Friday morning briefing: Going green, flapjacks and Baretta walks

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Going green There’s a St. Patrick’s Day auction and craft bazaar from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wheatfields Senior Living Community, 4701 N. Prince St. It’s open to the public and proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Information: 762-8700. Breakfast treat Are you thinking flapjacks? There’s […]

Cannon offers self defense course

USAF: Tech. Sgt. Deidre E.E. Hines U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chuck East, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, uses Raejean Toledo, base Shopette assistant shift manager, to demonstrate an effective arm-bar technique to another student during a self defense class on April 29 at Cannon. The class was offered during April in recognition of […]

ENMU professor on crusade against hunger

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Freedom New Mexico: Janet Bresenham Roberto Mancusi, left, and the Rev. Jeff Symonds sort through food donations at the First United Methodist Church of Portales, which will be given to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and the Portales Dream Center. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Roberto Mancusi does more than just talk […]

Former Giant walks for recovery workers

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico George Martin was a Giant on the field, and he’s also a giant off the field. Martin is walking across the country, more than 3,500 miles in total, to benefit the rescue and recovery workers from the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001. He passed his journey’s […]

Love for people inspires military chaplains

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe Most military chaplains, who come from all walks of life, have a love for people that inspired their decisions to pursue the chaplaincy and motivate them to serve. “I have the greatest job in the world,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Eusebia Rios of the 27th Special Operations Wing Chapel. “The […]

American 9-10s advance to finals

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson American’s Antonio Hicks slides in safely with a fourth-inning run on a wild pitch as Zia pitcher Dayton Anson covers the plate during Monday’s District 3 Little League 9-10 all-star matchup at Dickenson Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The American All-Stars erupted late and ran away to a […]

Red-hot Cowboys down ENMU

CNJ staff PORTALES — Maybe the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team should have played New Mexico Highlands early in the season. The Greyhounds fared much better against the Cowboys than in their earlier clash, but the result was the same — an 11-7 loss on Tuesday night at Greyhound Field. Two weeks earlier, Highlands […]

CHS grad Davis solid for Pioneers

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High graduate Darren Davis is in his second season at Wayland Baptist University, and has been one of the Pioneers’ top pitchers this season. Davis is 3-5 with a 4.79 earned run average in 11 appearances, including 10 starts. He has six complete games and two shutouts, including a […]

Little League: American beats Quay in 13-14 tourney final

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Quay County’s Jantzen Darnell pitches the ball to Clovis American’s Adrian Loya during Tuesday’s New Mexico District 3 Little League 13-14 division championship game at Brady Field. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis American All-Stars didn’t need a big attack to win the New Mexico District 3 Little […]

American walks away with lopsided win

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Clovis American right fielder Justin Graham, 10, comes up short as he dives for a fly ball during their game against Roosevelt County All Stars Wednesday at Beachum Field. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Clovis American took advantage of 13 walks, a hit batsman and four errors to pound Roosevelt County 20-2 […]

Clovis baseball team goes 3-1 for weekend

CNJ STAFF PLAINVIEW, Texas — Matt Ulibarri went 5-for-8 and scored four runs Saturday as Clovis swept past Plainview 8-2 and 11-1 in a West Texas Baseball League doubleheader. Clovis (6-4) completed a 3-1 weekend after splitting a doubleheader at Lubbock Coronado on Friday — losing 5-4 and winning 3-1. Ulibarri went 2-for-4 in Saturday’s […]

Walks costly for Hounds at Highlands

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Less than 24 hours after committing 10 errors in a game, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team turned in an errorless performance Wednesday afternoon against New Mexico Highlands. Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, freshman pitchers Josh Stephenson and Keith Balderaz struggled with control — 10 walks, three hit batsmen […]

Walkin’ … Just for the health of it

Michelle Seeber Mall walkers find the early-morning shelter of North Plains Mall ideal for all-weather exercise. Can walking help you live longer? Winnie Moore, 93, of Clovis, says it can. She “faithfully” walks five days a week at North Plains Mall to maintain low cholesterol and a healthy heart. She said she started walking at […]

American gains finals

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Clovis American first baseman Lucas Walthers throws a Roswell Noon Optimist runner out from his knees in Tuesday’s losers bracket final of the state 9-10 Llittle League tournament at Beachum Field. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner Clovis American managed only three hits, all in the final inning, but took advantage of 12 walks […]

American holds on late in Minor League tournament

By Dave Wagner Clovis American finished the District 3 Minor League All-Star tournament unbeaten — barely. American built a six-run lead and held off a furious last-ditch rally by Clovis Zia for an 11-10 win Thursday night at Dickensen Field. American (3-0) advanced to state competition which it will host beginning July 25. The American […]

Clovis wins summer opener

CNJ Staff HOBBS — Sean Cruce went 4 for 5, leading a 16-hit attack, and the Clovis Wildcats opened their 2003 summer schedule with a 16-4 victory over Hobbs Saturday afternoon. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was cancelled due to rain and lightning. The Cats scored four runs in the second for a […]