Midwestern tops Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA, FALLS, Texas —Midwestern State scored three goals in the final 30 minutes and the Mustangs clinched a tie for the Southwest Soccer Conference title Friday with a 4-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs (17-2, 7-0 SSC) host second-place West Texas A&M on Sunday in the final league match of […]

Lobos cruise past depleted Hounds

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico placed six players in double figures and the Lobos ran away from a depleted Eastern New Mexico University squad 94-50 in a men’s exhibition basketball game at The Pit. Junior forward Daniel Faris scored 15 points for the Lobos, who got 47 points and double-figure scoring from three players […]

Mustangs seeking playoff berth

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer With four of their six rivals in the Lone Star Conference South Division ranked in the top 25 nationally, virtually every game is a major challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team. That’s what helps make last week’s 38-35 loss at Texas A&M-Kingsville a little hard to […]

The grind: Coffee debate goes on

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The classic cup The group gathered at A-ME-D’s Diner in Texico includes a farmer, five retirees, and a couple of cattle buyers. Every weekday around 3 p.m. they regale each other with stories about the past, their grandchildren and their work over coffee. They […]

11-2 Local football scores

Friday, Nov. 2 Clovis 28, Hobbs 7 — Final Portales 27, Ruidoso 13 — Final Melrose 72, Logan 0 — Final Floyd 42, Clovis Chr. 20 — Final Fort Sumner 49, Clayton 9 — Final Muleshoe 42, Bushland 17 — Final Bovina 42, Farwell 6 — Final Log onto www.varsitynow.com for local high school sports.

Hospice makes bad times bearable

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist The last few days of life for a person with a terminal condition are challenging both for the patient and for family members. During my grandmother, Nonna Dela’s, last days on this earth, her children, including my own mother, were in a state of complete upheaval. Emotions were raw and […]

Exhaustive search launched to find vets

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. The second part will run next Sunday. I was about 16 years old in the summer of 1947. About sundown our paperboy delivered the Clovis Evening News-Journal to our porch at 719 Wallace in Clovis. The tragic news in the […]

Nov. 4 Birthday

Dunn Marilyn A. Dunn of Clovis celebrated her 80th birthday Nov. 2 in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by Vera Christensen, Linda Ruby, Tricia West and Mari Amacher. Dunn was born Nov. 4, 1927, in Sioux City, Iowa. She has four children, 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Nov. 4 Anniversaries

Graham Jake and Tommie Graham of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 3, 2007, at the Clovis Civic Center. The celebration was hosted by their family. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1957, in Clovis. They have two children and three grandchildren. He is retired from civil service at Cannon Air Force Base. She […]

Nov. 4 Engagments

Cross, Waggoner Nora Cross of Clovis and Keith Cross of San Jose, Calif., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alexis Cross, of Clovis to Bryan Waggoner, of Clovis. He is the son of Mike and Roberta Waggoner of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows June 22, 2009, at the Sunken Gardens. The […]

Many dance around true integrity

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist I went into the movie box office to purchase two gift tickets, prizes for a Halloween party, and didn’t realize until I had returned to my car that my change had left the box office $5 short, as the young lady had counted out five twice. When I went in […]

Nov. 4 Community Calendar

Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m. Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 769-7908. Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 769-7908. Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music singing and playing. Information: 763-4113. Circle Eight Squares — 9 p.m., first […]

Nov. 4 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Living with Hepatitis C: A Survivor’s Guide by Gregory Everson was given by Margaret Ressel in memory of Vollie T. Ressel. An invaluable resource explains in everyday language the nature of the disease, how it affects your body, how to avoid infecting others, what to […]

Nov. 4 Club Notes

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met Oct. 25 at the extension building with 13 members and one guest, Paryss, present. Paryss is the granddaughter of Jeanetta Mesner. Mesner read “A Newborn’s Conversation with God.” Roll call was answered with favorite pasttime. Linda Roberts read the minutes. Dorothy Bean gave the treasurer’s report. The […]

Nov. 4 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: […]

Nov. 4 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast —Breakfast pizza, juice and milk. Lunch — Sloppy joe on a bun, baked French fries, mini carrots, ranch dip, applesauce and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg biscuit, juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken and cheese quesadilla, salsa, Spanish rice, corn on the cob, Jell-O fruit cup and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — […]

Play Inc. wrapping up grid season

CNJ staff The Play Inc. youth football season wrapped up last weekend with championship games in three tackle divisions and “bowl games” for teams which did not finish in the top two in their league. In games at Jim Hill Field, the Clovis Gators defeated the Hereford Hostile Herd 28-6 in the fifth-sixth grade division […]

Zias can’t hold on in fifth game of finale

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Trying to escape the Lone Star Conference cellar Thursday night, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team came up short. ENMU bolted to a 7-0 lead in a decisive fifth game, but the Zias couldn’t hang on and lost to Southeastern Oklahoma 30-26, 23-30, 30-24, 28-30, 16-14. […]

ENMU squads set for exhibitions with Lobos

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer When preseason conditioning began, eighth-year Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan was looking forward to tonight’s 7 p.m. exhibition game against the University of New Mexico at The Pit. He’s still looking forward to it. He just wishes he had his whole squad. Injuries to junior […]

Biodiesel plant construction gets OK

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer American Renewable Fuels can begin construction of its Clovis biodiesel plant after City Commissioners voted to work with the company. Commissioners approved an agreement that would give the company 25 acres of land at the Industrial Park and a 15-year tax exemption. The Australian company will begin construction in […]