ENMU briefs — March 23

Events • Eastern New Mexico University is holding Eastern In Action, it’s second annual community service day, on April 16. Students, faculty and staff will band together to give back to the Portales community with their time and elbow grease. Community members can sign up for help from Eastern In Action by picking up forms […]

My turn: Skin color belies ancestry

You can’t judge a book by its cover and you can’t judge a person by their skin color, hair or eye color or even by their name. My grandson, Giovanni, is a “g

Peanut researchers focus on hardier crop

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Argen Duncan Area peanut researchers are focusing on developing varieties with disease resistance, drought tolerance, early maturity and peanuts with a long shelf life. Peanut breeder Naveen Puppala of the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Clovis and Soumailia Sanogo of NMSU’s Entomology, Plant Pathology and Weed Science Department discussed their work at […]

Local lawmakers reflect on session

Kevin Wilson New Mexico legislators left Santa Fe this weekend, and they are assuming they’ll be gone until September. “But we never know,” said Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs. The 60-day session closed Saturday, with some legislators touting local gains and bemoaning statewide disappointments. Legislators did send a $5.4 billion budget with more than $150 million […]

Floyd jamboree tradition continues

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Argen Duncan The annual Floyd Lions Country Jamboree is still going strong, and organizers say this year’s four-day event will be one of the best in its 61-year history. The show runs Thursday through Sunday with country and gospel music, cowboy poetry and comedic skits. The Citizen of the Year award for community service is […]

My turn: Dedicated to leave mark on world

I recently started looking for a catchy title for my column. I thought maybe it would be similar to the title of the blog that I also write. When I first started thinking about it, I remembered the words to one of my favorite poems. Poet Dylan Thomas wrote what has no official title but […]

Elida school news — March 22

Actiity schedule Today: Baseball vs. Grady, 3 p.m. doubleheader. Friday-Saturday: Baseball tournament at San Jon. Saturday: Future Farmers of America team goes to Los Cinco Amigos in Roswell.

Dora school news — March 22

FFA News Kit Pettigrew, sponsor of the Dora Future Farmers of America, is proud of the FFA teams representing Dora at the judging contest in Las Cruces, held March 11-12. Dora teams took the sweepstakes competition, with the following finishes: First place, Dairy, Land; second place, Home Site, Pasture & Range, Dairy Foods; third place, […]

Greyhounds postpone Tuesday game at N.M. Highlands

Eastern New Mexico has postponed its baseball game scheduled for Tuesday at New Mexico Highlands. The scheduled change was made due to a weather advisory calling for southwest winds between 30 and 45 mph and gusts between 55 and 70 mph. No makeup date has been scheduled. The Greyhounds return to action Friday at East […]

High wind, low humidity equals fire danger

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Dry winds and low humidity on the first full day of spring means an extreme fire danger in New Mexico. The National Weather Service has issued high wind warnings across the entire state Monday. Forecasters predict gusts of nearly 60 mph with blowing dust after noon. The wind advisory remains […]

Press release: Padgett adds three more Zia soccer recruits

PORTALES, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Todd Padgett has announced the signing of Kellie Hogan (GK, 5-11, Woods Cross, Utah/Woods Cross HS) and Paola Loya (5-6, F, Albuquerque, N.M./Albuquerque HS) to National Letters of Intent to play for the Zias in the upcoming season. Also joining the lineup will be Amber […]

Their view: Heroics in Japan is real news

Muleshoe pastor Curtis K. Shelburne writes weekly columns for the Clovis New Journal’s online edition. Here’s his most recent effort:

Social issues belong on backburner for now

Freedom New Mexico A few months ago, we wrote that tea party activists who focus on fiscal issues were in a tug of war with other conservatives more interested in “social issues” such as abortion and gay marriage. We said politicians who rode the tea party wave to power should concentrate on the economy and […]

Hounds add football game at Northwest Missouri

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has picked up a game against Mid-America Athletics Association power Northwest Missouri State for next season. The Greyhounds (5-6 in 2010) face the Bearcats, a 2010 NCAA Division II playoff semifinalist, in a noon (MDT) kickoff on Oct. 15 at Maryville, Mo. Northwest Missouri has been a Division […]

Pioneers thump Zias

Freedom New Mexico DENTON, Texas — Freshman first baseman Kaylyn Vranich drove in four runs with a pair of doubles and sophomore Kayla Williams came within an out of an abbreviated no-hitter on Saturday as Texas Woman’s thumped Eastern New Mexico University 11-3 to take the rubber match of the three-game Lone Star Conference South […]

Hounds, Jevelinas split

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Freedom New Mexico Senior first baseman Mitch Wolfe drove in six runs with a pair of homers and freshman Aaron Anderson pitched six effective innings to lift Eastern New Mexico University past Texas A&M-Kingsville 11-1 on Saturday at Greyhound Field for a split of their Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. ENMU (5-16, 3-12 LSC), which […]

ENMU springing into action

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Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University is offering many pairs of helping hands to the community with its Eastern in Action program again this year. With Eastern in Action, university students and employees do free yard work, painting, cleaning and other jobs for members of the Portales community not affiliated with ENMU. The work day […]

Tuesday morning briefing: School money, the home show and loyalty tests

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Vendors needed The annual Clovis Home and Garden Show is still seeking vendors. The show is April 9-10 at the Clovis Civic Center and was attended by an estimated 3,500 folks last year. Contact the Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexico for more […]

Honors — March 20

Lornez Patsy Lornez of Clovis was chosen “sweetheart” of Beta Phi held at Cotton Patch, Feb. 14 by her Beta Phi Sisters. She has been a member for 25 years, she has held all chapter positions, this year she is treasurer of the chapter, chaplain, and philanthropic chairman. —Submitted by Bev Miller