Kenna man fishes with Bassmasters

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Kenna resident, represented Roosevelt County at ESPN’s 2008 Bassmasters Elite Tournament Series in Del Rio, Texas recently. Rod Lambirth, of Kenna, 30 miles southwest of Portales, finished in 17th place at the Battle on the Border, the fourth tournament of the 2008 Bassmasters Elite Series competition, at Lake […]

Roosevelt General still wrestling with clinic certification

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Directors is continuing its effort to have its clinics federally approved as hospital-based rural health clinics. The topic was discussed during Tuesday’s board meeting. A letter of approval from the department of health, which has been received, is only one step. A state […]

Clovis bank robbery suspect arrested

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Police arrested a Clovis man Tuesday for using a fake bomb to rob New Mexico Bank & Trust at Hilltop Plaza in 2006. Frank Lasky, 22, was charged Tuesday morning with armed robbery and use of a facsimile or hoax bomb or explosive. During the July 14, 2006, robbery, […]

Clovis police investigate stabbing incident

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico A 9-year-old Clovis boy attempted to stab a 7-year-old neighbor with a steak knife Monday while his 11-year-old sister held the victim down, according to police. The victim’s wounds were superficial and her mother opted to treat them at home, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney, spokesman for the Clovis […]

Events Calendar April 23, 2008

TodayKindergarten early registration — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brown Early Childhood Center main building foyer.Career Fair — 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU ThursdayRoosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Banquet — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.ENMU Retirees reception — 3 p.m., SAS Atrium at ENMUJazz Ensemble/Jazz Combo concert […]

Floyd News, April 23, 2008

TransitionsBirthdays and AnniversariesWednesday — Bertha Gregory, Adam TerrySunday — Jimmy GordonTuesday — Houston LeeBelated Birthdays — Seth Deen Upcoming Events• Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m.

Subsidies give ag producers mixed signals

Editorial When the world’s finance ministers meet under the auspices of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, as they did in Washington earlier this month, they usually rub their chins and harrumph portentously about arcane financial matters. But this year the meetings tried to focus on a more tangible problem: rising prices for […]

Conversation topics often a tossup

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Generally, when I’m talking to friends, it’s a tossup between sports, entertainment and politics. Some days I can decide on one, but most days I can’t. With this in mind, let’s take a quick shot at all three: Sports: Houston Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada has come clean about his […]

GI Bill users should see benefits increase

By Tom Philpott The Bush administration has endorsed a House bill that would improve the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) education benefits in several ways including with a 31 percent jump in monthly benefits and a new $500-a-month stipend to help cover college living expenses. The administration’s aim is not only to improve veterans’ benefits in […]

Weekly LSC Softball Update

StandingsAll Times MDTSouth Division

Zias close in on .500 season with win at Highlands

Freedom New Mexico LAS

Anybody seen my car?

My dad always wanted me, his “spotter,” along on deer hunts because in the woods I’m the one who sees the deer first. Also, if we park our vehicle and walk awhile I’m the one who knows which ridgeline we hunted and even what tree we parked beside. But I cannot find my car, even […]

PHS speech team headed to nationals

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Christian Townsend is learning the art of “polite” persuasion by watching C-SPAN and the technicalities of structuring a powerful deliverance by studying Martin Luther King Jr’s famous, “I Have a Dream” speech. Townsend is one of four Portales High School students who have qualified to compete in the National […]

Eastern New Mexico has its share of poisonous creatures

Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico At least five insects and reptiles in eastern New Mexico that are poisonous to humans, according to a retired Eastern New Mexico University biology professor and wildlife author. They include the brown recluse and black widow spiders and three types of rattlesnake; the prairie, diamondback and Massasauga, Antonio “Tony” Gennaro […]

Police investigate shooting near fraternity

PNT Staff Report Portales Police were called to a report of shots fired in the vicinity of a fraternity house on West First Street early Sunday morning. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said no one was hurt in the incident in which one round was discharged around 3 a.m. Sunday. He said no bullets struck […]

It’s Their Job, Veronica Peña

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Name: Veronica Pe

Local Briefs, April 22, 2008

Deadline approaches for grant proposals The R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation of Ruidoso has announced the Southeast New Mexico Grant Program for 2008.

Events Calendar April 22, 2008

TodayRoosevelt General Hospital Board — 11:30 a.m. cafeteria conference room at RGH.Brass Choir Concert — 7 p.m., Buchanan Hall of the Music Building, ENMUKindergarten early registration — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brown Early Childhood Center main building foyer. WednesdayKindergarten early registration — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brown Early Childhood Center main building foyer. […]

Wilson is first Greyhound basketball signee for the year

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan has his first signee for the 2008-09 season in Brandon Wilson, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Dallas. Wilson, who will be a junior, transferred from Jacksonville College in Texas. He averaged 8 1/2 points and almost four rebounds a game last season for […]

Lelei, Aragon pace ENMU track

Freedom New Mexico ALAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Nimrod Lelei and Steven Aragon won events over the weekend in Adams State’s Travis McKinley Open track meet. Lelei took first place in the 1,500 in a time of four minutes, 18.07 seconds, while Aragon took javelin competition with a throw of 173-3 1/2 inches. […]