Six-word summaries say a lot

Six-worders arrived on the scene a few years back. The six-worder brevity grasps a life story or current condition or philosophy. Column readers were invited to offer their own, did so with creativity, and the invitation is repeated. Here is a current crop of mine: She is a Tea Party heroine, a former Minnesota lawmaker […]

Honors — June 19

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Silvers Air Force Airman Zachary A. Silvers graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Allan Silvers, and Deana Silvers of Pineway Blvd., both of Clovis. Silvers graduated in 2010 from Clovis Christian School.

Spiritual leaders share Easter sermons

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Alisa Boswell Easter means an almost universal message, according to local spiritual leaders. Church leaders in Clovis and Portales say the resurrection of Christ is the most important factor in the Christian faith, because it is a representation of what the Christian faith is all about. “This is the time to remember that Christ was […]

Reader-submitted content: Easter contest benefits children’s home

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Roosevelt General Hospital employees decorated and stuffed 17 Easter baskets for an internal employee competition to benefit the Christian Children’s Home. The RGH Physicians Clinic front desk team took home first place for their creative basket overflowing with candy, stuffed bunnies and fun. “Every basket was a great representation of Easter and of the love […]

Zias drop softball doubleheader to Abilene Christian

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PORTALES — Center fielder Melissa Mendoza went 4-for-5 in each game and Abilene Christian banged out 14 extra base hits in an 11-4, 17-2 Lone Star Conference South doubleheader sweep Saturday of Eastern New Mexico University. Mendoza homered and doubled in the opener, in which the Wildcats (17-3, 3-0 LSC) scored three runs in the […]

Errors costly in Zias’ loss

Freedom New Mexico The Zia softball team had a rough day in the field, and a rougher one on the scoreboard. Eastern New Mexico committed a season-high eight errors in its Lone Star Conference South Division opener, and visiting Abilene Christian took advantage for a 22-11 win Friday at Zia Softball Field. Senior first baseman […]

Abilene Christian edges past Zias

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Karl Terry The Eastern New Mexico University Zias made a couple of marks on the record book Saturday afternoon, but fell short on the scoreboard as Abilene Christian slipped out of Greyhound Arena with a 67-64 Lone Star Conference South Division win. Zias senior Cat Clay moved into 10th place on the all-time scoring list […]

Feb. 15 — Elida news

Schedule February 14: Clovis Christian, T, JH G 7th, JH B, 4 p.m. (make-up game) February 17: San Jon, H, V G&B, 5:30 February 19: Roy, H, 7th G, JH B, V G&B, 1 p.m.

Feb. 8 — Elida news

Monday: Parent Night for after school program participants 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday: Clovis Christian, T , JH G 7th, JH B, V G&B, 3 p.m. Thursday: Grady, H, JH G 7th&8th, JH B, V G&B, 3 p.m. Friday: Springlake, Earth at Farwell, V Girls 3 p.m.

ENMU-Abilene Christian basketball previews

Men ENMU (7-10, 2-3 Lone Star Conference South) at Abilene Christian (8-9, 0-5) • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at Abilene, Texas • Last time out: The Greyhounds dropped a 70-68 decision to Angelo State at home on Wednesday, while Abilene Christian competed well at 13th-ranked Incarnate Word before losing 56-52. • Last meeting: The […]

Community helps spread Christmas cheer at children’s homes

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By Alisa Boswell: PNT staff writer A day at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in Portales is almost like any other family household. There is the daily routine of the children going to school, coming home and doing chores and homework. But during the holidays, family takes on a special meaning with lots of […]

Portales past: Dec. 14, 1956

Dec. 14, 1956: The Portales Daily News: According to their annual custom, three clubs at Eastern New Mexico University gave a Christmas party for children from the Baptist and Christian children’s homes and a selected group of other children from the community.

Couple takes ministry on road

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Alisa Boswell Love, a struggle with drug addiction and a brush with death put Forrest and Maggie Griffin in their van and on the road to a different sort of Christian ministry. The Griffins live in their van as they frequently travel back and forth between Oregon and Portales. In their many stops between Portales […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 5

District 4-5A Carlsbad 14, Clovis 13 District 4-3A Ruidoso 27, Portales 26 6-man playoffs Quarterfinals Clovis Christian 62, Hondo 12

Hounds entertain No. 4-ranked Abilene Christian

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo has no illusions about playing Abilene Christian. The Eastern New Mexico University football coach acknowledges the Greyhounds will have to play their best game of the season today to hang with the fourth-ranked Wildcats in a 2 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover tilt at Blackwater Draw. “We […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 22

District 4-5A Clovis 54, Hobbs 14 District 4-3A Lovington 61, Portales 22 District 2-2A Texico 22, Tucumcari 21 8-man District 3 Melrose 44, Gateway Christian 26 8-man District 1 Logan 62, Springer 26 6-man District 1 Clovis Christian 56, Roy 22 Vaughn 64, San Jon 16 6-man District 2 Elida 44, Dora 25 State West […]

Congregation celebrates church’s 100-year milestone

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Argen Duncan Central Christian Church predates New Mexico’s statehood, as pastor David McVey points out. The church on Main Street was established in 1910, while New Mexico became a state in 1912. The congregation celebrated their 100th anniversary Sunday. “We just wanted to mark that milestone, celebrate 100 years of service and ministry in the […]

Lone Star Conference football recap — Oct. 2

lonestarconference.org Submitted by conference SIDs No. 5 Abilene Christian 31, No. 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville 24 KINGSVILLE, Texas – In a game that more than lived up to its billing Saturday night, the No. 5 ACU Wildcats rolled out of Javelina Stadium with a 31-24 Lone Star Conference South Division win over No. 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Coat call, holiday seasons and the last .400 hitter

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Kids need coats Faith Christian Family Church, in partnership with Clovis Christian School, is collecting new and gently used coats for infants through adults. It’s the “Coats for Kids” drive. A collection box is at the school and will remain there until a few […]

LSC fotball recap — Sept. 25

Courtesy of LSC SID’s No. 5 Abilene Christian 65, Tarleton State 3 ABILENE, Texas – Abilene Christian University quarterback Mitchell Gale threw for a career-high 344 yards and two scores Saturday night to lead the No. 5 Wildcats to a 65-3 win over Tarleton State in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both […]