Relay for Life raises $22,000

PNT Staff Report Portales Relay for Life raised nearly $22,000 Friday and early Saturday morning. Twenty-two teams participated in the overnight event at the Greyhound Arena, with all the proceeds raised going to the American Cancer Society. Top fundraising teams • Roosevelt General Hospital “Spark of Hope” — $4,225 • Southwest Canners “Life Walkers” — […]

Top-ranked Angelo sweeps Zias

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State showed Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team why it is ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division II over the weekend. Freshman first baseman Sandy James homered in each game, giving her a Lone Star Conference-leading 15 for the season, as the Rambelles (26-3, 5-1 LSC South) […]

Education feature: Students take home wins in academics

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students from Portales earned top honors Saturday at the Destination ImagiNation competition in Albuquerque. Portales Junior High School finished second in two events, and Lindsey Elementary School’s third-grade team finished third and received the Renaissance Award. “The students at Lindsey came in third in the Central Challenge,” Lindsey teacher […]

Top-ranked Angelo State rolls to 11-2 win over Zias

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Angelo State, the top-ranked team in NCAA Division II, flashed its power on Saturday and rolled to an 11-2 Lone Star Conference South Division victory in the opener of a three-game series. Senior shortstop Macy Baker gave the Rambelles (24-3, 3-1 South) a 1-0 lead with a two-out […]

Sleeping is store’s top priority

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Sleep Solutions has been open for three weeks. Bobby Hamilton is the store manager. “Everything was pretty smooth sailing in getting everything setup,” Hamilton said. “We threw the sign up out front and we didn’t start advertising until Feb. 1. We were open about a week before the advertising […]

Fiscal crisis Mullen’s top concern

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Though he’s a warrior, not an economist, Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, ranks the financial crisis as a higher priority and greater risk to security than current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “The scope of it is, to me, mind-boggling,” said Mullen in an interview with Military […]

Local volunteer wins top chamber award

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A longtime Habitat for Humanity volunteer received the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s top award for the year, and a local family won recognition for improving property. Joyce Davis, who is active in many service projects, was named the 2009 Workhorse of the Year at the Chamber’s annual banquet […]

Enacting global mandates hurts U.S. economy

Freedom New Mexico A new poll found that people rank global warming dead last, 20th out of 20, among their top concerns. The economy was No. 1, while other economic-related issues unsurprisingly gravitated to the top. The survey conducted Jan. 7-11 asked 1,503 adults on cell phones and landlines to rank 20 issues by importance, […]

Education feature: Youth take top honors at Special Olympics

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer While Portales fans cheer on the Ram football and basketball teams, another group of Portales youth are winning daily battles — in a much different arena with little recognition. They are members of

Still seeking the Bigfoot exclusive

By Karl Terry: Local columnist “Bigfoot discovered living on top floor of Lincoln Hall” “Subsisted on discarded pizza and stale beer” I’ve always wanted to write a Bigfoot headline. Those guys at the National Enquirer get all the fun assignments. My wife is a fan of various radio and television programs that explore the unexplained […]

Top-ranked Midwestern beats Hounds

Freedom New Mexico Southwest Soccer Conference champion Midwestern State managed only four shots on goal against Eastern New Mexico University on Friday, but it was enough as the Mustangs posted a 3-0 victory at the ENMU pitch. Midwestern State (17-1, 7-0 SSC), which closes the regular season on Sunday at West Texas A&M, got a […]

Economy top issue in local discussion with U.S. Rep. Wilson

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The shaky U.S. economy dominated the discussion at the Elks Lodge Tuesday morning, where U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson spoke as a representative for Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign. Audience members expressed frustration about the $700 billion federal bailout plan, citing the recent case of AIG executives who spent $400,000 […]

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Physician recruitment top priority for hospital officials

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Physician recruitment was on the minds of those attending Tuesday’s Roosevelt General Hospital board meeting. With seven physicians in Portales utilizing RGH, Administrator James D’Agostino says one of his highest priorities is recruitment. He and Medical Chief of Staff Dr. Leslie Donaldson detailed the hospitals efforts and needs. Donaldson […]

It’s all about the right taste

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer When it comes to developing new products, local peanut and candy manufacturers rely on outside help. Sunland Peanuts was honored by Better Homes and Gardens last year with a top ranking for its natural creamy Valencia peanut butter, but Sunland also produces multiple flavors of the peanut product. “We […]

Military’s top brass finally have their say

Editorial President Bush’s meeting last Wednesday with the Joint Chiefs of Staff was held in a secure Pentagon room called “the tank,” so it is almost impossible for outsiders to know what really happened. But enough came out in official and unofficial accounts to suggest that the military leaders were exceedingly frank with the president […]

Greyhound baseball sweeps Colorado School of Mines

Freedom New Mexico GOLDEN, Colo. — Junior right-hander Ismael Solis pitched a two-hit shutout to lift Eastern New Mexico University past Colorado School of Mines 2-0 Saturday for a sweep of their baseball doubleheader. In the first game, the Greyhounds’ top three hitters combined for 10 hits and 14 runs batted in as ENMU rolled […]

Country could use stimulation — or new TV

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to be stimulated. Back in December the living room television began experiencing problems — a little wavy band at the top of the screen. Soon it got worse and eventually the band thickened to take up nearly the top fourth of […]

Improving baseball should start at top

By Kevin Wilson Imagine you’re the boss of one of America’s most public companies, with a payroll in the billions going to roughly 1,200 employees. Now imagine your most productive employees are suspected to be illegal drug users. And you’ve got to go to Washington, D.C. to talk about what’s going wrong with your business. […]

Though imperfect, trip worth the effort

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor When I awoke Thanksgiving morning it was snowing steadily and a good skiff was on the ground and clinging to the boughs of the pine trees. Truly a glorious sight. I knew when I went to bed the forecast was still calling for snow but that wasn’t what caused […]