Holidays evoke many emotions

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Along about mid-December, few of us can be blamed, or even held accountable, if we begin to get a bit Scroogified about the season. That might be especially true if one hasn’t done all of one’s shopping, and knows that the other schedule-challenged shoppers will be out there, running around […]

Road trips teach several lessons

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers They say the best part of the journey is the journey itself, not the destination. I’m not sure who “they” are, but I’ll bet they’ve never taken a road trip. My latest jaunt took me some 1,300 miles from the blustery Pacific Northwest to the desert heat of Arizona, mainly […]

Quick thinking saves swimmers’ lives at unforgettable picnic

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist “There was an air of excitement in the group for we had planned a big picnic for several weeks,” said Lucille Matlock. “We departed for a far-off destination, Cottonwood Grove, about 10 miles west of Melrose. We all felt a great adventure was in store for us that day. If […]

Ideal body shouldn’t be child’s main focus

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist Three of our five children play soccer. My husband and I believe any sport they practice will help them develop self-esteem, discipline and focus. But according to my husband, no “sport” includes dance, cheerleading or ice-skating. Not only do I love to watch these three “sports,” I also studied dance […]

CHS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Lady Cats set to invade Portales

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis and Portales girls basketball teams have enjoyed plenty of success over recent seasons. Portales has reached the Class 3A state championship game in each of the last six campaigns, winning four times, while the Lady Wildcats were Class 5A state titlists in 2005 and have won 67 […]

Bulldogs turn back Hounds

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Southwestern Oklahoma defenders surround Eastern New Mexico University’s Mikal Monette on a first-half shot attempt in Thursday’s game at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s Mikal Monette matched Southwestern Oklahoma’s Nate Perry in points and rebounds, but not in turnovers. On a […]

Zias rout Southwestern Oklahoma

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Eastern New Mexico University’s Rochelle Vance, left, tries to steal the ball from Southwestern Oklahoma’s Jenna Sprague during Thursday’s matchup at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — It’s early in the season, but the Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team might want to bottle the […]