Parents visit Clovis site where daughter slain

By Sharna Johnson By Sharna Johnson CNJ STAFF WRITER sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com On the edge of a desolate, wind-whipped field stands a small homemade cross wrapped in a pink feather boa. It was placed by a mother and father mourning their daughter. Thursday, for the first time, David and Maria Beardmore visited the ditch where the battered […]

ENMU rodeo members to compete at nationals

Freedom Newspapers Two members of the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team, senior Rowdy Sanders and sophomore Raelyn Gardner, will represent the school in the College National Finals Rodeo beginning on Sunday in Casper, Wyo. Gardner, from Lovington, was first in the Southwest Region this season in breakaway roping, while Sanders placed second in bull […]

Not just his cross to bear

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By Marlena Hartz They set forth where the town begins and inch along U.S. 84, past vast fields of farmland, through the center of town, across the railroad tracks and into the heart of their church. Their pace is set at the head of the line, where pilgrims share the burden of three oak crucifixes. […]

Christ took all sins upon him at crucifixion

By Joan Clayton Since my childhood, I have always heard that we “have an Easter spell,” meaning bad weather before or around Easter time. I like to think of this time as being nature’s way of complaining about Jesus’ crucifixion. Have you ever thought of the excruciating pain rejection and sorrow that Jesus endured for […]

Easter: It’s glorious news of the ages

By Joan Clayton The week before Easter reminds me of the palms and branches spread by the people welcoming the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem for the festival of Passover. “’Tell the people of Jerusalem, Your king is coming to you. He is gentle and riding on a donkey, on the colt of a […]

Greeks and Christians mingle at ENMU Cross Campus mixer

By William Thompson Eastern New Mexico University’s Cross Campus ministry had fraternity and sorority students over for an evening of outdoor cooking and indoor video games Wednesday. Most of the guests were from sororities or female fraternities who said they were looking to make new friends. Keeley Angel of Zeta Tau Alpha women’s fraternity was […]

Hounds ride hot start, move into fourth place

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After coming off the bench for a few games, Eastern New Mexico University junior forward Ira Cross got a chance to start again on Wednesday night. His friend, Donald Young, also made a notable appearance. The two former Alabama junior college rivals teamed up for 32 points and 14 rebounds […]

Boit ENMU’s best chance for national slot

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University’s Felix Boit knows his work is cut out in Saturday’s NCAA Division II South Central Region cross country meet at Abilene, Texas. The redshirt freshman from Kenya — a nephew of former ENMU track and cross country standout Mike Boit — is ENMU’s best chance at […]

Cross country men finish ninth at OSU

STILLWATER, Okla. — Redshirt freshman Felix Boit of Kenya finished sixth overall and Eastern New Mexico University’s men were ninth out of 21 teams on Saturday in the Cowboy Jamboree cross country meet, hosted by Oklahoma State. Boit covered the 8K course in 26 minutes, 53 seconds for the Greyhounds, who finished with 251 team […]

How to help hurricane victims

Freedom Newspapers • To donate items for the hurricane-displaced families now in Baker, La., children’s clothes and diapers, toys, books, crayons and coloring books, teddy bears and dolls, towels, washcloths, soap and items for personal hygiene, T-shirts for all sizes and ages are received at the North Plains Mall in Clovis, Roosevelt General Hospital in […]