Group plans mission trip to China, Vietnam

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Sasha Parker and Casey O’Connor know their mission trip this month to China and Vietnam will be life-changing. The two Eastern New Mexico University freshmen, both 19, said they also expect the experience to increase their faith and deepen their relationships with God. “I know God’s going to change […]

Jurors view interrogation video

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Midway through Thursday’s session of the court-martial of Edward Novak II, jurors have heard three hours of a video where Novak said he repressed memories of the night his wife died but saw no way he could have possibly caused her harm. In the […]

Other mother provides inspiration to persevere

By Anita Doberman In the last few weeks, I missed my husband’s call from overseas too many times. If it’s just once or twice I don’t mind, but if it happens on numerous occasions, I feel frustrated and disappointed. I wanted to share our excitement about an upcoming trip to Atlanta to attend my oldest […]

Northern neighbors

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Following the first game of the Plateau Wireless Classic in Clovis, members of both teams gathered for a single group photo. It was an act reminiscent of competitions where squads come from far-off foreign lands and, after making the voyage, even the hosts want a souvenir of their trip. […]

Area men work to provide clean water, God’s word

1196743634-124nepalwaterweb.jpg

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Bible scriptures that refer to Jesus Christ as “the living water” aren’t lost on three Portales men who set up water purification systems and taught the Gospel recently in Nepal. Charlie Crane, David McFadden and Claude Vigil spent nearly two weeks in the southwest part of Nepal during November, […]

Man moved by music, literally

1189235755-98fesitivalvisitor.jpg

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The music and legend of Buddy Holly changed Dave Tobin’s life. Tobin, a 67-year-old native of England, attended the Clovis Music Festival for the first time in 2001. “I’ve always been a Buddy Holly fan,” he said. “I came (to Clovis) to fulfill a dream.” That initial trip prompted the […]

Death hard concept for children to grasp

By Anita Doberman: Columnist When we first decided to travel to Rome, I told my children we were going to visit my parents’ home because my grandmother was dying. I didn’t hide the fact she was ill, and that this was the last time I would see her. I also explained that my parents and […]

March 18, 2007 Local Briefs

Free concert scheduled at ENMU Tuesday night The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Music will present a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building, featuring finalists in the Friends of Music Scholarship Competition. The concert is free and open to the public. Winners of the scholarship will be announced […]

Day Trip: Hillcrest Zoo

1154767884-8-5-zoo-web.jpg

Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis offers more than 500 animals including buffaloes, reptiles and a white Bengal tiger, according to zoo officials. The zoo sits inside a 140-acre park, with plenty of activities to make for a day trip, according to Zoo Director Herschel Arnold. “The zoo’s got primates. It’s got cats, got bears. A lot […]

We carry a lot of spiritual baggage

By Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers I just returned from an unforgettable trip to Tucson, Ariz., which made me realize 1) I don’t understand the concept of “light packing,” and 2) I also carry a lot of “spiritual baggage.” My daughter Laura and I went with the youth group of St. Helen’s Catholic Church to a […]

30th KENW tele-auction looking for weekend rebound

1149832208-6-9kenwweb.jpg

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer An autographed football signed by the Indianapolis Colts football team, including Peyton Manning, and a pair of autographed boots signed by EmmyLou Harris are just a few examples of items that have been sold during KENW-TV’s tele-auction. “Celebrity boards are always really popular. We have various items, some of […]

Retired teacher riding for local charities

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers As a retired math teacher, Darryl Petrak has always had an affinity for numbers and making them mean something. This summer is an extension of that, played out in a big trip on a little motorcycle to benefit Quay and Roosevelt county charities. Petrak is getting set to travel the […]

Local professor sees damage first-hand in Louisiana

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though he’s been a preacher throughout New Mexico for nearly 20 years, Portales’ Don Holladay decidedly has a past, a present and a future in New Orleans. Holladay, an assistant professor of religion at Eastern New Mexico University, recently returned from a five-day trip to help one family in […]

Ruidoso hosts festival of lights

Compiled by Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff writer For most people — and anyone who enjoyed National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation — a big part of the holiday season is the variety of lighting displays. A few hours down U.S. 70, Portales and Clovis residents can enjoy the lights of homes and businesses in nearby Ruidoso, and […]

Local Rotaract goes to Mexico

Mike Jimenez: PNT Intern “Service Above Self” is not just another tired cliche, it’s Rotary International’s official motto and one that a group of students and local community members put into practice when they traveled to Delicias, Mexico to meet and interact with their counterparts recently. A group of students who are members of the […]

‘Old West’ lives in Fort Sumner

1131173046-11-5-BillytheKid-Museumweb.jpg

Compiled by Mike Jimenez For a look into the “Wild West,” why not try a short day trip to Fort Sumner’s “Billy the Kid Museum.” About an hour’s drive from Portales lies the remains of one of the West’s most feared outlaws, where visitors can relive the days of gunslingers, wanted men, and lawmen who […]

Chorale group close to fund-raising goal

By Tony Parra The Portales High School Chorale group is $8,000 short of its goal in getting what some of the students said is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Franklin Smith, PHS chorale director and instructor, said choir students will have their final fund-raiser on Sunday in order to raise enough money so that 35 students can […]

March 30 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions There are no anniversaries or birthdays this week. Please let me know if you would like your special dates included in the news. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. Church news Bill Bowman from Clovis will be delivering the sermon for the Floyd Baptist Church this […]

ENMU hoops teams having struggles

By Dave Wagner For the better part of a month, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was competitive game-in and game-out despite the loss of senior guard Laci Lee to a season-ending injury. That all came apart in Monday’s 91-44 thrashing at rival West Texas A&M, leaving the Zias to regroup for Lone […]

Teleauction survives minor glitch

By Tony Parra The beginning to the KENW-tele auction wasn’t what organizers had planned on, but all the kinks were worked out before the second day of the tele-auction and they were able to raise over $55,000. “It started off rocky when our computers locked down on Monday,” KENW tele-auction coordinator Sheryl Borden said. “We […]