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Articles from the February 23, 2013 edition

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My Turn - Criticism comes with privilege

Most of the feedback I receive from readers is positive; a minority is hostile. Here is a sampling of the latter: "You are disgusting and immoral." "You must accept Him; there is no other way. The choice is up to you. Choose wisely." "You are in...

 

Events Calendar - Feb. 24

Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m. Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Zumba — 5:15 p.m. Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Circuit Training — 5:30 p.m. Portales Recreation Center. $5 per... Full story

 

Conchas Lake at historic low

An extended drought that has included the hottest and driest 24-month period on record in New Mexico has led to a historic low water level at one area lake. Several other area lakes are well below capacity, officials said. The water level at Conchas...

 

Spousal training breeds successful marriage

One of the most important things in the success of a marriage is spousal training. Many stories exist when a "cowboy type" (male or female) marries someone with an urban upbringing. Usually it is the male heir to the ranch who goes to A&M, falls in...

 

Habitat dedicates new home

The Ramos family of Clovis can literally say nearly 240 pairs of hands have touched their home on North Thornton Street. Volunteers from Curry and Roosevelt counties as well as Cannon Air Force Base...

 

Hounds heat up in second half

PORTALES —It didn't take long for Eastern New Mexico University's men to break open a tight game on Saturday. Junior guard Rodney Blackmon and freshman forward Lawrence Domingo scored 21 points each...

 

Zias earn LSC tournament bid despite loss

Incarnate Word couldn't find the range from 3-point distance for virtually the entire game Saturday. When the Cardinals desperately needed one, they got it on a fortunate bounce. Junior guard Katie Novak had her shot bounce high of the rim and fall...

 

Area road construction information - Feb. 24

Area road construction and closure information for this week: Curry County Curry County grading and renovations continue on Curry Road AI from Curry Road 12 and Curry Road 13 in Melrose this week. State and federal Constructors Inc. has suspended...

 

Hounds improve to 11-1 with sweep

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team is off to the best start in the program's history, and it's pretty obvious why — solid hitting and clutch pitching. CMI correspondent: Joshua... Full story

 

Curry County Cats post second win

After having a 78-yard punt return nullified by penalty in the opening period Saturday night, Clovis High grad Phillip Williams responded with third-quarter touchdown runs of 1 and 17 yards to help the Curry County Cats beat the West Texas Outlaws... Full story

 

Saturday area prep summaries - Feb. 23

BOYS District 3-1A Fort Sumner 66, Melrose 33 Fort Sumner (17-8, 4-0) — Anthony Aragon 2, Garrett Hisel 11, Shilo Boyle 10, Nick Snchez 14, Talen Crist 11, Hunter Sparks 4, Michael Giannini 12, Brenden Lee 2. Totals 28 4-10 66. Melrose (6-17, 0-4)...

 

Q&A - Los Angeles transfer averaging 16 points

Rodney Blackmon, a cat-quick junior guard from Los Angeles, is averaging more than 16 points a contest this season for the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds. On his 2012-13 resume are three game-winning shots and, in one recent win over Camero...

 

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