Sept. 15 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Sept. 18-24: Janalle Creighton, Keith Hale, Jim Daughtery, Stephanie Moore, Donna Taylor and Bill Bryant. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Chenault. Rodeo At the 4-H State Finals rodeo in Las Cruces recently Shanna Anthony won two saddles, a hat, a pair of spurs and a breast collar. Samantha Southard won […]

Sept. 15 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael This beautiful weather has really been wonderful on all the crops maturing as well as the freshly planted wheat. I believe the moisture has met as the farmers used to say after a good rain. These warm-dry days are just what the cotton needs, however, the peanuts are being watered to keep […]

Choose your own adventure in rhetoric

By Kevin Wilson Trying hard to invalidate the flip-flop arguments? Or are you trying to prove that Bush is really turning the corner? Like John Edwards said, help is on the way. What follows is the only speech you’ll need this election season. When you come to the items in parentheses, cross out the first […]

Chinese university works with ENMU

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By Laurie Stone Eastern New Mexico University is participating with Sichuan University of China in a 1-2-1 dual degree program, unlike any other program in which ENMU has ever participated. The 1-2-1 program will allow 13 undergraduate Chinese students to complete their first year of college at a Chinese university before coming to ENMU for […]

Zias, Buzard battle on

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Dan Buzard is in the middle of radiation and chemotherapy treatments in Albuquerque after he was found to have a cancerous brain tumor in late July, but he knows it’ll probably be a while before he’s able to return to the sideline. With that in […]

Residents weigh in on presidential race

By Stephanie Ramirez: PNT Correspondent The presidential election is just two months away and New Mexico is considered a key state by both Democrats and Republicans. Here’s what a few Portales residents are thinking about the race and who they plan to vote for between George W. Bush and John Kerry: • Marcia Brooks, 66, […]

Portales prepares for Goddard, again

PNT Staff PNT Staff The Portales Lady Rams and Roswell Goddard are getting pretty familiar with each other. The teams were matched up in Pool A of the 16-team Zia Classic in Roswell over the weekend, co-hosted by Goddard and Roswell High, and they met Saturday evening in the fifth-place match with the Lady Rockets […]

ENMU prepares for Mexican Independence Day

By Tony Parra Screams of freedom and fireworks will highlight the Mexican Independence Day celebration on Thursday by the fountain in the middle of the Eastern New Mexico University campus. The Mexican Independence Day celebration kicks off Hispanic Heritage month, which runs from Wednesday to Oct. 15. Nancy Varelas, who works at the office of […]

ENMU junior named state fair queen

By Ryan Lengerich Ashlee Stallings spent Sept. 5 in bed in a battle with strep throat. There was no way she could compete for the state fair queen crown, she thought. If that was not bad enough, it was her 20th birthday. The Curry County fair queen representative fought the illness and made it to […]

Campaign hopes for collegians

By Mike Linn A national grassroots group has infiltrated two area colleges in an effort to get young voters to the polls for the November presidential election. A local organizer for the New Voters Project said she’d like to see at least 600 students at Clovis Community College and 900 at Eastern New Mexico University […]

Sept. 14 Obituaries

Belle Cox, 85 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Belle McCall Cox, 85, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 6, 1919, in Portales, to Lena Carroll and Hiran Alexander McCall. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School. […]

Elliott claims 200th career win with 39-0 blowout

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — If you’re going to get a milestone win, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Bud Elliott’s 200th career victory as a college coach couldn’t have been drawn up much better. The Greyhounds dominated Southwestern Oklahoma in every phase of the game in rolling to a 39-0 win Saturday night […]

Rams move to 3-0 with win at Raton

PNT Staff RATON — For the third straight game, the Portales Rams found themselves in a dogfight at halftime, and once again they responded. Trailing 9-6 at the half after committing four turnovers and giving up a safety, PHS coach Glenn Johnson switched sophomore wide-out Mario Salazar with senior quartertback Tyler Rutherford and the move […]

Zias battle Lubbock Christian for five-game victory

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire wasn’t happy with his team’s play Friday night against Lubbock Christian at Greyhound Area, but at least the Zias came out on top. “I will say we fought to the end,” McGuire said after ENMU nailed down a 30-28, 29-31, 31-29, 27-30, 15-12 win […]

ENMU cross country men place eighth at UNM meet

PNT Staff ALBUQUERQUE — Sophomore Ricardo Hernandez finished 31st on Saturday to lead the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to an eighth-place finish with 276 points in the Lobo Invitational, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Hernandez posted a time of 27 minutes, 23 seconds over the 8-kilometer course. UNM, with […]

Hospital wall pays tribute to Sept. 11 victims

By Kevin Wilson Among many others, one of Exie Starr’s duties at Roosevelt General Hospital is to update a hallway bulletin board each month. As September came around, Starr searched through her heart and mind, and the choice was easy even after three years. A wall to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 […]

Voters to choose fate on beer, wine licenses

By Tony Parra Portales residents will weigh in on whether beer and wine will be flowing through many restaurants in Portales in the near future when they go to the polls on Sept. 21. If the vote is passed, the Alcohol and Gaming Division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department can begin to […]

Lights, camera, education for Faith Triumphant students

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By Laurie Stone The Faith Triumphant Christian School is adding more action to its arts program this year —action preceded by the words “lights” and “camera.” Besides its drama and music classes, a film class is in the works for the school’s Friday arts schedule. The film class will enable students to enlarge their academic […]

Sept. 12 Faith Triumphant News

By Donna Kelly School pictures are scheduled for Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. Order forms went home with students this week. Parents, please return the order form with payment to the office by Friday. We will be having an athletics fundraiser in the very near future — be watching for details. Arts programs Students at […]

Sept. 12 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Enrollment We have several new students this year and have had new ones start even on Wednesday. We welcome each of you. We have 227 enrolled so far I’m told. I see new faces in the cafeteria and some really cute, nice preschoolers don’t get to come to the cafeteria, but those […]