Zias put brakes on losing skid

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Tiana Bryant lets a one-handed shot fly in the paint during the second half of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference crossover game against East Central. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University guard Heather Brown is money from the free throw line — she leads the Lone […]

Unbelief barrier wall from freedom of knowing Jesus

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist In 1968, a friend I knew during my college days took a summer trip to Europe. She toured France, Germany, England, Austria, Luxembourg and Spain. She told me her experience in Germany and seeing the Berlin Wall made the greatest impact. Although the Cold War is over, at that time, […]

ENMU glad to be home

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Ira Cross pulls down a rebound during the first half of a game against Oklahoma Panhandle State in early December. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams are glad to be home again, and they hope it helps them rediscover their […]

Museum offers 3 million artifacts

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Courtesy Photo This chuckwagon display is one of the many exhibits featured at the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas. Compiled By Karl Terry During the winter months a safe bet for a daytrip is always a museum, and one of the biggest and best is the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum on the campus […]

12/11 Local roundup

Fire destroys home east of Portales Fire destroyed a home east of Portales on Saturday morning. No one was injured in the blaze. At 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Portales Fire Department units responded to a report of a structure fire in a single-wide mobile home at 176 Mesilla Park, which is located just west of the […]

Hounds grind out victory over East Central

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Jason Tezeno looks for room to run as East Central defensive back Darnell Harris leaps over a Fide Davalos block in the third quarter of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — About the only thing not going well for Eastern New Mexico University […]

Hounds take on East Central

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Eastern New Mexico University and East Central football teams may be facing an early crossroads tonight. With both teams standing 1-2, the winner of the 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover matchup at Blackwater Draw will be positioned for respectability. The loser, meantime, faces an uphill battle the […]

Christians should take lesson from sunflower

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Some months ago I received in the mail several sample packages of wildflower seeds. When planting time came, I scattered those wildflower seeds throughout my flower beds and anticipated what would spring up over the following weeks. Now among my zinnias, marigolds and Johnny jumping jacks, I have beautiful wildflowers. […]

7/13 Letters to the editor

Local businesses waste most water I keep hearing about the water shortage and how we can help save water. Then I drive down Prince Street and see all the restaurant employees washing down their drive and parking area with gallons and gallons of water. They take well over one-half hour to wash their business areas […]

Special events center goes west

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A chapter characterized by contingency and deliberation ended Tuesday when Curry County commissioners voted 4-1 to construct a special events center on the west side of the county fairgrounds. The vote reverses an early June decision, which laid plans for east-side construction. Tuesday’s vote erased the east-side plans. Construction […]

County OKs events center plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When Paul Barnes imagines a special events center on the east side of the Curry County Fairgrounds, he envisions a sea of problems. “The east side is too congested,” said Barnes, who traced the inception of the project to the 1970s, recalling a time when he served as a […]

Events center plan up for vote

By Marlena Hartz An impassioned two-page letter arrived in the hands of the Curry County Commissioner Kathryn Tate in March 2004. The letter, written by director for Miss Rodeo New Mexico Wilma Fulgham, outlined concerns over the construction of the Curry County Fairground Special Events Center. Issues presented in the letter are likely to resurface […]

Relay by numbers

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11 — Age of youngest team captain, survivor Kye Ellen Skelton. 13 — Hours organizers said they spent this week viewing the Weather Channel. 14 — Activities scheduled in addition to the running and walking. 40 — Cases of water donated by Clovis Bottlers. 61 — Members on the largest team, Plains Regional Medical Center. […]

Watkins, Gary

Gary Watkins Services: Have been held. The Rev. Gary W. Watkins, 55, of East Peoria, Ill., died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home. He was born on March 14, 1950, in Clovis, to William and Dorothy Canipe Watkins. He married Saundra Culberth on June 6, 1970, in Clovis. He was preceded in death by […]

3/10 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Thursday to the 1200 block of East First Street in reference to a criminal damage report. The complainant reported a break-in to truck located on the west side of the building. The officer discovered a $500 DVD player missing […]

Middle-East tide of democracy is encouraging

Freedom Newspapers It is fairly easy to see that something important is happening in Lebanon, a move in the direction of independence and the idea of a civil society with democratic underpinnings that is reflected elsewhere in the Middle East. It is more difficult to figure out why it is happening just now, what forces […]

Now Reagan belongs to the ages

I had been working in the White House East Wing for several weeks before I ever saw Ronald Reagan in the flesh. One day, as I walked alone from the East Wing to the West — a path that took me through the Rose Garden and past the Oval Office — I suddenly heard a […]

Justice only way to repair abuse scandal

Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist Today’s picture on the front page of my newspaper shows a naked Iraqi prisoner on the floor. A leash is tied around his neck. Holding the leash is an American soldier. This is a disaster. These photographs are a dagger in the heart of our hopes for Iraq and the wider […]

ENMU baseball team goes 1-3 in opening tourney

CNJ STAFF STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Phil Clabaugh sounded almost as if he’d won all four games. His Eastern New Mexico University baseball team opened its season by going 1-3 in the Southwest Shootout hosted by Tarleton State. The Greyhounds were competitive on Sunday in splitting two games against quality opponents, including a 10-4 whipping of […]

Snowstorm’s tail end drifts through area

Michelle Seeber While the Midwest and East Coast were bombarded with deadly winter weather the past two days, Clovis and Portales residents awoke Monday to a much weaker brand of snowfall. Lt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said the snowy weather, which brought little precipitation, didn’t adversely affect motorists. “There were four accidents […]