Elida man wins $1.1 million in lottery

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A 71-year-old Elida man has won $1.1 million in the New Mexico Lottery. Aurbra King had the nation’s only ticket matching the winning numbers in the Nov. 18 Hot Lotto jackpot drawing, beating odds of one in almost 11 million, according to a news release from the New Mexico […]

Fundraiser earns children chat with former NFL player

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer For students at Lindsey Middle School in Portales, a talk Friday with a former NFL player topped off a month-long fundraiser that netted $1,400 for a charity. The sixth-graders raised the money for A Journey for 9/11, the organization former New York Giants defensive end George Martin started to […]

Competitive equals

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By Clarence Plank All sports have a high level of competitive play a player must achieve, be it baseball, football or softball. The age old question: Man vs. woman, which is more competitive? Men’s or women’s softball? Several competitors at the 26th annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic softball tournament — a nearly around-the-clock event this […]

Zias add assistant soccer coach

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University added former West Virginia Wesleyan College midfielder Katie Schubert as an assistant coach. Shubert, a two-time West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year, played for the Real Colorado Cougars of the W-League and the Atlantic City Diablos of the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Schubert has coached […]

The day the music (almost) died

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico I wanted to shuffle. My music player wanted to click and whir. These things never end well. And so, I prepare to deal with the death of what has been one of my best friends over the last three or so years. Yes, a music player may not actually […]

Role-player Vanessa O’Neal is key to Zias’ success

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico A jack of all trades and a master of none. The well known phrase may apply to any number of people — including an athletically gifted Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball sophomore who rarely shows up in the headlines, but is considered crucial to her team’s success by […]

Greyhounds hope to have larger player pool for weekend

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is hoping to have closer to a full roster this weekend. The Greyhounds, with only eight players in uniform, upended Lubbock Christian 68-67 on Monday night at Greyhound Arena and return to Lone Star Conference crossover play at 4 p.m. […]

Local Briefs Oct. 26

PNT Staff Reports Flute player to perform Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host guest flutist Chih-Hsien Chien for a master class and performance. Chien’s master class will be held from 2-4 p.m. today in the Zia Room of the Campus Union Building. Chien’s solo recital featuring Dr. Lindsey Beasley will be held at […]

Library adds summer reading program for teens

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Public Library is launching a new summer reading program designed to get teenagers booked while giving them a chance to win an MP3 player. Librarians hope younger children also “catch the reading bug.” “Catch the Reading Bug” is the theme for the summer program for children in […]

NFL player stops at PHS on charity walk journey

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer George Martin was a Giant on the field, and he’s also a Giant off the field. When most retired NFL players are in the broadcast booth or on a beach in the Bahamas, Martin is walking across the country, over 3,500 miles in total, to benefit the rescue and […]