Religious knowledge important

Karl Terry We’re blessed in this country with religious freedom, but I worry a little about our ability to retain that freedom. Because my memory, like my hair, is starting to leave me, I’ve taken to carrying a little pocket notebook. Among the things I write in that notebook are column ideas when I happen […]

Our People: Going the distance

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College Executive Vice President Becky Rowley was born in Santa Fe but considers Clovis her hometown. Her favorite TV shows are “Sopranos” and “Mad Men.” Clovis Community College Executive Vice President Becky Rowley’s parents grew up in Clovis and her grandparents grew up in Clovis. Her nieces always […]

Officials optimistic about setting up pro baseball team in Clovis

Kevin Wilson An effort to place a professional baseball team in Clovis seems ahead early in the count. Officials with the city and the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, set to open play in May 2011, reported a positive meeting Friday afternoon. Andrew Dunn, the commissioner of the Pecos League, is trying to finalize […]

Shooting victim’s widow recalls memories of husband

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Courtesy photo Rey Ornelas, his wife Shirley Ornelas and their son Rey jr. were a close family and enjoyed spending time together on the farm where Rey worked. Rey Ornelas was shot and killed May 30, 1993. Sharna Johnson Her son has grown from a boy to a man. Her home has aged and seems […]

Hounds stumble at Southwestern Oklahoma

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Southwestern Oklahoma’s previously struggling offense rolled up 430 total yards and the Bulldogs’ defense shut down Eastern New Mexico’s hurry-up passing attack Saturday for a 21-10 Lone Star Conference North Division victory. The Bulldogs (1-4, 1-1 North), coming off a 23-0 loss at East Central, got 101 rushing yards and […]

Criminal justice complex among issues on ballot

Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER kwilson@cnjonline.com With only one member of Congress on the ballot for eastern New Mexico, there aren’t many federal changes this area can make on the ballot box. But Tuesday marks the first day voters can weigh in on several state issues, including local races, state races with […]

Clovis resident honored as honorary firefighter

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Brooke Hankins of Clovis embraces Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman after she was named an honorary fire fighter Saturday at the Department’s Station 1. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Fire Department made their biggest fan an honorary firefighter Saturday. Clovis resident Brooke Hankins, 20, suffers from an […]

Zia’s drop two games in Texas tournament

ODESSA, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team dropped its first two matches in a weekend tournament hosted by Texas-Permian Basin, losing to Fort Hays State 25-18, 27-29, 25-21, 25-19 and to the host Lady Falcons 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-18. ENMU (7-9) had defeated both teams earlier in the season. The Zias take […]

Texas Woman’s blanks Zias

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Neither coach was especially happy after Friday’s Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. Texas Woman’s Fleur Benetar was only slightly happier after the Pioneers scored just their sixth goal of the season to edge Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 at the ENMU pitch. Zias coach Ray Nause, meantime, found […]

Hounds tie Incarnate Word in match of ranked teams

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern midfielder Danillo Santos beats an Incarnate Word to the ball during the first half. Dave Wagner In a match where it looked like one goal might win it, Eastern New Mexico University’s men rallied twice in the late going. Freshman forward Andy Wilkinson headed in a crossing pass by […]

Grant McGee: A lesson in forgiving and forgetting

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Area 4-H clubs seeking members

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Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Samantha James, 12, works with one of her show sheep Friday at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in Portales. James, a Roosevelt County 4-H member, said the sheep’s head is held in this manner so it will push at her, flexing its muscles for the judges. James and other […]

Mom charged with child abuse

Sharna Johnson Police have arrested the 21-year-old mother of a 6-month-old boy hospitalized in Lubbock with life-threatening injuries. Amanda Fain was charged Thursday night with abuse of a child resulting in great bodily harm. She is being held at the Curry County jail on $100,000 cash-only bond, jail officials said. Police responded to Fain’s residence […]

In search of ponies: Readers share pet stories

Sharna Johnson It’s been three months since my column started, and it got me thinking. At first I saw the column as another of those cursed assignments that only a boss can think up, and quite frankly, I was terrified to write in the first person and open myself up to readers. However I have […]

Inmate hospitalized after attempted suicide

Freedom New Mexico A 46-year-old man arrested Thursday evening for DWI is in a Lubbock hospital after he hanged himself by his boot laces in a Curry County jail bathroom. Curry County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Curry County Detention Center just before midnight Thursday night for a report of a suicide attempt, according to Undersheriff […]

Hounds seek 2-0 start in LSC North

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University defensive end Bracy McCoy assists with a tackle during last week’s game against Texas A&M-Commerce. McCoy had two of the Hounds’ four sacks in the game. By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s debut in the Lone Star Conference North Division turned out […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 1

Elida 47, House-Grady 0 Clovis Christian 61, Vaughn 6 Goddard 21, Clovis 0 Hagerman 26, Texico 14 Fort Sumner 20, Loving 7 Melrose 46, Springer 6 Hondo 52, Dora 6 Logan 52, Floyd 0 Tucumcari 20, Eunice 19 San Jon 84, NMSD 36 Texas Farwell 30, Seagraves 7 Iraan 33, Bovina 7 Bushland 27, Muleshoe […]

Clovis family loses home, possessions in fire

Freedom New Mexico A local family needs assistance after losing their home near Ranchvale and belongings in a fire Sept. 25, said Clovis Municipal Schools family specialist Joe Moreno. Moreno said James Mitchel and Kendra Colwell and their children, fifth-grader Baily Colwell, first-grader Michael Colwell and 4-year-old Anthony Colwell, need clothes, household goods, cooking utensils, […]