Tuesday morning briefing: Camping and Owens goes gold (again)

Good morning, and welcoming to Tuesday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.

South wins again in 1A-2A volleyball

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Two words can accurately describe the South’s performance in the Class 1A-2A All-Star Series: utter domination. Although the South only breezed through one game, it won for the 21st time in the 24 years of the series on Tuesday as Tularosa’s Sabrina Herrera put away 16 kills and […]

Jan. 22, 1969

Clovis High’s varsity was preparing to open its district basketball season later in the week. The team’s leading scorer was Lewis Thomas, who also led the team in rebounds. … Tom Lee had joined the staff at Bell Real Estate, 1808 W. 21st. … Sherwood Mortuary promoted itself as “Clovis’ only 100 percent home owned […]

Pro athletes could be better role models

By Freedom Newspapers A cheap shot followed by a sucker punch, spitting on a rival, an arrest for assembling an arsenal without obtaining a firearm owner’s card — ESPN’s “SportsCenter” has resembled “America’s Most Wanted” in recent days. The faux pas of professional athletes are arguably more visible than those of many celebrities. Film and […]

Vixens topple Tatum

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleFort Sumner’s Bree’Anna Lucero jumps to spike the ball Saturday’s Class 1A state volleyball championship match at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. The Vixens defeated defending champ Tatum in four games. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — With the championship in sight, there was no messing around by Fort Sumner’s […]

Vixens halt Elida’s undefeated streak

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Fort Sumner’s Carie Cortese hugs teammate Candace Lyssy after Fort Sumner defeated Elida in three game Friday at the Class 1A state tournament in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner climbed one major hill on Friday. Now the Vixens will have to do it again in […]

Rain has little impact

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A series of thunderstorms that dumped almost an inch of much-needed rain across the area isn’t enough to alleviate the hazardous fire conditions in eastern New Mexico, according to fire officials. Case in point — firefighters were called out to extinguish a burning boxcar mid-morning Friday on U.S. 70 […]

Young-Clifton, Maxine

Maxine Young-Clifton, 78, of Portales, died Monday, March 13, 2006, at her home. Born June 6, 1927, in Manter, Kan., to Iva and John Owens, she grew up in Portales where she attended school. She worked as a waitress for several years and later as a housekeeper for Eastern New Mexico University in Portales and […]

Owens, Michael

Michael Owens, 58, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, in Clovis. He was a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and had lived in New Mexico for the past six years. He attended Trimble Tech High School and Tarrant County Junior College. He had been a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Fort Worth before moving […]

Portwood, Jane

Jane Portwood, 70, of Taiban died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center following an illness. She was born Nov. 14, 1935 in Las Vegas, N.M., to Emilio Weathers and the former Inez Warder. She was reared in Las Vegas and Las Golondrinas. She graduated from Robertson High School. She worked as a […]

Old double standard still holding on

By Leonard Pitts Jr. I wish I was offended. So many other people are that it feels lonely not to be. So I’ve tried to channel the anger I’ve seen in Internet postings. Tried to agree with Tony Dungy, a black football coach who says he was racially insulted. But all I see is a […]

Owens, Welcome Alberta

Welcome Alberta Owens Services: Have been held. Welcome Alberta Owens, 81, of Rush Springs, Okla., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, in Rush Springs, Okla. She was born on Oct. 29, 1922, in Wellington, Texas, to Dr. W.L. and Sallie Bean Gray. She married Albert Monroe Owens in July of 1941 in Levelland, Texas. She was […]