ENMU honors 209 graduates

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Commencement speaker Janeice Scarbrough likened Eastern New Mexico University’s fall commencement to a play with a wide variety of characters. “The stars of our show are the graduates themselves,” said Scarbrough, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at ENMU. The 113th Commencement Convocation awarded degrees […]

Military Digest: Lemon

Lemon Army Pvt. Jake N. Lemon has graduated from the H-8 Tracked Vehicle Recovery Specialist Course at Fort Knox, Ky., according to an Army & Air Force Hometown News press release. He is the son of B.J. Landsperg of Portales, and a 2006 graduate of Portales High School. Barrett Air Force Airman Ian C. Barrett […]

Creative thinking must be protected

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated Columnist Huey Long, the fabled Louisiana populist governor and senator, had no special reverence for intellectuals and generally did his best to sound like an unlettered hayseed. But during his time in power, he poured money into Louisiana State University. His inspiration came from 18th-century Prussian ruler Frederick the Great, whom […]

Balanced Hounds batter Panhandle State

CNJ STAFF GOODWELL, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University put together a 21-0 run and received double-figure scoring from six players on Thursday to rout undermanned Oklahoma Panhandle State 97-71 in men’s college basketball. The Greyhounds (6-3) won their fourth in a row — all on the road, breaking away from a 28-28 tie with […]