ENMU Briefs Oct. 7

Wagon Wheel game set for Saturday

The annual Wagon Wheel football game against West Texas A&M University is at 6 p.m. Saturday at Greyhound Stadium at Blackwater Draw. Undefeated WT is ranked in the top five in NCAA II.

Lecture focuses on Southwest plants

Author Bill Dunmire will discuss how plants and foods made their way from Spain to the Southwest, and how Native Americans integrated the new crops and foods into their own cultures at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Sandia Room.

Dunmire spent 28 years with the National Park Service, retiring as superintendent of Carlsbad Caverns and the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. He is currently a full-time writer, lecturer, and professional photographer, with recent research trips to Spain, Mexico and throughout the Southwest.

Information: 562-2451.

Peanut Valley Festival approaches

The annual Peanut Valley Festival is set for 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 18 and from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University.

The space rental fee for food vendors is $125. The booth rental fee for craft vendors is $100 for approximately 10 square feet, or $10 for a table.

Food vendors should contact Tracy Henderson at tracy.henderson@enmu.edu or 562-2631.

Craft vendors should contact the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce at 356-8541. The registration from for craft vendors is at www.portales.com.

Information tables (nothing for sale) on the south patio are available for free. For more information, e-mail tracy.henderson@enmu.edu

Blackwater Draw Atlatl Throw set for Oct. 18

Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Anthropology and Applied Archaeology, Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site, and Mu Alpha Nu Anthropology Club announce the Eighth Annual Blackwater Draw Atlatl Throw on Oct. 18 at the Blackwater Draw Archaeological Site. The site is located along the road to Cannon Air Force Base (N.M. 467), about 6 miles north of Portales and 1 mile north of the turn to Oasis State Park.