Zia volleyball begins new era

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Kim Falkenhagen era in Eastern New Mexico University volleyball begins immediately. Falkenhagen replaces 20-year Zias coach Mike Maguire, who gave up the post after last season, and she takes over a squad that was picked to finish last in the 13-team Lone Star Conference preseason poll a couple […]

Area couples tapped as pioneers

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Roosevelt County Pioneers welcomed four new members, and countless stories, as Buster and Joann Blakey were honored, along with Elton and Ruby Parkinson at the Jake Lopez building at the Roosevelt County fairgrounds Thursday morning. “What it meant to me is to reminisce and go back through their […]

Dawg Days kick off

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer If you set foot on the Eastern New Mexico University campus this weekend, you’ll probably be asking yourself, “Who let the dawgs out”, as ENMU’s freshman orientation program, Dawg Days, sends the green newcomers to various get acquainted events. “It gets them involved in the campus,” Rebecca Valdez, co-director […]

Special Operations Command plans squadron’s move

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Under its new mission, Cannon Air Force Base airmen will be fighting the war on terrorism from a distance. Air Force Special Operations Command said it is moving to Cannon a squadron of MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle personnel capable of conducting reconnaissance and warfare halfway across the globe as […]

In tribute: Hauptmann loses battle to cancer

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Giving back to his local community and fellow man was central to Rick Hauptmann’s being. An accountant by trade, he devoted himself to civic work through a long list of organizations including United Way, Rotary, the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, Roosevelt County Literacy Council, Eastern New Mexico University […]

It’s Their Job: Gene Bundy

Name: Gene Bundy Occupation: Special Collections Librarian at Eastern New Mexico University Time on the Job: 12 years Background: Bundy has been a student, custodian and also worked in retail sales for 20 years. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Anything that you do in the library, you do here, check books in and […]

Life meant be be lived

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Remember those wonderful childhood dreams … when I grow up, I’m going to be …? As a small child I dreamed of my knight in shining armor sweeping me away on that beautiful white charger. That “someday” finally came for me. I married my tall, dark and handsome knight and […]

Bad writers provide source of entertainment

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Like many aspiring writers, I turn to the works of some of the most brilliant writers of our time for inspiration. I also turn to some of the worst writers of our time for inspiration — or at least for consolation, knowing that my writing couldn’t be any worse. Every […]

Government’s actions miscarriage of power

Editorial One news story painted last week’s conviction of terrorism suspect Jose Padilla as “a significant victory for the Bush administration.” It was far from that. If anything, it was a repudiation of the way the administration handled his case. Padilla, 36, is the former Chicago gang member who converted to Islam and became sympathetic […]

Aug. 24, 1965

• The Portales Chapter of DeMolay recently had their official visit from the State Master Councilor DeMolay Jim Flagstead, of Albuquerque. • Shurfine Cake Mixes were on sale at Parkway Super Market, 4 for $1. • The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound Basketball team had 19 scheduled games for the 1965- 1966 season.

Hound soccer vows to best polls

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Leif Craddock is tired of losing. One of six players remaining from Eastern New Mexico University men’s first soccer squad in 2004, Craddock realizes it’s now or never for his group. “We definitely have to get the monkey off our back,” said the senior goalie, who earned All-Southwest Soccer Conference […]

Pigs on parade

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By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Ten-year-old Daniel James hasn’t had an easy life but it was hard to tell Wednesday as the ruddy-faced youngster beamed to the crowd from the show ring where he was showing his first hog. Daniel was excited as his pig Donkey (after the ‘Shrek” movie character) was penned by […]

Color displayed at flower show

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter A myriad of flowers of all types and colors were on display at the Roosevelt County Fair on Wednesday. Hosted by the Portales Woman’s Club, flower show entries included dahlias, roses, gladiolas, Gerberas, trumpet vines, geraniums, among other varieties, along with a few plants. Arliss Spinks returned to the […]

Portales police target school zone law violators

By Karl Terry, PNT managing editor With the start of school last week the Portales Police Department has cracked down on school zone violations as it does every year but the efforts in the area of Portales High School has drawn a mixed reaction. Capt. Lonnie Berry, spokesperson for the PPD, confirmed that police had […]

Aug. 23, 1965

• Broom corn season is in full swing with hopes of continuing until frost. According to the New Mexico Employment Service in Portales 200 workers were sent to the field this morning. • A 24 ounce can of Rexall Spray Starch was on sale for 49 cents at Alexander’s New Mexico Drug Company. • A […]

ENMU receives nursing grant

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Higher Education Department has awarded Eastern New Mexico University in Portales $239,000 for the 2007-08 fiscal year for expansion of its nursing program. Leslie Paternoster, new director of ENMU’s nursing program, says the grant will help Eastern address a critical nursing shortage. “We are preparing associate degree nurses for […]

Former area publisher promoted

Freedom Newspapers The Orange County (Calif.) Register named a newspaper veteran from Arizona as its new publisher Wednesday as N. Christian Anderson III prepares to leave after 27 years with the newspaper and its parent company. Anderson will leave the newspaper Sept. 15. He will be replaced by Terry Horne, publisher of the East Valley […]

Zia soccer starts fresh

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team will take on a bit of a different look this fall. Four players who were original members of the squad in 2003 have graduated, including all-time leading scorer Megan Dozier. The Zias enter the season not knowing where their goals are going […]

Clovis officials express plant water concerns

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers The city of Clovis will give 20 acres of county land it plans to purchase to a New Jersey energy company for its biogas facility under a plan proposed to the Clovis City Commission. During a special meeting Tuesday, the Clovis City Commission approved the introduction of an ordinance to […]

Judges inspect fair entries

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Before the Roosevelt County Fair officially opens to the public, a flurry of activity takes place behind the scenes as the various indoor entries are judged. The home arts department was busy on Tuesday morning as the judging took place. Everything from quilts to baking to woodworking items were […]