graduate experience

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico At one time Luis Colon had to be convinced by his family to go to college. Now he can’t seem to stop. Colon and his wife Erica graduated together Friday at Clovis Community College’s commencement. Erica Colon, 27,

Age, experience vary

By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent CLOVIS — It didn’t take long to figure out that Friday’s calf roping at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena would be quite different than most sports events in one respect. About two contestants, to be precise. The fourth annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping began with what is numbered […]

Energy future needs sustained federal support

By Brian Moore Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are more than just United States senators from New Mexico. They are also national leaders on energy policy with more than 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill.

It’s Their Job

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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 […]

Students participate in out of this world experience

Freedom Newspapers: Sharna Johnson Hagerman Elementary School fifth-grader Uriel Cepeda uses duct tape to patch a leak in his team’s colony habitat during the Starbase La Luz Metamaterial Research Mission Link-up Day at Cannon Air Force Base. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Equipped with huge sheets of plastic, silver rolls of duct tape and box […]

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 […]

Dads take baby steps toward learning the basics

The class was fun just hearing the dads with kids talk about how much fun kids can be. Just other little stuff, like it doesn’t matter how much money you make your kids are always going to remember the time that you spent with them. Janet Taylor-Birkey Nine male Airmen were racing to the finish […]