Hounds make SSC soccer tourney

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team clinched its first Southwest Soccer Conference tournament berth Wednesday when last-place Missouri Southern and Northeastern State played to a scoreless in a match at Joplin, Mo. The Greyhounds (4-10-3, 1-5-2 SSC), who finished their league slate with Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to West Texas […]

No pilot, no problems

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleScanEagle instructor Mike Wood steps over the launch cords as he prepares the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle for launch Thursday at the Melrose Bombing Range. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In descent, the graceful, little plane — No. 05-134 — spirals in the sky, flickering in and out of sight […]

Clovis High grad arrested in sting

Freedom Newspapers An Eastern New Mexico University student is among more than 100 arrested in connection with a nationwide child pornography investigation, according to a press release from 9th Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler’s office. Matthew Coker, 21, a 2004 Clovis High graduate, was taken into custody by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Monday […]

Dendahl sees corruption, education as biggest issues

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksRepublican gubernatorial candidate John Dendahl stops by the Clovis News Journal Thursday afternoon to answer some questions about himself and his campaign. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer John Dendahl is the Republican candidate for New Mexico governor. He is running against Democrat incumbent Gov. Bill Richardson. Q: What qualifies you […]

CHS CROSS COUNTRY: Ruidoso Invitational results

CNJ staff Ruidoso Invitational Thursday All races 3 miles Varsity boys Team standings: 1. Odessa 78; 2. Clovis 97; 3. Cobre 102; 4. Artesia 136; 5. Silver 141; 6. Gadsden 151; 7. Ruidoso 174; 8. Hobbs 196; 9. Alamogordo 224; 10. Las Cruces High 282; 11. Mayfield 312; 12. Las Vegas Robertson 224; 13. Roswell […]

Oct. 20, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 12 through Wednesday: • Cody Bryce Hunter, 19, to Brittany Elaine Myers, 20, both of Clovis • John Douglas Wood, 55, of Broadview to Becky Lynn Tidwell, 53, of Clovis • George Nelson Burger, 30, to Susanne James Menks, 26, both of Clovis • […]

Oct. 20, 2006 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 p.m. Oct. 12 an officer took a theft report at a residence in the 900 block of Prairieview Drive. The woman told police her inflatable pumpkin was stolen out of her front yard. She said an extension cord and seven […]

Aviation deal fails to take off

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer A local business owner said a $2 million proposal to purchase an aviation company and hangar at Clovis Municipal Airport has been grounded. Ted Stallings, owner of the local aviation firm Aero Tech, said he submitted the proposal Sept. 20 to the members of the city of Clovis Civil […]

Day of Caring set

What:United Way of Eastern New Mexico Day of Caring When:9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday Where:Greene Acres Park Why:To provide local organizations with volunteer assistance while promoting the spirit of caring throughout the community. Overview: United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization will meet […]

Biodiesel plant gets OK

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The Clovis City Commission approved an agreement at Thursday’s meeting with ARES Corp. for construction of a $17.5 million bio-diesel plant at the Clovis Industrial Park. The deal includes the donation of 10 acres of land at the industrial park valued at about $100,000 and construction of water and […]

ENMU’s Maguire to give up coaching role

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Mike Maguire has had an impressive run as Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball coach. Maguire, who has been the program’s coach for 20 seasons and has doubled as the school’s athletic director for the past six years, made official Thursday his intentions to give up his coaching […]

Kingsville beats Zias in five again

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ENMU junior outside hitter Jessie Macknicki (left) collected 19 kills and 24 digs on Thursday night, but the Zias dropped a five-game Lone Star Conference South match to Texas A&M-Kingsville at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — For the moment, at least, Texas A&M-Kingsville seems to […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Mead breaks Kelley’s rushing record

Football: Clovis vs Goddard

Clovis senior running back Brian Mead (28) became the school’s all-time leading rusher with his 188-yard effort during Friday’s 34-26 loss to Artesia. Wildcats assistant coach Darren Kelley held the mark for 21 years. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis assistant coach Darren Kelley sees a lot of himself […]

Traversing Texas truly global experience

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House was surfing the Internet and stumbled across The International Accordion Festival in San Antonio, Texas. We had to go. Don’t ask me why, but I just think accordions are cool. I’ll learn to play one in my next lifetime. So last Friday we rolled out […]

Bloopers create perplexing journalism

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I never wanted to drown Little Miss Merry Christmas, but I was accused of plotting this unthinkable crime when my headline came rolling out of our newsroom printer. On this fateful day in the early 1990s, my then colleague Janet Bresenham came waving a piece of paper I had just […]

Regulation, not population, should be feared

By Freedom Newspapers America hit a milestone this week: 300 million residents. So many of the discussions about this growth make the assumption that a rapidly growing population is necessarily a bad thing. Regional discussions of growth tend to focus on increasing congestion, crowding and other problems. There is another side of this debate. Granted, […]

Ketchup thrower needs Bible lesson on Ahab

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Have you ever known people who don’t act their age? Children act better than some adults. Several years ago I read about two women in the grocery store checkout line. The first one in line had an immense basket packed with food, and the second woman in line had only […]

Playoff hopes in limbo

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Eastern’s Ryan McClanahan, right, keeps the ball away from West Texas A&M’s Freddy Montes on Wednesday. By Mickey Winfield The ENMU men’s soccer team was in a position to secure the program’s first playoff berth after building a 2-0 halftime lead against rival West Texas A&M. However, playoff-bound West Texas A&M scored four unanswered second-half […]

Armed car service theft suspect signs plea

Freedom Newspapers A 23-year-old Portales man signed a plea agreement last week in connection with the theft in March of more than $600,000 from an armored car service that employed him, according to court documents filed in 9th Judicial District Court in Portales. According to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler, Scott Kirby agreed to […]