Herbert scores twice in Hounds’ win at Northeastern

Freedom New Mexico TAHLEQUAH, OKLA.— Sophomore midfielder Kal Herbert tallied two goals in a little over a minute at the end of the first half and Eastern New Mexico University rolled to 4-1 win Friday over Northeastern State in Lone Star Conference action. Freshman Eishu Kanemitsu and sophomore Diego Santos also scored for the Hounds […]

Sometimes food bites back

Sharna Johnson Hunger and need change everything — even those rules we believe to be black and white. It’s a thought I arrived at this week while talking with a friend. “You know, I’ve been meaning to tell you, you’re mean,” he said jokingly. He proceeded to point out he was struck by the thought […]

Pajama fashion statement not for me

Grant McGee The Lady of the House and I were getting out of the car at the supermarket the other day when a young woman caught my eye. Her attire grabbed my attention: Pink pajama bottoms with white bunnies on them, pink fuzzy slippers and a t-shirt that read “GREAT PLACES TO SAY %$&*.” When […]

A week for spirit

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Freedom New Mexico: Sharna Johnson Wiley the Wildcat met his new partner Wanda during a Friday pep rally at Clovis High School. Jared Tucker Homecoming weekend gives students, faculty and the community the chance to show their school spirit, and former students the chance to come together and share stories of school days past. Barbara […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 24

Clovis 28, Rio Rancho 7 Texico 33, Gruver, Texas 7 Clovis Christian 48, Hondo 0 Roswell Goddard 42, Portales 0 Elida 56, Valley Christian 43 Melrose 52, Reserve 0 Lake Arthur 52, Dora 0 Texas New Deal 21, Farwell 0 Sundown 62, Bovina 13 Muleshoe 31, Lubbock Roosevelt 7

Hounds out to make statement in LSC North opener

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU senior strong safety Tillman Stevens covers a kick Thursday during special teams practice. The Greyhounds host Texas A&M-Commerce at 2 p.m. today. Dave Wagner After 11 years in the South Division since the Lone Star Conference went to divisional play in 1999, Eastern New Mexico University’s football team is […]

Hounds add exhibition tilt against NMSU

CNJ staff PORTALES — Before it ever tips off the season on the Greyhound Arena floor, THE Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team will have already toured a pretty fair stretch of New Mexico and southwestern Texas. The Greyhounds added their third preseason game, a 7 p.m. Oct. 8 battle at New Mexico State. […]

Politicians extortionists at heart

Tibor Machan It may have been Will Rogers or Mark Twain. I cannot now recall which of the two great American humorists it was who said all politicians are criminals. But it makes no difference because when something is true, its source is not the main issue. Fact is, politicians are extortionists at heart. Their […]

Wasn’t crime to deliver retribution

Glenda Price Times were hard. In desperation, George decided to gather a herd of cattle and head west with them — to California. This was in the 1850s, and folks in Texas had heard talk that gold miners in California (the 49ers) were a great market for beef. George and his wife, Inez, had been […]

Recession may be over, but effects still here

T echnically, the recession ended last year. So say experts who calculate such things. Most people probably didn’t notice. The national unemployment rate hovers at 9.6 percent. We imagine out-of-work Americans don’t feel a year removed from recession. Sales in many industries continue sluggish. In some industries, worse than sluggish. Those folks probably don’t feel […]

Commission approves budget transfer for giraffe

Kevin Wilson Make room, Jael. You’re about to have some company. The Clovis City Commission approved a $15,500 budget transfer Thursday, allowing Hillcrest Park Zoo staff to pay for the acquisition and delivery of a male giraffe currently owned by The Disney Company. Jael, the zoo’s female giraffe, is in her window for gestation and […]

Religion calendar — Sept. 24

Today Rock the City — 12 p.m., Hillcrest Park. Southern Baptist ministry with family fun. Information: 762-4727 or 763-3471. Spiritual Truth and Prayer Seminar — 6 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Nationally renowned speakers, John Martignoni and Tim Staples. $10 for non-members of the parish. Information: 575-317-8942 Saturday Coffee House Inter-denominational concert — 7 p.m., […]

a view from under the pew: amos meets mrs mouses part two

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Last week, Amos, our churchmouse poet, agreed to be the test mouse for Willifred the white rat’s experimental tiny time machine. Willifred had installed his Tiny Time Traveler on Amos’ 1957 Cheeserolet motorized matchbox.Just as soon as Amos climbed in, he found himself in […]

No computer needed for relationship with Christ

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist We do live in amazing times. Computer technology has given us new words like “travel drive,” “Wi-Fi” and “blog.” Think about the word blog. I read each week Beth Moore’s website blog and two or three other blogs. Funny though … five years ago, I would have thought blog was something […]

‘Rock the City’ about ministry, fun

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CNJ staff photo: Alisa Boswell Mike Napier explains how to use a pamphlet on faith during evangelism training to prepare for Rock the City from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Park. Alisa Boswell The annual block party, Rock the City, kicks off with music, games and food noon Saturday at Hillcrest Park. The […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Zias turn back Permian Basin

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern defender Sarah Oates handles the ball during the second half. CNJ staff PORTALES — Sophomore forward Brook Serrano scored two second-half goals and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team turned back Texas-Permian Basin 5-3 on Thursday at the ENMU pitch. Serrano tied the match 2-2 with a […]

System would keep victims notified of offender’s status

Sharna Johnson A new automated system will open up a world of information for victims of local crime by giving them real-time notice about an offender’s custody status. The Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system is expected to be up and running in October, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. “This program […]

Friday morning briefing: Big weekend, homecoming details and the first top court

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.Video of the day Did you the hear the one about…? It’s Joking Around, our own video of local folks sharing their best jokes. Big weekend Loads of things to do this weekend in Clovis. Here’s a link with all the details: http://www.clovisnm.org/news/release-detail.php?story_id=292 Make A […]

First person: Built to compete

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Courtesy photo Clovis resident Dennis Gutierrez has been body building since 2004 and is training his son for his first competition in April. Clovis resident Dennis Gutierrez won the New Mexico State body building competition by placing first in the lightweight class and Masters over 50 class. Gutierrez, 50, was a competitive powerlifter for 30 […]

Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee to meet on Monday

CNJ staff report A meeting of the Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee is 2 p.m. Monday at Portales City Hall. The committee identifies potential compatibility issues between communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties and Cannon Air Force Base.