April 17, 1937

Dr. L. P. Kandle, district health officer, and assistant

Finalists named for Greyhound basketball position

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico A Division II coach in Indiana, a junior college coach with university ties, and a Division I assistant are finalists to be the next men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. Greg Young of Jacksonville College in Jacksonville, Texas, an assistant under Earl Diddle from 1991-94, joins Richard […]

It’s their job: Jacob Ward

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Name: Jacob Ward Job: Graduate assistant with the Eastern New Mexico University football team and currently coaching inside receivers. Background: Ward played college football and was an assistant at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Ward was a receiver and tight end in college before becoming an assistant. ENMU head football coach Mark Ribaudo brought him […]

It’s Their Job: Betsy Niece

PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Job: Administrative assistant for Tucker Renovations, Inc. Time on Job: 11 years Background: Niece received an associate degree from Clovis Community College. She has helped her mother run Tucker Renovations and Tuck’s Car Wash since she was 16. What does your job entail? I answer phones, file, pay bills, and other […]

It’s Their Job: Adam Pitterman

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Name: Adam Pitterman Job: Director of Athletic Communications at Eastern New Mexico University Background: Pitterman completed his undergraduate degree at State University of New York Brockport, and then took an internship at Alfred State. Later, he was a graduate assistant at Dalton State in Mississippi. He then spent a year in NC at Mount Olive, […]

Hound soccer names new head coach

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Harold Munoz has a pretty good idea of what to expect with the Eastern New Mexico University soccer program. Munoz, a graduate assistant during the first two years of the program’s existence (2004-05), was named to the head coaching position on Monday — slightly more than a week before […]

It’s their job: Phoebe Gomez

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Phoebe Gomez Job: Administrative Assistant at Steiner Elementary School Time on the job: Since 1997 Background: After graduating from high school, Gomez was the assistant manger at the Sprouse Ritz store and then worked as a case worker for the New Mexico Income Support Division before moving to […]

Former coach succumbs to cancer

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Former Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team coach Dan Buzard lost his three-year battle with brain cancer early Tuesday morning at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. A Portales native, Buzard, 39, served as the Zias’ head coach for four seasons. He also spent 13 seasons as an ENMU […]

Sievers set to restart boys and girls soccer

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Speaking out for the last year about the need for a Portales High School soccer program, Traci Sievers could not have imagined that she, herself, would be coaching not only the Lady Ram soccer team, but also the boys. Sievers was hired to coach the Portales girls soccer team […]

June 6, 1963

• The Walt Disney film “Miracle of the White Stallions” was showing at the Tower. • Collin Hilliard, an assistant cashier at Portales National Bank, was named Portales’ Most Courteous Employee for the month of May. • Tony Lama Kangaroo western boots were on sale for $39.95 a pair at Skinner’s.

Hound assistant heads to Adams State

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom Newspapers Greyhound assistant basketball coach Mark Murdock is going north. Following five years as the top assistant to Shawn Scanlan, Murdock has accepted the head coach position at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo. He replaces Larry Mortenson, who moved full-time into the college’s athletic director position following a Mountain Athletic […]

Man shot outside Clovis eatery

By Jean Verlich: Freedom Newspapers An adult male sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his leg midafternoon Friday outside a Clovis eatery, according to police. A witness told police the shooting followed a verbal confrontation, according to a Clovis Police incident report. Eddie Torres sustained four wounds to his left leg and was treated at Plains […]

New ENMU coach not getting in a rush

By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer As new Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese tries to put a team together, he figures it’s better to take his time than to make snap decisions. Weese, who spent more than 20 years as an assistant to Texas Tech women’s coach Marsha Sharp, is busy […]

Ex-Tech women’s assistant chosen to lead Zias program

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer As Marsha Sharp’s assistant and recruiting coordinator for 23 seasons at Texas Tech, Eastern New Mexico University is hoping new women’s basketball coach Linden Weese can translate some of that success to the Zias. The 51-year-old native of Higgins, Texas, was introduced Monday as the school’s choice to replace […]

ENMU searching for new Zia coach

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University has begun the process of finding a women’s basketball coach after announcing last week that Dan Buzard’s contract would not be renewed for next season. ENMU athletic director Mike Maguire said Wednesday that a selection committee is being put together. He said several applications have already been received, and […]

Hoops teams begin practice for ENMU

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Dan Buzard isn’t completely healthy, but suffice it to say he’s thrilled to be returning as the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach. Buzard sat out the 2004-05 season after suffering a cancerous brain tumor in July 2004. He was able to be around the program last year, but […]

Klafka leaving Zias

By Dave Wagner Dustin Klafka, who as acting head coach last season led the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team to a 13-14 record, has accepted an assistant coaching position at a junior college in his hometown of Levelland, Texas. An ENMU graduate, Klafka stepped in last year while head coach Dan Buzard was […]

Zia assistant moving on

By Dave Wagner After 15 years as an Eastern New Mexico University volleyball assistant, Sia Poyer has decided it’s time to move on. The 37-year-old native of American Samoa has accepted the head coaching position at Division II Valdosta (Ga.) State in the Gulf South Conference, where he will try to turn around a struggling […]

ENMU’s Buzard tries to recover from tumor after stellar season

By Dave Wagner Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of five stories highlighting the top Portales-area sports stories of the year. Dan Buzard’s second season as Eastern New Mexico University women’s head basketball coach was a rewarding one. Picked for last place in the Lone Star Conference South Division, the Zias surprised […]

Sept. 16 Obituaries

Billie Selman, 70 Mrs. Billie Evelyn Marie Sanders Selman, 70, of Clovis, a housewife, mother and certified nursing assistant, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2004, at her home. She was born on March 29, 1934, in Clovis, to Robert Burdette and Dora Marie Bryson Higgins. She married W.A. Sanders at a young age. She married Donald […]