Role-player Vanessa O’Neal is key to Zias’ success

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico A jack of all trades and a master of none. The well known phrase may apply to any number of people — including an athletically gifted Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball sophomore who rarely shows up in the headlines, but is considered crucial to her team’s success by […]

Shame you can’t buy common sense

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Have economic hard times avoided you so far? Well, they don’t have to, because there are plenty of investment opportunities for people with just too much disposable income. Perhaps you’ve seen the Snuggie, a fleece blanket that’s basically a robe, with arm holes and a hood. It’s $19.99 […]

Obama’s call for change needs wisdom as well

Perhaps the most annoying aspect of President-elect Obama’s campaign was the vagueness of his promise of “change,” which turned out to have little content once you got past the soaring rhetoric, leaving people of all persuasions to use him as a mirror to their own aspirations and agendas. That very vagueness, however, may serve him […]

Fair hosts first Special Needs Day

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Anyone who thinks a well written letter sent to the right people won’t make a difference needs to talk to Garrett Dodson. The 17-year-old special needs student at Portales High School decided other young people like himself with special needs deserved their own activities at the Roosevelt County Fair. […]

July 27, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Death Angel By Linda Howard Drea Rousseau is accustomed to using deception and manipulation in order to get what she wants including playing the dumb bimbo on the arm of drug lord , Rafael Salinas. When Rafael offers an afternoon with Drea as payment for […]

Water infrastructure getting a closer look

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor No matter what happens in Washington with the Ute Pipeline bill later this year, Portales officials say their focus is going to stay on supplying well water for a growing community. “I’m trying to stay positive that we’ll get the federal dollars we need to build the pipeline,” said […]

Cannon Community May 30

Heart Link Marrying into the military can be confusing for anyone. Spouses are invited to learn more about the military lifestyle and benefits at a Heart Link event. This fun-filled day will be June 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free lunch and childcare will be provided. Contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center […]

Intervention sometimes needed in sports

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Once upon a time, in a far, far away land called New England, a group called the Patriots played the game of football very well. They won championship after championship in the National Football League, and almost seemed to anticipate their opponents’ actions in the biggest games. But maybe, […]

Cannon Community May 23

Memorial Day affects trash collection There will be no trash collection for base Military Family Housing on Monday, due to Memorial Day being a federal holiday. The trash collections that would have been scheduled on Monday will be rescheduled for Tuesday. All other collections will remain the same. Heart Link Marrying into the military can […]

Three cheers for cow dogs

Well-trained cow dogs are probably the most valuable “hands” on a ranch. When I was young, our family had a black English Shepherd called Oso (bear in Spanish).

Local reaction to farm bill mixed

Freedom New Mexico Reaction among local ag producers and lawmakers to a farm bill passed in Congress this week is split. The $290 billion measure will increase food aid for the needy as well as subsidies for farmers. Alva Carter, a Roosevelt county dairy owner, thinks that many people are misunderstanding the farm bill and […]

ENMU rodeo rides well in Odessa weekend events

PNT Staff Report ODESSA, TEXAS — Two Eastern New Mexico University cowboys and a cowgirl made their mark over the weekend in the Odessa Rodeo. Senior Greyhound Jared Green registered a third place finish in bareback riding with 138 points, moving into second place in the region in the bareback riding event. “Jared continued to […]

Hi-tech gadgets can make owners target of crime

Freedom New Mexico Folks who use iPods and higher-end mobile phones in public places may believe the devices enable them to be well connected to the world around them. But such technology seems to be giving off a different signal: Look at me, I’m a future crime victim. As reported in the current issue of […]

Airman publishes book of letters

Sarah Meyer, Cannon Connections A simple exchange of letters with a class of fifth-grade students made a big difference for a deployed airman and the children. Capt. Tyler Moore, assigned to Cannon Air Force Base, exchanged letters with students in Debra Dale’s class at Eyestone Elementary School in Wellington, Colo., while he was deployed in […]

Some children wise beyond their years

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I try to focus on living in the moment and not get fixated on results. I attempt to do this with my children, my husband and in all areas of my life. I often fall short of my good intentions and measure myself against others’ accomplishments and successes. And while it’s […]

Effort often worth more than result

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist I try to focus on living in the moment and not get fixated on results. I attempt to do this with my children, my husband and in all areas of my life. I often fall short of my good intentions and measure myself against others’ accomplishments and successes. And while […]

Sergeants Association strives to support troops

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — If you’re looking to join an organization that works to get pay raises or addresses matters that affect the entire enlisted force, then the Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) offers what you need. AFSA, with a combined total of more […]

Organizers boast fun festival

Freedom New Mexico Combining old traditions and new events, the annual Peanut Valley Festival will kick off at 9 a.m. Saturday. For the first year there will be a fully implemented children’s part of the festival, said Tracy Henderson, director of Student Activities and Organizations at Eastern New Mexico University. Children will have the opportunity […]

Portales soccer swept at Ruidoso

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer The Portales boys and girls soccer teams traveled into the mountains Tuesday afternoon to play the Ruidoso varsity, and both the Rams and Lady Rams exited with a 10-0 loss. Both games were cut short, and Ruidoso led both games 8-0 at the half. “We played pretty well,” Ram […]

Stingy Midwestern defense shuts down Hounds

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Freedom New Mexico Staff Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo knew his squad was up against it against No. 13 Midwestern State on Sunday. The Mustangs got a disputed goal early in the match, then scored off a corner kick just before halftime and went on to a 5-0 Southwest Soccer Conference […]