Officials optimistic about pro baseball for Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico An effort to place a professional baseball team in Clovis seems ahead early in the count. Officials with the city and the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, set to open play in May 2011, reported a positive meeting Friday afternoon. Andrew Dunn, the commissioner of the Pecos League, […]

Firefighters contain hay fire

PNT staff reports Portales and Floyd Fire Departments responded to a hay fire on Highway 236 at Anderson Dairy this morning at 8:30 a.m. No one was injured in the fire that burned 20 bales of hay, said Lt. Floyd Hancock. The cause of the fire was undetermined, but might be ruled as wet hay, […]

Shooting victim’s widow still committed to husband

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Sharna Johnson Her son has grown from a boy to a man. Her home has aged and seems smaller. She has aged too. But despite all the changes that 17 years have brought, Shirley Ornelas has not wavered in her commitment to her husband. She was widowed May 30, 1993, in Portales when a bullet […]

Hounds stumble at Southwestern Oklahoma

Freedom New Mexico WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Southwestern Oklahoma’s previously struggling offense rolled up 430 total yards and the Bulldogs’ defense shut down Eastern New Mexico’s hurry-up passing attack Saturday for a 21-10 Lone Star Conference North Division victory. The Bulldogs (1-4, 1-1 North), coming off a 23-0 loss at East Central, got 101 rushing yards […]

Zia’s drop two matches in Texas tournament

ODESSA, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team dropped its first two matches in a weekend tournament hosted by Texas-Permian Basin, losing to Fort Hays State 25-18, 27-29, 25-21, 25-19 and to the host Lady Falcons 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-18. ENMU (7-9) had defeated both teams earlier in the season. The Zias take […]

Texas Woman’s blanks Zias

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Neither coach was especially happy after Friday’s Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. Texas Woman’s Fleur Benetar was only slightly happier after the Pioneers scored just their sixth goal of the season to edge Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 at the ENMU pitch. Zias coach Ray Nause, meantime, found […]

Hounds battle Incarnate Word to tie

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico In a match where it looked like one goal might win it, Eastern New Mexico University’s men rallied twice in the late going. Freshman forward Andy Wilkinson headed in a crossing pass by senior midfielder Edgar Bear on a free kick from about 40 yards out with just over […]

Grant McGee: A lesson in forgiving and forgetting

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Area 4-H clubs seeking members

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Jared Tucker October is here, which means Curry and Roosevelt County 4-H Clubs are looking for new members to learn leadership, agriculture and life skills through an array of 200 projects. Both county 4-H programs are seeking new members through Jan. 1, when current members will be required to re-register. Melanie Gutierrez, the Roosevelt County […]

Clovis mom charged with child abuse

Sharna Johnson Police have arrested the 21-year-old mother of a 6-month-old boy hospitalized in Lubbock with life-threatening injuries. Amanda Fain was charged Thursday night with abuse of a child resulting in great bodily harm. She is being held at the Curry County jail on $100,000 cash-only bond, jail officials said. Police responded to Fain’s residence […]