Clovis celebrates century

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rhonda Bargman, vice chair of the Centennial Committee, cuts a cake at the end of the 100th Anniversary Gala at the Clovis Civic Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Mayor David Lansford raised his glass Saturday and proposed a toast that the city of Clovis would be a community […]

ENMU honors Domenici at Foundation breakfast

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has succeeded lately where other state higher education institutes have come up short. Another manifestation of that success was demonstrated this week when it was announced the ENMU Foundation had reached its fundraising goal last year, the best year in its 32-year history. Foundation President […]

Oct. 7, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 3 p.m. Sept. 25 an officer responded to a business in the 100 block of Grand Avenue for a theft of services report. An employee told the officer a customer had gone to the bank across the street to get money […]

Airmen get homecoming

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Krystal Ramos of Clovis greets her husband, Staff Sgt. Joseph Ramos, Saturday afternoon at Cannon Air Force base following his return from a four-month deployment to Guam. Daughter Jazlynn, 10 months, looks on. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer More than a dozen vehicles with handwritten slogans on the windows […]

Angelo State beats Hounds in double overtime

Freedom New Mexico Daniel Thomas rushed for three touchdowns, including the game-winner in the second overtime, as Angelo State beat the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds 27-21 Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU senior quarterback Michael Benton scored on a 25-yard run in first overtime, but was stopped on fourth-and-two at the 5-yard line to end […]

Hounds take on Angelo State

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Eastern New Mexico University senior running back Kyle Harris looks for running room during a game against East Central last month at Greyhound Stadium. ENMU hosts Angelo State at 2 p.m. today in the school’s homecoming game. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University football […]

Newman ends losing streak, edges Hounds

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Things haven’t been going that well for the Newman men’s soccer team. Not only had the Wichita, Kan.-based Jets lost seven in a row, the last six were at home. Newman jumped on Eastern New Mexico University for goals early in each half Friday and edged the […]

Zias absorb setback at Northeastern State

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Dani Watson scored from inside the box in the 25th minute, and the Northeastern State RiverHawks made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday in Lone Star Conference women’s soccer. ENMU sophomore Samantha Lawrence had a streak of five consecutive matches with a […]

Greyhounds celebrate golden anniversary

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Carl Richardson, left, and B.B. Lees stand with a trophy commemorating the undefeated 1957 football season with the two as coaches. Richardson was head coach, and Lees was the assistant for the 9-0-1 team, the last ENMU football team to go undefeated. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When the […]

Oct. 6, 2007 Briefs

CNJ Staff Elderly man accused of threats with toy gun A 62-year-old Clovis man is in jail after police said he threatened a man and two children with a toy gun Wednesday. Raymond Martinez Jr. is being held on $15,500 bond, jail officials said. He is charged with three felony counts of aggravated assault. The […]

Former Clovis firefighter killed in motorcycle accident

CNJ Staff A motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Clovis man Friday near Conchas Dam, according to the New Mexico State Police. William “Bill” Blankenship Jr., 52, of Clovis, was thrown from his Harley-Davidson motorcyle on State Road 104, at about mile post No. 60 after losing control on a curve, according to Lt. […]

Regents OK Natatorium renovation plans

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A $1.5 million renovation of Eastern New Mexico University’s natatorium received formal approval Friday from the board of regents at their regular meeting. Scott Smart, vice president for Business Affairs at ENMU, told regents an inadequate heating and cooling system installed when it was built in 1958 has resulted […]

Letters to the Editor: Racism not at root of all injustices

It seems everyone feels their ethnicity is being discriminated against. Anything said that is not favorable to a person of a different race is taken as racist. We have National Hispanic Heritage Month, Cinco de Mayo and Black History Month. But if there was a White History Month, it would be considered racist. There are […]

Web commenting blessing, curse

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Yes, I know the comments left by readers on our Web sites are sometimes unfair. I know some of the statements posted are probably not even true. And I know our Web site’s credibility has been called into question because we allow readers to say anything they want […]

City manager’s mistake doesn’t warrant firing

By Freedom New Mexico Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas made a mistake. He admitted it. It cannot happen again. But we agree with Clovis city commissioners who determined Thursday that Thomas’ arrest and subsequent guilty plea for carrying an open container of beer in his vehicle should not cost Thomas his job. Thomas was arrested […]

Women don’t belong in combat

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist Women were first admitted to West Point in 1976 after President Ford signed legislation opening the nation’s service academies to females. For the class of 2011, more women than ever entered West Point, bringing the number of female cadets to 225, which is 17 percent of the class. This is […]

Family survives fire, dust bowl, depression

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist The Miller family first consisted of Vernon and Elma (Forbes) Harrison; Vernon born in Kansas in 1891 and Elma was born in Tennessee in 1895. They were married in Clovis on June 29, 1916. They first lived in Albuquerque where Vernon was in the grocery business. They moved back to […]

Oct. 7 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito, salsa, Spanish rice, corn on the cob, orange slices and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Fruited yogurt, graham crackers, juice and milk. Lunch — Teriyaki rice bowl with chicken dippers, steamed veggies, applesauce, fortune cookie and […]

Oct. 7 Calendar

Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m. Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 769-7908. Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 769-7908. Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music singing and playing. Information: 763-4113. Circle Eight Squares — 9 p.m., first […]

Halloween simply about fun

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Once upon a place and time, there was a magical, charming, innocent world. The autumn days would follow frosty nights, moving from jacket to shirtsleeves to jacket again, and the buckeyes and acorns would leap from the trees into the waiting paws of squirrels or little boys who threw them […]