Flu fears suspend Texas UIL events

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) — A rural North Texas school system shut down all 12 campuses Wednesday after reports of four probable cases of swine flu, and state officials said there are now more than 50,000 students out of school because of concerns about the virus. All University Interscholastic League high school sports and academic competitions […]

Euthanasia rules announced, hearing scheduled

Albuquerque – Animal euthanasia rules are now available to the public and a date for a public hearing has been set. The Animal Sheltering Services Board has made the proposed rules on animal shelter euthanasia services available for the public at http://www.rld.state.nm.us/AnimalSheltering/ruleslaw.html and invites the public to attend a hearing to discuss the rules on […]

Reid alone in lead at WAC championship

CNJ Staff HENDERSON, NEV. — New Mexico State’s Travis Reid, who began the day tied for first, is alone in first after posting a one-over par 73 in the second day of the Western Athletic Conference men’s golf championship. Reid has a two-day total of 140 and holds a two-stroke lead over Fresno State’s Grant […]

April 29 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About midnight April 11 an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 Colonial Parkway for a public affray. A male walking in the area told the officer there was a party at a nearby house. Officers went to the door of […]

Advice would still ring true today

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico Greg Southard doesn’t have to guess what his father the editor might say if he’d been here Tuesday to award the annual Bill Southard Scholarship to a communications student at Eastern New Mexico University. “Since I worked at the paper for him as a kid, I know […]

E-records open up care to veterans

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist President Obama’s ambitious plan to establish a lifetime electronic record for service members and veterans will improve delivery of benefits, speed processing of claims and, over time, open VA health care to any veteran, regardless of their medical condition or income level. VA Secretary Eric Shinseki first raised the idea […]

Naming state songs waste of officials’ time

Freedom New Mexico As if we need another means to measure how far government has strayed from the narrow intent of our nation’s founders, we give you the current flap in Oklahoma. A collection of conservative lawmakers became outraged that the song “Do You Realize??” by native sons Flaming Lips was poised to become the […]

ENMR-Plateau Scholarship winners announced

2009 ENMR

Police: No charges against Clovis Christian superintendent

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The superintendent of Clovis Christian School is not suspected of criminal wrongdoing in connection with the discovery and arrest of a fugitive living in his home. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said an investigation was concluded Tuesday. “A number of search warrants were executed for electronic media regarding (Steven) […]

Clovis resident takes city to task on trash

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Linda Durant spent two years picking up trash and pulling weeds at the Clovis Area Transit building on Sixth and Axtell Streets. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After setting down dated stacks of Tupperware containers stuffed with garbage and weeds to illustrate the problem, she stood and addressed the […]

ENMU hosting second annualHigh Plains Film Festival on May 10

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting the second annual High Plains Film Festival on Sunday, May 10 in the University Theatre Center.

ENMU hosting free wind symphony concert on May 3

PORTALES–Eastern New Mexico University music students will perform

Rep. Luj

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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.

University introduces new basketball coach

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin Wilson Andrew Helton, 38, has his first press conference as men’s basketball coach at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer PORTALES — Andrew Helton on Tuesday stood in front of a crowd at Greyhound Arena. He can’t wait for the next time. “To see these game lights […]

Lone Star Conference baseball, softball update

CNJ staff Baseball standings(Regular-season final)

Oliver taking second chance to come to Eastern

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Kenneth Oliver is one of four finalists for the position of athletic director at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer PORTALES — As an assistant under Harold “Bud” Elliott, Kenneth Oliver had a chance to come to Eastern New Mexico University in 1994 as an assistant football coach. But he was […]

Local officials advise basic precautions for swine flu

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Local health officials are keeping an eye out for swine flu, but aren’t advising any precautions other than basic health tips. After a recent outbreak in Mexico, swine flu has also been confirmed in the United States, Canada, Scotland and Spain, but not in New Mexico. The disease is […]

Family services holding fundraiser for CASA

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico With volunteer numbers dropping in the last five years, Family and Children Support Services is holding an art show and dinner to raise money to recruit and support people to speak for children in foster care. The local Court Appointed Special Advocates organization covers both Roosevelt and Curry counties. […]

4-28 Business digest

Parts store being restructured Clovis’ Checker Auto Parts is closed this week as it is being restructured into an O’Reilly Auto Parts. Scheduled to reopen Thursday, the North Prince store will have new inventory and signage by week’s end, according to O’Reilly corporate spokesman Mark Merz. In July 2008, O’Reilly Auto Parts acquired Phoenix-based CSK […]