On the Mound

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Red Sox pitcher Jaret Faust fires a pitch to the plate in the last inning of a game Wednesday with the Dodgers. The Red Sox won the game 17-1. The league tournament is this weekend with all-star selections announced next week.

Dora, Floyd graduations upcoming

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Dora and Floyd high schools are holding their graduations this weekend. Floyd holds its graduation at 1:45 p.m. today at the school. Don ‘Doc’ Elder, professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University, is commencement speaker. There will be 18 students graduating at Floyd. Kenya Brook Reed is valedictorian […]

ENMU rodeo rides well in Odessa weekend events

PNT Staff Report ODESSA, TEXAS — Two Eastern New Mexico University cowboys and a cowgirl made their mark over the weekend in the Odessa Rodeo. Senior Greyhound Jared Green registered a third place finish in bareback riding with 138 points, moving into second place in the region in the bareback riding event. “Jared continued to […]

The Sound of Music opens at PHS

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer For Kyle Gainey, the hardest part in playing a lead character in this weekend’s production of “The Sound of Music” was having to shave his beard. For this normally laid-back Portales High School senior who is the playing the role of Captain Georg von Trapp, a retired Austrian Naval […]

Hound soccer slips to ninth in regional rankings

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s men stayed in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region soccer rankings after splitting a pair of Southwest Soccer Conference matches over the weekend. ENMU (3-2, 1-1 SSC) dropped one spot from eighth to ninth in the poll after blanking Missouri Southern 2-0 on Friday and losing to Northeastern State […]

Shoppers take advantage of tax-free weekend

By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico residents filed into stores Friday and Saturday to take advantage of the state’s third annual tax-free holiday. The weekend provides a chance for New Mexicans to buy school supplies for less than $15, clothing (including shoes, but excluding specialty items such as football pads) less than $100, […]

Tax-free holiday begins Friday

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Parents of school-aged children and New Mexico shoppers in general will be able to take advantage of the third annual state-wide tax holiday this weekend. The tax holiday begins Friday and ends Sunday and nontaxable items include clothing, footwear costing $100 or less, school supplies costing $15 or less, […]

Leakage in basement causes phone outage at ENMU on Monday

PNT Staff Report Workers at Eastern New Mexico University on Monday discovered that a break in the cooling system pump over the weekend had caused flooding in the Administration Building basement, leaving several buildings without telephone service. “It was pretty minor. We have pumps that cool around campus and one of the pumps developed a […]

Seminarian spending summer at St. Helen in Portales

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers John Trambley believes he was called to the priesthood over several years in which God worked through those around him. The 41-year-old Iowa native is spending the summer helping out at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales after completing his second year at a seminary school in Connecticut. Since he […]

May 27, 1976

• Portales Women’s Softball Association announced they’re hosting a Memorial Day weekend round-robin softball tournament. • The Kenna Ladies hosted a candidate speaking event at the Kenna Community House. The event was well attended with the Kenna Ladies reporting about $98 in donations collected at the event. • David Coleman joined the Staff at First […]

Zias sweep ACU, improve playoff chances

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s bats were smoking on Sunday, helping the Zias greatly improved their position in the battle for a Lone Star Conference tournament berth. ENMU used consecutive big innings to outlast Abilene Christian 13-9 in the opener, then rode a five-hit pitching performance from freshman Kristen Cruickshank to […]

Local Altrusa chapter receives national recognition for project

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Altrusa Club members are known for raising money and contributing to various community projects and helping out those in need. The club is receiving national recognition this weekend for one of those projects . During the national “Make A Difference Day,” last October, the club chose to be more […]

Clovis city workers to take weekend off

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Employees with the city of Clovis will take a much-deserved break from tornado cleanup efforts this weekend, according to Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas. Thomas made the announcement at two town hall meetings held Friday afternoon in Clovis. “The city will not be working this weekend,” Thomas said, “because they […]

County takes fallout from weekend weather

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Winter weather once again hit the area this weekend with 12 inches of snow and blustery winds making for some treacherous conditions in Roosevelt County. Portales Municipal Schools canceled school Monday, citing safety concerns. Superintendent Randy Fowler felt that maintenance personnel needed additional time to clear the snow and […]

Days of the week should be reversed

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers We have it backward, says my Spanish professor, Dr. Vitelio Contreras of Eastern New Mexico University. Monday is the best day of week, he says, because we’re rested from the weekend. By Friday, we’re exhausted. It’s a psychological thing, he says, about dreading Mondays. Many of us take on an […]

Make time to forget about time

Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers We’re such control freaks these days. We like to control our time. Control our space. Control how long our meetings last. Control agendas. Control how much input and output we will take from others and so on. I’m an admitted control freak. I control the air conditioner in my car. I […]

PHS netters preparing for state singles, doubles

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer When Portales High’s Ella Erf and Bethany Self take the No. 1 seed into doubles competition in this weekend’s Class 1A-3A state individual tennis tournament in Albuquerque, they’ll be shooting for perfection. Neither has lost a match all season in singles, and they’ve compiled a 14-0 record in doubles […]

Texas Woman’s tough on Zias

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Eastern New Mexico University’s Tina Whitt put herself in the school’s record book with a home run on Saturday. For the Zias, though, it was the only home run they managed in a four-game Lone Star Conference South Division series against Texas Woman’s at Zia Softball Field. Amber Brooks’ […]

Ram tennis team places third at Hereford invite

HEREFORD, Texas — Portales boys finished third and its girls ranked fifth in their first team tennis tournaments of the spring this weekend in Hereford. “This was our second match and our first tournament,” coach Michelle Wallis said. “They improved tremendously this weekend. As far as doubles, they were playing together; as far as fundamentals, […]

Pin number theft causes concern

By Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers Linda Mathews tried to buy a sandwich Wednesday, but instead watched, hungry, as her Visa debit card was taken from her and cut into pieces. After her pin number was stolen, Access Bank in Clovis ordered that her card be taken, she said. Access Bank officials said Mathews’ experience isn’t […]