No. 9 Lady Buffs rip Zias

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women hung with ninth-ranked West Texas A&M for a little more than a half on Wednesday at Greyhound Arena before absorbing an 18-point loss. In Saturday’s rematch, the Zias were close for about 11 minutes before WT pulled away with a 10-0 run and went on […]

Help finding mystery lady sought

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico A Maryland man, researching his father-in-law’s World War II experiences, has bumped into a mystery woman from Clovis. Bob Kenney, of Potomac, Md., reports Marsh Teets was a bomber pilot stationed at Clovis Army Air Base from April to June 1943. While here, Teets became infatuated with […]

Fifth-ranked Lady Buffs sweep Zias

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — On paper, it was the Lone Star Conference’s biggest mismatch. Fifth-ranked West Texas A&M made sure there was no major upset in Thursday’s Lone Star Conference and regular-season finale against Eastern New Mexico, beating the Zias 25-13, 25-14, 25-18. With the win, WT (31-3, 13-0 LSC) extended its winning streak […]

Burrito lady feeding my addiction

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist Where the heck is that burrito lady anyway? Not at all unlike a den of drug addicts without a fix, the withdrawal symptoms are becoming problematic around the office where I work. Folks aren’t hooked on illicit substances though, just hot burritos, which we normally get delivered to our driveway […]

Lady Tigers notch win over ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU senior Caitlin Murphy comes up with one of her match-high 29 digs against East Central in Thursday’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. CNJ staff PORTALES — East Central scored five of the final six points in the third game with Eastern New Mexico University at set […]

First lady speaks on taking care of military families

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Desiree N. Palacios First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to the crowd at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 15 during a visit to the base. Obama spoke about family values and praised military members and their families during the speech. By Staff Sgt. J. Paul Croxon: Defense Media Activity-San Antonio EGLIN […]

Zias stun sixth-ranked Lady Buffs

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zias midfielder andrea Elizonodo heads a West Texas A&M pass in front of the ENMU goal in the first half of Saturday’s contest. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — So far this season, the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team hadn’t given an indication of beating a […]

Zias, Lady Buffs rained out

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Saturday’s finale of Eastern New Mexico University’s Lone Star Conference South Division softball series against West Texas A&M was called off because of rain with the teams tied 3-3 in the bottom of the third inning. The game will not be made up. The Lady Buffs (32-17, 9-8 South) swept […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Letters to the Editor

Shooting woman acted irresponsibly I find it somewhat amazing that our citizens are making a hero out of the young lady who fired her gun at the potential bad guys breaking into her home (“Clovis woman fires on intruders to defend home,” Feb. 6 CNJ). The article stated she saw a 12-year-old-boy knocking at her […]

Zias roll past Lady Aggies

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield ENMU junior Kristen Cruickshank fires a pitch in relief of starter Brittany Regalado during Friday’s first game against Oklahoma Panhandle State at Zia Softball Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — A little home cooking took care of any effects of a potentially tough loss for the Eastern […]

Friends teach all kinds of lessons

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Every young girl needs an older lady friend/advisor — especially if she lives way out in the country. A girl’s own mother doesn’t qualify because she’s got too much invested in her offspring’s hoped-for successful life. The girl’s friend/advisor, unlike Mom, doesn’t give advice the usual straightforward way. (“If you […]

Older neighbor helped with other areas of growing up

Glenda Price Every young girl needs an older lady friend/advisor – specially if she lives way out in the country. A girl’s own mother doesn’t qualify because she’s got too much invested in her offspring’s hoped-for successful life. The girl’s friend/advisor, unlike Mom, doesn’t give advice the usual straightforward way. (“If you don’t leave those […]

Third-ranked Lady Buffs sweep past Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Nicole Vanderploeg passes the ball during the third game of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match against West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — Wearing a sweat-soaked jersey by the end of the night, Veronica Valdez-Kent was the picture of a hard-working player […]

Memory from 1978 Clovis tragedy endures

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist A lady friend of mine in Clovis has asked me to re-print the 1978 tragedy column in Clovis concerning the botulism attack to alert those who haven’t heard of it. One of the most dreaded food-borne poisons known to man struck Curry County on Friday night, April 4, 1978. A […]

First person: Passion for art

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ramona Beltran likes to paint sculptures of Indians. She thinks it’s because of the Indian in her blood. Ramona Beltran is known as the ceramics lady at the Friendship Senior Center. Beltran pours, fires and paints ceramic figurines that the center sells to raise money. The passion: I’ve done the […]

a view from under the pew: amos hears the lady canaries

By Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos hears the lady canaries boss i couldn t believe iti was so excitedthe four lady canaries werecoming to […]

Lady of the House raising stink

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist The Lady of the House wants me to start using deodorant. Um, I should clarify that. The Lady of the House wants me to start using deodorant instead of antiperspirant. It seems most antiperspirants use some kind of aluminum compound to keep a body from sweating. She says we don’t […]

‘Stay-cation’ my kind of vacation

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist The Lady of the House and I ran into Clovis City/Curry County Commissioner Bobby Sandoval and his wife at a local eatery last Sunday morning. “We’re just back from an Alaskan cruise,” he said. He was grinning from ear to ear. He had the glow of someone refreshed and rejuvenated. […]

Ruidoso means whatever you want

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The Lady of the House and I went on a weekend road trip to Ruidoso. That’s what I like about Clovis: just a few hours drive and you can find just about anything.

First Person: Laundry lady comes clean

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mary Romero, 47, of Clovis enjoys shopping with her daughters on Saturdays. Editor’s note: The first Laundromat in the U.S. was opened 74 years ago today. Some say it was in Fort Worth, Texas, others in Fort Wayne, Ind., according to www.census.com Mary Romero, 47, of Clovis is a Laundromat […]