Snake hunter always ready

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers When most would run, Tom Watt hunts. He hunts even when he is not on the hunt. Like a January day he heard a soft rattle in his barn. He moved a pile of tin and exposed a 12-foot rattlesnake, coiled and ready to strike. “I got ready and grabbed […]

Lady Rams ready for state tourney

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: PNT staff writer The Portales Lady Rams dominated the Robertson Lady Cardinals in a way that screamed, “enough already.” The Lady Rams could have stopped with their 22 first-quarter points and still won Friday night. Instead, Portales poured it on, pounding Robertson 64-20 in the first round of the Class 3A state […]

May 18 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael The Dora and Rogers areas were thankful for the half inch or so of moisture over the weekend. It sure was a blessing instead of dust and breezy weather. I don’t know if our dry land farmers will have enough to plant some on or they will need to wait. The wheat […]

April 13 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The Milnesand prairie chicken festival weekend was a success. The ladies had a good weekend preparing and serving food to all who attended. Milnesand Baptist Rick Wilcher gave the sermon at the church Sunday in the absence of Bro. Bert Morgan. Accident Nell King called me to tell me about her husband, […]

Zias on a streak coming into matchup with West Texas A&M

By Dave Wagner Now that the Lone Star Conference South Division play is here, is the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball ready to take off? The Zias were 5-10 heading into matches against Tarleton State and Texas A&M-Kingsville over the weekend at Greyhound Arena, but defeated both teams in three games. Now they host six-time […]

Rape trial postponed

Darrell Maurina The trial for a Clovis man accused of rape has been postponed until Feb. 2. John Jacobs’ trial had been scheduled for today and Wednesday in Curry County District Court. Jacobs’ attorney Gerald Baca said he was not prepared for the Clovis trial because he defended Jacobs in a Portales trial on Thursday […]

Rattlers shaking county residents

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Mike Linn Don’t get rattled, but the snakes are out. Just ask Elida resident Scott Beard, bitten by a rattlesnake this month while fixing a flat tire. Or the youth group at Dora Baptist Church. They stumbled on one coiled and nervous on the church sidewalk a week ago. Or ask pharmacist Doyle Potter, who […]

Tying up loose ends

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By Kevin Wilson Although the Roosevelt County Fair officially opens today, the fairgrounds were a busy place on Tuesday as people from every facet of the fair made their final preparations. Local businesses and organizations set up shop in the merchant’s building, with spots reserved months in advance through the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. […]

Rogers News

By Charlie Carmichael The area east of Pep was heavily pelted by hail over a week ago. Some farmers say their crops have been hit by hail three times this year and they will be lucky just to make expenses. The heavily damaged areas are around Richland, Garrison, South Causey and Lingo. More than four […]