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ENMU roundup: Volleyball team drops Friday pair

STAFF REPORT On the verge of losing twice in straight sets in the same day, the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team tried to mount a late comeback on Friday. It fell short, as Texas A&M-Kingsville pulled away late for a 25-16, 25-22, 16-25, 25-17 Lone Star Conference win at Greyhound Arena. Earlier Friday, the […]

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Prison staffing, officer pay must become priorities

When is the last time you put in a 72-hour workweek on any kind of job, much less a dangerous one? Probably never, if you are an average 40-hour-a-week worker. Unfortunately, due to difficulty in recruiting and retaining prison officers, New Mexico’s state-run prisons are seriously understaffed, and some officers are working those crushing workweeks. […]

McManigal: Out with the old, in with the new

When thinking of my favorite seasons, autumn is definitely in the top four. Just where it ranks depends on when you ask me. Some of the more heavily forested places in which I have lived offer more in the way of fall colors, but no matter where I am, I always feel a sense of […]

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Bettie Bumgardner at home with her daughter Kellie Schwartz.

Most unlikely to succeed a 5-time nurse of the year

Bettie Bumgardner, born in El Paso, Texas, went to high school in the small New Mexico town of Corona. There were 15 students in her graduating class. Bumgardner moved to Clovis 27 years ago when she accepted the job as pediatric nurse in Dr. Thien Luu’s office. She has seven children — four biological and […]

Terry: Hats off to hopeful, faithful sports fans

Being a fan of your favorite team isn’t always easy. If your team is on a roll and winning, people hate you. If your team can’t do anything right, all your friends want to do is make fun of you. My favorite professional team is the Denver Broncos so I’ve had some experience on both […]

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