Zias pull split to open softball campaign

Freshman shortstop Melissa Reynosa went 4-for-6 in Eastern New Mexico’s season-opening doubleheader, helping the Zias pull a split against Texas-Permian Basin and St. Mary’s to open the St. Mary’s Tournament. The Zias won their opener 4-1 over Permian Basin behind a solid pitching performance from freshman Alberta Medina, and dropped a 5-4 decision to a […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Shrimp on the boil and racing wiener dogs

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Shrimp on the boil The Eastern New Mexico University Portales Alumni Chapter and the ENMU Alumni Affairs Office is hosting their annual Shrimp Boil fundraiser to benefit ENMU scholarships Aug. 13 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Yam Theatre in downtown Portales. Entertainment will […]

Convicted killer Casillas given consecutive life sentences

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Anthony Casillas addresses members of Gary Payne’s family during his sentencing hearing Friday afternoon at the Curry County Courthouse. Casillas was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences for the 2008 shooting deaths of Payne and Melissa Ward. Kevin Wilson A Curry County judge sentenced Anthony Casillas to a pair of […]

Summer rain means weeds growing problem

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson A house located at 600 Maple, which neighbors said has long been vacant, is overrun with weeds in the front yard. Kevin Wilson Melissa Newman, or anybody else in Clovis, might take a day off from weed pulling. The weeds, thanks to a summer full of rain, aren’t taking any […]

Zias split with Cowgirls

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ENMU sophomore Samantha Davis fields a ground ball in the infield on Wednesday as the Zia split a doubleheader with New Mexico Highlands. The Zia won the first game 1-0, but dropped the nightcap 11-6. CNJ staff Kimberly Crouse pitched a four-hit shutout, and sophomore Melissa Williams’ bases-loaded walk was the difference in Eastern New […]

Two students win Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Melissa Redman, 16, of Silver City and Jennifer Sanchez, 14, of La Luz are New Mexico’s top youth volunteers for 2009 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Families share Thanksgiving plans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Fern Acuff puts a homemade cherry pie in the oven Wednesday at her home in north Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Melissa Carpenter’s family is starting a new Thanksgiving tradition this year. The men in her family are traveling to Dallas to attend the Dallas Cowboys game on […]

Nov. 18, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 9 through Wednesday: • Dustin S Higginbotham, 26, to Shamarie L. Kelly, 22, both of Plainview. • Harley D. Addler, 20, to Tammy Lynn Sena, 18, both of Clovis. • Jody Allen Pettyjohn, 30, to Jennifer Marie Pettyjohn, 31, both of Clovis. • Larry […]

Greigo-Montanez Wedding

Franchesca Griego of Clovis and Robert Montanez Jr. of Portales were joined in marriage July 8, 2006, at Faith Christian Family Church. The Rev. Peter Jaramillo performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mario and Suzette Griego of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Nick and Clara Griego of Clovis and […]

Thorne, Michael . “Mike”

Michael E. “Mike” Thorne, 71, of Clovis died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born March 17, 1934, in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Robert T. and Lois Vance Lamb. He was a respiratory therapist and former member of the Eagles, Odd Fellows and Kiwanis. He married Shirlee Jean […]

1/22 Honors

Elizabeth Greig, of Clovis, was named to the Kansas State University chapter of Phi Kappa honor society. Several Clovis Schools participated in a canned Food Challenge. They collected 7.933 total pounds of food. The following is a list of the winning classes: • Barry Elementary,Terri Dixon, second grade • Bella Vista,Amanda Ratledge, fourth grade • […]

Family members take different roads to graduation

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble summed up the graduation in way that you’d expect. “I think every one of our graduates has a unique and interesting story of how they arrived here today,” Gamble said in his closing statements. Though he meant all of the 220 […]

Lady Cats outgun Eldorado

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Clovis senior Tyisha Brown, driving to the basket against Eldorado’s Megan Hines, finished with a season-high 10 points off the bench. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. Rick White Aimee Hilburn did a little bit of everything on the court, including helping a teammate reinsert a loose contact lens. Fouled on the play that jarred her […]

Jeremy Camp’s songs come to Clovis

By Gary Mitchell With lyrics and music born out of the death of a loved one, up-and-coming Christian musical artist Jeremy Camp has been touching the hearts of music audiences around the nation. The 25-year-old singer/composer will perform in concert at 7:30 tonight at Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris St., in Clovis. Admission to […]