Tuesday morning briefing: Video games and sports

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Joking around: What makes Lady Gaga mad? Video game of the week Game: Mass Effect 2 Genre: Action RPG System: PC, 360 What is it? A diverse cast of characters helps bring personality to this action RPG sequel. ESRB Rating: Mature Web site: http://masseffect.bioware.com Question […]

Warrior Games need coaches to participate

By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — If you have ever wanted to follow the footsteps of legendary coaches like John Wooden or Ed Owen, staff members in the Air Force Services Agency Fitness Branch are looking for you. The Air Force team for the first […]

Wounded vets to participate in first warrior games

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON —Approximately 200 wounded active duty members and military veterans will compete in the inaugural Warrior Games May 10 to 14 in Colorado Springs, Colo., Defense Department officials announced. The U.S. Olympic Committee will host the games, and events will include shooting, swimming, […]

Jan. 3 Senior calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 11:30 a.m. potluck luncheon. Please bring a cover dish and monthly birthday cake. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. daily activities; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. […]

12-27 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Dance at Los Abuelitos in Portales. Please bring a cover dish. Monday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 indoor exercise; 11:30 a.m. potluck luncheon. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. daily activities; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. […]

ENMU-Cameron basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (4-3) at Cameron (6-1), 3 p.m. (MST) today in a Lone Star Conference crossover game at Lawton, Okla. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds dropped a 109-98 shootout to East Central at Greyhound Arena a week ago, completing the split of a four-game homestand. Notes: Cameron opened the season […]

11-29 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 11:30 a.m. Potluck luncheon. Bring your favorite dish. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Thursday: […]

Hounds take on 17th-ranked Midwestern State

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With two games left in the season, Eastern New Mexico’s offense is either the most prolific in the program’s history, with 4,556 yards gained through Division II’s top passing offense, or close, with 18 points needed to break the school season record of 339. “The obvious thing is they […]

Zias fall in three games to Aggies

CNJ staff LAWTON, Okla. — Lindsay Paziuk combined 11 kills and 11 digs Saturday to lead Cameron past Eastern New Mexico University 25-15, 25-15, 25-17 in a Lone Star Conference volleyball match. The Zias (5-18, 0-8 LSC) led early in each game but quickly fell behind as the Aggies (14-9, 2-5) quickly took control. Sophomore […]

10-4 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 indoor exercise. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Loteria (Spanish […]

Griffons get past Zias in four games

CNJ staff PORTALES — Missouri Western rallied from a one-game deficit to beat Eastern New Mexico University 16-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-23 Friday night in the ENMU Invitational at Greyhound Arena. The Griffons (2-4) got 16 kills and eight digs from Kelli Sicner and 13 kills, 10 digs and three aces from Meghan Voelz. Western bailed […]

Community celebrates Cannon

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Airman 1st Class Justin Turner with the Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron chats up servers at Friday’s Cannon Appreciation Day held at Unity Park. Event organizers said 4,000 burgers and 4,000 hot dogs were on hand for the event. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico After two decades of cook-outs […]

Cannon Appreciation Day features free food, games

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Airman 1st Class Justin Turner with the Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron chats up servers at Friday’s Cannon Appreciation Day held at Unity Park. Event organizers said 4,000 burgers and 4,000 hot dogs were on hand for the event. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico After two decades of cook-outs […]

Dominoes championships draw contestants to Texico

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Faye Keener of Portales grabs the dominoes to shuffle with a smile after she and her teammate Beverly Winn won a game of 42 during Friday’s warm-up for Saturday’s tournament at the Texico Senior Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Plenty of versions of dominoes may exist around the […]

Festival on the border

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Christian Barrett, 8, dressed up as a cowboy to fit the Honoring the Pioneer bike contest theme for Saturday’s Border Town Days parade. Jana Barrett said her son enjoys dressing up and playing a character. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For Farwell native Troy Christian, Border Town Days is […]

Camping trip shows father’s love

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist What is your best memory of your dad ? I hope that you have some positive ones. I hope, in fact, that you have so many, that you cannot answer the question. I remember the football games and wrestling matches he attended, but they are not the most precious memories. […]

Kites color skies over Cannon

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Cannon Connections photo: Heather Bumguardner William Epperson and his family just arrived in New Mexico and took a day to enjoy kite flying, games and food. In the spring winds, professional kite flyers, games and more helped get things off the ground at Cannon Air Force Base’s sixth annual Kite Karnival on April 18 at […]

First person: Baseball mom takes in games from the concession stand

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tonya Flores spends a large portion of her time watching her three sons play sports. Tonya Flores, 36, has spent the whole baseball season in the concession stand at Bell Park Field, watching what she can of her son Sebastian Flores’

Word Worm 2009! Join the fun with the Curry County Literacy Council

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Clovis women win $50,000 in scratch-off games

Freedom New Mexico Two Clovis women each won $50,000 recently playing $5 scratch-off games, according to the New Mexico Lottery. Ginette F. Patton claimed a $50,000 prize with the Giant Crossword game and Mary Lujan won $50,000 playing Diamond Dazzler. Patton said she plans to pay off her vehicle loan, the lottery said. Lujan said […]