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Lubbock Ladies Second II None’s Brianna Mares hits a double in the top of the first inning during a game on Saturday in the 33rd Custom Classic softball tournament at Guy Leeder Complex. She later scored in the inning.

Softball fanatics have a ball at 33rd Custom Classic tournament

By Matthew Asher STAFF WRITER masher@pntonline.com CLOVIS — The 33rd Annual Custom Classic softball tournament is under way this weekend, but there are still plenty of softball games left at the Guy Leeder Complex which started at 7 p.m. on Friday and will finish today. Teams from New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma are participating in […]

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U.S. does little to keep track of immigrants

Maybe Michael Steven Sandford, a would-be assassin from Britain, doesn’t fit the stereotype of an illegal immigrant. But he actually is fairly typical and he does illustrate another reason America needs comprehensive immigration reform. Sandford was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, this month at a Donald Trump rally and is facing charges in an alleged […]

McDonald: State’s sacrificed much for nation

Around the corner is Independence Day, a holiday in which we celebrate the birth of these United States. Here in New Mexico, we have the history, heritage and diversity to do it up right. At first, sundry Native American tribes shared this harsh and enchanting landscape, but they were eventually overpowered and “assimilated” into the […]

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Biblical Worldview Conference held at First Baptist

By Kurt Munz-Raper STAFF WRITER kmunz-raper@pntonline.com Portales citizens and visitors from out of the city came together for a religious conference which began Monday evening and concludes today at the First Baptist Church. The Biblical Worldview Conference, hosted in collaboration with the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home and the Celebration Baptist Church in Rio Rancho, […]

Rodriguez: A little thanks goes a long way

The purple dinosaur of the 1990s was right when he said “Please and thank you, they’re called the magic words.” In Psalm 50:23, God says, “Giving thanks is the sacrifice that honors me.” In texting lingo, a little “ty” goes a long way. After days of bickering and arguing recently, my daughter, Laura, gave me […]

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