Zias coach trying to change culture

By Larry Booker: FNM correspondent First-year Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Lindsey Wilson brings a strong pedigree of success to the job. A former Lone Star Conference player at Southeastern Oklahoma and Central Oklahoma, Wilson says she’s quite happy with the reception she’s received in Portales. “ENMU is great,” said Wilson, who spent […]

Taste of Thanksgiving

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Alisa Boswell Portales First United Methodist Church’s 58th annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar kicked off at 11 a.m. Thursday and by 12:15 p.m., the church’s fellowship hall was jam-packed with people from Portales, Clovis, Elida and more. “It’s a good time to be fed and have good fellowship,” said Elida resident Molly Anthony. “It’s a […]

My turn: Coffee shop seeking local artwork

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I got to be in my very first flashmob Monday for Halloween and as nervous as I was before hand, I was surprised at how well it went. My group got compliments on our performance, which was one and a half minutes of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and we had a good time doing it. Another […]

Zias post first win over Commerce

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s women snapped a nine-match all-time soccer losing streak to Texas A&M-Commerce earlier this season with a tie on the road. Sunday, they broke through to beat the Lions for the first time and put themselves in good position to make the six-team Lone Star Conference tournament in early […]

First-half goal stands up for Zias

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Freedom New Mexico Junior defender Emily Simon scored off a corner kick from freshman forward Alysia Carrasco in the first half on Friday, and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team held on for a 1-0 Lone Star Conference victory over Texas Woman’s at the ENMU pitch. The goal, Simon’s third of the season, […]

Tres Amigas chief aims for early 2012 construction

Robin Fornoff If all goes as planned, construction could begin on the $1.5 billion Tres Amigas electrical power project near Clovis sometime in the first quarter of 2012. That’s what President and CEO Phillip Harris told a gathering of community leaders Wednesday. Harris said construction would bring “literally hundreds” of temporary jobs to eastern New […]

Opinion: First Amendment lets you disagree

If I could bring back the Founding Fathers for anything, I’d ask them for more clarification on the Second Amendment. Guns for any reason, or just to maintain private militias? Background checks to keep the evil or mentally disturbed from owning guns, or a wide-open system so everybody could buy tools to defend against those […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Calling all tubes, blood needed and a major award

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Calling all tubes The Zenith Youth Leadership Academy program is under way in Clovis and Portales and is gearing up for their first team building exercise which requires massive amounts of cardboard tubes. If you have tubes —toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls and […]

Dora news —

Report cards will be sent out Our first grading period ends Thursday. Report cards for the first nine-week grading period will be issued to students on Oct. 18. Grades of 60 and above are passing.

Birthdays — Oct. 9

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Chaparro Bella Chaparro of Clovis celbrated her first birthday on Oct. 4. Bella was born Oct. 4, 2010, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis.

State widens fishing limit at Sumner Lake

Freedom New Mexico Anglers at Sumner Lake near Fort Sumner can catch and keep as many sport fish as they like beginning today as the lake is being drained to accommodate downstream irrigation demands. The emergency salvage order issued by the Department of Game and Fish will remain in effect until the Sumner Lake boat […]

My turn: Balloon festival worth trip

Last weekend, I attended the balloon festival in Albuquerque for the first time. I’ve lived in New Mexico for more than 20 years and I have never been able to go. It was well worth it, even with my friends and I getting charged double for entrance, because we got a little confused about how […]

Cannon receiving first MC-130J

Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base will host an aircraft acceptance ceremony 1 p.m. Thursday, marking the first MC-130J Combat Shadow II for Air Force Special Operations Comman. Lt. Col. Paul Pendleton, commander of the 522nd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon, said the MC-130J can carry about 40 percent more payload and do it […]

Hounds suffer first loss

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Freedom New Mexico Juan Peralta knocked in a header off a corner kick in the second overtime Friday to lift Northeastern State past ENMU’s men 2-1 in a battle of unbeaten teams. The RiverHawks (5-0-1), former members of the Southwest Soccer Conference and Lone Star Conference with ENMU before moving on to the Mid-America Intercollegiate […]

Hounds keep unbeaten with tie

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University men stayed unbeaten Monday with a 1-1 double overtime tie with visiting Wayland Baptist. Sophomore midfielder Luiz Buosi scored his second goal for ENMU (4-0-2) and senior goalkeeper Peter Horak made four saves in his first appearance of the season. The Pioneers (3-3-2) struck first when Jevaughn […]

Sept. 20 — Dora news

Progress reports sent home Progress reports will be handed out to students today to take home to parents. These reports reflect student academic progress through the first six weeks of the first grading period.

Greyhounds notch first win of season

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — Sophomore Jayson Serda returned the second-half kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown and the Eastern New Mexico University football team held off Oklahoma Panhandle State 28-19 on Saturday to break into the win column. Junior quarterback Wes Wood completed 28-of-42 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns for the […]

Cannon, first responders protect our freedom

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil in our nation’s history. Victims numbered 2,753 in the World Trade Center, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers from New York City and the Port Authority, and eight private emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Another 184 people were killed in the […]

Engagements — Sept. 11

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Creighton- Jones Gary and Ginger Creighton of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Oma Alysse Creighton of Portales, to Kenneth Lowell Jones, of Portales, son of Kenneth and Sally Jones, of San Antonio. [image #2, align=left, size=medium] The couple will exchange vows Oct. 15, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in […]

DoD focuses on school renovations

On orders from Congress, the Department of Defense is deciding how to spend a first appropriation — $250 million — to upgrade a set of public schools that are in disrepair or disturbingly overcrowded. The catch is that these schools, though part of local school districts, are on stateside bases and 94 percent of their […]