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The last time New Mexico State University appeared in a bowl game JFK had not yet been sworn into office and nobody outside of Liverpool or Hamburg had ever heard of the Beatles. Thanks to a victory over Idaho Nov. 25 engineered by backup quarterback Nick Jeanty (No. 12, pictured), the Aggies play for bowl eligibility Saturday, Dec. 2, in one of the biggest games in the school’s 100-plus-year football history. But, as Bulletin editor Marty Racine ...

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By Phil Wilke For the Bulletin I used to be big. Not Jupiter or Australia big, maybe just a Pontiac minivan. Now I’m a Chevy mid-sized sedan, hoping to work my way down to Alfa Romeo roadster. I’ve dropped a lot of weight by counting calories, exercising a lot more and complaining about having to count calories and exercise more, but it seems to be working. Or at least it worked up to a point. I have plateaued on weight loss for several ...

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SEMI-TOUGH Las Cruces High School quarterback Payton Ball (5) eludes Rio Rancho defensive back Jaylen McKinley in the state quarterfinal matchup Nov. 17 at Field of Dreams. The Bulldawgs’ 28-10 victory sends them to the Class 6A semifinals at Field of Dreams Friday, Nov. 24, against top-ranked Manzano, which took care of Clovis, 45-7. The winner will play for the state championship.

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Eagle Scout Trevor Taylor stands in front of the Sagecrest Park Trail sign he created and unveiled Friday, Nov. 10, on North Roadrunner Parkway. To his left is his brother, Evan Taylor. Las Cruces nature photographer Frank Parrish donated some of his photographs for the sign, which provides pertinent information for hikers. BULLETIN PHOTO BY STEVE MACINTYRE

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Wake of the torpedo Las Crucen survived largest naval battle ever By MIKE COOK Las Cruces Bulletin Dwight Weir was 17 years old when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. During the next two years, he would serve on two battle cruises in the South Pacific, surviving enemy fire and three kamikaze attacks that killed many of his fellow sailors. And, Weir would participate in the largest naval battle in the history of the world. The story of Weir’s service in ...

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