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 […]