Jan. 21, 2008 ENMU basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men Tarleton State (12-5, 0-2) at ENMU (4-12, 0-1) When: 8 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 95-3. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Texans have lost at home to Texas A&M-Kingsville 51-45 and at Angelo State 85-80 in four overtimes in South […]

Family, friends bid farewell to Carter

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Alva Carter was remembered as a dairyman, a business owner, and an educator. But family members and associates also honored him Monday as a family man, friend to the community and devout Christian. Nearly 700 people filled the floor of Greyhound Arena on Monday afternoon to pay respects to […]

Independence Day celebrated July 3

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer Portales residents started celebrating their independence a day earlier this year at the second annual Smokin 4th of July Bash on July 3. Slowly over the afternoon hours more than 150 people gathered at Greyhound Arena to enjoy the music, food and vendors at the bash.“It is doing pretty […]

Riders punctuate Pioneer nights

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Pro-Tour FMX is a Freestyle Motocross exhibition and demonstration team that will be perfoming nightly at the Mounted Patrol Arena during Pioneer Days this week. D.J. Umphres, the team leader and founder, is a former California State 4-Stroke Champion. Umphres said his team of daredevil riders have performed exciting and dangerous motorcycle tricks. Having performed […]

Las Vegas good for rodeo despite show business

By Baxter Black Hunter S. Thompson, in his book “Fear And Loathing in Las Vegas,” said, “Circus, Circus (a big casino in Las Vegas) is what the world would be like if the Third Reich had won!” Las Vegas is the equivalent of endlessly switching the cable channel on your television anytime between midnight and […]

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 […]

Fairgoers treated to update facilities

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Visitors to the 2007 Roosevelt County Fair will be treated to spruced-up fairgrounds. New bathrooms have been added, while those in the Pavilion have been refurbished. New air conditioning units have also been installed in the Pavilion. Several 4-H clubs in the area have worked on landscaping and beautification […]

May 16, 1982

• Three hundred sixty-seven students from Eastern New Mexico University received their degrees during graduation ceremonies held at Greyhound Arena. • Both the Portales girls and boys doubles tennis teams placed third at the New Mexico State Tennis Tournament in their respective divisions. • Short sleeve knit shirts were on sale, two for the price of one, at […]

Clovis’ Mounted Patrol Arena welcomes calf ropers

PNT Staff Report Hundreds of cowboys, both professional and amateur, will compete in calf-roping events this weekend. The third annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is being held Friday through Saturday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. According to event coordinator Joe Rhodes, 464 cowboys competed in the 2006 calf roping event. “Hopefully we […]

Zias to face Texas Woman’s

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers Texas Woman’s (10-11, 4-4 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (10-10, 1-7), 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: none. On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The teams meet last Thursday in Denton, Texas. The Pioneers scored the tying basket as time ran out in regulation and beat the Zias 85-79 […]

ENMU teams prepare for LCU

Freedom Newspapers ENMU BASKETBALL Men Lubbock Christian (6-3) at ENMU (5-5), 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmusports.com. Notes: ENMU’s last game was a 90-63 win at New Mexico Highlands on Dec. 18. The Chaparrals haven’t played since winning their Sooner Conference opener over Wayland Baptist 72-63 on Dec. […]

ENMU womens basketball at home

By Freedom Newspapers ENMU (5-1) vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State (1-6), 7 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: none. On the Net: www.enmusports.com. Notes: The teams met in the Zias’ season opener on Nov. 18 at Goodwell, Okla., with ENMU winning 64-57. That started the Lady Aggies on a six-game losing streak following a 78-41 rout […]

‘College Daze’ rodeo in town

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team hosts the 43rd annual ‘College Daze rodeo’ beginning tonight and continuing through Saturday at Lewis Cooper Arena in Portales. ENMU rodeo coach David Browder describes the rodeo as a family event. “For the three-day total there will be over 750 runs and rides out there for […]

‘Horsing’ around

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By Tonya Fennell and Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers With poise and confidence, Cindy Vaughan slowly led her horse into the arena at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Her light brown ringlets peeking out from a patriotic-themed helmet, the 45-year-old Clovis resident waited patiently to compete in the horsemanship at halter category. “I practice a lot,” she […]

Elida downs Floyd in comeback

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PNT Staff Report SAN JON — The Elida Tigers overcame a terrible start Thursday against Floyd in the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament to squeak out a 56-55 win. As the EPAC tournament moves to Greyhound Arena in Portales for the final two rounds, the win gives Elida (8-4) a chance to play for seventh […]

Governor donates funds to promote rodeo

Tony Parra and Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Gov. Bill Richardson plans to distribute more than $250,000 to counties across New Mexico to promote rodeo. Curry County will receive $50,000, according to a news release from the governor’s office. Eastern New Mexico University will receive $30,844 to improve its rodeo arena while Quay County will receive […]

Roosevelt County Fair Schedule

Roosevelt County Fair Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Monday (Entry Day) 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Booth setup, Home Arts Building. Noon-6 p.m.: Horticulture, 4-H Educational/Open/Junior Open entries, Youth Building. Noon-6 p.m.: Baking entries and Home Arts entries, Home Arts Building. Noon-6 p.m: Photography/Fine Arts entries (Pavilion). 7 p.m.: Judge booths, baking, food preservation, delicacies. Tuesday 9 a.m.: Judging […]

Auction taste of ranch business

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Even though the cow she raised sometimes nibbled on her hair, Chelsea Hinrichs suffered a little heartache when she had to sell it. That was the first time the Texico 14-year-old traded an animal for money in the annual Curry County Junior Livestock sale. Friday night, the 4-H competitor completed […]

Groups vocal against smokeless tobacco sponsorship

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A woman on horseback whipped around the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena on Friday night, the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. flag she held flapping almost regally in the wind. As a sponsor of the Pioneer Days Rodeo, the company is entitled to the display, said Dewey Pierce, captain of the […]

You can’t extinguish a stack of burning hay

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist Jessie Winchester wrote a song called “Mississippi on my Mind.” It contained the line, “Where the dogs are hungry all the time.” The same can be said about team-roping steers. They’re bred to stay thin and rarely are they overfed. Shannon had a little arena and always kept a handful […]