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 […]