Our People: Going the distance

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Clovis Community College Executive Vice President Becky Rowley’s parents grew up in Clovis and her grandparents grew up in Clovis. Her nieces always tell her that she knows everyone when they go out. Rowley remembers saying the same thing to her dad.

Maguire earns 400th win at ENMU

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Junior middle blocker Kristen Beck compiled a season-best 18 kills as the Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team salvaged its finale in a weekend tournament hosted by Texas-Permian Basin, beating Oklahoma Panhandle State 25-19, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22 for coach Mike Maguire’s 400th career win in the program. Maguire returned […]

Bulldogs shut down Hounds

Freedom New Mexico WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Southwestern Oklahoma’s previously struggling offense rolled up 430 total yards and the Bulldogs’ defense shut down Eastern New Mexico’s hurry-up passing attack Saturday for a 21-10 Lone Star Conference North Division victory. The Bulldogs (1-4, 1-1 North), coming off a 23-0 loss at East Central, got 101 rushing yards […]

Their view: Community should be proud of teens

Community should be proud of teens Portales Mayor Sharon King is impressed with what she’s seeing from local teenagers. Here’s her letter to the editor:

Shooting should serve as wake up call

Freedom New Mexico Call it signs of the times. After news spread that a man armed with an automatic weapon had opened fire at the University of Texas at Austin campus, two other universities — Texas Tech in Lubbock and the UT Medical Branch in Galveston — canceled tests of emergency procedures designed to deal […]

Volunteer profile: Gail Cissell

• Name: Gail Cissell • Residence: Portales • Occupation: Owner of Cissell Transfer and Storage in Clovis • Volunteer: Cissell is in charge of the heating and cooling systems for regular services, weddings, funerals, King’s Kids and Boy Scouts at First United Methodist Church. He also helps take care of the lights, video screen and […]

Weekly update: County fair queen earns state fair honor

Roosevelt County Fair Queen Jamie Symlie was named Miss Congeniality on Sept. 26 in the 2011 New Mexico State Fair Queen Contest, according to a news release from the State Fair. The Miss Congeniality Award goes to the contestant who shows genuine caring and friendliness toward other queen candidates throughout the contest, according to the […]

Principles more important than sympathy

Baxter Black Sometimes you have to choose between personal principles and sympathetic understanding. For example, as a public personality, I have deliberately chosen to decline invitations to do political fundraisers. Although I have strong opinions, I leave those national issues to pundits with thicker skin. Once I had a request to make a commercial for […]

My turn: Wendel’s laws may not be passed

Unsuccessful proposed amendments to the Constitution have included forbidding religious leaders from holding public office (1876);

Lone Star Conference football recap — Oct. 2

lonestarconference.org Submitted by conference SIDs No. 5 Abilene Christian 31, No. 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville 24 KINGSVILLE, Texas – In a game that more than lived up to its billing Saturday night, the No. 5 ACU Wildcats rolled out of Javelina Stadium with a 31-24 Lone Star Conference South Division win over No. 6 Texas A&M-Kingsville. […]