Ruidoso fire claims five houses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A wind-driven New Mexico grass fire that has destroyed five houses and several barns, forced evacuations and knocked out power to about 1,000 homes and businesses has tripled in size, but fire crews hoped improved weather conditions would help them Monday, officials said. More than 100 people at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack […]

Zias routed twice in crossover tournament

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — The day didn’t start out to well for Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team on Saturday, and it never got much better either. Lone Star Conference North Division members Cameron and East Central run-ruled the Zias in the LSC crossover tournament, Cameron posting a 10-2 win while the […]

Hounds post win in series finale

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Freedom New Mexico After a long weekend in a tough season, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team showed a bit of spunk Saturday at Greyhound Field. Sophomore left-hander Tyler Vance worked a career-long 6 1/3 innings for the win and senior right-hander Anthony Smith earned the Greyhounds’ first save of the season as ENMU held […]

Honors — April 3

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Neikirk [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Airman Andrew M. Neikirk has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Chris Neikirk of Lew Wallace Drive, Clovis, N.M. Neikirk graduated in 2008 from House High School.

Births — April 3

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Wicker Gage Gregory Wicker was born March 10, 2011, to Grayson and Shara Wicker of Clinton, Okla., at Abilene Regional Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. He has one sister, Shayla Brie Ann Wicker, 3. Grandparents are Brad and Debbie Hunton of Portales and Jerry and Doris Wicker of Clovis.

Anniversaries — April 3

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French Kenley and Mary French celebrated their 60th anniversary March 26, 2011, with a dinner at Cotton Patch with family. Mary’s sister-in-law, Sharon Cecil, sang “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You,” to Kenley from her. Mary made their anniversary wedding cake. They were married March 26, 1951, in Parishburg, Va. They made […]

Weddings — April 3

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Galvan Rachel Galvan and Ricky Ramos Sr. of Clovis will be joined in marriage April 16, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Clovis. The Rev. Dr. Kermitt Little will perform the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Maria and Jessie Valero of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of the late Alejos […]

Their view: Speed traps give small towns bad reputation

Danny Watkins of Alto, who received a speeding ticket in Elida recently, believes the town needs a better traffic control system:

Don’t count out Denish just yet

When she was bouncing up and down, yelling, waving her arms, feverishly trying to coax cheers from Hobbs Eagles fans back in the 60s, the vivacious 17-year-old’s dreams for the future pretty much mirrored those of her girlfriends. Marry a great guy, have wonderful kids, be a supportive mom, live a comfortable, quiet, normal life […]

Obama wants to drill —

Freedom New Mexico Gasoline prices have hit $4 a gallon in California, twice what they were when Barack Obama took office. But sometimes overlooked is that prices previously declined partly because of worldwide recession depressing demand. As economies recover, demand increases, and so do prices. Moreover, Middle East instability now threatens supplies, adding more upward […]