Veteran profile: Mark Cage, U.S. Navy

Courtesy photo Mark Cage Alisa Boswell Name: Mark Cage Military background: 11 years active duty in U.S. Navy and New Mexico National Guard; 8 years in Navy Reserve, all in law enforcement. Current career: A lieutenant with the Portales Police Department. What was one of your most significant military experiences? We were traveling through the […]

Tiger’s tale: A few quick facts about the zoo’s latest feline resident

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tonjia Rolan Sooner, a Bengal tiger, was born in a wildlife preserve in Wynnewood, Okla., in May. When he arrived in Clovis at 11 weeks old, he barely had his eyes open. Today he is thriving under the care of Mark Yannotti, assistant zoo director at Hillcrest Park Zoo, who […]

Hounds tie school 3-point mark in 110-73 rout

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero University of the Southwest’s Rondell Thomas dribbles through ENMU’s Greg McFarland, left, and Max Carrier during Monday’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds improved to 7-1 with a 110-73 victory. Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team certainly has its mojo going. Now the Greyhounds hope […]

ENMU squads mark school first in sweep

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FNM correspondent: Joshua Lucero ENMU’s Max Carrier goes over Oklahoma Panhandle State’s Jared Messer for a shot during Tuesday’s game against Oklahoma Panhandle State at Greyhound Arena. The Hounds improved to 2-1 with a 107-75 victory over the Aggies. Dave Wagner PORTALES — Tuesday night was special for Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams — […]

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 […]

Zias clinch LSC tournament berth

CNJ staff Coaches Mark Ribaudo of Eastern New Mexico University and Don Carthel of West Texas A&M have seen the “Wagon Wheel” rivalry from both sides. Ribaudo spent five seasons as an assistant at WT and has now been at ENMU for 15 years, the last seven as head coach. Carthel played for and graduated […]

Lighthouse holding ceremony for second shelter

CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission will hold a ceremony to mark the opening of its second shelter. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 8 at 500 L Casillas Boulevard, said Richard Gomez, administrator for the mission. “We’re going to be able to house mothers and children in the old shelter, and house single […]

Area businessmen appointed to board

CNJ staff Three eastern New Mexico businessmen will serve in key positions on the New Mexico Restaurant Association board, according to a press release issued Wednesday by the organization. In Clovis, Chris Bryant from Foxy Drive-In and Tom Martin from Taco Box are honorary directors for the association and will continue to serve on the […]

CCC appoints two to labor board

CNJ staff The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees met Wednesday morning in Room 512 of the college. The board approved the appointment of two members to its Labor Management Relations board, according to college President Becky Rowley. They include Rick Switzer of BNSF Railway to represent labor and plumbing company owner Mark Carpenter to […]

Hounds hope to make noise in LSC

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU’s Ronnie Slater tries to drag down running back Melvis Hawkins in the first half of the Greyhounds’ Green & Silver scrimmage on Saturday at Greyhound Stadium. Dave Wagner Despite the above-average heat this week, Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo wishes the Greyhounds had a game this […]

Teacher’s lessons left their mark

A couple of weeks ago we got to know B.J. Pierce, world Champion tiedown calf roper. This week I’d like you to meet B.J. Pierce, gifted school teacher. After about 13 years of solid rodeoing, B.J. retired from rodeo, and began teaching school. He taught sixth grade — “whatever classes needed teaching,” and began training […]

Pair of Robles fourth-quarter TDs keep Curry Cats unbetean

Freedom New Mexico CNJ STAFF Manuel Robles scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, and the Curry County Cats escaped a halftime deficit to defeat the New Mexico Black Hawks 13-6 Sunday in Los Lunas. With the win, the Cats (3-0) are now the only perfect team in the New Mexico Premier League. The Black Hawks […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Mark Kieweg

USAF photo Airman 1st Class Mark Kieweg • Name: Airman 1st Class Mark Kieweg • Hometown: Park Falls, Wis. • Air Force career field: Vehicle operations • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Accomplishments: Kieweg works in vehicle operations and has been stationed at Cannon Air Force Base since 2009. In 2010 he […]

Hounds tie school 3-point mark in 98-82 win

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Junior guard Stefan Mirabal led a 3-point barrage, hitting 8-of-12 and finishing with 28 points, and Eastern New Mexico University’s men snapped a three-game losing streak Saturday with a 98-82 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over Abilene Christian. The Greyhounds (8-10, 3-3 South) tied a school record with 17 […]

Airmen working to prevent DWIs

Gabriel Monte As parties and celebrations mark calendars during the Christmas and New Year holiday, Cannon Air Force Base airmen are fighting to prevent another kind of mark on fellow airmen’s records: DWI. DWI convictions are taken seriously within the military community, according to Cannon Air Force Base public affairs. Punishment is at a commander’s […]

Hounds entertain No. 4-ranked Abilene Christian

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tony Valenzuela looks to make a block for ENMU kick returner Arvin Jackson during the Greyhounds’ game against Central Oklahoma two weeks ago. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Mark Ribaudo has no illusions about playing Abilene Christian. The Eastern New Mexico University football coach acknowledges the Greyhounds will have […]

Zias reach .500 mark, sweep Lady Aggies

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team trailed only briefly at the start of the third game Tuesday night and the Zias cruised to a sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State 25-18, 25-19, 25-21 at Greyhound Arena. Junior middle blocker Jessica King had eight kills, five aces and five block assists while […]

Anniversaries — Oct. 10

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Carey Bill and Susan Carey of Clovis celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary Oct. 6, 2010, in Branson, Mo. The couple was married Oct. 6, 1965, in Mesquite, Texas. They have six children, Scott Carey, Robin Bateman, Tim Carey, Jennifer Fields, Mark Carey and Holly Breeden; and 14 grandchildren. He is a retired Clovis police chief […]

ENMU graduate makes artistic mark on lottery

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Courtesy photo: New Mexico Lottery Eastern New Mexico University graduate Jessica Quintana designed the popular new KISS scratchers for the New Mexico Lottery. She said her time at ENMU still affects her work today. Argen Duncan An Eastern New Mexico University graduate has displayed her art in 1,100 locations, worked with rock band KISS and […]

Hounds’ coach Mark Ribaudo’s comments on LSC media day

Sixth-year Eastern New Mexico University coach Mark Ribaudo spoke about his team July 22 during the Lone Star Conference football media day at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.