Curtis, Johnny

Johnny Curtis Services: Have been held. Johnny Mack Curtis, 57, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born on Jan. 11, 1948, in Hickory, N.C., to Cloyd and Mamie Curtis. He married Pauletta Guss on Dec. 26, 1967, in Portales. He was the store manager at Bunk’s Feed Barn for more than 23 […]

More than just guns at Clovis gun show

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Rifles line a table at Sunday’s Clovis Lions Club Spring Gun Show at the National Guard Armory in Clovis. The two day event featured more than just guns, including coins, belt buckles, artwork, jewelry, knives and books. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Oh yeah, there were guns alright. It […]

Floyd jamboree set for 55th year

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Musicians of all ages from eastern New Mexico will be getting out fiddles, guitars and other instruments for this week’s 55th Annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree The four-day event runs Thursday through Sunday at the Floyd schools gymnasium. Noel Rippee, program director, said he’s been involved in one way […]

Hounds out of contention for LSC playoffs

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — Another long-range bomber did in Eastern New Mexico University’s men Thursday night. Junior point guard Jermart Miller led a 63 percent outing from 3-point range for Texas A&M-Commerce, hitting 7-of-9 en route to 24 points, and the nationally 11th-ranked Lions turned back Eastern New Mexico 80-73 in a Lone Star […]

Robertson’s double-double leads Zias to victory

Freedom Newspapers COMMERCE, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team may not be going to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament, but after beating Texas A&M Commerce on Thursday night, Commerce might not be going, either. Senior forward Mika Robertson posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds and scored the […]

Late run breaks Eastern

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Junior guard Jermart Miller exploded for five 3-pointers in a two-minute span late in the second half Thursday to lift Texas A&M-Commerce to a hard-fought 97-90 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University at Greyhound Arena. Ranked 13th in NCAA Division II, the […]

Zias can’t hold 16-point lead

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Halftime came at just the right time Thursday for the Texas A&M-Commerce women. Down by 16 points in the first half, the Lions roared back behind double-doubles from Althea Byfield, Katedria Mosley and Portia Mitchell and edged the Eastern New Mexico University Zias 71-67 in a Lone Star […]

Commerce hottest in LSC South

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University may be the two-time defending Lone Star Conference South Division men’s basketball champion, but if early-season performances mean anything it’s Texas A&M-Commerce coming in as the team to beat. While everybody else in the South sits between 6-9 and 9-6 heading into Thursday’s first […]

Zias swept in Missouri tournament

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Joplin, Mo. — senior guard Aubrie Hallman converted four consecutive free throws in the final 1:42 — including two on an ENMU bench technical with no time left on the clock — to give host Missouri Southern a 51-48 win over the Zias on the second day of the Lions’ four-team classic. Hallman […]

Texico passes tourney tuneup with ease

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Texico junior Lori Richardson spikes the ball past Santa Rosa senior Melissa Chavez during the second game of Thursday’s match. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ Sports Writer TEXICO — Texico freshman Bryn Mayfield provided the ammo. Junior Lori Richardson pulled the trigger. And a wounded Santa Rosa team hobbled out of […]

College football: Hounds looking to keep pace in LSC South

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Buoyed by three consecutive come-from-behind wins, Eastern New Mexico University is smack in the middle of the Lone Star Conference South Division race. Coach Bud Elliott, though, said the Greyhounds can’t afford to look too far ahead as they prepare to take on Texas A&M-Commerce in a 1 p.m. (MDT) […]

Texico uses strong running game to beat Santa Rosa

Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent SANTA ROSA — A pair of early touchdown passes from Braden Vaughan to Tony Clements made the Texico faithful feel good about the Wolverines’ chances against Santa Rosa on Friday night. But it wasn’t big plays that earned the Class 1A school a 21-14 victory over the perennial 2A power Lions. […]

Roswell eliminates Zia all-stars

By Dave Wagner Aadam Anaya pitched five innings of shutout ball Tuesday night, but he and his Clovis Zia teammates couldn’t overcome a rough start. Taking advantage of early errors, Roswell Lions Hondo scored five runs en route to a 5-3 win over Zia at Dickenson Field to advance to the championship round of the […]

Floyd Lions plan traditional country music show

By Tony Parra The 54th Annual Floyd Lions Country Jamboree swings into action at 7 p.m. on Thursday with a traditional (older) country music show in the Floyd old gymnasium. “It’s one of the oldest, if not the oldest country and western music festivals in the United States,” Noel Rippee, program director, said. “There are […]

Lady Wolverines can’t hold off Santa Rosa

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Texico senior Jazzi Walls and Santa Rosa’s Marisa Garcia hit the floor over a loose ball during the first half of Friday’s game in Texico. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner TEXICO — Santa Rosa’s Yvonne Gallegos didn’t have nearly the game she did against Texico last month at home, but she made big […]

Hounds shade Commerce

CNJ STAFF COMMERCE, Texas — Irshaun Pinckney and Brent Cooper each sank two free throws in the final 17 seconds Thursday night as Eastern New Mexico University slipped away with a 55-52 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s victory over Texas A&M-Commerce. Pinckney also hit a jumper as the shot clock ran out with 33 […]

Auditions for the Floyd Jamboree set

CNJ Staff Report The 54th Annual Floyd Lions Club Jamboree will hold auditions at 1 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Floyd Community Building. These are auditions, not training sessions, Lions Club officials say. Each group or solo artist should have two traditional country/western or gospel songs to audition with. The Lions Club will also […]

Guns n’ more come to the Clovis armory

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Guns line a table as people browse the Clovis Evening Lions Club Gun & Collectible Show Saturday at the National Guard Armory. The show continues Sunday. CNJ photo: Eric Kluthe Armory. By Darrell Todd Maurina It’s been many years since the Lions brought a gun and collectibles show to Clovis, but organizers said the weekend […]

Hounds outslug Commerce

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Courage Idemudia tackles Texas A&M-Commerce running back Joel Tudman as linebacker Jeff Howard moves in. Freedom photo by Kevin Wilson. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Given Saturday’s brisk conditions, Eastern New Mexico University was less inclined than it might otherwise have been to throw against Texas A&M-Commerce’s suspect pass defense. Matching strength against strength, the […]

Hounds wary of underachieving Lions

Dave Wagner PORTALES — Texas A&M-Commerce is coming off a discouraging home loss to West Texas A&M, and at 1-6 is not having even close to the kind of season it envisioned. Still, Eastern New Mexico University coach Bud Elliott isn’t about to take the Lions lightly in Saturday’s 1 p.m. Lone Star Conference South […]