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Rams host Robertson in season debut

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com After the weeks of two-a-days, the scrimmages and the battle for quarterback, the Portales Rams are finally ready for the season opening game against the Robertson Cardinals. Last season the Cardinals defeated the Rams 33-20 in Las Vegas. Here are four things to watch out for in the season […]

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Campus assault study seems right

In what might be one of the greatest undertakings of his storied career, William H. McRaven — best known as the architect of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden — is tackling another white whale. He’s out to determine just how serious is the issue of sexual assault on campus. The retired four-star […]

McDonald: Teachers need freedom to teach

It’s back-to-school time and, oh, the memories. I remember being a little kid and looking forward to the return with a mixture of dread and excitement. Dread because the summer was freedom and it was coming to an end; excitement because every new school year was a chance to become just a little more grown […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

Pastor inspired by faithful Christians

Editor’s note: The following is one in a series in which we profile religious leaders in Roosevelt County. Dave McFadden has been the pastor at First Baptist Church in Portales for 10 years. McFadden is also an online professor for the religion department at Eastern New Mexico University and for Rockbridge Seminary. What is your […]

Cantwell: ‘King is in the field’ in Hebrew month of Elul

In reviewing the Hebrew calendar in preparation for the upcoming fall Feasts of the Lord, I became aware of the blessings of the current Hebrew month of Elul. There are three unique aspects to Elul, the month of preparation in which Psalm 27 is read daily. Elul is the month of repentance when we choose […]

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