In a hot summer, cool ways to be messy

Erin Karonis

Beth Whitehouse Here we are in the midst of summer. The novelty of beaches and parks may have worn off, but the heat is still bearing down. What to do now? How about some fun, inexpensive backyard activities the whole family will love? “They’re all sort of cool things, water-based things,” says Maureen Mangan, the […]

ENMU briefs — April 20

Sixth Annual ENMU Mud Volleyball Open Registration The sixth annual Mud Volleyball tournament is set for 10 a.m. May 7 on the lawn behind Lincoln Hall. All the proceeds go to student scholarships. Mud Volleyball is hosted by ENMU Foundation and the Associated Students of ENMU. Community members are encouraged to register for the tournament. […]

Tomboy more comfortable in mud

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of common Sense Nicole was a tomboy. No, more accurately she was a cowboy. She favored cow work to Barbie dolls. She was Dad’s right-hand man. By age 15, she could pull her weight, from building fence to pulling calves. Last spring to celebrate the coming of sunshine, the […]

ENMU hosting 5th annual mud volleyball tournament

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The fifth annual Mud Volleyball tournament is 10 a.m. Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University on the lawn behind Lincoln Hall. Changes this year include the addition of scholarships, a concession stand and music. “There will be five courts, double elimination and it is open to college students and […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Slinging mud and United Way

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing.Web site of the day The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100000169033411 Slinging mud The Fifth annual Mud Volleyball Tournament is Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University starting at 10 a.m. Five courts will be dug behind Lincoln Hall. They also plan to play […]

My turn: Never trust a mud puddle

Never trust a mud puddle, no matter how innocent it looks. James Wooten and my uncle Terry Smith grew up together in Ider, Ala. Like most country boys, they enjoyed four-wheeling. One day James, Terry and myself were just hanging and we decided to go see Terry’s dad Butler “Smitty” Smith. Well we cut through […]

ENMU to host mud volleyball tournament

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Things are about to get down and dirty with some fun in the mud at Eastern New Mexico University’s mud volleyball tournament on May 2. The annual event sponsored by Associated Students and the ENMU Foundation is open to the public. All proceeds go toward ENMU scholarships. “We usually […]

Warmth welcomed after wintry weekends

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor As the snow and mud receded, like sleepy groundhogs, Portales residents emerged from their dens to soak up the sun and catch up on outside work and activities. Travis Melton, a minister at the Baptist Student Union at Eastern New Mexico University, was washing his pickup truck Monday afternoon […]

Getting dirty is just part of farm wife’s job

By Baxter Black: Guest Columnist It was a case of naked dedication. Dick had been to the state meeting. His committee had run late and it was after midnight when he got back to the ranch. They were practicing fall calving in his part of the Umpqua Valley of western Oregon. Rains had been making […]