It’s Their Job: Danette McGuire

Name: Danette McGuire Job: Career development coordinator, a new position at the Counseling and Career Services at Eastern New Mexico University. Background: McGuire attended New Mexico State University and earned her bachelor’s degree in family science and master’s degree in agricultural education. She worked in the youth development field for 15 years. Time on the […]

City holding workshop on water reuse

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The city of Portales is exploring all options for effective water use — and reuse. City council members will hold a 5 p.m. workshop today at city hall to explore water reuse and how it could apply to the city’s current wastewater plant and the one planned for two […]

Sept. 23, 2008 Anniversaries

Dickenson Jim and Joanne (Miller) Dickenson of Melrose celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday at the Melrose Senior Citizens Center. The celebration was hosted by their family. The couple was married Sept. 21, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nev. They have four children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a rancher. She is an archaeologist.

College professors take part in national program on history

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer It’s not often that the teacher becomes the student, but it’s been happening for the past two summers in Portales. As part of a U.S. Department of Education program, Eastern New Mexico University history professor Don Elder and Clovis Community College history professor Mike Powers are giving Portales area […]

Residents unsure how federal bailout will work

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The financial markets reflected a general feeling of unease and skepticism felt by many over the government’s proposed $700 billion bailout plan to buy bank’s mortgage debts. Worries that the rescue package would cost too much, drive up inflation, swell the already-bloated deficit and hurt the ailing economy also […]

Lions hustle Hounds in LSC crossover

Freedom New Mexico COMMERCE, Texas — Junior wide receiver Willie Thornton caught four touchdown passes, including a 98-yarder on the first play after an Eastern New Mexico University punt was downed at the 2, and Texas A&M-Commerce rolled to a 38-14 Lone Star Conference crossover win over the Greyhounds Saturday night. Thornton finished with seven […]

Cannon airmen pitch in to help Portales Baptist Children’s Home

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico With a handful of staff members including house parents, there aren’t enough people to perform regular maintenance needed on about 12 buildings at the Portales Baptist Children’s Home, according to Program Director Dent McGill. And there certainly isn’t enough time and people to convert a laundry room into a […]

Livestock board omits horse tax

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer Horse owners in eastern New Mexico can look forward to a tax break this year due to an oversight by the New Mexico Livestock Board. Because of an accounting error, there will be no livestock board tax on horses in New Mexico for 2008 — horse owners will only […]

Financial advisors: Stay in market

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Remember to have a long-term view. That’s the advice area financial advisors are giving their clients as daily news coverage highlights financial woes in the U.S. markets. This week, the nation watched unprecedented upheaval in the markets, marked by several 100-point gains and losses in the Dow Jones industrials, […]

Events Calendar Sept. 21

Monday Peanut Field Day — 8-8:30 a.m. Registration at Eastern New Mexico University Farm in Portales. Tour of ENMU farm, followed by tour of Joel Shearer Farm near Texico. Information: Patrick Kircher, 760-5597; Mark Marsalis, 799-6448; or Naveen Puppala, 693-9094. Tuesday City Council — 5 p.m. Work session. Discussion of water reuse and desalination. City […]

Clovis hires city engineer

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis has hired a Jacksonville, Fla., man to fill the newly created city engineer position that oversees the Public Works Department. Justin Howalt will begin work Jan. 5, according to a Friday news release. The city commission approved a restructuring of the Public Works Department during […]

Regents vote in support of bond

PNT Staff The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Friday voted in favor of a resolution supporting Government Obligation Bond D. The bond will be on the Nov. 4 election ballot. It would provide $12 million for ENMU, including: • $9 million for the technology building • $2 million for infrastructure • $1 […]

Hounds have hands full with Texas A&M—Commerce

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico In a battle of projected Lone Star Conference division winners, Texas A&M-Commerce didn’t come out too well last week. The Lions, North Division favorites, fell behind 35-0 at halftime and absorbed a 45-14 shellacking at the hands of No. 4 Abilene Christian, the projected South winner. Never mind that, […]

Weather and darkness contribute to Hound soccer draw

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Darkness was setting in, and both teams were trying to sneak in a goal. Neither did, so Eastern New Mexico University and Missouri Southern settled for a scoreless tie in a weather-shortened Southwest Soccer Conference match at the ENMU pitch. For the Lions (0-6-1, 0-1-1 SSC), the tie provided […]

Homecoming colors

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico With homecoming games just around the corner, mums will soon be blossoming across the eastern New Mexico. As homecoming nears, area florists are stocking up on extra ribbons in Wildcat purple, Texico green, Grady blue, Portales red, Melrose maroon and others, as well as silk chrysanthemum flowers. Starting around […]

‘College Daze’ kicks off

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team has been busy for days, rounding up calves and steers, and getting ENMU’s Lewis Cooper rodeo arena ready for this weekend’s annual College Daze Rodeo. The first rodeo of the season began Thursday evening at Lewis Cooper Arena, and ENMU rodeo athletes […]

Clovis gets ready for plenty of bull

By Eric Butler Sometimes it’s not easy working your way to the top of the Professional Bull Riders circuit. Just ask cousins Sterling Bowers and Rusty Patrick, a pair of Texico residents, who recently met up with six other cowboys in Oklahoma and drove some 900 miles to a tiny town (Herreid, pop. 466) in […]

Falcons hold off Cougars

USAF photo: John Van Winkle U.S. Air Force Academy defensive end Jake Paulson latches onto Houston quarterback Case Keenum for a sack on Sept. 13 in Dallas. Paulson ended the game with 2.5 sacks and seven tackles as the Falcons upped their record to 3-0 with a win over Houston. By Maj. Brett Ashworth: U.S. […]

Sept. 19, 2008 Sports Briefs

Saturday Nine Pin No Tap Night — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Get an automatic strike every time you score nine pins or more. Cost is $2 per game. Sunday Football Frenzy — 11 a.m., The End Zone Ladd and Lassie — 1 p.m., shotgun start. Entry fee is $7 per person. Nine hole scramble.

Sept. 19, 2008 What's Happening

Friday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing. Featuring DJ Damage. Open to the public. Civilians must use West gate and be 21 years of age with I.D. Information: 784-2853. Open Recreation — 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for tweens and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for teens. Activities include: Game challenge, […]