March 27 Obituaries

Barbara Goddard Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Barbara Mae Goddard, 66, of Chandler, Texas, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 1, 1939, in Anson, Texas, to Holbert and Blanche Wallace Shirley. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was employed as […]

Lady Rams take fifth-place game

PNT Staff DEXTER — Sophomores Shareesa Nusser and Sasha Parker combined on a five-inning no-hitter and the Portales Lady Rams routed Eunice 11-0 on Saturday to take fifth place in Dexter’s eight-team Lindsey Callaway tournament. Portales (7-4) posted its second consecutive shutout win, having beaten District 4-3A rival Ruidoso 8-0 in Friday’s consolation semifinals. Nusser […]

Hounds split twin bill at Cameron

PNT Staff LAWTON, Okla. — Senior right-hander Trevor Davis survived five errors by his infield and pitched Eastern New Mexico University past Cameron 5-4 on Friday in the first game of a Lone Star Conference baseball crossover doubleheader. The host Aggies came back to win the second game 5-3, giving Cameron three wins in the […]

Hounds are rarin’ to go

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By Dave Wagner If the Eastern New Mexico University football program is going to get over the hump in 2005 and reach the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time, coach Mark Ribaudo figures the work starts now. Ribaudo anticipates 90-95 candidates for the start of spring practice on Tuesday. The Greyhounds have 15 […]

John DeLorean left behind some solid achievements

Freedom Newspapers I s a life marred by character flaws that ended in disappointment yet worth celebrating? In the case of John Z. DeLorean, who died earlier this month in New Jersey at the age of 80, the answer is yes with qualifications. Few of us would want to model our lives after DeLorean, but […]

Horses deserve anesthetic before shooting

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist There is nothing pretty about killing a horse. Nobody knows that more than those of us who have done it. There are people actively attempting to get a federal bill passed that will “prevent the slaughter of horses in and from the U.S. for human consumption and other purposes.” Those […]

Be careful when mixing fiction with nonfiction

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Walking through the book section at Wal-Mart recently, one title made me screech in my tracks. This was a colorful children’s popup with a trendy title, “Jesus and the 12 Dudes Who Did.” “OK! Someone’s trying to make JC seem really hip,” I told myself. My eyes scanned the other […]

Lady Rams fall in tournament opener

PNT Staff DEXTER — The Jal Lady Panthers broke open a close game with a five-run fifth on Thursday and handed Portales High a 10-2 loss in the first round of the second annual Lindsey Calloway tournament. The Lady Rams (5-4) face District 4-3A rival Ruidoso in a 10 a.m. consolation semifinal game today. They […]

Jamboree off and running

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By Tony Parra FLOYD — There was a thumping and sounds of guitars and vocals echoing from an old high school basketball gym in Floyd on Thursday night. A Floyd tradition, the 55th Annual Floyd Country Jamboree, kicked off a four-day run on Thursday. Country music vocalists sang selections from Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and […]

Walks send Hounds to double loss

PNT Staff LAWTON, Okla. — It’s safe to say Eastern New Mexico University’s pitchers had control issues. ENMU hurlers issued 12 walks and hit four batters, and Cameron took advantage to post a 12-7, 7-4 sweep in Thursday’s Lone Star Conference baseball crossover doubleheader. Junior Kelly Crain (3-5) walked four and hit three over five […]

Church members reenact Last Supper

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By Kevin Wilson As it was recorded in the Bible, Jesus had a small audience to eat with him in his final days before his crucifixion and rebirth. In what is now regarded as The Last Supper, reenactments across the world work to draw bigger audiences to the things that Jesus told his 12 disciples […]

PHS looking to shake slide

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By Dave Wagner With District 4-3A play looming, the Portales Rams are looking to put an end to their recent tailspin. PHS plays a 6 p.m. single game today at Levelland, Texas, then hosts a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Las Vegas on Saturday at Ram Field in its final non-district contests. After starting the season […]

Free legal help offered by state organization

By Tony Parra Law Access New Mexico representatives are creating a push into Roosevelt County to try to help residents with low income receive free legal advice. Kathleen Brockel, Executive Director of Law Access New Mexico, said the purpose of the trip to Portales is to create awareness to low-income residents in Roosevelt County of […]

March 25 Obituaries

Robert English, 90 Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church Chapel in Clovis. The Rev. Robert A. English, 90, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 2, 1914, in Tarrant County, Texas, to John Robert and Lydia Coomer English. He […]

Colleges to receive funds

Freedom Newspapers Thirteen New Mexico colleges and universities, including Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University, have been awarded federal funds to support low-income students, according to a press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. CCC will receive $235,689 and ENMU will receive $336,121, the release said. The funds, which come through the U.S. […]

Reflections on Easter

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Many thoughts come to mind when I think of Easter. I prefer to call it “Resurrection Day.” I think of the great sacrifice Jesus made for you and me. I think of the pain, the shame and the agony he endured. He came to give us “life and to […]

Jamboree hosts a variety of performers from eight to 70 something.

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer There will be fiddlers, a trick-rope expert, country music, gospel music, an enchilada dinner, cowboy poets and comedians as more than 30 performers will participate in 55th annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree. The Grand Old Opry-style show started tonight in Floyd and runs through Sunday afternoon. Eight-year-old Amy […]

ENMU receives outlay share

By Tony Parra New athletic facilities and building infrastructure were the key items in the 2005 New Mexico Legislative session for Eastern New Mexico University. So far, $1.46 million has been reserved for the university, ranging from improvements to the building infrastructure to athletics facilities. ENMU president Steven Gamble said that $450,000 for athletic facilities […]

Mentors needed for local program

By Marlena Hartz: PNT Correspondent Charles Murrell has been all over the world and never made a friendship quite like the one he has with Kendall Christinson. Christinson, too, has seen many places. While his travels are a result of his mother’s change of employment, and Murrell’s are a result of service in the Air […]

Fuel prices hitting businesses hard

By David Irvin Burgeoning fuel prices are gouging into budgets of private businesses and government organizations alike. With no end to the record-high prices in sight, most companies and government agencies are left with little option but to absorb the cost. In the fourth quarter of 2004, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad spent $397 […]