Late TDs lifts Cats to victory

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Morris Sharp celebrates after scoring the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s New Mexico Premier League playoff game at Leon Williams Stadium. Sharp fell on a loose ball on the kickoff with 5:27 left to seal the Curry County Cats’ 13-6 win. Kevin Wilson Morris Sharp wasn’t sure what his opportunity was […]

Clovis man arrested for possession of burglary tools

CNJ staff A Clovis man was arrested for possession of burglary tools early Tuesday morning in Portales, according to Portales police. Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said an officer found a Suburban sitting outside a business on U.S. 70 about 2:50 a.m. Tuesday. The officer thought he saw someone get out of the car. When the […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Sing out loud, sharp knives and an act of defiance

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Joyful noise Three Eastern New Mexico University groups are set to perform a holiday concert Friday and they need you. The Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers and University Singers perform at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the Mainstage of the University Theatre Center. Audience […]

On the shelves — June 6

The following books are available at: Portales Public Library Brain: The Complete Mind: How It Develops, How It Works, and How To Keep It Sharp by Michael S. Sweeney In nine thoroughly researched chapters, Brain demonstrates the complex operations that it takes to make us fully human, from how the nervous system develops in the […]

April 30 Education digest

Two Clovis students selected for scholarship Texico High School student Jaryse Harris and Clovis High School student Morris Sharp were two of 44 high school seniors from across New Mexico

March 22, 2009 Honors

Sharp Air Force Airman Ryan C. Sharp graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Tonya Points of Clovis. The airman is a 2006 graduate of Clovis High School.

Girls head for Hoop Shoot super-regional

CNJ staff Two local girls have come through three rounds of the Elks-sponsored Hoop Shoot free throw contest and are headed to the Dallas area this weekend for super-regional competition. Niki Cordova, a 13-year-old student at Yucca Middle School, is competing in the girls age 12-13 division while 11-year-old Carrie Sharp, a student at Bella […]

Juvenile inmate recaptured during hospital visit

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A teen who escaped from police custody Saturday by crawling into the ceiling while awaiting medical treatment at Plains Regional Medical Center was recaptured about an hour later with the help of hospital staff, according to police. Alerted to his whereabouts after the youth fell through the ceiling tiles, […]

Retailers: Returns, exchanges ordinary for season

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The Master’s book-store owner Tammy Garner, right, helps Tammy Jacobs of Melrose exchange a Bible on Monday at the book store in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Stores were bogged down Monday with returns and exchanges of gifts gone awry, as anticipated by those in the retail industry. The […]

Students bring Christmas to needy

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Isaiah Willmot, 4, right, opens as present as his brother Elighio Rodriguez, 7, watches during an early Christmas party for five children from the Lighthouse Mission Thursday at a home in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Mikayle Moore hugged her new dolls, however, the boxes the presents came in […]

Easing of airline restrictions dose of common sense

Freedom Newspapers Milton Friedman once said “Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” Although there are no, or at least very few, absolutes in the world, this one comes pretty close. Absent any built-in sunset provisions, government programs, rules and regulations continue long after they’ve served their purpose. With that in mind, we […]

10/7 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 28 through Oct. 5: • Marquet Lakeies Johnson, 34, to Theresa Ann Allen, 39, both of Clovis • Roman Hilario Trevino, 32, to Joyce Rosales Delgado, 30, both of Lubbock • Patrick Joseph Griffin, 39, to Emily Christina Winters, 20, both of Clovis • […]

Osborn, Billie

Billie Osborn Billie Doyle “Moses” Osborn, 66, of Abilene, Texas, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, in Edinburg, Texas. He was born on May 8, 1939, in Clovis, to Calvin and Flossie Osborn. He came from a family of pioneers and ranchers who settled in the Portales area. He graduated from Chicopee High School in Massachusetts […]

No. 8 Baylor edges Lady Raiders

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent LUBBOCK — The hibernation is officially over. The Baylor Bears, led by junior Sophia Young’s 24 points, defeated Texas Tech’s Lady Raiders 52-49 Saturday night in front of a sell-out crowd. The loss knocks Tech into a second-place with Baylor and Kansas State. Trailing 48-44, Tech’s Erin Grant hit […]

Top stories in 2004: Greenwalt battles through adversity

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Clovis’ Cisti Greenwalt is finally living up to her potential at Texas Tech after an off-season filled with adversity. With her long reach and uncanny timing — she’s Tech’s all-time leading shot blocker — the 6-foot-5 senior has always been a defensive presence. This season she’s shown the offensive […]

Greenwalt ready for challenge

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Cisti Greenwalt holds the single season and career records at Texas Tech for blocked shots. File photo By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Nothing could dent former Clovis High standout Cisti Greenwalt’s determination to play basketball this season. Not a broken ankle that ended her junior season. Not a month of strength-sapping chemotherapy to treat […]

Eastern’s inability to stop first two opponents has coaching staff puzzled

Dave Wagner PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has displayed a potent offense while Southwestern Oklahoma has relied on its defense two games into the season. But both teams are off to 0-2 starts, and veteran coaches Bud Elliott of ENMU and Paul Sharp of Southwestern are looking for the other side of the ball […]

Hospital looking for local art

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Ginnie Seifert prepares her painting for an art show tonight at the Main ARTeri. Plains Regional Medical Center officials are hoping to find local art to display in the hospital. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Empty, drab hallways at Plains Regional Medical Center will soon give way to art. And […]

Kids hurt in slide collapse

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor About 10 young girls went to the emergency room Thursday night after falling from atop a 28-foot-high slide at an end-of-the-year softball party at Spencer Park. Parents of the children — all under 8 and members of the Clovis Girls Athletic Association (CGAA) — were in the emergency room […]

Former CHS standout battling cancer

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Cisti Greenwalt (left) averaged 7.9 points and 5.7 rebounds a game last season before breaking her ankle late in the season. CNJ file photo. By Rick White Terri Greenwalt was on her way to the tanning bed when she got the call from her daughter Cisti. The news wasn’t good. Cisti, a forward for the […]