McGee: Life in the not so fast lane

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Why is it that so many drivers break the law? I mean going faster than the speed limit? This came up as The Lady of the House and I rolled over that stretch of U.S. 84 between Santa Rosa and Fort Sumner on Memorial Day. Our cruise control was set […]

Grant: Yard project never ending

When I asked The Lady of the House what she wanted for Mother’s Day she said, “A chocolate cake and an afternoon of yard work.” There’s always plenty of yard work to be done around the Stucco Hacienda. You see, The Lady of the House always has projects on her “honey-do” list: Things to be […]

Lady Buffs turn back Zias

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University junior Erin Roufosse pitched a solid game on Saturday in the Zias’ Lone Star Conference South Division and season finale. It just wasn’t enough against the 22nd-ranked team in NCAA Division II. Second baseman Kaitlyn Witte’s two-out RBI triple provided the only earned run against […]

Ticket feature: Our Lady of Guadalupe fiesta gears up for weekend

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Freedom New Mexico With an emphasis on community, the traditional Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalupe will take place this weekend. Offering food, games, music and dancing, the three-day event is an annual fundraiser for Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Clovis. “This year we are really emphasizing the fact that it’s a community […]

Solutions to education woes seem obvious

Everyone from Bill Gates to the first lady

First lady, Dr. Biden to launch military family campaign

By Tech. Sgt. John Orrell: National Guard Bureau

Lady Buffs rally past Zias

Freedom New Mexico West Texas A&M erased a six-point deficit in the final minute to avoid an upset as the Lady Buffs downed the Eastern New Mexico Zias 69-68 Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Freshman Casey Land’s two free throws with five seconds left proved to be the difference in the final Lone Star Conference South […]

Grant McGee: Manners lesson from mom

Grant McGee The Lady of the House and I were having breakfast at a local eatery when I got to thinking about manners; manners in restaurants to be specific. It seems there are some manners everyone follows and others no one cares about. “You know,” I said, “You just don’t hear anyone belch in a […]

Lady Buffs pull away from Zias

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — West Texas A&M held Eastern New Mexico University to two field goals over an 18-minute stretch and the Lady Buffs pulled away to a 66-51 Lone Star Conference South Division victory over the Zias on Saturday. Freshman guard Ariel Robertson scored 17 points off the bench for WT (9-6, […]

Zias’ rally falls short against Southwestern

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Clarence Plank Shanessa Smith lead her team with 20 points as Southwestern Oklahoma stamped out a late rally by the Zias to win 77-65 on Thursday at Greyhound Arena in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. ENMU erased an 18-point, first-half deficit to take the lead with less than eight minutes to go, but Southwestern […]

Grant McGee: Some insights best left so oneself

Grant McGee The Lady of the House told me about this ancient concept of the three stages of womanhood.

Zias notch win over Cameron

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University ended a six-match Lone Star Conference losing streak against Cameron on Saturday by sweeping the Lady Aggies 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 at Greyhound Arena. Sophomore outside hitter Amber Durand posted a double-double for the Zias (9-10, 2-4 LSC) with 11 kills and 13 digs, and she also had four […]

Zias turn back Lady Falcons 5-3

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Clarence Plank Sophomore forward Brook Serrano scored two goals as Eastern New Mexico University posted a 5-3 victory over Texas-Permian Basin on Thursday at the ENMU pitch. Junior midfielder Dani Thurman broke a 2-2 tie in the second half after receiving a pass from senior midfielder Calie Rush on a breakaway down the center of […]

Loss of tree means gain of treehouse

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House gave me some bad news the other day: Our friendly shade tree has to come down. The tree’s roots are diving big-time into the family garden. This would explain why the tree had rocketed up in just a few short years. There’s lots of tasty […]

Former teacher left gardening legacy

Don McAlavy A wonderful lady named Jean Scheihing, age 94, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Dec. 6, 2002, of natural causes at her home. She was one of the best ladies I have every known when she lived in Portales. She was born Dec. 4, 1908, in Bonham, Texas, to Jane Read Page and Harry […]

Ticket feature: Our Lady of Guadalupe fiesta gearing up

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Freedom New Mexico This weekend’s Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalupe is sure to entertain all ages in a variety of ways. Kicking off Friday night, the three-day festival is a more than 30-year tradition for the church at 108 Davis St. Organizer Chris Roy said activities will begin with a brisket dinner at 5:30 […]

Character stands out

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist As I watched them playing each other in the EPAC championship game on the floor of Greyhound Arena in January, I remarked to someone at the press desk that we could be looking at two state champions. So they are. The Floyd Lady Broncos and Texico Lady Wolverines have done […]

Schools do part to battle childhood obesity

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico First lady Michelle Obama is directing national attention to childhood obesity with her “Let’s Move” campaign. And Clovis and Portales schools are taking the fight straight to the lunchroom as they work to provide healthy meals to local youths. “We are turning towards using more fresh fruits and frozen […]

Lady Chaps take two from Zias

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico It hasn’t taken Lubbock Christian long to get its softball program going into high gear. Now in their third season, the Lady Chaps went 114-16 in two years under Shanon Hays, winning an NAIA national title in 2008 and finishing third last year. When Hays took the Texas Tech […]

No. 9 Lady Buffs rip Zias

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s women hung with ninth-ranked West Texas A&M for a little more than a half on Wednesday at Greyhound Arena before absorbing an 18-point loss. In Saturday’s rematch, the Zias were close for about 11 minutes before WT pulled away with a 10-0 run and went […]