Man arrested for murder in Fort Sumner

By Ryan Lengerich A Fort Sumner man was charged Friday with an open count of murder in the death of his wife, then attempted suicide while in police custody, New Mexico State Police officials said. Jose Garcia, 48, is being held at the Quay County Detention Center in Tucumcari in connection with the killing of […]

May 23 Portales Junior High News

Spring Fling Thing Friday students in Laura DeBusk’s science classes applied their knowledge of the year’s lessons on simple and complex machines, trajectory, inertia, velocity, kinetic energy, gravity, and the atmosphere.  Students constructed catapults and demonstrated their effectiveness with water balloons on the football field. Students compared results with the designs, and DeBusk led discussions […]

May 2 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • FFA Nationals, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Monday-Friday • Tuesday is the school Talent Show at 1:15 p.m.. • Thursday is the Spring Music Program and Art Show at 6:30. • Annual Elementary Play Day is Friday from 8-11 a.m. Parent volunteers are needed. If you are interested, please call Sabrina […]

April 28 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays May 1-7 Joe Claude Moore, Mike Barnard, Maxine Smith, Mariah Claire Fine and Tatum Ford. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Charles May Commodities On Friday the commodities will be given out at the Elida Senior Center starting at 9 a.m. Bring your usual proof of address […]

April 25 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • ELS day Friday • Child Find, Friday • FFA Banquet is Friday night. • Fourth grade field trip to Albuquerque is Thursday and Friday • Annual Elementary Play Day is May 7th from 8-11am. Parent volunteers are needed, if you are interested, please call Sabrina or Mrs. Batista at 478-2211. • Athletic […]

April 25 Elida School News

Members and supporters of Elida High School’s FFA, FCCLA and BPA were honored at a Vocational Banquet held on Friday. This was a time to recognize our members and to thank our supporters. Student Council The Elida High School Student Council hosted a coke and popcorn party for Mrs. Holmes’ 4th graders on Friday, April […]

Zias finish winless home campaign

By Dave Wagner Perhaps, first-year Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski mused, the Zias should just play in tournaments. They’ve certainly had little success at home or anywhere else besides a neutral field. Saturday, Tarleton State completed a four-game Lone Star Conference South Division sweep with 5-2 and 5-1 wins at Zia Softball […]

Greyhounds sweep West Texas

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team brought out the big sticks this weekend. The Greyhounds also threw some pretty good pitching at Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M. ENMU pounded out 48 hits while its pitching staff limited the Buffaloes to 10 runs in 25 innings […]

Lady Rams take third place in Dexter

Freedom Newspapers After getting blanked Friday, the Lady Ram softball team made up for it on Saturday. Portales took third place in the Dexter Tournament, blowing out Eunice 21-3 Saturday in five innings. The Lady Rams (4-3) led 6-0 after two innings, and put the game on ice with a seven-run fifth. Portales coach Robbie […]

Zias drop four against Pioneers

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By Dave Wagner After losing extra-inning openers in back-to-back four-game division series at home against Angelo State and Texas Woman’s, both weekends took a distinctive turn south for the Eastern New Mexico University Zias. TWU, trying to stay in the Lone Star Conference South Division race, pulled out a 6-3, 10-inning win in Friday’s opener […]