ENMU women go overtime for third win

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ENMU midfielder Anna Funck, right, battles for control of the ball with Texas-Permian Basin’s Cecilia Kellar in Tuesday’s women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) CNJ staff PORTALES — Travis McCorkle doesn’t give the Eastern New Mexico University women’s team many style points, but so far the results have been […]

Permian Basin pulls away late to beat Hounds

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ENMU’s Jared Morris (19) punches a rebound shot past UT-Permian Basin goalkeeper Gage Peterson (diving at right) for the Greyhounds only goal on Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to the Falcons at the ENMU soccer pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The University of Texas-Permian Basin Falcons […]

Zias win home volleyball opener

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ENMU freshman Megan Kazakoff, left, and junior Vicki Charvat try to block Oklahoma Panhandle State’s Catherine Clay in Tuesday’s volleyball matchup at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Mike Maguire said the Zias made a statement in Tuesday’s home opener against […]

Police officer testifies homicide suspect used racial slur

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Homicide defendant Jimmy Bentley, left, and defense attorney Randy Knudson listen to testimony Tuesday afternoon at the Curry County Courthouse. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: The following report contains a racial slur. A Christmas Eve murder suspect used a racial slur when he was taken into custody, […]

Area Marines could be recalled into service

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Clovis Police Detective Roman Romero plans to re-enlist in the Marine Corps. Romero said the troops in Iraq deserve a break. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Police Detective Roman Romero said he plans to renew his reserve contract with the Marine Corps in coming weeks even though it […]

Clovis junior high reconfiguration outlined

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A twofold recommendation to soothe growth and social issues within Clovis schools was outlined Tuesday during a meeting hosted by school officials. Made by an advisory board of teachers, administrators, and parents, the recommendation would: -Create a separate school for ninth-graders. -Create two middle schools to house seventh- and […]

Despite efforts, there’s no pleasing environmentalists

By Freedom Newspapers Poor George Bush. Though the president has been trying desperately to win favor with one of the most powerful lobbies in Washington, Environmental Anxiety, Inc., nothing the president does will win him that shiny green star he can wear on his forehead. Bush recently established a mammoth new national monument near the […]

Variety complicates basic breakfast

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I have many beliefs. Some are strong beliefs, like a man is innocent until proven guilty. Others I’m not so adamant about, like daylight-saving time being an elaborate prank by our government. (“Well, senator, I’ve got $20 that says I can make Americans change their alarm clocks because I’ll […]

Scripture interpretations outrageous

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist First Baptist Church of Watertown, N.Y., fired Mary Lambert for being a woman. They say the Bible told them to do it. Nothing against women, says the Rev. Timothy LaBouf. The church is just trying to obey 1 Timothy 2:11-14, which says in part, “A woman should learn in quietness […]

Reporter’s notebook: Clovis man gets big return on money

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Art Duron turned $3 into $33,000 merely by scratching. The Clovis resident recently won the top prize on a New Mexico Lottery Crossword Scratcher game. Although the $33,000 is the largest prize Duron has ever received, he said he is no stranger to winning. In 2004, he won $1,000 […]

Plant’s water source still unknown

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A water source for a planned ethanol plant in Clovis has yet to be identified, according to ConAgra Trade Group officials. ConAgra spokeswoman Melissa Baron said no final decisions have been made about the type of water the plant will use in its operations. “There is no update at […]

Zias suffer first loss of soccer season

Freedom Newspapers The Montana State-Billings women’s soccer team had already earned two wins on a season-opening three-match road trip, although neither was a cakewalk. After consecutive 1-0 victories at Colorado School of Mines on Thursday and over Fort Lewis in overtime on Saturday in a match played at Eastern New Mexico University, the Lady Yellowjackets […]

Eagles trade for wide receiver

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles acquired wide receiver Donte Stallworth from the New Orleans Saints. The Eagles sent veteran linebacker Mark Simoneau and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2007 to the Saints, according to the team’s Web site. The trade is pending both players passing physicals with their new team. Stallworth, […]

Zia earns LSC weekly honor

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University junior volleyball player Jessie Macknicki has been selected as the Lone Star Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts at the Colorado Christian Tournament last weekend. Macknicki helped ENMU post a 2-2 record on the weekend, with 71 kills and 45 digs. She posted a .231 hitting […]

Eastern volleyball goes 2-2 on weekend

CNJ Staff LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University defeated host Colorado Christian 30-27, 30-19, 30-23 late Saturday night to finish 2-2 in the Cougars’ season-opening volleyball tournament. Junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki recorded 14 kills and 14 digs for the Zias, while junior outside hitter Kari Adkins added 11 kills. Sophomore libero Kara Killian […]

One heavy classload

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Alvirda Pah’or of Clovis enrolls in an advanced art and sculptor class and women’s weightlifting Monday afternoon at Clovis Community College. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A widow and a weight lifter. A great-grandmother to seven, a missionary and a late-blooming artist. That’s Alvirda Pah’or (pronounced power). About four […]

Shooting witness testifies

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The murder trial of Jimmy Bentley began Monday afternoon after most of the day was spent in jury selection. The only witness to take the stand was a former cab driver who saw the shooting. Wiping tears from his eyes, Richard Barry, 42, identified the man in a photo […]

A home: Her canvas

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Linda Durant, a Clovis resident, stands in front of her home Monday afternoon. Durant finds cheap homes and fixes them to make a small profit on a re-sell. The process is called “flipping” a home. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The view from her window is a barren field. […]

Boeing helps fund college’s program

By CNJ staff A program intended to supply more teachers to public schools received a monetary boost from a well-known military aircraft manufacturer. The Boeing Company donated $10,000 to the Clovis Community College Alternative Teacher Licensure Program Aug. 18, according to officials. The funds will enable the college to fully develop the licensure program, according […]

Election year proves hard to predict

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist Every election year we are treated to some grandiose theory that will predict the outcome. One instructs us that the party in power in the White House always loses seats in non-presidential election years. Another predicts that the president’s party loses badly in the sixth year of an incumbency. Those […]