Ex-Portales resident going strong at 107

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Wichita Falls Times Record News: Claire Kowalick Effie Caffee lived on her own until she recently broke her hip sweeping, but plans on moving back to her house in Burkburnett as soon as possible. By Ann Work: Wichita Falls Times Record News WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Optimistic, check. Nonsmoker, check. Socially active, check. Effie Caffee, […]

Mustangs down Zias in three

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Midwestern State erased an early 4-3 deficit with seven consecutive points in the first set and the Mustangs went on to a 25-14, 25-9, 25-14 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star Conference volleyball. Miranda Byrd had eight kills and Lauren Bayer added seven kills and five […]

Tricare inpatient costs increase for fiscal 2010

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Every year the costs for TRICARE-covered inpatient services are reviewed and are subject to change. For the coming fiscal 2010, which runs Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2010, there is an increase for some out-of-pocket costs paid by TRICARE Standard beneficiaries at civilian hospitals for inpatient care […]

Important to keep DEERS updated

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Important life events like moving or a child going off to college are milestones in military families’ lives. No matter where their journeys take them, it’s important for families to keep their Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System records up to date. For TRICARE beneficiaries, keeping DEERS records […]

A view from under the pew: amos falls in a hole

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. amos falls in a hole i don t know how it isup there in the human realm […]

Midwestern routs Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Guards Nolan Richardson and Craig Green combined for 43 points and Midwestern State shot 61 percent from the field Saturday night in an 83-44 Lone Star Conference South Division men’s rout of Eastern New Mexico University. The Mustangs (14-5, 3-1 South), winning for the 11th time in their last […]

Late Mustangs run tops Zias

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Freshman forward Cierra Thompson’s layup with 12:01 left broke the game’s final tie and kicked off a 12-0 run that lifted Midwestern State to a 66-58 Lone Star Conference South Division women’s victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday night. The Mustangs (7-11, 2-2 South) put four players […]

Zia rally falls short

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Zia guard Tori Northcutt drives the baseline against Tarleton State’s Sonya Sundberg in the second half of Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference game at Greyhound Arena. Northcutt had 10 points in the 68-63 defeat. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Ronnie Hearne was breathing a sigh of relief Wednesday […]

Air Force falls to Houston at bowl, 34-28

USAF photo: David Armer U.S. Air Force Academy wide receiver Spencer Armstrong pulls in a long bomb for a 46-yard gain during the Bell Helicoptor Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 31. By John Van Winkle: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs FORT WORTH, Texas — A record-setting ground game couldn’t help the Air Force Academy […]

Moseley falls to fourth

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Cassie Moseley of Farwell knocked over a barrel in Tuesday’s sixth round of barrel racing competition in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, causing her to drop from first to fourth place. With a five-second penalty, Moseley posted a time of 19.03 seconds on Tuesday. Her overall score with four […]

Midwestern State rolls past Hounds

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Balls were flying through the air — 101 in all — in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division clash between Eastern New Mexico University and Midwestern State. The homestandings Mustangs defintely had the better of it. Midwestern State sophomore Zack Eskridge threw for six touchdowns — all to different […]

TRICARE officials encourage flu shot

Air Force News Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — TRICARE officials urge uniformed service families to be prepared for this year’s flu season, and an important step to do so is receive a flu vaccine shot. In the United States more than 220,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 die every year as a result of the […]

Zias late comeback falls short

CNJ staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team waited just a little too long to get going on Sunday. Trailing 2-0, sophomore defender Christie Nylaan scored on a header with just over 1 1/2 minutes left, but Midwestern State goalkeeper Heather Primavera made a sliding, one-on-one stop of a […]

ENMU’s comeback falls short

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson ENMU freshman receiver Jacob Drinkard scans the field after shaking off Texas A&M-Kingsville defensive back Eric John en route to a 15-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South game at Greyhound Stadium. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico […]

TRICARE, Medicare team up

Air Force News Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — TRICARE officials want beneficiaries who receive a disability check to ensure they are getting the TRICARE coverage they are entitled to receive. In general, most beneficiaries become eligible for Medicare at age 65; however, many beneficiaries younger than 65 also qualify for Medicare and there is one […]

Hounds, Zias lose

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Redshirt freshman Craig Sutherland scored two goals — including one less than three minutes into the game — as Midwestern State beat Eastern New Mexico University 3-0 Sunday in a matchup of the Southwest Soccer Conference’s top two teams. Midwestern State, ranked second in NCAA Division II and […]

ENMU beats Bronchos, falls to WBU

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Coming off a four-game Lone Star Conference weekend series against Central Oklahoma, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team had a quick turnaround Monday against Wayland Baptist. The Pioneers, ranked 11th in the NAIA, got two home runs each from second baseman Brett Cook and shortstop Vinny Blancamano and rolled […]

Storm recovery joint effort

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Courtesy photo: Jerry Priest Jerry and James Priest’s house in south Clovis — built in 1923 — was destroyed in the tornado. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico The first anniversary of the March 23, 2007, tornado that struck eastern New Mexico with such destructive force falls on Easter Sunday. For some people involved in […]

Discerning danger second nature to animals

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist During the recent 12 or so inches of snow that blanketed our area, I was surprised by the reaction of our Westie terrier. We let her fur grow in winter, and she normally loves cold weather, but when I took her out in this storm, she bounced into it, turned […]

Day Trip: Sitting Bull Falls

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Courtesy photoThe cave located in Sitting Bull Falls has been shaped through thousands of years. Sitting Bull Falls offers adventure and exploration. With its 150-foot waterfall, a cave to explore and pools of water, it’s a cool place for visitors looking to beat this summer’s heat. With the recent re-opening of Lincoln National Forest, Sitting […]