Zoo animals keep it cool

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Alpacas sport a new hairdo Thursday at Hillcrest Park Zoo. Zookeeper Mark Yanotti said the pair were sheared recently to remove their heavy winter wool. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Shade, misters, dipping pools and extreme hair cuts are but a few of the ways Hillcrest Park Zoo helps […]

Use of creative means helps battle inflation

Freedom New Mexico Be an inflation warrior, not a price victim. Free yourself by taking control and living smart. Be a strong American, not an easy mark. Here are a few tips: Buy lots of shelf-stable and non-perishable foods to stock up the shelves, pantries and deep freezes. Not because the world’s ending, but to […]

Speed helps Zias in sweep

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Eastern New Mexico University’s Tawna Lei Tagaloa narrowly misses the tag on a Texas Woman’s runner during the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. CNJ staff PORTALES — Laura Thompson made her speed pay off Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University junior center fielder and leadoff hitter […]

You’re anonymous, or you’re not

By Kevin Wilson The Internet helps me make friends, but it’s helped me keep so many more. People move for jobs, school, or family reasons, and I’m one mouse click away from keeping the friendship going. Likewise, the Internet helps my friends keep up with me. There is Friend Type A, who reads every column […]

Proverbs 31 holds answer to successful mother

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist This time last year I wrote a Mother’s Day column that received several comments. For those who mentioned it as one of your favorites, I am offering it again with some new insights. How do we describe a successful wife and mother? Is she a CEO, an accountant, doctor, business […]

Federal agency helps disabled purchase homes

Ralph Gallagher’s lifetime dream was to own a home, said Tammy Lewis, executive director of Alliance Behavioral Health Services, a private, for-profit agency that helps the developmentally disabled. A long-time client of mental health service providers, Gallagher never earned enough money to pay a mortgage, she noted. This is where Clovis Secton 8 Homeownership Program […]