Annual fellowship and breakfast scheduled

Freedom New Mexico The eighth annual fellowship and breakfast aimed at “celebrating America’s Christian heritage, honoring those who serve” is set for 7 a.m. Nov. 7 at the Southside Fellowship Center, 301 W. 18th St. The event is expected to feature the American Legion Honor Guard, special music and prayer leaders from a variety of […]

Zias earn split at UT-Permian Basin

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Senior centerfielder Laura Thompson and freshman shortstop Melissa Williams went a combined 6-for-7, and the Eastern New Mexico University softball team rallied from a 2-0 first-inning deficit to claim a 3-2 win Wednesday in the second game of a doubleheader with University of Texas-Permian Basin. The Falcons (11-32) had […]

Student’s lesser prairie chicken poster wins contest

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A Portales student has drawn the best lesser prairie chicken in a contest, according to judges. Portales Junior High School eighth-grader Alexa Herrington’s watercolor won first place, and $50, in the junior high division of the 2009 High Plains Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival Poster Contest. Herrington’s art teacher, John […]

ENMU women finish eighth

Freedom New Mexico RANGER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women placed eighth over the weekend in their spring rodeo opener, the Ranger College Rodeo. Junior Kacey Kobza finished fifth in goat tying, earning fourth in the first go and fifth in the second go. She also took sixth in breakaway roping. ENMU’s men finished […]

Greyhounds drop eighth straight

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds scored 21 points in the first 10 minutes of the second half, which was six more points than they scored in the entire first half. The result was a 69-47 Lone Star Conference South loss Wednesday at rival West Texas A&M, the Hounds’ […]

Hounds picked eighth in conference baseball poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team was picked for eighth place in the 12-team Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll, released Thursday by the LSC office. Defending champion Abilene Christian, which went 44-17 overall and 35-7 in the LSC, was favored to repeat its title. The Wildcats drew 19 of […]

Feb. 1, 1958

A group of eighth- and ninth-grade Portales students under the tutelage of Mrs. Louise Cooper attempted to view the first American satellite as it was to be visible across certain southern states.

Calling all artists: Poster contest needs entries

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PNT staff The Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest is back. Artists from kindergarten through adulthood are invited to create an original two-dimensional design for the contest, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Entry deadline is March 1. The winner will receive $300, and the design is […]

PJHS News

Basketball schedules The seventh and eighth grade girls “A” teams head to Clovis to play Marshall on Monday. The boys teams host Marshall beginning at 4 p.m. The seventh and eighth grade girls “A” teams travel to Santa Rosa on Thursday. The boys “A” teams play in Portales on Thursday. MAPS testing scheduled Students will […]

Junior high students compete in Penny Wars

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Portales Junior High School students are racking up a big chunk of change for Thanksgiving dinners from the Dream Center. The seventh- and eighth-grade classes are competing against each other a Penny Wars fund-raiser. Student Council members, who are leading the effort, plan to count the collected money this […]