Aptitude test makes some students wary

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A military-sponsored career aptitude test administered annually at Clovis High School is gaining notoriety among students. When it was administered Wednesday, roughly 50 students opted not to take it, and others did so begrudgingly, students said. “They think that if you take it, then military people will come calling, […]

12/30 amos

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew   Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation.         bobby s turnaround breakdown   boss speaking of the upcoming new year and new starts in life i ran across bobby badger the […]

Ex-Ram standout signs with afl2 Dusters

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Jeff Howard (3) was a Division II All-American linebacker his senior season at Eastern New Mexico University. (File photo) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Come next semester, Jeff Howard is still going to be a student at Eastern New Mexico University, but May’s graduation ceremony may be the only time you’ll see him on campus. […]

ENMU coach found calling in football

CNJ Editorial Our region lost a good man last week. Bud Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died early Tuesday morning. He was 73. Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday at the Campus Union Ballroom on the ENMU campus. Elliott was one of college football’s all-time winningest coaches, compiling […]

Hounds look to end ‘jinx’ at Kingsville

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer WHEN TARLETON STATE BEAT Eastern New Mexico University 34-27 on Saturday, it was the program’s first win at Blackwater Draw in six tries. This week, the Greyhounds travel to Texas A&M-Kingsville — a place they’ve never won (0-10). So could another “jinx” come to an end? “There’s a difference, […]

Eight inducted into ENMU Hall of Honors

CNJ staff Former Eastern New Mexico University head coach Bud Elliott and longtime area high school basketball coach Jimmy Joe Robinson were among eight inductees Saturday into ENMU’s Athletic Hall of Honors during halftime of the Greyhounds’ homecoming football game against Angelo State at Blackwater Draw. Others inducted included Jennifer (Harrer) Buzard (softball), Betty Gayle […]

James Henry

James Henry Date of birth: Jan. 5, 1914 Dates of service: 1941 through 1962 (Career) Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan Lives in: Clovis Theater or location of service: Oregon, California, Colorado and Lake Tule Branch: National Guard, Army, Army-Air Force, Air Force Rank: Staff Sergeant Unit and Specialty: Mechanic, vehicles. Motor pool After discharge: Clovis, Retired from […]

World War II threw farmer’s career for curve

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Len Santi, whose baseball career was interrupted by the draft, holds a baseball with signatures from the Clovis Pioneers of the now-defunct West Texas-New Mexico league. The ex-catcher said he was a line-drive hitter. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Len Santi had a chance to be a professional baseball player, but […]

Reporter’s notebook: Clovis junior visits Washington for medical forum

Clovis High School junior Britni Montague gained insight to a possible career in medicine recently during a 10-day forum in Washington, D.C. Taking part in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, Montague was introduced to concepts in public health, medical ethics and general practice. “I listened to speakers and watched a triple bypass,” Montague […]

Wildcats together one last time

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Cornerback Jacob Jones, left, is one of four 2005 Clovis High graduates who will play in the 4-5A North-South All-Star Game today in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ staff writer John Props is getting an early jump on his college football career. The Clovis High grad will head to Roswell early […]

Clovis student sees future in forensics

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It began as bonding time — a chance for a single mother to spend time with her teenage daughter. But now it has blossomed into a potential career. In July, Gattis Junior High School graduate Amanda Leslie will spend 10 days at Boston’s Bentley College, studying forensics, an interest […]

Crain, Swinconos pitch Hounds to home sweep

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Greyhound third baseman Brett Scherer blocks the base and applies the tag on Wes Bamburg in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — If it were this easy all the time, baseball wouldn’t be much of a challenge. Junior right-hander Kelly Crain […]

Rather’s departure sign of change

By Helena Rodriguez One could sum up Dan Rather’s sad departure from CBS news on Wednesday night in his own words: “It’s way past the witching hour at this point in the game.” Since his controversial story on President Bush’s military service, Rather’s own career began to, as Rather said of Gore during the 2000 […]

Older, wiser, but still on fire

By Julia Keller: Chicago Tribune Female rockers blaze new trails on the route to creative freedom. It works like this: When you’re young, you dream big dreams. Wild dreams. Outrageous dreams. Then you grow up, get married, make a family. Along the way, you wad up the dream like a tie-dyed T-shirt – the kind […]

Pastor exchanges for business suit for clergy cloth

Trinity Lutheran Church Pastor Bonita Knox hopes to help church members reach out in service to the community. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ staff writer Although she’s a lifelong Lutheran, Pastor Bonita Knox never planned to enter the ministry as a young girl. In fact, before going to seminary she […]

Maybe baseball should change rules for Rose

So how might we think about former baseball player Pete Rose, now that he has put out a new autobiography in which he admits having bet on baseball when he was manager of the Cincinnati Reds in 1987 and 1988? Having made this admission, after denying he gambled on baseball for years, should he be […]

Hill, James

JAMES HILL Services: Have been held. Mr. James L. “Jim” Hill, 72, of Portales, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 25, 1930, in Kerns, Texas, to Mittie and Ernest Hill. His professional career began in 1948 as an apprentice lineman with Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative […]

Family Support Center helps military spouses advance in careers

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Military service has its own rewards, but the life is not always easy for the spouses of service members. While deployments and the risk of death get the most attention, a more routine aspect of military life causes more serious problems for many military families. With […]

Air Force career gigs sound sweet

By Janet Bresenham For 19 years, Scott Webring has lived a life he considers a musician’s dream. He performs in a band, gets paid for doing what he loves and enjoys a career full of steady gigs. All while serving his country as a master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force band “Pegasus,” a division […]

McMann, Mariner named greatest

CNJ Staff Dallas McMann, a senior catcher on the baseball team, and Christabell Mariner, a senior middle blocker on the volleyball team, have been accorded Eastern New Mexico University’s “Greatest Greyhound” and “Greatest Zia” honors for the 2002-03 school year. The awards were presented Tuesday night at the school’s annual athletic banquet at the ENMU […]