Mustangs upend Hounds to close out LSC Football Festival

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ENMU senior linebacker Julian Yearwood wraps up Midwestern State running back Dante Taylor during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference football game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game was part of the LSC’s “Football Festival.”

Staff report ARLINGTON, Texas — Big plays did in Eastern New Mexico University’s football team on Saturday night. The Greyhounds dominated early against 23rd-ranked Midwestern State, holding the Mustangs without a first down until early in the second quarter in building a 10-0 lead. Then Drew Ashley returned an interception 55 yards for a score […]

Lady Rams earn draw; Griffins blank PHS boys

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Portales junior Kiersten Ramirez battles for possession with Santa Fe Prep’s Isabelle Pagano in Griffin territory during the first half of Saturday’s District 4/1-4A girls soccer match against Santa Fe Prep at PHS. The teams played to a 1-1 draw.

By Derek Major Staff Writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Portales boys and girls soccer teams played a doubleheader to start District 4/1-4A play against Santa Fe Prep on a partly cloudy Saturday afternoon and couldn’t get a win as the boys suffered a 5-0 loss while the girls finished in a 1-1 draw. In the boys game, […]

ENMU wraps up ‘College Daze’ Rodeo

Joshua Lucero: Staff photo
Eastern New Mexico University senior Clay Bonner ropes a calf during Saturday’s “College Daze” Rodeo at Lewis Cooper Arena. Bonner clocked a time of 8.3 seconds.

By Derek Major Staff writer dmajor@pntonline.com The Eastern New Mexico University “College Daze” Rodeo wrapped up Saturday after three consecutive nights of events, food and fun and for the ENMU Rodeo team. The weekend was part work, part play, but all fun. “It was a great weekend,” said sophomore and Portales High School alum River […]

Commissioner: New manager solid choice

By David Stevens Editor dstevens@pntonline.com Kendell Buzard has heard the concerns, but remains confident Roosevelt County commissioners have made the right decision in hiring a new county manager. Commissioners last week informally agreed to hire Amber Hamilton, the marketing, public relations and hospitality director for Roosevelt General Hospital, as their top county administrator. An official […]

Take your pick

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University will celebrate homecoming next weekend, and there’s one event that’s been 40 years in the making. KENW-TV will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with a celebration reception at Studio A on Saturday. KENW became a public broadcasting station in 1974 and since then has been […]

To do list — Sept. 21

Monday • Argentina’s History through Tango — 2 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building’s Sandia Room. This lecture is a part of Multicultural Affairs Hispanic Heritage Month. Information: 575-562-2451 Tuesday • Afterschool at the Library — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Today’s selection: Table Teepees. Information: 575-356-3940 • Foster and Adoptive parenting meeting […]

Police blotter — Sept. 21

Following is a sampling of calls received by dispatchers for Portales police, Roosevelt County sheriff and area fire stations. Thursday • 4:01 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block of North Avenue Q. • 9:06 a.m.: Prisoner transport, 1700 block of North Boston Street. • 9:09 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 1000 block of South Main Avenue. • 10:48 […]

ENMU homecoming schedule

Friday • Homecoming golf experience — 8 a.m.-noon/1 p.m.-5 p.m. Advance registration is required. Contact the Department of Athletics at 575-562-2141 • 1973-1974 cross country and track team national champions brunch — Campus Union Zia Room, 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. ENMU will honor the championship student-athletes of the ’73-’74 teams, some of whom competed in […]

ENMU announces outstanding alumni award winners for 2014

ENMU Communications PORTALES — The 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award winners for Eastern New Mexico University are Retired General David Kee, Larry Patton, Ed Johnson, Berylene Blakeley Rogers and Loren Nancarrow. They represent the fields of military, banking, public service, public relations/technical writing and broadcast journalism/conservation. The awards will be presented at the ENMU Foundation Homecoming […]

Secretary of State Duran weighs in

New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran stopped in Clovis on Friday during a campaign swing through the state. Duran is seeking her second term as a Republican. She answered questions from Clovis Media Inc.: Why are you opposed to non-binding questions on the Bernalillo County ballot concerning decriminalization of marijuana and a special tax […]

Music dream comes true

Anthony Chavez said since he lived in a small town, Portales, his dream of having his music played on the radio felt impossible. But now his slow Latin R&B music is played on radio stations. Chavez has been through difficult times with his son, Esteban, 4, who was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and lost his […]

Getting lost family affair

By Karl Terry Local columnist Ever been so lost even Rand McNally couldn’t find you? It happened to my favorite sister and I last weekend while trying to find our way out of Midland, Texas. Even George W. Bush eventually found his way out of Midland, but I was beginning to think I was going […]

Memories get better with time

By Clyde Davis Local columnist This approaching week will be homecoming week at Clovis High School. Appropriately, that type of celebration will not happen until some time later at Clovis Christian High; by appropriately, I mean that this allows young adults from either school who are dating or are friends with someone at the other […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 21

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m. ; Potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Social night, 5 p.m.; 8 ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday: Quilting, 8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool,1 […]

Flower arranging featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on scrapbooking and flower arranging will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Do you love scrapbook layouts that include a lot of photos? Carlie Robertson says that “flip flaps” are the best answer, and she’ll show how to build interactive photo flaps […]

On the shelves — Sept. 21

These books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Wash Day by Eve Bunting was given by Lincoln-Jackson Family Center in memory of Ruby Romero. In this heartwarming story set in 1889, young Lizzie helps her grandmother with the family wash, even though she would rather have a tea party with her dolls and a friend; […]

Ironing back to every day routine

Nieka Style By D’Nieka Hartsfield “Go back and iron those jeans” is what my dad would say when we would try to slip a lazy ironing session past him. If he didn’t see a crease in them than they weren’t ironed. My brother and I could not shortcut our way through anything although we certainly […]

School menus — Sept. 21

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, mini carrots & ranch, orange smiles. Tuesday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Goldfish ham & cheese sandwich, sweet potato fries, veggie dippers & ranch, assorted fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch – Mac & cheese, […]

Club notes — Sept. 21

Portales Woman’s Club The Portales Woman’s Club met Sept. 10th with President June Ferguson presiding. Doncella Caywood gave the invocation and Sheryl Borden led the pledges and collect. There were 19 members and three guests. Previous meeting minutes approved and correspondence read. The door prize was won by Della Kobernick. A signup sheet was passed around […]

Tragic situation handled with grace

What happened to Timothy Cole should never happen to anyone. He was an innocent man sentenced to prison for a crime he didn’t commit, and died behind bars. The unveiling of a 13-foot-tall bronze statue of Cole by the city of Lubbock and the Innocence Project of Texas in an area to be dedicated as […]