College ends “75 for 75″ effort

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By Robin Haislett: ENMU Communication Services Eastern New Mexico University students have been hard at work this school year exceeding their goal of 75 community service projects in honor of ENMU’s 75th anniversary. Each organization created its own fundraiser with help from Barbara James, director of Campus Life, and other members of her staff.

Seniors prepare to embark on new journey

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico For Portales High School senior Katie Montiel, 18, the road to graduation has been a long journey. She wants to go on to college and get a business degree of study to become a probation officer. Portales senior Andres Carbajal, 18, is thinking about taking a year off so […]

CCC graduation nearly 200 students

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College students will be making the next step with graduation this week. The college is set for its 24th convocation, with a 6 p.m. Friday ceremony at the Clovis Civic Center. Lisa Spencer, director of marketing for the college, said there are tentatively 198 students set to […]

Portales Past: May 31, 1910

May 31, 1910: Representatives of the Southwest Holiness Association visited Portales with plans to start a college. The response was less than welcoming, with only the mayor, a press representative and “two others who went to sleep” attending the meeting, the Roosevelt County Herald reported.

ENMU signs player for men’s basketball

Freedom New Mexico Max Carries, a 6-foot-7 junior-to-be forward from Moreno Valley, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Carrier is transferring from Irvine Valley College in California. Last season, he helped the Lasers to a 26-5 record and a berth in the quarterfinals […]

Ticket feature: CCC students to perform songs from broadway hits

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Freedom New Mexico Students of Clovis Community College’s Broadway-style singing class are putting on a performance Monday night. The show will include performances from Broadway hits such as Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, Grease, Oklahoma!, Chicago and more. Beginning at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall at CCC, on stage performances make up more […]

Car trouble leaves cowboy trapped

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist It happened to Brett, a country boy in college on a rodeo scholarship. His folks sent him off to college in a well-used 3/4 ton pickup with mud and snows and a grill that looked like the gate on a Russian prison, a 16-foot stock trailer the color of camouflage, […]

Military feature: Schools have veterans affairs certification officials

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University have veterans affairs certification officials on staff. James Smith at CCC and Margaret Estrada at ENMU said they enjoy helping veterans navigate the extensive GI Bill. “I feel like each veteran has earned these benefits so it’s an honor for me […]

Pintores Art League gearing up for show

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Freedom New Mexico The Pintores Art League is kicking off its Spring Fling art show Friday at Clovis Community College. The PAL hosts an annual show of student and professional artwork in the area to give local artists a venue to display their work and allow them a chance to compete against their peers. Friday […]

ENMU takes women’s title at Western Texas College Rodeo

Freedom New Mexico SNYDER, Texas — Freshman Jessie Kirkes of Carlsbad was the all-around champion, helping Eastern New Mexico Unversity take the women’s team title in the Western Texas College Rodeo over the weekend. The Zias finished with 270 team points to 140 for Tarleton State and 120 for West Texas College in a field […]

Our people: Call of the wild

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Bio Name: Tony Gennaro Birthday: March 18, 1934 Hometown: Raton Profession: Desert biologist, writer Tony Gennaro had two ambitions as a young college student. He said he wanted to become a professional baseball player or a commissioned Air Force officer. He said what he fell into ended up to be what he was destined to […]

Housing demands drive building plans

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Even with their daughters in college, Richard and Louise Weber search for a lot of the same amenities in a home that younger families do — storage space, a good neighborhood and proximity to public schools. But there are some dealbreakers for Richard, an Air Force retiree — like […]

Program offers free tax help

PNT staff reports Again this year, AARP, the Internal Revenue Service and the Eastern New Mexico University College of Business are sponsoring Tax-Aide in Portales, according to Portales Site Coordinator Mercedes Agogino. The program provides free tax returns and electronic filing to low- and middle-income people. It is available 1-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Feb. […]

Hounds looking for line help

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is hoping to sign 15 to 20 prospects today, the first day players can sign a letter of intent to play college football. Among them will be Portales’ running back Jesus Davalos, who looked at the University of New Mexico briefly before making the hometown […]

Thursday morning briefing: Local talent and college Bowlmania

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Video of the day Lots of local talent. It’s our Talent Watch. Bowlmania Five bowl games are on the schedule with two standing out. The Sun Bowl matches up Oklahoma and Stanford at noon on CBS. In primetime, Virgina Tech plays Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A […]

Press Release: Senator seeks interns

U.S. Senator Tom Udall is inviting New Mexico college students to apply for internships in each of his state offices. To apply for an in-state internship with Sen. Udall’s office, please send an email to internship_program@tomudall.senate.gov and request an application.

Workforce ready

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Area community colleges are offering programs designed to help students earn state certification allowing them to enter the workforce with more opportunities. For many, a traditional four-year college education such as programs offered at Eastern New Mexico University is just not an option. While ENMU has adjusted to offer […]

Prospective students get taste of college life

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Parents and high school seniors from across New Mexico, Texas and several other states gathered at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday for a lesson in attending college. The annual Green and Silver Day is a chance for parents and their children to learn pointers on financial aid and […]

Wide variety of non-credit classes offered

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Leaders at Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University say non-credit classes are a direct response to community needs. Judith Spillane, the business and non-credit training coordinator at Clovis Community College, said her institution’s offerings change to meet needs. “We also offer a large number of non-credit online […]

Mesalands president suspended

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday suspended President Phillip O. Barry without pay. Board members met in executive session in response to allegations Barry was driving under the influence of liquor or drugs last week in Albuquerque. Court records show Barry was charged with DUI on Friday. […]