Elida cruises into EPAC title game

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer The Elida Lady Tigers spent Friday afternoon filling up the stat sheet, and the team was able to fill in its name to the final game in the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament. Jewlie Paiz scored 16 points and stole eight Floyd passes and freshman guard Lindsey Bob Smith […]

Texico dominates semifinal against Fort Sumner

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Texico girls coach Keith Durham wanted to see a wire-to-wire effort for his team in Friday’s EPAC semifinal matchup with Fort Sumner. The Lady Wolverines took him to heart — so well that senior Stephanie Bailey didn’t even realize how well they were doing. “I looked up in the middle […]

All parties agree: Cannon ‘high priority’

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Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Has the Air Force identified a “promising candidate mission” for Cannon Air Force Base or not? Apparently not, Air Force officials said this week. Last month’s reference to the “promising candidate mission” for Cannon was part of a draft letter from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Moseley. However, […]

Alcohol petition lacks enough signatures

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers A petition to allow Sunday alcohol sales in Clovis bars and restaurants lacked the required signatures to be placed on the ballot for the next municipal election, according to City Clerk LeighAnn Melancon. To have made it on the March 7 ballot, the petition required 733 signatures from registered Clovis voters. […]

Roosevelt County, ENMU request $5 million in capital outlay funds

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County and Eastern New Mexico University representatives have each requested more than $5 million in capital outlay funds from the 2006 New Mexico Legislative Session. The session begins on Jan. 17 and one of the focuses of Gov. Bill Richardson, senators and representatives is how the money will be […]

Area to celebrate legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. could be in jeopardy, according to President of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Clovis Joyce Pollard. “A lot young people today don’t know about Martin Luther King Jr. — about what he stood for, about what he fought for,” the former […]

Local Briefs (Jan. 7)

Man indicted by grand jury on murder charges A grand jury indicted Jim Bentley, 71, of Farmington on second-degree murder Friday in connection with the Christmas eve slaying of an Oklahoma man outside a Clovis motel, according to a release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Bentley is accused of shooting Joseph Phillips Jr., […]

Science Spectrum offers education, variety of exhibits

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Compiled by Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Ever wanted to hang-glide? Or see a space suit? Now you can do that, or many other things, less than two hours away from the Clovis/Portales area. The Science Spectrum in Lubbock features hundreds of exhibits from many different areas. What is it? According to its Web site […]

Northeastern easily defends ENMU men

Staff reports TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Northeastern State overcame an early deficit with a 12-0 run to end the first half en route to a 65-54 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a men’s Lone Star Conference crossover game Thursday at Dobbins Field House. Bret Rubin scored 16 points off the bench for the Redmen […]

Elida downs Floyd in comeback

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PNT Staff Report SAN JON — The Elida Tigers overcame a terrible start Thursday against Floyd in the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament to squeak out a 56-55 win. As the EPAC tournament moves to Greyhound Arena in Portales for the final two rounds, the win gives Elida (8-4) a chance to play for seventh […]