Zias making strides

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Clarence Plank Zias junior middle blocker Kristen Beck posted a match-high 14 kills as Eastern New Mexico University beat Texas A&M-Kingsville 27-25, 25-17, 19-25, 25-23 on Thursday at Greyhound Arena. ENMU, trying to end a run of five consecutive losing seasons, improved to 12-11 (4-5 Lone Star Conference) with the win over the Javelinas (9-11, […]

Food bank seeks donation needed for expansion

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Liliana Castillo The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico received a donation of $150,000. There’s one catch; it needs to match it by Dec. 1. Executive Director Nancy Taylor said the money was donated by a foundation in Texas that wishes to remain anonymous. Taylor said money will be used toward refrigeration expansion. The food […]

Press release: ENMU athletics announces progress of “Win for Wallis” campaign

PORTALES, N.M.— Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced that supporters of the “Win for Wallis” Campaign have combined to pledge $10.03 per point that the Greyhound Football team scores this season. The initiative was designed to raise money for Greyhound defensive coordinator Todd Wallis’ daughter, Lauren, who was born on […]

Congregation celebrates church’s 100-year milestone

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Argen Duncan Central Christian Church predates New Mexico’s statehood, as pastor David McVey points out. The church on Main Street was established in 1910, while New Mexico became a state in 1912. The congregation celebrated their 100th anniversary Sunday. “We just wanted to mark that milestone, celebrate 100 years of service and ministry in the […]

ENMU students stay up for charity

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University students plan to be up all night writing, with no homework involved. The college’s student government and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital out of Memphis, Tenn. have teamed up for a fundraising event called “Up ‘Til Dawn,” to be held at the Campus Union Building. From 8 p.m. Friday […]

Their turn: Chandler dedicated to fighting crime

Clovis’ Michael Reeves, a New Mexico law officer for 27 years, weighs in on the state’s attorney general race in this letter to the editor: My first recollection of Matt Chandler is when I saw him as a small child peering over the dash of his father Caleb’s police unit. As is often the case […]

Executive order not quick fix for education

Freedom New Mexico It’s hard to get too excited about the executive order President Obama signed Wednesday. The order renews the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and came two weeks before an election in which Hispanics and other traditional Democratic Party supporters have voiced dissatisfaction with the administration and party candidates. It […]

My turn: Local entertainment tips sought

Alisa Boswell It suddenly hit me this morning as I sat down to write my fourth event article for the last week that my life has become a portal for local entertainment. But it also occurred to me that I really don’t mind. In fact, I enjoy it. I am a person who enjoys various […]

Meetings watch: Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority

At the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting Thursday in Portales City Hall, authority representatives: • agreed to allow lobbyist John Ryan to plan a local Nov. 4 event in which stakeholders in the Ute Water Pipeline would give testimony about themselves and the need for the pipeline and the $25 million the authority […]

Friday morning briefing: Trick-or-Treat news, a few good men and a crisis

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Trick-or-Treat Yes, it’s true. City officials in Clovis and Portales confirm that Trick-or-Treating will take place Oct. 31 this year even though it is a Sunday. Have fun, kids. A few good men Eastern New Mexico University’s theater department will perform “You’re a Good […]

Area farmers: More dryland corn grown for grain

Argen Duncan Roosevelt and Curry county farmers grew more dryland corn for grain this year and they expect the trend to continue. Also, corn silage, the biggest use of locally grown corn, had varied yields this year. Silage goes to feed dairy cattle, while grain corn may be used for ethanol production, livestock feed or […]

Hounds fall at WT, 3-0

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, TEXAS — West Texas A&M scored three goals in the final 15 minutes and beat Eastern New Mexico University 3-0 on Wednesday in a Lone Star Conference men’s soccer match. Dominic Furness scored twice for the Buffaloes (8-5-1, 2-3 LSC) with the final score coming on a penalty kick with 3:41 […]

Press release: Brooks Selected as LSC Offensive Player of the Week

PORTALES, N.M.— Freshman defender Jehmaine Brooks (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Notre Dame Catholic Secondary) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, for his outstanding play against Texas A&M International University and St. Mary’s. He joins Kal Herbert (So., M, Willaston […]

Candidate Q&A: State representative District 63

Kevin Wilson An open seat in the New Mexico Legislature is between a Santa Rosa business owner and a former House of Representatives page and Senate employee. The District 63 seat, currently held by Democrat Joe Campos, is open following Campos’ unsuccessful lieutenant governor bid. Democrat George Dodge Jr. of Santa Rosa and Republican Melinda […]

Ticket feature: CCC students to perform in play

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Freedom New Mexico A New Mexico original will take to the stage of Marshall Middle School 7 p.m. Saturday night. The second installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, Albuquerque’s Vortex Theatre will perform “Ultima” with a cast that includes four Clovis students. Written by Santa Rosa Native Rudolfo Anaya, “Bless Me, Ultima” tells […]

Working animals help with ranch

Glenda Price One of the grandest sights in the world, in my opinion, is watching a cow dog at work. A bird dog is just as neat. Riding a champion cutting horse or barrel racing horse is an extra special thrill because you and the animal are doing something exciting together. Guide dogs that work […]

My turn: Red bean recipe will have you wanting more

Argen Duncan Joe Blair, a life-long Portales resident and World War II veteran, told me you can’t have just one bowl of his red beans. Here’s how Joe does it: First, he doesn’t believe in soaking the beans. Put 2 cups of beans in a pressure cooker with a 2-inch chunk of salt pork. Add […]

ENMU students to perform ‘Peanuts’ production

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By Alisa Boswell: PNT staff writer So much talent showed up for auditions, Eastern new Mexico University’s production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” features a double cast production. The musical opens today. Steven Roberts, director of the production, said one set of actors will be performing Thursday and Saturday and another set on […]

Thursday morning briefing: Local military operations and a question of debates

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Military operations A heads-up from Cannon AFB, where they are conducting an Operational Readiness Exercise through Oct. 29. It means increased activity including sirens or simulated explosions.Anyone living on or visiting the base should note that traffic delays, closures or limited services. For questions, […]

Fishing report – Oct. 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCT. 20, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cimarron […]