Local pastor to head state convention

Darrel Todd Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina Freedom Newspapers Darrell_Maurina@link.freedom.com The pastor of one of Portales’ largest churches recently added to his list of responsibilities. On Oct. 29, the Rev. Philip Fike, pastor of First Baptist Church of Portales, became the first vice president of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico. The role makes him […]

Community talks golf, truck stop

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Tony Parra The development of a truck stop and golf course are two of the objectives local residents at the economic development forum follow-up on Thursday determined to be important goals for the community. The truck stop idea was brought up during the first economic forum on Oct. 2 because U.S. Highway 70 is now […]

Lady Tigers to face Tatum in first round

Tony Parra The Elida Lady Tigers are already one step closer to a Class 1A state volleyball title than they were last year. The Lady Tigers meet Tatum Lady Coyotes in the quarterfinals of the state tournament at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Roswell Goddard gymnasium. Tatum is the District 8-1A regular-season and tournament champion. […]

Floyd football star hopeful for hoop opener

Kevin Wilson THE RIGHT KNEE of Floyd senior Chance Chenault may be wiped out for now, but the same can’t be said on his future as a high school athlete. Chenault took a hard hit to the knee during Floyd’s 50-40 loss at Logan two Fridays ago, a hit that the Bronco said “totally wiped […]

Zias turn around season

Dave Wagner A month or so ago, it looked like neither the Eastern New Mexico University nor Texas Woman’s volleyball teams were postseason contenders. Both recovered, though, making it to the Lone Star Conference tournament with strong October runs. The Zias, seeded third from the South Division, and the Pioneers, the North’s No. 2 seed, […]

Green making smooth adjustment to Greyhounds

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By Kevin Wilson Just like Kennis Green the basketball player, Kennis Green the person is a challenge to categorize. The Eastern New Mexico University junior is a basketball player who raps, not the other way around. He’s got the size to play forward in the Lone Star Conference and the speed to play shooting guard, […]

Police searching for suspected killer

Ryan Lengerich A man with ties to eastern New Mexico who is suspected of killing two Oklahoma residents last month is still on the loose. But Oklahoma police officials believe they have him contained. Scott James Eizember, 42, is suspected of killing an elderly couple Oct. 18 in Depew, Okla., police said. Prior to the […]

Obits 11-12

Dorothy Beach, 74 Dorothy Reid Beach, 74, of Albuquerque, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born Nov. 21, 1928, in Collingsworth County, Texas, to T.C. And Tommie Boutcher Raper. She was a former resident of Clovis and had worked for Montgomery Ward as a bookkeeper. She married Raymond Lee […]

Economic forum to expand on ideas to improce community

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The economic development forum’s follow-up session is slated for 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University. The forum will take place in the Zia room of the Campus Union Building. The first economic development forum took place on Oct. 2. in […]

First United Methodist Church celebrates 50 years of serving turkey

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Helena Rodriguez Forty roasted turkeys, 24 tubs of dressing, 250 pumpkin pies, 80 gallons of green beans, 500 apples, 100 stalks of celery and 14 gallons of cranberry sauce. Sounds like enough to feed an army — or about 1,400-plus hungry people expected to attend the 50th annual First United Methodist Church Thanksgiving Dinner and […]

Hounds integrate new players

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By Dave Wagner FOURTH-YEAR EASTERN New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is wary of putting much emphasis on Saturday night’s 106-58 exhibition blowout of the New Mexico All-Stars at Greyhound Arena. The competition, he said, will get a lot better. “We wanted to try to get the most out of every trip down […]

UTEP holds off Zias

Freedom Newspapers EL PASO, Texas — The University of Texas-El Paso ran off an 18-2 spurt over the first eight-plus minutes of the second half Sunday and defeated Eastern New Mexico University 70-55 in a women’s basketball exhibition game. Marta Dydek came off the bench for 20 points and guard Vaida Zagurskyte scored all but […]

Motivational speaker to ‘sprinkle’ people with ideas

Helena Rodriguez Sprinklisms are set to come to Eastern New Mexico University tonight. That’s motivational speaker Jonathan Sprinkles’ way of inspiring audiences throughout the country. Sprinkles will present a series of workshops and lectures at ENMU today and Wednesday on L.I.V.E., his techniques for Leadership, Integrity, Vision and Excellence. Tonight’s workshop from 5-7 p.m. is […]

Officials present goals for school

Mike Linn PNT Staff School officials representing all eight Portales schools presented goals for improving various programs and learning techniques at the Portales Municipal School Board meeting Monday night. Alicia Hatch, special education instructor at Steiner Elementary, wrapped up the presentation by saying Portales schools are quite close to being a benchmark of overall success […]

City on its way to finding new manager

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com And then there were two. The Portales City Council narrowed it’s choice for city manager to two candidates on Monday after an executive session from 5 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. Debi Lee of Hobbs and Michael Steele of Croswell, Mich., are the two finalists for the […]

World War II veteran reminisces on his two-year tour of duty

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Mike Linn Robert C. Dunn’s memories about his more than two-year service in World War II are vague, limited and intense. The corporal in the 38th Air Engineering Squadron of the 13th Army Air Force recalls the five Islands where he worked fixing planes. The day he watched two enemy aircraft sink after American planes […]

Lady Rams move on to state tournament

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By Kevin Wilson Experience helps in a match where everything is at stake. So does being at home. Playing better than the opponent is better than all of those things, though, and the Portales High volleyball team did just that Saturday with a state tournament berth on the line. Portales (12-10) swept past Grants in […]

Greyhounds crushed in Wagon Wheel game

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — The game could not have been more memorable for West Texas A&M coach Ronnie Jones. Eastern New Mexico University’s football team would just as soon forget it. WT handed the Greyhounds a stunning 49-23 Lone Star Conference South Division loss, capturing the “Wagon Wheel” game for the first time […]

Hounds win exhibition game

Freedom Newspapers Junior college transfer Kennis Green scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Saturday night to lead Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team past the New Mexico All-Stars 106-58 in a preseason tuneup at Greyhound Arena. The Greyhounds scored the first six points and led all the way. They broke open a 14-12 […]

Public Record 11-9

The following marriage certificates were recently field in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: l Tracey Harald Hurd, 20, of Portales, and Danielle Janette Gruss, 21, of Clovis. l Gildaro Cano, 27, and Angelica M. Ward, 27, both of Portales. The following dispositions were recently filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court: l David Silva Jr., 19, found […]