March 27 Obituaries

Barbara Goddard Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Barbara Mae Goddard, 66, of Chandler, Texas, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 1, 1939, in Anson, Texas, to Holbert and Blanche Wallace Shirley. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was employed as […]

Lady Rams take fifth-place game

PNT Staff DEXTER — Sophomores Shareesa Nusser and Sasha Parker combined on a five-inning no-hitter and the Portales Lady Rams routed Eunice 11-0 on Saturday to take fifth place in Dexter’s eight-team Lindsey Callaway tournament. Portales (7-4) posted its second consecutive shutout win, having beaten District 4-3A rival Ruidoso 8-0 in Friday’s consolation semifinals. Nusser […]

Hounds split twin bill at Cameron

PNT Staff LAWTON, Okla. — Senior right-hander Trevor Davis survived five errors by his infield and pitched Eastern New Mexico University past Cameron 5-4 on Friday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference baseball crossover doubleheader. The host Aggies came back to win the second game 5-3, giving Cameron three wins in the […]

Hounds are rarin’ to go

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By Dave Wagner If the Eastern New Mexico University football program is going to get over the hump in 2005 and reach the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time, coach Mark Ribaudo figures the work starts now. Ribaudo anticipates 90-95 candidates for the start of spring practice on Tuesday. The Greyhounds have 15 […]

John DeLorean left behind some solid achievements

Freedom Newspapers I s a life marred by character flaws that ended in disappointment yet worth celebrating? In the case of John Z. DeLorean, who died earlier this month in New Jersey at the age of 80, the answer is yes with qualifications. Few of us would want to model our lives after DeLorean, but […]

Horses deserve anesthetic before shooting

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist There is nothing pretty about killing a horse. Nobody knows that more than those of us who have done it. There are people actively attempting to get a federal bill passed that will “prevent the slaughter of horses in and from the U.S. for human consumption and other purposes.” Those […]

Be careful when mixing fiction with nonfiction

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Walking through the book section at Wal-Mart recently, one title made me screech in my tracks. This was a colorful children’s popup with a trendy title, “Jesus and the 12 Dudes Who Did.” “OK! Someone’s trying to make JC seem really hip,” I told myself. My eyes scanned the other […]

Lady Rams fall in tournament opener

PNT Staff DEXTER — The Jal Lady Panthers broke open a close game with a five-run fifth on Thursday and handed Portales High a 10-2 loss in the first round of the second annual Lindsey Calloway tournament. The Lady Rams (5-4) face District 4-3A rival Ruidoso in a 10 a.m. consolation semifinal game today. They […]

Jamboree off and running

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By Tony Parra FLOYD — There was a thumping and sounds of guitars and vocals echoing from an old high school basketball gym in Floyd on Thursday night. A Floyd tradition, the 55th Annual Floyd Country Jamboree, kicked off a four-day run on Thursday. Country music vocalists sang selections from Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and […]

Walks send Hounds to double loss

PNT Staff LAWTON, Okla. — It’s safe to say Eastern New Mexico University’s pitchers had control issues. ENMU hurlers issued 12 walks and hit four batters, and Cameron took advantage to post a 12-7, 7-4 sweep in Thursday’s Lone Star Conference baseball crossover doubleheader. Junior Kelly Crain (3-5) walked four and hit three over five […]