Candidates draw for spot on ballot

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Christina Calloway Candidates for the Portales City Council March 6 election are wondering if their luck of the draw will have any effect on how their constituents will vote. Candidates drew numbers Friday at the city clerk’s office to determine where they would be placed on the ballot. “Well you can do just about anything […]

DairyFest set for Saturday

United Dairy Women will host DairyFest 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Events Center. The event provides free dairy products, games, a tour of the dairy industry and musical performances from the Fun Brothers Band, Colby Carter and Mark Chesnutt. Tickets are $1 at the door. They are also available in advance at […]

Readers’ tips for handling Disneyland

Niesha Lofing The best spot to watch a parade, when to arrive at the park, how to save money on food without skipping meals. These are just a few of the topics that Bee readers weighed in on when I asked for cost- and sanity-saving tips regarding Disneyland travel. As many families (mine included) head […]

Hounds positioned for playoff spot

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s men are positioned for the program’s first Lone Star Conference tournament berth in five years, but they still have their work cut out for them. ENMU edged Angelo State 116-111 in four overtimes on Wednesday at San Angelo, Texas, and now faces four games in […]

Finding choice parking spot is divine

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist According to New York Times best-seller Caroline Myss, synchronicity is an intellectual code for “divine action behind the scenes.” Using the example of “parking angels” she says synchronicity is when the right parking place shows up in front of you when you‘re running late. During Labor Day weekend, I dreaded […]

Hard to shake soft spot for classic cars

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist I love to look at classic and antique cars and street rods. I’ve never made the commitment to love one, however. For the last few nights I’ve been watching Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction on SPEED and the cars and the prices they command boggle my mind. Yeah, it’s the same auction […]

Local lakes stocked for free fishing day

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Oasis State Park is a busy spot for local anglers these days after being stocked Tuesday with catfish for this Saturday’s Free Fishing Day. Approximately 400 pounds of catfish were brought in Tuesday to restock the lake at Oasis Park. In February 2008, New Mexico Game and Fish issued […]

Local girl lands spot in ‘The Nutcracker’

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A 13-year-old ballerina from Roosevelt County has danced her way to the lead role in “The Nutcracker” with Ballet Lubbock and is aiming even higher. Rachel Cox, whose family ranches south of Dora, is playing Clara, the girl who receives the nutcracker, despite having just joined the pre-professional ballet […]

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The Portales Tribune reported that because of the protests of a group of children, a new playground at City Park would be built in a different spot than originally planned. The original site for the playground was to be

All-Stars advance to championship

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County All-Stars advanced to the state 10-11 Little League all-star championship in Deming with a win Wednesday. With a 6-0 win against Carlsbad Wednesday night the All-Stars have earned a spot in the championship game against Albuquerque Eastdale.“They worked their tail off,” said assistant coach Clint Walker. “They played a […]

Probate, one commissioner spot contested

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Two of the five races for Roosevelt County offices drew a crowd on filing day Tuesday. In Commissioner’s District 2, Richard (Rick) Leal is challenging incumbent David Sanders. In the probate judge’s race one Republican Mark Paternoster and three Democrats, Lavern Standifer, Barbara George and Mickey Morgan have filed. […]

Things not always as they appear

By Kevin WIlson: Freedom New Mexico I was closing out my treadmill session at the gym a few weeks ago, and I saw something I couldn’t stay silent about. There was somebody parking his truck in the handicapped spot in front of the gym. Without a handicapped plaque visible in his cab. While walking in […]

Hound soccer ranked

Freedom Newspapers For the first time in the four-year history of the program, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team is ranked in the Midwest Region, earning a No. 8 spot this week. All five Southwest Soccer Conference teams were ranked in the top 10, with Midwestern State second, West Texas A&M fifth, Northeastern […]

Four N.M. newspapers win ‘best of show’

The Associated Press The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Albuquerque Tribune, Hobbs News-Sun, The Durango Herald and Clovis News Journal won top honors Saturday in the New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors annual contest. Awards for excellence in news coverage for 2004 were given in three circulation divisions for newspapers in New Mexico, as well […]

Oct. 20 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Oct. 21-28: Heather Baca, Sarah Boone, Jon Mark Rogers, Burton Smith, Sandra Ferguson, Austin Shrock, Joe Smith, Tiffany Winston and Shearton Veo. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Thurman, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Southard and Mr. and Mrs. Garland Creighton. Volleyball Thursday: All teams will play Dora, there at 4:30 p.m. […]

Hinson en route to top QB spot

By Dave Wagner Unless he gets hurt or something goes drastically wrong, senior Steven Hinson will be ENMU’s starting quarterback this fall for the second consecutive year. Elliott said after Saturday’s situational scrimmage at the ENMU practice facility that the real battle is for the No. 2 position. “Steven’s No. 1, (redshirt freshman) Michael Benton’s […]

Rams playing waiting game

Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — The Lovington Wildcats clinched their second-straight District 4-3A title Saturday, sweeping the visiting Portales Rams 3-1 and 9-3 at Wildcat Field. Lovington outhit Portales 16-12 in the doubleheader, but benefitted from a six-error difference (the Rams committed 10 errors in the twin bill, Lovington four). The Wildcats still have a doubleheader […]

Elida gets ready to paint the town white

Mike Linn The peeling and dry-tinged buildings in the middle of Elida will get a face-lift this weekend that would make a Hollywood botox spinster jealous. The hot New Mexico sun, a procession of 19 buildings painted white and a sign reading “Elida, the bright spot of New Mexico” will welcome travelers passing through on […]