Hanging of the greens

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Angel, 4, of the Christian Children’s Home in Portales frosts a cookie Tuesday at Eastern New Mexico University Association of Student Affairs hanging of the greens event at ENMU’s College Union Building. Director of Student Activities and Organization Tracy Henderson said the annual event pairs children from local children’s homes with a sponsor to give […]

Portales man reflects on 50 years with children’s home

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Jack Self has put his heart into serving at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home for 50 years. He said he was driven by the “satisfaction of seeing children grow up and make citizens of themselves and knowing that they’re assets to their community now instead of liabilities.” Self […]

Texas Christian thrashes Falcons

USAF photo: Tech. Sgt. Julie Briden-Garcia Air Force Falcon tailback Asher Clark fumbles the ball, forcing a scramble during the game. Texas Christian University beat Air Force, 44-10 in Amon G. Carter Stadium at Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday. By Maj. Brett Ashworth: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — […]

Christian comedy singer performing

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Freedom New Mexico Greg Strange, a Christian comedian and songwriter, will perform today at First Christian Church. During his current two-week tour, Strange has performed in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and in Colorado. Strange, who calls himself a Christian version of “Weird” Al Yankovic, began touring as Mr. Strange 17 years ago. Prior to that, Strange […]

Lubbock Christian beats Zias in four games

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Lubbock Christian fought off Eastern New Mexico University in the second game, then dominated the rest of the way to hand the Zias a 22-25, 26-24, 25-16, 25-12 setback Tuesday night in non-conference volleyball. The Lady Chaps (25-1), ranked 24th in the NAIA, were coming off a five-game win over […]

Zias fall to NAIA No. 24 Lubbock Christian

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Lubbock Christian, ranked No. 24 in NAIA volleyball, continued its hot streak Tuesday night with a 25-19, 25-22, 25-16 victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. The Lady Chaps (18-1), extended their match winning streak to 12. The last six of those have been by 3-0 counts. Still, […]

Fourth-ranked Abilene Christian cruises past Greyhounds

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BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo knew it would be tough for his team to just line up and play with fourth-ranked Abilene Christian, so he decided to throw a few things at the Wildcats. Like an onside kick to start the game (it didn’t work), a 2-point conversion off the […]

Hounds get set for No. 4 Abilene Christian

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior nose guard Ronald Green says he enjoys a challenge, and he’ll get one in Abilene Christian running back Bernard Scott when the teams open Lone Star Conference South Division play today at Blackwater Draw. The Wildcats (3-0), No. 4 in NCAA Division II, feature […]

Abilene Christian takes Zias in three games

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team entered Lone Star Conference South Division play on a bit of a roll Thursday night, but the Zias couldn’t keep it going. Abilene Christian had its hands full with ENMU most of the way, but the Wildcats rallied from an 18-13 deficit late […]

Portales Christian band’s music on the rise

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales Christian rock band Third Morning Rise is making a name for itself after only a year playing together. The four-member band is leaving for the Christian music festival Rock the Desert in Midland, Texas, today where crowds are expected to number 50,000 or more. The members admit they’re […]

It’s Their Job: Malisa Williams

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Malisa WilliamsJob: Williams is a crisis pregnancy counselor at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home. All of the children at the home are there voluntarily by their parent’s choice. It is operated by the Church of Christ and has been in Roosevelt County for 55 years. Crisis pregnancy counseling […]

Wedding: Stone/Partin

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Kristen Renee Stone of Adrian, Mo., and Benjamin Riley Partin of Adrian, Mo., were joined in marriage April 19, 2008, at Adrian Christian Church. The Rev. Paul Burhart performed the formal ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Randall and Lori Stone of Greenwood, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Lorraine Carter of Springfield, Mo., […]

Clovis Christian seniors graduate

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A teary-eyed Amanda Riley said sometimes unanswered prayers are a good thing. The 2008 Clovis Christian School class salutatorian said her unsuccessful attempt at graduating early last year was a blessing because she was able to get better acquainted with her classmates. “The unity of this class is irreplaceable,” […]

Partin/Huddleston Wedding

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Emily Partin of Lubbock and Jeff Huddleston of Clovis were joined in marriage Jan. 19, 2008, at Central Christian Church in Portales. The bride’s brother, Rev. Ben Partin, performed the formal ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Karla Partin of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Fletcher a nd Paula Walker of […]

Mime troupe interprets Christian music

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Editor’s Note: The N.M. Baptist Children’s Home identifies the children who live there with only first names and last name initials to the media. When Toni K. wants to share God’s love, she puts her hands and heart into her musical message. The 15-year-old, ninth-grade student is a member […]

PHS speech team headed to nationals

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Christian Townsend is learning the art of “polite” persuasion by watching C-SPAN and the technicalities of structuring a powerful deliverance by studying Martin Luther King Jr’s famous, “I Have a Dream” speech. Townsend is one of four Portales High School students who have qualified to compete in the National […]

Abilene Christian sweeps ENMU Zias

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Second baseman Jackie Gentile drove in five runs her first two homers of the season, backing Kim McDonald’s four-hit pitching as Abilene Christian beat Eastern New Mexico University 9-0 for a sweep of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader. In the first game, Michelle Anderson’s pinch-hit, three-run […]

ENMU holds off Abilene Christian

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Sophomore shortstop Casandra McCommons blasted a three-run homer and Eastern New Mexico University took advantage of five Abilene Christian errors for eight unearned runs Friday in an 8-5 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over the Wildcats. With two out in the top of the third, Rebecca Quinones reached […]

Stone/Partin engagement

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Randall and Lori Stone of Greenwood, Mo., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kristen Stone of Adrian, Mo., to Ben Partin of Adrian, son of Jerry and Karla Partin of Portales. The couple will exchange vows Saturday, April 19, 2008, at Adrian Christian Church. A reception will follow at the church reception […]

Hounds salvage win at Abilene Christian

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — First baseman Allen Smith’s two-out, bases-loaded error in the top of the eighth allowed two runs to score, and the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team pulled out a 7-6 win over Abilene Christian on Sunday to avoid a four-game Lone Star Conference sweep. ENMU (17-17, 10-14 LSC) led […]