Mules ousted from Texas 2A playoffs

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer CANYON, Texas — David Wood knew his Muleshoe football team had its work cut out against Littlefield. Facing a powerful ground attack that he knew would be tough to stop, Wood hoped the Mules could get into a shootout with the Wildcats in Friday’s Texas Class 2A Division 1 […]

Zias improve to 3-0; face West Texas A&M tonight

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior guard Heather Brown scored 16 points and moved into 11th place on the school’s career scoring list and the Zias stayed unbeaten by beating Adams State 68-36 on Friday in the Lady Buff Classic, hosted by West Texas A&M. Sophomore guard Laura Vote hit four […]

Monette sparks Hounds to win over Tabor

CNJ staff WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Senior forward Mikal Monette compiled his second consecutive double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds as Eastern New Mexico University’s men rolled past Tabor (Kan.) College 78-56 on Friday in Central Missouri’s Thanksgiving Classic. Monette sparked a 15-1 run that snapped an early 9-9 tie and gave the Greyhounds control […]

Portales faces playoff-tested St. Michael’s

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Riding a three-game win streak, the Portales Rams are a game away from a Class 3A state championship game. Their mission is simple: beat third-seeded St. Michael’s on the road at 1 p.m. today in the state semifinals. “We’ve had a great week of practice,” Portales coach Andy Correll said. […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Sandia ousts Cats in quarterfinals

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Sandia’s Derris Jackson dives for extra yards against Clovis High in Friday’s Class 5A state quarterfinal game at Leon Williams Stadium. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer At no point during the 2006 season had Clovis’ locker room been so quiet. In a game that came down to the wire, […]

Childhood memories change with time

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist The day after Thanksgiving, in my memory at least, there was inevitably an inch dusting of snow. The snow had all fallen overnight and was finished by 6 a.m., when we arose early for the first day of deer season. The rifles had all been cleaned and oiled, and the […]

The famous weigh in on doggone debate

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I recently entered into deep debate with my dog, Cody — short for Co-dependent — concerning the relative differences between man and canine. It was Cody’s contention that dogs were intellectually superior to men. I know it’s ridiculous, but Cody is, after all, just a dog. His proof was that […]

Values can be taught at early age

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist Children are precocious in this day and age. Information is just as readily available to them as it is to us, and kids grow up faster than we would like. A few days ago, my oldest daughter, Luisa — who is almost 6 years old — came home from school […]

Pressure on Cats’ defense

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Clovis offensive/ defensive linemen Michael Cohen is a part of a Clovis defense assigned to contain Sandia runningback/quarterback Derris Jackson today. Cohen has two sacks on the year. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Versatile seniors Derris Jackson and Michael Scarlett put the big play in Sandia’s offense. Jackson, a […]

Holiday haulin’: Truckers, others work for holiday

By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers Not everyone has the luxury of having Thanksgiving off. Finishing a busy 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. waitress shift at Cook’s truck stop, Patsy Downing was sitting down for a Thanksgiving meal at the 24-hour restaurant on U.S. 60/84 that caters to truck drivers and locals. “Today was a nice […]

Old rivals square off in Texas showdown

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer For Muleshoe and Littlefield, Friday’s Texas Class 2A Division 1 regional football matchup is a little like old times. After all, the teams were rivals for years in District 2-3A before both moved down a class this season. Muleshoe (9-2) and Littlefield (10-1) clash at 3 p.m. today at […]

United Way ahead of 2005 fund-raising

CNJ Staff United Way of Eastern New Mexico is outdoing itself this year, outperforming last year’s fund-raising drive with a little less than a month to go, according to Executive Director Erinn Burch. Sitting at approximately 59 percent of the goal, Burch said $310,237 had been raised as of Wednesday. This year’s goal for Curry […]

Nov. 24, 2006 Empty Stocking Fund profile

CNJ Staff Today’s focus: “Ms. B” Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. B’s” boyfriend has just secured employment and they are struggling financially. Her holiday hopes: To give her children something nice for Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys pant size 3T, boys shirt size 3T, boys shoe size 8 1/2. Girls pant sizes 12 […]

Hounds and Zias take road trips

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s early to begin Lone Star Conference South Division play, but that’s what the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is about to do. The Zias (2-0) will be in Canyon, Texas, to meet Adams State at 1 p.m. (MST) today before facing division rival West Texas A&M […]

Groups combine for free meal in Portales

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Jim Adams of Clovis and Theta Ainsworth of Portales, serve pie Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers A community Thanksgiving dinner fed about 500 people in Portales this year. More than 50 volunteers from the community and Cannon Air Force Base help put on the […]

Promises to God should be carried out

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist During this week of Thanksgiving, another woman Bible character is an excellent example for all women. Why? She is not known for her Thanksgiving meals nor is she known for an immaculate house and entertaining in the most impressive way. She is known for something far greater. She was obedient […]

Thanksgiving: Time for added thanks

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Thanksgiving isn’t over until you’ve made the green chile turkey enchiladas from the leftovers the day after. We haven’t eaten the last of Dad’s delicious pumpkin pie either, so technically it’s still Thanksgiving. My friend Bernard Polaco says every day is Thanksgiving, so I can, in fact, write this column […]

Manners missing in breastfeeding case

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Folks in Santa Fe and Vermont are all atwitter about the breastfeeding New Mexico mom who was booted off a plane in Vermont. She was offered a blanket to cover her allegedly exposed breast while she fed her daughter. She declined and was asked to go back into the terminal. […]

Draft idea goes against ideals of free country

By Freedom Newspapers Democratic Rep. Charles Rangel, who is poised to be quite powerful, as congressmen go, since he is slated to chair the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee in January, has raised once again the idea of a military draft. While some of the reasons he wants to reintroduce this idea into American […]

Spreading the holiday cheer

By CNJ STAFF Dozens of area organizations and businesses are making plans to help those less fortunate this holiday season. Here’s a sampling. — Clovis Aerie 3245 of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles will pay for shopping sprees for underprivileged children. The Eagles will give 100 children $100 to spend at Wal-Mart. The Eagles […]