Miners outlast Hounds for 80-76 victory

CNJ staff EL PASO, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team nearly pulled off an impressive upset Saturday night, albeit in a preseason exhibition. ENMU led most of the first half, including an eight-point margin with under five minutes left, before Texas-El Paso rallied for an 80-76 victory before nearly 7,000 fans. […]

Monday morning briefing: A biker benefit and a big explosion

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. College meeting The Clovis Community College board of trustees will be holding their monthly meeting 8 a.m. Wednesday in room 512. The meeting is open to the public. Land use info Information about the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study is available […]

Zias fall to TexAnns in four

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Irelis Ilarraza had 16 kills and three block solos Saturday and Tarleton State fended off a solid challenge from Eastern New Mexico to beat the Zias 19-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-23 in Lone Star Conference volleyball play. The TexAnns (21-8, 7-5) coming off a five-set loss to LSC-leading West Texas A&M […]

Hounds seventh, Zias eighth in LSC preseason poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men were picked for seventh place and the women for eighth this season in the Lone Star Conference South preseason basketball polls, released by the conference office. Midwestern State, the defending South champion and coming off a 31-3 season, is favored to win its fourth […]

Hounds beat Southeastern, stay alive in North

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Freedom New Mexico: Rick White Bracy McCoy (92) and Malcom Butters (64) pressure Southeastern Oklahoma quarterback Logan Turner. McCoy was credited with one of ENMU’s seven sacks in the game when Turner was flagged for intentional grounding. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico’s “NASCAR” offense was rolling in the first half Saturday. The […]

Band takes top honors at Zia competition

CNJ staff The Clovis High band pulled an encore Saturday in Albuquerque, winning top honors at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta at the University of New Mexico. The band won the state championship and the grand championship in the 32-band field from New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. Coupled with Tournament of the Bands last weekend […]

Base commander: Communication key in low-altitude training issue

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Clark Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen Clark said communication is going to be the key to the Air Force creating a low-altitude tactical navigation area over northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Cannon hosted eight public meetings within the proposed 94,000 square mile area that Cannon would train its MC-130 and […]

Think of lefties with consideration

I remember one afternoon in kindergarten when my teacher tested each student to determine whether we were right- or left-handed. I wanted badly to test right-handed because I thought it sounded cooler, but the results told me what I probably should have already figured out in penmanship class: I was a terminal lefty. This may […]

True monster: Over-regulating government

Freedom New Mexico Picture a trio of adorably outfitted trick- or-treaters — a ghost, a pirate and a witch of the non-Senate candidate variety — venturing forth into the night in search of sweet, sweet candy. Under the eerie glow of an autumn moon, they approach a spooky old house. The pirate reaches out a […]

Voters have wide range of decisions in election

Kevin Wilson Early voting has concluded, and just one voting day remains on the 2010 midterm elections. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, with voter choices ranging from the governor’s mansion and House of Representatives to a potentially revamped county courthouse and detention center. There are 20,924 registered voters in Curry […]

Weekly update — Oct. 31

Baseball club meeting postponed A meeting about the Clovis Pioneers baseball club is being pushed to later on Wednesday. Andrew Dunn, commissioner of the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, sent an e-mail to Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell requesting a 3 p.m. Wednesday information meeting. The meeting was originally set for 11 a.m., […]

Officials: Child abuse severity spikes

Sharna Johnson Critical injuries stemming from the abuse of two Clovis infants are in line with a statewide trend of increased severity in abuse cases. “What we’re experiencing now is an increase in cases that the abuse is more severe,” said Romaine Serna, spokeswoman for New Mexico’s Children Youth and Families. “Recently we’ve seen some […]

Police blotter — Oct. 31

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 10 p.m. Oct. 19 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a report of a robbery. A woman said she was sleeping on the couch with her son when a man came into her residence and grabbed the child. She […]

On the shelves — Oct. 31

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Still Midnight” by Denise Mina packs nonstop suspense into the story of the dangerous and demanding life of a female cop as Detective Inspector Alex Morrow navigates an urban underworld to solve a crime that may involve her own brother. The Best of Betty Crocker 2010 […]

Shoutouts — Oct. 31

On behalf of Winnie Moore and her family, we would like to thank everyone who attended her birthday celebration, gave cards and/or gifts as this helped to make Winnie’s birthday celebration a wonderful success. Thank you millions from Winnie Moore and Family

Weddings — Oct. 31

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Dorval [image #2, align=left, size=medium] August Parie of Portales and Nicholas Dorval of Chicopee, Mass., were married Oct. 10, 2010, in Plymouth, Mass. The bride is the daughter of Joseph Parie of Portales. The groom is the son of James Dorval of Chicopee, Mass., and Denise D’Angelantonio of Springfield, Mass. The maid of honor was […]

Senior happenings — Oct. 31

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Don’t forget to vote. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood pressure and sugar testing; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and […]

Silk screening featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on repurposing book covers, silk screening, and the art of aromatic blending will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lauren Ferguson will show an easy way to repurpose vintage book covers for pennies on the dollar, and they make a perfect keepsake for your […]

Birthdays — Oct. 31

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Winnie Ethel (Brown) Moore [image #2, align=right, size=medium] It was Oct. 20, 1910, in Rockwood, Texas, when Joseph and Margaret America Garner became proud parents to a beautiful baby girl who they named Winnie Ethel. She was the 11th child in a family of 12 children. Winnie is a long time resident of Clovis, having […]

Engagements —

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Johnson- Lacewell Karlee Jo Johnson and Windsor William Lacewell III, both of Las Cruces, will be married Nov. 26, 2010, in Ruidoso. The bride-elect is the daughter of Brett and Ginger Johnson of Clovis. The prospective groom is the son of Link and Jody Lacewell of Santa Fe. They are both students at New Mexico […]