Persistence pushes retiree to finish degree

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By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Working from a tent while deployed or at home late into the night, a now-retired Cannon Air Force Base airman has earned three college degrees, including a doctorate. Bob Elliott, a 25-year veteran who retired in 2004, graduated May 8 with a doctorate in Higher Education from Texas Tech […]

Dec. 14, 2008 Portales Junior High News

Students on honor band Band Director Cindy Stone reports that Maria-Renee Lops, Kaleigh Johns, and Hannah Wagner earned spots on the Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association’s All-District Honor Band. Students competed against seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade musicians from even some 5A schools in the district. Wagner was second chair flute, Johns earned sixth chair […]

Schimming/Kelly engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kelly of Portales announce the approaching marriage of their son, Joseph Daniel of Lubbock to Whitney Callison Schimming of Dallas, Texas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Schimming of Dallas. The couple will exchange vows June 28, 2008, at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas. The reception will be at Winfrey Point […]

Merit badges should be awarded for life experiences

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers It took a scrolling headline this morning to let me know I’d accomplished nothing in my life. The headline was about James Calderwood, an 18-year-old resident of Chevy Chase, Md. Other than living in a town whose name peaked 15 years ago, Calderwood is famous for completing merit badge requirements […]

Cameron quells Hounds’ late offensive power

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico baseball team dropped below the .500 mark after Cameron beat the Hounds 8-4 and 12-11 in a Lone Star Conference crossover doubleheader Friday at McCord Field. Cameron’s Bevon Anderson pitched six scoreless innings in the opener, scattering four hits, four walks and one strikeout. Meanwhile, Eastern’s Seth Clabaugh pitched […]

PNT wins five press awards

PNT Staff Report AMARILLO — The Portales News-Tribune picked up five awards on Saturday from Texas’ Panhandle Press Association. PNT staffers, along with journalists from the Clovis News Journal, produced a series of reports about the future of Cannon Air Force Base, which earned the PPA’s Community Service award, one of the organization’s top prizes. […]

All-district teams named

Freedom Newspapers Volleyball team honored by district Five Portales players earned first-team honors for the All-District 4-3A volleyball team. Megan Kabrick, Morgan Hill, Ella Erf, Ashleah Richards and Bethany Self all earned first-team honor for Portales, which went 5-0 against District 4-3A opponents and 13-0 against Class 3A teams during its 22-3 state championship season. […]

4/3 PJHS News

Spanish spelling bee Laura Lopez, a student from Lindsey School, took top honors in the Spanish Spelling Bee. Esequiel Rivas, eighth grade student, earned alternate. They will compete at the state level April 16. Contestants must spell the words using the Spanish pronunciation of the alphabet as well as spell the words correctly.   Math […]

ENMU students commence with next journey

By Helena Rodriguez It took Kristine Kelley of Roswell four-and-a-half years to earn a bachelor’s of business administration degree from Eastern New Mexico University. Like many students, she earned her degree while also flipping burgers, and said she’d do it all over again if she had to. “The hardest part was balancing work and school, […]

Ram baseball going to state

Freedom Newspapers BAYARD — Portales senior T.C. Nusser threw a two-hitter, pacing the Ram baseball team to an 11-2 win over Cobre in Saturday’s Class 3A regional game. With the win, the Rams (17-9) earned their first state tournament berth since 1997. They will play Thursday against the winner of Saturday’s contest between Bloomfield and […]