Hounds host Southeastern Oklahoma tonight

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Pampa High School junior James Coffee is tackled by Clovis High School’s Jonathan Sweet (87), Cade Wheeler (26) and Randy Cerda (67) during Clovis’ 34-13 win over Pampa Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Ray Richards took over the Southeastern Oklahoma football program in April, but he […]

Rams pull away from Tularosa

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer TULAROSA — With a lucky break in the first half and solid play in the second, Portales was able to return home Friday night with a 26-6 win over Tularosa. A Michael Silva run put the Wildcats (0-2) up 6-0, and it would stay that way untill the final […]

Zias hold on to beat Colorado Christian

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Zia forward Megan Dozier tries to beat Colorado Christian goalkeeper Allison Cox in the first half of Friday’s game. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Anna Funck said she felt pretty good going into Friday’s match against Colorado Christian. Good thing for the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team, […]

Agency tour depicts life of foster child

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Youth pastor Daniel Gleaton, 25, of Sandia Baptist Church in Clovis, played the part of a foster child “taken from place to place to place,” in a role-playing exercise. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A gust of wind blew through the rooms of the abandoned Clovis house, twisting and turning the […]

Cats get untracked against Pampa

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Clovis High’s Brian Mead rushed for 196 yards on 19 carries and scored three touchdowns, including a 87-yard kickoff return, in the Wildcats’ 34-13 win over Pampa (Texas) on Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After struggling last week against Mayfield, it took Clovis High’s […]

Friends of Buddy Holly singing at music festival

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Gary and Ramona Tollett, who were friends of Buddy Holly, will return to Clovis to sing in the 2005 Clovis Music Festival. They will sing backup vocals in a rendition of “That’ll be the Day.” (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers At a pharmacy in Lubbock, Texas, a mutual friend introduced musician […]

9/3 Local Roundup

Local’s death still under investigation The death of J. C. Tucker remains under investigation, Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said Friday. Tucker, 67, was found dead in his office at Tucker Auto Sales two years ago Sunday. Police said he was shot three times, his left-front pocket empty of the cash he always carried. The […]

Area schools, businesses band together to send aid to victims

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Barbara Anaya, first vice president of American Legion Post 25, sorts coloring books to be donated to victims of hurricane Katrina Friday at the legion in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) Freedom Newspapers Sympathy and horror at Hurricane Katrina’s devastation have galvanized into action groups of schoolchildren, grandparents, business owners and state employees in and […]

ENMU accepting college students displaced by Katrina

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Around the country, people are doing their part to help victims of Hurricane Katrina get their lives back to normal. Across New Mexico and in Portales, colleges are trying to do their part to make sure education continues as well. Eastern New Mexico University is accepting college students displaced from […]

Day Trip: Pinatafest celebrates party tradition

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The Roswell Folklorico Group is part of a weekend of entertainment during the Pinatafest. The event is entering its 12th year. (Courtesy photo) Compiled by Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Roswell is home to the Coyotes of Roswell High, the Rockets of Goddard High and UFO fanatics. It’s also home to the annual “Pinatafest.” The festival […]