Central Baptist hosting concert

CNJ staff Central Baptist Church will host a free concert Thursday at the church. “Light,” an eight-student ensemble from California Baptist University, began a nation-wide tour on May 28. Their stop in Clovis on Thursday is their next to last performance on the tour. Their concert will be held 7 p.m. Thursday at Central Baptist […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Infocenter central and celebrity waiters in Clovis

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing. Infocenter central Check out the latest building permit reports/ health inspection reports/ unemployment rates online on our Infocenter. To get there: http://www.cnjonline.com/sections/infocenter/ Website of the day This is a Clovis youth group working recently at the Church of Christ Disaster Response Team Ohio Property […]

East Central hammers Hounds twice

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — While the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team remains in the thick of the race for a spot in the six-team Lone Star Conference baseball tournament, the Greyhounds are certainly having problems holding teams down of late. With a chance to move into fourth place in the LSC, ENMU absorbed […]

Plateau receives grant to expand broadband networks

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico ENMR-Plateau Telecommunications received a federal grant Wednesday of more than $11 million to expand high-speed Internet access in eastern and central New Mexico. According to a news release from the state Department of Information Technology, the company plans to use the American Recovery and Reinvestment money to enhance existing […]

Zias earn split with Central Oklahoma

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Senior right-hander Kimberly Crouse pitched five shutout innings and went 3-for-4 with two RBIs Friday, helping Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team blank previously unbeaten Central Oklahoma 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Bronchos (7-1) came back for a 3-1 win in the nightcap. The LSC teams […]

2-12 Religion digest

Gospel group to perform Blackwood Legacy, a gospel group from Nashville, will be performing at Central Christian Church Thursday. The performance will include old favorites, new gospel and worship music. The performance will be free and a love offering will be received. The performance will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Central Christian Church. Information: […]

Central Christian in midst of makeover

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Central Christian Church minister Bill Brewer and a core group of members are working to bring the church back to its roots and the Bible. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Since Central Christian Church’s beginnings in 1908, it has had many ups and downs. Three years ago during a […]

Press release: More snow possible

Another round of rain and snow is possible by midweek across much of north and central New Mexico, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. A deep upper level storm system currently over the eastern Pacific ocean is expected to push east into northern old Mexico Wednesday morning then across eastern New Mexico through […]

ENMU at Central Okla. basketball preview capsules

Men ENMU (5-7) at Central Oklahoma (9-4), 7 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference game at Edmond, Okla. Radio: none. Hounds’ last outing: The Greyhounds lost to Fort Lewis 82-59 on Monday at Greyhound Arena, their sixth setback in the last seven games. Notes: Central Oklahoma is coming off an 89-73 thumping of […]

Software glitch delays GI payments

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Amanda Collier started college last August armed with a certificate of eligibility to use Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits that her dad, a Coast Guardsman of 22 years, had earned and transferred to her. Next week Amanda will take final exams for her first semester at the University of Central Oklahoma. […]

Hounds can’t keep pace with hot-shooting East Central

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo ENMU guard Victor Reid takes the ball to the basket against East Centra’s Wayne Andrews during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference men’s crossove game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — East Central gave up nearly 100 points Saturday, but the Tigers won and coach Terry Shannon […]

ENMU-East Central basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenENMU (4-2) vs. East Central (1-2), 4 p.m. today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: The Greyhounds erased a 19-point, first-half deficit to lead briefly down the stretch, but lost 67-63 to Southeastern Oklahoma in a crossover game at Greyhound Arena. ECU lost Thursday at West […]

Hounds ninth in South Central Regional

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Junior Richard Kogo and freshman Jacob Lozano led the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a ninth-place finish in Saturday’s South Central Regional, hosted by Abilene Christian. Kogo, from Kenya, finished 34th in the 8-kilometer race with a time of 32 minutes, 54.01 seconds while Lozano, from […]

East Central rallies past Zias

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Sophomore forward Whitney Watts scored her 12th and 13th goals of the season in the second half Friday as East Central rallied for a 3-2 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Trailing 2-1 at halftime, Watts brought the Lady Tigers (6-7-2, 3-6-0 LSC) from behind, […]

Central Oklahoma snaps Zia soccer streak

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia midfielder Cara Howell tries to get some space against Central Oklahoma’s Angie Rundle in the second half of Sunday’s game. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Central Oklahoma crashed the net, and steamrolled a pair of Eastern New Mexico streaks in the process. Katleyn Cropp scored off […]

Church provides MNF option

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kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com Seven days a week, the room with a few tables and chairs is called Fellowship Hall at Trinity United Methodist Church. For a few hours each Monday, it could also be called football central. Like they’ve done since 2008, a few people at the church are using the small room to give a different […]

Friend made final arrival in heaven

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Susie, my sister, and I held a common bond with Kendra Lennon. Our beloved fathers served on the staff together at Central Baptist Church when it was located at 800 Hinkle. Even though our lives guided us to different directions and cities, each of us cherished the priceless title of […]

Central attraction

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Curry County Events Center can seat 3,000 people in the stands and the dirt floor can be covered to be used as standing room. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Though technically a money-loser, the Curry County Special Events Center is serving its intended purpose. And, according to managers […]

Religion feature: New church plans to keep it simple

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Central Baptist Church is “planting” a new church, called The Vine Community Church, to appeal to those who prefer a progressive program over a traditional one. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Central Baptist Church staff knows they aren’t the church for everyone. They also know that not everyone […]

Hounds rout Tigers, move into fifth in LSC

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Junior designated hitter Ethan Wagner hit a pair of homers, and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team exploded for 13 runs in the last two innings of a 15-5 Lone Star Conference rout of East Central Sunday at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (23-22, 18-18 LSC) won the weekend series 3-1 […]