Four picked for ENMU hall of fame

ENMU press release PORTALES —Eastern New Mexico University athletic director and member of the Hall of Honors committee Jeff Geiser has announced that the committee has finalized the list of 2012 inductees into the ENMU Athletic Hall of Honors. This year’s honorees include: Heather Brown (women’s basketball), Kenneth Cunningham (rodeo), Mike Llewelyn Dillard (football), and […]

New jail administrator to report to commission

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File photo Curry County Detention Officer Cody Longenecker operates cell doors Tuesday and monitors cameras at the Curry County Detention Center from within the master control room. Robin Fornoff Whoever is picked as Curry County’s new jail administrator will report directly to county commissioners, not County Manager Lance Pyle, according to commission Chairman Caleb Chandler. […]

Time for TV to channel new ideas

I did some travel recently, but also made plenty of time to watch television I normally avoid when I’m working. Here are some things I picked up, none of them long enough for a full column: • There’s a new game show on NBC called, “It’s Worth What?” The show’s hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. […]

Clovis man picked for state commission

The governor has appointed a Curry County man to serve on the state Water Quality Control Commission. Orville “Hoyt” Pattison is one of two appointed around the state. He served as a state representative from 1963 to 1984, is the president and CEO of O.H. Pattison Engineering; the president and organizer of Clean Funnel Inc.; […]

Curry County Cats get forfeit win

CNJ staff The Curry County Cats picked up their fifth win in six tries Sunday the easy way — by forfeit. The Roswell Rhinos, apparently hurting with injuries, showed up with only nine players at Leon Williams Stadium. Curry County coach Paul Lopez “loaned” a few players to the Rhinos and the teams played a […]

Fishing lessons need to be passed

A s I watched the end of my fishing pole start to dance instead of reacting quickly, I casually picked it up and reeled it in a few yards. I knew even before the pole started to wiggle it wasn’t a fish. It was a youngster’s line. I like to fish a lot and I’ve […]

Hounds picked for fourth place in LSC North

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team received two first-place votes and was pegged for fourth place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference North Division this fall in a preseason poll released on Tuesday by the LSC. The ENMU volleyball squad, meantime, was chosen for last place in the 15-team LSC […]

School board holding special meeting

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education has scheduled a special public meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the district board room, according to the district. The board will discuss the superintendent search and board member replacement process. An agenda for the meeting may be picked up from the superintendent’s office 24-hours prior to […]

Portales police investigating vandalism

Freedom New Mexico Portales police are investigating a string of almost a dozen broken windows in vehicles and homes they believe may be related. Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry said last week the reports picked up intensity for about four or five days but have since tapered off. “We probably took about 10 or […]

Finalists picked for Clovis superintendent

The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education has announced four finalists for the position of superintendent. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm announced in January that she would resign June 30. The finalists are Patricia Miller, Earl Pettit, R.L. Richards and Joel Shirley. We will update with more details as they become available.

Muleshoe students sent home after snow, power outage

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Muleshoe school did the normal checks for inclement weather, and reasoned Thursday morning would be just rain, and not enough to cancel school. That was before the wind and snow picked up, and the power went out. Kids dropped off at the district’s four campuses soon had to be […]

Students prep for culinary competition

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Summer Price, left, and junior Michael Mount dredge chicken for frying during ProStart class. Both students will take part in the state ProStart competition March 31 in Albuquerque. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The teams are picked and it’s time to practice. Students in Clovis […]

Freedom New Mexico recognized by PPA

Freedom New Mexico Newspapers in Clovis, Portales, Friona and Muleshoe all won multiple awards announced Saturday at the annual Panhandle Press Association convention in Amarillo. Clovis, competing in Division II, won nine awards. Portales earned two laurels, also in Division II. Muleshoe and Friona, competing in Division I, picked up eight awards each. The Canyon […]

Zias picked fifth in South poll

RICHARDSON, Texas — Angelo State is the favorite to win a third consecutive Lone Star Conference South Division softball title, according to a poll of LSC coaches and sports information directors plus various media representatives. The Rambelles received 15 of 18 first-place votes and 123 points, while Abilene Christian came in second with 99 points. […]

Hounds picked for eighth in LSC baseball

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team was picked for eighth place in the 12-team Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll, released Thursday by the LSC office. Defending champion Abilene Christian, which went 44-17 overall and 35-7 in the LSC, was favored to repeat its title. The Wildcats drew 19 of 28 […]

Men can’t seem to pick and choose

My father-in-law and my husband bought a hundred head of cows one year. It was a partnership deal, but when we unloaded them at the ranch they decided to split them fifty-fifty and each partner put his own brand on his half. It was early spring, so some of the cows had babies, others were […]

Hounds picked for cellar in football

CNJ staff DALLAS — Based on preseason projections, Eastern New Mexico University’s fall sports teams could be in for long seasons. In polls released by the Lone Star Conference and based on voting by coaches, sports information directors and media, ENMU was picked for last place in the seven-team LSC South Division football race, the […]

Residents flock to Farwell for gas

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Customers at Lowe’s in Farwell waited up to 25 minutes for $3.69 regular gasoline Wednesday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Janice Green picked the right day to come to town. Green and her family live 14 miles east of Farwell and limit their trips to the city. She was […]

Pioneer picked

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Longtime Roosevelt County resident Eunice Schumpert accepts the Pioneer of the Year award Friday night at Portales’ Memorial Building. The Pioneer of the Year reception is the official kickoff to this weekend’s Heritage Days celebration. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico According to Webster’s Dictionary, a pioneer is ‘one of […]

Baling hay: a family operation

by Glenda Price In the old days baling hay was not a one-person operation like now. After the hay was cut and raked into windrows the baler crew of at least three people finished the job. A ranch where we lived had a vega (meadow) that made great grass hay, so my dad decided we […]