Hoop Shoot organizer aims to teach respect, loyalty

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Benna Sayyed Clovis youth ages 8 to 13 will have a chance to showcase their basketball shot Sunday in a competition aimed at teaching respect, dedication, loyalty and self-esteem. Dean Marney, coordinator of the Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program in Clovis and exalted ruler of the Clovis-Portales Elks lodge, recently visited Clovis schools […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Starting the Smithsonian, and a shoot-‘em-up.

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing.

Ex-ENMU coach still bears pain of player’s death

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Courtesy photo Ron Milam joined the Army after graduating from ENMU, where he played basketball. Kevin Wilson When Earl Diddle saw the news Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been killed, his first thought was of his daughter Colby. She was doing a fashion shoot in Manhattan when two planes hit the World Trade […]

Clovis teen recovering from shooting

CNJ staff A 17-year-old Clovis girl was in serious condition today at a Lubbock hospital after police said she was accidentally shot by a friend who was trying to shoot from a car. Police were called to 11th and Gidding streets just before 4 p.m. Thursday. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said Alexia Bruhn, 17, […]

Aggies shoot 61 percent to roll past Hounds

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Junior forward Troy Gillenwater led five New Mexico State players in double figures with 18 points Monday night as the Aggies raced past Eastern New Mexico University 98-72 in the Greyhounds’ final preseason exhibition game. Junior guard Hernst Laroche went 8-for-10 from the field and finished with 17 points for […]

Google Wave could be new face of collaborative work

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJstaff writer By Jenna DeWitt CNJ staff writer As a college student, I am a proud member of Generation Instant. Instant coffee, macaroni, banking, shopping, music and news. These things are all very important to us 20-somethings, born around the same time as the home computer. However, nothing is as important to […]

Assertiveness training 101 for toddlers

By Curtis K. Shelburne Sometimes I wonder about the “experts” who show up spurting on television morning shows. I was too busy with getting-ready-to-go busy-ness to be paying much attention, but my ears perked up recently when one expert was introduced as a “joy consultant.” Not a consultant named Joy. A “joy consultant.” I’m still […]

Hoop shoot set for Sunday

CNJ Staff The Fraternal Order of the Elks is holding its annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Middle School. Children between the ages of 8 and 13 are eligible. The winners advance to the state competition. Information: Dean Marney at 693-6898.

The day I didn’t shoot my eye out

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist It was a pretty embarrassing moment—that day years ago when I shot myself. I like to think of it as an accidental shooting, though I was holding the gun, and I was aiming carefully, and I did pull the trigger on purpose. I was intent on causing a death, […]

Nov. 21-27 What's Happening

Friday Turkey Shoot — Cannon Lanes. Bowl a score of 100 to win a turkey. Saturday Mystery Price Game — 5 p.m. to midnight, Cannon Lanes. participants will spin the wheel to determine game cost. Prices range from $1 to $2.25 per game.

Aug. 8, 2008 Sports Briefs

Friday Golf Shoot Out — 5 p.m. tee time. Whispering Winds Golf Course. Entry fee is $7 per person. Green and cart fees not included. Nine hole shooter will kick-off base championship tournament weekend. Saturday School and sports physicals — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Conducted by the 27th SOG for children of Cannon military […]

Local girls advances to Hoop Shoot nationals

CNJ staff PLANO, Texas — Niki Cordova of Yucca Middle School

Girls head for Hoop Shoot super-regional

CNJ staff Two local girls have come through three rounds of the Elks-sponsored Hoop Shoot free throw contest and are headed to the Dallas area this weekend for super-regional competition. Niki Cordova, a 13-year-old student at Yucca Middle School, is competing in the girls age 12-13 division while 11-year-old Carrie Sharp, a student at Bella […]

Police respond to suicide threat

Freedom New Mexico A suicidal 47-year-old Curry County man was placed in protective custody Friday morning after he threatened to shoot police officers. City, county and state law enforcement officers and Clovis’ mobile command unit were deployed to the scene before the situation ended without incident, according to Curry County Sheriff Matt Murray. The man […]

Reports: Man jailed after shooting threat

CNJ Staff A 23-year-old Clovis man is in jail after threatening to shoot his girlfriend Monday if she turned him in for using drugs, according to police reports. Norman Williams was arrested around 4:30 p.m. Monday after police found him driving near the home he shared with his girlfriend in the 2000 block of Chaparral […]

2/19 Letters to the editor

Media should give Cheney accident rest Dick Cheney unfortunately was involved in a hunting accident. That’s all it was. There are many hunting accidents each year. Hunters shoot themselves with their own guns; they shoot fellow hunters; they shoot livestock by mistake, and so on. It is amazing the press just can’t leave Cheney alone. […]

Part 2: John Childers, killer who came to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist We learned in part one John W. Childers Jr. survived a long court trial down in Las Cruces for killing a prominent attorney. Money and power behind the scenes caused Childers to be acquitted. His rich and powerful father and attorneys, with the help of three famous New Mexicans, aided […]

Internet hunting shameful practice

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist New Mexico has the darker side of the wild, wild west in a headlock with her stubborn refusal to outlaw the barbarian practice of drugging chickens, strapping razors to their claws and letting them fight to death under the guise of sport. Cockfighting it’s called. Could anything be dumber? Well, […]

Clovis group enjoys bowhunting

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Paul McAlister, center, and Lonnie Pickel, right, practice at the Clovis Bowhunter’s range north of Ned Houk Park. In the summer the Clovis Bowhunters practice at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Staff photo: John Eisel By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer For someone not used to firing an arrow, the pressure bulges in the collar bone, biceps […]

Coyotes reminder that West still wild

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist I’m not going to choose sides when it comes to ranchers and coyotes. That’s another one of those political hot potatoes. Let’s just say I admire the coyote for expanding its range despite being shot, trapped, poisoned and dodging the growth of civilization across the North American continent. The first […]