Cameron outslugs Hounds in finale of ACU Classic

CMI staff ABILENE, Texas — Six Cameron players collected at least two hits and the Aggies outslugged Eastern New Mexico University 15-9 on Sunday to wrap up the ACU Classic baseball round-robin, hosted by Abilene Christian. Right fielder Brad Blumer went 4-for-5 and scored three times for Cameron (12-6), which pounded out 20 hits, while […]

Zias, Highlands split in Lady Buff Classic

CMI staff CANYON, Texas — Freshman Lizzy Velasquez hit a two-run single in the top of the eighth as Eastern New Mexico University edged New Mexico Highlands 6-5 on Friday for a split against the Cowgirls in the Lady Buff Classic softball tournament, hosted by West Texas A&M. Highlands won the first game 10-0 on […]

Nixing state income tax boosts opportunity

If the classic 1940 movie “Grapes of Wrath” were remade for 2012, the Joad family would be trekking, instead, from California to Oklahoma. Based on the 1939 novel by Californian John Steinbeck, the movie showed the Joads suffering through the 1930s Great Depression and Dust Bowl in Oklahoma, then striking out for the Golden State […]

My turn: Classic films comforting

I revisited some “old school” movies last weekend by watching 1930s and 1990s classics. I watched “10 Things I Hate About You,” which is a great 1990s film if you want to laugh. Much like another one of my favorite 1990s teenage films, “Can’t Hardly Wait,” it over-exaggerates and pokes fun at teenage clich

Tuesday morning briefing: Book talk, meetings watch and a Paul Newman classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Book talk The Adult Book Discussion Group meets today at 4:50 p.m. in the Portales Public Library. The book being discussed is “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett. Health fair 7th annual Melrose Health Fair is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday at the Melrose […]

Thursday morning briefing: Free art, a real classic and jail for a cause

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing: Free art A free solo exhibition, “Sleeping in the Forest, Waking in the Desert,” by Jessie Dodington will be displayed in ENMU’s Golden Library on Tuesday through Oct. 28 during normal library hours. A real classic The annual Milk Jug Classic is 8 a.m. […]

Rodeo spectators in for wild ride

Rodeo as a spectator sport has been growing in attendance. Maybe it is because it is live-action, close to home, reasonably priced and rated PG. NASCAR has a similar appeal. As rodeo moves into the ranks of other professional sports, you notice a consistency in the show. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association runs a tight […]

Zias fall at Lady Buff Classic

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team lost a competitive match to Southwest Baptist 24-26, 26-24, 25-20, 26-24 on Saturday morning, but fell flat in a 25-15, 25-16, 25-14 setback to Colorado-Colorado Springs Saturday afternoon to complete play in the season-opening Lady Buff Classic, hosted by West Texas A&M. […]

Custom Classic A to Z

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Kevin Wilson The Custom Classic entered its 28th year in Clovis this weekend, drawing players, teams and themes from A to Z. A stands for “Amistad Pavilion, with picnic tables and shade. Tournament director Roger Jackson said it translates to “Friends Pavillion,” and the group that donated the supplies and labor to build it asked […]

Innocence lost in today’s digital world

Young people grow wearisome of tales of time gone by, the glorious 1950s and more permissive 1960s, their simple themes captured by the TV series Happy Days and perhaps glorified by the classic film American Graffiti. “Pops! Pops! I know! You paid 25 cents a gallon for gas in 1956. I’m paying $3.75 for gas. […]

Zias drop pair in late innings at St. Mary’s Classic

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — After opening its season with a pair of losses in the St. Mary’s Classic on Saturday, Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team dropped to 0-4 on Sunday as Texas A&M-Kingsville and St. Mary’s put together two-run rallies in their final at-bats. ENMU erased a 4-0, first-inning deficit against Kingsville, […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Dinner for airmen, resolutions and a film classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Christmas eve First Presbyterian Church in Portales has scheduled its annual Community Christmas Eve Service for 11 p.m. Friday. The service includes special music, readings and traditional Christmas hymns. And, First Baptist Church is holding a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Friday. Both […]

Custom Classic gets upgrade, but legacy remains

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico he and staff would do Custom Classic brackets by hand, cutting and pasting typed-out team names on each bracket to give the brackets a little bit of class. Now, technology has cut the clutter to Jackson’s laptop and a couple of tournament binders. But the mission remains to uphold […]

Church profile: Central Christian Church

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Location: 1528 South Main Phone: 356-6001 Services: 8:15 a.m., classic worship; 10 a.m., traditional worship; 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:30 a.m., contemporary worship with nursery and children’s ministry Description: “Central Christian is a place to connect,” said Pastor David McVey.

Hard to shake soft spot for classic cars

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist I love to look at classic and antique cars and street rods. I’ve never made the commitment to love one, however. For the last few nights I’ve been watching Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction on SPEED and the cars and the prices they command boggle my mind. Yeah, it’s the same auction […]

Custom Classic draws teams from far and near

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Teams came from as far away as Lubbock, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Oklahoma to join local teams to play in New Mexico’s largest slowpitch softball tournament. Playing nearly around the clock from Friday night through Sunday afternoon, the 26th annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic is played on about a […]

Custom Classic starts today

The 26th Annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic slowpitch softball tournament starts today. This year’s classic has 126 teams converging on Clovis for the weekend-long event at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex and Bob Spencer Field. USSSA Area Director Roger Jackson said the tournament is a great economic boost for Clovis because of the different people […]

Zias drop pair at St. Mary’s Classic

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — St. Mary’s Chelsea Wenske belted a one-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh Thursday to lift the Rattlers past Eastern New Mexico University 6-4 in the season-opening St. Mary’s Classic. Earlier in the day, the Zias lost to Rollins College 7-1. ENMU faces Incarnate Word and Florida-based […]

Classic truck source of pride

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It started out as a way to advertise a family business, but family and friends say the 1948 Ford F-1 pickup is Thom Moore’s pride and joy. Moore was surprised early this year as the truck was featured in “reader’s trucks” sections of two nationally circulated classic truck magazines. […]

Golden oldies don’t seem that old

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Shortly after midnight, somewhere on a turnpike in southeastern Kansas, I found out I was officially an oldie. No, I wasn’t struck by a sudden and desperate need for a bathroom. I deal with those problems during the morning thanks to blood pressure medication. This was an assault on […]