First Amendment protects artists as well as media

By Freedom New Mexico Journalists get passionate about the First Amendment, mainly because it helps shield the press against those who attempt to silence it. Because such attacks are becoming more frequent, thanks in large part to the Bush administration, most news coverage of the First Amendment revolves around the media. But the First Amendment […]

Lelei 21st in regional meet

CNJ staff JOPLIN, Mo. —Senior Nimrod Lelei ran a time of 32 minutes, 20.1 seconds over 10 kilometers Saturday to finish 22nd in NCAA Division II South Central Regional men’s cross country competition. ENMU, which sent only a men’s team, was 15th of 16 teams with 331 points. Host Missouri Southern took men’s and women’s […]

Zias earn honors from LSC

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University freshman forward Hannah Dozier has earned second-team All-Lone Star Conference women’s soccer honors and was named the league’s co-freshman of the year. Dozier, from Midland, Texas, shared the freshman award with Kendra Clemons, a midfielder from Midwestern State. She set a school freshman record this season […]

Mustangs throttle Hounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU running back Tim Hammett drags Midwestern State defensive back Darius Bortters into the end zone in the third quarter for the Greyhounds’ only score in Saturday’s 63-7 Lone Star Conference South Division loss to the Mustangs. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — There wasn’t much to […]

Pearce takes flight

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., announced his plans to run for Pete Domenici’s Senate seat Saturday at the Clovis Municipal Airport. “Friends,” he said, “Democrats are not the enemy but neither are Republicans the enemy.” By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R.N.M. said Saturday during a […]

Petition gaining steam

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Several Clovis restaurants have become signature collection points to support a petition for alcohol sales on Sundays. The Committee for Clovis Progress started Wednesday its petition to collect 725 signatures from Clovis registered voters to put Sunday Alcohol sales on the March 4 municipal election ballot, according committee spokesperson […]

Battle brewing on cage fights

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico From all indications, city groups may have a fight about fights. The Clovis Civic Center policy committee discussed allowing contact sports at the city-owned center in October’s meeting, and more discussion is planned for Monday’s meeting. The contact sport in question is mixed martial arts, and MarkAnthony Baca of […]

Fire plan focuses on grasslands

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Recent wildfires in California only accentuate the area’s need to be prepared, officials said. Curry County Road Superintendent Danny Davis said such a plan is in development for the county. Focus is being given to areas surrounded by rural grasslands, which are more vulnerable to large scale fires, Davis […]

New base? Hope it’s a nice place

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Everywhere I turn, military wives from Cannon Air Force Base are talking about how their husbands are meeting with the assignment team. Yes, orders for reassignment are coming down and people are getting excited. Two women I work with and several mothers of children who attend the same day […]

11-4-07 Police blotter

Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 6 p.m. Oct. 24 an officer responded to a school in the 1900 block of Thornton Street to serve an arrest warrant. School officials escorted the student, a 15-year-old, to the officer and he was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. • • • […]

Democrat’s tax reform just a way to soak the rich

Freedom New Mexico Democrats say it will restore equity and fairness while Republicans say it’s the biggest tax increase in history, $3.5 trillion over 10 years. The brainchild of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., would juggle $1 trillion in tax cuts and tax increases to shift burdens and relief. The so-called […]

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 […]