Lightning cancels cross country meet

CNJ staff JOPLIN, Mo. — Saturday’s Missouri Southern Stampede cross country meet was cancelled due to lighning storms in the area. Eastern New Mexico University’s teams were scheduled to participate. The Greyhounds and Zias are idle until Oct. 1 when they travel to Stillwater, Okla., for the Oklahoma State Jamboree. “We’re very disappointed that the […]

Former Portales residents lose home in Joplin tornado

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Courtesy photo: Kari Nevins A shot from the living room of the Nevins home looking toward their neighborhood Sunday after the storm. Numerous homes were destroyed and 123 people were killed in Joplin, Mo., Sunday when an EF5 tornado hit the city. Portales resident Carolyn Thompson has started a fund for her daughter, Kari Nevins’ […]

Reader-submitted content: ENMU student heading Joplin donation effort

Lawrence Baker, an Eastern New Mexico University senior communications student from Portales and Dumas, Texas, is spearheading an effort to donate goods to the children impacted by the devastating tornado that decimated Joplin, Mo. Baker lived near Joplin, Mo., for a few years. While watching the news he was shocked “to just see everything gone. […]

Hounds snap losing streak

CNJ staff JOPLIN, Mo. — Sophomore forward Gerardo Monarrez scored his second goal of the season with just over 13 minutes left in regulation and Eastern New Mexico University’s men held on for a 1-0 Southwest Soccer Conference win over Missouri Southern on Sunday. Monarrez scored when a shot by ENMU’s Edgar Bear rebounded off […]

Lelei 21st in regional meet

CNJ staff JOPLIN, Mo. —Senior Nimrod Lelei ran a time of 32 minutes, 20.1 seconds over 10 kilometers Saturday to finish 22nd in NCAA Division II South Central Regional men’s cross country competition. ENMU, which sent only a men’s team, was 15th of 16 teams with 331 points. Host Missouri Southern took men’s and women’s […]

Dosher, Preston

Preston Dosher Services: Will be held at a later date. Mr. Preston Dale Dosher, 74, of Joplin, Mo., died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at a nursing home in Joplin, Mo. He was born on Jan. 1, 1929, in Tipton, Okla. In 1943 he moved to west Texas where he farmed and attended the Oklahoma Lane […]

Gonser, David

David Gonser Services: Have been held. Mr. David Edmond Gonser, 85, of Farmington, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003, in Farmington. He was born on Dec. 4, 1917, in Buffalo, Okla. He married Alta May Haun on Sept. 30, 1938, in Clovis. He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Jessie Gonser; one son, […]