Tiger’s tale: A few quick facts about the zoo’s latest feline resident

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tonjia Rolan Sooner, a Bengal tiger, was born in a wildlife preserve in Wynnewood, Okla., in May. When he arrived in Clovis at 11 weeks old, he barely had his eyes open. Today he is thriving under the care of Mark Yannotti, assistant zoo director at Hillcrest Park Zoo, who […]

Hounds tie school 3-point mark in 110-73 rout

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero University of the Southwest’s Rondell Thomas dribbles through ENMU’s Greg McFarland, left, and Max Carrier during Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds improved to 7-1 with a 110-73 victory. Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team certainly has its mojo going. Now the Greyhounds hope […]

ENMU squads mark school first in sweep

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU’s Max Carrier goes over Oklahoma Panhandle State’s Jared Messer for a shot during Tuesday’s game against Oklahoma Panhandle State at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds improved to 2-1 with a 107-75 victory over the Aggies. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Tuesday night was special for Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams — […]

Weddings Nov. 6

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Boggs Autumn Wilkerson of Portales and Jesse Boggs of Deming were joined in marriage July 30, 2011, in Portales. The Rev. Mark Boggs performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dwayne and Tammie Wilkerson of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Joann Hall of Roswell. The bridegroom is the son of […]

Zias clinch LSC tournament berth

CNJ staff Coaches Mark Ribaudo of Eastern New Mexico University and Don Carthel of West Texas A&M have seen the “Wagon Wheel” rivalry from both sides. Ribaudo spent five seasons as an assistant at WT and has now been at ENMU for 15 years, the last seven as head coach. Carthel played for and graduated […]

Lighthouse holding ceremony for second shelter

CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission will hold a ceremony to mark the opening of its second shelter. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 8 at 500 L Casillas Boulevard, said Richard Gomez, administrator for the mission. “We’re going to be able to house mothers and children in the old shelter, and house single […]

Area businessmen appointed to board

CNJ staff Three eastern New Mexico businessmen will serve in key positions on the New Mexico Restaurant Association board, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the organization. In Clovis, Chris Bryant from Foxy Drive-In and Tom Martin from Taco Box are honorary directors for the association and will continue to serve on the […]

CCC appoints two to labor board

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday morning in Room 512 of the college. The board approved the appointment of two members to its Labor Management Relations board, according to college President Becky Rowley. They include Rick Switzer of BNSF Railway to represent labor and plumbing company owner Mark Carpenter to […]

Hounds hope to make noise in LSC

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU’s Ronnie Slater tries to drag down running back Melvis Hawkins in the first half of the Greyhounds’ Green & Silver scrimmage on Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. Dave Wagner Despite the above-average heat this week, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo wishes the Greyhounds had a game this […]

Teacher’s lessons left their mark

A couple of weeks ago we got to know B.J. Pierce, world Champion tiedown calf roper. This week I’d like you to meet B.J. Pierce, gifted school teacher. After about 13 years of solid rodeoing, B.J. retired from rodeo, and began teaching school. He taught sixth grade — “whatever classes needed teaching,” and began training […]