Weddings Nov. 6

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Boggs Autumn Wilkerson of Portales and Jesse Boggs of Deming were joined in marriage July 30, 2011, in Portales. The Rev. Mark Boggs performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dwayne and Tammie Wilkerson of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Joann Hall of Roswell. The bridegroom is the son of […]

Hunter education course scheduled

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Game and Fish will be conducting a Hunter Education class. The class is three sessions and all sessions must be attended. Class dates and times are: From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Classes are at Clovis Community College, Room […]

Press release: N.M. hunter education certifies 1,402 students

New Mexico’s Hunter Education Program certified 1,402 students in March as young hunters scrambled to become eligible for the April 8 application deadline for 2009-2010 big-game hunting licenses and permits.

First person: Former jailer turns bounty hunter

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Anthony Gutierrez parlayed four and a half years in corrections into a career as a bounty hunter. He didn’t like what he called “baby-sitting,” but he enjoyed working with the law. Anthony Gutierrez of Clovis spends time searching for bond jumpers, fishing with his four sons and playing softball with […]

Hunter education classes start Friday

The first of two hunter education classes starts Friday in Clovis. The classes are conducted by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department and are held at Patriot Outdoors, 1250 County Road 16. Each class consists of three-day sessions and completion is required for anyone under 18 who wants to purchase a state hunting license. […]

Legend of buffalo hunter Causey lives on

By Ruth Burns: CNJ Correspondent By Ruth Burns Special to the CNJ No story of the High Plains would be complete without mentioning T.L. “George” Causey, for whom Causey, New Mexico was named. Causey was a rancher, freighter, and most famously, a buffalo hunter. It was his heavy wagons and ox teams hauling hides to […]

Democrats didn’t do nearly enough to stop earmarks

By Freedom Newspapers Congressional Democrats, attempting to make good on their pledge to be more fiscally responsible than ousted Republicans, actually eliminated pork-barrel earmarks from spending bills the GOP left unfinished. As well, rules were changed to require members, for the first time, to identify their earmarks, in the hope that more transparency might shame […]

Zias down Lubbock Christian

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Even though Eastern New Mexico University was trailing by three points at halftime, Zias coach Linden Weese thought his team was on the verge of taking control. Senior post Riikka Lehtonen collected 20 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes and the Zias dominated the final 10 […]

Crocodile Hunter inspiration to many

By Anita Doberman: Lifestlyes Columnist Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, recently passed away. Like many people around the world, we were sad to find out about Irwin’s passing. Our family has enjoyed watching his show, and our children loved to imitate his Australian accent. We laughed at Irwin’s jokes, expressions, and his contagious zest for […]

Abdill Club Notes

The Greathouse clans held a 50th reunion at the Memorial Building in Portales July 9. There were three clans represented with 70 people attending. Following visitation and a potluck dinner, the business meeting was called to order by President Dan Greathouse. This year’s reunion was dedicated to Delores Greathouse, Robert Dunn, Renee Hull and George […]

Clovis soph repeats as 5A triple jump champ

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Mike Ware helped Clovis qualify for the 800-meter finals. (Staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High sophomore Manuel Robles made it two in a row on Friday in Class 5A boys high jump, winning the event with a leap of 46 feet, 7 inches on Friday at the University of New Mexico’s […]

5/7 Engagements

Schaeffer/Hunter Harold and Janet Schaeffer of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Crystal Schaeffer, to Bud Hunter of Gilbert, Ariz. He is the son of Earl and Deanna Hunter of Andrews, Texas. The couple will exchange vows May 27 at the Wright House in Mesa, Ariz,. with a reception following the […]

Hounds looking for speed

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said he expects this year’s recruiting class to be a good one. “It’s (been) a really terrific year for us,” Ribaudo said Tuesday. “If (today) goes like we expect, it will be one of the best classes we’ve had, and there will be […]

Slaying victim may have known killer

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Laura McNaughton was probably not a random homicide victim, Curry County’s undersheriff said on Tuesday. Doug Bowman said investigators are talking to “less than 10” people who may have knowledge about the 30-year-old Clovis woman’s slaying. Bowman said he believes McNaughton may have known her killer. Officials declined again […]

ENMU students send care packages to troops in Iraq

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — It started innocently enough, as Eastern New Mexico University senior Lisa Hunter was just putting together a care package for a friend in Iraq a few weeks ago. “We were trading e-mails,” Hunter said, “and he told me there were guys in his company that didn’t ever get […]

Buffs falter in six-man final

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ROSWELL — In its bid for a second consecutive state six-man football title, Melrose dominated most of the statistics against Gateway Christian on Saturday — except one. The Buffaloes rolled up an 18-9 advantage in first downs and a 566-310 margin in total yardage, but the Warriors converted five […]

Hunter, Jerry L.

Mr. Jerry Lee Hunter, 59, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Las Vegas Medical Center in Las Vegas, N.M. He was born Jan. 31, 1946, in Clovis to Clay Francis and Helen Calder Hunter. Survivors include his sister, Edith Winegeart of Tucumcari; brother, Johnny Hunter of Nowata, Okla.; uncle, Jack Calder […]

Hunter helping Hounds on defense

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer WITH CORNERBACKS MARK Patterson (groin) and Michael Fields (ankle and knee) unable to play due to injury, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo had to resort to desperate measures in last weekend’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Texas A&M-Kingsville. First, he moved outside linebacker Brandon […]

Tarleton turns back ENMU

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Kwame Darko tries to wrap up Tarleton State running back Derrick Ross on a second-quarter run in Saturday’s game at Greyhound Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University got a little too big a dose of senior Derrick Ross. Ross, who entered the game […]

Hounds take on East Central

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Eastern New Mexico University and East Central football teams may be facing an early crossroads tonight. With both teams standing 1-2, the winner of the 6 p.m. Lone Star Conference crossover matchup at Blackwater Draw will be positioned for respectability. The loser, meantime, faces an uphill battle the […]