Fields of hope: How Portales won the battle for Eastern New Mexico University

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Courtesy ENMU Library Historial Collection The original Eastern New Mexico University Adminstration Building in 1935. Note students in the foreground relaxing with a game of horseshoes. By David Stone: Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission of New Mexico Magazine.

Camping trip shows father’s love

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist What is your best memory of your dad ? I hope that you have some positive ones. I hope, in fact, that you have so many, that you cannot answer the question. I remember the football games and wrestling matches he attended, but they are not the most precious memories. […]

“Foolishness” of the cross gives us hope

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Legions of angels. That’s how many Jesus said were at his disposal had he chosen not to be arrested, not to go to the cross. I suspect even one angel would have easily handled all the Roman soldiers in Jerusalem on that “Good” Friday. But the most conspicuous thing about […]

March 8, 2009 On the shelf

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Hope Chest, Plain and Fancy, A Sister’s Secret and A Sister’s Test by Wanda Brunstetter were given by Maria Inman in memory of Sara Denise Shell. These novels center on the Amish community and the lives of modern-day women caught between two cultures […]

Feb. 15, 2009 On the shelves

The following book are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Strong at the Broken Places: Voices of Illness, a Chorus of Hope by Richard Cohen was given by Kappa Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi in memory of Marc Hayes. The remarkable story of five ordinary people trapped in the complex world of serious chronic […]

Advocates for developmentally disabled lobby for funding

By Dennis J. Carroll: The New Mexican Advocates and families of the developmentally disabled, in the midst of a Roundhouse lobbying push for funding vital to the well-being of those in their care, hope they aren’t just being “niced to death” by state lawmakers. “In the last three days we’ve heard nothing but a willingness […]

Greyhounds hope to have larger player pool for weekend

By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan is hoping to have closer to a full roster this weekend. The Greyhounds, with only eight players in uniform, upended Lubbock Christian 68-67 on Monday night at Greyhound Arena and return to Lone Star Conference crossover play at 4 p.m. […]

Zias hope to string two wins together hosting Highlands

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico There’s nothing like a win to get a team feeling better about itself. Eastern New Mexico University’s women snapped a four-game slide with a 58-52 Lone Star Conference crossover win on Sunday at Ada, Okla., and now will try to build on it in a 6 p.m. contest against […]

Believing in Father Christmas

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist This time of year has long meant pheasant hunting, an activity associated, for me, with the holiday season, regardless of whether or not any birds were brought home. Ironically and sadly, this year I will be unable to go. Thus we introduce the idea that the holidays are not usually […]

Peanut Valley Festival set for weekend

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The 35th annual Peanut Valley Festival will be held this weekend at the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. Event organizers hope the good weather forecast for the weekend will draw a large turnout for this year’s festival. There will be 65 vendors selling arts and crafts, […]

Constitution still inspires hope, freedom

Freedom New Mexico Members of the Constitutional

Sept. 14, 2008 Births

Williams DeMarcus Rashad Williams was born Sept. 2, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center to DeMarcus and Brittni Williams of Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounce. Grandparents are Stephen and Rachel Page of Clovis and DeMarco and Cynthia Williams of Lawton, Okla. Great-grandparents are Edward and Thelma Villa of Clovis; Longino and Alice […]

Commission visits Tucumcari to hear “racino” proposal

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Racing Commission visits Tucumcari on Thursday to hear a proposal for building a racetrack and casino. Albuquerque car dealer Don Chalmers heads a group of investors who hope to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in Texas money to the economically depressed city along the Mother Road. […]

Cyclists spread message of hope

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Noah Cherry, left, of Glouchester, Mass., talks with Rueben Sanchez, a client at ENMRSH on Monday in Portales. Cherry was one of 23 Journey of Hope cyclists on a cross-country bicycle ride to raise awareness for the needs of the disabled. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — […]

Business Feature: Mower problems usually gas-related

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Doug Bowman of Valley Mower Clinic does a recoil for a miniature tiller Monday afternoon. Mower repair shop owners around Clovis say the biggest issues they deal with are small fixes for gardening tools or gasoline issues with lawn mowers. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The temperatures are rising […]

Web changes on the way

Online reporter Sharna Johnson is working on database information we hope to add to our Web site in the coming weeks, maybe even this week.

No votes lost

Editors asked for readers’ response to Tuesday’s municipal elections in which Gayla Brumfield became Clovis’ first female mayor and voters approved Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Here’s what Mac McDonald had to say: • “It sure is nice to finally not lose a vote in an election. I think the entire crew (mayor and city […]

Potholes before flowers

Editors asked for readers’ response to Tuesday’s municipal elections in which Gayla Brumfield became Clovis’ first female mayor and voters approved Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Here’s what Maria Cheverez had to say: • “For me the alcohol sales on Sundays is a minor thing when we have bigger tumbleweeds to deal with. Congrats to […]

2-29-08 Religion digest

Conference set for March 8 The “Free Indeed and Power” Word and Power Conference is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8 in the Master’s Center Conference Room at 21st and Prince streets. Special speaker will be Sherri Wilson. Registration is free but required by Monday so that organizers will know how many […]

‘I hope they remember that I cared’

David Lansford, Clovis’ mayor the past 12 years, is stepping down next week. We have an in-depth feature scheduled for Sunday’s paper. In a two-hour interview this week, Lansford talked about highlights, and lowlights, in his career as a public servant. How would he like Clovis residents to remember him? “I hope they’ll remember that […]