Day trips: Alamogordo makes for spontaneous day

By Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Where in New Mexico can you surf the pristine white sand dunes in the morning, stroll the New Mexico Museum of Space History in the afternoon, and save that show at the IMAX theater for last? Where else, but in Alamogordo. Located in the Tularosa basin and surrounded by the […]

Senior Brief 9-18-05

White Elephant sale on Saturday There will be a white elephant sale at the Portales Senior Citizen Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. All proceeds will go to the Hurricane Katrina victims. Seniors bring your white elephant to the Senior Center from Monday to Friday. For more information, contact 356-8741.

BRAC addition stays in bill

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Tuesday delayed potential showdowns with the White House over terrorism detainees and closing U.S. military bases after the Republican-run chamber failed to sidetrack amendments on the two contentious issues. The Tennessee Republican’s decision to put off until fall further consideration of the amendments — […]

ENMU intern program ended

By Tony Parra A technology information center internship program at Eastern New Mexico University has been discontinued, according to school and company officials. Kathy White, president of Rural Sourcing Inc., cited not being able to give the interns enough attention and the lack of proximity of Rural Sourcing Inc. technology centers to Portales. “We feel […]

June 26 Obituaries

Melba Hampton, 71 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Mrs. Melba June Hampton, 71, of Texico, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 18, 1933, in Portales, to James and Edith White. She married Von Hampton on Oct. 29, 1950, in Espanola. They moved to Utah […]

‘Old Glory’ represents our freedom

By Joan Clayton, PNT columnist On June 14, 1777 Congress officially passed an act declaring the flag representing America would have 13 stripes, alternating red and white. The 13 stars stood for 13 colonies on a field of blue. The 50 stars today represent each state. The color red on our flag has been said […]

Every summer brings back memory

By Bob Huber Then came the summer of 1943, and my friend Smooth Heine and I put together a genuine automobile on a budget of $3.67 — our life’s savings. We named it Clarence. It was also the summer of our discontent, because we’d just begun to feel the first evil pangs of testosterone. We […]

April 6 Obituaries

Clifton Edwin White Services: Have been held. Clifton Edwin White, 62, of Silver City, died Feb. 28, 2005, at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Silver City. He was born on Aug. 23, 1942, in Artesia to Alvin Clifton and Doris Lucille (Hinrichsen) White. He married Janice Ruth Wright Schwegman on Nov. 24, 1962, in […]

Javelinas get best of Hounds

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By Dave Wagner Reserve forward Chris White scored a career-high 24 points Saturday night to lead Texas A&M-Kingsville to an 82-73 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Arena. White, a 6-foot-6, 250-pound junior who joined the Javelinas at the Christmas break and was averaging only […]

White wants to give back to community

By Bob Fabian Logan White was raised learning to love the game of baseball, but he’s had to make many changes in his path to the major leagues. He wants to make another change — one to give Portales youth a better chance to duplicate his success. “I want kids to think, ‘This guy used […]

You shoulda been there — but it’s best you weren’t

By Bob Huber You should have been there the year my son Glen turned 13. That was the same year I purchased six white turkeys on the hoof, figuring to slaughter them for crowded holiday banquets we always hosted each year. The turkeys were hand fed by a friend’s daughter as a project of 4-H, […]

Oct. 20 Obituaries

Susan Ashmore, 59 Susan Elizabeth Wenzel Ashmore, 59, of Morehead, Ky., died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. She was born on July 16, 1945, in Superior, Wis., to John and Evelyn Tan Wenzel of Esko, Minn. She was a 1963 graduate of Lincoln High School in […]

Two-minute drill: Corey White

By Kevin Wilson Sophomore defensive back Corey White came to ENMU from Estacado High School in Lubbock. Q: What is your best football memory, college or high school? White: My favorite memory is just being on the field with a bunch of guys to do one thing — win — and that’s what these guys […]

Officials aim for business technology center

By Tony Parra Kathy White of Rural Sourcing Inc. conveyed by speakerphone to a mixture of city, state and Eastern New Mexico University officials that she wanted to follow a timeline to implement a business technology center in Portales. White spoke to them on Friday morning at the Sandia Room of the Campus Union Building […]

Movies can be predictable

By Kevin Wilson I saw “Spiderman 2” two weekends ago, and I could spend thousands of words elaborating on it. Instead, I’ll just give you this paragraph. Read Roger Ebert’s review of the movie. I agree with everything he said, and he has a Pulitzer Prize that says he’s better at writing than I am. […]

Reagan dies at 93

By Terence Hunt: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Ronald Reagan, the cheerful crusader who devoted his presidency to winning the Cold War, trying to scale back government and making people believe it was “morning again in America,” died Saturday after a long twilight struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 93. The family had turned to […]

Obits Jan. 30

Lewis J. Wall, 85 Lewis J. Wall, 85, of Clovis, a truck driver, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 27, 1918, in Social Hill, Ark., to Levie and Myrtle Wall. He married Sally Thomas in 1938 in Arkansas. They moved to Clovis in 1953. […]

School spirit shines

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Tony Parra The sirens on the police cars and fire trucks sounded off and the bright red and blue lights signaled the beginning of the 2003 Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade Saturday morning. Parents, children and residents gathered on the sides of First Street in the downtown area in anticipation of the parade. Portales […]

White Sands: A unique experience

Angela Peacock One of the world’s greatest natural wonders can be found in New Mexico at White Sands National Monument. “White Sands is so unique because there is no other place like it on the planet and it is home to some of the most outstanding scenery you’ll ever see,” said John Mangimeli, chief of […]

Elida gets ready to paint the town white

Mike Linn The peeling and dry-tinged buildings in the middle of Elida will get a face-lift this weekend that would make a Hollywood botox spinster jealous. The hot New Mexico sun, a procession of 19 buildings painted white and a sign reading “Elida, the bright spot of New Mexico” will welcome travelers passing through on […]