Greyhounds take ninth in rodeo

Freedom Newspapers Cousins Clay Kozba and Stetson Herrera accounted for all of Eastern New Mexico University’s scoring, leading the Greyhounds to a ninth-place finish with 155 points in the school’s College Daze Rodeo over the weekend at Lewis Cooper Arena. Kozba, a junior from Brighton, Colo., was third in calf-roping, scoring 70 points, while Herrera, [...]

Disability helps specialist relate

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Instead of settling into retirement and putting up his feet after 26 years in the Air Force, John Prater headed to the college classroom. However, somewhere along the way he began to suffer the effects of memory loss brought on by a chemical imbalance in his brain. Extensive time at [...]

Lottery enables educational endeavors

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer In December Kendall Sisneros of Albuquerque will be the first member on either side of her family to graduate from college. She said it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the Lottery Success Scholarship Program. “It’s enabled me to go to college,” said Sisneros, a history major. [...]

Insurance beneficiaries need clearly defined

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Service members, particularly Reserve and National Guard, might not understand yet how their military insurance has been enhanced to cover traumatic injury, whether suffered in war or at home even while off duty. The new Traumatic Injury Protection under Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) is still referred to as “Wounded [...]

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 [...]

Chavez’s antics shouldn’t be taken lightly

By Freedom Newspapers Despite the oppressive nature of his totalitarian government, Cuba’s Fidel Castro still gets a warm welcome in the United States by many American leftists. But as Castro fades, the revolutionary left needs a new hero — and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez apparently is fitting the bill. We couldn’t help but chuckle at [...]

Transition under way at Cannon

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base’s mission transition to the 16th Special Operations Wing has already begun, according to base commander Col. Scott West. West, who has served as the 27th Fighter Wing’s commander for eight months, presented an informational slide show to city and county officials during a quarterly joint luncheon [...]

Late drive drops Hounds to 1-2

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers BLACKWATER DRAW — In a game of ebb and flow, it looked like Eastern New Mexico University’s football team would ride out the last wave. Central Oklahoma controlled most of the first half, while the Greyhounds had the better of it for much of the second — until junior quarterback [...]

Zias win in five against UT-Permian Basin

Freedom Newspapers ODESSA, Texas — The third time proved to be the charm for the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team. Junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki had team highs of 20 kills and 27 digs as the Zias beat Texas-Permian Basin 27-30, 30-28, 30-25, 26-30, 16-14. ENMU (5-12) had lost two previous five game matches [...]

Hounds drop conference game to Midwestern State

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team easily played better than it did in an early-season loss to Midwestern State at Wichita Falls, Texas. Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, the result was the same — a shutout loss. The Mustangs, who won the team’s first matchup 6-0, scored twice in the first half [...]