School menus — April 25

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Biscuit and ham, cereal or toast, fruit juice and milk. Lunch — Bean tostada, salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce, tomato, and fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick, cereal or toast, fruit juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, fruit and whole wheat roll. Wednesday: […]

Pressed flower art featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on pressed flower art and making inkblot butterflies will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kate Chu represents pressed-flowers.com, and she’s going to explain how pressed flower art has been raised to new levels, which include single flowers as well as […]

Zias gain split with ACU

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Senior right-hander Kimberly Crouse continued her strong finish to the season Saturday, pitching Eastern New Mexico University past Abilene Christian 3-2 in the opener of a Lone Star Conference softball doubleheader. The Wildcats won the nightcap 8-0, called in the bottom of the sixth on the eight-run rule. The […]

Club notes — April 25

Claud Rainy Day Extension The Claud Rainy Day Extension club met Feb. 10 at the home of Reba Camp where they worked on the photo frame project for the Senior Citizen Resident Center. March 10 at Grady, Alpha Club hosted a luncheon and a program about “Dresses for Children” made from pillowcases. On March 24, […]

Fate of planet still unsure

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist “Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and while it may never live up to the first Earth Day celebration with a supposed 20 million rallied participants, we can still enjoy the outdoors, clean a river, drink from a Nalgene, turn out the lights when you’re not using them– […]

Golf more recreation than work

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist Bob Hope once said “If you watch a game it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.” I guess it’s recreation because I think my golfing partners on a recent outing will attest that I wasn’t working all that hard at the game. […]

Our people: Covering all the bases

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Bio Name: Greg Hill Birthday: June 21, 1963 Hometown: Portales Profession: Head baseball coach at Clovis High School Family: Wife Debbie of 23 years, children Morgan and Jordan Greg Hill coached in Portales for 17 years before moving to Clovis High School two years ago. Hill played baseball, basketball and football beginning at 6 years […]

Other ways to assist quake-ravaged Haiti

Freedom New Mexico This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register.

Volunteer profile: Patrice Tompkins

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Name: Patrice Tompkins Residence: Portales Volunteer work: Tompkins is involved in the Portales Woman’s Club, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, as a “Pink Lady” and teaches Sunday School at First United Methodist Church. Why she does it: Tompkins says she believes in giving back to show God’s love.

West Texas A&M sweeps Greyhounds

Freedom New Mexico AMARILLO — In the end, Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team simply ran out of pitching. A last-ditch bid to make the Lone Star Conference’s six-team postseason tournament ended early on Saturday as the Greyhounds were drubbed 28-11 and 12-2 by West Texas A&M in the season finales for both teams. ENMU […]

Silver squad posts victory at Green and Silver Game

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By Karl Terry: FNM Correspondent

Their view: Let’s put focus on victims’ rights

Susana Martinez is a Republican candidate for New Mexico governor. Here’s what she has to say about crime: “For too long, soft-on-crime politicians have focused less on the rights of victims and more on the rights of criminals. That will end in a Martinez Administration. I will make accountability the order of each and every […]

Water advisory lifed for Cannon

Freedom New Mexico The boil water advisory for Cannon Air Force Base and Chavez housing has been lifted. Extensive testing of the water system has determined that the contamination was isolated to one outside faucet at the Landing Zone. All other tests from inside the Landing Zone and across base and Chavez housing were negative. […]

Police Blotter —

April 20 At 3:30 p.m. a caller reported an accident involving a pickup and an SUV, which had rolled over. Officers were dispatched. At 4 p.m. an Eastern New Mexico University police officer requested backup at the 1300 block of West First, as subjects were throwing beer bottles at the officer. At 6:17 p.m. a […]

Local tobacco, health council programs cut by state

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County is losing its health council and tobacco prevention programs this summer, and a leader in those organizations believes politics, a smaller minority population and a low overall population are the reasons. Theresa “Terry” Teti, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control program coordinator and Roosevelt County Health Council member, […]

County preps for primary elections

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Freedom New Mexico Early voting for candidates running in the Roosevelt County June 1 primary election begins May 4 and continues through May 29 at the county courthouse. Additionally and starting May 15, early votes can be cast at the Portales Public Library. There are 16 candidates running for positions including sheriff, county assessor, magistrate […]

My turn: Tucumcari has its claim to fame

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Cowboy shows have long been filmed in New Mexico. A remake of John Wayne’s “True Grit,” starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, is filming this month near Santa Fe. Jimmy Stewart starred in the state’s first major production, “The Man From Laramie,” shot in 1955 around Santa Fe. Eastern New Mexico has also been the […]

County grant to be used for food, shelter programs

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County has been chosen to receive $5,459 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, according to information from the Community Services Center. A local board will determine how the money will be distributed. Local agencies chosen to receive funds must: • Be private voluntary non-profits or units of […]

Split keeps Hounds alive in bid for LSC tourney

Freedom New Mexico AMARILLO — Eastern New Mexico University’s struggling baseball team did just enough Friday to stay alive for a berth in the Lone Star Conference tournament. The Greyhounds eked out a 9-8 win over rival West Texas A&M in the first game of a doubleheader, then dropped the second game 11-4. The Hounds […]

State police investigating crash

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