Lady Wolverines breeze into semis

The Associated Press RIO RANCHO – Texico’s Faith Martin scored 15 points and Amanda Bass added eight to lead the Wolverines to a 52-27 victory over Eunice in the girls Class 2A quarterfinals Tuesday. Texico (25-4) advances to the semifinal on Thursday, meeting Navajo Prep or Clayton. Ahead 14-9 at the end of the first […]

In world of unsure events, Jesus assures us

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Religion Columnist It was on the highway that runs some miles outside Show Low, Ariz. It is the Salt River Canyon highway, and the sharp curves and high, steep hills of this canyon are intimidating. I have heard of many mishaps on that highway. My husband remembers traveling through the canyon […]

Reid wins with 12-under total

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Clovis High grad Travis Reid shot a 36-hole score of 132, 12 under par, to take a four-shot victory over former CHS teammate Robert Goff in the fifth annual Messilla Valley Amateur golf tournament at New Mexico State Univesity’s golf course. Reid, who transferred to NMSU this fall from the […]

13 not so unlucky for Wildcats

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Clovis starter Cade Wheeler pitched into the seventh inning before needing relief help to close out a 13-8 win over Hobbs in Tuesday’s second game of a Summer League doubleheader at Bell Park. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Clovis vs. Hobbs. Though both high school’s baseball teams in a Tuesday doubleheader […]

Elections were critically important victory

Freedom Newspapers Only the most naive optimist would believe Sunday’s historic elections in Iraq mark the end of bloodshed and hardship in that war-torn land. But only the most stone-hearted pessimist would disdain the spectacle of millions of Iraqis lining up to vote and dancing in the streets as insignificant. Iraq indeed passed a crucial […]

Trusting God makes it easy to take life step by step

Judy Brandon: Local Columnist My sister Susie, who is great at searching e-Bay for bargains, surprised me three summers ago with five cowbells she had ordered. She got five for herself, also. Charlie made wind chimes with the bells for Susie and I. The sight of those cowbells brought to mind the vacation days we […]

Clovis boys win rain-shortened event

CNJ staff RUIDOSO — Clovis High posted three of the day’s top four scores Tuesday and captured their division of the Leroy Gooch Invitational boys golf championship at The Links at Sierra Blanca. The Cats finished with a four-man total of 305, 10 shots ahead of Las Cruces High. Goddard was third at 325 in […]

The only assurance we have in life is Jesus

By Judy Brandon The Salt River Canyon highway in Arizona is about 10 miles of winding road meandering between steep mountains on one side and deep rugged canyons below. Once a traveler gets to the bottom where the river runs, it is time to start back up the other side. The narrow highway with its […]

Christianity needs a proper focal point

By Judy Brandon Memphis, Tenn., holds fond memories for me. During my childhood, our family made many visits to relatives who lived in the area. So it was during my early years that I began to develop an affinity for the city of Memphis. In fact, that was carried through to years later when Charlie […]

Time for a refresher on the Golden Rule

By Judy Brandon Several months back, I had an appointment in town. I arrived about 30 minutes ahead of time really hoping to get in a bit early. The waiting room was not that large, but there were about 10 chairs. After signing in at the desk, I turned to find a chair and saw […]