Zias gut out win over Commerce

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ENMU sophomore guard Erika Cook drives the right baseline past Texas A&M-Commerce’s Kanani Marshal in the second half of Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Playing shorthanded, Eastern New Mexico’s women did what was necessary. Junior guard Ashley Sutton hit a go-ahead 3-pointer from […]

Balancing life can mean compromise

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist An article in the September issue of Latina magazine caught my eye, “The Perfectly (Un) Balanced Life” which asks, “Who says we mujeres must have a perfectly made bed while making it to the top?” This stopped me in my tracks because, well, I’m a woman who usually leaves home […]

Football begins today for Texas squads

By Dave Wagner Muleshoe football coach David Wood is glad the football season is here. Wood, in his 10th year as the Mules’ football coach, underwent treatment for a form of leukemia in the spring. He’s ready to get back on the field today with the start of practice for Texas high schools. New Mexico […]

Author of life will have last word

By Curtis Shelburne Recently my younger brother Jim and I walked among the headstones dotting the small country cemetery nestled near the Edith Community a little over eight miles outside of Robert Lee, Texas. Well-kept but absolutely blending in with their surroundings, the headstones had grown up where once only mesquite trees and prickly pears […]

Fort Sumner, Grady have eyes on title

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Farwell’s Danielle Cargile, right, saves the ball inbounds past Lazbuddie’s Chelsee Nichols during the second half of their game earlier this month in Farwell. Farwell defeated Lazbuddie 51-41. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer The Fort Sumner girls captured the state Class 1A track and field title last spring. The […]

Sometimes even officers ‘duff’ it

By Ned Cantwell There are any number of obscure words and phrases associated with the game of golf, a pastime that involves otherwise intelligent people forking over 50 or 60 bucks to a guy who lets them walk on his grass while swinging a stick, an activity you can do pretty much for free at […]

Kerry should offer support for gun rights

Freedom Editorial P resumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry has amassed perhaps the most liberal voting record in the Senate, as Republican campaign ads will repeatedly remind voters during the campaign season. Yet Sen. Kerry could potentially win the election by going to the right on at least one important constitutional issue: the right to keep […]

National League capsules

The Associated Press Capsules of National League teams, in order of finish last year: EAST Atlanta Braves 2003: 101-61, 1st place. Manager: Bobby Cox (18th season). He’s Here: RF J.D. Drew, INF Russell Branyan, RHP Antonio Alfonseca, LHP Armando Almanza, LHP C.J. Nitkowski, RHP Tim Drew, RHP Chuck Smith. He’s Outta Here: RHP Greg Maddux, […]

And He Was Gathered to His People

By Curtis Shelburne “And He Was Gathered to His People” My wife has been collecting and displaying some old family photographs. She’s been after me for awhile now to scan a small old photograph of my maternal grandparents that has long sat on a shelf in my office. And I just did. I knew that […]

Student Profile 1/1/04

Christine Thrower, 17, daughter of Linda and Troy Thrower, is a senior at Clovis High School. What is your idea of a perfect day? My idea of a perfect day is reading in the rain curled up on a window seat. What is your theme song? My theme song is “I’m Movin’ On” by the […]

Lynch affair is symbolic of war’s lack of clarity

Freedom Newspapers When commentators first suggested the U.S. military’s depiction of Army Private Jessica Lynch’s “heroic” struggle against her Iraqi captors was overblown, U.S. officials were indignant. But the more the public learns about the event, the more clear it is that initial Pentagon descriptions of what happened were untrue. A new biography of Lynch, […]

Nash, Mildred

Mildred Nash Services: Have been held. Mildred Nash, 91, died Thursday evening, June 26, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Sept. 10, 1911, in Indiahoma, Okla., to Willie and Alex Key. The oldest of nine children, she graduated from Hagerman High School in 1930. She married Leon Nash on Sept. […]

Portales firefighters promote plan for emergency access

By Kevin Wilson FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com The Portales Fire Department is encouraging business and home owners to think inside the box. The Knox Box is a small, metal mini-safe that is placed on the exterior of a building. It has space for keys, passwords or other devices that can provide access into a building and […]

Giants breeze to Tri-County Minor League title

CNJ staff The Clovis American Giants scored early and often Saturday en route to a 10-0 over the Tucumcari Elks in the championship game of the Tri-County Minor League tournament at Dickenson Field. The Giants outscored their opponents 49 to 5 while going undefeated in the double-elimination tournament. “It was an unbelievable experience for everyone […]