Clovis resident wins pageant

Freedom New Mexico Clovis resident Kimberly Parmenter was named the winner of the 2008 Miss Plus America contest, held July 1-5 in Dallas. She also won the Optional awards of Runway Model and Spokesmodel. She was awarded the Miss New Mexico title in September 2007 and has been preparing for the Miss Plus America Pageant […]

University student prepares for Miss Rodeo America

Freedom New Mexico Staff The next Miss Rodeo America could be from Clovis. Clovis resident and Eastern New Mexico University senior Ashlee Stallings headed to Las Vegas, Nev., this week to compete in the 53rd annual Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Pageant. The pageant at the Orleans Hotel and Casino starts Saturday. Stallings, who earned the […]

Officials work to raise funding to replace stolen crown

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A recent break-in that occurred in the Campus Union Building on the Eastern New Mexico University campus has marred the upcoming Miss Native ENMU pageant scheduled for mid-November. “It was devastating,” said Diana Cordova, director of Multi-cultural Affairs at ENMU. During the Peanut Valley Festival, the crown was one […]

October 2, 1988

• Eastern New Mexico University announced that enrollment for the 1988 Fall semester was at 3,688. • Ten young women from the area were vying for the title of Miss Portales. The Miss Portales pageant was scheduled to take place in the Portales High School Auditorium. • A four bedroom one bath house with 15 acres, […]

September 26, 1989

• Both the Eastern New Mexico Women’s and men’s rodeo teams took third place honors during the annual intercollegiate rodeo held at the Lewis Cooper Arena. • Miss New Mexico Angela De Los Santos returned home to Portales from Atlantic City were she had spent the past two weeks participating in the Miss America pageant. […]

Children source of wisdom

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist I feel a tug at my heart. By this time, I would have all my bulletin boards up, all my students’ names on the desks, all my lessons planned and would have prayed for a successful year. Why do I miss teaching school so much? I miss those little shiny […]

June 29, 1981

• Dr. Robert Matheny was appointed to the position of executive vice president for academic affairs at Eastern New Mexico University. • Miss Portales Lynn Lawson, who was a junior at Eastern New Mexico University, was crowned Miss New Mexico during the pageant that was held in Hobbs. • Kraft 32 ounce jars of Miracle […]

June 27, 1976

• Portales High School basketball team members Gail Cozzens and Penny Sanders earned the two highest honors at the Eastern New Mexico Sunshine Basketball Camp. Cozzens was named “Miss Basketball” the overall award for the camps top player, while Sanders received the “Miss Congeniality’ award. • Long white potatoes were on sale at Parkway Super […]

Zias sweep but miss playoffs

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By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers After giving up four home runs in an 8-0 loss to Texas A&M-Kingsville on Friday, Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Nicole Dickson said a change in strategy was in order. Working the corners of the plate more effectively, the junior right-hander tossed a two-hitter for her fifth shutout of the […]

Jan. 10, 1960

When Miss Maria Friesen encountered an emergency at her apartment Saturday, she couldn’t use her telephone because it was tied up by another customer on the party line. Miss Friesen, associate professor in home economics at ENMU, struck a match to light a gas heater. The wall cutoff dropped out and the gas was escaping […]

Christmas festivities take place tonight

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Portales streets will once again light up as the annual lighted Christmas parade and downtown Christmas Jubilee celebration are set to take place, beginning at 6:30 p.m. today. Sponsored by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, various events will be held throughout the evening, said Amie Franz, RCCC. A […]

Bloopers create infamous days in journalism

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I never wanted to drown Little Miss Merry Christmas, but I was accused of plotting this unthinkable crime when my headline came rolling out of our newsroom printer. On this fateful day in the early 1990s, my then colleague Janet Bresenham came waving a piece of paper I had just […]

Teacher was master of sarcasm

By Bob Huber: Freedom Newspapers Columnist Some folks carry grudges all their lives. They don’t leave home without them. They’re just not happy unless they’re blasting governments, churches, school boards, or college football teams. They’re even against actors, neighbors, newspapers, television, lawyers, and relatives. But the weirdest resentment I ever saw belonged to my wife […]

School days over for now in Portales

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff L.L. Brown kindergarten teacher Lynne Walker has mixed feelings about the end of the school year. “It’s exciting, being relieved of some pressure, but then it is also sad to lose our little special ones,” Walker said. “We have a very close-knit family here, and our kiddos showed great growth […]

April fools are made every year

By Bob Huber Today’s topic is April Fools’ Day Hangovers and how to live through them. When I was a kid, the second day of April was a time of thanksgiving, a moment when youngsters across the land turned their eyes skyward and gave tearful thanks for surviving another year of April Fools’ pranks. Everyone […]

ENMU announces retirement of long-time dean Elder

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer When July rolls around Eastern New Mexico University will look different without Thurman Elder roaming the hallways of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building with a calculator and math textbooks in hand. Elder has announced he will retire after more than 37 years of teaching math at Eastern New Mexico […]

Saltclah crowned Miss Native American

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Shannon Saltclah stood proud on Thursday night with her new crown sitting atop her head as the new Miss Native American Queen for the 2005-06 school year. Saltclah, a junior at Eastern New Mexico University, was selected as the new queen in front of a crowd in the Zia Room […]

ENMU student preparing for Miss Rodeo America

By Shelley Gilmore Brittany Bennett of Portales is looking forward to competing in the pageant for Miss Rodeo America. She is taking a semester off from Eastern New Mexico University to compete. Currently Miss Rodeo New Mexico, Bennett will travel to Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 27 through Dec. 3 to compete against 26 other candidates. […]

Rodeo lifestyle continues with pageant

By David Irvin One by one, the nine rodeo queen contestants briskly rode their horses across the Mounted Patrol Arena on Monday during the 2005 Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen coronation ceremony. In the end, only four would win the top honors in their age groups. “(Rodeo) teaches kids a lot of responsibilities,” said Texico’s Lacy […]

We were upstaged by a master prankster

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist When I was a kid, April Fools’ Day lasted all month. It was unwritten law in those days that guys got to seek revenge for tricks played on them. To limit that activity to only one day was blatantly unfair. (That edict always ceased at midnight, April 30, which was […]