Our people: Having a ball

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Clovis resident and Yucca student Danni Williams, 14, can always be found near a basketball game, if she’s not on the court. With two older brothers who play and a father who coaches the sport, she was hanging around basketball courts in a stroller and dribbling a basketball as soon as she could walk. She […]

Former ENMU student sentenced on child porn charges

Freedom New Mexico A former Eastern New Mexico University student was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for possession of child pornography, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Christopher Kelley, 41, was convicted of eight counts of child pornography, and will be required to serve four years of probation and […]

ENMU briefs — Nov. 10

Graduate student presents video game thesis Graduate student Robin Haislett attended and presented her thesis on “The Video Game Final Fantasy VII and Feminist Themes” at the International Graduate Student Research Conference at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, Nov. 4. Health services offering flu shot Today through Friday ENMU Health Services will provide […]

My turn: Student art impressive

Alisa Boswell I viewed a variety of artwork in a library this week. Most of the artwork there was professional rather than amateur, so it struck me as funny when I stumbled across a work of art that seemed nothing more than a splash of paint on canvas. Now, I am a fan of abstract […]

My turn: Hunting class registration available online

Clarence Plank The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is making it a little easier for youngsters to register for hunter education classes. Registration for statewide classes now can be made online using the student’s unique customer identification number. Customers need identification numbers to register for all hunting education classes. The same number can […]

Former ENMU student body president dies in rollover

PNT staff report A former Eastern New Mexico University student body president died after rolling his vehicle Sunday in Texas, according to the university and the Amarillo Globe-News. Stephen Michael Frost, 26, of Amarillo was northbound in a 2001 Ford F-250 pickup on Texas Highway 207 about 10 miles north of Silverton when he ran […]

Student group protesting candidate visit

Argen Duncan A disagreement has arisen among two groups at Eastern New Mexico University as to whether gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez should have been invited to speak as a role model for Hispanic people. Hispanic Heritage Month activities organizers invited Martinez to speak as a role model to encourage students, but a Hispanic advocacy group […]

PJHS news — Sept. 14

Progress reports Progress reports will be sent home with students Friday. Volleyball The 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams have away games this week with the first games on Thursday against Yucca at 4:15 p.m. Play continues in Ruidoso on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. Football Play begins this week with the 7th grade game […]

Sept. 7 PJHS news

Student Council Student Council officers were elected last week. The following posts were elected: Presidents – Ashlynn Idsinga and Kobi Shillings Vice Presidents – McKenzie Bucksath and Randy Lovato Secretaries – Serina Johnson and Zak Bouldin Treasurers – Alex Victor and Travis Connell

PJHS news — Aug. 31

Student council Council candidates presented their speeches to the student body on Friday, with elections held immediately following. Students vying for officer positions were McKenzie Bucksath, Ashlynn Idsinga, Serina Johnson, Alex Victor, Zak Bouldin, Travis Connell, Randy Lovato and Kobi Shillings. Election results will appear in next week’s school news. Volleyball Our seventh- and eighth-grade […]

Texico student elected to state 4-H position

A Texico High student was elected to the 2010-11 State 4-H Council Officer Team, chosen during the 87th Annual State 4-H Conference in Las Cruces in July. Wil Hodnett of Texico was elected treasurer. Hodnett competes in livestock judging, along with showing sheep, beef and dairy heifers. Hodnett, 17, also runs track and participates in […]

ENMU brief — Aug. 25

ENMU tops student satisfaction survey In surveys of “Student Satisfaction with Overall Experience,” required at all six New Mexico public, four-year universities, ENMU has had the highest rating since the first survey in 1999. In the most recent ranking, ENMU had a student satisfaction rate of 95.8 percent. New Mexico Tech and New Mexico Highlands […]

Aug. 24 — PJHS news

School opens smoothly Principal Steve Harris thanks the students and their parents for their help in getting this school year is off to a great start. Each student received a packet of information the first day of school. Harris requests parents to sign where needed and students to return the forms to their first-hour teachers […]

Student facing felony charge for bringing knife to school

A Portales High School student accused of carrying a knife to school is facing a felony charge. According to Portales police records, officers were requested at Lindsey/Steiner Elementary around 7:55 a.m. Thursday on a complaint about an unruly student on Bus 20. According to police reports: • Officers discovered a 16-year-old female had a knife […]

Church profile: Church of Christ Student Center

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Church of Christ Student Center Address: 207 S. Ave. K Phone: 356-8342 Services: Devotional 6:30 p.m. Sunday, other services at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ; college class 7 p.m. Wednesday. Description: “Our mission is to minister to the college students of Eastern New Mexico University by providing an environment that will facilitate spiritual growth […]

It’s their job: Michael Terry

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Michael Terry is the new Student Teacher Accountability Reporting System-Visions coordinator for Portales Municipal Schools. He said he reports student data — including demographics and test scores — to the state Public Education Department, verifies the information and puts test data into a usable format before distributing it to teachers. He feels his work influences […]

ENMU poised to reach enrollment milestone

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Eastern New Mexico University is heading toward topping 5,000 in enrollment for the first time, and is growing in several segments of its student population as well, university officials have said. The numbers won’t be finalized until the completion of the university’s fall census Sept. 3, but estimates and preliminary numbers indicate the growth. ENMU […]

ENMU faculty offer tips for incoming freshmen

Argen Duncan With the beginning of college classes just around the corner, what can freshmen do to succeed in their new environment? Eastern New Mexico University Vice President for Student Affairs Judith Haislett started at the beginning, advising students to relax on move-in day. “We will get everything done,” she said. “It’s a fun, busy […]

Church profile: Baptist Student Union Christian Fellowship

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Baptist Student Union Christian Fellowship • Location: 1307 S. Ave. K • Phone: 356-4252 • Services: Free lunch at noon on Mondays; Collegiate worship at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday • Description: “Baptist Student Union Christian Fellowship is a ministry for college students,” minister Brian Townsend said. “We are committed to developing whole-hearted followers of Jesus […]

Dora school news — July 29

New student registration Parents who wish to enroll their students at Dora schools for the first time should call the office Aug. 2-6 to set up an appointment. Make sure you have available your student’s immunization record, prior school report card and birth certificate. Appointments: 477-2211. School starts Aug. 11 Teachers return for in-service days […]