Engagements — Oct. 10

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Verespie-Truelock Liz Verespie and Bryan Truelock of Myrtle Beach, S.C. will be married Oct. 16, 2010, at Benham’s Grove in Centerville, Ohio. The bride-elect is the daughter of Richard and Cathy Stoffer of Wilmington, Ohio. The prospective groom is the son of Terry and Cathy Truelock of Portales. He is the grandson of Al Bettina […]

Lady Mules’ Withrow qualifies for state in two events

CNJ STAFF ODESSA, Texas — Muleshoe junior Jessica Withrow will have a chance to defend her Class 3A state championship in high jump after winning in regional competition over the weekend at Odessa’s Ratliff Stadium. Withrow also qualified for the Lady Mules in the 300 hurdles, an event in which she placed second at state […]

Lady Mules determined to end postseason blues

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Muleshoe’s Sara Benham, averaging 19 points and 8.5 rebounds, is drawing the interest of several Division I programs. CNJ staff photo by Rick White. By Rick White Muleshoe has fashioned an 82-18 record the last three seasons with an up-tempo style that batters teams into mental and physical submission. “Creative chaos” is what Muleshoe coach […]

Strickler, Erma Louise Benham

Erma Louise Benham Strickler Services: Have been held. Erma Louise Benham Strickler, 81, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2003, at her home. She was born on Nov. 13, 1922, in Montevideo, Minn., to Herbert A. and Mae Mitchell Benham. She married Ivan Guy Strickler on Sept. 11, 1944, in Yuma, Ariz. They moved to […]

Lady Mules ranked fourth

Rick White Muleshoe coach Shana Simms knows being ranked fourth in Class 3A in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches preseason poll comes with a price tag. She knows every opponent will be gunning for the Lady Mules, who have won 27 games in each of the last two seasons and return all-state senior Sara […]