Singing easy in theory

I like to sing, but surprise me in the shower or rip the headphones from my ears and sometimes it’s not all that pretty. My elementary school teacher, Mrs. Brazzell, tried, bless her heart, but music theory and actual skills never did stick with me. If you handed me a flute-o-phone I still couldn’t play [...]

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 [...]

Outhouse creates more of a stink

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist When Bud showed up at Rip’s homestead for a visit a few (maybe 50) years ago he was impressed by Rip’s neatness. The house had a kitchen and one other room. Houses in those days weren’t built with closets. People put their clothes in armoires or in dressers. Besides, homesteading [...]

Volunteers sought at Oasis State Park

Volunteers are needed to start replacing the rip rap rock along the east side of the pond at Oasis State Park. Volunteers can work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. while park staff is present, according to a news release. The help will expedite the renovation project which has been under way for several months [...]

Van Winkle, G.W.

G.W. “Rip” Van Winkle Services: Have been held. Mr. G.W. “Rip” Van Winkle, 76, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, in Lubbock. He was born Feb. 9, 1927, in Rogers to Albert and Sybill Horn Van Winkle. He graduated from Rogers High School. He served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. He [...]