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Who else? Melrose, Gateway battle for 8-man crown

By Dave Wagner SPORTS WRITER dwagner@cnjonline.com Since squaring off in the season opener on a neutral field, Melrose and Gateway Christian have stayed on course for a return match in the 8-man state finals. That will happen on Saturday, when the top-ranked Warriors (11-0) host the two-time defending 8-man champion and second-ranked Buffaloes (10-1) in […]

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MVD at fault for Real ID confusion

Here’s a guess that the folks who run the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division are not Black Friday shoppers. They are the folks who scramble on Christmas Eve to find the gifts they need. That procrastination on the part of MVD is the reason far too many New Mexicans are going into the holidays scrambling […]

Render: We couldn’t have seen this coming

Elections have consequences and some of them are unforeseen. In what NBC news described as a “maneuver that seemed to deliberately limit access to the media” the Trump family went to dinner. The president-elect had the impertinence to decide he was hungry after his spokeswoman told the press pool that his day had ended. One […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

Portales community gathers for meal

By Alisa Boswell MANAGING EDITOR aboswell@pntonline.com PORTALES — “Seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces” was the best thing about the annual Portales community Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at the Portales Memorial Building, according to 11-year-old Irene Cruz and other first-time volunteers. “I like to put smiles on people’s faces,” said Irene’s older brother, Luis, 13. “The […]

Faith: Plenty of thankful women in the Bible

Last week, this column focused on men in the Bible who were thankful. So this week, let us focus on women of the Bible who were thankful. Their stories give us encouragement because we can see God in their lives and recognize him as the author of all blessings. The accounts of their lives are […]

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