Hounds get set for annual scrimmage

By Dave Wagner The 2005 opener is four months off, but the Eastern New Mexico University football squad gets its first taste of “game” competition in today’s 4 p.m. Silver & Green Game at Greyhound Stadium. Rosters were selected on Wednesday for the contest, which will be conducted under as close to game-like circumstances as [...]

Spring weather brings tornado risk

By David Irvin Gusting winds that roared across the plains Tuesday at up to 63 mph and packed enough punch to down power lines is an early indication of the volatile weather that accompanies spring in eastern New Mexico. However, National Weather Service officials said it’s too early to tell what kind of weather the [...]

April Fool’s Day: Historically speaking

By Jim Lee: PNT columnist Since we survived Friday’s April Fools’ pranks, it’s time to look forward to the spring rebirth in our annual cycle. By the way, the first day of spring (two weeks ago today) and April Fools’ Day have much in common. April Fools’ Day, or All Fools’ Day, began in France [...]

March 23 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Church news The Dora Church of Christ are having a Ladies Night out in their Fellowship Hall on April 8 at 6:30 p.m. VBS Both churches are planning on summer vacation bible schools but there are no definite plans at this time. I will keep you updated on events. Vacation time There [...]

March 16 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There are some in our area enjoying fruit trees in full bloom however they are also hoping an Easter freeze don’t kill the fruit they want to enjoy later on. Some are already mowing their grass while others are trying to figure out how to get rid of so many tumbling weeds [...]

Enrollment up, retention down at ENMU

By Tony Parra A busy schedule during the New Mexico Legislative Session and varying news on the spring enrollment numbers were the topics of concern for Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents members on Friday. The regents met with Eastern New Mexico president Steven Gamble and other ENMU representatives to discuss the status of [...]

Tangerine and her Frenzy bring back memories

By Bob Huber It happens every spring — hornets buzz, dirt blows, and I recall my youthful romance with Tangerine Crotchmire. It didn’t last — it just wasn’t meant to be — but it was a shining moment in my misspent youth, and it comes back every year to haunt me. Tangerine was the sister [...]

Nov. 16 Obituaries

William Thomas, 76 William Walter Thomas, 76, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 16, 1928, in Blue Mountain, Miss., to Luther and Pearl Thomas. He married Adeline Charizia on Nov. 1, 1949, in Cheverly, Md. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps [...]

Zias softball team announces new signings

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University softball coach Kevin Blaskowski has announced the signing of four players from Midland (Texas) College to national letters of intent. The players are Tina Witt, a catcher from Riverside, Calif.; Jessica Nocas, a second baseman/shortstop from Crestline, Calif.; Adina Taul, an outfielder from Placentia, Calif., and Rosemary [...]

May 23 Portales Junior High News

Spring Fling Thing Friday students in Laura DeBusk’s science classes applied their knowledge of the year’s lessons on simple and complex machines, trajectory, inertia, velocity, kinetic energy, gravity, and the atmosphere.  Students constructed catapults and demonstrated their effectiveness with water balloons on the football field. Students compared results with the designs, and DeBusk led discussions [...]