Meats leave bad taste in mouth

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The Lady of the House and I were in one of Clovis’ supermarkets when we stumbled on two frozen heads in the freezer section.

Just a few quirks

She’s a quirky lady.

Sickness: Something to be shared

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist The Lady of the House and I were paying our tab at a Clovis eatery when I overheard some of the waitresses on break in a nearby booth.“You had ‘The Crud’ yet?” asked one. “I’ve had it twice and I had the flu shot. I was in bed for two […]

Zias sweep Lady Aggies

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — The Eastern New Mexico University softball team stepped outside Lone Star Conference South Division play Wednesday, and it was just what the doctor ordered. The Zias snapped a nine-game losing streak — all within the division — with a 7-3, 5-1 sweep of Oklahoma Panhandle State. Sophomore second baseman Rebecca […]

Feb. 28 – Line up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Lady Wildcats Cheyenne Avila chats with teammate Sharea Kuchta Tuesday during softball practice at Lady Wildcats field.

No. 17 Lady Buffs post win over Zias

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Junior guard Emily Brister scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds Saturday night as West Texas A&M rolled to a 78-57 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference South Division women’s matchup. The Lady Buffs (19-4, 9-1 South), winning for the 13th time in 14 games, […]

Beware of knife-wielding bosses

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were passing through Canyon, Texas, the other day on our way to Amarillo. While we were looking for a good Amarillo radio station we stumbled on the West Texas A&M student-run station. “Oh I remember, that’s the station where a couple of DJs […]

Lady Buffs turn back Zias

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ENMU freshman Tori Northcutt tries to steal the ball from West Texas A&M’s Emily Brister in Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division woman’s game at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s women may have caught nationally-ranked rival West Texas A&M a bit […]

Zias trail from start in setback

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Senior guard Grace Anne Fath scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds Thursday, and Southwestern Oklahoma led start to finish in handing Eastern New Mexico University a 77-56 loss in a Lone Star Conference women’s game. Fath was 4-of-6 from 3-point range and converted on all six of her free […]

Clovis tap water not that bad after all

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I had to leave Clovis and go back to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., last week. It seems I need to issue a public apology for writing horrible things about their traffic. I’m sorry, I was just kidding! Really, we had to return to take […]

21st-century car complicates drive

By Grant McGee: Local columnist When it comes to vehicles, The Lady of the House and I are solidly in the 20th century. Her car is from 1989 and while I prefer to ride a bicycle, I do have a 1978 Volkswagen in the driveway we call “The Flying Potato.” So when we planned our […]

New Mexicans rarity in parts of U.S.

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I took notes as The Lady of the House and I zipped across the southeastern United States visiting family last month: 4,825 miles of interstate, two-lane back roads, city streets and such. With all those miles, a working stiff like me from Clovis, New Mexico, saw and experienced some things […]

Home not far from mind during trip

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I have returned from a 4,600-mile odyssey through the American Southland visiting family. We went to Memphis, Tenn., to Asheville, N.C., on to Roanoke, Va., then southward to Charleston, S.C., to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., then upstate to Fort Walton Beach. We passed through […]

Lady Chaps roll past Zias in exhibition

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Lubbock Christian got double-doubles from senior forward Carolyn Manning and junior guard Jordan Hampton and the Lady Chaps rolled to an 86-62 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a women’s exhibition basketball game. The 6-foot-1 Manning finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds while the 5-10 Hampton added 11 points […]

In tribute: Christmas baby was crafty lady

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Carmen Greathouse was an artist on the job, an artist in the kitchen, and an artist in charity. She was also a dedicated mother, family members said. A Portales resident, Greathouse died Sept. 28 at age 76. “She was excellent,” said daughter Tomma Irvine. “She was always there. She […]

Zias fall in LSC contest at East Central

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — East Central’s Danielle Clark scored on a header off a corner kick early in the second half on Sunday, giving the Lady Tigers a 2-1 win over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. The loss was the third in four outings for ENMU (8-5, […]

Lady Cats rally to win

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High junior Jasiman Dykes moves the ball around a Roswell High player during Monday’s girls soccer match-up at Yucca Complex. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Down by three goals, the Clovis High girls soccer team went on an offensive explosion Monday night. The Lady Wildcats scored four goals […]

‘How bad can it be?’ invites trouble

By Grant McGee: Local columnist My friend Robyne Beaubien heard The Lady of the House and I were heading up to Amarillo. “Don’t take I-27,” Robyne said. “They’re repaving it and it’s a mess.” She suggested we take an alternate route. The day came for our trip and we headed up the road. As we […]

Division-leading Lady Buffs defeat Zias

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent PORTALES — The West Texas A&M volleyball team came in with a seven-match winning streak while Eastern New Mexico University was on an eight-match skid. Recent form held true Tuesday night in Greyhound Arena, as the Lady Buffs took a 30-20, 30-21, 27-30, 30-14 victory over the Zias in a […]