Mosier named Rams’ starting QB

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Sports Writer Since seventh grade, Chris Mosier always imagined himself as the starting quarterback for the Portales Rams. Now, he can stop imagining. On Monday, Rams head coach Andy Correll announced the junior will lead the Rams offense for the rest of the 2006 season. “(Chris) has a good strong arm, […]

MSU-Billings hands Zias first loss

Freedom Newspapers The Montana State-Billings women’s soccer team had already earned two wins on a season-opening three-match road trip, although neither was a cakewalk. After consecutive 1-0 victories at Colorado School of Mines on Thursday and over Fort Lewis in overtime on Saturday in a match played at Eastern New Mexico University, the Lady Yellowjackets […]

Zias earn split, Macknicki earns award

Freedom Newspapers LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University defeated host Colorado Christian 30-27, 30-19, 30-23 late Saturday night to finish 2-2 in the Cougars’ season-opening volleyball tournament. Junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki recorded 14 kills and 14 digs for the Zias, while junior outside hitter Kari Adkins added 11 kills. Sophomore libero Kara Killian […]

17th Roosevelt County Junior Livestock Sale the best yet, fair officials say

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The 17th annual Roosevelt County Junior Livestock Sale kicked off with a patriotic feel as red and blue balloons were released. Auctioneer Arkie Kiehne and ring men Pete Paiz, Johnny Ogden and Bill Graham fired the crowd up as Brandi Paiz brought her Grand Champion steer into the sale […]

Boeing donates $10,000 to CCC program

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A program intended to supply more teachers to public schools received a monetary boost from a well-known military aircraft manufacturer. The Boeing Company donated $10,000 to the Clovis Community College Alternative Teacher Licensure Program, according to officials. The funds will enable the college to fully develop the licensure program, according […]

A century to celebrate

8-26 fair ride

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Red, white and blue decorations filled the pavilion as several generations of Roosevelt County families and community members gathered to celebrate 100 years of fairs in Roosevelt County Friday at the fairgrounds. “It’s an important part of our history,” said Tim Allison, event organizer and fairboard member .“The fairs […]

Tatum drops Lady Rams to third at Clovis tourney

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By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Success or disappointment? For the Portales volleyball players, a third-place finish at the 16-team Wildcat Invitational was a little bit of both. While the Rams could look proudly at a 28-26, 25-21, 19-25, 25-18 victory over Class 5A Los Lunas in the consolation match, they also couldn’t help but wish […]

Miss New Mexico warns of ID theft

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer A victim of the growing identity theft problem, Miss New Mexico 2006 Christina Hall is helping others avoid a similar situation. “When I was 19 my identity was stolen by a girl who renewed her driver’s license under my name,” said Hall, a 2005 Eastern New Mexico University graduate. […]

Day-care shortage hits eastern New Mexico hard

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Emotional mothers desperate for child-care pleaded with Christy Masterson on a daily basis. “I was flooded with calls. I would get phone calls from people crying that they did not have day-care,” Masterson said. The former home child-care provider turned down lots of families seeking her service. She just didn’t […]

Hounds squander 2-0 lead, settle for tie

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By: Mickey Winfield The Embry-Riddle Eagle soccer team rallied for two second-half goals to earn a tie against the Eastern New Mexico men at the ENMU soccer field Saturday afternoon. It didn’t take long for the Hounds to take the lead, just over two minutes to be exact. Sophomore forward Jared Morris took a through […]

Chilies a hot item for sale

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Amy Jacoby inhaled the sweet, pungent odor of roasted chilies. As she lifted a hand to her swollen, pregnant belly, a small smile of satisfaction appeared on her face. “I love the smell of green chilies,” she said. The 22-year-old Clovis resident and her mother, Teresa Jacoby, stood patiently in […]

Urban water rafting a sight to see

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Runoff conditions were optimal to run the rapids to Dead Man’s Bridge last weekend but likely no young men got the chance. Maybe that’s a good thing. Growing up in arid eastern New Mexico, rain is a novelty. Enough rain to cover the streets is extremely rare and enough […]

Zias easily handle Embry-Riddle, cruise through home match

PNT Staff Report The Eastern New Mexico womens soccer team won their second game in a row, to start the 2006 season by beating Embry-Riddle 2-0, Saturday morning at the ENMU soccer field. Zia head coach Travis McCorkle used the game to get some younger players game experience. “Today we tried to rest some of […]

Coffee, sunglasses help in trying times

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist This week my husband left for a long deployment. Perhaps it was the fact that we have a newborn and I may still be under the post-partum blues, or the reality of caring for five children at a time when my baby sitter amicably fired me — a real tragedy […]

Weather prediction not difficult

By Bob Huber: PNT Columnist You’d think America’s scientists would have better things to do than conduct fruitless research into global warming and the expanding universe. Instead they should tackle problems vital to the nation’s welfare, such as when to stop mowing our lawns. A few years ago my attention became focused on cutting grass […]

Aug. 27, 2006 Creative Living

Information on cooking with potatoes, making decorative fireplace screens, and easy-to-prepare recipes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Marcie Rothman represents the Oregon Potato Commission located in Portland, […]

Wedding: Gamble/Prothro

Ziggy Gamble of Austin and George Michael Prothro of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 12 at the Blackwater Draw Archacological Site. The Rev. James Laljer performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mary Marquis and Gene Crown of Texas. She is the granddaughter of Theodore and Elizabeth Marquis of Riverdale, Md. The […]

Zias handed sobering road loss

Freedom Newspapers LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team fell to 1-2 in a season-opening tournament at Colorado Christian on Saturday, losing to Western State (Colo.) 30-22, 30-19, 26-30, 26-30, 17-15. The Zias, who defeated Chadron State in four games and lost to Upper Iowa in five on Friday, were slated to […]

Wedding: Heflin/Ash

Ashley Cherise Heflin of Portales and Ryan Curtis Ash of Lockhart, Texas were joined in marriage April 7, at the Southside Chuch of Christ in Portales. Brother Tim Watts performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Harold and Eloise of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Blanche Muse and the late Stanley Muse […]

Aug. 27, 2006 Club Notes

Altrusa International, Inc. of Portales met Aug. 14, in the Sandia Room at the ENMU Campus Union Building with 23 members and six guests present. Beverly Bennett, president, presided over the business meeting and conducted the opening ceremonies. Jo Nell Brooks gave the Altrusa Accent on “The Importance of Teachers.” Vaunceil Turnbough, secretary, read the […]