Mischief favorite past time at ranch

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Courtesy photo Bill and Eddie White about ages 2 and 4. Ruth Burns The Llano Estacado in the early days was a wonderful place for small boys. The grown-ups were busy with their chores and didn’t have a lot of time to spend worrying about the young’uns. Consequently, little boys could spend their time exploring, […]

Military mama: Memories keep me full

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My mind has been wandering lately, revisiting my past. It’s not that I don’t enjoy where I’m at in life at the moment, though I would be lying if I didn’t admit that times were simpler when there weren’t three mini-me humans depending on me for their every need. When my tummy starts grumbling these […]

Youth on a mission

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Caitlin Moore, left, and Lauren Jerde with Grace Lutheran Church work in Gabriel’s Garden on Wednesday at Matt 25 Hope Center. Liliana Castillo This year, they struggled to get used to the heat rather than the culture on their annual mission trip. A youth group from Grace Lutheran Church in […]

Liberty Pool ready for reopening

Cannon Connections staff Recent rains delayed the opening of Liberty Pool past its annual Memorial Day opening date. But not far past it. The pool will open Wednesday with a season opening pool party scheduled for June 12. Maj. Rick Gearhart, Force Support Squadron commander, said the pool underwent regular maintenance and repairs to get […]

Hospice goes beyond medical care

By Stacy Gleaton: Guest columnist In the past, many families took care of their own and never sought outside assistance. Nowadays, many families just don’t realize the great services that are available to them. Plains Regional Medical Center (PRMC) Hospice began in 1994 and has been providing excellent end of life care ever since. PRMC […]

My hands ain’t soft anymore

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist So how are your hands after this past hard winter? A little rough? Do they have some cracks? I was pondering my hands as I was working some lotion into them. That ole’ dry skin was drinking that stuff up. I looked at the fingers with the impacted bicycle grease […]

Sports records

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New Mexico state champions Baseballhttp://www.nmact.org/files/Baseball_Past_State_Champs.pdf BasketballGirlshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Basketball_Girls_Coaches_Champions.pdfBoyshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Basketball_Boys_Coaches_Champions.pdf Cross countryBoyshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Cross_Country_Boys_Coaches_Champions.pdfGirlshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Cross_Country_Girls_State_Champions.pdfFootballhttp://www.nmact.org/files/Football_Past_Champs.pdfGolfhttp://www.nmact.org/golf_past_championsSoccerhttp://www.nmact.org/soccer_state_championship_recordsSoftballhttp://www.nmact.org/files/Softball_Past__Champions.pdfSwimmingBoyshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Swimming_Boys_State_Records.pdfGirlshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Swimming_Girls_State_Records.pdfTennishttp://www.nmact.org/tennis_past_champsTrack and fieldGirlshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Track_and_Field_State_Records_Girls.pdfBoyshttp://www.nmact.org/files/Track_and_Field_State_Records_Boys.pdf Wrestlinghttp://www.nmact.org/files/Wrestling_Past_Champions.pdf

Old fashions just seem silly now

By Glenda Price: State columnist Past a certain age, I’ve learned, you no longer “step” into the saddle…you “climb” on, thankful your horse is well-trained and doesn’t try to take off before you’re mounted. I’ve learned some other things, too. That hat with the 5-inch brim that was sooo cute and (maybe) sexy when I […]

Our People: A bridge to the past

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Kenneth Broad became an administrator of Vi Petty’s estate one year after Norman Petty died in 1984. Kenneth Broad has been an administrator of Vi Petty’s estate since 1985, the year after Norman Petty died. Before retiring, Broad was a minister. He also provides tours at the Norman and Vi […]

Strong second half start pushes WT past Zias

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Freedom correspondent: Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University junior Til-Lois Fifer goes up strong against a West Texas A&M defender in the first half of Wednesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. The Lady Buffs won 75-57. By Karl Terry: Freedom correspondent

Catholic opposition raises concerns with domestic partnership bill

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican The battle in the Legislature over a bill to establish domestic-partner rights pits social advocates and lobbyists who normally are allied on a variety of issues against each other. Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, introduced Senate Bill 183 on Tuesday. As has been the case with previous […]

Look to new decade, keep past in mind

Freedom New Mexico The general reverence for New Year’s Day dates back to the most ancient of times. Counted among the gods of the Roman pantheon was Janus, the two-headed deity who inspired the modern name for the first month of the year. One of Janus’ faces supposedly looked back into the past to recall […]

Savage Storm blows past Zias

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern center Kassie Daugherty goes up to the basket guarded by Southeastern Oklahoma State guard Whitney Coffey. PORTALES — Southeastern Oklahoma hit four 3-pointers in the first 3 minutes, 15 seconds en route to a 14-0 lead Thursday night, and the unbeaten Savage Storm never looked back in an 87-66 […]

Church drive looks past coats

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lorraine Weingates, who organized a drive for hats, gloves, socks and scarves, said she’d seen a tree decorated with those items that would be donated. She said the idea stuck with her. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The United Methodist Women’s group at Trinity United Methodist Church is throwing […]

Quick start sends Hounds past LCU

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Senior forward Equs Darby and sophomore guard Tralyn Harden scored 16 points each and combined to go 6-for-7 from 3-point range Tuesday night, lifting Eastern New Mexico University’s men to a 69-54 victory over previously unbeaten Lubbock Christian. Harden went 4-for-5 off the bench from long range, including three in the […]

Western rolls past Hounds

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — The courts were reversed on Saturday, and essentially so were the roles. Western New Mexico, which scored just two points in the first eight minutes against Eastern New Mexico University and trailed the entire way in the teams’ season opener Tuesday night at Greyhound Arena, turned everything around this time. […]

Clark’s 3 TDs lead Air Force past UNLV 45-17

The Associated Press AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force and it’s powerful running game found little resistance from UNLV’s porous defense. Asher Clark ran for career highs of three touchdowns and 160 yards and Air Force totaled 431 yards on ground Saturday in a 45-17 romp over UNLV. The Falcons came in with the […]

Zias get past Highlands, end losing streak

CNJ staff LAS VEGAS, N.M. — Eastern New Mexico University trailed in all four games, but the Zias were able to rally Tuesday night for a 25-22, 16-25, 26-24, 25-18 victory over New Mexico Highlands in a battle of struggling volleyball programs. The Zias (6-22) had lost eight in a row and 13 of their […]

East Central rallies past Zias

CNJ staff ADA, Okla. — Sophomore forward Whitney Watts scored her 12th and 13th goals of the season in the second half Friday as East Central rallied for a 3-2 Lone Star Conference women’s soccer victory over Eastern New Mexico University. Trailing 2-1 at halftime, Watts brought the Lady Tigers (6-7-2, 3-6-0 LSC) from behind, […]

Ticket feature: Pumpkin farm offers maze of hay, mountain of pumpkins

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kenneth Davis’ Pumpkin Patch includes a hay bale maze, sea of pumpkins and a pumpkin mountain. The display is made up of 6,000 pumpkins. Freedom New Mexico Just north of Clovis, a hay bale maze leads past a pumpkin mountain on the way to a sea of pumpkins. Those are […]