Chain e-mail won’t lower gas prices

By Kevin Wilson With this election year that’s not really an election year, it’s amazing to see the impact of people-powered politics. Candidates like Barack Obama can solicit small donations online and put 100,000 people behind his political movement. At debates for both Republicans and Democrats, moderators can quickly change the direction of a candidate […]

Hounds undefeated in LSC South

Freedom Newspapers WICHITA FALLS, Texas — If Eastern New Mexico University men’s coach Shawn Scanlan was wondering how his team would react in a bad situation, he found out Thursday night. The Greyhounds twice erased major deficits in turning back Midwestern State 86-81 to retain the early lead in the Lone Star Conference men’s race […]

Councilors address street concerns

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor As the Portales City Council’s regular meeting drew to a close Tuesday, Councilor Jake Lopez finally spoke about what had been on the minds of many — road conditions in Portales. “Our streets are terrible,” Lopez summed as he questioned what could be done. Lopez said he was referring […]

Hounds beat Tigers

Freedom Newspapers ADA, Okla. — Senior guard Stephen Wilson scored a season-best 23 points and junior guard Justin Redman-Trotter added 16 points and 10 rebounds Thursday, helping Eastern New Mexico University rally past East Central 72-62 in a Lone Star Conference men’s crossover game. The Greyhounds (6-8) also got 13 points from guard Tristan Largent […]

Greyhounds fall short against UCO

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Down by 17 points and looking dead in the water, Eastern New Mexico University’s men put together a spirited rally to take the lead with less than eight minutes left Saturday. Just as quickly, though, Central Oklahoma regained control with baskets on three consecutive possessions and the Bronchos went on […]

Jan. 9, 1960

Miss Laura Fullerton directed the program on membership at the Monday evening meeting of Portales Business and Professional Women’s Club in the Coronado Room of the Portales National Bank. She was assisted by Mrs. Helen Armstrong and Mrs. Ruth Wilson. They stressed that each B&PW member has an obligation to recruit new members who will […]

Poached pheasants reported in area

By Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Game and Fish Department is on the lookout for pheasant dumpers. The department released an Operation Game Thief call Friday in regard to a pile of dead pheasants reported near the intersection of Brady Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Pheasant season ended Dec. 10, according to department […]

Service a family affair

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Resplendent in his dress uniform with gold stripes glittering on his sleeves, Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Wilson cuts a dashing figure. Wilson, a former Clovis resident, has served in the U.S. Navy for almost 22 years. At 41, not only is he a dedicated sailor, but a husband, father […]

Day Trip: Live museum only short drive away

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By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer The Amarillo Botanical Gardens provides visitors with an opportunity to experience the sights and smells of a variety of plants and foliage. “A botanical garden is a museum with a living collection,” said Jackie Wilson, executive director of the gardens. Featuring a 6,000-foot tropical conservatory that houses a rain […]

Joke provides no shortage of punch lines

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM Columnist I’ll rarely say or write something amusing to friends that won’t result in some type of laughter, even if it’s out of pity. Sometimes, I’ll get something I didn’t expect — an endorsement. I wrote something mildly amusing to a friend and she told me, “You should be a standup […]

Water outlook bleak for Portales

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Charlie Wilson, a geohydrologist hired by the city of Portales, said the High Plains (Ogallala)aquifer is being depleted at a rate of two to six feet per year as part of his annual water conservation and use report. “The use exceeds the supply,” Wilson said. “It’s not being recharged […]

McVey joins Central Christian

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer David McVey has joined Central Christian Church in Portales as a new pastor this summer. McVey, 50, moved to Portales with his wife, Lola, and their son from Charleston, W. Va in May. There he was the senior minister for the Kinds Way Christian Church in Nitro, a suburb […]

Obituaries for June 30, 2006

Charles M. Griffin Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Charles M. Griffin, 57, of Portales died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Born Sept. 9, 1948, in Crockett, Texas, to Gladys and Melvin Griffin, he moved to Portales in the early 1970s following a brief time in the Army. […]

CCC women’s conference focuses on empowerment

By Marlena Hartz , Freedom Newspapers She settled into a seat in the front, hugging her oversized sweater closer in the chilly, air-conditioned classroom. Practical, with steady, dark brown eyes, Denita Wilson is planning for her future, so the topic of discussion in the chilly classroom, “Understanding your Finances,” fit. The finance session was one […]

Dairymen preview 2006

By William Thompson Area dairy farmers are sending milk cows to the slaughterhouse. That’s because the milk market is heavy on the supply side, which means producers’ prices are going down. Walter Bradley, a spokesman for Dairy Farmers of America, said area dairy farmers are putting money into a fund that will purchase about 60,000 […]

Hounds fall short in overtime

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By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers With a shot to win at the end of regulation and overtime, the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds just couldn’t get one more basket to complete the upset. Battling back from a 10-point deficit, ENMU pushed West Texas A&M to overtime before finally falling 92-89 in a Lone Star Conference South […]

Engagement, Wedding, Honors (1-1)

Engagement Trujillo/Jones Dolores J. Trujillo of Portales and Richard K. Jones of San Diego, Calif. will be joined in marriage Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 at Cannon Air Force Base Chapel. The Rev. Hugh Cottrell will perform the ceremony. The bride-elect is the daughter of Reyes and Gloria Trujillo of Springer. The prospective bridegroom is the […]

Hounds fall to Ichabods in overtime

Freedom Newspapers HAYS, Kan. — Rashad Adams had a game-high 23 points in regulation, including a late free throw to tie the score, and Washburn University scored the first nine points of overtime in a 90-85 win Friday night over Eastern New Mexico University at the Westlink Communications Classic, hosted by Fort Hays State University. […]

Hounds top LCU in opener

Freedom Newspapers LUBBOCK — Senior guard Jolen Montoya’s 3-pointer with 4:13 left put Eastern New Mexico University in front for good and the Greyhounds went on to a 62-56 win over Lubbock Christian on Tuesday in the season opener for both teams. Junior guard Stephen Wilson scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds for the […]

Dance instructors make business quickly

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer While they’ve found that building a business is rarely fun, Summer Wilson and Jennifer Spotswood of Portales believe that what their business teaches should be. Wilson and Spotswood, former instructors through Eastern New Mexico University’s Office of Extended Learning, have taken their know-how and turned a Portales hallway into […]