Greyhounds drop opener at Southern Nazarene

CNJ Staff BETHANY, Okla. — Junior running back Brandon Smith capped a 92-yard drive with a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown plunge in the final minute of the half, giving Southern Nazarene the lead for good Saturday night in a storm-delayed 16-9 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the season opener for both teams. The game […]

Hounds trail in weather-delayed game

Bethany, Okla. — Southern Nazarene leads Eastern New Mexico University 10-7 early in the second half of a weather-interrupted game Saturday.At 8 p.m., the game had been delayed by lightning for more than an hour.

June 30, 2008 Weddings

Rockley-Sanders Natasha Rockley of Stillwater, Okla., and Shane Sanders of Clovis were joined in marriage May 23, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Okla. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Natalie Rockley of Stillwater, Okla. The groom is the son of Joe and Charmain Howard of Clovis. The couple will reside […]

June 11, 2008 Military Digest

Woodard Michael S. Woodard has joined the U.S. Air Force under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to enlist and delay going into basic military training for up to one year. Woodard, a 2008 graduate of Cherokee High School, Okla., has reported to Lackland Air Force Base in […]

Aggies’ Reid selected all-region

CNJ staff NORMAN, Okla. — Junior Travis Reid was one of two New Mexico State University golfers chosen to the Golf Coaches Association of America’s Division I Ping All-Southwest Region team, announced Thursday. The Clovis High graduate was the Aggies’ top player his year, averaging 72.74 strokes over 38 rounds, highlighted by a 66 in […]

East Central hurts Hounds’ tourney bid

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s bid for the program’s first trip to the Lone Star Conference baseball tournament took a turn for the worse Sunday as East Central beat the Greyhounds 9-6 in the completion of a game suspended on Saturday by lightning and 13-7 in the regularly scheduled contest. The […]

Hounds roll past East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Junior right-hander Thomas Green pitched eight solid innings and was backed by a 16-hit attack Saturday as Eastern New Mexico University pounded East Central 13-4 in the first game of a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. The second game was suspended by lightning with one out in the bottom of […]

April 13, 2008 Birthdays

Taliaferro Eldean Taliaferro of Clovis celebrated his 80th birthday on April 11, 2008. A celebration was hosted by his family. Eldean Taliaferro was born April 11, 1928, in Elk City, Okla. He has six children, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

East Central trounces Hounds

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s chances for a berth in the Lone Star Conference postseason baseball tournament took a hit on Friday. East Central got a complete game from freshman right-hander Wes Hager and home runs from first baseman Zach Hammons and right fielder Dusty Rowland in cruising to a […]

Zias thumped twice in crossover

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Bad early innings did in the Eastern New Mexico University softball team on Sunday. Cameron scored five times in the top of the first en route to a 10-1 victory over the Zias, then Southeastern Oklahoma turned a throwing error by catcher Michelle Anderson into six unearned runs in the […]

Mustangs edge Zias in nine innings

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Midwestern State pushed over the winning run on a two-out error in the bottom of the ninth Saturday to edge Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 in the Lone Star Conference softball crossover tournament, hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma. Earlier Saturday, the Zias dropped a 4-2 decision to Central Oklahoma. ENMU (17-20) […]

Zias win 2 of 3 in crossover

CNJ staff DURANT, Okla. — Catcher Lauren Rome went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and five RBIs Friday night as Northeastern State pounded out 17 hits in handing Eastern New Mexico University a 9-2 loss in the Lone Star Conference softball crossover tournament, hosted by Southeastern Oklahoma. Earlier, the Zias (17-18) extended their winning […]

Zias sweep Lady Aggies

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team stepped outside Lone Star Conference South Division play Wednesday, and it was just what the doctor ordered. The Zias snapped a nine-game losing streak — all within the division — with a 7-3, 5-1 sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State. Sophomore second baseman Rebecca […]

Lawyer Otto Smith, Clovis family beloved

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist My mother and us three kids came to town (Clovis) from the farm and met Otto Smith in the summer of 1944. She asked Smith if he would be her lawyer in the divorce of her husband. Smith said he would and immediately asked my mother if my brother, 16-year-old […]

Zias absorb setback at Northeastern State

CNJ staff TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Dani Watson scored from inside the box in the 25th minute, and the Northeastern State RiverHawks made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday in Lone Star Conference women’s soccer. ENMU sophomore Samantha Lawrence had a streak of five consecutive matches with a […]

Sept. 16 Engagement

Priest-Jones Layton Priest of Artesia announces the engagement and approaching marriage of his daughter, Starla L. Priest of Yukon, Okla. to Nathan M. Jones, of Yukon, Okla. He is the son of Mark Jones of Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Lynn Miller of Owasso, Okla. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. Sept. 29, 2007, […]

July 8, 1964

Officers were investigating a burglary at Sears, which was located at 701 Main. An undetermined amount of clothing was taken. … Jerry Leon Shed had his jail sentence deferred by Judge E.T. Hensley Jr., after being picked up in Oklahoma for breaking and entering. He was picked up in Ardmore Okla. with a skull in […]

Dentist ‘person of interest’ in homicides

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A local dentist serving a life sentence for killing a Clovis woman is considered a “person of interest” in connection with four unsolved homicides in Oklahoma, according to a spokeswoman for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigators. Jessica Brown said Saturday that agents are investigating whether James Smith is connected […]

Johnson, Vera A.

Vera Alice Johnson, 85, of Clovis died Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Born Oct. 25, 1920, in Bokchito, Okla., to Zephery and Samuel North, she grew up in Ogden, Okla. She was active in the school choir that performed at the Cotton Bowl and the Texas 100-Year Celebration. She married Virgil […]

Dale, Lora

Lora Dale, 87, of Muleshoe died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. Born Oct. 20, 1918, in Eric, Okla., she married Roland Deweet Dale in Eric on Feb. 13, 1937. She and her family moved from Eric to the Muleshoe community on Jan. 1, 1949. She was a homemaker and a member […]