First person: Texico writer wins award

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kimberly Fried of Texico, who writes under the name Devyn Quinn, has been writing off and on for 20 years. Kimberly Fried of Texico, 44, was the Romantic Times 2009 Reviewers’ Choice award for her paranormal erotic romance novel “Possession”. She writes under the name Devyn Quinn. Paranormal what?: Paranormal […]

Education digest: Sophomore wins poetry contest

Sophomore wins poetry contest Clovis High School sophomore Savannah Armijo won second place in the state level of the Poetry Out Loud contest. Poetry Out Loud, a project by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poetry Foundation and state arts agencies, encourages students to learn about poetry through exploration, memorization and performance. Read our […]

Coach wins court order

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis High School boys basketball coach J.D. Isler shakes the hand of his attorney Warren Frost after he was granted a temporary court order reinstating him as a coach. By Sharna Johnson A district judge granted an order Friday reinstating Clovis High School basketball coach J.D. Isler. The order hits […]

Hounds set school record for wins

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU junior Thiago Silveria attempts a sliding tackle on Texas-Permian Basin sophomore Mason Vincent on Tuesday. The Greyhounds beat the Falcons 3-1. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Junior Emerson Rodrigues scored on a penalty kick 10 minutes into the second half, and Eastern New Mexico University set […]

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (AP) — President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to build momentum behind his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism. Obama said he was surprised and deeply humbled by the honor, and […]

Hounds sweep Cameron with walk-off wins

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern’s Seth Clabaugh covers first as Cameron’s Bucky Buxton leaps to safety during the fifth inning of Saturday’s game at Greyhound Field. CNJ staff Coming in on a seven-game losing streak, things suddenly turned around Saturday for the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team. The Greyhounds got strong pitching and […]

Popular-vote bill wins popular vote in House

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Zias post wins over two foes

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — Second baseman Rebecca Quinones hit a run-scoring single to left with one out in the bottom of the eighth as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team outlasted Saint Leo 4-3 Friday in the St. Mary’s Classic. ENMU (2-2) also won earlier on Friday, edging Incarnate Word 9-7, also in eight […]

Jennings wins Senate clash

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican Although most of his fellow Democrats wanted to replace Tim Jennings as the state Senate’s president pro-tem, the Southern New Mexico conservative held on to his post Monday with the help of Republicans and a handful of Democrats. The outcome of the leadership struggle, in which the more progressive […]

Clovis man wins $50,000 lottery prize

CNJ staff Seturnino “Nino” Garduno of Clovis won $50,000 in a New Mexico Lottery scratch-off game, according to a release from the New Mexico Lottery Authority. Garduno purchased a “Diamond Dazzler” ticket last Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3280. After claiming his prize Wednesday at the state lottery office in Albuquerque, […]

Sunland wins marketing award

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Sunland Inc. employee Carmen Manquero watches jars being filled with peanut butter at the plant Tuesday. Sunland is New Mexico’s 2008 Agriculture Marketer. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Working for peanuts has earned a Portales company top honors. Peanut processor Sunland Inc. is the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s […]

Zias hope to string two wins together hosting Highlands

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico There’s nothing like a win to get a team feeling better about itself. Eastern New Mexico University’s women snapped a four-game slide with a 58-52 Lone Star Conference crossover win on Sunday at Ada, Okla., and now will try to build on it in a 6 p.m. contest against […]

Zias post two wins in California tourney

CNJ staff SEASIDE, Calif. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team picked up its first two wins of the season Friday in the Cal State-Monterey Bay Tournament. The Zias (2-4) swept William Jessup in the first match of the day and beat Cal-State Stanislaus 3-1 later. Senior Vanessa Wilcox recorded nine kills — with […]

Roosevelt County wins

CNJ staff DEMING — Payton Casey delivered a go-ahead, three-run triple in the top of the sixth as Roosevelt County rallied for five runs and a 10-7 victory over Albuquerque Eastdale in the first championship game of the state 10-11 Little League tournament Thursday night. The result forces the teams to play a second championship […]

Local bookstore wins award

This just in: The Masters Parable Christian Store in Clovis has been named Parable Franchise of the Year by the Christian bookstore.

Hounds’ Aragon wins LSC javelin title

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Steven Aragon led a 1-3-6 finish in javelin to highlight Eastern New Mexico University men’s performances over the weekend in the Lone Star Conference track meet, hosted by Abilene Christian. Abilene Christian captured men’s and women’s team titles in the six-school competition. The Wildcats have won the last 15 men’s […]

ENMU wins two events

CNJ staff ALAMOSA, Colo. — Eastern New Mexico University’s Nimrod Lelei and Steven Aragon won events over the weekend in Adams State’s Travis McKinley Open track meet. Lelei took first place in the 1,500 meter in a time of four minutes, 18.07 seconds, while Aragon took javelin competition with a throw of 173-3 1/2 inches. […]

Local resident wins national music honor

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Courtesy photo Former Portales and Clovis resident B.J. Brooks recently won a national competition for his musical composition to accompany a song called “Thou Art the Light.” By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico When B.J. Brooks was a little boy in Portales, he often spent weekends with his grandmother Lucille, who loved to play the […]

ENMU netters fall in dual matches

CNJ staff TULSA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis team dropped a pair of duals on Friday, falling to East Central 7-2 and Washburn 6-3. Freshman Sarah McAfee was involved in both wins against East Central, beating the Lady Tigers’ Alyssa O’Neal 6-0, 6-0 in singles and teaming with Tracy Hughes for a […]

Momentum a monumental deception

By Steve Chapman: Syndicated columnist Once you read the first sentence of this column, its momentum will carry you from paragraph to paragraph until a few minutes from now, you arrive, blissfully enlightened, at the final word. No, you say? You may stop reading right now, or halfway through? Well, that’s a shame. But it […]