Zias dealt two losses in tourney

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team dropped a pair of matches Friday in the St. Mary’s/Texas MedClinic Invitational, falling to Augustana (S.D.) 25-21, 25-21, 25-15 and to the host Rattlers 25-16, 25-17, 28-26. Senior Vanessa Wilcox and freshman Sarah Koch each had six kills for the Zias against Augustana, […]

Weekend burglary reported at CCC

CNJ staff Faculty and staff at Clovis Community College spent much of Monday assessing losses suffered from a weekend burglary, according to spokesperson Lisa Spencer. “We’re still assessing the damage. Every department is looking to see what, if anything, they lost,” she said. “We’ve been asked by security for everyone to search their areas for […]

Business Digest: Plateau ribbon cutting scheduled

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer A ribbon cutting is scheduled 10 a.m. today for the Plateau Superstore, located on 2701 N. Prince St. The location is the second in Clovis for Plateau, which also operates a store on the corner of Sixth and Main streets. The 30,000-square-foot building is adjacent to North Plains Mall. […]

Charity’s easy when it’s not your money

By Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Senate recently approved millions of dollars in cash compensation for California farmers, not merely to offset this year’s freeze losses but also for last year’s losses during a heat wave. It seems there’s no adverse financial consequence the government isn’t willing to undo by doling out other peoples’ tax money. […]

Meeting’s message: Help still here

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FEMA’s Martin Blake explains how Clovis residents can obtain FEMA assistance Wednesday at a Town Hall meeting. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Nine students from Lockwood Elementary School received hugs at Wednesday’s Town Hall meeting from Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair, Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray and Clovis Fire […]

Swift disaster declaration offers relief

Staff and wire reports President Bush declared a major disaster in Curry and Quay counties Monday because of tornado damage, making residents in those regions eligible for federal funds. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners […]

Coaches surprised by seedings

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The Clovis Wildcats were seeded No. 5 by the New Mexico Activities Association selection committee Sunday. The Lady Cats earned a No. 2 seed as well. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer After the New Mexico Activities Association released the seedings for the round of 16 in the state basketball […]

Cats hope to relieve pain from losses

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis’ Bryce Hill will make it clear that the Wildcats’ two losses this season to District 4-5A rival Hobbs have hurt. The Cats (22-4) hope to relieve their pain today when they travel to Hobbs (25-1) for a shot at the district tournament championship in a 7 p.m. clash. […]

USSSA state softball: Smokin earns first championship

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Smokin hadn’t won a state softball championship since Priscilla Sanchez formed the team about 15 years ago, and didn’t expect to win one last weekend. The Clovis-based squad not only won the Class E title at Guy Leeder Complex and Spencer Field, but went virtually unchallenged through four games […]

Greyhounds hope to rebound after difficult start to season

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspaper PORTALES — It’s hardly desperation time for the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team, but coach Shawn Scanlan would like to see the Greyhounds get on track pretty soon. After winning back-to-back Lone Star Conference South Division titles, ENMU has battled injuries and a fairly challenging early schedule during […]