Church offers presentation on Islamic faith

Darrell Maurina NOTE: An article with a response by a representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations follows this story. When a missionary to the Islamic world told Pastor Rob Hollis of First Baptist Church of Texico that he’d be available to speak, the church jumped at the chance to offer a presentation on Islam […]

Area programs team up to help Ag students

Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University and Ag New Mexico of Clovis are working in conjunction to give ENMU agriculture students opportunities in the area. Ag New Mexico has an internship program set up with ENMU. Ag New Mexico will be looking for qualified individuals or trainees to become professional lending officers for farmers and […]

Obits Feb 27

Judy Lou Pankonie, 56 Judy Lou Pankonie, 56, of Clovis, a registered nurse, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 30, 1947, in Harrison, Ark., to James C. and Dolly Baker Mills. She had been a resident of Clovis the past year, moving from Kenosha, Wis. […]

Realistic training is the best chance for survival

Ray Sullivan As a Marine combat veteran, I know the best chance of surviving war for any serviceman or woman is to train hard, train realistically and train often. That’s why I support the New Mexico Training Range Initiative to expand the airspace for Cannon Air Force Base and the nearby Melrose Bombing Range. It […]

Senior post leads Zias into vital stretch run

By Dave Wagner Whatever happens this weekend, Eastern New Mexico University senior Jereena Bosket will end her basketball career at the school with an upbeat feeling. Bosket transferred to ENMU from Barstow (Calif.) Community College in 2002 and she, along with the team, struggled mightily last season. The Zias lost 14 of 15 games in […]

Principal pursues selflessness

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Lindsey Middle School Principal Todd Morris likes to play golf and watch the reality hit “Survivor.” The Ruidoso native also enjoys influencing the lives of youngsters, Florida State University football and helping Nick Brady call Clovis Wildcat football games on the radio. Name: Todd Morris Job: Principal at Lindsey Middle School. Age (and birth date): […]

Fiddler passionate about music, lifetime education

By Tony Parra Give Ted Allen Clark a fiddle and he’d spin a delightful tune. Give him seven children and he’d share with them the importance of work ethic and education. Clark had seven children, was a member of the Old Time Fiddler’s Hall of Fame and a former Roosevelt County resident. He died on […]

Soul-stirring ‘Passion of Christ’ vivid for viewers

Darrell Maurina Painful. Violent. Graphic. So was described “The Passion of the Christ,” which opened at theaters around the country on Wednesday. Mel Gibson’s new film about Christ’s death played to sellout crowds at Clovis’ North Plains Cinema — emotional, appreciative crowds who applauded its realism. “It’s graphic,” said Pastor Rob Hollis of First Baptist […]

Ag Expo ends on a sunny note

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PNT Staff Vendors promoting a bevy of products to help endorse, maximize and reinvent the business of agriculture closed their booths and headed home on Wednesday as the New Mexico Ag Expo came to an end. Organizers say the event that started on Tuesday with a light, wind-driven snow and ended on a cool, cloudless […]

Company keeping cows cool

Mike Linn Cool cows produce more milk — and more calves. Dairymen seeking increased production visited a New Mexico Ag Expo vendor promoting a cooling system that protects cows from excessive heat. Michael Klaseen of the Mesa, Ariz.-based Korral Kool company said excessive heat not only thwarts milk production among cows but is also a […]

Quilters display fabulous fabrics

Tony Parra LaMoin Gentile displayed a white quilt spotted with holes around the edges. But instead of repairing the holes, Gentile instructed a group of 40 at Wednesday’s New Mexico Ag Expo to replace the border altogether. Gentile also displayed a quilt which was made in the 1880s and contained silk fabric, which needed repair. […]

Weather doesn’t put damper on Ag Expo

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Tony Parra Attendants of the New Mexico Ag Expo on Tuesday fought off a brisk blanket of snow and sludged indoors for a better understanding of the latest technologies in agriculture. Early in the day, some 50 people heard New Mexico State University’s Clay Mathis speak on the current U.S. Animal Identification Plan, a proposed […]

Snow wets city, soaks state

Mike Linn Light snow showers on Tuesday prompted residents to scrape ice off automobile windows and tread slowing on city streets adorned with rain puddles shin deep in some areas. But snowfall in Portales was relatively minor compared to other areas of the state, where some mountain ranges received up to 20 inches. Local law […]

Carthel has new start in IFL

By Dave Wagner It’s been nearly 13 years since Don Carthel walked away from his last head football coaching position. The Friona native spent seven seasons (1985-91) at the helm of Eastern New Mexico University, compiling a 44-28-1 record with the Greyhounds. But with his two children growing up, he wanted to spend more time […]

Warriors knock Rams out of playoffs

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By Mike Linn The Portales Rams’ inability to convert had plagued them all season. In the final eight minutes of the district 4-3A tournament — the final stanza of the year — the plague reached its climax. The Rams entered the fourth quarter with a three-point lead and broke down both defensively and at the […]

Zia softball swept by Western

Freedom Newspapers SILVER CITY — Eastern New Mexico University’s pitching was pretty good, and so was the defense. It’s hard to win softball games, though, when you only score six runs in four games. Western New Mexico parlayed solid pitching and a couple of breaks into a four-game sweep of the Zias, finishing it off […]

Dora beats Floyd in first round

Freedom Newspapers DORA — Kassandra Clark scored 15 points to lead three in double figures, and the Dora Lady Coyotes moved on to the second round of the District 3-1A tournament with a 47-34 win over Floyd Monday night. Jaci Sant scored 12 points and D’Shawn Pettigrew had 11 for the Lady Coyotes, who will […]

Group hopes for tree-mendous impact

By Tony Parra Officials with the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Resources Department will be on hand at the 12th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo to try to persuade Texans and New New Mexicans to plant more trees. “We don’t suggest buying trees unless you know what you are looking for,” Dan Ware, a public […]

ENMU to host drama festival

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University will be hosting the annual High School Drama Festival on Thursday through Saturday at the University Theatre Center. More than 500 students from 23 high schools will be participating. Roughly 40 Portales High School theater students will participate at the festival, according to Bill Strong, theater instructor at […]

ENMU Student Profile, Greg Qualls

Name: Greg Qualls Classification: Senior Major: Religion with a double minor in Telecommunications and Computer Information Systems. Age (and birth date): 22 (November 18, 1981) Hometown: Texico What’s your idea of a perfect day? March 20 (my upcoming wedding day). Tell us about your pet(s): “I don’t have any, but I want to have a […]