Female fighters headline MMA event

CNJ staff Evolution Combat Sports is featuring an all-female pro card 7 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. The main event features a bout in the 125 pound weight class between Heather “Hurricane” Clark of Albuquerque and Jennifer “Superstar” Scott of Houston, Texas. An amateur card featuring fighters from Clovis, Hobbs and Portales is […]

A view from under the pew: a loose nut encounters amos

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hurling himself at the keyboard keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. a loose nut encounters amos boss […]

Experience pays off for Clovis fighter

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent After the opening bell for the third round, but before a punch could be thrown, Elijio Sena of Clovis pointedly looked in the direction of his opponent’s corner and laughed. In Mark Martinez’ corner, his trainer had just told his fighter that he “had been here before.” Sena heard something […]

Fighters fill Golden Gloves cards despite weather

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Gabino Armijo looks for an opening in the first round of his fight with Albuqerque’s Isaac Bautista in Friday’s 141-pound bout at the Golden Gloves state tournament at the Roy Walker Community Center. Armijo won in a decision. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Weather was naturally a concern as boxers […]

Clovis youth finalist in contest

CNJ staff Matthew Justus, 13 of Clovis, is a finalist in an invention contest sponsored by the By Kids for Kids Web site. Check out his weight-watch collar for dogs at: www.bkfk.com Click on the “vote for your favorite idea” link to read about Matthew’s invention.

Planning ahead can help avoid holiday weight gain

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Freedom New Mexico illustration: Liliana Castillo Clinical dietician D’Nae Galloway said eating smarter over the holidays doesn’t mean completely avoiding dessert. She suggested eating a low-fat, high-protein snack before heading to a party to prevent overindulgence. By Liliana Castillo

Funding approved for weight training facility at ENMU

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents approved the use of $395,000 toward the design and construction of a weight training facility at the Portales campus. ENMU fields 14 men’s and women’s Division II teams. “It make sense to construct the new facility to increase the recruitment of […]

Golden Gloves begins

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Alejandro Martinez, 14, right, misses a straight punch to opponent Cody Castaneda, 14, during Friday’s state Golden Gloves boxing tournament at Roy Walker Community Center. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent While much attention has been turned toward mixed martial arts, in the world of fighting competitions, amateur boxing in New […]

Living in ‘fatosphere’ has good, bad points

By Anita Doberman I recently stumbled upon an interesting article in the New York Times about something called the fatosphere. Yes, those who inhabit this corner of cyberspace insist on calling it the fatosphere, where fat is in, or at least not as out as it used to be. The people who frequent this space […]

“Fatosphere” has good, bad points

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I recently stumbled upon an interesting article in the New York Times about something called the fatosphere. Yes, those who inhabit this corner of cyberspace insist on calling it the fatosphere, where fat is in, or at least not as out as it used to be. The people who frequent […]

Females focus on weight too much

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist Most of us make resolutions in the New Year and probably have a hard time keeping them even for the month of January. On top of this list there usually is the timeless favorite “losing weight” resolution. It lasts for about one to two weeks and then goes out the […]

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State Police Capt. A.P. Winston received notice that he had been selected as one of five in the United States for a scholarship of Automotive Safety Foundation at the Northwestern University Traffic Institute. … Veterinarian E.E. Kraus was a distributor for Lice Oil Spray. … Clovis Livestock Sales reported that prices for fat cows were […]

One long walk

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Gary Long, of St. Louis, Mo. and Judi Herring, of Jacksonville Fla., walk east on US-84 outside of Clovis on Friday morning. Long started his journey at almost 400 pounds. As of Friday, October 13, he weighed 245 pounds. CNJ photo: Andy DeLisle Interview by Andy DeLisle Editor’s note: Gary Long of St. Louis, Mo., […]

When winning is losing: Weight-loss challenge ends in tie

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Gravy and biscuits and boxes of doughnuts were orchestrated pitfalls for contestants of this challenge, but the victors slimmed down in spite of it all. A weight-loss challenge that waged for four months among Clovis Municipal Schools, the Clovis Police Department and a few other organizations ended 10 days […]

Counselor challenges schools, city to weight-loss contest

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Bob Pullings, school counselor at Gattis Junior High School, has issued a weight-loss challenge via email to faculty and staff of Clovis schools. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It began with Bob Pullings pondered New Year’s resolutions. “It’s just on everybody’s mind to lose weight” said Pullings, in his ninth year as school counselor […]

More than 100 anglers turn out for fishing derby

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Dennis Smith helps his 4-year-old son Isaac reel in a catfish during the Kids All-American Fishing Derby Saturday at Ned Houk Park. A record 323 fish were caught this year, according to organizers. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Never mind baseball, Zack Austin said, fishing is his all-American sport. In […]

Fundraising program designed for women

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Women will find plenty of activities Saturday during Women’s Day Out at the College of Business on the Eastern New Mexico University campus. There will be more than 60 seminars from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the categories of home garden, family, health, hobbies, beauty, exercise, personal and professional growth. […]

Taking baby steps

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Walking was a problem. Fried foods were a holiday staple. And spending time with the grandchildren meant sitting and reading a book. Maryjo Jones was too heavy to do anything else. “I couldn’t breath,” said Jones, who lost 90 pounds after joining a Taking Off Pounds Sensibly club in […]

Diet approach: One city at a time

by Helena Rodriguez Move over Atkins and Jennie Craig! My new City-By-City diet (copyright pending) is sure to take America (or at least eastern New Mexico and West Texas) by storm and make me millions of dollars (or make me fatter). Life has taken me in a full circle, actually, more like a weird-shaped little […]

Sweatin’ for perfection

By Michelle Seeber Healthy lifestyle requires proper nutrition, exercise. Rob Ward has been working out since he was 16 years old. The 25-year-old Clovis resident is a personal trainer at a local gym in Clovis. He began working out to build his body muscle mass. When he first started, he weighed only 125 pounds. Today, […]