ACU pounds Hounds

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo knew it would be tough for his team to just line up and play with fourth-ranked Abilene Christian, so he decided to throw a few things at the Wildcats. Like an onside kick to start the game (it didn’t […]

Rambelles sweep Zias in LSC-South volleyball

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior Kimber Duncan collected match highs of 11 kills and 16 digs on Saturday as Angelo State posted a 25-14, 25-19, 28-26 Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Angelo (11-7, 2-2 South) overcame a 2-0 deficit to take a 10-4 lead in […]

Fourth-ranked Abilene Christian cruises past Greyhounds

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BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo knew it would be tough for his team to just line up and play with fourth-ranked Abilene Christian, so he decided to throw a few things at the Wildcats. Like an onside kick to start the game (it didn’t work), a 2-point conversion off the […]

Area residents make sports connections with fantasy football

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Clovis resident Dan Booth was at the Cowboys-Eagles Monday night football game Sept. 14 at Texas Stadium. Booth is a die-hard Cowboys fan who wanted the Cowboys to win the game — but he also wanted Philadelphia running back Brian Westbrook to have a big game. Such a scenario […]

Grant helps city, county prepare for disaster

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer City of Portales and Roosevelt County personnel said they benefited from a federal grant for vulnerability assessments in Roosevelt County. The equipment and training purchased through grant monies will be used to form vulnerability assessments teams in Roosevelt County, said Keith Wattenbarger, Portales and Roosevelt County Emergency Management Director. […]

Defense bill includes Cannon funding

Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON — Troops would get a pay raise in a defense bill that Congress sent President Bush on Saturday. Even before passage, lawmakers had backed away from an election-season showdown with the administration over Iraq. Legislation approved by a voice vote in the Senate would increase pay by 3.9 percent, extend […]

Police seek homicide suspect

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Police are seeking a 21-year-old Clovis man in connection with Thursday’s double homicide. An arrest warrant was issued Saturday for Anthony Ray Casillas, charging him with two open counts of murder, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. Gary Payne, 52, of Melrose, and Melissa Ward, 36, of Lubbock were shot […]

Local Brief Sept. 28

Hunter education classes offered Hunter education classes will be offered Oct. 10-12 at the Jake Lopez Community Center in Portales. Registration will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Jake Lopez Community Center. Cost is $5. Participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate or their Social Security card. Participants age 11 or younger […]

Events Calendar Sept. 28

Sunday Altrusa Home Tour — 2-4:30 p.m. Information or tickets: Frankye King, 356-4212, or Dianne Parker, 356-8234. Monday-Friday WPA Art Show — In the old jail on the fourth floor of the courthouse. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nicole Wilkening, 356-6662. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and event information for the next […]

Losing documents results in ‘Catch 22’

By Karl Terry, Local Columnist Identity theft is a terrible thing but simply misplacing your identity isn’t a lot of fun either. My wife recently lost her purse containing her credit cards, driver’s license, Social Security card and approximately $5,000 in makeup. She said the loss of all of her personal information made her feel […]