Oct. 20 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael These cool days are a good reminder that winder is on its way. The ice on Johnny Piaz’s car top Thursday morning was thick enough that he said he could not just wipe it off. Farmers are thankful it didn’t seem to stop the milo from maturing, but it served as a […]

Rams gear up for Coyotes

By Dave Wagner New Roswell High football coach Barry Chambers hopes he can accomplish for the Coyotes what he did over the past four seasons at Deming — lift the program to respectability. “At Deming, I walked into an 0-24 situation and we made the playoffs a couple of years,” Chambers said as he prepared […]

Sept 22 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael More wonderful rain fell Sunday and Monday in the area and was a great boost to crops, grass, gardens and weeds. I hear there is a little cotton with some boles beginning to open. There are some of the largest milo heads this year that I’ve ever seen. We need more time […]

Use the Yankee-to-Brit dictionary

By Bob Huber The next time you travel to England — I’m sure you do every year or so, don’t you? — don’t wait until the last minute to brush up on a few phrases so you can find bathrooms and order beer, not necessarily in that order. After all, they speak a foreign language […]

Every election has its importance

By Jim Lee Those of us in this community who have remained reasonably close to consciousness realize an election will take place in November. But how many of us know about the one this Tuesday? Registered Portales citizens need to vote on this week’s alcohol issue. When I did my informal poll, I discovered that […]

Sept. 15 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael This beautiful weather has really been wonderful on all the crops maturing as well as the freshly planted wheat. I believe the moisture has met as the farmers used to say after a good rain. These warm-dry days are just what the cotton needs, however, the peanuts are being watered to keep […]

ENMU cowboys pursuing different career paths

By Kevin Wilson A few weeks after impressive finishes at the College National Finals Rodeo, a pair of Eastern New Mexico University team members are working their own circuits. Royce Lynch, a senior-to-be for ENMU, is currently trying to get in as many rodeos as he can for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). “I’ve […]

Power naps have a purpose

By Helena Rodriguez My one and only nephew, Bobby Stoppel of Albuquerque, introduced me to a phrase called “power napping” when he visited recently. I’d never heard of a “power nap,” but since it came from Bobby, I figured it was a cool new concept sweeping America by storm like Krispy Kreme donuts and reality […]

ENMU track team has solid showing

Freedom Newspapers LUBBOCK — Eastern New Mexico University’s track squads opened the regular season in the Texas Tech Invitational on Saturday, and coach Eric Boll came away impressed with several performances. For the men, freshman Zach Gerleve earned second place in javelin with a throw of 188 feet, 9 inches, while sophomores Ricardo Hernandez and […]

The game of matrimony is never easy

Bob Huber Today’s discussion deals with the thorny problem of certain couples fighting to get married, while others are wanting to remain single but together. Is that clear? Well, leave it to the Irish to sum up the situation when they said, “Oh what knotty times are these — all civilized people are at war, […]

Rams hit way to 3-0 mark

By Kevin Wilson The Portales Ram baseball team started hitting, and only the 10-run rule stopped them. The Rams improved to 3-0 on the season, behind a 12-0, 19-4 doubleheader win against Las Vegas Robertson Saturday at Ram Field. Six players hit homers for Portales Saturday, and the Rams have scored 47 runs in their […]

Floyd banks on home-court edge

By Kevin Wilson It’s not too hard to understand why homecourt advantage is important for regional basketball tournaments. “Homecourt advantage is huge,” Floyd boys coach Jeff Gillespie said. “Would you rather play in a gym you’ve been to three time a year, or a gym you practice in?” The Broncos get the latter of the […]

Zias lacking early consistency

Freedom Newspapers WEATHERFORD, Okla. — So far, the Eastern New Mexico University softball team is having a tough time putting pitching and hitting together. The Zias’ pitching has been solid for the most part through the first eight games, and had carried the team. But over the weekend in the Southwest Shootout, hosted by Southwestern […]

Lee, Bosket out for Zias

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams will be out to avenge close regular-season losses on Tuesday night when they begin play in the Lone Star Conference’s postseason basketball tournament. The ENMU men (22-7), who on Saturday clinched their second consecutive South Division championship, host Southwestern Oklahoma (17-10) in a 7 p.m. tipoff […]

Chairman discusses ins and outs of Ag Expo

Abby Dunn Dennis Edwards, 63, is committee chairman for the New Mexico Ag Expo, which wrapped up its 12th annual event last week in Portales. Q: How long have you been involved with the ag expo? A: Eleven years. I ran the exhibitor reception for probably five years. Then for a number of years I […]

Zias win sixth-straight with ease

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By Kevin Wilson Against some of the Lone Star Conference’s better teams, the current Zia squad might have a small losing streak going. Against Texas A&M-Kingsville, however, Eastern New Mexico was able to push its win streak to six and remain tied for first in the LSC South standings, winning 70-50 Thursday night at Greyhound […]

Zias finish softball tourney on roll

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, Nev. — It didn’t take the Eastern New Mexico University softball team long to bounce back from an 0-4 start. The Zias captured two wins on both Saturday and Sunday to pull up to the .500 mark while finishing 4-2 against Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference competition in the South Central Region […]

Greyhounds in sole possession of division lead

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By Dave Wagner With the Lone Star Conference South Division lead on the line, Eastern New Mexico University’s men struck the first blow against rival West Texas A&M. After seeing their tentative 30-27 halftime lead cut to a single point with a turnover on the second-half inbound pass, ENMU put together a 9-0 run and […]

Greyhounds prepare for congested homestand

By Dave Wagner His team earned a split on a tough weekend road trip, but Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan said the Greyhounds are going through some tough times. ENMU opened Lone Star Conference South Division play on Thursday with a 55-52 win at Texas A&M-Commerce, then traveled south to face […]

Zias whip Kingsville

Freedom Newspapers KINGSVILLE, Texas — Junior guard Laci Lee led three Eastern New Mexico University players in double figures with 17 points Saturday afternoon and the Zias pulled away after a close first half to beat struggling Texas A&M-Kingsville 67-47 in Lone Star Conference South Division women’s basketball. ENMU (9-8, 3-1 South) won for the […]