Proposed ethanol plant concerns neighbors

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Some days, a fine dust settles on her porch furniture and an odor washes through her neighborhood. “I used to think someone was baking beans,” Marilyn Dottle said. The dust — actually fine particles of grain — and the smell come from the ConAgra Trade Group grain elevator across […]

ENMU men place 8th, women 9th

ALBUQUERQUE — Junior Nimrod Lelei finished 12th in a field of 110 runners on Saturday as the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team finished eighth out of 13 full teams in the Lobo Invitational, hosted by the University of New Mexico. Lelei ran a time of 26 minutes, 17 seconds over eight kilometers […]

Dallas Baptist women top ENMU

DALLAS — Mandy Gomez scored twice in the second half on Saturday, rallying Dallas Baptist to a 3-2 victory over Eastern New Mexico in women’s college soccer. Trailing 1-0 midway through the first half, the Zias (3-4) got goals from freshman forward Leslie Weber and senior midfielder Anna Funck in a span of just over […]

Zias’ losing streak continues

CANYON, Texas — Southeastern Oklahoma kept the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team reeling on Saturday, sending the Zias to a 30-15, 25-30, 30-27, 30-23 setback in West Texas A&M’s Lady Buff Classic. After getting dominated in the first game, the Zias got five kills each from junior outside hitters Jessie Macknicki and Kari Adkins […]

Lady Rams take fifth at Roswell

Freedom Newspapers The Portales Lady Ram volleyball team placed fifth in the annual Zia Invitational volleyball tournament in Roswell over the weekend. The Lady Rams (7-3) were dropped into the consolation bracket immediately after losing to Los Alamos in the first round in five games; 21-25, 25-22, 12-25, 25-23, and 15-13. Portales head coach Ruth […]

Hounds held scoreless on the pitch

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers It took Texas A&M-International a while to get going, but once the Dustdevils broke through they turned its men’s soccer match against Eastern New Mexico University into a rout. Junior midfielder Raul Quinones took a through pass from Gregory Malumba in on ENMU goalkeeper Leif Craddock and beat him with […]

Portales observes Literacy Day

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Literacy Day was celebrated Friday as volunteers from the Portales Altrusa Club and Eastern New Mexico University’s Zia basketball team visited Portales schools and childcare centers to read to the students. According to a press release from the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy, the day has been set aside […]

9-11 history still evolving

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Five years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the event Americans call 9/11 is still affecting people’s lives. According to local historians, the event is probably still in search of its place and perspective in history. “It really made us aware that we […]

Foster grandparent program benefits many in community

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer For some families, grandparents are the ties that bind a family together. But that blood-bond isn’t there for every child. In Portales that’s where a special group of volunteers steps up to the plate. Today is Grandparents Day and local school faculty and staff from the Community Services Center […]

Some tragedies one never forgets

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Historic events good and bad stick in our memories but tragic historic events and where we were as they happened are burned onto our souls. So it seems with Sept. 11, 2001. Anyone who was school-age or older can quickly recall the horrible details of that day, the despair […]

Military must expect ordinarily extraordinary days

By Anita Doberman: Guest Columnist Ordinary days in the life of military spouses are anything but ordinary. We are used to last-minute cancellations, constant change of plans and unexpected emergencies. A few weeks ago, I dealt with such an emergency. My husband is a typical “military guy.” He claims to never get sick, meaning he […]

America has ability to withstand all attempts at harm

Editorial It is hard now to remember the feeling that swept over our country five years ago Monday. Our country, our people, had suffered a devastating and destructive attack by a shadowy but malignant force whose motivations we struggled to try to understand. In the aftermath, however, we were all Americans together, all determined to […]

Zia losing skid hits seven

Freedom Newspapers CANYON, Texas — If nothing else, Texas-Permian Basin proved Thursday’s 3-2 volleyball win over Eastern New Mexico University was no fluke. The Lady Falcons (4-7) beat ENMU in five games again on Friday in the Lady Buff Invitational, hosted by West Texas A&M. This time, they had to come from a 2-1 deficit, […]

Mead helps Clovis contain La Cueva

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By Greg Price: Freedom Newspapers After going scoreless in the first half, the Clovis Wildcats exploded in the final two periods en route to a 31-13 victory over La Cueva Friday night at Leon Williams Stadium. Senior running back Brian Mead scored all four of Clovis’ touchdowns and finished with 26 carries for 165 yards […]

“Check” yourself to be safe

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Tearing up a check made out in your name for thousands of dollars would be a hard thing for most people to do. Tearing it up could be the wisest course of action to avoid being scammed, say law enforcement and banking officials. Scams, particularly those involving fake lottery […]

College funds may hold despite enrollment drops

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Colleges and universities in New Mexico that experienced drops in enrollment may not be penalized, according to New Mexico Higher Education Department Secretary Beverlee McClure. The Department is considering a provision that would shelter college and university budgets for one year, according to higher education officials who met Friday at […]

Defense motions denied

Freedom Newspapers Motions by the defense team for a Cannon airman charged with murder in connection with the death of his wife were denied during a hearing held this week at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a press release. Defense counsel on Thursday requested a Cannon judge hold a new Article 32 investigation, or […]

Zias lose to UTPB, slide extends to fifth straight

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The University of Texas-Permian Basin Lady Falcons (3-7) defeated the Eastern New Mexico Zias (3-7) in five games Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. The two meet again today. The Lady Falcons took a quick lead in the first game, before the Zias reeled off four consecutive points, and took […]

Zia soccer falls to Midwestern State

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State’s Ashley Hornisher scored off a penalty kick early in the second overtime Thursday to lift the Mustangs to a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. Hornisher took a pass inside the penalty box from teammate Kari Bristow and […]

Northeastern steamrolls Hounds in opener

Freedom Newspapers TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior running back Erick Hatchett and junior wide receiver Jarrett Byers scored three touchdowns apiece and Northeastern State ran away to a 42-7 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday in a Lone Star Conference crossover football game. The Redmen (1-1), winners in only five games over John Horner’s […]