Tornado assistance information

CNJ Staff The Salvation Army and American Red Cross are headquartered at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Restoration materials — including saws and tarps — are available. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Information: Red Cross at 763-4129 or Salvation Army at 762-3801 • The New Mexico Department of Health will supply emergency tetanus vaccinations […]

ENMU cross country teams cited

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s and women’s cross country squads have been named to the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association all-academic team, ENMU cross country coach Joel McMullen has announced. To be eligible, teams had to compile a collective 3.0 grade point average for the fall semester […]

Jan. 26, 1937

Firefighters were called to 405 Sheldon to extinguish a small blaze originating in an awning. No damage was reported. … Residents were being cited for failure to have brake- and light-test certificates on their vehicle windshields. … Local residents had donated $227.50 through the Curry County Red Cross to aid flood victims in Ohio. … […]

Red Cross seeks volunteers

CNJ Staff The American Red Cross is calling for volunteers. According to a Red Cross news release, the Zia Service Center of the American Red Cross is seeking volunteers from Tucumcari, Clovis and Roosevelt counties. The volunteers are needed to provide relief to victims of disasters, respond to residential fires, hazardous material spills, floods, wild […]

Baby boom — PRMC hopes to expand maternity unit

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Kristin Cross holds the second of her three boys — Jensen — to be delivered at Plains Regional Medical Center. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Snuggled inside the hospital is a place that brings babies, such as tiny Jensen Cross, into the world. Less than 24 hours old, Jensen almost […]

Bulldogs turn back Hounds

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Southwestern Oklahoma defenders surround Eastern New Mexico University’s Mikal Monette on a first-half shot attempt in Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Mikal Monette matched Southwestern Oklahoma’s Nate Perry in points and rebounds, but not in turnovers. On a […]

ENMU’s Lelei falls short in cross country regional

CNJ staff WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Nimrod Lelei just missed qualifying for NCAA Division II national cross country competition on Saturday, placing ninth overall in the South Central Region meet hosted by Central Missouri. ENMU’s men finished 13th out of 17 teams overall, while the women came in 15th out of […]

CHS: Freshmen to lead cross country at Carlsbad Invitational

By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer Surrounding the football field at Leon Williams Stadium is an oval, asphalt track where the Clovis cross country teams are now running 200-meter sprints, ranging from times of 28 to 40 seconds. The arena is typically filled to the brim with Clovis football supporters on Friday nights in the […]

Kenyan boosting ENMU cross country

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Nimrod Lelei didn’t leave much of an impression on Eastern New Mexico University cross country coach Joel McMullen last year. McMullen said he hardly noticed Lelei running for Wayland Baptist even though the Kenyan consistently beat all of ENMU’s runners. But the Hounds’ best runner, Felix Boit, […]

Dear God, how could you let this happen?”

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist We’ve all had times when through our pain and tears we ask, “Dear God, where are you? How could you let this happen? How long can you stomach this kind of atrocity before you break in and do something to stop it?”   Maybe it’s a senseless mass murder […]

ENMU men third, women fourth in NMSU cross country meet

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Junior Nimrod Lelei finished sixth and sophomore Felix Boit was 12th in New Mexico State’s Kachina Classic cross country meet on Saturday, leading the Greyhounds to a third-place team finish. Lelei placed sixth with a tiime of 23 minutes, 4.3 seconds — behind five runners from team champion Texas-El Paso, […]

CHS hosts cross country invitational

CNJ staff Clovis High cross country coach Mark Bussen would like to see his teams ready to go for today’s Clovis Invitational at Ned Houk Park. To that end, he cut back on workouts this week for the Wildcats and Lady Wildcats. “I’ve rested the kids a little,” Bussen said. “We’ve been working hard for […]

Slaying victim’s family visits site

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson David and Maria Beardmore view a cross they placed Thursday to mark the location where the body of their daughter, Laura McNaughton, was found by hunters in December. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer On the edge of a desolate, wind-whipped field stands a small homemade cross wrapped in a […]

ENMU notes: Two qualify for CNFR

CNJ staff PORTALES — Two members of the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team, senior Rowdy Sanders and sophomore Raelyn Gardner, will represent the school in the College National Finals Rodeo beginning on Sunday in Casper, Wyo. Gardner, from Lovington, was first in the Southwest Region this season in breakaway roping, while Sanders placed second […]

Resident crafts crosses

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Clusters of crosses adorn the walls of Cheryl Burch’s quaint Clovis home. Religious symbols crafted of wood, metal and terra cotta decorate a pale yellow wall in Burch’s inviting living room. They vary in size with some bearing elaborate ornamentation. A short walk across shining wood floors reveals more […]

Reaching out to others part of Easter story

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Sometimes simple and seemingly insignificant words leave permanent impressions and stay in our memory for a long time. For years, I have remembered a woman who said something to me when I was a young girl. At just a very young age, this woman helped me look within myself and […]

Muleshoe church members re-enact Christ’s walk to his crucifixion

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Louis Godinez of Muleshoe carries a cross Friday along U.S. 84 with other members of Immaculate Conception Parish in a re-enactment of the walk Jesus is said to have made to Calvary. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz They set forth where the town begins and inch along U.S. 84, past vast fields of […]

Message of Easter holiday message of life

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Easter eggs … Easter bunnies … Easter baskets … Easter egg hunts … Easter bonnet? What about that green Easter grass that comes in a variety of colors these days? I even made my first trip to Easter, Texas, last week. What does Easter mean? This is my favorite season […]

Voluntary capitivity part of Olympic experience

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist How many of us, like myself, have been held semi-captive by the Winter Olympics? It is, needless to say, a voluntary captivity. Nobody forces you, or me, or anyone else, to tune in to channel 14 or 4 respectively, entering by virtual reality, or wishful thinking, the world of cross […]

Hounds improve tourney chances with rout of Angelo

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Eastern New Mexico University freshman Joshua Jackson tries to get around Angelo State University’s Ronald Pittman during the first half of Wedneday’s Lone Star Conference South Division men’s game in Portales. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After coming off the bench for a few games, Eastern New […]