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TexAnns deal Zias setback in South play

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Missy Castro had 12 kills and Emily Richardson added 11 as Tarleton State opened Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball play Thursday night with a 30-21, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University. The...

 

Clovis sweeps Portales

The Portales Ram and Lady Ram soccer teams missed several scoring opportunities Thursday afternoon as the Clovis junior varsity girls beat Portales 4-2 and the Wildcat boys edged out the Rams 2-1. “They weren’t aggressive,” Ram volunteer coach...

 

Rams still fighting for first win of season

The Portales coaching staff believes their team will bounce back after a tough road loss last Saturday as the Rams host Slaton, Texas at Greyhound Stadium (7 p.m.) “If we just try to get better every week, the wins will come eventually,” Ram...

 

Zia volleyball loses at Tarleton State

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Missy Castro had 12 kills and Emily Richardson added 11 as Tarleton State opened Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball play Thursday night with a 30-21, 30-25, 30-21 win over Eastern New Mexico University. The...

 

Firefighters continue push for raises

Members of a newly formed Clovis Fire Fighter’s Association are circulating a petition asking the City Commission to reconsider a plan for department pay raises. The firefighters plan to present... Full story

 

West Nile discovered in Curry County

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Francis Warner, a city of Clovis Vector Control Department employee, performed a West Nile test Thursday that returned a negative result. Health officials are urging...

 

United Way sets bar higher

CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said 115 people attended the block party that kicked off the group’s 2007-2008 fund-raising campaign. Last year about 60 people attended. The United Way of Eastern New Mexico...

 

Opera singer changes tune

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks The Rev. Darwin Speicher of the First Church of the Nazarene was an opera singer for six years. After his son’s death, he switched careers and became a music minister, then a senior pastor. Music has been Darwin...

 

Taxpayers shouldn’t be responsible for other's choices

Editorial The American dream includes owning one’s own home. For many in New Mexico, those homes are in or near the mountains. In coastal states, it’s often beach-front property — where folks such as Cindy Armour can be lulled to sleep by the...

 

Religion Digest: Church breakfast fund-raiser planned

The Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic churches are holding a joint breakfast fund-raiser from 8 a.m.-noon Sunday at the Sacred Heart Church Parish Hall. The money will go toward a Spanish retreat. Tickets are $6 for adult and $3 for...

 

Memorials don’t have to be about death

Navajo author Luci Tapahonso wrote about a Native American family who was traveling on the deserted dirt road between Oak Springs, Ariz., and Shiprock many years ago. The family of three was...

 

Cops and Courts: Police holding crime seminars

The Clovis Police Department is hosting two town hall seminars this month, according to a press release from police. The meetings are: Tuesday — 6:30 p.m. Cameo Elementary, 1600 North Cameo St. Sept... Full story

 

Sept. 14 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 5 through Wednesday: Brandon Lee Christian, 28, to Michael Marion Morrison, 25, both of Clovis Aaron Dewayne Parker, 22, of Maple Hill, N.C., to Kimberly Rae Adkins, 20, of...

 

Portales Abengoa plant on market

Abengoa Bioenergy, of St. Louis announced Thursday that it intends to sell its Portales plant, according to plant officials. The global company acquired the Portales facility in 2002 and has since that time increased production capacity to...

 

United Way kicks off fund-raising campaign

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico kicked off its 2007-2008 fund-raising campaign Thursday with a block party on Main street. The group’s goal is to raise $560,000, which is $30,000 more than it collected last year, according to United Way...

 

Dora educator readies for deployment

Family, friends, faculty and staff gathered Wednesday in the Dora Schools Auditorium to wish high school teacher Joe Fletcher well as he prepares to be deployed overseas. Fletcher, a major in the Army National Guard, has been called to serve a 400-da... Full story

 

Trouble named Rufus runs overhead

I just heard Rufus again as he ran across the attic in my sons’ house in Mbale, Uganda. Though we hear him fairly regularly, mainly at night, we’re not sure that anyone has ever actually seen Rufus. But we’re 99.9 percent sure that Rufus, who... Full story

 

ENMU implements new safety plan

With advances in technology, Eastern New Mexico University has implemented a plan to alert students, faculty, staff and parents of emergencies and weather-related activities that affect the welfare of the campus. The effort to update emergency... Full story

 

Tossing diapers can’t be good karma

There’s something great about a new morning on the High Plains. The sun has just come up, the air is still cool and fresh, birds are singing. It’s even better when it’s my day off and The Lady of the House hasn’t given me her chore list yet.... Full story

 

Month isn’t all about being Hispanic

Growing up in an ethnocentric world, the barrio of north Portales, my ethnicity was a major factor in my early life. Now, it’s not color of skin or language that unites me with people. It’s common Christian beliefs. But in my adult life, I’ve...

 

Flood protection shouldn’t fall on rest of us

The American dream includes owning one’s own home. For many in New Mexico, those homes are in or near the mountains. In coastal states, it’s often beach-front property — where folks such as Cindy Armour can be lulled to sleep by the sound of...

 

Child leads exemplary life

“…and a little child will lead them” (Isaiah 11:6 NIV) I first saw Kallie a few hours after she was born. This energetic little baby crawled on her tummy in the bassinet. It was like, “Look out world. Here I come.” At 3 years old, she...

 

It's their job: Yvette Tapia

Name: Yvette Tapia Job: Assistant manager at McDonald’s Time on the job: Five years Background: Before being employed at McDonald’s, Tapia was a stay-at-home mom and also worked as a cashier at Wal-Mart. Q. Describe what your job entails? A....

 

September 14, 1971

• Mary Kaye Taylor was crowned queen of the 1971 Roosevelt County Fair, while Beverly Alexander was crowned princess. • Attendence at the Roosevelt County Fair broke all previous records on opening day as $1,704.05 was collected in entrance fees... Full story

 

Regents approve water project

A $651,520 project to upgrade Eastern New Mexico University campus water facilities and equipment with more efficient equipment would pay for itself in seven years, according to school officials. Regents gave approval to a 10-year water and...

 

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