Time for Congress to repeal gay policy

Freedom Newspapers The Obama administration has disappointed some advocates of allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the armed forces by appealing a federal court decision that would have eliminated the rather hypocritical “don’t ask don’t tell” policy that now applies to gays in the military. It seems fairly clear, however, that the administration’s move, which [...]

Roosevelt County eliminated from 10-11-year-old Little League tourney

PNT Staff report The Roosevelt County 10-11-year-old Little League all-stars’ season came to a close Wednesday with a 5-2 loss to Carlsbad in Albuquerque. Roosevelt County finished fourth in the double-elimination. Joseph Ortega went 2-for-3 for Roosevelt County, including a run-scoring double in the bottom of the fourth inning that tied the game at 2. [...]

Portales Past: March 12, 1955

March 12, 1955: Rogers High School student Clyde Earnhart represented Roosevelt County in the regional spelling bee in Amarillo, finishing in sixth place. He was eliminated when he misspelled “exigency.”

Hounds eliminated from LSC tournament

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s stay in the Lone Star Conference baseball tournament was a short one. The Greyhounds, 10-4 losers to second-seeded Angelo State in Saturday’s opening round, dropped a 10-6 decision to top-seeded Cameron in a losers bracket game on Sunday morning. The Aggies (42-14) pounded out 20 [...]

Local speller ready for break

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Lucas Donaldson says he is all spelled out. The Zia Elementary student traveled to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 79th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Unfortunately, Lucas Donaldson was eliminated in the second round by the word “ronquil.” Donaldson called the event nerve-racking and said he calmed himself during the [...]