Zias seek to mount title run

Dave Wagner PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s team has made it to the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament just once in its eight-year history. The Zias finished 11th in the then-12-team LSC last season, and were picked for last in the revised eight-team league this year. First-year coach Todd Padgett, though, thinks […]

Friday morning briefing: Big weekend, mount up and maybe some weekend rain

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Big weekend In case you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here’s a smattering to choose from: • Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping 9 a.m. today through Sunday, indoors at the Curry County Events Center. • Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta. Dinner’s at […]

Board names Terry Myers superintendent

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Myers Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education named Terry Myers as the new superintendent Wednesday. The board announced their selection after a three-hour special session. Myers, superintendent for the Mount Pleasant (Texas) Independent School District, was offered a three-year contract with a base salary of $151,000. Wichita Falls (Texas) Independent School District […]

Sermon on the Mount timeless, timely

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist One of the most beautiful portions of Scripture in the Bible is the sermon that Jesus delivered sitting on the side of a mountain near Capernaum. Thus it is called the Sermon on the Mount. That sermon contains three well known passages: The Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer and The Golden […]

Oct. 11, 1980

D.A. Lowery of Clovis, technician for the Central Curry Soil and Water Conservation District, was selected to work on a project at Mount St. Helens. … Curry County United Way workers gained $71,954.27 toward their goal of $200,000 in the first week of the United Way Campaign. … An 18-year-old airman stationed at Cannon Air […]

Residents come to each other’s aid

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Adam Turboville cleans debris and tree limbs from his roof Saturday morning in the 1400 block of Eastridge Street. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Neighbors were out in force Saturday morning, working together to clean debris from one of several tornadoes that struck the Clovis area Friday night. About a […]

Happiness comes when we learn to trust in God

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist What are the ingredients for a happy life? How do we find happiness? With the Galilean countryside stretching out below him and the Sea of Galilee in the distance, Jesus, in what we call “The Sermon on the Mount,” talked to his listeners about the Kingdom of God and […]

Roy G. Penix

Roy G. Penix Date of birth: Nov. 29, 1925 Dates of service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Tucumcari Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Navy Rank: Seaman 1st class Unit and specialty: USS Mount Olympus, 3rd Amphibious Force Lives in: Lindon, Utah In his words: With his father’s help, Penix obtained a job with the […]

2/24 amos

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew   Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation.                                                                         laps in the sun   boss i ve said it before and i ll say it again – life ain t easy beneath […]

Donkey races summer high point

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Kids in my hometown had a summer bonus — donkeys they could ride all day long each year, free of charge. All they had to do was catch them, and my friends had the scars to prove it, mainly tooth marks on their behinds. This unique situation came about when […]

Moffett, Margia

Margia L. Moffett, 76, a longtime resident of Belen, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005. She was born Feb. 3, 1929, in Vanoss, Okla. Family members said she was a caring mother who devoted her life to the care of her disabled son, along with the care of her entire family. She was preceded in death […]

Petty, Larry E.

Larry E. Petty  Services: Have been held. Larry E. Petty, 56, of Fort Sumner, died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at his home. He was born on Jan. 26, 1949, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to Gilbert E. and Oleta Marie Petty. He married Louise Prather on Aug. 20, 1970, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He attended school […]

Hammond, Margie

Margie Hammond Services: Have been held. Mrs. Margie Prather Hammond, 77, of Mount Pleasant, Texas, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at her home. She was born on May 5, 1927, in Crowell, Texas, to Jack and Bonnie Prather. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mildred Cornelious; and two brothers, “Pecos” and […]

Mount, Esmeralda

Esmeralda Mount Services: Have been held. Esmeralda “Esmie” Mount, 66, of Clovis, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at her home. She was born on June 18, 1938, in La Loma, to Roman and Lugardita Romero Gonzalez. She married Michael Mount on June 9, 1967, in Clovis. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe […]