ENMU brief — Aug. 25

ENMU tops student satisfaction survey In surveys of “Student Satisfaction with Overall Experience,” required at all six New Mexico public, four-year universities, ENMU has had the highest rating since the first survey in 1999. In the most recent ranking, ENMU had a student satisfaction rate of 95.8 percent. New Mexico Tech and New Mexico Highlands […]

My turn: Old shoes didn’t make the cut

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist As promised last week, here’s the story of how I unexpectedly got a new pair of shoes in second grade, and it wasn’t back-to-school, Christmas or Easter, the only times when we did get new clothes and new shoes. One evening, mom took my sister Becky to the Gibson’s store […]

Blaming the victim? Poll-lease

Kevin Wilson I guess it shouldn’t be a big deal that 18 percent of Americans think President Obama is a Muslim. I’m guessing more people than that liked Coke II. But I know why people liked Coke II — it had a lot of sugar. This Pew Research poll is a little bit trickier. According […]

ENMU’s Mitchell earns third All-America honor

Freedom New MexicoEastern New Mexico senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell of Sarasota, Fla., has been selected a second-team presea Eastern New Mexico senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell of Sarasota, Fla., has been selected a second-team preseason All-America by D2Football.com. The honor marked the third preseason All-American selection for Mitchell, after being named by The Sporting News and […]

Press release: Hounds’ Mitchell garners third preseason honor

PORTALES, N.M.— Senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell (Sarasota, Fla./Palmetto HS/NMMI) from the Eastern New Mexico University football team has been selected Preseason Second Team D2Football.com All-American. The honor marked the third preseason All-American selection for Mitchell, after being named by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell was one of two Lone Star Conference defensive backs […]

Fishing report – Aug. 24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, AUG. 24, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cimarron […]

It’s their job: Ken O’Neal

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Jeanette Everett: PNT Correspondent Ken O’Neal, 61, is the gate guard for Greatwide Logistics Inc. trucking company in Portales.

County fair kicks off with entry day

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Argen Duncan This year, Ellie Garduno of Portales entered white dinner rolls, almond cookies, oatmeal-cherry cookies bars, Mexican cornbread and anadama bread, a yeast bread made with cornmeal in the baked goods competition at the Roosevelt County Fair. Garduno started participating in the contest eight years ago, five years after moving to Portales. “It was […]

Joint Land Use Committee to present proposals to public

The Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee on Monday approved presentation of a proposed study-area map and a list of possible actions to reduce conflicts in land and airspace use between Cannon Air Force Base and other communities. The map and suggested actions will be presented to the public in a 6 p.m. Aug. 31 […]

Aug. 24 — Police blotter

Recent calls to Roosevelt County Dispatch, according to police records: Aug. 17 • At 6:33 a.m. officers responded to an auto burglary call in the 1300 block of South Avenue A. The caller stated both of his vehicles were broken into overnight, and it was not the first time. The caller said his .45 caliber […]

Aug. 24 — Elida news

Upcoming events • Thursday: Varsity football–Roy at Elida–5 p.m. • Sunday: Chicken Fry-High School Cafeteria -6:30 p.m. Please check our school website (www.elidaschools.net) frequently for updates/changes to football and volleyball schedules.

Aug. 24 — PJHS news

School opens smoothly Principal Steve Harris thanks the students and their parents for their help in getting this school year is off to a great start. Each student received a packet of information the first day of school. Harris requests parents to sign where needed and students to return the forms to their first-hour teachers […]

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Preschool begins Patty Mohon, early childhood teacher, and her assistant, Elaine Schneider, are ready for a great year for their preschool classes. The Monday/Wednesday group started Monday; and today is the first day for the Tuesday/Thursday group.

My turn: Better to be prepared

Hunting season is around the corner so here are some more tips: • If you are using a hunting dog this season make sure they have their tags and their shots up to date. A dog can get lost or come in contact with animals that carry rabies. • Always carry your permits, license and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Middle school at issue and a Beatles killer

Good morning. It’s the Freedom new Mexico Tuesday morning briefing. Contest winner Jennette Lovett is the latest winner of the $50 Ace Hardware gift card in the Cnjonline.com drawing each week for our newsletter subscribers.School site selection The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is expected to choose a site for a third middle school […]

13-year-old charged in Vale homicide

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Sharna Johnson A 13-year-old boy charged with murder in the slaying of a 22-year-old Eastern New Mexico University student cannot be charged as an adult. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Monday state statute prevents prosecutors from seeking adult sanctions against DeAngelo Montoya because of his age. Montoya was charged with murder Monday in the July […]

Monday morning briefing: Parents night, horse news and seeing the world

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Senior parent night Clovis High School is hosting the class of 2011 senior parent night 6:30 p.m. today at CHS lecture hall. College entrance exams, college application process, information on scholarships, financial aid, graduation, career exploration will be discussed at the meeting. Information: CHS […]

Aug. 22 — School menus

Floyd Monday: Breakfast — Egg and bacon burrito, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Poor man’s steak, green beans, roll, cantaloupe, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS). Tuesday: Breakfast — blueberry muffin, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Chicken stir fry, rice, mixed veggies, cinnamon roll, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS). Wednesday: Breakfast — Quesadilla, cereal, juice, milk. […]

‘Professional patients’ need tough love

Perhaps it is because it has been more than nine years now since the doctor came in and told a perfectly healthy me, who had no reason to suspect it, that “Your biopsy tested positive. It was cancer.” Perhaps it is because, as someone told me at the time, this would one day seem like […]

Dog’s bird obsession fascinating

It’s hard to believe the energy the slumbering black dog at my feet is capable of expending. We adopted Ranger about eight months ago because his previous owner said he had a fixation toward cats and her sister’s cats were being terrorized. I’m not sure about a cat fixation but I know he goes crazy […]