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Articles from the April 5, 2006 edition

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Hounds continue to struggle

PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s struggles continued Tuesday night. The Greyhounds carried a 2-1 lead into the sixth inning, but New Mexico Highlands scored four runs without hitting a ball out of the infield and the Cowboys went on to...

 

Documents allege Kirby paid accomplice

A Portales man accused of embezzling more than $600,000 in early March paid two accomplices $20,000 each to help him go into hiding, according to court documents. Chris Adcox, 21, of Clovis told investigators in a March 7 interview he and a friend...

 

Africanized bees found in Clovis

A Portales pest control company official said a sample of bees found in Clovis “in the middle of town” has tested positive as being a strain of Africanized or “killer” bees. Lewis Hightower, owner of Southwestern Pest Control, said the...

 

CCC raising '06-07 tuition

A minimal hike in tuition was approved Wednesday by Clovis Community College Board of Trustees. New Mexico students will pay $1 more per credit hour at the college, effective this fall semester, according college officials. Out-of-state students will...

 

Republican governor hopeful campaigns in Portales

Republican J.R. Damron sees a need for change in the governor’s office to improve education and stop illegal immigration. Gov. Bill Richardson’s opponent in November’s General Election, Damron said students in New Mexico rank low in test... Full story

 

Grady High School set to host 'Thursday Nite Live'

The musical group “Thursday Nite Live” is bringing its unique brand of country music to Grady High School on Monday. The group from South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, puts on a television show the first Thursday of every month featuring a...

 

Education digest: 4/6

Today through Saturday: There will be a dance concert at 8 p.m. in the Eastern New Mexico University’s University Theatre Center, Mainstage. Today: The Zia Elementary Spring Musical will be held at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Zia Gym. Today and...

 

STUDENT PROFILE: Jennifer Rich

Jennifer Rich is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Janet and Rory Rich. What did you think about Sept. 11? I woke up that day to the sound of my father’s voice. I got up and went to see what all the fuss was about. Then I saw... Full story

 

'Killer' bees discovered in Clovis

A Portales pest control company official said a sample of bees found in Clovis “in the middle of town” has tested positive as being a strain of Africanized or “killer” bees. Lewis Hightower, owner of Southwestern Pest Control, said the...

 

GOP candidate rips Richardson

PORTALES — Republican J.R. Damron sees a need for change in the governor’s office to improve education and stop illegal immigration. Gov. Bill Richardson’s opponent in November’s General Election, Damron said students in New Mexico rank low...

 

EDUCATION FEATURE: Educational baby video market booming

Built around soothing music and simple concepts, such as colors and numbers, Baby Einstein videos are steadily plucked off the shelves at Hastings Music, Books and Video in Clovis, according to Hastings Assistant Manager Fernando Garcia. Each month,... Full story

 

CCC president search winding down

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees expects to choose a new college president at an. April 26 board meeting, according to board president Russell Muffley. Former CCC President Beverlee McClure stepped down from the position last summer to...

 

Escape plan fizzles for embezzlement suspect

A Portales man accused of embezzling more than $600,000 in early March paid two accomplices $20,000 each to help him go into hiding, according to court documents. Chris Adcox, 21, of Clovis told investigators in a March 7 interview he and a friend...

 

George Mason coach shaped team

George Mason University’s basketball team broke into national prominence, going all the way to the NCAA Final Four, but losing to the red hot University of Florida Gators. The Patriots’ stellar performance this season is emblematic of the...

 

Retiring judge deserves congratulations

Count the days. The April deadline approaches. And I don’t mean the 15th, our deadline for coming clean, or semi-clean, with Uncle Sam. The big date this month is April 30. That’s the day New Mexico is scheduled to finally rid herself of... Full story

 

Moussaoui case raises questions on preparedness

It’s hard to feel any sympathy for Zacarias Moussaoui, the French national of Moroccan descent who was deemed eligible for the death penalty by a federal jury Monday for his role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on American soil. The jury must now dec...

 

Clovis grad fights for starting role with Red Raiders

While battling for a starting position this spring, Texas Tech sophomore and Clovis High School graduate Joe Garcia said he can still hear words of wisdom from Wildcats coach Eric Roanhaus. “He said to always work hard,” Garcia said. “Never let...

 

Local basketball players receive highest honors

Several local area high school seniors received the highest honors in New Mexico high school basketball as they were named to the 2006 North/South All-Star Girls and Boys Basketball teams. According to a press release from the New Mexico High School...

 

Lady Cats tennis tops Lovington

Clovis sophomore Jason Roberts returns a serve against Lovington sophomore Johnny Newton during asingles match Tuesday (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) Sophomore Emmie Gibbs and eighth-grader Heather Trujillo are Clovis’ high-wire act. Gibbs takes the...

 

Lady Cats split against Artesia

ARTESIA — The Clovis Lady Cats went into the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader looking for a sweep. After the first inning, they were just trying to make it to the end. The Lady Cats shut out Artesia 4-0, then were mercy-ruled 12-2 in the sec... Full story

 

Record fish caught at Ute Lake

Cale Sanders holds his record fish before he released it back into the lake. (Courtesy photo) Two years after his college football career ended, Cale Sanders made one of his most famous catches. Sanders, a teacher and coach at Roswell’s Goddard... Full story

 

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