My Turn: Oldies acts still impressive

Wendel Sloan During the Clovis Music Festival, I saw Bryan Hyland, 66, The Coasters (formed in the 1950s) and Bobby Vee, 67. When younger, I wondered why aging stars kept performing after the white-hot spotlight had cooled. Why did those hitless-for-decades wonders continue taking the stage before dwindling crowds (although 2,000-plus that night was impressive)? […]

USPS not making necessary cuts

It’s no secret the nation has been riding out a deep recession for a couple of years now. At the Las Vegas Optic, where I have been publisher for nearly six years, we have faced these hard times by making tough decisions. Last year, for example, we made the move from carrier delivery of our […]

Be wary when placing trust in junk science

Freedom New Mexico A recent poll asked Americans who and what they trust. It found that Republicans trust religion more than science; Democrats trust science more than religion. Neither should trust in science, as it is a discipline of proof. Most religious beliefs cannot be proved, so those who submit to religion do so in […]

EPCOG to hold special meeting

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is holding a special meeting Tuesday in Clovis to consider updated policies. The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. at 418 Main Street.

Hounds dominate in LSC North opener

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER’ dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University was rolling along with a 21-7 lead over Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday. Then, in nine seconds, the Lions tied the score. Not to worry. The Greyhounds quickly righted the ship, generally dominated the game and […]

Herbert scores twice in Hounds’ win at Northeastern

Freedom New Mexico TAHLEQUAH, OKLA.— Sophomore midfielder Kal Herbert tallied two goals in a little over a minute at the end of the first half and Eastern New Mexico University rolled to 4-1 win Friday over Northeastern State in Lone Star Conference action. Freshman Eishu Kanemitsu and sophomore Diego Santos also scored for the Hounds […]

Pajama fashion statement not for me

Grant McGee The Lady of the House and I were getting out of the car at the supermarket the other day when a young woman caught my eye. Her attire grabbed my attention: Pink pajama bottoms with white bunnies on them, pink fuzzy slippers and a t-shirt that read “GREAT PLACES TO SAY %$&*.” When […]

A week for spirit

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Jared Tucker Homecoming weekend gives students, faculty and the community the chance to show their school spirit, and former students the chance to come together and share stories of school days past. Barbara James, Director of Campus Life at Eastern New Mexico University, said the ritualistic homecoming festivities bring out current students, students who have […]

Sometimes food bites back

Sharna Johnson Hunger and need change everything — even those rules we believe to be black and white. It’s a thought I arrived at this week while talking with a friend. “You know, I’ve been meaning to tell you, you’re mean,” he said jokingly. He proceeded to point out he was struck by the thought […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 24

Clovis 28, Rio Rancho 7 Texico 33, Gruver, Texas 7 Clovis Christian 48, Hondo 0 Roswell Goddard 42, Portales 0 Elida 56, Valley Christian 43 Melrose 52, Reserve 0 Lake Arthur 52, Dora 0 Texas New Deal 21, Farwell 0 Sundown 62, Bovina 13 Muleshoe 31, Lubbock Roosevelt 7