First-half goals lift Dixie State past Zias

CNJ staff BILLINGS, Mont. — Dixie State junior midfielder Mikala Wilkes scored two goals about five minutes apart midway through the first half and the Rebels went on to a 3-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Montana State-Billing’s MSUB Cup women’s soccer event. ENMU (0-2), which lost to Fort Lewis 1-0 on Thursday, […]

Dixie State notches win over Zias

Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Sophomore center Dani Newell hit the go-ahead free throw with 52 seconds left and Dixie State outlasted Eastern New Mexico University’s women 81-76 on Friday night in the second game of a season-opening, three-team round-robin. Junior forward Jessica Carver led four Rebels in double figures with 24 points to […]

Zias drop pair in tourney

DURANGO, Colo. — Cami Johnson recorded 19 kills, including the game-winner in Game 5, as Dixie State College beat Eastern New Mexico University on Friday in the Fort Lewis Tournament. Mariesa Nielson added 23 kills and six blocks for Dixie State in Dixie State’s 30-26, 20-30, 31-29, 19-30, 20-18 win. Veronica Valdez led ENMU with […]

Zias finish 0-4 in tournament

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team finished 0-4 in a weekend tournament hosted by Fort Lewis after losses on Saturday to Dixie State and the host Skyhawks. Dixie State, a former junior college playing its first season in NCAA Division II, outlasted the Zias 30-25, 30-25, 28-30, 27-30, 15-10 […]

An open letter to Keavin Lawdermilk

By David Stevens; Clovis News Journal Editor Dear Keavin, I read a wonderful story about you in our newspaper on Wednesday. What an exciting life it must be, guarding the Dixie Chicks and associating with all of those other movie and music stars. Wow. A lot of people must be jealous. I know I am. […]

Former Wildcat bodyguard for Grammy-winning trio.

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By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer Keavin Lawdermilk protects a flock of country singers who have ruffled the feathers of some Americans. The 44-year-old former Clovis resident travels the world as a bodyguard for the Dixie Chicks, a Grammy-award-winning trio that garnered criticism three years ago when lead singer Natalie Maines told a London audience […]

Dixie Chicks remind us of right to dissent

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist It began in a manner innocent enough. I was finally to the last stage of the bathroom painting project, which is a piece of the entire bathroom redecorating project, and was listening to one of my Father’s Day presents on the CD boombox player. This present, the new Dixie Chicks […]

Columnist reels at Dixie Chick response

Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Welcome, graduates, to final commencement ceremonies for Column Writing — A Noble If Not Rewarding Profession. Our comprehensive two-hour course covered important territory. We thank guest lecturer and former congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham for his insightful thoughts on “When is it proper to take payola? Let’s talk numbers.” It was kind […]

Critics still chirping at Dixie Chicks: At least one local radio station still boycotting group

Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks performs live on NBC’s “Today Show” in New York on November 2003. (KRT photo: Nicolas Khayat) By Paula Cronic Freedom Newspapers It was three years ago that Dixie Chicks’ lead singer Natalie Maines insulted President Bush and many country music fans with her now famous comment heard around the […]

Wrath of Reba a powerful weapon

By Ned Cantwell: Syndicated Columnist Perhaps it was just one of those slow news days. No murders in Albuquerque, the Vigil mistrial yesterday’s story, viewers long having tired of a real yawner of a state political primary season. Whatever the case, one of the Duke City TV newscasts found time to bring us the report […]

Aday, Dixie

Dixie Aday Services: Have been held. Mrs. Dixie Jean Aday, 79, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on May 17, 1925, in Hollis, Okla., to Bessie and Claude E. Gamble. She moved to Clovis in 1925, when she was a few months old. She […]

Rondell, Dixie

Dixie Rondell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Dixie May “Diane” Rondell, 83, of Texico, died June 4, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born July 14, 1920, in Rifle, Colo., to Richard and Maudie Pigg Carlisle. Her parents moved to Safford, Ariz., when she was 9 years old. She married Leland […]

Dixie Chick has right to ruffle feathers

By Leonard Pitts Jr. Let us spend a few moments contemplating naked chicks. Naked Dixie Chicks, to be exact, meaning the country music trio from Texas whose Natalie Maines has become more famous for something she said than for anything she ever sang. If you’re not familiar with what she said, well … Welcome back. […]