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Extend a hand of kindness to someone this week

My Uncle Jack Williamson called himself a “desperate optimist.” I always liked that term, that desire to keep a positive outlook even in grim circumstances. The older I get, the more I relate....

 

Yes, banana splits were less than a dime

I collect historical tidbits that interest me from area newspapers. Here are a few from the first half of Septembers past: • Sept. 1, 1954: The Muletrain News was first broadcast from Muleshoe by Gil Lamb from the living room of his home at the...

 

My blessings come in bad disguises

They say blessings come in disguise. If so, my blessings are poorly disguised. They show up wearing false noses and funny eyeglasses and are instantly recognizable unless I am being completely thick-headed — and it is astonishing how often I am. I...

 

Events calendar - Sept. 4

Today • Tiny Tots — 10 a.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, 701 N. Main St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-7840 • Preschool storytime “Welcome Back” — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public Library, 218 S. Ave. B, Portales. Information: 575-356-3940...

 

God's real grace a truly amazing gift

In his fine book “What’s So Amazing About Grace,” author Philip Yancey writes that at a British conference on comparative religions, scholars from around the world were discussing the most...

 

Instead of lashing out, reach out with love

Some things just don’t make sense. Oysters, for example. I can’t imagine who might have cracked open one of those “delicacies” and thought eating it was a good idea. I suppose we could say...

 

Roosevelt to hold public hearings

PORTALES — In a regular meeting Thursday morning, the Roosevelt County Commission will hold public hearings and consider action on ordinances pertaining to personnel and collective bargaining, among other items. The commission will also hear a...

 

Local agencies aid in multi-county warrant roundup

ALBUQUERQUE — The Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office and various local law enforcement agencies took part in an operation this week resulting in 23 arrests of alleged violent offenders with outstanding warrants in Curry, Roosevelt and...

 

Two arrested in Portales man's death

The New Mexico State Police is investigating a homicide south of Belen last week that claimed the life of a Portales man. Brian Johnson, 28, of Portales, died at University of New Mexico Hospital Aug....

 

Trump plans New Mexico visit

President Trump has planned a trip to New Mexico on Sept. 16. “We’re excited that President Trump and his team sees New Mexico as a state they can flip,” Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Steve Pearce said in a news release on Friday....

 

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