Clovis man drowns in Missouri lake

CNJ staff A 45-year-old Clovis man died Tuesday afternoon at a lake in Missouri. John W. Matelski slid off a water slide on a dock and fell into the water at the Lake of the Ozarks, according to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Matelski went under the water, briefly resurfaced and then […]

Hounds add football game at Northwest Missouri

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University has picked up a game against Mid-America Athletics Association power Northwest Missouri State for next season. The Greyhounds (5-6 in 2010) face the Bearcats, a 2010 NCAA Division II playoff semifinalist, in a noon (MDT) kickoff on Oct. 15 at Maryville, Mo. Northwest Missouri has been a Division […]

Hounds add Northwest Missouri State to 2011 grid schedule

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University has picked up a game against Mid-America Athletics Association power Northwest Missouri State for next season. The Greyhounds (5-6 in 2010) face the Bearcats, a 2010 NCAA Division II playoff semifinalist, in a noon (MDT) kickoff on Oct. 15 at Maryville, Mo. Northwest Missouri has been a […]

Homesteader instrumental in progress of eastern plains

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Arthur Worthington Cameron Sr. was born Nov. 15, 1852, in Augusta, Iowa, to Catherine S. Kelly and William Cameron. He was named for his two uncles, Arthur and Edward Worthington. He grew up and was educated in the Augusta schools. In 1875, Arthur moved to Missouri where he married Martha […]

Missouri Southern tops Zias

CNJ staff EMPORIA, Kan. — Junior guard Jasmine Lovejoy shot 8-for-12 from the field en route to 21 points Saturday, lifting Missouri Southern to a 76-58 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the ESU Tip-Off Classic, hosted by Emporia State. Sophomore forward Michelle hedgecock aadded a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds for […]

Fugitive Klinker arrested while watching movie

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Missouri man wanted on a federal fugitive warrant didn’t get to finish watching the newly released “Star Trek” movie in Clovis on Monday. For the second time in a month, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jerry Klinker on the same warrant, this time as he sat in […]

Texas police arrest Missouri man after hour-long chase

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A high-speed chase ended Wednesday after a Texas sheriff’s deputy shot out the front tires on a pickup driven by a man who fled from Quay County Sheriff’s deputies. At 12:52 p.m., a Texas Department of Public Safety official said they had arrested Kyle Martin Bond, 24, of Jefferson […]

Joy from material items short-lived

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist When Daddy and Mother were in seminary, the money was tight. So we looked for entertainment that was inexpensive and accessible. I remember a trip when our family and another family took a trip to the Missouri State Fair in 1955. The Missouri State Fair was quite an attraction to […]

PRMC administrator adds Tucumcari duties

Freedom New Mexico staff Hoyt Skabelund has been named the new hospital administrator for Dr. Dan. C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, in addition to his continuing role as administrator of Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, according to a Presbyterian Healthcare Services press release. Skabelund will take over the Dan C. Trigg administrator role […]

Zias fall twice on first day of tourney

Freedom Newspapers SEARCY, Ark. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team had chances on Friday against quality opponents, but came up short both times in a tournament hosted by Harding University. The Zias (2-9) saw their losing streak reach seven with setbacks to Henderson State (Ark.) 30-21, 35-33, 33-31 and to Missouri Southern 30-19, […]

No. 17 Mules post win over Hounds

CNJ staff WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Senior center Alonzo Brooks led four Central Missouri players in double figures with 24 points and the 17th-ranked Mules pulled away with a 14-0 run which spanned halftime on Saturday for a 92-65 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Central Missouri Classic. Brooks went 11-of-14 from the field […]

Hounds and Zias take road trips

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s early to begin Lone Star Conference South Division play, but that’s what the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team is about to do. The Zias (2-0) will be in Canyon, Texas, to meet Adams State at 1 p.m. (MST) today before facing division rival West Texas A&M […]

Hounds make SSC soccer tourney

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team clinched its first Southwest Soccer Conference tournament berth Wednesday when last-place Missouri Southern and Northeastern State played to a scoreless in a match at Joplin, Mo. The Greyhounds (4-10-3, 1-5-2 SSC), who finished their league slate with Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to West Texas […]

ENMU’s Jackson fighting through injuries

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Much to his chagrin, Eastern New Mexico University junior Donnell Jackson will have to be an assistant coach today when the Greyhounds end their Southwest Soccer Conference and regular-season schedule against rival West Texas A&M at the ENMU pitch. One of several players remaining from the original […]

Those who believe won’t be left behind

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Over the last several years, “Left Behind” has been a popular Christian fiction book series. I read the first book because I had met one of the book’s authors, Tim LaHaye. I found myself waiting for the next in the series to come out. Because of the series’ success, countless […]

5/14 Reunions

USS Missouri The 33rd reunion of the USS Missouri (BB-63) Association is Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 in Portland, Maine. All veterans and interested parties are invited to attend. For more information, contact Herb Fahr, membership chairman, at (516) 931-1759 or mobb63mo@aol.com.

Vantrease, Brenda “B. J.”

Brenda “B. J.” Vantrease, 59, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 30, 1946, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to Betty Jane and John Thomas Vantrease. She grew up in Dora and graduated from high school in 1965. She married Andy Nichols on Oct. 29, 1965, in […]

Central Missouri State turns back Hounds in Las Vegas event

Freedom Newspapers LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Senior guard Michael Hicks scored 29 points Friday night to lift 14th-ranked Central Missouri State to a 75-67 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the first game of the NCAA Division II High Desert Classic at the McDermott Physical Education Center on the campus of UNLV. Hicks led […]

Hounds, Zias head out on road trips

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team will travel nearly 800 miles to Las Vegas, Nev., this weekend to face two teams from Missouri in the NCAA Division II High Desert Shootout. The ENMU women, meantime, have an even longer trip. The Zias (6-2) play back-to-back games on […]

Heat gets best of Hounds

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Running in abnormal heat, Eastern New Mexico University didn’t qualify anyone for the NCAA Division II national cross country meet in Saturday’s South Central Regional, hosted by Abilene Christian. Kenyan freshman Felix Boit, ENMU’s top hope of qualifying, was in 12th place with about 100 meters left in the 10-kilometer […]