Zias fall short of postseason

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Eastern New Mexico University catcher Tina Whitt (left) and pitcher Rosemary Moreno discuss the situation during the first game of the Zias’ Lone Star Conference South Division softball twin bill Saturday against Angelo State. (PNT photo: Karl Terry) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Disappointed not to make the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament, […]

CHS SPEED READS: Lady Cats win track meet

CNJ staff Lady Wildcats win third straight meet ALAMOGORDO — Kim Perkins swept the 100- and 300-meter hurdles and added another win in the triple jump, helping Clovis to the team title Friday at the Alamogordo Qualifier. Caitlin Waters (800 meters), Lorena Garza (discus) and Vanessa O’Neal (long jump) aslo notched first place finishes as […]

Zias split, time running out

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Zias junior Kelsey Kubik ropes a single during the second game of Friday’s doubleheader against Angelo State. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team attempted to ride senior pitcher Rosemary Moreno to the brink of a berth in next week’s Lone Star Conference tournament. Moreno kept […]

Hounds swept by division leader

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ENMU pitcher Seth Clabaugh throws from the mound during the first game of Friday’s doubleheader. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh got reasonably good pitching performances from left-handers Seth Clabaugh and David Swinconos on Friday. What he didn’t like what his team’s overall approach in 9-3 […]

New Zias coach still in evaluation process

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers As new Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball coach Linden Weese tries to put a team together, he figures it’s better to take his time than to make snap decisions. Weese, who spent more than 20 years as an assistant to Texas Tech women’s coach Marsha Sharp, is busy looking […]

Wildcats salvage District 4-5A split

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Clovis shortstop Cade Wheeler rounds third base on his way to score during the Cats’ five-run fourth inning. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant After an error-filled, lopsided loss to the Carlsbad in the opener of Friday’s District 4-5A doubleheader, Clovis surely was heading the wrong direction against its district rivals. […]

4/23 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — indoor exercise Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — bingo; 1:30 p.m. — blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. — refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. — […]

4/23 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: No school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Go-gurt, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Bow tie lasagna, grand green beans, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, garlic bread and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage and biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Enchiladas, salsa, seasoned pinto beans, crisp lettuce, crackers and cold milk. Thursday: […]

4/23 Organizations

Altrusa Club Members of Altrusa of Clovis met April 10 for their regular program at Muffley’s Back Door. Hostesses for the evening were Patti Dobson, Margaret Blazek and Glenda Hileman. They provided a delicious meal before the program. Laurie Montgomery was welcomed as a new member. She has been attending meetings and has already participated […]

4/23 Engagements

Bizzell/Kuruvilla Brock Bizzell and Bincy Kuruvilla of Dallas announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows during a private ceremony June 16 at the wedding pavilion of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. A reception will follow in the Epcot Living Seas Salon. The bride-elect and prospective groom are […]

4/23 Honors

Montoya Jessica Montoya of Clovis has been named a United States National Award Winner in mathematics by the United States Achievement Academy, it was announced by the organization. The daughter of Jaime and Debbie Montoya of Clovis, she attends Yucca Junior High. Her grandparents are Pedro and Manuelita Montoya of San Antonio, Texas, and Alma […]

Handmade animals help make trauma easier to bear

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Clovis Fire Department paramedic Dustan Jesko puts away a “Hugga-Bear” used to comfort children on ambulance rides and in hospitals. The hand-made bears are donated by the Roadrunner Club of Clovis and Portales. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tucked away in fire trucks, ambulances and emergency rooms, the brightly colored bears are valuable tools […]

State health officials report ‘unconfirmed’ mumps cases

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers A mumps outbreak which has blazed through the Midwest may be knocking on New Mexico’s door. The New Mexico Department of Health has issued a release stating that two “possible” mumps cases have recently been discovered in New Mexico, although the release is quick to add that New Mexico […]

Women gain empowerment at CCC women’s conference

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer She settled into a seat in the front, hugging her oversized sweater closer in the chilly, air-conditioned classroom. Practical, with steady, dark brown eyes, Denita Wilson is planning for her future, so the topic of discussion in the chilly classroom, “Understanding your Finances,” fit. The finance session was one […]

4/22 Local roundup

Fugitive escapes PRMC on bike in hospital gown A 29-year-old Clovis man wanted on a bench warrant was arrested Thursday after he fled Plains Regional Medical Center wearing a hospital gown and boxer shorts, according to police. Alfred Sena was located by police about 20 minutes later pedaling a small, light blue girl’s bicycle on […]

Wind farm powering region with electricity

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Some aspects of operating the 120-megawatt wind farm can be as easy as doing it from a personal computer at home, that is if you are authorized and have a password from Edison Mission Group. Members of the Edison Mission Group held an open house at the San Juan Mesa […]

Day Trips: Legacy of early ranch life awaits visitors in Muleshoe

Compiled by William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers The Muleshoe Heritage Center takes visitors back in time to the age of the cattle barons. The center has two early-20th-century ranch houses on-site as well as a cookhouse/bunkhouse, a small hotel from the early 1900s and even a log cabin. The main ranch house was built by […]

Grandkids formidable addiction

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Here at the Great Thoughts Institute, we’re pursuing our never-ending quest for bliss in the American family. Today’s lesson is, “How to Avoid Grandchildren, and Is It Possible?” Ask any grandfather, and he’ll say it’s easier to give up tobacco and booze, even cussing, than it is to shuck our […]

Auxiliary proved women have place in military

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Not many people at the air base knew about the WAACs —Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps, later known as WACs. The airmen at Clovis Army Air Field in June 10, 1943, had waited patiently for their arrival. At 6 p.m. that day, the first group of the WAACs arrived on the […]

Relay for Life fellowship, fun for good cause

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It was the first time that I remember seeing my father cry. It is probable that he had been crying, off an on, for two years. It had been that long since my granddad had been diagnosed and treated surgically for esophageal cancer. However, this was the night Dad came […]