Baskett catches pair of passes for Eagles

Freedom New Mexico FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Clovis’ Hank Baskett caught two passes for 15 yards Friday night as the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots 27-17 in an NFL preseason game. The Eagles (2-1) jumped out to a 27-3 lead in the third quarter. The Patriots (0-3) played their third consecutive game without quarterback […]

Animals set for auction

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Hundreds of Roosevelt County children will be shown the money for taking care of their livestock, as the gavel comes down on the 20th anniversary Roosevelt County Fair junior livestock auction this morning. The bidding begins at 9 a.m., livestock superintendent Mike O’Connor said. “It’s a financial incentive to […]

Bookout reaches plea deal

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout entered a no-contest plea Friday morning to a felony charge of tampering with public records. She will serve 12 months unsupervised probation, according to her attorney. Under the terms of the agreement, Bookout must resign as county treasurer immediately. Bookout was indicted in February […]

Free to good home

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Tucumcari racetrack studies

Freedom New Mexico staff The following reports were purchased by and prepared for Coronado Partners LLC, which hopes to bring a racetrack and casino to Tucumcari. The New Mexico Racing Commission is scheduled to make a decision on Monday. It has received proposals from Tucumcari, Raton and Santa Fe. Draft report

2008 Fair Results: Animals

Division: Market Goat First Year Feeder Exhibitor Name PlaceCasey Faver 1Randal Craig 2Orrie Spinks 3Kynzi Creighton 4Tyler Richerson 5Shaylea Moore 6Sean Kuhns 7Lacey Clark 8Chaynee Clark 9Haylee McGill 10Hannah Bilbrey 11 Market Goat Show Class Exhibitor Name Place Special PlacingClass 1Jordyn Tivis 1 Jordyn Tivis 2 Raeona Sanders 3 Justin Whitecotton 4 Shayla Whitecotton 5 […]

2008 Fair Results: Home Arts, 4-H

Division: Handiwork Class Exhibitor Name Place Special Placing0102 embroideered scarf Lillie Belle Toombs 1 0102 embroideered scarf Marjorie Legleiter 2 0102 embroideered scarf Maxine Wilhoit 3 0103 embroidery Lillie Belle Toombs 1 0103 embroidery LaDoris Allison 2 0103 embroidery Marion Chambers 3 0104 hand or machine applique Jori Gramzow 3 0106 pillow case Lillie Belle […]

Fair hosts first Special Needs Day

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Anyone who thinks a well written letter sent to the right people won’t make a difference needs to talk to Garrett Dodson. The 17-year-old special needs student at Portales High School decided other young people like himself with special needs deserved their own activities at the Roosevelt County Fair. […]

Aug. 22, 2008 Sports Briefs

Saturday Commando Hoops — Aug. 23-24. Camp is for girls and boys to provide focused skills to improve their play. Participants will receive personal evaluation and earn a jersey, basket ball and certificate. Children ages 10-14 are preferred, but age is negotiable based on skill level. Cost is $25 and is limited to 30 young […]

Smith, Bennet named Pioneers of the Year at fair

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Tommie Bennett is a bonafide Roosevelt County pioneer and her family has photographic proof. During Thursday’s Pioneer of the Year banquet, hosted by the Roosevelt County Old Timer’s Association, the Bennett family showed a photo of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother winning the milking contest at the 1931 Roosevelt […]

Commander acts as example

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Cynthia Spalding Col. Joseph Mancy runs to the finish line during a commander’s 5,000 meter run fitness challenge on Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. on Aug. 1. By Airman 1st Class Melissa White: 437th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. — Every year, most airmen set a […]

Cannon’s airfield lately being utilized by other nearby bases

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is lending its airfield to aircraft from nearby air bases to practice maneuvers while the base continues its transition to a special operations base, according to base officials. A C-17 cargo plane circled around the air base Wednesday while practicing holding patterns and touch-and-go maneuvers. […]

It’s Their Job: Myra Skinner

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Name: Myra Skinner Job: High school math teacher at Dora High school. Background: Skinner has taught geometry, pre-algebra, algebra II and advanced math for 20 years. She also taught at Three Way in Maple, Texas, and Clovis High School. Time on the job: Ninth year at Dora Q. Describe what your job entails?A. Teaching the […]

Local Briefs Aug. 22, 2008

Police seek sign thief The Portales Police Department is investigating the recent theft of political signs from various locations in the community, according to a PPD press release. The theft of these signs is a crime and anyone with information regarding these thefts is encouraged to report it to the police department. Roosevelt County Crimestoppers […]

Cannon doing its part to conserve fuel

By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Most drivers remember the first time filling up their vehicle cost $50. Drivers of larger vehicles wince when the price at the pump breaks $100. Now imagine filling your tank takes $12.7 billion. That’s what Defense Energy Support Center statistics say the U.S. military spent on fuel costs in 2007, […]

Events Calendar Aug. 22, 2008

TodayRoosevelt County Fair — Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. SaturdayPoker Run Rally — 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Harley Davidson. Tucumcari run destination. Event includes food, prizes and entertainment.ReStore ribbon cutting — 10 a.m. 308 N. Main, Portales. Sponsored by Habitat of Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties. Store will sell new and used building materials and […]

Officer brings battlefield experience

By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th Special Operations Public Affairs This October, an officer with the 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron will return to the Combat Control arena as a battle-tested Special Tactics Officer. After serving as an enlisted combat controller, 1st Lt. Gabriel Brown, 27th SOLRS fuels flight commander, completed his education and […]

Airman steps up in child’s rescue

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Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base’s Technical Sergeant Charles Derflinger, left, and Clovis police officer Mike Reeves vie for 10-month-old Eva Saiz’s attention. Derflinger and Reeves helped saved the toddler when she started choking on a hair clip. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections As Tech. Sgt. Charles Derflinger walked through the door, little […]

Riders raise funds

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections A woman and her husband traveling 6,000 miles by motorcycle to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation will be in Clovis Friday to receive a donation from the Elks Lodge, according to Elks Chairman Tom Pacholke. Pacholke said the Clovis Elks Lodge will present Debbie Argel Bastian with […]

Aug. 22, 2008 Movie Schedule

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