Equipment theft leaves Zias shorthanded

Freedom Newspapers Since he was hired as Eastern New Mexico’s softball coach in January, it’s been a rough go for Armando Quiroz. First, he stepped on a batting helmet while coaching third base during an intrasquad scrimmage in February, suffering a dislocated ankle which kept him from coaching the rest of the season. Then when [...]

Sept. 27 Obituaries

Barbara Ford Services: 2 p.m. today at Central Christian Church in Portales. Mrs. Barbara Ford, 68 of Portales, died Sept. 23, 2005, at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Feb. 28, 1937, in New York, N.Y., to Julia and Harry MacNeil. She grew up in Long Island, Prescott, Ariz., and Albuquerque. [...]

ENMU runners win at NMHU

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N.M. — If nothing else, coach Joel McMullen says, the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team is showing it’s not an easy touch for strong opponents running at less than full strength. The Greyhounds edged defending NCAA Division II runnerup Adams State 43-44 on Saturday for the team championship [...]

Construction continues on new surgical center in Clovis

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Construction on a $4 million surgical center will restart Wednesday, according to a project official. City building inspector Pete Wilt said a new permit has been issued and some ground work has begun at the site. The outpatient surgery center will be located at 2421 W. 21st St. According [...]

Hounds win with special teams

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The offense had a solid day, and the defense made big plays. Still, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said the Greyhounds’ special teams were as responsible as anything for Saturday’s 33-30 win at Abilene Christian in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both squads. He [...]

Local charity starts fund-raising year

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico has been an area of uncertainty with the future of Cannon Air Force Base and an area compelled to give to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. A local charity wants residents to remember there are other uncertainties in the area and more local people with needs. The [...]

ENMU kicks off Homecoming

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University students embarked on homecoming week Monday with the 15th annual Songfest. Students performed a variety of skits at the Campus Union Ballroom and the Zia soccer team did a tribute to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Four resident assistants from Eddy Hall took first place. The [...]

Sewing, decorating tips coming soon

Sheryl Borden Information on sewing stuffed animals and developing a decorating game plan will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Lois Boncer is a sewing expert and designer. She [...]

Priorities become simpler with age

Bob Huber: Local Columnist In these troubled times when we’re smothered by hurricanes, terrorists, tattoos, and bad football seasons, it’s time to probe an even greater baffling question, one that has tormented mankind for thousands of years — “What does a woman want in a man?” I have some answers, because I spent 51 years [...]

Sept. 25 Honors

The Portales Rotary Club has chosen to highlight two Portales High School seniors as outstanding community youth for the month of September. The two are PHS Ram marching band drum majors Autumn Wilkerson and Jeremy Smith. Wilkerson Wilkerson holds the office of Student Body Secretary, after previously serving in the same role for the junior [...]