Weekly update: County fair queen earns state fair honor

Roosevelt County Fair Queen Jamie Symlie was named Miss Congeniality on Sept. 26 in the 2011 New Mexico State Fair Queen Contest, according to a news release from the State Fair. The Miss Congeniality Award goes to the contestant who shows genuine caring and friendliness toward other queen candidates throughout the contest, according to the […]

Ticket feature: Chuck wagon chefs gather for cook-off

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Freedom New Mexico Cooks from across the region will circle the wagons noon Saturday for the third annual Duke of the Dutch Ovens Chuck Wagon Cook-off. Boasting 10 of the best chuck wagon cooks, the meal will include chicken fried steak, beans, potatoes, gravy, biscuits, peach cobbler, iced tea, milk and coffee. Cooks hail from […]

When in doubt, sing a song of faith

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Another school year will soon be gone before we know it. I still miss the little people, and the memories still linger in my mental files. When I began my teaching career, the school where I taught had no kindergarten. My class of first graders experienced “new separation anxiety” in […]

Commerce topples Hounds

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Standing 6-foot-6 with a mohawk and a booming voice, Ronnie Morgan is tough to miss on the court. Much to Eastern New Mexico’s chagrin, he was even harder to miss on the stat sheet. Morgan scored six of his career-high 24 points during a 17-6 run that turned the […]

Little Miss Merry Christmas candidates

By Sharon King: Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce This year’s Little Miss Merry Christmas contest has a record number of contestants with 20 young ladies vying for the crown. Competitors must be between 4 and 10 years old. The winner is determined by the most money raised through donations, bake sales, silent auctions and whatever […]

Little Miss Merry Christmas contest seeks contestants

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Little Miss Merry Christmas contest is searching for contestants before the cut off date Monday. Right now, five girls are in the running for the spot. Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce Manager Mandi Park said people can call her or come by the chamber to fill out registration forms […]

Father, son retire from police work

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Like father, like son. Raymond Chambers is retiring after 25 years with the Eastern New Mexico University Police, while son Scott Chambers is leaving as a chief deputy after 24 years with the Portales Police Department. Police Chief Jeff Gill said it was a pleasure working with Scott for […]

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Miss Olive C. Berry, graduate of Teacher’s College at Columbia University, gave

Little Miss Merry Christmas

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It’s time once again for the Little Miss Merry Christmas contest. The girls serve as the grand marshals of the light parade on Dec. 12 and ride in the lead car. The winner is chosen by penny votes, cast in jars at the sponsoring business. Contestants also can hold fundraisers, such as a bake sale, […]

Two-thirds of N.M. schools miss AYP mark

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