Military spouses cope with loved ones deployed during holidays

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Like many military spouses, Kelly Madden celebrated Christmas while her husband was deployed overseas. “My husband and I have been married for 2 1/2 years, and this is his first deployment,” she said. Madden’s husband is an airman from Cannon Air Force Base. Madden and her 14-month-old daughter went […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Engagements

Freitas Mitch and Kelly Freitas of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melissa Freitas of Clovis to Chris Vierra of Merced, Ca. He is the son of Skip and Joni Vierra of Merced, Ca. The couple will exchange vows Dec. 20, 2009, at Pismo Beach, Ca. The reception will be at […]

Feb. 20, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: American Idol Where: FOX When: 6 p.m. What it’s about: The top 12 female singers perform.

Barber bows out of business

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Wendell Kelly gives his last haircut at Sands Barber Shop in Portales after a career spanning 50 years. An era came to an end as local longtime barber Wendell Kelly of Sands Barber Shop retired after 50 years of cutting hair. For 30 years, he and his wife lived and […]

Onate making its mark in 5A

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Just three years ago, Onate High in Las Cruces won a state football championship, beating Roswell Goddard in the finals … in Class 4A. This fall, increasing enrollment pushed the Knights into Class 5A, where they’ve already earned respect as one of the state’s elite in any classification. “They played […]

W.Y. Mitchell, M.C. Kelly

Sharna Johnson “We are going to take this crossing even if it takes a truck to haul the dog tags back.” Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. W.Y. Mitchell Date […]

Askew, Kelly

Kelly Askew Services: Have been held. Mr. Kelly Askew, 69, of Portales, died Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Jan. 27, 1936, in the Garrison community, to Marie and Dell Askew. He grew up in the Garrison community and attended school at Causey until the middle […]

Senior’s gold rush continues

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Fort Sumner senior Sandy Fortner pulls away to win the 100 meters Saturday in the Class 1A track and field championships Saturday at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex. Staff photo: John Eisel By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Teenagers tend to remember little things like promises for a car. And […]

Kelly, John

John Kelly Services: Have been held. Mr. John Edward Kelly, 55, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born on July 29, 1949, in Clovis, to Charles and Luella Hamilton Kelly. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother; a brother, David Kelly (and […]

Student Profile

Ali Garrett is the daughter of Ron and Jan Garrett and is a senior at Clovis High School. Tell us about your pet(s): I have three animals. I have one dog and she is 1/2 golden retriever and 1/2 Irish setter. Her name is Golda and she is 11 years old. I also have two […]

Kelly, Fern

Fern Kelly Services: Have been held. Fern Kelly, 92, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 17, 1917, in Tyrone, Okla., to Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Harrell. She lived in the tri-state area of Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas all her life. She was preceded in death by […]

Mets take chance on oft-injured ENMU lefty

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Left-hander Ian Thurman-Kelly battled injuries at ENMU. Freedom Newspapers file photo. By Dave Wagner In three seasons at Eastern New Mexico University, Ian Thurman-Kelly had modest numbers — a 7-14 record with a 6.33 earned run average. Still, the New York Mets saw enough in the senior left-hander from Thornton, Colo., to select him in […]

ENMU tough on Kingsville

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Bryan Moore slides safely into second on a stolen base as Texas A&M-Kingsville shortstop Brandon Wittner applies a late tag in Saturday’s game at Greyhound Field. Photo by Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Nothing helps a pitcher like an early lead. Sophomore right-hander Kelly Crain, Eastern New Mexico University’s steadiest […]

Hounds eliminated from postseason chase

CNJ STAFF ABILENE, Texas — Any slim hopes the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team had of making the Lone Star Conference tournament went by the wayside quickly against Abilene Christian. ACU catcher J-Bob Thomas drew a tie-breaking, bases-loaded walk in a five-run eighth as Abilene Christian beat Eastern New Mexico University 10-6 to complete […]

Hounds sweep St. Mary’s

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Eastern New Mexico University shortstop and Clovis High graduate Josh Kuchta rolls one of three double plays turned by the Greyhounds in Saturday’s opener against St. Mary’s at Greyhound Field. Photo by Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — Brett Scherer had a week to remember, and his teammates pitched well enough Saturday to wrap […]

Hounds split pair with Tarleton

CNJ STAFF STEPHENVILLE, Texas — What started out as potentially a big weekend for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team fizzled out in one nightmarish inning. The Greyhounds were seeking a Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader sweep of Tarleton State on Friday, but that was washed away by the Texans’ 13-run sixth in […]

CHS girls golf results

CNJ STAFF Roswell Invitational Tuesday At Spring River Municipal G.C. Team standings: 1. Roswell Goddard 367; 2. Ruidoso 384; 3. Alamogordo 390; 4. Roswell High 395; 5. Hobbs 399; 6. Clovis 410; 7. Raton 419; 8. Artesia 456. Medalists: 1. Destiny Esquero, Goddard 82; 2. Kelly Rigsby, Ruidoso 84; 3. Kelly Velarde, Goddard 85; 4. […]

Eastern bounces back for split with Buffs

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior left-hander Ian Thurman-Kelly pitched a strong eight innings in just his second start of the season and the Greyhounds salvaged a double-header split with rival West Texas A&M on Sunday, routing the Buffaloes 12-1 in the nightcap of a Lone Star Conference South Division baseball doubleheader […]

Buffs, Broncos look for state berths tonight

By Kevin Wilson It’s not too hard to understand why homecourt advantage is important for regional basketball tournaments. “Homecourt advantage is huge,” Floyd boys coach Jeff Gillespie said. “Would you rather play in a gym you’ve been to three time a year, or a gym you practice in?” The Broncos get the latter of the […]

ENMU Friday baseball, softball

CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University got strong pitching from Kelly Crain, Ian Thurman-Kelly and Jesse Garcia-Perez and swept a Lone Star Conference crossover baseball doubleheader from Cameron 4-1 and 1-0 on Friday at Greyhound Field. Crain (3-0) pitched a seven-inning complete game — his third of the spring — while scattering five […]