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Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of UDC met at the Vines Restaurant for their monthly meeting. Hostess was Mary Louise Childress, Jane Hilliard led the pledges and Laura Nelson read the ritual. Bess Jones gave the invocation. Peg Kline read a card from the City of Portales. The club received a […]

Hounds coach keeps Spring Silver & Green scrimmage short and sweet

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Junior quarterback Wes Wood is forced out of bounds on a by defensive back Linvel Mosby during the first quarter of Saturday’s Green & Silver game at Greyhound Stadium. Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Mark Ribaudo says he’s happy with the progress his Eastern New Mexico University football team has […]

Hounds ready for spring game

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University’s offensive linemen, at least the healthy ones, are getting a healthy amount of work during spring drills. Only seven have participated in spring workouts, coach Mark Ribaudo said, meaning several of those players are getting extra reps as the Greyhounds try to rebuild that group […]

Press release: Clovis MainStreet wins award

The New Mexico MainStreet Program celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday with an awards banquet in Albuquerque. The evening brought together representatives from all 23 New Mexico MainStreet communities, national MainStreet luminaries and various local leaders to honor the program’s silver anniversary. “New Mexico MainStreet has been a vital part of our economic development over the […]

Silver squad posts victory at Green and Silver Game

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Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Green running back Troy Harris pulls a gang of Silver tacklers with him on a run during Saturday’s Green and Silver Game at Greyhound Stadium. By Karl Terry: FNM Correspondent BLACKWATER DRAW — With the NFL draft winding down and April waning, football fans got […]

Southwest Cheese takes gold in international cheese contest

Freedom New Mexico Southwest Cheese in Clovis is once again world class. Southwest Cheese took home gold, silver and bronze medals Thursday at the 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. The first place, or gold medal, was garnered in the colby cheese category. Southwest Cheese also took second in the colby category for […]

Salvation Army receives more gold, silver coins

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Maj. Tammy Ray of the Clovis Salvation Army proudly displays the gold and silvers coins that someone deposited Friday in one of its kettles. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer During her daily six-hour post at Walgreen’s, Cindy Mendoza makes sure to say hello, goodbye and “Merry Christmas” to everyone […]

Western rolls past Hounds

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — The courts were reversed on Saturday, and essentially so were the roles. Western New Mexico, which scored just two points in the first eight minutes against Eastern New Mexico University and trailed the entire way in the teams’ season opener Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena, turned everything around this time. […]

Zias rally past Western in series finale

CNJ staff SILVER CITY, Texas — Senior center fielder Laura Thompson belted a go-ahead, two-run homer in the top of the sixth inning and Eastern New Mexico University held on for a 6-4 win over Western New Mexico on Thursday in the rubber match of a three-game softball series. Thompson, a native of Towcester Northants, […]

Zias salvage split

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — Western New Mexico hit the Eastern New Mexico University softball team with a stunning finish to Wednesday’s first game and an equally stunning start to the second. Shortstop Kristen Barr capped a five-run seventh inning with a two-out, walkoff grand slam to give the Mustangs a 12-11 win in the […]

Two students win Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Melissa Redman, 16, of Silver City and Jennifer Sanchez, 14, of La Luz are New Mexico’s top youth volunteers for 2009 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

March 15, 2009 Engagements

Polomski-Tivis Michael and Linda Polomski of Silver City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, MikaJo Beck Polomski of Silver City to Trevor Scott Tivis, of House, son of Danny and Peggy Tivis of House. The couple will exchange vows June 20, 2009, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Silver City. […]

Lowered gas prices keep mischief at bay

Freedom New Mexico If there is anything resembling a silver lining in the current financial crisis, it is that the worldwide price of oil has fallen to around $70 a barrel, about half what it was some three months ago. Gasoline prices, which always lag behind oil prices, have begun to drop as well. This […]

Silver screen offers plenty of heroes

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York.” So begins the Shakespearean play, Richard III, as the misanthropic and misshapen title character vents his ambiguous response to his brother’s attainment of the throne. Anybody who has been exposed to this drama knows that […]

Senate President Pro Tem Altamirano dies at Silver City home

SILVER CITY — Senate President Pro Tem Ben Altamirano, the longest-serving member of the New Mexico Legislature, has died at his home in Silver City. He was 77. Gov. Bill Richardson made the announcement late Thursday, saying Altamirano was a true statesman whose love for New Mexico helped him earn the respect of everyone who […]

Trek for Trash results

CNJ Staff Results for Saturday’s Trek for Trash cleanup event in Clovis. • Golden Dumpster award — Clovis Community College Trio, 147 bags • Silver Dumpster award — Clovis High volleyball, 92 bags • Bronze Dumpster award — Teen Court, 72 bags Of note: 170 volunteers collected 376 bags of trash

Chosen Christians should be set apart from rest

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I am saving “boxtops” for my grandchildren’s school. While clipping and cutting from cereal and cake mix boxes, I think about my mother, who purchased a silverware set with coupons. When my parents were in seminary, we were on a tight budget. Yet, my mother believed that as a pastor’s […]

It’s their business: Clovis Antiques

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Clovis Antiques Location: 1709 E. Mabry Drive What they do: Sell antiques, collectibles, furniture care products and silver polish. Who’s in charge: Rose Sweeting is the owner. How long in business: Nine years. Contact: 763-1740, e-mail: clovisantiques@plateautel.net Hours of business: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. […]

Snapshot: Rep. Udall presents medals

WHAT: U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will present Congressional Medals to Victoria and Patrick Adams of Clovis, according to a press release from Udall’s office. Victoria, 16, is a Clovis High School student and her older brother, Patrick, 18, is a freshman at the University of New Mexico. Victoria will receive bronze and silver medals […]

Meetings watch: Clovis school board

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education met Tuesday evening at 1009 Main Street. The following is a summary of the meeting: • Clovis High School seniors Amanda Flanagan and Matthew Sena were recognized as Board of Education Scholarship Recipients. • Yucca Junior High School Family Consumer Community Leaders of America students, and their advisor, […]