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Daughters of the American Revolution The January meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution was held in the home of Vicky Stratton in Portales on Jan. 14. After opening rituals led by Regent Pam Wallace, the President’s General’s New Year message was read by Stratton. Jessie Strauch, who is a charter member of the […]

Honor guard leads MLK Day festivities

Cannon Connections: Christina Calloway Portales residents marched united down second street in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Christina Calloway The Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard led Portales residents Monday morning from Eastern New Mexico University to Portales’ Memorial Building, where they “celebrated the dream” with festivities in recognition of Dr. Martin […]

Portales officials: Water demand led to restrictions

Argen Duncan City officials have reiterated that they can’t ban firework sales or use, and said water demand exceeding supply has led to the recent water restrictions. The statements came at a town hall meeting on questions and concerns about fireworks and water Tuesday in the Memorial Building. Officials and citizens have expressed concerns about […]

Commentary: Take care of yourself; learn your limit

By Tech. Sgt. Heath Fortenberry: Flight Safety NCO On the artificial grass of a new and fancy flag football field, I sat nursing a sorely strained and possibly pulled hamstring. This newest injury I just experienced led to an epiphany for me. This sudden realization was that I seem to get these nagging injuries all […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Zias thump Permian Basin

CNJ staff Sophomore outside hitter Amber Durand and junior middle blockers Jessica King and Kristen Beck combined for 34 kills Tuesday night as Eastern New Mexico defeated Texas-Permian Basin 25-18, 25-17, 25-18 in a non-conference volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. The Zias (7-7) trailed only briefly early in each game before quickly taking control and […]

God led young man to love, life’s work

I heard the story of a young man whose life has changed — all because he wanted to date a girl. Here is the story: Julian was going to a university and working full time to obtain his college degree. In his words, his goal was “to get his MBA, manage his own business, make […]

Students send Flat Staley to travel world

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Courtesy photo James Bickley Elementary School fourth-grader Jonathon Jovett sent his Flat Stanley to his grandfather in Guam who took Flat Stanley scuba diving. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections He went scuba diving in Guam and to the opera in England. His name is Flat Stanley. He is a creation of third, fourth and fifth […]

Press release: Seidenwurm tenders resignation effective June 30

Dr. Rhonda Seidenwurm, Superintendent of Clovis Municipal Schools, has tendered her resignation to the Board of Education effective June 30, 2010. The Board wishes to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and difficult situations Dr. Seidenwurm has led the district through. She came to Clovis just as the Base Realignment & Closure (BRAC) Commission was attempting to […]

Organizers: Miscommunication led to early parade start

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An unspecified miscommunication between police and event organizers Saturday led to the premature start of the Christmas parade by about 20 minutes. “It was just a miscommunication, it was a total miscommunication,” said Robyne Beaubien, executive director of Clovis MainStreet and event organizer. “I’m sure it surprised a lot […]

Killer says fight led to accidental drowning

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer “That day was just crazy.” And it is one that Tommy Willis replays in his head over and over again. He was at Elizabeth Kelton’s house and they were arguing over money from a drug transaction the day before. He remembers her throwing a beer bottle at him, and […]

Police say pursuits dangerous, necessary

Sharna Johnson One recent police pursuit ended in the death of a 25-year-old Portales man. Another pursuit ended in the shooting of a Clovis man who led Texas police on an hour-long chase through Curry County. Police officials say the decision to pursue suspects is largely based on public safety. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller […]

American 11-12s hold off Zia

CNJ staff Jarron Hill went 2-for-3 and John Meyers struck out 13 in 5 2/3 innings Tuesday night to lift American past Zia 8-5 in a first-round game of the District 3 Little League 11-12 tournament at Dickenson Field. American led 8-0 before Zia rallied for five runs in the top of the fifth, capped […]

Police report vandalism spree

CNJ Staff A weekend vandalism spree led to more than a dozen criminal damage reports being filed Sunday morning, according to police. Vehicle windows were shot out by BB guns or smashed with rocks and baseball bats in the north area of town, according to Clovis Police Capt. Patrick Whitney. The area included Colonial Park. […]

Food bank facing shortages

By Gabe Monte: CNJ staff writer In one month the pantries of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico went from full to a meager supply, according to food bank Executive Director Nancy Taylor. The food bank collects and distributes canned goods and basic food items such as rice, sugar and pinto beans to the […]

ENMU to host inaugural film festival

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University will host its first film festival from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the University Theatre Center. The High Plains Film Festival will feature a Martin Luther King Jr. documentary, filmed in 1969, and a discussion led by the editor of the film, Jack Sholder. After a […]

Regis cruises past Hounds

CNJ staff DENVER — Regis University shot 61 percent from the floor, including 75 percent after halftime, and the Rangers rolled to a 96-71 victory over Eastern New Mexico University’s men on Saturday night. Senior forward Jeremey Gibson posted career highs with 39 points and 15 rebounds for the Rangers (2-0), who opened their season […]

CHS GOLF: Portales boys dominate invite

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Portales boys golf team has a Class 3A state title in mind this spring after finishing second a year ago, and they made a convincing showing on Monday. The Rams shot a four-man score of 307 in the three-team Clovis Invitational at Chaparral Country Club, outdistancing the host […]

Vixens top Elida in OT for 3-1A girls tourney crown

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — The Fort Sumner Vixens led nearly the entire game Friday night, but needed clutch free-throw shooting to beat Elida 60-58 in overtime in the District 3-1A tournament championship. “Any time you play Elida and a Dan Howard team, and you come out of an Elida gym (with a […]

Friday area girls prep capsules

CNJ staff * In a double overtime thriller, Sudan finished unbeaten in District 5-1A by defeating Bovina 54-52. The Hornets (20-7, 10-0 district) rallied from a 37-32 deficit in the third quarter. Jesus Rocha scored 15 points and Trent Quintana added 13 points for Bovina (12-10, 7-3). Bovina coach Willie Torres said Sudan’s final push […]

Friday area boys prep capsules

Girls * In District 3-1A action, Fort Sumner blew out Dora 34-22 at Fort Sumner. Alex Owens and DeLane Luce led the Vixens (13-6, 5-1) with 7 points each. Down 28-10 with 7:10 left to play, the Lady Coyotes went on a 10-0 run. Dora’s Audra Pinkston led all scorers with 15 points, but none […]