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 […]

Events Calendar Aug. 10, 2008

TodayOld Timer Weekend — Melrose, parade, country western musical, chuck wagon cook-off. Contact: Randy Leslie 714-4294. MondayCurry County Fair — Curry County Fairgrounds. Visit www.currycountyfair.com for schedule of events TuesdayBlood Drive — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Portales National Bank, 109 E. Second St., Portales. Information: 356-6601 ext. 251.Rural Bookmobile — 9 a.m. Melrose Senior […]

Events Calendar Aug. 8, 2008

TodayOld Timer Weekend — Melrose, parade, country western musical, chuck wagon cook-off. Contact: Randy Leslie 714-4294.Cannon Appreciation Day — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unity Park. Open to all base personnel.Field Community Reunion — Visiting 1 p.m., program 5:30 p.m., meal 6 p.m. Field Fire Station. Information: Biatrice Hunt (505) 253-4455. SaturdayOld Timer Weekend — […]

Events Calendar Aug. 7, 2008

FridayOld Timer Weekend — Melrose, parade, country western musical, chuck wagon cook-off. Contact: Randy Leslie 714-4294.Field Community Reunion — Visiting 1 p.m., program 5:30 p.m., meal 6 p.m. Field Fire Station. Information: Biatrice Hunt (505) 253-4455. SaturdayOld Timer Weekend — Melrose, parade, country western musical, chuck wagon cook-off. Contact: Randy Leslie 714-4294.New Mexico Teacher Assessments […]

Tax-free days start today

By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico High gas prices have local businesses expecting a busy tax-free weekend in Clovis and Portales. New Mexico’s fourth annual three-day gross receipts tax holiday begins today. Many school supplies, computers up to $1,000, clothes and shoes up to $100 will be tax free. A national survey finds the average […]

Ruidoso suffering worst flooding in decades

Staff and wire reports Clovis native Bruce DeFoor, who retired and moved to Moon Mountain in Ruidoso two years ago, said flooding in Ruidoso was a shocking surprise after steady but gentle weekend rains. “It had rained Saturday, on and off most of the day, but it was just a real light rain,” DeFoor said. […]

Next weekend will be tax free

PNT Staff Report New Mexico students are getting ready to go back to school. But first they’re getting ready to go shopping for back-to-school supplies. And this weekend, those back-to-school purchases will be tax free. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday will mark the fourth year for the tax holiday. Gov. Bill Richardson said in a […]

Editorial: North Korea’s nuclear program questionable

That was certainly a spectacular visual, repeatedly shown on television last weekend, of the cooling tower of North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear facility being demolished and crumbling to the ground in a cloud of concrete dust. Whether it really means North Korea is in fact giving up its quest for deliverable nuclear weapons is another question. […]

On the Mound

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Red Sox pitcher Jaret Faust fires a pitch to the plate in the last inning of a game Wednesday with the Dodgers. The Red Sox won the game 17-1. The league tournament is this weekend with all-star selections announced next week.

Dora, Floyd graduations upcoming

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Dora and Floyd high schools are holding their graduations this weekend. Floyd holds its graduation at 1:45 p.m. today at the school. Don ‘Doc’ Elder, professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University, is commencement speaker. There will be 18 students graduating at Floyd. Kenya Brook Reed is valedictorian […]

ENMU rodeo rides well in Odessa weekend events

PNT Staff Report ODESSA, TEXAS — Two Eastern New Mexico University cowboys and a cowgirl made their mark over the weekend in the Odessa Rodeo. Senior Greyhound Jared Green registered a third place finish in bareback riding with 138 points, moving into second place in the region in the bareback riding event. “Jared continued to […]

The Sound of Music opens at PHS

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer For Kyle Gainey, the hardest part in playing a lead character in this weekend’s production of “The Sound of Music” was having to shave his beard. For this normally laid-back Portales High School senior who is the playing the role of Captain Georg von Trapp, a retired Austrian Naval […]

Ballet scheduled for weekend

Members of the Lone Star Ballet will utilize their bodies in telling the tale of “The Nutcracker Suite” this weekend. According to the company’s Web site the show will feature all new sets, costumes, props and choreography. “The premier will be an extravaganza superior to any presentation Lone Star Ballet has offered. The new production […]

Hound soccer slips to ninth in regional rankings

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s men stayed in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region soccer rankings after splitting a pair of Southwest Soccer Conference matches over the weekend. ENMU (3-2, 1-1 SSC) dropped one spot from eighth to ninth in the poll after blanking Missouri Southern 2-0 on Friday and losing to Northeastern State […]

Shoppers take advantage of tax-free weekend

By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico residents filed into stores Friday and Saturday to take advantage of the state’s third annual tax-free holiday. The weekend provides a chance for New Mexicans to buy school supplies for less than $15, clothing (including shoes, but excluding specialty items such as football pads) less than $100, […]

Tax-free holiday begins Friday

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Parents of school-aged children and New Mexico shoppers in general will be able to take advantage of the third annual state-wide tax holiday this weekend. The tax holiday begins Friday and ends Sunday and nontaxable items include clothing, footwear costing $100 or less, school supplies costing $15 or less, […]

Leakage in basement causes phone outage at ENMU on Monday

PNT Staff Report Workers at Eastern New Mexico University on Monday discovered that a break in the cooling system pump over the weekend had caused flooding in the Administration Building basement, leaving several buildings without telephone service. “It was pretty minor. We have pumps that cool around campus and one of the pumps developed a […]

Seminarian spending summer at St. Helen in Portales

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers John Trambley believes he was called to the priesthood over several years in which God worked through those around him. The 41-year-old Iowa native is spending the summer helping out at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales after completing his second year at a seminary school in Connecticut. Since he […]

May 27, 1976

• Portales Women’s Softball Association announced they’re hosting a Memorial Day weekend round-robin softball tournament. • The Kenna Ladies hosted a candidate speaking event at the Kenna Community House. The event was well attended with the Kenna Ladies reporting about $98 in donations collected at the event. • David Coleman joined the Staff at First […]

Zias sweep ACU, improve playoff chances

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s bats were smoking on Sunday, helping the Zias greatly improved their position in the battle for a Lone Star Conference tournament berth. ENMU used consecutive big innings to outlast Abilene Christian 13-9 in the opener, then rode a five-hit pitching performance from freshman Kristen Cruickshank to […]