Tarleton keeps Zias winless in LSC play

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State pushed Eastern New Mexico University to the brink of a third consecutive winless Lone Star Conference season on Saturday, handing the Zias a 25-17, 25-18, 25-15 loss. ENMU (5-22, 0-12 LSC) will have to beat conference champion West Texas A&M, ranked No. 6 in NCAA Division II, in […]

Hounds, Hardin Simmons play to weather-shortened tie

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University and Hardin Simmons played to a 1-1 tie in men’s soccer on Tuesday, withthe match cut short by lightning and looming darkness early in the first overtime. Trailing 1-0, the Greyhounds (7-3-2) pulled even when junior foward Emerson Rodrigues scored nearly 18 minutes into the second […]

Custom Classic draws teams from far and near

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Gonzalo Lozano of the Texas Twisters gets ready to catch a pop up in the third inning at Guy Leeder Softball Complex on Friday in Clovis. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Teams came from as far away as Lubbock, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Oklahoma to join local teams to […]

Job fair set for Saturday

The Java Loft at 21st and Prince streets will play host Saturday to a job fair. Brad Gonzales, a NewsChannel 10 representative stationed in Clovis, said the job fair is a tie-in with the network’s affiliation with amarillojobspot.com. It is

Eastern adds infielder to softball roster

CNJ Staff Eastern New Mexico University has signed junior college transfer Samantha Stampley to play next season for the softball squad, according to a university release. Stampley, a junior infielder from Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, has a career .342 batting average with 17 doubles, two triples and two home runs.

ENMU presenting ‘Whose Life is it Anyway?’

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present the play “Whose Life is it Anyway?” at 7 p.m. on April 22-25 in the studio theater of the University Theatre Center. Tickets are $4 at the theater box office. Professor Janeice Scarbrough, chair of theatre and director of the production, says they have been working on […]

Ticket feature: Local group to play in award show

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Courtesy photo Grupo Eclipse of Clovis has been invited to perform at this week’s Tejano Music Awards in San Antonio, Texas. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Local Tejano band Grupo Eclipse is headed to the Tejano Music Awards in San Antonio, Texas, this week. The group of five was invited to play at the […]

Airmen play vital role in historic launch

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Airmen with the 73rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit stand in front of a MC-130W Combat Spear March 2. In early February the unit helped to launch a “black letter initial,” which means that the aircraft was launched with zero discrepancies By 1st Lt. Matthew Speed: 27th SOAMS February 4, […]

Ultamitts set to go into ‘Hall’

By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent When longtime team member Pam Bernier died from breast cancer last summer, her Ultamitts teammates were forced to find a replacement. But not right away. In their first game after her death, the Ultamitts softball team decided to play without a second baseman — placing a rose instead at Bernier’s […]

Women play significant role in agriculture

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Argen Duncan Michelle Heavyside of Greenfield Park Dairy watches a cow and newborn calf on the dairy. While Heavyside doesn’t work with the cows, she is active in dairy-related organizations, supports her husband in his dairy work and keeps up with industry issu By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The classic […]

Nov. 2, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Dinosaur Trouble by Dick King-Smith was given by Master Electrical Contractors in memory of Jackie Pruet. Filled with dinosaur information, close calls, and hilarious word-play, this prehistoric adventure proves that friendship conquers all. Play “Red Wing” by Stan Welli chronicles four generations of a family […]

Cannon brings theatrics to rape education

By Sarah Meyer: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base is taking a theatrical approach to educating airman about preventing sexual assaults. In a play called “Sex Signals,” actors Kyle Terry and Amber Kelly of Catharsis Productions of Chicago portray common dating situations using stereotypes, lots of humor and audience participation in a partly scripted, partly […]

Sexual assault awareness program takes theatrical approach

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is taking a theatrical approach to educating airman about preventing sexual assaults. In a play called “Sex Signals,” actors Kyle Terry and Amber Kelly of Catharsis Productions of Chicago portray common dating situations using stereotypes, lots of humor and audience participation in a partly scripted, […]

State fair begins Friday

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Courtesy photo Lady Antebellum will perform Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Entertainment stage at Expo New Mexico during the New Mexico State Fair. Freedom New Mexico Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the New Mexico State Fair will once again play host to a roster of some of country music’s most popular and celebrated entertainers. […]

Blackmon to play at LCU

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Former Clovis High standout Brittany Blackmon has signed to continue her basketball career next season at Lubbock Christian University. Blackmon, who helped the Lady Wildcats to a 30-0 record and the Class 5A state championship in 2005, played the past two sesons at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, earning Women’s […]

State Little League capsules

CNJ staff Zia 13-14-year oldsManager: Charlton GuthalsState meet: At Los AlamosFirst game in double-elimination tournament: 10 a.m. Saturday vs. District 6 winner. If win, play at 10 a.m. Sunday; if lose, play at 6 p.m. Sunday.District 3 results: W American 13-12; W Roosevelt County 6-5; W American 17-14.Probable first-game pitcher: Michael Cordova, Matthew Mascarenas or […]

Ferrets can be busy

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Time to play ball

The first “Play ball!” can be heard in Tucumcari today as the Quay County Little League begins its season. Formal opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. and the games start at noon. Nineteen teams have signed up for the season. • • • Elaine Howell of Clovis has “vacillated between anger and astonishment,” since reading […]

Local resident wins national music honor

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Courtesy photo Former Portales and Clovis resident B.J. Brooks recently won a national competition for his musical composition to accompany a song called “Thou Art the Light.” By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico When B.J. Brooks was a little boy in Portales, he often spent weekends with his grandmother Lucille, who loved to play the […]

First person: Pretty in pink

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gabriella Tapia, 7, said her favorite thing to do at the park was to play on the swings. Gabriella Tapia, 7, said she spent her spring break outside and dressed in pink sun dresses. Favorite part of spring break: I like coming to the park with my grandma and her […]