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Articles from the August 26, 2006 edition

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Clovis figures out Tatum to win invitational

Clovis High setter Britni Montague, left, sets the ball for middle hitter Lainey Flatow against Tatum during Saturday’s championship match of the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle)... Full story

 

St. Mike's pounds Clovis

Clovis High junior Lora Esquivel (9) battles Clarissa Medina of St. Michael’s for control of the ball near the sidelines during the first half of Saturday’s finals in the Clovis Invitational soccer tournament. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle)...

 

Portales finishes third at invite

Portales junior Jordan Roehl spikes the ball past Tatum’s Beatriz Castro in a semifinal match on Saturday in the Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Success or disappointment? For the...

 

ENMU women improve to 2-0 in soccer

PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s improved to 2-0 on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over NAIA member Embry-Riddle at the ENMU soccer pitch. Senior forward Megan Dozier broke a scorless tie, taking a through pass from Kara...

 

Greyhounds settle for tie with Embry-Riddle

ENMU freshman Ryan McClanahan and Embry-Riddle's Matt Tarbutton go up for control of the ball during Saturday’s match at the ENMU pitch. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) PORTALES — Easy come, easy go. In a game the host Greyhounds led just...

 

Tatum drops Lady Rams to third at Clovis tourney

Success or disappointment? For the Portales volleyball players, a third-place finish at the 16-team Wildcat Invitational was a little bit of both. While the Rams could look proudly at a 28-26, 25-21, 19-25, 25-18 victory over Class 5A Los Lunas in...

 

A century to celebrate

Red, white and blue decorations filled the pavilion as several generations of Roosevelt County families and community members gathered to celebrate 100 years of fairs in Roosevelt County Friday at the fairgrounds. “It’s an important part of our... Full story

 

Day-care shortage hits eastern New Mexico hard

Emotional mothers desperate for child-care pleaded with Christy Masterson on a daily basis. “I was flooded with calls. I would get phone calls from people crying that they did not have day-care,” Masterson said. The former home child-care...

 

Miss New Mexico warns of ID theft

A victim of the growing identity theft problem, Miss New Mexico 2006 Christina Hall is helping others avoid a similar situation. “When I was 19 my identity was stolen by a girl who renewed her driver’s license under my name,” said Hall, a 2005...

 

Hounds squander 2-0 lead, settle for tie

By: Mickey Winfield The Embry-Riddle Eagle soccer team rallied for two second-half goals to earn a tie against the Eastern New Mexico men at the ENMU soccer field Saturday afternoon. It didn’t take long for the Hounds to take the lead, just over tw...

 

Chilies a hot item for sale

Amy Jacoby inhaled the sweet, pungent odor of roasted chilies. As she lifted a hand to her swollen, pregnant belly, a small smile of satisfaction appeared on her face. “I love the smell of green chilies,” she said. The 22-year-old Clovis...

 

Coffee, sunglasses help in trying times

This week my husband left for a long deployment. Perhaps it was the fact that we have a newborn and I may still be under the post-partum blues, or the reality of caring for five children at a time when my baby sitter amicably fired me — a real...

 

Zias easily handle Embry-Riddle, cruise through home match

The Eastern New Mexico womens soccer team won their second game in a row, to start the 2006 season by beating Embry-Riddle 2-0, Saturday morning at the ENMU soccer field. Zia head coach Travis McCorkle used the game to get some younger players game... Full story

 

Urban water rafting a sight to see

Runoff conditions were optimal to run the rapids to Dead Man’s Bridge last weekend but likely no young men got the chance. Maybe that’s a good thing. Growing up in arid eastern New Mexico, rain is a novelty. Enough rain to cover the streets is... Full story

 

Weather prediction not difficult

You’d think America’s scientists would have better things to do than conduct fruitless research into global warming and the expanding universe. Instead they should tackle problems vital to the nation’s welfare, such as when to stop mowing our... Full story

 

Aug. 27, 2006 Creative Living

Information on cooking with potatoes, making decorative fireplace screens, and easy-to-prepare recipes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on...

 

Wedding: Heflin/Ash

Ashley Cherise Heflin of Portales and Ryan Curtis Ash of Lockhart, Texas were joined in marriage April 7, at the Southside Chuch of Christ in Portales. Brother Tim Watts performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Harold and Eloise of Portal...

 

Zias handed sobering road loss

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team fell to 1-2 in a season-opening tournament at Colorado Christian on Saturday, losing to Western State (Colo.) 30-22, 30-19, 26-30, 26-30, 17-15. The Zias, who defeated Chadron...

 

Wedding: Gamble/Prothro

Ziggy Gamble of Austin and George Michael Prothro of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 12 at the Blackwater Draw Archacological Site. The Rev. James Laljer performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mary Marquis and Gene Crown of Texas....

 

CHS GIRLS SOCCER: Lady Cats manage tie with Artesia

Clovis freshman Danielle Valdez (21) attempts to move the ball around Artesia junior Stacey Poe during Friday’s pool play match in the Clovis Invitational girls soccer tournament at Yucca Soccer Complex. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) Clovis...

 

Aug. 27, 2006 Club Notes

Altrusa International, Inc. of Portales met Aug. 14, in the Sandia Room at the ENMU Campus Union Building with 23 members and six guests present. Beverly Bennett, president, presided over the business meeting and conducted the opening ceremonies. Jo...

 

Aug. 27, 2006 Portales Junior High School News

Student council reps elected for each grade Monday each first period class will elect their student council representative. Sponsor Amanda Burnett encourages students to consider running for the four student council offices. Each office will be...

 

Aug. 27, 2006 Community Services Center Mealsite Menu

Monday: Beans and frank, cole slaw, corn bread, apple sauce and banana Tuesday: Meat loaf, corn, peas, wheat bread and oatmeal cookie. Wednesday: Burrito, lettuce/tomato, onion/salsa, cheese sauce, pinto beans and Jello/apricots. Thursday: Sweet and...

 

Aug. 27 School Lunch Menus

Floyd Schools Breakfast Monday — Quesadilla, bacon, cereal, juice or milk. Tuesday — Breakfast burrito, cereal, juice or milk. Wednesday — Pancakes and sausage on a stick, cereal, juice or milk. Thursday — Sausage and egg casserole, cereal,...

 

Mayfield beats Clovis in season-opener — again

Michael Cohen and Taylor Muse tackle Mayfield quarterback Mathew Sandoval in Clovis’ 21-13 loss on Friday at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) If the Mayfield Trojans are going to defend their Class 5A state football championship,...

 

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