Local Sports

Custom Classic set next weekend

Staff report The 33rd annual Plateau Custom Classic slow-pitch softball tournament is slated for next weekend at Guy Leeder Complex, with just over 100 teams participating in five divisions. Tournament director Roger Jackson said on Friday that a few slots remained available for the event. He said around 104 teams were already entered, and the […]

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Opinion

Protecting our own would best serve nation

Though it made an incredibly fast about-face under withering criticism, the Obama administration seems determined to replace the nation’s anti-terrorism mantra “if you see something, say something” with “if you hear something, pretend it never happened — if it offends a group we don’t want to offend.” That’s what happened when FBI Director James Comey […]

McManigal: No one has right to violate others

In the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre, popular opinion seemed to blame either guns or the murderer’s religion. It’s good neither is subject to popular opinion, because opinion is fickle. You have a right to choose and exercise your own religion, and you have a right to own and to carry any weapon you […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

Tyler Meiwes takes a break in his truck. He lives in Portales with his family.

Native still in ag… sort of

Tyler Meiwes was born and raised in Clovis. He grew up on a farm where he worked a lot with his father. Meiwes thought that he would be a farmer himself one day. Early on he learned about concrete and building barns from the ground up, which is part of his business today. Meiwes is […]

Terry: No danger of my ever being a shepherd

I don’t care much for sheep. I get it from my mother who really hates the creatures. The sweater-wearing varmints were not blessed with a great amount of intelligence. God knew this and that’s why he created shepherds. Shepherds know what a flock of sheep will do several hours before the sheep know themselves. A […]

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