Elida man wins $1.1 million in lottery

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A 71-year-old Elida man has won $1.1 million in the New Mexico Lottery. Aurbra King had the nation’s only ticket matching the winning numbers in the Nov. 18 Hot Lotto jackpot drawing, beating odds of one in almost 11 million, according to a news release from the New Mexico […]

Press release: People arrested during weekend

Courtesy of Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office teaming up with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish worked several operations over the weekend in Roosevelt County that ended with multiple arrests and criminal citations. On Saturday, both agencies conducted a “deer decoy operation” at unspecified locations in Roosevelt County. The […]

Editor shares thanks for family

By Chris Schmaedeke: FNM columnist I am thankful for three things this holiday season: • Family • Friends. • Football. Actually, I am thankful for many things this year. I have had many life-changing events and most have worked out in my favor. I am thankful for my wife. Stephanie and I got married on […]

Animated films more interesting

By Karl Terry: Local columnist In the days of the double-feature movie, I was a big fan of the cartoons in between. Bugs, Daffy, Yosemite Sam and Foghorn Leghorn were what I measured good comedy against. After I grew up, I discovered the Looney Tunes gang still had a lot to offer for adults in […]

Implementing strict environmental policies unwise

Freedom Newspapers In a major blow to the campaign against the presumed threat of global warming, world leaders acknowledge that a legally binding global treaty won’t be approved at next month’s 192-nation climate conference in Copenhagen. The concession significantly delays U.N. efforts to orchestrate a treaty to limit greenhouse gases to replace the Kyoto Treaty, […]

Missouri Southern tops Zias

Freedom New Mexico EMPORIA, Kan. — Junior guard Jasmine Lovejoy shot 8-for-12 from the field en route to 21 points Saturday, lifting Missouri Southern to a 76-58 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the ESU Tip-Off Classic, hosted by Emporia State. Sophomore forward Michelle hedgecock aadded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds […]

Western rolls past Hounds

Freedom New Mexico SILVER CITY — The courts were reversed on Saturday, and essentially so were the roles. Western New Mexico, which scored just two points in the first eight minutes against Eastern New Mexico University and trailed the entire way in the teams’ season opener Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena, turned everything around this […]

Simulation prepared troops for WWII

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Germany invaded Poland in 1939 setting off the possibility of American forces being involved in the war. Before World War II and Pearl Harbor, the American military set about training its men for the possibility of war. One of those men was 1st Sgt. Bennie Hill, father of Gladys […]

Milk prices make slow climb

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Milk prices are rebounding but dairy owners expect it will take years for them to recover from almost a year of prices so low that they couldn’t break even. Last month, Roosevelt County dairy owner Alan Anderson said, net prices were a little more than $12 per 100 pounds […]

11/31 Blotter

PNT staff A sampling of calls received by the Portales Police Department from Nov. 16-19, 2009. Nov. 16 • 2:21 p.m., caller at 1600 block of North Abilene reported she had found a safe in the dumpsters. • 7:24 p.m., caller at 500 block of West 6th St. reported that he had just arrived home […]

ENMU closes for Thanksgiving

PNT staff Eastern New Mexico University is closing for Thanksgiving break from Wednesday through Sunday. The university’s Golden Library will be open from noon to midnight on Sunday, according to a news release from ENMU. The campus is set re-open and classes to resume Nov. 30.

Meeting covers wind energy land leases

Freedom New Mexico A meeting discussing the opportunities and pitfalls of leasing land for wind energy facilities and the benefits of joining a landowners association is set for 6 p.m until 9 p.m. Monday in the Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation board room, 100 S. Ave. A. An expert will speak at 6 p.m. and […]

Press Release: ENMU holiday closing

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break from Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 29.

East Valley Tribune purchased

Freedom Communications Freedom Communications has received a letter of intent to purchase the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., and keep the Pulitzer-Prize winning newspaper and Web site operating, Publisher Julie Moreno said Friday. Freedom, which is operating under Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Code, will seek approval from the bankruptcy judge to complete […]

Emporia State thumps cold-shooting Zias

Freedom New Mexico EMPORIA, Kan. — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team occasionally endures a rough night shooting. Friday’s showing, though, was one for the ages. The Zias shot 24 percent from the field and went 0-for-16 from 3-point range — the first time in 114 games they had not made at least […]

Fundraiser earns children chat with former NFL player

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer For students at Lindsey Middle School in Portales, a talk Friday with a former NFL player topped off a month-long fundraiser that netted $1,400 for a charity. The sixth-graders raised the money for A Journey for 9/11, the organization former New York Giants defensive end George Martin started to […]

Veterans organization hands out turkeys for needy families

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Dozens of families left Bella Vista Arts Academy Friday afternoon carrying frozen turkeys for their Thanksgiving meals, compliments of the AMVETS. Johnny Ulibarri said his group had 250, 10-to-12 pound turkeys to hand out to community families. Earlier in the day, 30 turkeys were distributed to student’s families at […]

Mammogram screening recommendation riles cancer survivors

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Danielle Swopes was 41 years old when her first mammogram turned up the result most women fear: Positive for breast cancer. Because the lump that turned out to be a cancerous tumor was discovered early, the Portales city library employee has continued on with her life. When Swopes thinks […]

Friday Roosevelt jail interim administrator’s last day

PNT staff Friday was Roosevelt County Detention Center Interim Administrator Charles Perez’s last day on the job. County Manager Charlene Hardin said Perez submitted a letter of resignation Nov. 6. She said Perez indicated he wanted to return to law enforcement. “We will have the information about the new administrator on Monday,” Hardin said. Perez […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 20

Class 5A Quarterfinals Clovis 21, Onate 13 Class 2A Semifinals Tularosa 7, Texico 6 8-man Championship Melrose 64, Tatum 14