No excuse for losing touch

It’s hard to keep up with old friends and former coworkers. They promised me email, Facebook and cell phones would change all that. Eventually we find out that people change email addresses for one reason or another and Facebook is great for reconnecting but not very personal. Cell phones, well they don’t keep us any […]

In search of ponies: Losing pets eventual

It was a normal, insignificant day, the kind of day where the sight of grown man covering his face with his hands, shoulders heaving, was not what I expected as I rounded the corner. It was a scene especially surprising because I was accustomed to his smiling face and cheerful greetings as I passed his […]

Community development director resigning

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Alisa Boswell The Roosevelt County Community Development Corp. will move forward despite losing its community development director of four years, according to community development board member Randy Knudson. RCCDC Director Greg Fisher’s last day on the job will be Feb. 15. Fisher said he accepted a community development job in Los Alamos. Knudson said the […]

My turn: There’s always next year

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I like the end of baseball season. Not necessarily because it is over, but because of the World Series. Sometimes a team that starts off kind of slow can pick it up toward the end and next thing you know they are in the playoffs. Then with another win or two, they are in the […]

We need to take a stand on important issues

The interlude page in the algebra book was the subject of the humor. Well, actually I am the only one who got the humor. Interlude pages, as I call them, are those pages between chapters, that give you subjects like Math Applied To Life. This one featured positive and negative numbers, so the picture accompanying […]

Hounds split, end losing streak

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Freedom New Mexico Two streaks ended in the first game of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. Eastern New Mexico University put an end to its nine-game slide and posted its first conference win with a 4-2 victory over Southwestern Oklahoma behind senior right-hander Anthony Smith’s complete-game three-hitter. It also snapped the […]

EPCOG to lay off five employees after losing contract bid

Sharna Johnson The Eastern Plains Council of Government’s loss of a contract for the Eastern Area Workforce Development Board (EAWDB) means five Clovis workers will lose their jobs. EPCOG’s bid to continue its role as the administrative and fiscal agent for the EAWDB, however competing bidder New Mexico Tech Net was selected. But at least […]

T.V. losing its appeal to me

Karl Terry As we sat down to dinner one night this past week I couldn’t quite figure out what I was watching on TV. Some character was upstaging the star of “The Mentalist” with her psychic abilities. “Have they merged ‘The Mentalist’ with ‘The Medium,’ as a crime-solving super-duo kinda like Batman and Robin?” My […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Zias end LSC volleyball losing streak

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Freedom New Mexico The long, long Lone Star Conference losing streak is over. Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team snapped a 46-match losing streak in LSC/LSC South play dating back almost four years, thumping Texas A&M-Commerce 25-22, 25-16, 25-21 on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Junior middle blocker Jessica King had 13 kills as the Zias […]

Coping with grief is hard

Losing a loved one is one of life’s hardest experiences. Shock, pain and grief deal a very painful blow. Emptiness and loneliness are overwhelming. Relatives and friends help to get us through the days before and after the funeral. However, what about the days and weeks to follow? I have seen family and friends go […]

Hounds pull out key win

Freedom New Mexico With a big rally down the stretch, the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds ended a 10-game losing streak against Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M Wednesday night. Now ENMU will try to do it again on Saturday in Canyon, Texas. The Hounds trailed by nine points midway through the […]

Zias beat MSU, end South losing streak

Freedom New Mexico Midwestern turnovers became Zias points, a warddrobe full of promo T-shirts blasted from the school’s air cannons and Eastern New Mexico University’s fans were celebrating well ahead of the Zias’ victory lap with the Greyhound Arena crowd. Lone Star Conference South wins haven’t been commonplace for the Zias, but they hope Saturday […]

1-20 ENMU/Tarleton State basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (7-9, 2-0 Lone Star Conference South) at Tarleton State (13-3, 1-0), 7 p.m. (MST) today at Stephenville, Texas. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds ended a 12-game South road losing streak with a 72-62 win on Saturday at Texas A&M-Kingsville, also snapping the Javelinas’ 13-game home win streak. Tarleton […]

Zias get past Highlands, end losing streak

Freedom New Mexico LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University trailed in all four games, but the Zias were able to rally Tuesday night for a 25-22, 16-25, 26-24, 25-18 victory over New Mexico Highlands in a battle of struggling volleyball programs. The Zias (6-22) had lost eight in a row and 13 of […]

Southwestern tops Zias

Freedom New Mexico It looked like a match that Eastern New Mexico University, mired in a long Lone Star Conference losing streak, could win. Unfortunately for the Zias, Southwestern Oklahoma was having none of it. The Mustangs, mired in their own seven-match losing streak, fought off ENMU challenges in each of the first two games […]

Losing family pet always rough

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Without human offspring, dogs have always been like children for my wife and I. This week we’re grieving the loss of a family member. Our pets give us so much love and fill lonely voids with soft ears to stroke. When they die they rip our hearts out. We knew […]

Public losing confidence in president

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama’s news conference Tuesday may have marked the beginning of the end of the administration’s honeymoon with the Washington establishment as personified by the Washington press corps. Although the president was still firmly in command of his audience, the questions were sharper and more pointed, a little less reverential than […]

Greyhounds snap six-game losing skid

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico Intensity — it’s something that Shawn Scanlan said his Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds have been playing without. Monday night against Lubbock Christian, Scanlan saw plenty of it, and the Hounds snapped their six-game losing skid by edging the Chaparrals 68-67. “It got a little more exciting than I […]

Zias rally to end losing streak

Freedom New Mexico ADA, Okla. — Sophomore forward Til-Lois Fifer’s jumper with 2:37 left kicked off a game-ending 7-0 run that lifted Eastern New Mexico University to a 58-52 victory over East Central on Sunday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Fifer scored a career-best 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help […]

Hounds blanks Southern, snap losing streak

Freedom New Mexico JOPLIN, Mo. — Sophomore forward Gerardo Monarrez scored his second goal of the season with just over 13 minutes left in regulation and Eastern New Mexico University’s men held on for a 1-0 Southwest Soccer Conference win over Missouri Southern on Sunday. Monarrez scored when a shot by ENMU’s Edgar Bear rebounded […]