Pearce officially announces candidacy

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico U.S. Representative Steve Pearce, R-N.M., said Saturday during a stump speech to announce his candidacy for the U.S. Senate that he plans to take conservative New Mexico values to Washington. Pearce spoke to a crowd of supporters at the Clovis Municipal Airport, where he announced his candidacy for Sen. […]

Commodities program works to assist area residents

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico strives to provide monthly commodities to residents in the eastern part of the state, something that is becoming more difficult to do, according to executive director Nancy Taylor. “It (food bank) distributes over 200 million pounds of food to the needy, ill […]

Church hosts program honoring veterans

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer “Honoring God, Country and Veterans” was the focus of an early Veterans Day program on Saturday morning that was hosted by Southside Church of Christ. For the sixth year, the program paid tribute to those who have served in the military. Guest speaker for the morning was David McVey, […]

11-4 Local Briefs

RGH Board election set for Tuesday Election day voting for Roosevelt General Hospital board members will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. District 3 votes at Calvary Baptist Church and District 4 at the Memorial Building. For information contact the Roosevelt County clerk’s office at 356-8562.

11-4 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales Police Dispatchers during the past week: Saturday • At 11:23 a.m., a caller reported a four-wheeler was missing from the Causey area. • At 11:10 p.m., a caller reported someone was knocking on her windows in the 200 block of Oklahoma Drive. Sunday • At […]

11-4 District Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: • Wade Mobley, 21, pleaded guilty to the charges of selling or giving alcoholic beverages to a minor, a fourth degree felony, and was ordered to serve one year supervised probation, enter into substance/alcohol abuse screening, enter into and successfully complete any treatment […]

11-4 Magistrate Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: • Rudolfo Alaniz, 50, pleaded no contest to the charge of aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (2nd offense), and was ordered to serve eight days in the Roosevelt County Detention Center, two years supervised probation, attend the […]

Covering football can be as rewarding as playing

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s billed as “Friday Night Lights” and in my book there’s nothing better than high school football. I’ve covered high school football games in various towns as a newspaper editor, reporter and photographer for 20 years. I don’t know if my stories have gotten much better in all those […]

Hospice program invaluable at difficult time

By Anita Doberman: Columnist The last few days of life for a person with a terminal condition are challenging both for the patient and for family members. During my grandmother, Nonna Dela’s, last days on this earth, her children, including my own mother, were in a state of complete upheaval. Emotions were raw and took […]

Proposed tax increase could mean trouble for those in all brackets

Editorial Democrats say it will restore equity and fairness while Republicans say it’s the biggest tax increase in history, $3.5 trillion over 10 years. The brainchild of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., would juggle $1 trillion in tax cuts and tax increases to shift burdens and relief. The so-called tax “reform” […]

Mustangs seeking playoff berth

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico With four of their six rivals in the Lone Star Conference South Division ranked in the top 25 nationally, virtually every game is a major challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. That’s what helps make last week’s 38-35 loss at Texas A&M-Kingsville a little hard to […]

Lobos cruise past depleted Hounds

Freedom New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico placed six players in double figures and the Lobos ran away from a depleted Eastern New Mexico University squad 94-50 in a men’s exhibition basketball game at The Pit. Junior forward Daniel Faris scored 15 points for the Lobos, who got 47 points and double-figure scoring from three […]

Midwestern tops Hounds

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA, FALLS, Texas —Midwestern State scored three goals in the final 30 minutes and the Mustangs clinched a tie for the Southwest Soccer Conference title Friday with a 4-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs (17-2, 7-0 SSC) host second-place West Texas A&M on Sunday in the final league match […]

The grind: Coffee debate goes on

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The classic cup The group gathered at A-ME-D’s Diner in Texico includes a farmer, five retirees, and a couple of cattle buyers. Every weekday around 3 p.m. they regale each other with stories about the past, their grandchildren and their work over coffee. They want it black, with no […]

11-2 Local football scores

Friday, Nov. 2 Portales 27, Ruidoso 13 — Final Clovis 28, Hobbs 7 — Final Melrose 72, Logan 0 — Final Floyd 42, Clovis Chr. 20 — Final Fort Sumner 49, Clayton 9 — Final Muleshoe 42, Bushland 17 — Final Bovina 42, Farwell 6 — Final Log onto www.varsitynow.com for local high school sports […]

Healthy eating featured this week

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making purses from placemats, healthy eating habits for kids, and machine embroidery appliqué will be featured on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Pat de Santis, spokesperson for Wrights in West Warren, Mass., shows how to make a trimmed purse from a […]

Nov. 4 Anniversary

Hughes George and Ruth Ann Hughes of Lubbock, Texas will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house, Saturday, Nov. 10 at the couple’s home, 5812 78th St. in Lubbock. The celebration will be hosted by their daughter and her husband, Sherry and Jerry Rigdon and their grandson and his wife, Ryan and Jennifer […]

Nov. 4 Birthday

Tollett Sammie Tollett of Portales will celebrate his 80th birthday at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at Victory Life Church, 801 W. 18th St. in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by his family. Sammie was born Nov. 10, 1927 in Rogers. He has four children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The celebration is open […]

Nov. 4 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Alexander and the Wonderful, Marvelous, Excellent, Terrific Ninety Days: An Almost Completely Honest Account of What Happened to Our Family When Our Youngest Son, His Wife, Their Baby, Their Toddler, and Their Five-Year-Old Came to Live with Us for Three Months. By Judith Viorst After […]

Nov. 4 Menus

Floyd Municipal Schools menu for the week of Nov. 5-8. Breakfast Monday: Pancakes, sausage link, cereal, juice, milk Tuesday: Quesadilla, bacon, cereal, juice, milk Wednesday: Sausage/egg casserole, cereal, juice, milk Thursday: Biscuits and gravy, cereal, juice, milk Lunch Monday: Baked fish, biscuit, slaw, corn on the cob, apricots, milk, (MS/HS Salad Bar) Tuesday: Chicken fajitas, […]