Mustangs finish off sweep in extra innings

CMI staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Mallory Mooney’s one-out RBI double in the bottom of the ninth on Saturday gave Midwestern State a 6-5 win over Eastern New Mexico University and a sweep of their Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader. The Mustangs (12-10, 2-1 LSC) also took the series after ENMU won Friday’s opener 6-3. […]

My turn: Spent after holiday

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Do people actually celebrate Presidents Day? Or do they just take advantage of the weekend sales and that extra day off to take a family trip or just sleep in? I saw all these holiday-related articles about the history of Presidents Day online and I didn’t even bother to read them beyond the headline. So […]

In search of ponies: Blizzard becomes feather-raising experience

When the winter waves hit, the dogs came in, the horses got an extra scoop of sweet feed and the firewood was stacked high. Everything was ready for the bitter wind and clinging ice…Until I suddenly remembered, I had no interest in frozen chicken. Namely because a frozen chicken is wasted on a vegetarian, but […]

Letters to the editor: Drivers should take extra precautions

Drivers should take extra precautions School began for most Portales students last week. I was surprised that I didn’t see any patrol officers around to serve as a reminder of the school zone speed limit. As I was waiting for my children after school at Valencia Elementary last week, I noticed two vehicles pass through […]

My turn: Extra wraps good with fruit

What better way to use extra egg roll wraps than in a healthy dessert? OK, that’s not a common question, but a package of egg roll wraps had more wraps than I needed for a dinner recipe. So, I experimented. Fruit Pockets • Egg roll wraps • 1/4 cup berries or chopped fruit per wrap […]

TRICARE young adult fees costly

Adult children of military members and retirees now can buy TRICARE health insurance coverage out to age 26, and that coverage can be purchased back to Jan. 1 this year. The cost is steep, however, with the premium set at $186 a month for coverage under the fee-for-service TRICARE Standard plan or the preferred provider […]

Hounds upset No. 16 Incarnate Word

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico correspondent Eastern New Mexico University senior Victor Reid came off the bench to score 16 points and grab six rebounds as the Greyhounds upset 16th-ranked Incarnate Word 84-62 in a Lone Star Conference South contest Saturday at Greyhound Arena. In a game originally scheduled for Wednesday, the Hounds seemed […]

Thursday morning briefing: Paper routes, school’s out and a deadly crash near the White House

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Help needed Extra! Extra! Calling all former newsboys and newsgirls. If you ever had a paper route — delivered newspapers for the Clovis News Journal or Portales News-Tribune, we want to hear from you. The goal here is to make your story part of […]

In Search of Ponies: Procedure may lighten load

Sharna Johnson He knew something was up when I spent an extra second scrubbing behind his ears, then rinsed and combed out his unruly curls. And he slept a little closer to me, stealing more of my pillow than usual — nudging me when the alarm went off at 4:30 a.m. Oh yeah, I knew […]

Catfish derby catching on

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Argen Duncan The Biggest Catfish Challenge Derby is back, and with bigger prizes and an extra hour to fish. Oasis State Park is hosting the derby for the second year on Saturday, with the help of the Friends of Oasis State Park group. “It’s just a good night out, relaxation under the stars, fishing and […]