Education digest —

Curry County spelling bee winners Ariel Kokoricha, fourth-grade student at Clovis Christian School, was declared champion of the Curry County spelling bee Friday. Kokoricha won the competition in the eighth round with the word epilepsy. Runner-up was Alyssa Benway, 13, an eighth-grade student at Yucca Middle School. Kokoricha will participate in the statewide spelling bee […]

Religion column: Heavenly father helps bring peace to our lives

It has been years ago, but I will never forget my eighth grade math teacher. In addition to being my math teacher, she was also my homeroom teacher, so I had a double dose of her everyday. In retrospect, I can recall nothing from her class about multiplication concepts, prime number rules, negative and positives […]

Hounds eighth, Zias fifth in Cowboy Jamboree

CNJ staff STILLWATER, Okla. — Junior Isaiah Samoei and sophomore Adrienne Montoya led Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams to solid finishes on Saturday in the Cowboy Jamboree, hosted by Oklahoma State. The Greyhounds, competing in the university men’s division, finished eighth with 282 team points. Oklahoma State took the team title with 46 […]

Proposal discriminatory to poor

Kevin Wilson The eighth season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is still a month away, but I think it’s appropriate to trot out at least one Larry David quote for what’s on my mind today. Quote David, “A good compromise is when both parties are dissatisfied, and I think that’s what we have here.” This is […]

Eighth committee member resigns

CNJ staff An eighth person resigned Monday from serving on a Curry County citizens’ committee to evaluate jail issues. Retired newspaper publisher Wayland Thomas submitted a letter of resignation which cited a need for freedom for the committees from “undue influence from commission oversight.” In his letter, Thomas said he feels the committee is being […]

Arizona shooting highlights division in nation

Clyde Davis It is curious how quickly we forget. I have come to realize, during this past week of social studies with my eighth-graders, that most of them have a difficult time grasping the depths and details of tightly mandated segregation, and to some extent, the prejudice which drives it. I say “to some extent” […]

Hounds seventh, Zias eighth in LSC preseason poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s men were picked for seventh place and the women for eighth this season in the Lone Star Conference South preseason basketball polls, released by the conference office. Midwestern State, the defending South champion and coming off a 31-3 season, is favored to win its fourth […]

Students dig into project

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sixth grader Hannah Ayre gets instruction from sixth grade teacher John Wangler during the dig. Liliana Castillo After the Clovis Christian School middle school academy read about, etched, fossilized, researched and wrote about archaeology, they got on their hands and knees and did it themselves Wednesday at the east campus. […]

Farwell’s Moseley wins fourth round at NFR

Cassie Moseley of Farwell claimed a fourth-round victory in barrel racing Sunday in the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nev. Moseley finished the fourth round with a time of 13.72 seconds, while defending world champ Lindsay Sears of Nanton, Alberta, placed second in 13.76 and took over the aggregate lead. Moseley, who is eighth […]

Sept. 11 memorials to be held in Clovis, Portales

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico A pair of events are set on Friday, the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists attacks. One, in Clovis, seeks to de-emphasize the attacks and focus on those who respond in the area. Another, in Portales, ensures those attacks are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. “When […]

ENMU women finish eighth

CNJ staff RANGER, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women placed eighth over the weekend in their spring rodeo opener, the Ranger College Rodeo. Junior Kacey Kobza finished fifth in goat tying, earning fourth in the first go and fifth in the second go. She also took sixth in breakaway roping. ENMU’s men finished 11th […]

Greyhounds drop eighth straight

CNJ Staff CANYON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds scored 21 points in the first 10 minutes of the second half, which was six more points than they scored in the entire first half. The result was a 69-47 Lone Star Conference South loss Wednesday at rival West Texas A&M, the Hounds’ eighth […]

Hounds picked for eighth in LSC baseball

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team was picked for eighth place in the 12-team Lone Star Conference’s preseason poll, released Thursday by the LSC office. Defending champion Abilene Christian, which went 44-17 overall and 35-7 in the LSC, was favored to repeat its title. The Wildcats drew 19 of 28 […]

CCC set for Cultural Arts Series

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Courtesy photo Jazz singer Chiara Civello’s performance on Sept. 27 at the Lyceum Theater will kick off Clovis Community College’s 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico In its eighth year, Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series is bringing music from around the world to Clovis. The series features Tony Award winning musical Broadway musicals, […]

Portales woman shot in leg in Albuquerque hotel

CNJ staff A Portales woman was shot in the leg early Friday morning while she slept at an Albuquerque hotel, according to Albuquerque police. Sylvia Montano, 56, is listed as stable after receiving treatment at University of New Mexico Hospital, Officer Nadine Hamdy said Friday afternoon. It is a unique case, Hamdy said, considering the […]

Eastern takes eighth in rodeo

CNJ Staff The Eastern New Mexico University men’s rodeo team turned in an eighth-place finish at last weekend’s Western Texas Rodeo in Snyder, Texas. Senior Cody Heck won steer wrestling with an average of 20.9, and senior Jared Green scored 150 points for a second-place finish in bareback riding.

Southeastern Okla. outslugs Hounds

CNJ staff PORTALES — A pitching duel was breaking out on Sunday at Greyhound Field, and all of a sudden it turned into a slugfest. Leading 2-1, Southeastern Oklahoma erupted for three homers and eight runs in the top of the fifth and managed to hang on for a 22-12 win over Eastern New Mexico […]

Trujillo, Wright eliminated at state

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis’ Heather Trujiilo and Marlon Wright were eliminated Friday in the first round of the Class 5A state tennis tournament. Unseeded Amanda Kane of Onate knocked off the eighth-seeded Trujillo 6-4, 6-4. Trujillo, and eighth-grader, qualified for state by finishing second in the District 4-5A tournament. Meanwhile, No. 8 seed Mark […]

Reid ties for eighth in WAC golf tourney

CNJ staff RENO, Nev. — Clovis High grad Travis Reid was consistent this week, if nothing else. Reid, a sophomore at New Mexico State, fired his third consecutive round of even-par 72 on Wednesday. His 54-hole total of 216 gave him a tie for eighth in the Western Athletic Conference golf tournament. Reid started the […]

Hounds split South twin bill with Angelo

CNJ staff SAN ANGELO, Texas — Designated hitter Matt Lenderman doubled home two runs in the first inning and Michael Gunter made it stand up with a three-hit, 11-strikeout pitching performance as Angelo State edged Eastern New Mexico University 3-2 to salvage a split of the teams’ Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader on Saturday. […]