Zia softball swept by Western

Freedom Newspapers SILVER CITY — Eastern New Mexico University’s pitching was pretty good, and so was the defense. It’s hard to win softball games, though, when you only score six runs in four games. Western New Mexico parlayed solid pitching and a couple of breaks into a four-game sweep of the Zias, finishing it off [...]

Police arrest six for fake money

Darrell Maurina Clovis police say they have arrested six people so far while investigating area counterfeiting incidents, including a man they believe is responsible for producing the phony currency. Terry Maes, 30, of Clovis has confessed to manufacturing at least $2,500 in counterfeit money, Detective Matthew Solari said. “Basically through his confession he gave a [...]

Portales sweeps Lovington for state championship title

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Mike Linn The Portales Lady Rams have no love for Lovington. Not in Portales. Not in Lovington. Not even in Roswell. The Lady Rams capped off their season in style Saturday night after sweeping Lovington in three sets in Roswell to win the 3A state volleyball championship. The Lady Rams defeated Lovington four times this [...]

Broncos hitting the road — literally

By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — No matter how good the Floyd Broncos are this year, the road to the six-man football state crown will not run through Floyd. Actually, no game will go through Floyd this year, as poor field conditions at the northern Roosevelt County school will force the Broncos to play their entire [...]

Personalities Plus — Mary Blakley

Mary Blakley recalls rather fondly growing up in a Christian setting with stepsiblings. What’s your idea of a perfect day? “To enjoy 10 hours of God’s beauty through nature.” What did you think about on Sept. 11? “The dangers our country faces around the world.” Tell us about your pet(s): “Two cats.” What is your [...]

Roosevelt knocked out of Tri-County tournament

By Kevin Wilson Quran Wiggins pitched a complete game three-hitter, and Clovis Zia took advantage of Roosevelt County errors for a surprisingly easy 7-2 victory in a losers’ bracket game of the 9-10-year-old Tri-County Minor League All-star tournament at Rotary Park. Zia will play tonight against Quay County in a 7 p.m. game at Beachum [...]

Obituaries, July 1

Mrs. Imogene Grider, 76, of Clovis, a telephone operator, died Saturday, June 28, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1926, in Reed, Okla. She graduated from Floyd High School in 1943 and then married Glen Grider on Nov. 18, 1943. They moved to Sierra County in March of 1946 [...]

Journalist’s plight of deception hurts his trade

By Mike Linn Two weeks ago, a 27-year-old New York Times journalist resigned after committing various crimes against the trade: misquoting sources, quoting sources he never spoke to, lying about his whereabouts, plagiarism and fabricating stories so bad that his chronicles incited laughter from Virginia Beach to the Texas Panhandle. Research conducted by NY Times [...]