Sniggle hair gets in your nose

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor She asks me why I’m just a hairy guy I’m hairy noon and night Hair that’s a fright I’m hairy high and low Don’t ask me why Don’t know — The Cowsills (from “Hair”) If you’ve looked at my mug shot attached to this column you’ll know the Cowsills didn’t [...]

ENMU’s Elliott inspired many, greatly missed

Freedom Newspapers Our region lost a good man last week. Bud Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died early Tuesday morning. He was 73. Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at the Campus Union Ballroom on the ENMU campus. Elliott was one of college football’s all-time winningest coaches, compiling [...]

Local News Briefs Nov. 6

Group to sponsor forum on Iraq Friends for Democracy is sponsoring a forum about Iraq at 7 p.m. on Monday in the Sandia Room in the Campus Union Building on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. Dan Acheson-Brown of the Political Science Department and Doug Morris of the Education Department at ENMU will be presenters. [...]

School lockers becoming a thing of the past

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer A national trend is not popular with some parents at Portales Junior High, and it’s safe to say that the ensuing locker talk isn’t all positive. The junior high school, which has been in use for two years, was built without lockers. As a result, students have had to carry [...]

U.S. District Judge Robert Brack addresses veterans

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor In an early kick-off to Veterans Day events veterans and members of the public gathered Saturday for a program honoring God, country and veterans at Southside Church of Christ with keynote speaker, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Brack of Las Cruces. The event followed the church’s mens’ breakfast and was [...]

Fort Lewis beats Hounds in exhibition

Freedom Newspapers Junior forward Tim Bieri had five 3-pointers and scored 26 points Friday night to lead Fort Lewis to a 94-63 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a men’s exhibition basketball game at Greyhound Arena. Only guard Gerald Bryant joined Bieri in double figures with 16 points for the Skyhawks, but eight other [...]

Lady Rams trying to stay focused

By Kevin Wilson: PNT sports writer One’s a junior, the other a freshman. One’s a defender, the other a setter. Sisters Montana and Dallas Russell do have one thing in common — they’re both soft-spoken. “We have fun together and we play hard,” said Montana Russell, who spoke lightly before looking at her sister and [...]

Rams lose shootout in Ruidoso

By Kevin Wilson: PNT sports writer RUIDOSO — After playing a catch-up game for the most part, the Rams will now play a different kind of game — a waiting one. After a 56-35 loss at Ruidoso, Portales’ season hangs in the balance of a seeding meeting tonight after it failed to qualify for one [...]

What’s in a name?

By Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com When people create a business, it’s not much of a stretch to say it’s like having a new child, with months of planning leading up to uncounted extra responsibilities. Just like coping with a new family member, a business owner must give the new addition a name, and [...]

‘Old West’ lives in Fort Sumner

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez For a look into the “Wild West,” why not try a short day trip to Fort Sumner’s “Billy the Kid Museum.” About an hour’s drive from Portales lies the remains of one of the West’s most feared outlaws, where visitors can relive the days of gunslingers, wanted men, and lawmen who [...]