Odom: Teen of the week

Alicia Odom, 18, the daughter of Jerry and Marilyn Odom, is a senior at Clovis High School. What did you think about on Sept. 11, 2001? I was totally shocked that something like that could happen. I was very glad that America pulled together and that patriotism has increased as a result. What is your […]

Many readers ready for playoff system

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “Who’s the No. 1 college football team? The University of Southern California or Louisiana State University? And since college football has once again failed to establish an undisputed champion, is it time for a playoff system?” Some responses: “Yes, a playoff system needs to be installed to correct […]

Newest Hound starts fast

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Travazz Buckley had 21 points and 11 rebounds in his Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds’ debut. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Travazz Buckley made a big impact in his Eastern New Mexico debut. After not playing in a college basketball game for about a year, the ENMU junior learned Friday […]

Scholarship changes opposed

By Michelle Seeber PORTALES — A year ago, New Mexico’s House Finance Committee proposed new requirements for the Lottery Success Scholarship that would make it more difficult for college students to obtain dollars for tuition. The plan called for raising the required grade-point average from 2.5 to 3.0. The committee also recommended the dollars become available […]

Christ must also be born in your heart

By Judy Brandon One way we mark the milestones in our lives is, as the Christmas season approaches, to think back over the events of the preceding year. Each Christmas reminds us of the changes in our lives over the last year. Christmas evokes memories of the past year: great joys, disappointments, warm friendships, heart-wrenching […]

Program focuses on Latino education

By Darrell Todd Maurina Local school officials expressed interest in bringing a program to Clovis that has been shown to improve education for Hispanics. Ladona Clayton, assistant superintendent of instruction for the Clovis Municipal Schools, introduced three representatives of a program from Albuquerque Tuesday night to a joint meeting of the boards of Clovis Municipal […]

Sports an avenue to college education

Ramblin’ Rick It’s a shame Tig Bunton won’t be playing basketball for the Clovis Wildcats. Not for the Wildcats, but for Bunton. The Wildcats will survive the loss of the talented but inconsistent Bunton, a 6-foot-6 junior who was rated the second-best player in New Mexico by a Sporting News publication. Justin Pinckney, Dominique Easterlin […]

Student Profiles 11/20

PERRY JACKSON Perry Jackson, 18, is the son of Phil and Camille Jackson and is a senior at Clovis High School. Tell us about your pets? My pet is a cocker Spaniel named Maggie. She is about two years old and I have had her for about a year. What is so great about your […]

ENMU begins title defense

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Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is entering his fourth season at the helm. Scanlan has a 39-42 career record at ENMU, but is 35-20 in his last two seasons. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Three years ago, Irshaun Pinckney wasn’t quite sure where he was going. A […]

Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat

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Jason Seefeld hit .458 last season with a school-record eight home runs. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White Jason Seefeld likes the idea of playing for a program on the rise. He likes the idea of getting a chance to play right away at the University of Arizona. He even gets to remain a […]