Reader-submitted content: ENMU student starts tornado relief effort

Robin Haislett Lawrence Baker, an Eastern New Mexico University senior communications student from Portales and Dumas, Texas, is spearheading an effort to donate goods to the children impacted by the devastating tornado that decimated Joplin, Mo. Baker lived near Joplin, Mo. for a few years. While watching the news he was shocked “to just see […]

Zias look to replace career goals leader

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Clarence Plank Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Ray Nause said it will take a collective effort to replace all-time leading goal scorer Samantha Lawrence. Lawrence scored 37 goals in her four seasons at the school. “Obviously we have to replace the goals that she scored,” said Nause, in his third season at ENMU. […]

Quilt fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Gail Strickler and Elizabeth Lawrence spent a month building their log cabin. Now they’re hoping to find it a home. Strickler, of Clovis, and Lawrence, of Portales, are raffling their creation — a quilt large enough to fit on a queen-size bed — to benefit Roosevelt and Curry counties’ […]

Zias’ Lawrence named All-LSC in soccer

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Samantha Lawrence earned first-team All-Lone Star Conference women’s soccer honors in selections announced by the conference office. Lawrence was ENMU’s only representative among 52 players chosen for first-team, second-team or honorable mention recognition. The Zias (9-10, 3-7 LSC) finished ninth in the 11-team […]

Lawrence lifts Zias past East Central

Freedom New Mexico Junior forward Samantha Lawrence continued to add to her school single-season goals record, knocking in her 13th of the season Sunday to lift the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team past East Central 2-1 in a Lone Star Conference match at the ENMU pitch. East Central (4-5-1, 0-2-1 LSC) scored first […]

Lawrence breaks record in OT win

Freedom New Mexico Junior forward Samantha Lawrence broke the school single-season record for goals with two on Sunday, including the match-winner about eight minutes into overtime to give Eastern New Mexico University’s women a 3-2 victory over Texas-Permian Basin at the ENMU soccer pitch. Lawrence scored her 11th and 12th goals of the season against […]

Zia booters record first win

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Samantha Lawrence notched her second career hat trick Friday. Turns out, it was just enough. Lawrence, a junior forward from Roswell, provided all the scoring for the Zias, who held off Colorado Christian 3-2 at the ENMU soccer pitch for their first win of the season. ENMU (1-3) managed […]

Zias Dozier, Lawrence and Sanchez earn LSC recognition

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University freshman forward Hannah Dozier has earned second-team All-Lone Star Conference women’s soccer honors and was named the league’s co-freshman of the year. Dozier, from Midland, Texas, shared the freshman award with Kendra Clemons, a midfielder from Midwestern State. She set a school freshman record this […]

Quilting source of joy for area woman

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Love for the art of quilting is evident in the many quilts that LaDoris Allison has pieced over the years. That love flows through the three generations of her family that will be displaying quilts during the second annual High Plains Quilt Festival. “I love doing it. I’ve made […]

Zias grab LSC win

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team was struggling with winless Southwestern Oklahoma on Sunday at the ENMU pitch. Then sophomore forward Samantha Lawrence took charge. Lawrence scored three goals in the final 30 minutes, tying the school’s single-season record for goals in the process, as the Zias claimed a 3-0 […]

Zias equal consecutive win record

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team scored three times in the first 21 minutes and cruised to a 3-1 win over Colorado Christian on Friday. Sophomore forward Samantha Lawrence had two of the goals for the Zias (5-2), who tied the school record with their fifth consecutive victory. ENMU won […]

Zia soccer starts fresh

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team will take on a bit of a different look this fall. Four players who were original members of the squad in 2003 have graduated, including all-time leading scorer Megan Dozier. The Zias enter the season not knowing where their goals are going […]

Colorful quilting

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By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Full of color and rich with history, dozens of quilts are being displayed this weekend at the High Plains Quilt Festival at the Memorial Building in Portales. Festival chairwoman Elizabeth Lawrence said turnout for the event has been good. Vendors are also reporting that they are happy with the […]

“Kirby man” still going

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin WilsonLawrence Riggins shows his “100 Percent Kirby Club” pin received during 50 years working with the company. He received the pin for 16 sales of the vacuum cleaner and a stone for each additional 16 sales.

Patchwork of new generation

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By Helena Rodriquez The Red Barn Quilters shatter the image of the Quilted Northern Quilters, a group of old ladies in a TV bathroom tissue commercial who quilt together around a big table. The Red Barn Quilters is a new group of quilters designed for the young working women of Portales. They meet once a […]

Dec. 21 Obituaries

Noel Lanci, 22 Noel Paige Lanci, 22, of Portales, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, in Portales. She was born on Dec. 20, 1978, in St. Francis, Kan., to Tom Lanci and Taunia Locker. She attended school in Great Bend, Kan., where she was active in 4-H and orchestra, as well as spending hours training and […]