Hounds salvage win at Abilene Christian

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — First baseman Allen Smith’s two-out, bases-loaded error in the top of the eighth allowed two runs to score, and the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team pulled out a 7-6 win over Abilene Christian on Sunday to avoid a four-game Lone Star Conference sweep. ENMU (17-17, 10-14 LSC) led […]

Zias struggle against Cameron

Freedom New Mexico DURANT, Okla. — Bad early innings did in the Eastern New Mexico University softball team on Sunday. Cameron scored five times in the top of the first en route to a 10-1 victory over the Zias, then Southeastern Oklahoma turned a throwing error by catcher Michelle Anderson into six unearned runs in […]

Mystery drama comes to Dora

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Flying books. Slamming doors. A thumping heart. A chair that rocks by itself. A floating skeleton. These are just some of the special effects in Dora High School’s drama production, “The Beating Heart.” The free, one-night only performance is a historical gothic story which fine arts teacher and drama […]

Teens to tackle problems in Youth Town Hall

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Roosevelt County teens will have the opportunity to participate in a Youth Town Hall meeting in Portales. The meeting is part of New Mexico First’s ‘Tomorrow’s Leaders Program’ and will begin at 8:15 a.m. April 9 at the Memorial Building.

CRP changes being considered

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico The Farm Service Agency is pushing for more farmer-friendly grazing and haying rules on Conservation Reserve Program land. The FSA is proposing rule changes that would allow managed haying once every five years and managed grazing once every three years.About 100,000 acres in Curry County were re-enrolled in CRP […]

Wilson, Pearce spar over Cannon AFB vote

By Heather Clark, The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE —

It’s Their Job, Weston Pierce

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Name: Weston Pierce Job: Peanut butter plant manager at Sunland Inc. Time on job: Nine years Background: Pierce has scientific training in food services and food science training from Safeway and University classes in Microbiology. Pierce’s career began at Safeway milk plant and Froze Fruit Quality Assurance in Clovis. He has always been in the […]

Events Calendar, April 1, 2008

TodayRoosvelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commissioners RoomPortales City Council — 7 p.m., Portales City Hall council chambersDora High School drama, “The Beating Heart” — 6:30 p.m. Dora School Auditorium, free. ThursdayFun With Poetry, Family Reading Night — 6 p.m. Portales Public Library. FridayOgallala Quilter’s Society 11th annual festival “Diamonds in Dimmitt” — All day, […]

Melrose man killed in two-vehicle crash

Freedom New Mexico A 63-year-old Melrose man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident about five miles east of Melrose on U.S. 60/84, according to Patrolman Lance Bateman of the New Mexico State Police. Bill Bovell was driving west about 12:30 p.m. in a 1992 Mercury passenger car on a two-lane portion of the […]

Melrose man dies in car accident

CNJ Staff A 63-year-old Melrose man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident about five miles east of Melrose on U.S. 60/84, according to Patrolman Lance Bateman of the New Mexico State Police. Bill Bovell was driving west in a 1992 Mercury passenger car on a two-lane portion of the highway when his vehicle […]

Police investigate home invasion

PNT Staff Report The Portales Police Department is searching for a suspect in a home invasion Sunday that left one Portales resident injured. The crime was reported between 12:30 and 1 a.m. Sunday morning, at a residence in the 1600 block of South Main Street, said Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police department. The […]

Cannon clinic closes for training day

The Cannon Air Force Base clinic will be closed April 10 for a wing training day. Questions regarding the clinic closure can be directed to the 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs office at 784-4131.

Elida dowser locates unmarked gravesites

By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico Marcia Leavell and longtime friend Margie Crooks attended Crooks’ father-in-law’s funeral at the Texico cemetery in 2002. They were astonished by the tall weeds that towered over the tombstones and the general condition of the more than 100-year-old cemetery. So they did something about it. “My husband came out […]

Williamson lectureship set

By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Reporter Science fiction fans will descend on Eastern New Mexico University for the 31st annual Williamson Lectureship in early April. The lectureship has been a campus tradition since 1977 to honor science fiction author and Grand Master Jack Williamson. Authors are invited to visit the campus and discuss the interactions […]

Local Briefs, March 30, 2008

DHS Drama Club on stageThe Dora High School Drama Club will present a mystery thriller, “The Beating Heart,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dora School Auditorium.The play’s plot revolves around a photograph of a young woman who lived during the Civil War. A modern-day college history major travels to the woman’s last home to […]

Events Calendar, March 30, 2008

TodayFloyd Jamboree (Gospel) — 2 p.m. Old Gym Floyd High School TuesdayRoosvelt County Commission — 9 a.m., Commissioners RoomPortales City Council — 7 p.m., Portales City Hall council chambersDora High School drama, “The Beating Heart” — 6:30 p.m. Dora School Auditorium, free. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and event information […]

Police Blotter, March 30, 2008

The following is a sampling of calls placed to Portales police dispatchers over the past two weeks. According to reports: March 15It was reported that four cows were running loose in the area of N.M. 2061, mile marker 81 at about 3:08 p.m. March 16A caller on North Houston Street stated a male was outside […]

Magistrate Court Dispositions, March 30, 2008

The following dispositions were filed recently in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to reports: Kaleb Aguirre, 19, pleaded guilty to charges of minor in possession of alcohol. He was ordered to pay $1,000 in fines with $900 suspended, as well as court costs, was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and to perform 30 […]

Marriages, March 30, 2008

The following marriages have been recorded at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s office: March 16Richard George McNeill, 20, of Portales, to Jennifer Rae Gheer, 22, of PortalesJohn Scott Aubuchont, 24, of Portales, to Codi Lyn Duran, 33, of Portales March 24Jonathan Aaron Bull, 20, of Portales, to Erin Cody Meyer, 20, of Portales March 25Danny Valencia, […]

Essarys named Floyd Citizens of Year

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Don Essary had to ask his wife, Linda, for a date three times before she finally said yes when they were both students at Eastern New Mexico University. Thirty nine years, two children and six grandchildren later, the happy couple, who proudly hang their hats in Floyd, have not […]