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Hot-shooting Hounds beat Nova Southeastern

STAFF REPORT CANYON, Texas — Sophomore guard Kevin Saiz led a balanced attack with a career-high 15 points and paced a Eastern New Mexico University 3-point barrage as the Greyhounds beat Nova Southeastern 78-67 to gain a split in the West Texas A&M Thanksgiving Classic. Saiz did all his scoring from distance, converting 5-of-8 from […]

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Freeing last chimps humane, ethical

This month, the National Institutes of Health announced it will retire the last colony of government-owned chimpanzees being held for biomedical research, including 20 that were subjected to decades of invasive, nonproductive testing at an Alamogordo research facility. This week, as our nation celebrates the holiday season, there is no better symbol of humanity, of […]

Sloan: ‘The World’s Gone Crazy’ indeed

During last weekend’s Friends of the Public Library book sale in Portales, I bought 97 books (including 59 children’s books I am donating to a first grade, and four DVD movies) for $7. For my November book-of-the-month summary, I’ve selected one: “The World’s Gone Crazy” by the Bathroom Readers’ Institute. Here are a few lowlights: […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

CCC graduate servant of animals, people

Jessica Thron was born at Cannon Air Force Base. Her father (whom is originally from Maine) retired from the military when Thron was 16 years old. Her mother is from Bovina, who home-schooled Thron and her sister. She gives credit to her mother for her teaching dedication and for being the reason she was successful […]

Terry: Missing a youngster to teach quail hunting

I almost went quail hunting on Thanksgiving day, but instead stuck around the house and helped tend to the big bird in the oven. It was a pretty regular thing when I was growing up to spend Thanksgiving morning on a quail hunt. The bird numbers dropped over the years from changing land use and […]

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