Zias top Kingsville, end losing streak

CNJ staff KINGSVILLE, Texas — For a change, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team was playing from ahead, and there was no way the Zias were going to let this one slip away. Senior forward Elizabeth Richards posted her 10th double-double of the year with 26 points and a career-high 19 rebounds and […]

“Hardest-working” title fit self-reliant Brown

By Freedom Newspapers It was almost a shock to hear that James Brown was only 73 when he died on Christmas morning in Beech Island, S.C. It seemed as if the self-styled — but accurately so — “hardest working man in show business” had lived through enough to fill at least three or four ordinary […]

PLATEAU HOLIDAY CLASSIC: Champs again

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La Cueva’s Laura Burnett, left, attempts to steal the ball from Clovis High’s Antiesha Brown. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer A day after giving him his 500th career coaching win, the Clovis Lady Wildcats gave coach Miles Watters another reason to celebrate. Junior Ebony Bunton scored a game-high 23 […]

WT trounces Zias

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Senior Heather Brown of ENMU shoots over West Texas A&M sophomore Courtney Lee in the Zias 85-65 loss at Greyhound Arena. Brown scored 10 points in Eastern’s second loss in three games. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Linden Weese knew his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball […]

Zias drop Highlands

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, N. M. — Senior guard Heather Brown hit five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points Monday to lead the Eastern New Mexico University Zias a 75-56 win over New Mexico Highlands. It was Zias fifth win in six games. The Zias (7-2) pulled away early in the second-half as Brown hit […]

Lady Cats knock off Coronado

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Clovis High senior Britni Montague tries to pass the ball against a Lubbock Coronado defender during Saturday’s game at Rock Staubus Gym. By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Freshman Antiesha Brown capped a 21-point performance with a game-clinching layup off an inbounds pass with 12.7 seconds remaining Saturday night, helping Clovis High’s girls defeat a […]

Brown’s last-second 3 lifts Zias past Cameron

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Eastern’s Elizabeth Richards hits the second of t free throws to tie Cameron University at 74-74 with 3 seconds left. ENMU came back from a 18 point deficit at halftime to win 77-74 on a last second 3 point shot.(CNJ staff photo Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico […]

Groups combine for free meal in Portales

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Jim Adams of Clovis and Theta Ainsworth of Portales, serve pie Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers A community Thanksgiving dinner fed about 500 people in Portales this year. More than 50 volunteers from the community and Cannon Air Force Base help put on the […]

Zias notch win over Panhandle in opener

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Senior guard Heather Brown kicked off an 8-0 run by hitting a tie-breaking 3-pointer with eight minutes left Saturday night as Eastern New Mexico University’s women defeated Oklahoma Panhandle State 64-57 in their season opener. Brown finished with a team-best 12 points for the Zias, while Elizabeth Richards and Ashley […]

Book, interview on O.J. tell all hit new low

By Freedom Newspapers And now, from the Department of How Low Will We Go?, comes news that O.J. Simpson is the subject of a two-part Fox TV interview entitled “If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened.” The former football star, who was acquitted of killing his wife and her friend, will describe how, according […]

For Clovis’ cutest couple, it was love at first sight

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Bob Vivian, back in 1978, gave me a 1924 Clovis High School “All-Band” photo. What appeals to those who see it in the Curry County History book, page 77, at the Clovis library, is Selecta Cumpton, the band’s mascot, whom everyone called Midget. As a child she was so small […]

Military looking into payday lending system

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleGina Ricketson, manager of A&A Title & Check Loan, left, and assistant Donna Fredrickson, right, try to get in touch with a client behind on payments. Ricketson said the military are the business’ best customers. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Concerns over payday loans have military leaders looking for legal […]

Grocery store robbed

CNJ Staff A Clovis grocery store was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night, according to police. About 8 p.m., police were called to K’s Oriental Food Store at 1548 Thornton St. for a report of armed robbery. The victim told police a Hispanic male robbed the store at gunpoint and fired one shot while in the […]

Police look for female robbery suspect

CNJ Staff Clovis Police are looking for a woman they said robbed two city convenience stores Saturday with a machete. Just before 8 p.m., she entered a Shell gas station on East First Street wielding a knife and demanded money, according to a Clovis Police press release. The woman left without money in an older […]

Teacher looks forward to new challenge

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers Sandy Belden will be a new kindergarten teacher at Brown Early Development Center in Portales this upcoming school year. Having taught first grade at La Casita Elementary School in Clovis for the past two years, Belden said she is looking forward to teaching at Brown. She and her family live […]

Old hospital now delivers hope

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin WilsonLueta Clark, a volunteer worker for the Matt 25 Hope Center, sorts through donated clothing Thursday morning at the center, located at 1200 Thornton St. Clark said the center has four rooms full of clothing. By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer A building that once healed the physically ailing is now […]

Unit tackles terror

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By Mladen Rudman: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s Note: Mladen Rudman is a staff writer for the Northwest Daily News, a Freedom Newspaper in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — One of the keys to taming insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan is ensuring that each country has a military that can handle itself, said the […]

Zoo offering free compost

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Culled from animal pens and mixed with hay and dirt, the compost makes for excellent fertilizer, according to zoo officials. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It is a sort of secret garden. Through the winding paths of the Hillcrest Zoo lie four heaping piles of animal excrement. Culled from animal […]

Zia honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Third Grade A: Zachary Burrell, Baylee Dlouhy, Price Drake, Devinne Fallis, Levi Grim, Daisa Hastings, Luke Hisel, Cheyenne Kent, Derik Kuykendall, Matthew Lanier, Nicole Lautenslager, Coleton Parks, Alleigh Perry, Justin Rucker, Breanna Smith, Caylie Smith, Aarica Winn A/B: Halle Brown, Leslie […]

Lillie Holland

Lillie Holland, 96, of Lubbuck, formerly of Roosevelt County, died Monday, March 6, 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd and a daughter, Jean Demastus. She is survived by a son, Jim Holland (and wife, Linda) of Lubbock; a brother, Dan Brown; a sister, Robbie Gregory; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Arrangements […]