Centerpiece ideas on upcoming show


Information on creating a monochromatic centerpiece and making duck tape rosettes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Casey Schwartz is a floral designer and co-owner of Flower Duet, and she’s going to show how to use all white flowers to create a clean monochromatic low centerpiece. This […]

Nuts about helping


There are several places Vern Witten can be spotted in Portales. He can be found volunteering at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, tutoring area students, or during the first week of November, in his kitchen whipping up a batch of his famous peanut brittle for the Portales Methodist Church’s Turkey Bazaar. He’s a jack of all […]

Cats get past Rio Rancho

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Kevin Wilson
Clovis guard D.D. Egbert draws contact from Rio Rancho guard Zac Jaramillo in the second half Saturday night at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Egbert scored seven points in Clovis’ 62-53 win.

By Kevin Wilson CNJ staff writer The Clovis Wildcats spent opening night showing just how they hope to compete in Class 5A this season, while also showing there’s plenty of room to grow. Despite its relative varsity inexperience, Clovis took a 62-53 win over Rio Rancho by using a formula it expects to use […]

Lady Cats begin defense of 5A title

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Clovis junior Danni Williams averaged nearly 20 points a game last season in leading the Lady Wildcats to a 30-2 record and the state Class 5A championship.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer Sixth-year Clovis High girls coach Jeff Reed says the Lady Wildcats won’t be nearly as deep as the last two seasons. That said, don’t expect too many opponents to be shedding tears for them. CHS went 30-2 last season en route to the Class 5A championship. While they […]

Zias top OPSU for first win

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks
ENMU junior Amber Willford pulls up to shoot over Oklahoma Panhandle State sophomore Brittany Alavinejuad from 3-point range over during the first half of Saturday’s women’s basketball matchup at Greyhound Arena. game at Greyhound Arena. Williford scored eight points in the Zias’ 73-66 win over the Aggies.

By Dave Wagner CNJ sports writer PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was on track to start the season the way they did a year ago, and Lakeeyscia Griffin wanted no part of that. Griffin was one of five Zias in double figures and narrowly missed a double-double on Saturday […]