ENMU squads receive tough tourney draws

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Dave Wagner Three of Eastern New Mexico University’s four injured players could be available today when the sixth-seeded Greyhounds take on rival West Texas A&M in an 11 a.m. (MST) quarterfinal of the Lone Star Conference men’s basketball tournament at Allen, Texas. Senior guard Stefan Mirabal (hamstring) has missed the team’s last five games, while […]

Higher education proposal draws mixed reviews

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Alisa Boswell Gov. Susana Martinez’s budget proposal to change the state funding formula for colleges and universities is drawing mixed reaction at institutions in Clovis and Portales. ENMU President Steven Gamble said he thinks the university will do well under the new policy if it is approved by the Legislature. But Clovis Community College President […]

Holiday showcase draws crowd

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Roosevelt County Extension Program Director Connie Moyers, who was recently recognized for serving as a host affiliate co-liaison to the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences national board, dazzled an audience of more than 100 people Tuesday at the Memorial Building in Portales with her homemade food and craft creations. “It’s really a […]

Dairyfest draws crowd

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Liliana Castillo United Dairy Women’s Dairyfest attracted thousands of people Saturday after taking a year off in 2010. Michelle Heavyside, founder and director of United Dairy Women, said the group wasn’t able to book a date for the event last year at the Curry County Events Center. “Right now, we need to book a date […]

‘Thriller’ themed ENMU homecoming parade draws more than 100 entries

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Jared Tucker Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade had more entries than last year according to ENMU faculty, making it an event that lived up to it’s theme, “Thriller.” Parade coordinator and ENMU Alumni affairs director Janice Cowen said the parade went real smooth this year, as the community came together along with 17 […]

Heritage Days draws locals

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Classic cars, a talent show and lots of food kept a steady crowd entertained Saturday at the Portales Heritage Days celebration. The three-day event kicked off Friday night with a Gospel Jamboree at City Park. Saturday events kicked off with the 10th annual MainStreet Fun Run. Jo Allison, of Portales, said it is nice to […]

Jamboree draws young and old

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Young and old came out for music and a special anniversary for the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree. Among many guests for the event’s 60th year was Rebecca Lawson. She started performing in the jamboree in 1973 but moved to Oregon for a job three years later “When I […]

Dairy Fest draws crowd of 9,000

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico When most Dairy Fest fans walked up on Ryan White’s tent Saturday, they either laughed or stopped for a photograph with the sign: “Smells like poo…it grew.” White’s job at Dairy Fest is to teach people about manure, and its uses — fertilizer being high on the list. White […]

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 […]

Inauguration symbol of true democracy

Freedom New Mexico Some of them remember Roosevelt. Some of them have no memory of anyone not named Bush or Clinton. Just as the big event draws people from many generations, its allure crosses other demographic lines as well. They arrive by private jet from Hollywood mansions and Manhattan skyscrapers. They also come by bus […]

Homecoming parade draws crowd

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents and Eastern New Mexico University alumni lined First Street Saturday morning to enjoy the annual ENMU homecoming parade. Children especially enjoyed the colorful floats, firetrucks and many other entries, with every float and car tossing candy to them. But for alumni and friends, it was just a […]

Taboo subject draws curiosity

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist I’m not sure why I am nervous about this upcoming interview. Talking one on one is one of the things I enjoy most about being a journalist. It’s like being allowed into someone’s life, able to see the world through their eyes and then write about it — it’s a […]

Smithsonian exhibit draws large crowds

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer More than 1,100 people have been exposed to the “Key Ingredients: America By Food” Smithsonian exhibit at Eastern New Mexico University, a carefully orchestrated event which has drawn the community into its numerous activities. This is the estimate that Merlene Olmsted has come up with as the six-week-long tribute […]