Election generates discussion, early votes

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer The fact that the nation will either elect the first black president or first woman vice president makes today’s presidential election historic. However, only time will determine if the election will be pivotal, according to Donald Elder, professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University. Elder said the policies […]

ENMU Faculty Briefs Nov. 4

ENMU faculty published Michael F. Shaughnessy and Susan Fulgham of Texas A&M have an article appearing in Educational Technology, Vol 48, No 6, the November–December 2008 issue. Hardman serves as commentator Peggy Hardman presented “Education in a Tempest: The Choctaw Academy and a Battle of Egos, Politics, and Good Intentions” at the Ohio Valley History […]

ENMU Briefs Nov. 4

Social Work Program accredited The Social Work Program at Eastern New Mexico University has announced its accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education through 2012. Eastern offers social work courses at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, Artesia Workforce Center, ENMU-Portales, ENMU-Roswell, New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, Carlsbad, Clovis Community College, Cannon Air Force […]

Midwestern St. throws past Hounds 59-16

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Balls were flying through the air — 101 in all — in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash between Eastern New Mexico University and Midwestern State. The homestandings Mustangs defintely had the better of it. Midwestern State sophomore Zack Eskridge threw for six touchdowns — all to […]

Zias swept by East Central

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University junior libero Caitlin Murphy reached a milestone on Saturday, but East Central kept the Zias winless in Lone Star Conference volleyball action with a 25-14, 25-21, 25-14 decision. Murphy posted a match-high 24 digs, giving her 616 for the season and making her the third […]

Sentenced with separation

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer While the state works to study and counter the effects of incarceration on families and children, jails and correctional facilities face the daily battles of housing the accused and the convicted. Their focus is on keeping facilities safe and secure. Caught in between are children who are growing, developing, […]

Residents identify election issues

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer With just three days left until the general election, some Portales residents are sharpening their opinions and focusing on the issues they care about most. Dusty McKee cited the war on terror and the economy as the two biggest issues important to him. McKee and his family are visiting […]

Roosevelt County ballot, precincts

Editor’s note: Sample ballots are different for each precinct; state offices and hospital board positions appear only on ballots for the precincts their districts include. President and Vice President of the United States• Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Democrat• John McCain and Sarah Palin, Republican• Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente, Green Party• Chuck Baldwin and […]

Families bond with fishing

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Longtime Portales resident Buddy Beck has a saying — for every day of fishing, God gives you an extra one. If that’s true, Beck and his 8-year-old grandson Brayden have many days of fishing ahead of them. Several Roosevelt and Curry County children attended the 17th annual kids’ fishing […]

Where are they now: Steven Bradfute

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Editor’s note: Where are they now is a periodical feature on former Eastern New Mmexico University students: Eastern New Mexico University graduate and former Portales resident Steven Bradfute was recently published for his scientific studies in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. He graduated from ENMU in 1998. He is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow […]

Guns flying off the shelves with election in balance

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Guns are flying off the shelves at local gun shops, according to gun store owners. Store owners said the election and the possible victory of Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama is driving up gun sales. R&S Gun Shop store owner Larry Reeves said Obama would push for tighter […]

Nov. 2, 2008 Briefs

Turkey dinner runs today The Elida United Methodist Church is holding its annual turkey dinner from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today in the Elida school cafeteria. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger. Information: 575-274-6356. Silent auction ongoing Portales senior volunteer programs will hold their annual silent auction Tuesday through Nov. 18 […]

Nov. 2, 2008 Dispositions

The following dispositions have been filed in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to the reports: • Jose Diaz, 34, pleaded guilty to the charge of aggravated battery. He was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and ordered to attend an ASPEN program, complete community service, and pay court costs and fees. • Abraham Garcia […]

Take time to enjoy sweet things in life

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist All this political talk is making my head spin. In fact, I think it may be giving me migraines. Everywhere I turn someone is talking about politics. To take a break from this frenzy, my husband and I decided to go see a silly movie and called our occasional baby-sitter. […]

Don’t put too much faith in early polls

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Finally it’s here — election week. It seems we’ve been embroiled in this presidential campaign since the last one was over. Actually it all started about two years ago. For eastern New Mexico, it’s one of the most important elections in years if not in my lifetime. We’ll […]

Consider issues before casting vote on Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico It’s not difficult to find someone willing to tell you who to vote for. Just step a few feet outside your home. Check the mailbox. Answer the phone. Attempt to walk to your voting precinct without someone trying to provide instructions. You won’t hear that from us today. We wouldn’t presume to […]

Hounds visit Midwestern State

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Things haven’t gone the way senior free safety Jeremy Hibbler had hoped this season. He’s been a busy man in Eastern New Mexico University’s secondary — Hibbler leads the Lone Star Conference, by a wide margin, in total tackles with 109. Still, the Greyhounds (1-8, 0-5 LSC South) are […]

Zias notch win over Angelo State

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Junior forward Samantha Lawrence scored her 15th goal of the season and seventh match-winner to give the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team a 2-1 Lone Star Conference overtime victory over Angelo State on Friday. Lawrence poked the ball away from Rambelles defenders in front of the […]