Thursday morning briefing: Singing with Andy, country Christmas and garlic the right way

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Sing-a-long with Andy Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a “Brief History of Christmas Music” by Andy Mason at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Buchanan Hall at the Music Building in Portales. The event is free and open to the public. The evening includes […]

Hounds tie in home opener

CNJ staff The 24th-ranked Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds needed sophomore midfielder Andy Wilkinson’s penalty kick with a little less more than three minutes left to earn a 1-1 tie Tuesday with Lubbock Christian at ENMU Soccer Field. The teams played two 10-minute overtimes. It was the home opener for the Hounds (2-0-1). Adam Goodnight […]

Airmen take part in Dollars 4 Donuts

USAF photo: Greg Allen Rich Jones, a retired NCO who was assigned to the security forces squadron, solicits donations during Dollars 4 Donuts. Jones, who continues to work at Cannon with the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, volunteered for the fundraiser that supports the Shop with a Cop program aimed at brightening the holidays […]

What happened to news that matters?

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Andy Warhol was the first to claim, in 1968, that we’ll all have our 15 minutes of fame. Some are just more impatient than others on getting their time. I’m all for new media and burgeoning technology that can instantly put any of us in front of an audience of […]

Rams ready to open season

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Entering his third year as head coach of Portales Ram football, Andy Correll has his most experienced squad, all of whom are ready to out-do last year’s squad that advanced to the New Mexico Class 3A quarterfinals, but lost on the road to Raton. Taking snaps under center will […]

Ram football scrimmages Hatch, Lady Ram soccer opens season

Third-year Portales Ram head football coach Andy Correll was pleased with his team’s performance Friday in a scrimmage against Hatch Valley in Alamogordo.The Ram first-team offense scored three touchdowns against Hatch’s one score, and the Ram second-team added two more touchdowns.“Our first offensive series went pretty smooth,” Correll said. “The offense we’re running is all […]

Events Calendar June 26, 2008

ThursdayAndy and Don — 7-10 p.m. at the Do Drop InElida School Board — Special meeting. 7 p.m., high school library SaturdayHabitat for Humanity groundbreaking — 10 a.m., 300 block of East KaywoodENMU Regents meeting — 3 p.m., Regents Room at the ENMU Administration Building3rd annual Dairy Fest — 5-9 p.m., Curry County FairgroundsOasis State […]

Events Calendar June 25

Thursday Andy and Don — 7-10 p.m. at the Do Drop In Elida School Board — Special meeting. 7 p.m. High school library Tuesday Roosevelt County Commission meeting — 9 a.m. commissioners room Portales City Council meeting — 7 p.m. Portales City Hall July 3 Smokin’ 3rd of July celebration — 4-8 p.m. Greyhound Arena […]

Local briefs June 20

PNT Staff Reports Forrest plans community reunion The community of Forrest will hold a community reunion beginning at 10:30 a.m. July 5.Lunch will cost $8.50 for adults, $5 for children. The community will create a memory board. Copies of photographs or other memorabilia are welcome. Photos will not be returned. Copies can be mailed or […]

Kids concert to benefit Food Bank

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Two local music artists plan to hold a concert to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. Andy Mason and Don Thomas will hold a concert for children from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Memorial building. “The concert will help the children in the area and it will […]

Son gives gift of life

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Travis Husted has given his father more than just a kidney for Christmas. His 60-year-old dad, Andy, a Methodist minister by trade, said his son has given him a new lease on life. “I feel much better now than I did before my surgery. I can go for walks […]

Karate and diplomacy do mix

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The Group of Eight, or G-8, conference this week in Russia has shown the United States, Russia and the world a valuable lesson, thanks to George W. Bush. It’s not the easy lesson from Monday that showed us it’s not a good idea to curse when you’re munching on a […]

Portales’ first trip to state a short one

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent With only one senior on the roster heading into the state tournament, the Portales Rams knew that their softball future was promising. They just didn’t know they would have to start thinking about that future so quickly. The Rams were shellacked 14-0 by defending champion Grants when the Class 3A […]