Area pastors draw similar message from Easter

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Trinity Lutheran Church Reverend Bonita Knox prays while touching the cross on Good Friday at the church. Alisa Boswell Easter means an almost universal message from spiritual leaders of many different congregations. Church leaders in Clovis and Portales say the resurrection of Christ is the most important factor in the […]

Clovis Christian School fundraiser moved to spring

Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School faculty has moved one of the school’s two annual community-wide fundraisers from the Christmas season to the spring season. The school’s Spring Fling Benefit Dinner and Auction will be held 6 p.m. Saturday at Clovis Civic Center. Superintendent Ladona Clayton said the school annually holds a dinner and auction around […]

Zias drop softball doubleheader to Abilene Christian

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern shortstop Emily Livingston hits a triple during the seventh inning of the first game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South doubleheader against Abilene Christian. Livingston scored on four pitches later on Devin Higgins single to center. PORTALES — Center fielder Melissa Mendoza went 4-for-5 in each game and Abilene […]

Errors costly in Zias’ loss

The Zia softball team had a rough day in the field, and a rougher one on the scoreboard. Eastern New Mexico committed a season-high eight errors in its Lone Star Conference South Division opener, and visiting Abilene Christian took advantage for a 22-11 win Friday at Zia Softball Field. Senior first baseman Taylor Howard and […]

Abilene Christian edges past Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern senior guard Vanessa O’Neal reaches to the basket for two points Saturday during the second half. Abilene Christian beat the Zias 67-64. Karl Terry The Eastern New Mexico University Zias made a couple of marks on the record book Saturday afternoon, but fell short on the scoreboard as Abilene […]

Clovis Christian School going virtual

Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School plans to launch a virtual high school that will allow students to receive a high school diploma by taking nothing but online courses. Superintendent Ladona Clayton said she hopes to have the Truth Seekers Virtual Academy up for a summer session this year and ready for a full launch in […]

ENMU-Abilene Christian basketball previews

Men ENMU (7-10, 2-3 Lone Star Conference South) at Abilene Christian (8-9, 0-5) • When: 3 p.m. (MST) today at Abilene, Texas • Last time out: The Greyhounds dropped a 70-68 decision to Angelo State at home on Wednesday, while Abilene Christian competed well at 13th-ranked Incarnate Word before losing 56-52. • Last meeting: The […]

Couple’s ministry takes to road

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Forrest and Maggie Griffin with their dog and traveling companion, Casey. Alisa Boswell Love, a struggle with drug addiction and a brush with death put Forrest and Maggie Griffin in their van and on the road to a different sort of Christian ministry. The Griffins live in their van as […]

CSA Super Bowls

CNJ staff Saturday Leon Williams Stadium All-American (5th, 6th grade) Cameo 14, Mesa 6 National (3rd, 4th grade) Clovis Christian 13, Mesa 7 Fundamental (2nd, 3rd grade) Zia 26, Lockwood 18

Clovis Christian parents, faculty tout success of instruction model

Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School’s new Middle School Academy, complete with personalized instruction, is getting rave reviews from parents after the first nine weeks. The new instructional model, created by Superintendent Ladona Clayton and Elementary Principal Linda D’Amour, has students moving forward when they can prove mastery of a subject rather than by age or […]

Clovis Christian caps unbeaten season with 6-man crown

Senior Mike Urioste scored eight touchdowns as Clovis Christian beat Lake Arthur 60-13 Saturday in the 6-man state championship game in Lake Arthur. It is the school’s first state title in any sport. Urioste’s 46-yard run in the first quarter gave Clovis Christian (10-0) the lead for good at 13-7. The Eagles led 34-13 at […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 13

Class 5A First round Clovis 35, Highland 14 6-man Championship Clovis Christian 60, Lake Arthur 13 Go to enmvarsity.com for game stories and photos.

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 5

District 4-5A Carlsbad 14, Clovis 13 District 4-3A Ruidoso 27, Portales 26 6-man playoffs Quarterfinals Clovis Christian 62, Hondo 12

Hounds entertain No. 4-ranked Abilene Christian

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tony Valenzuela looks to make a block for ENMU kick returner Arvin Jackson during the Greyhounds’ game against Central Oklahoma two weeks ago. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Ribaudo has no illusions about playing Abilene Christian. The Eastern New Mexico University football coach acknowledges the Greyhounds will have […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 22

District 4-5A Clovis 54, Hobbs 14 District 4-3A Lovington 61, Portales 22 District 2-2A Texico 22, Tucumcari 21 8-man District 3 Melrose 44, Gateway Christian 26 8-man District 1 Logan 62, Springer 26 6-man District 1 Clovis Christian 56, Roy 22 Vaughn 64, San Jon 16 6-man District 2 Elida 44, Dora 25 State West […]

EMMU-Abiliene Christian football game notes

Cllick here for game notes from Saturday’s ENMU-Abilene Christian football game.

Christians set good example to follow

We hear it from Ward Churchill proteges and our most-progressive friends and colleagues. White male American Christian capitalists are intolerant of other cultures and religions, and they must stop trying to boorishly dominate the world. It’s a drum beat that never stops. Christianity may be the most openly blasphemed religion in the world today, yet […]

Free speech not intended to mask hate

Freedom New Mexico Last week was a tangled mess of free-speech controversies. Anti-Christian smut hung on the wall of a government-funded art museum in Loveland, Colo., right up until a woman offended by the expensive painting destroyed it with a crowbar on Wednesday. The painting depicted Jesus receiving oral sex from a man, taking government-sponsored […]

Lone Star Conference football recap — Oct. 2

Submitted by conference SIDs No. 5 Abilene Christian 31, No. 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville 24 KINGSVILLE, Texas – In a game that more than lived up to its billing Saturday night, the No. 5 ACU Wildcats rolled out of Javelina Stadium with a 31-24 Lone Star Conference South Division win over No. 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville. The […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Coat call, holiday seasons and the last .400 hitter

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Kids need coats Faith Christian Family Church, in partnership with Clovis Christian School, is collecting new and gently used coats for infants through adults. It’s the “Coats for Kids” drive. A collection box is at the school and will remain there until a few […]