Greyhounds take ninth in rodeo

Freedom Newspapers Cousins Clay Kozba and Stetson Herrera accounted for all of Eastern New Mexico University’s scoring, leading the Greyhounds to a ninth-place finish with 155 points in the school’s College Daze Rodeo over the weekend at Lewis Cooper Arena. Kozba, a junior from Brighton, Colo., was third in calf-roping, scoring 70 points, while Herrera, […]

Disability helps specialist relate

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Instead of settling into retirement and putting up his feet after 26 years in the Air Force, John Prater headed to the college classroom. However, somewhere along the way he began to suffer the effects of memory loss brought on by a chemical imbalance in his brain. Extensive time at […]

Lottery enables educational endeavors

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer In December Kendall Sisneros of Albuquerque will be the first member on either side of her family to graduate from college. She said it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the Lottery Success Scholarship Program. “It’s enabled me to go to college,” said Sisneros, a history major. […]

Insurance beneficiaries need clearly defined

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Service members, particularly Reserve and National Guard, might not understand yet how their military insurance has been enhanced to cover traumatic injury, whether suffered in war or at home even while off duty. The new Traumatic Injury Protection under Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) is still referred to as “Wounded […]

Joke provides no shortage of punch lines

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM Columnist I’ll rarely say or write something amusing to friends that won’t result in some type of laughter, even if it’s out of pity. Sometimes, I’ll get something I didn’t expect — an endorsement. I wrote something mildly amusing to a friend and she told me, “You should be a standup […]

Chavez’s antics shouldn’t be taken lightly

By Freedom Newspapers Despite the oppressive nature of his totalitarian government, Cuba’s Fidel Castro still gets a warm welcome in the United States by many American leftists. But as Castro fades, the revolutionary left needs a new hero — and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez apparently is fitting the bill. We couldn’t help but chuckle at […]

Transition under way at Cannon

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base’s mission transition to the 16th Special Operations Wing has already begun, according to base commander Col. Scott West. West, who has served as the 27th Fighter Wing’s commander for eight months, presented an informational slide show to city and county officials during a quarterly joint luncheon […]

Late drive drops Hounds to 1-2

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — In a game of ebb and flow, it looked like Eastern New Mexico University’s football team would ride out the last wave. Central Oklahoma controlled most of the first half, while the Greyhounds had the better of it for much of the second — until junior quarterback […]

Zias win in five against UT-Permian Basin

Freedom Newspapers ODESSA, Texas — The third time proved to be the charm for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki had team highs of 20 kills and 27 digs as the Zias beat Texas-Permian Basin 27-30, 30-28, 30-25, 26-30, 16-14. ENMU (5-12) had lost two previous five game matches […]

Hounds drop conference game to Midwestern State

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team easily played better than it did in an early-season loss to Midwestern State at Wichita Falls, Texas. Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, the result was the same — a shutout loss. The Mustangs, who won the team’s first matchup 6-0, scored twice in the first half […]

United Way events calendar

Freedom Newspapers United Way of Eastern New Mexico is holding the “Changing Lives Showcase” to demonstrate how United Way contributions are working in the community. It will be taking place through the month of October. The public is invited to the following events. Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties • House Raising — […]

High school pepped for homecoming

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Controlled chaos reigns as the Portales High School Student council prepares for the upcoming activities that will celebrate homecoming week. Choosing the theme, Wild West, the student council has planned theme days for the students, said Bill Strong, a co-sponsor for the PHS student council. “This homecoming is going […]

Lelei finishes 12th, Greyhounds third at NMSU meet

Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — Junior Nimrod Lelei finished sixth and sophomore Felix Boit was 12th in New Mexico State’s Kachina Classic cross country meet on Saturday, leading the Greyhounds to a third-place team finish. Lelei placed sixth with a tiime of 23 minutes, 4.3 seconds — behind five runners from team champion Texas-El Paso, […]

Broncos rout Pine Hill for first victory

Freedom Newspapers Senior running back Jason Martinez ran for three touchdowns and threw for three more for 291 yards of total offense as the Floyd Broncos earned their first win of the season in Albuquerque Saturday afternoon, 60-14 over Pine Hill. “We played better than we have all year,” Floyd head coach Rafael Royball said. […]

UCO nips Greyhounds

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — So close, but yet so far. Central Oklahoma quarterback Ryan O’Hara led a 12-play, 89-yard drive in the final three minutes, throwing a 7-yard touchdown pass to Marcellus Parker with 26 seconds left to boost the Bronchos to a 19-16 win over Eastern New Mexico University on […]

Plans progress for downtown revitalization

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Revitalization plans for downtown Portales have shown recent progress, and parties involved in several projects say the next 12-18 months could bring big changes. Plans by the Portales MainStreet organization and the city of Portales to refurbish the historic Yam Movie Palace on Main Street are coming together quickly […]

ENMU kicks off homecoming week

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer “Under the Big Top” is the theme for this year’s Eastern New Mexico University homecoming, set to kickoff on Monday. This will be the 68th year of homecoming at ENMU, said Janice Cowen, alumni affairs coordinator. Among Friday’s activities will be the dedication of the new KENW Broadcast Center […]

Southern composure is fleeting at times

By Anita Doberman: Columnist If there is one thing that I learned living in the South, it’s that a Southern lady maintains control no matter how badly her children act. A few weeks ago, after an absence of almost five years, I embarked on a trip to Rome with my children. I was determined to […]

Religion, politics don’t belong together

By Tibor Machan: Freedom Communications A wonderful aspect of a free, capitalist society is that nearly everything is privately owned. That applies to churches. They are owned by the order — Roman Catholics, Methodists, Baptists, Muslims and all the more than 4,000 different religious groups that exist now in the United States — or by […]

U.N. General Assembly serves as reminder that world is crazy place

Editorial The opening days of the United Nations’ General Assembly debate were unusually entertaining last week. Americans heard Iran’s militant Islamic President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rant about the evils of Zionism and Venezuela’s leftist President Hugo Chavez refer to President George W. Bush as the “devil.” Such colorful discussions among world leaders don’t take place every […]