Education feature: James Bickley teams take top spot in problem-solving competition

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Courtesy photo Two James Bickley Elementary School Destination ImagiNation teams won first place in their division, both led by Gifted and Talented teacher Carol Littlejohn, far left. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For the third consecutive year, James Bickley Elementary School’s Destination ImagiNation teams took first place at a state tournament held in Albuquerque […]

2010’s first baby family’s third daughter

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Laura Larko and Chris Austin welcomed their third daughter, Aaliyah Lynn Austin, at 2:19 p.m. Saturday, making her the first baby to be born in 2010 at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Laura Larko has never had a baby on her due date. With her […]

ENMU’s Clay wins LSC weekly honor

Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Cat Clay has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Offensive Player of the Week for her performance in the Zias win at Cameron. The Deming native paced the Zias with a 22-point performance, leading ENMU to a 79-74 win Saturday at Cameron. She hit five 3-pointers […]

Education digest: CHS band finishes third in tourney

CHS band finishes third in band tourney The Clovis Wildcat Band finished third in a Tournament of Bands competition in Las Cruces this past weekend. The band scored 91.15 and competed against 32 high school marching bands from New Mexico and Texas. The score is the highest the Wildcat Band has received in the Tournament […]

Hounds third in LSC cross country

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Freshman Jacob Lozano of Hobbs finished 11th in a time of 26 minutes, 27 seconds over eight kilometers, leading the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a third-place finish on Saturday in the LSC Championships, hosted by West Texas A&M. With 109 points, the Greyhounds finished behind […]

No. 2 Abilene Christian rallies past Hounds

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Junior running back Reggie Brown rushed for 235 yards and scored three fourth-quarter touchdowns Saturday night as second-ranked Abilene Christian rallied for a 44-33 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams. The Wildcats (5-0) held the high-powered Greyhounds to […]

Melrose water temporarily shut off

CNJ staff Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle said the city water system will temporarily be shut down as a crew works on line problems. Pyle said around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, there was a call of a water break at the corner of Missouri and Third streets. In the process of repairing the line, Pyle said, another […]

Meetings watch: School board votes for third-party audit of school staff

Highlights from the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday. • The board accepted applications for Title I migrant, state bilingual education, Title III English, Title I federal stimulus and Title I consolidated funding. The $1.4 million in stimulus funding would go toward hiring five language specialists and buying Read 180 • A gift […]

Reid tied for third in tournament

CNJ staff PROVO, Utah — Senior Travis Reid is in a tie for third after two rounds, leading the New Mexico State men’s golf team to fourth after two rounds of the at the PING Cougar Classic in Provo, Utah. The Aggies have a team score of 571, five-under part, at Riverside Country Club. The […]

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Ben Ray Luj

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Dec. 6, 2008 ENMU basketball capsules

CNJ Staff Men Central Oklahoma (7-1) at ENMU (2-4) When: 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 On the Net: www.enmusports.com Notes: The Bronchos, ranked third in NCAA Division II, suffered their first loss on Thursday at West Texas A&M 80-67 in their first true road […]

Rough third quarter grounds Falcons

USAF photo: Dennis Rogers Air Force freshman quarterback Tim Jefferson hands off to Falcon fullback Todd Newell during the 38-24 loss against Brigham Young University Nov. 15 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado. By Capt. Uriah Orland: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force Academy Falcons failed to […]

Third-ranked Lady Buffs sweep past Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Nicole Vanderploeg passes the ball during the third game of Wednesday’s Lone Star Conference volleyball match against West Texas A&M at Greyhound Arena. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — Wearing a sweat-soaked jersey by the end of the night, Veronica Valdez-Kent was the picture of a hard-working player […]

Voters deserve chance to set terms

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist In the last 12 months, mayors of Clovis and Portales have said it was time to go, even though no term limits existed. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it was time to stay, even though term limits do exist. Bloomberg is seeking a third term as mayor, despite the […]

Sept. 23, 2008 Business Digest

Suddenlink to offer new service Suddenlink will offer video on demand service programmed into their cable boxes to Clovis customers later this year, according to a Suddenlink press release. The service offers customers more than a third of the Suddenlink movie library for free, according to the release.

Third Salas brother sentenced in homicide

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Edward Salas listens Tuesday as District Court Judge Teddy Hartley announces his sentence for the first degree murder of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Tears flowed freely in District Judge Teddy Hartley’s courtroom Tuesday as child killer Edward Salas was sentenced to prison for at least […]

ENMU team roper third

CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Tyrell Flewelling climbed to third in team roping after Thursday’s performance at the College National Finals Rodeo. With a time of 7.4 seconds in the third-go, the ENMU

Park prepares for annual concert

Freedom New Mexico The Oasis State Park staff is preparing with the third annual Old Tyme Music concert. The funds raised by the concert go directly to the Friends of Oasis and are used for improvements at the park. The group and the state parks department must agree on how the money is used. The […]

Only God’s grading matters in life

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I can still remember math in the third grade at Highland Elementary in Clovis when my lack of math ability was displayed before my entire third grade classmates. This is the story. Whenever math time came during our school day, I would just cringe. Why? Because we had to do […]