Rams romp in mismatch

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Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson Portales senior Phillip Danbom makes contact on a second-inning at-bat during Friday’s Class 3A regional game at Ram Field in Portales. Portales defeated Tohatchi 26-0. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Portales pitchers were perfect Friday afternoon — and the Ram hitters weren’t far behind. Portales’ offense erupted for 22 runs […]

Time to bid fond farewell to summer

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist We know it’s coming every year, Old Man Winter, and yet here on the High Plains, where our wardrobe mostly consists of flip-flops, tank tops and shorts, we’re shocked when we feel that first chill. The official first day of autumn isn’t until Sept. 23, still a few weeks away, […]

Disharmony can spread from earthly to spiritual life

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist On the Wednesday just past, much of the Christian world observed Ash Wednesday, a day of repentance and self-examination on which begins the season of Lent, the six weeks preceding Easter. Much about this particular observance contradicts the way in which we view ourselves but not the way in which […]

Christ’s sacrifice Is indeed all-sufficient

By Curtis K. Shelbure: Religion columnist A friend e-mailed me a few days ago for help in finding the source of a quotation from C. S Lewis.   Whatever the source, it’s vintage Lewis: “When a man is getting better, he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When […]

12/22 Student Profiles

Isaac Godwin is a senior at Clovis Christian School. He is the son of Ivan and Kristina Godwin. What is your idea of a perfect day? A day I start out with God and end with God is a perfect day. Tell us about your pet(s): I have a Siberian Husky named Dakota who can […]

11/3 Student Profile

James Gant is a senior at Clovis High School. He is the son of Wes and Ellen Gant. What is your favorite part about school? My favorite part about school is having fun and getting to know other students. Who is your hero and why? My hero is anyone who can stay strong to their […]

Weathering the storm — hurricanes have early impact on pumpkin market

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Servando Lopez (left) and Carlos Gonzales unload pumpkins from a truck to a conveyor belt to be sorted Monday afternoon at Davis Farms in Clovis. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson)photo: Sharna Jo By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Every October, Jacqueline Davis searches for the perfect pumpkin. Her mission, however, is a little different than average […]

Searching for a perfect chile relleno

By Helene Rodriguez When I worked as a reporter and restaurant critic in Abilene, Texas, several years ago, I pledged to find the perfect chile relleno. I searched high and low, from the taquerias in the city’s northside barrios to the chain restaurants on the city’s southside mall strip, but to no avail. I quickly […]

Don’t let change take ‘merry’ out of Christmas

By Helena Rodriguez: local columnist When you come from a family as huge as mine, you start to feel lonely as fewer and fewer people come home for Christmas each year. And when you start to compare the stress-filled holidays of your adulthood to the carefree ones of your childhood, Christmas can lose that “magical […]

Zias stay perfect at home

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team used a 15-0 run in the first game to take control and the Zias cruised to their sixth consecutive win, a 30-8, 30-26, 30-18 sweep of Tarleton State Saturday in Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball at Greyhound Arena. Senior Anna Bellum and junior […]