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Lady Buffs rally past Zias

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — 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 […]

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

CNJ staff 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, 2-0 […]

Attractiveness lies with symmetry

While at a restaurant drive-through last week, I encountered a nice lady, maybe a little older than me, who told me … well, I can’t tell you exactly what she told me as it may prove a tad PG-13 for the Quay County Sun. Suffice it to say she made a flattering comment about my […]

Letter to the editor: Chamber program appreciated

I read with admiration Friday’s article about the Chamber of Commerce handing out grocery money from “Random Acts of Kindness.” I thought how nice, especially this time of year. Large family gatherings and lots of goodies can strain a budget. I was thinking about this while in line at a local grocery store… in front […]

Grant McGee: Some insights best left to oneself

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

Zias push Lady Buffs in 3-0 loss

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball pushed rival West Texas A&M Tuesday night, but the Lady Buffs pulled away to a 25-19, 25-17, 25-21 Lone Star Conference victory over the Zias at Greyhound Arena. Lauren Thedford posted 17 kills to lead WT (19-8, 11-0 LSC), which took a one-half game lead over […]

Zias reach .500 mark, sweep Lady Aggies

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team trailed only briefly at the start of the third game Tuesday night and the Zias cruised to a sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State 25-18, 25-19, 25-21 at Greyhound Arena. Junior middle blocker Jessica King had eight kills, five aces and five block assists while […]

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 […]

Yard sale-ing has rules

It was Saturday morning and I was deftly shooting through the streets, handling the four-door family car like a Formula 1 racer at Le Mans, hurrying to the next big yard sale. I had the situation under control. The Lady of the House saw it differently. “Playing ‘chicken’ with my car again?” She asked, giving […]

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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Courtesy photo Our Lady of Guadalupe’s annual Fiesta is expected to offer food, games, music, dancing, an antique car show and more. 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 […]

U.K. leadership could influence U.S. voters

Freedom New Mexico To get through its current crisis, the United Kingdom needs another Iron Lady. That’s the derogatory term bestowed by her opponents upon Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative Party’s prime minister from 1979-90. But the moniker later was adopted by supporters when they admired Thatcher’s getting the country through the major crises of the […]

Easter services

Today Our Lady of Guadalupe Church — 6 p.m., Holy Thursday Mass of The Last Supper First United Methodist Church — 6:30 p.m., Maundy Trinity United Methodist Church — 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday Service, Fellowship Hall at church First United Methodist Church of Portales — 7:30 p.m. Communion, music and meditation Word of God Lutheran […]

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 […]

Local schools do part to battle childhood obesity

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Students at Sandia Elementary School munch on a lunch of grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup Friday at the school cafeteria. 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 […]

Lady Chaps take two from Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks ENMU senior Michelle Anderson slides safety to third base under the tag of senior Lubbock Christian’s Jennifer Frazier during the opener of Friday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It hasn’t taken Lubbock Christian long to get its softball program going into high […]

No. 9 Lady Buffs rip Zias

CNJ staff 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 on […]