Friday area boys prep basketball – Nov. 30

TEXICO — Texico cruised into the boys title match of the Citizens Bank Border Shootout while Farwell had a little tougher time. Texico 54, Logan 40 — Miguel Reyna followed up a 26-point effort in the opening round with a 25-point effort Friday as the Wolverines bested the Class 1A defending state champions. CMI photo: […]

Friday area girls prep basketball – Nov. 30

TEXICO — Texico and Friona advanced to the girls championship game of the Texico Citizens Bank Border Shootout with easy wins Friday. Texico 59, Logan 39 — Shaylee Anderson scored 17 points and Sarah Daniels and Brianna Reyna added 10 each for Texico, which used a 19-point second quarter to take a 24-22 halftime lead. […]

ENMU basketball capsules – Dec. 1

Men ENMU (4-3, 1-0 Lone Star Conference) at Abilene Christian (4-1, 1-0) • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at Abilene, Texas • Radio: KSEL-AM 1450. • Last time out: The Greyhounds downed Angelo State 76-67 at Greyhound Arena while the Wildcats edged West Texas A&M 59-58 at Canyon in conference openers on Wednesday. • Last […]

Tularosa tops Texico – again

TEXICO — You could argue that Tularosa has Texico's number of late. Mostly, the Wildcats have Jim Coleman, and that was enough to lift second-seeded Tularosa to a 26-21 Class 2A playoff semifinal win over the Wolverines on Friday night. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound senior got his team on the board with a 47-yard interception return […]

In search of ponies: List of exotic pets getting longer

I t seems there isn't much left on the planet that humankind hasn't tried to domesticate, and if not attempting to domesticate, mankind has tried to keep most everything in captivity at one time or another, with varying degrees of success. In some cases, pulling creatures out of the wild is actually doing them a […]

Respect two-way street

I have noticed a couple of recent letters to the editor calling for respect toward those in political office. That's all well and good; there needs to be more respect in society, but it needs to be earned. Respect is cheapened when it is not deserved. When it is given unearned to someone who demands […]

ENMU-ACU preview

Men ENMU (4-3, 1-0 Lone Star Conferencne) at Abilene Christian (4-1, 1-0) • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at Abilene, Texas • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 • Last time out: The Greyhounds downed Angelo State 76-67 at Greyhound Arena while the Wildcats edged West Texas A&M 59-58 at Canyon in conference openers on Wednesday. • Last […]

Empty Stocking Fund

Today's focus: Family L2 Household members: 4 Children: 2 children under 12. Special circumstances: In this family, the children are being raised by their grandmother, who has just recently lost her job. This has put a strain upon the family. Clothing needs: Boys size 7, shoe size 11 1/2; boys size 6, shoe size 10. […]

Meetings watch: ENMU Board of Regents

Eastern New Mexico University will request an additional $5 million from the state Legislature for its renovation work at the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts building. The ENMU Board of Regents approved the request Friday during a special meeeting. The university will receive $9 million from November's successful general obilation bond proposal. ENMU originally presented its […]

McGee: Nothing wrong with women taking lead

I have a lot of respect for women. My mom did most of the raising of my brother, sister and me. While my dad was busy with his work my mom was the one who directed my world: She drove me to Boy Scout meetings, she took me and my buddies fishing and she tried […]

Group honors state centennial with parade float

Derek Saiz' eyes lit up Friday afternoon as he drilled screws into the wooden beams of a trailer behind the Clovis hospital. CMI staff photo: Alisa Boswell Derek Saiz, left, Phillip Ulibarri, center, and John Sharp of the Plains Regional Medical Center Plant Services Department lift a model of the New Mexico centennial coin onto […]

Expectations run high for Wildcats

In his first season as Clovis High boys basketball coach, Matt King led the Wildcats to last spring's Class 5A state semifinals. With six of their top eight players back, the Cats will be disappointed if they don't get beyond that this time. "I think the expectations are high, but they're always going to be […]

Clovis woman gets 18 years despite emotional plea

Guadalupe Flores, eyes welling and her voice cracking, pleaded for mercy at her sentencing Friday for killing Brandon Vann, a man she called her best friend. District Judge Stephen Quinn's response was 18 years in prison — a dozen short of the maximum 30 years District Attorney Matt Chandler sought after successfully convicting Flores, 27, […]

Thursday area prep summaries – Nov. 29

Citizens Bank Border Shootout At Texico Boys Thursday's quarterfinals Farwell 65, Melrose 18 Friona 55, Dimmitt JV 32 Logan 57, Grady 31 Texico 63, Floyd 29 Friday's semifinals Consolation Melrose vs. Dimmitt JV, 11 a.m., junior high gym Grady vs. Floyd, 12:45 p.m., high school gym Championship Farwell vs. Friona, 4:15 p.m., junior high gym […]

Area girls prep basketball capsules

CLOVIS CHRISTIAN LADY EAGLES Coach: Pam Sealey, 1st year Last year: 9-12 (3-5 District 2-B, reached Class B semifinals) Returning starters: 2 Key players: Amanda Fly, Sr. (5-4, G); Katlyn Cook, Sr. (6-1, C); McKall Sealey, Sr. (5-3, G); Alexa Riley, Sr. (5-8, F) Outlook: For a team that started its district schedule last year […]

Wolverines host Tularosa in semifinals

Texico and Tularosa have been regular combatants in the Class 2A playoffs in recent seasons. The teams will meet for the fourth time in the last six postseasons in a 7 p.m. kickoff today at Texico, with the winner advancing to next week's title game. Tularosa (9-2) has won the last two meetings, in the […]

A View from Under the Pew: life in a matchbox or amendments to solomon s proverbs

Editor's note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can't operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. life in a matchbox or amendments to solomon s proverbs life is a paradox boss it s a little like humility the moment […]

God can do great things with willing hearts

Corrie Ten Boom, the Nazi concentration camp survivor, said: "Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God." In my studies this past week I came across two Biblical women who had to trust their unknown futures to a known God. Mary and Jochebed are examples of women we can admire. Mary […]

Religion feature: Couple aims to make service exciting

Scott and Christina Caldwell had not considered living in Clovis although they had driven through the city many times until three years ago, when prayer led them to a job opening at New Life Assembly. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Caldwell Ministries pastors Scott Caldwell, left, and Christina Caldwell, open their service at New Life […]

Cass named state’s best

Kamal Cass already holds single-season Clovis High records for rushing yardage and touchdowns and, with another year left, he's well within range of career marks. Cass capped a stellar junior season on Thursday when he was named the 2013 Gatorade New Mexico high school football player of the year. The 5-11, 165-pounder was a major […]