Baskett feels at home in return to Philly

By Jon Marks: Special to the CNJ PHILADELPHIA— Hank Baskett likely won’t forget his 28th birthday for a long time. Clovis’ claim to NFL fame learned shortly after he woke up a week ago Saturday he had survived cutdown day with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he’s been welcomed back after a year away playing for […]

ENMU guard Nelson opts not to return

CNJ staff PORTALES — Guard Reggie Nelson, Eastern New Mexico University’s co-leading scorer during the 2009-10 basketball season, will not be back for the Greyhounds this season. Hounds coach Andrew Helton said Nelson, who would have been a senior at ENMU, wanted to play closer to his home in Tyler, Texas. “I wish Reggie the […]

Start of school inching closer

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Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Brown Early Childhood Center secretary Tanya Baca works at her desk Friday at the school. The Brown secretaries returned to work for the new school year this week. Argen Duncan Decorating bulletin boards, installing landscaping, going to meetings, ordering food. School employees in Clovis and Portales are getting ready for […]

Thursday morning briefing: National Day of Prayer and return of the wind

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Prayer info It’s National Day of Prayer. Some things you might not know about this annual observance: • Participants are asked to focus prayer on seven “centers of power”: Government, military, media, business, education, church and family. • It was created in 1952 by a […]

Education column: Educators deserve thanks, recognition

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Recently, I was talking to one of our principals and he shared an inspiring story with me about one of his students. It seems this student had become a runaway and a dropout. However, the school kept following up on this student and was able to get him to […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. April 1 an officer responded to a residence in the 1400 block of Piedmont for a report of lost property. A woman said a couple hours prior she was in the drive-through of her bank to deposit her tax […]

Census responses close to 2000 numbers

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Courtesy illustration Census return rates are up to 54 percent in Clovis and 60 percent in Curry County as of Monday according to www.census2010.gov. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Nearly a month after Census questionnaires were mailed to residents, return rates are approaching the numbers seen 10 years ago. As of Monday, Clovis has […]

Letters to the editor: Rooting for Christian spirit’s return

Rooting for Christian spirit’s return Not long ago, “fighting spirit” was what took hold when the Clovis Wildcats competed against Alamogordo. It was a competitive attitude encouraged in sports but frowned upon elsewhere because Clovis was a hand-shaking, hat-tipping town where neighbors respected neighbors. Civility and kindness were not only encouraged, they were expected as […]

Hounds, Zias face difficult tests in return to action

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Zias freshman guard Sorrel Huntington, who has started the last three games for Eastern New Mexico, scored a season-high 10 points in the Zias’ 69-68 win Dec. 21 against Texas Woman’s. By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Saturday will easily be one of the most challenging days in the history […]

Suspended players to return for ENMU

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University football coach Mark Ribaudo said Tuesday that four players suspended last week for “violation of university policy” will be active for Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at 14th-ranked Texas A&M-Kingsville. Included were sophomore quarterback J.J. Harp, the NCAA Division II leader in passing yards per […]