Rupert Gamble

sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Rupert Gamble Date of birth: Aug. 14, 1920 Dates of service: 1943-1968 Hometown: Remlap, Ala. Lives in: Portales Theater: European Branch: Army-Air Force […]

Hounds hand Angelo State first loss

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ENMU running back Jason Tezeno is brought down on a second quarter run by a pair of Angelo State defenders in Saturday’s homecoming game at Greyhound Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — A subtle switch helped Eastern New Mexico University turn around Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South […]

Ethnic pride

Andy Jackson With a smile on her face and a red bandage on her arm, Barbara Brimfield walked down the steps of the United Blood Services trailer after giving a pint of blood Saturday at the 14th annual Curry County Ethnic and Health Fair on Main Street. “I feel good,” said Brimfield of Clovis. “I […]

Lady Rams cruise to win

Kevin Wilson: Freedom newspapers PORTLAES — Portales cruised past Ruidoso 25-11, 25-15, 23-25, 25-10 in the District 4-3A opener for both teams Saturday afternoon. In a matchup of the last two Class 3A state champions, the host Lady Rams jumped out to huge leads often and were never seriously threatened en route to their fourth-straight […]

Roswell handles Lady Cats

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Clovis’s Calie Rush, left, tries to dribble out of traffic as Roswell’s Alyssa Hickey, right, defends on the play during the second half of Saturday’s game at Yucca Soccer Complex. Roswell defeated Clovis 4-1. Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent There was a whole lot of clangin’ going on at the south end Saturday afternoon. But the […]

New Zealand ambassador to visit Portales dairy plant

Freedom Newspapers New Zealand ambassador to the United States John Wood will tour the Dairiconcepts milk plant in Portales’ industrial park Tuesday, according to a press release from the City of Portales. The plant, which employs more than 100 people, is a partnership between New Zealand’s Fonterra and Dairy Farmers of America, dairy cooperatives in […]

Local returns from Baghdad tour

Karl Terry Spc. James Montgomery, a member of the 126th Military Police, a National Guard Unit out of Albuquerque, is enjoying his first break from active duty in five months at his parents home in Portales. He is currently stationed at Camp Liberty in Baghdad, Iraq. He says the sight of dirty streets with trash […]

Three wishes come true via reality television

Andy Jackson Two Clovis children and a single mom made wishes and the world watched them come true on TV Friday. Trey Trotter, 10, thought it was “really cool” to see people he knew on TV. “I didn’t recognize them until my mom told me,” Trotter said. Trotter’s mom, Tammy, 41, said: “The show was […]

President wants more hold on military

Steve Chapman During the Civil War, President Lincoln, exasperated at Gen. George McClellan’s chronic reluctance to attack the enemy, said if the general wasn’t going to use the Army, he would like to borrow it. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, President Bush has the same idea. He doesn’t seem to notice that this time, […]

Merged schools may not be as effective

CNJ Readers I am pleased to have my daughter in her third year at Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy. I support the arts-infused education provided by LJAA and would be glad to see that same education provided to any interested child. That said, I’m concerned about the proposed merger with Bella Vista Elementary. First, LJAA has […]

This one doesn’t require money or donations

CNJ Editorial This has been a year of everyone being asked to help on a variety of occasions. Earlier this year it was to turn out and let the Base Closure and Realignment commissioners see the support for Cannon Air Force Base staying open. Recently the requests were to help our fellow Americans dislodged and […]

Unbeaten Tucumcari rolls over Wolverines

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Texico senior Dustin McDaniel runs up the middle for a seven-yard gain in the second quarter of Friday’s game at Tucumcari. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — The flu was making Tucumcari junior Drew White sick, but the thought of another loss to Texico made him sicker. White recovered in […]

Hounds host unbeaten Angelo State

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Two teams riding momentum collide tonight at Blackwater Draw. Riding a three-game winning streak, Eastern New Mexico University takes one of the Lone Star Conference’s surprise squads in unbeaten Angelo State in the Greyhounds’ 6 p.m. homecoming game. Both began division play last week with pulsating wins. While ENMU […]

Hounds blank Falcons to snap losing streak

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Eastern New Mexico University sophomore midfielder Ryan Atkinson, left, defends against Texas-Permian Basin junior Jose Soto during the second half of Friday’s men’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Stepping outside the Southwest Soccer Conference was apparently what the doctor ordered for […]

Zias coast past Permian Basin

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It took the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team a while to put Texas-Permian Basin away, but the Zias were never really in trouble. ENMU held the Lady Falcons to just two shots in the match — including none on goal — and pulled away late […]

Cats cruise to win over Goddard

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Goddard’s Jesus Baca is tackled by Clovis defenders Mel Grassel (71), Chase Denton (56) and Cade Wheeler (26) during Friday’s game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Sweet to Matthews is becoming music to Clovis’ ears. Wildcats senior quarterback Devin Sweet and junior wide receiver Rishard […]