Hounds sweep Bulldogs

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Freedom New Mexico Senior third baseman Derrick Kennedy’s one-out homer in the bottom of the ninth capped Eastern New Mexico University’s comeback from a 7-0 deficit and lifted the Greyhounds past Southwestern Oklahoma 9-8 for a sweep of their Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader Saturday at Greyhound Field. ENMU (19-18, 12-15 LSC) won the opener […]

Zias split in OKC tourney

Freedom New Mexico OKLAHOMA CITY — St. Gregory’s gave pitcher Sharon Bell one run to work with in the first inning, and she made it stand up. Bell tossed the first no-hitter against Eastern New Mexico University since the University of New Mexico did it on Feb. 5,1999, pitching the Lady Cavaliers to a 1-0 […]

Art Admirers

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Judy White, left, and two of her granddaughters, 8-year-old Abby, middle, and 9-year-old Brittney McDowell, right, take a break from Saturday’s hot temperatures to enjoy student works of art at the Portales Schools district-wide art show in the PHS cafeteria.

Law enforcement addresses safety fears

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The case of a home invasion this past week in which an elderly woman was brutally beaten has many residents uneasy and remembering two other seemingly-recent high profile incidents of violence against senior citizens. Although three suspects were arrested on Tuesday for the assault and battery against an 82-year-old […]

Floyd cheerleaders take state 1A championship

PNT Staff Report The Floyd High School varsity cheerleading squad was crowned Class 1A state champion Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque, according to co-sponsor Sheri Chenault. The girls, coached and sponsored by Chenault, Vickie Mendoza and Darcee Benoit, competed Friday and Saturday. For more details look for a full story in Tuesday’s PNT.

Great American Clean-Up slated for next Saturday

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Pride in Portales. That’s the motto for the eighth annual Great American Clean-Up and that’s what Amy Franz hopes will motivate people to come out on Saturday, pick up a trash bag and help clean up the town. “Pride in Portales. I really want that to stick in people’s […]

Third Salas brother set to go on trial in Clovis for murder

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Jury selection in the first-degree murder trial for a third brother charged in the shooting death of a 10-year-old Clovis boy is set to begin Monday in Clovis. Edward Salas, 23, faces life in prison if convicted. The trial is scheduled for five days. Depending on how long jury […]

Clovis holds first Trade Days show

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The finish wasn’t perfect for Lee Chaffee, but the price was. A California native, and a resident of Clovis for the last seven years, Chaffee left Curry County’s first Trade Days show about $40 poorer. However, she also left with a bag of books and clothes and an antique […]

Events Calendar April 6, 2008

Tuesday34th annual Student Research Conference — 1-3 p.m., ENMU College of Business, awards banquet 6:30 p.m. CUB Sandia Room.PHS and PJHS Spring Concert — 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, PHS WednesdayPortals to the Soul — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University Theatre Center Studio ThursdayCRP Managed Haying and Grazing Public Comment — 1 p.m., Best […]

Area residents participate in Juarez mission

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Barbara Brockmeier spent a week carrying lumber, pounding nails and helping put stucco on a new home. Built in four days, the home was for a young couple with 9-month-old twins in one of the more impoverished sections of Juarez, Mexico.At age 81, it was Brockmeier’s first mission trip. […]

Bulldogs dominate Hounds

Freedom New Mexico No matter where the Southwestern Oklahoma Bulldogs are in the Lone Star Conference baseball standings, they’ve done nothing but give Eastern New Mexico University a lot of grief in recent years. Southwestern came into Friday’s series opener against the Greyhounds having lost five in a row and 14 of 16, but they […]

ENMU track teams capture six events

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University athletes claimed six victories in Thursday’s McMurry Relays track meet. Junior Kathick Srimanohan went 22 feet, 2 inches to win long jump, while junior Josh Browning took third at 21-7 1/2. Srimanohan also finished second in triple jump (41-10) behind ENMU senior Kyle Harris (47-10 […]

Browsing backgrounds

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico With the rising ease of using social networks and public record databases online, people admit they’re doing informal investigations to know who they’re dealing with. Information on personal interaction, marital status, child support delinquencies and even criminal convictions is a click mouse away. Sharesse Sawyer of Clovis said she […]

Cancer study seeks participants

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By Rick White: Freedom New Mexico Penny Bailey is willing to do whatever she can to find a cure for cancer. President of the Cannon Spouses Club, Bailey lost her grandmother to cancer about 15 years ago and doesn’t want her children to experience the pain of losing a loved one like she did. Bailey […]

Two sentenced for robbery

Freedom New Mexico Two Texas men were sentenced Friday to serve 12 years each for the armed robbery of two Clovis men outside a bar last year, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. Gregory Boston, 24, and Donald Davis, 20, were each convicted of two counts of armed robbery, according to […]

Zias split with defending NAIA champs

Freedom New Mexico 0KLAHOMA CITY — Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank pitched a seven-hitter and Eastern New Mexico University took advantage of two errors to score twice in the fourth inning en route to a 4-2 victory over defending NAIA champion Oklahoma City University on Friday in pool play of the Stars’ tournament. The teams then played […]

Only a little starry-eyed

Everybody wants to be a celebrity these days. I’m sure there must be some fancy schmancy psychological term for this inordinate hunger for fame, but I just call it “star dumb.” In the old days thespians and so-called entertainers were pretty much the dregs of society. They were the ones curious country people viewed about […]

Hounds face uphill battle for postseason

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico If the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is going to make it to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament for the first time, the Greyhounds will need a good April. With four four-game conference series remaining, the Hounds (17-17, 10-14 LSC) are tied for eighth with Northeastern State […]

Chefs do battle in kitchen

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Reality TV came to Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday night in the form of an Iron Chef competition. It was a survival of the fittest — in the kitchen, that is. Six teams, made up mostly of Family and Consumer Science majors from around the state, had to […]

Business is always green for artificial turf installers

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A new landscaping option is available for residents that promises a green yard without the high water bill. The Geneva Sports Surfaces LLC, based out of Las Vegas, Nev. has been installing synthetic turf for three decades on sports fields from New Mexico to Idaho, said Russell Richards of […]