ENMU briefs — Oct. 19

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‘Into the Woods’ production set Eastern New Mexico University will host the musical “Into the Woods” 7 p.m. on Oct. 27-29, and 2 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. Tickets go on sale today for $6. Do Drop In, one of the show’s supporters, will be open following the show […]

Their view: Program helps turn veterans into ranchers

John Crabtree of the Center for Rural Affairs offers his view on a program that would help veterans become farmers and ranchers.

For-profit colleges under fire

Even lobbyists for for-profit colleges must be stunned by their industry’s ability over the past two years to capture an enormous share of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits earned by Iraq and Afghanistan war era veterans. The gold rush is on and competition to sign veterans who have the most valuable education package since World War […]

Protesters fail to see hypocrisy

Allow me, if you will, a few disjointed thoughts that weren’t long enough for a column, but were worth some type of mention in this space: • The best snide comment I’ve heard from people who hate the Occupy Wall Street protests is that you have thousands of people protesting the excesses of capitalism, and […]

Obamacare trips on long-term care costs

Freedom New Mexico One of the significant purported cost- savings of President Barack Obama’s massive health care overhaul was supposed to be the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program, CLASS, which was to operate like a private insurance program collecting premiums upfront to pay later for long-term care. On Friday, the Department of Health […]

My turn: ‘Nina’s’ presence will be missed

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My “nina,” Mary Lou Montoya Lucero, died last Thursday at her home in Las Vegas, N.M. In Spanish, “nina” is short for madrina, or in English, godmother. I wasn’t able to attend her funeral, but she’s been on my mind. In the Hispanic culture we take our ninos and ninas seriously. They are my parents […]

Zias post first win over Commerce

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women snapped a nine-match all-time soccer losing streak to Texas A&M-Commerce earlier this season with a tie on the road. Sunday, they broke through to beat the Lions for the first time and put themselves in good position to make the six-team Lone Star Conference tournament in early […]

ENMU men take fourth at Frank Phillips rodeo

Freedom New Mexico BORGER, Texas — Sophomore Logan Medlin teamed with West Texas A&M’s R.H. Whitten for second in team roping to help Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a fourth-place finish over the weekend in the Frank Phillips College rodeo at Borger, Texas. ENMU collected 260 points to trail West Texas College (395), Tarleton […]

Meetings watch: RGH

The following items will be on the agenda for the Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees meeting 5:30 p.m. today in the Hospital Conference Room: • Financial report. • Medical staff report. • Nursing services report. • Administrative report. • Board bylaws. • Announcements.

My turn: Home repair never easy

By Lonnie Berry: PNT columnist I am not really afraid of home repair projects, but I do respect them. Everything from a small plumbing job, to trying to fix the car. It seems that every time I realize there is something to be repaired, it is a weekend or in the evening. The first part […]

Dust storm causes visibility problems

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Kevin Wilson A fast-moving storm blew through the area Monday afternoon, creating roiling dust clouds thousands of feet tall and smothering roads and highways with thick dust that dropped visibility to nearly zero in some places. The wall of dust darkened skies and stopped traffic, while the winds caused widespread minor damage and toppled trees. […]

Shooting victims remembered for kindness

Robin Fornoff Family, friends and acquaintances struggled Saturday with the reality of what investigators are calling the murders of Ramon and Crusita Sena of Clovis by their adopted son, Daniel Sena, who also killed himself. Ramon Sena, 64, died late Friday at a Lubbock Hospital, hours after investigators said they discovered him wounded multiple times […]

An unexpected attraction

I’ve got a mule deer hangin’ on my wall from northern New Mexico so I could relate to Rafael’s story. He had joined two of his cousins for a deer hunting trip near Cuba, where his uncle had a cabin. They arrived late and missed the first day because cousin Dee Dee was going through […]

School menus — Oct. 16

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Smucker’s waffles. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots, veggie coins with dip, fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Bean and cheese burrito. Lunch — Hawaiian chicken, steamed broccoli, glazed carrots, pineapple pudding. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Chicken quesadilla, seasoned pinto beans, garden salad and ranch, fruit. Thursday: […]

Senior happenings — Oct. 16

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa Senior Center in Clovis. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 8 a.m.-10 a.m., Brown bag day with pharmacist; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 […]

Club notes — Oct. 16

Pilot Club The Pilot Club of Clovis held their monthly business meeting at Muffley’s Backdoor Room. A report was given on a workshop in Denver by President Sue Rutter. Also attending the workshop were Pilot members Janet Barnhart and Rosie Cox. The Club recently completed their fund raising of selling nuts. Nuts will still be […]

Births — Oct. 16

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Spencer Kendal Matthew Spencer was born Sept. 30, 2011, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Chris and Trish Spencer of Clovis. He weighed, 8 pounds 11 ounces. He has one brother, Tristan, 6. Grandparents are Bob and Peggy Spencer of McDonough, N.Y., and Johnnie Santos of Tucumcari. Great-grandparent is Joyce Gates of McDonough, […]

Incarnate word tops Zias in three

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Chelsea Grayson had 11 kills on Saturday and Incarnate Word turned back Eastern New Mexico University 25-20, 25-15, 25-22 in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Anna Herr added nine kills while Lydia Werchan posted 15 digs for the Cardinals (10-11, 6-8 LSC). Junior outside hitter Amber Durand had a double-double […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Pink dinners, coats for kids and Alaska for a song

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing. Food and drink There’s a Tickle Me Pink Wine Dinner 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dakota’s Steak House. The dinner will feature a specialty four-course menu that includes a wine chosen to compliment each dish. Tickets are $75 and will benefit the Susan G. […]

Monday morning briefing: A video game, ladies only and the end of cheap gas and oil

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie’s latest pick from surfing the many possibilities offered on the web: Game: Orcs Must Die! Genre: Action System: PC, 360 What is it? With numerous traps, weapons, and an endless supply of one-liners, Orcs Must […]