Dora news — Jan. 24

Students celebrate Homecoming Homecoming 2012 was held Jan. 14. Senior sponsor Derinda Carter and the class of 2012 chose the theme, “A Walk on the Wild Side.” Elementary and high school student teams competed all week in various spirit contests to win a pizza party. The overall winners were Audrey Powell’s sixth-graders and Derinda Carter’s […]

Monday morning briefing: Homecoming, free music and fun with plastic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Homecoming week Elida Municipal Schools celebrate Homecoming next week with Spirit Week and the coronation. Monday is Pajama Day; Tuesday is Fashion Disaster; Wednesday is Tossed Salad Day; and Thursday is Duct Tape Day and Way Out Games. Star in town County bass player […]

Clovis trio set for homecoming

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The band is back together, somewhat, and it’s making a Friday swing through Portales. In the closest thing they’ll have to a homecoming, Clovis High guards Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill, and former Wildcat coach J.D. Isler, lead McMurry University in a 7 p.m. Friday neutral site game at […]

My turn: Anual concert features local music

I really had a great time covering the Eastern New Mexico University homecoming last weekend. Being an ENMU alumni, it was nice for me to be able to participate in and enjoy homecoming for the first time in my history with the university. As a college student, I not only went to school full-time, but […]

ENMU kicking off homecoming celebration

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University Homecoming has arrived once again and multiple students, alumni and faculty members are gearing up for the variety of events to take place this weekend. ENMU President Steven Gamble said homecoming is a celebration of the university and its alumni. “Eastern’s reputation and pride are wrapped up in our […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Alumni awards, homecoming and a deadly blizzard

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Call for nominations The CMS Education Foundation/Alumni Association needs nominations of distinguished Clovis High School Alumni for its second annual Hall of HonorBanquet this spring. The deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 21. Nomination forms are available at school administration office, 1009 Main St., or […]

New activities scheduled for homecoming week

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Argen Duncan For homecoming this year, Portales High School students are smashing cars, setting the biggest bonfire they’ve had and hosting a new alumni reception. The PHS Student Council has activities planned most evenings this week, and each day has a theme for students to follow in how they dress, such as Zombie Day, Ram […]

‘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 […]

A week for spirit

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Jared Tucker Homecoming weekend gives students, faculty and the community the chance to show their school spirit, and former students the chance to come together and share stories of school days past. Barbara James, Director of Campus Life at Eastern New Mexico University, said the ritualistic homecoming festivities bring out current students, students who have […]

ENMU homecoming adds new events

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Argen Duncan Homecoming is lurching its way to Eastern New Mexico University. This year has a zombie theme: “It’s a Thriller.” The homecoming schedule includes the long-standing traditions of the football game, bonfire, parade and tailgate party. The mix also includes new events such as the “Zombie Circus Extravaganza” play and the official re-opening of […]

ENMU briefs — May 12

Homecoming theme decided The Eastern New Mexico University homecoming theme for 2010 will be “Homecoming 2010 — It’s a ‘Thriller.’” This theme includes the students’ winning vote, which was “Zombieland,” as well as music and opportunities for decorating that will be compatible with students, alumni and community members. As always, at the start of the […]

ENMU briefs — April 28

Homecoming Changed The date for Homecoming week has been changed to Sept. 20-25. The football game is set for 2 p.m. Sept. 25 against Texas A&M-Commerce.

School rallies around homecoming queen

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Dora High School senior Sarah Walker has touched hearts with a lot of hugs and not a word. Sarah was crowned Miss DHS at the school’s homecoming celebration Jan. 16. She has Angelman’s Syndrome, a chromosome disorder that causes developmental delays, particularly in speech. Senior Renee Gantert, who competed […]

Homecoming parade big draw

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer It rained candy for children in a more than 60-float Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade Saturday for in downtown Portales. ENMU kicked off 75th anniversary homecoming festivities Friday. But the real fun, at least for area children, started Saturday morning with the parade along West First Street. Portales […]

ENMU grew from humble beginnings

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico It may have been a little slow going at first, but Eastern New Mexico University has evolved into the institution envisioned by its founders. That would be one providing higher education to the residents of the east side of state and, this weekend, many former ENMU students are taking […]

ENMU celebrating homecoming, anniversary

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Songfest 2009 kicks off a week-long celebration of Eastern New Mexico University’s 75th anniversary and homecoming. It all begins Monday, giving ENMU organizations on campus a chance to cut a rug and bring down the house. “It is… an annual event that falls on the Monday before homecoming,” said […]

ENMU’s science building officially re-opens

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer In the last several years, homecoming has been a time for Eastern New Mexico University to show off campus improvements, and last weekend’s homecoming weekend was no different. The university unveiled its newly remodeled science building Friday afternoon. University officials now believe ENMU is now in possession of the […]

Homecoming heartbreak as Javalinas win 35-32

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University did a lot of things right Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds did just enough wrong to cost them a victory. Senior quarterback Billy Garza threw for three touchdowns and ran for what proved to be the winning score with 1:38 left in the […]

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 […]

ENMU Homecoming events start today

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University students and alumni are set for a weekend packed with homecoming events. This year’s theme is “Greyhounds Go Hawaiian.” Brooke Cordova of ENMU’s Alumni Affairs said students select the homecoming theme each year by voting on their favorite. One of the main attractions is the […]