Flu-like symptoms on rise

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The number of patients being treated for flu-like symptoms has almost doubled in recent weeks, according to area health officials. In response, the New Mexico Department of Health has organized several flu shot clinics, according to a press release. “We’ve seen a big increase … (with patients ranging) from 6 […]

Zia tennis full of fresh faces

Freedom Newspapers There will be a lot of new faces around veteran Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis coach Christine Blaeser this spring. Only sophomore Tracy Hughes saw regular action last season for the Zias. The seven-player roster also includes senior Tracy Williams, who missed most of the 2006 campaign with a back injury, and […]

Hero welcomed home

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis family gave their hero the homecoming of a king Friday. Eighteen people spread across a corner by the Greyhound bus station in Clovis, sang carols and waved neon signs that read “Welcome Home.” An hour passed as they waited for the bus that carried John Martinez from his […]

Pennell reaches semi-finals at LSC tournament

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Amy Pennell reached the semifinals in both singles and doubles before bowing out in the Lone Star Conference Individual Championships tennis tournament over the weekend, hosted by Midwestern State. Pennell beat Midwestern’s Berkley Peeples 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 5 singles quarterfinals on Friday, but lost to Gabriela del […]

Sept. 28 ENMU football notes

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers FORMER ENMU FOOTBALL COACH Bud Elliott, hospitalized after suffering a broken left leg and a collapsed lung in a fall at his home earlier this month, is beginning to make progress, wife Kathy said Wednesday. The 73-year-old Elliott went from Lubbock Heart Hospital to Plains Regional Medical Center a couple […]

March 20 Broad Horizons News

State mandated testing has been wrapped up on the campus of Broad Horizons, bringing a sigh of relief to students and staff. This past week was “jam-packed” with review and mid-term exams to close out the grading period. The typical end of nine weeks activities was complicated with class time being cut short by school […]

For better or worse, it is time for U.S. troops to keave Iraq

Freedom Newspapers A poignant indicator of how the American occupation is going two years after the initial invasion of Iraq came Wednesday. Iraq’s National Assembly met, a sign that the new transitional government chosen in the inspiring elections of Jan. 30 is beginning to govern. But the meeting was shaken by a volley of mortar […]

Bellum, Schiely earn All-LSC South honors

PNT Staff Senior outside hitter Anna Bellum and junior middle blocker Lindsay Schiely were first-team selections to the All-Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball squad, released Monday by the league office in Richardson, Texas. They were among six Zias honored in voting done by division coaches. Senior setter Margie Goble was named to the second […]

July 14 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael There were a few light showers again this week in the area and were all the way from Portales on to the Lea County line that I have had reports. All the way up to an inch in some locations. Hays Ivy Hays had a daughter and grand-daughter visit Saturday night and […]

May 2 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Student Progress Reports This week teachers issued students their grades so far this last quarter. There are only four short weeks to keep the grades up or work to bring them up before school ends. Principal Steve Harris encourages students and parents to pay close attention to grades and work with the […]

Even for dogs, teen years can be stressful

Helena Rodriguez Today is Pepe’s first anniversary. A year ago today, Mom brought home this cute, lovable, sometimes annoying and overconfident black and brown fellow with a distinctive white tip tail. Mom’s little Chihuahua, Pepe, wasn’t the only addition to our family this past year, either. Pepe needed a mate, so in November, when we […]

Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers would like to offer a reward for information on the recent vandalism to several mail boxes in Roosevelt County. Several county residents have had their mail boxes damaged in the last several weeks and the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crimes. If any one has information on this crime, please call […]

Residents seek safety tips to prepare for severe weather

Mike Linn Residents of Portales have made frequent calls to city hall over the past two weeks, probing city officials about safety measures during turbulent weather patterns. Many of the questions involve the difference between a tornado warning and a tornado watch, and what it means when six strategically-placed sirens sound throughout the city. The […]