Dora School News May 25

Summer break Dora School ended the spring semester on Thursday. Regular classes resume Aug. 11, for the fall semester of the 2008-2009 school year.

The Lady Rams fall to Bloomfield 10-0 in the state softball tournament

The Lady Rams fall to Bloomfield 10-0 Friday night in the state softball tournament in Farmington. Portales will now face St. Mike’s Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the elimination bracket.

‘Air Raid’ Hounds offense coming to stadium near you

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico When you watch Eastern New Mexico University football games next fall, you may not recognize the team. ENMU begins spring drills today, and fourth-year Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo is planning to revamp the team’s offense and defense.Ribaudo is implementing what he called “The Air Raid Offense” — a pass-happy […]

Hound soccer adds four to mix

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo has added four signees for the upcoming season for coach Carlos Elizondo. They are forward Edgar Lopez of El Paso (Americas High School), forward-midfielder Jerry Varpilah of Phoenix (Phoenix College) and midfielders Robert and Griffin Pedigo of Plano, Texas. Lopez led his team […]

ENMU Zias fall against Lady Buffs

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women may have caught nationally-ranked rival West Texas A&M a bit off-guard Saturday night. It only took the Lady Buffs about 3 1/2 minutes to get back on track. WT (12-3, 2-0 South), ranked No. 22 nationally, went on an 18-0 run to wipe out […]

Bond approved to build new elementary school in 2007

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It took Portales Municipal School officials a year of fine-tuning their plans, but once the right plan was presented to Portales voters overwhelmingly approved a school bond to build a new elementary school. In higher education, Eastern New Mexico University celebrated solid enrollment and a new facility as the […]

10-30 Halloween Happenings

Portales: Wednesday Teddy Bear Parade: 12:45 p.m. Brown Elementary School Fall Harvest Festival — 6-8 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 1101 W. 18th St., Portales. Information: 356-4273. Trunk-N-Treasure Harvest Party — 6-7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church of Portales, 100 S. Ave. C., Portales, Information: 356-6761. Harvest Festival — 6-8 p.m., Central Christian Church 1528 S. Main […]

Area Halloween activities

Portales: Saturday Fall Carnival — 1-3 p.m., Church of Christ, 1701 East 3rd St., Portales. Information: 356-6150. Kappa Kappa Psi Haunted House — 8:30 p.m., ENMU Music Building. Sunday Halloween Party and Cookout — 2 p.m., Ned Houk Park. Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, Portales. Hayride Fall Festival — 4-8 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, 524 […]

Annual program focuses on fall

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Amid a collage of pumpkins, candles and fall colors, the aroma of cooking food filled the air during the annual extension program presented by Roosevelt County Home Economist Connie Moyers. Happy Fall-i-days was the theme that featured ideas for foods made from harvest vegetables, decorations to adorn your home […]

Home economist to present program

PNT Staff Report Fall cooking and decorating will take center stage as Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyers presents her annual holiday program at 6:30 p.m. Monday and 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building auditorium, Seventh and Abilene Streets in Portales. This year’s program is entitled “Happy Fall-i-days” and will feature […]

Local peanut butter gets national recognition

PNT Staff Report A peanut butter made in Portales is ranked No. 1 by a national home improvement magazine. Sunland’s natural creamy variety of its Valencia peanut butter is rated No. 1 among six peanut butters featured in Better Homes and Gardens Fall Decorating issue out this month, according to Sunland officials. “That’s really exciting […]

Good news radiates from university

Editorial Eastern New Mexico University is often a source of “good news” for the region and two recent items are especially worth noting. On Sept. 13, ENMU President Steven Gamble announced student enrollment is up slightly from a year ago. “Given our demographic conditions, this is a minor miracle,” Gamble said. And then last Saturday, […]

University pleased with steady enrollment numbers

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Eastern New Mexico University’s enrollment for the fall semester in Portales is about the same as last year. In the world of higher education these days, that’s seen as a big success. “Fortunately we’ve had a very good late registration,” ENMU President Steven Gamble told regents Thursday at their […]

Newspaper editor makes New Year’s predictions

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s time to rub the old crystal ball, or in my case scratch the top of my balding pate, and make a few prognostications about what’s ahead of us in 2007. I don’t take this annual duty lightly and readers mustn’t take it seriously. • With the acquisition this […]

Make time to forget about time

Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers We’re such control freaks these days. We like to control our time. Control our space. Control how long our meetings last. Control agendas. Control how much input and output we will take from others and so on. I’m an admitted control freak. I control the air conditioner in my car. I […]

Grad numbers up this fall at ENMU

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Numbers at Eastern New Mexico University continue to be rosy. Friday the university’s board of regents learned that the total number of students graduating this fall is up 69 students over last fall. There are 261 students eligible to receive their diploma at the ENMU graduation today. ENMU president Steven […]

Oct. 2 Local Briefs

UNM to offer medical program The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center officials will be touring New Mexico high schools during the fall in search of students who want to practice medicine and they will identify potential candidates. The UNM School of Medicine is trying to recruit and retain health practitioners. The program will […]

Board of Regents informed of ENMU enrollment increase

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents members were told Friday enrollment at the Portales campus topped 4,000 for the first time since 1975. According to university officials, 4,052 students enrolled at ENMU for the fall semester. The fall enrollment is up 2.3 percent from the 2004 fall headcount, which was 3,959. […]

ENMU prepares for season openers

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After making its first appearance in NCAA Division II postseason competition last fall, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team is in a bit of a rebuilding mode. Coach Mike Maguire, beginning his 18th year at the helm, welcomed nearly 20 players to the start of practice on Monday — about […]

ENMU gears up for fall semester

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Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Although the summer session is about to wind up at Eastern New Mexico University, ENMU President Steven Gamble said this is the college’s busiest time of year as the university aims for another record-breaking fall enrollment. ENMU has reportedly seen a steady increase in fall enrollment since 1997 and last fall […]