Engagements — March 27

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Stallings-Bryant [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Ashlee Stallings of Clovis and Troy Bryant of Laverne, Okla., will be married April 30, 2011, at River Falls in Amarillo. A reception will follow at River Falls. The bride-elect is the daughter of Clayton and Kathy Stallings of Clovis. The prospective groom is the son of Jerry and Alesia […]

Shaky defense costs Zias in opener; Javs sweep

By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team hung in for six innings against Texas A&M-Kingsville in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader. Then the Zias’ shaky infield defense caught up with them. The Javelinas, who came into the twin bill tied with ENMU for last place in the Lone Star […]

ENMU administration recommending tuition increase

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University administration is recommending a 6.5 percent tuition increase for next year, Director of Media Relations Wendel Sloan said Thursday. For the increase to become effective, the Board of Regents would have to approve it. The next Regents meeting is April 26.

Education digest —

Eastern in Action service day April 16 Eastern New Mexico University’s Eastern In Action group has scheduled its second annual community service day for April 16, according to a news release. Students, faculty and staff will assist Portales residents in teams with anything they need help with such as cleaning, painting, yard work and pulling […]

ENMU offering helping hands with Eastern in Action

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File photo Eastern in Action volunteers do yard work during the group’s service day last year. With the program, Eastern New Mexico University students and employees volunteer to do various jobs around Portales once a year to give back to the community. Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University is offering many pairs of helping hands […]

Anniversaries —

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Brunson [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Bobby and Kathie Brunson of Portales celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at 6:30 p.m. March 11 at Emmanuel Baptist Church. The celebration was hosted by the Brunsons. The couple was married March 15, 1986, in Portales. They have three children and three grandchildren. He is a floor manager at Eastern […]

Engagements — March 13

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Patel- Amratlal Saguna Patel and Pintu Amratlal of Irving, Texas, will be married at 9 a.m. May 29, 2011 in Irving. The bride-elect is the daughter of Pravinbhai and Kantaben Patel of Denison, Texas. The prospective groom is the son of Amratbhai and Ramilaben Patel of Clovis. The bride-elect graduated from the University of Texas […]

Zias sweep University of the Southwest

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Senior first baseman Taylor Howard hit three home runs and drove in 11 runs Wednesday as the Eastern New Mexico University softball team swept the University of the Southwest in a non-conference doubleheader. Howard was 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and four RBI as the Zias won the opener […]

Hounds face No. 7 UCO in tournament

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU junior forward Aaron Edwards goes up to the basket in traffic to score two points during Saturday’s regular-season finale against West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena. Dave Wagner On paper, the Eastern New Mexico University men couldn’t have gotten a tougher draw. Second-year ENMU coach Andrew Helton isn’t complaining, […]

Thursday morning briefing: Music, books and teacher salaries

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Music, music, music There’s a Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band performance at 3 p.m. Sunday at Eastern New Mexico University’s Music Building. Can’t beat the ticket price — it’s free and open to the public. It features “Variations of a Korean Folksong,” an Oswalt […]

Weese resigns Zias coaching position

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CNJ file photo Linden Weese resigned Tuesday after five years as the ENMU women’s basketball coach. Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese tendered his resignation on Tuesday after five seasons at the school. The Zias finished their 2010-11 season on Saturday at 5-21 (3-11 Lone Star Conference South Division) with […]

Legislator to compete in charity basketball game

CNJ staff Rep. Dennis Roch will compete in the University of New Mexico Cancer Center’s Hoops for Hope 2011 Annual Legislative Basketball Game on Thursday, according to a news release. Players on the House of Representatives team will be representing the New Mexico State University Aggies and players on the New Mexico Senate team will […]

Buffs complete series sweep against ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team got decent pitching on Saturday. It’s offense, though, continued to struggle and the defense came undone in the second game of a Lone Star Conference doubleheader against West Texas A&M at Greyhound Field. Senior right-hander Anthony Smith pitched a complete-game eight-hitter with four strikeouts and no […]

Greyhounds rally past Wildcats

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU senior forward Victor Reid shoots over Abilene Christian sophomore Dosh Simms during the first half of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. ENMU erased a 15-point deficit in the final 10 minutes to win 79-77. Dave Wagner If nothing else, Eastern New […]

CCC, UNM working to make transitions smoother

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo University of New Mexico recruiter Lukas Cash discusses class schedules with a student Friday at Clovis Community College. Cash will spend Thursday’s and Friday’s at the college. Liliana Castillo The University of New Mexico has made itself more accessible to students in eastern New Mexico. The school has hired advisor […]

Hounds positioned for playoff spot

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullock ENMU junior forward Aaron Edwards had 20 points and eight rebounds off the bench in a 116-111 quadruple overtime win Wednesday at Angelo State. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University’s men are positioned for the program’s first Lone Star Conference tournament berth in five years, but […]

Bills offer solutions for keeping lottery scholarship afloat

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University student Rebeka Henson, who works at the Administration Building information office, said the Lottery Scholarship makes it affordable for her to attend college. Two bills in the state Senate are trying to keep the scholarship program solvent for a longer period of time. Argen Duncan State […]

ENMU sets spring enrollment record

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has set an all-time spring enrollment record with 4,864 students this semester, according to a news release from the university. This is also the second-highest enrollment of any semester in school history, trailing only the 5,080 students last semester. This spring’s enrollment is an increase of 11.6 percent […]

Cannon pilots teaching skydiving course

Courtesy photo: Ryan Antoon Ryan Antoon jumps with one of his students, Amy Hayes, for a tandem skydiving jump. Alisa Boswell The possibilities for a new course at Eastern New Mexico University are up in the air, literally and figuratively. Capt. James “Tripp” Johnson, a pilot at Cannon Air Force Base, is working on offering […]

First person: Office worker

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Courtesy photo Stephanie Bailey of Texico is serving as a legislative assistant for Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico. Stephanie Bailey has gone from Grady to Texico to Portales to Bethany, Okla., and now to Santa Fe. Bailey, a legislative assistant for Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, and her family have a long history in the area. Her […]