Groups look to strengthen communication

Courtesy photo The 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron provided a team-building exercise at the Women’s Medical Center on July 30. The Women’s Medical Center is an obstetrics and gynecology office located across the street from Plains Regional Medical Center. By Collette Delgado: 27th Special Operations Medical Group On July 30, 27th Special Operations Medical […]

Drive uncomfortable for couple, piglet

I worked for a big cattle company in the northwest and we kept “cookhouse pigs” for the crew. Every spring, 30 or so little weaner pigs were brought from the sale barn and put in our pig facility, a long steel Quonset hut. I knew enough to vaccinate them for Erysipelas, but I put off […]

Commission to discuss extending water rights

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Extending water rights reservation fees for Ute Lake among 12 local entities is on the agenda today at a New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission meeting. Village of Logan Manager Larry Wallin said he expects no action will be taken during Friday’s meeting in Albuquerque. Wallin also said the contract […]

My turn: Local leaders saddle up

The stick horse race last year at the Live United on the Square Block Party is this week’s featured video. The relay race begins as Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry, Sheriff Darren Hooker and then Fire Chief John Bridges take off on their wooden thoroughbreds down the street. The three make it safely to […]

You can win the game

It’s coming. I can smell “fall.” The early morning dew and the robins’ “cluck cluck” tell me to get ready. I love the crickets’ sound and the beauty of the last rose of summer. I’ve already decorated the house. My husband says, “Leave this up until New Year.” What, and skip Christmas? No way. This […]

Times piece insulting to Muslims

Tibor Machan Do I search for hypocrisies among my adversaries? Only when it is too obvious to miss. And what if anything is wrong with hypocrisy? So what if you are a liar but make a big deal about condemning lying in your neighbor? Why is that a problem? In this era when major political […]

Opposition to Beck’s rally ill-founded

Glenn Beck has a dream. Beck envisions a country that will forever embrace the principles of integrity, truth and honor established by the men and women who founded the United States. He dreams of honoring great Americans who fought to uphold those principles — including Martin Luther King, Jr. Love or hate Beck, his dream […]

Longtime Roosevelt County residents honored

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Jared Tucker Bluegrass music and an array of food followed the presentation of this year’s Roosevelt County Pioneer Awards at the Roosevelt County Fair. Lifelong Roosevelt County residents Joe Blair and Melvin and Marie Littlejohn were all chosen as this year’s award recipients. Blair, a WWII veteran and recipient of the 2008 Portales citizen of […]

Friday morning briefing: Performance horses, step back in time and Hepburn’s debut

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Horse performance Just in time for the Clovis Livestock Auction horse sale Saturday…a warm-up of osrts. It’s the auction’s annual fall performance horse demonstration 4 p.m. today at the Curry County Events Center. Back in time George Crawford will walk you back in time […]

Food at the speed of life: Kitchen crises can’t always be avoided

My Jeff Davis pie escapade proves cooking isn’t an exact science. Joe Blair of Portales wanted me to make the pie, named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis. I chose a recipe from allrecipes.com. The pie is mainly sugar, butter, milk and eggs flavored with vanilla, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice. It has a definite egg […]

Commentary: Star Wars fun can have unintended consequences

By Tech. Sgt. Heath Fortenberry: Flight Safety NCO Not that long ago, in a town not that far away, I sat on my back porch having a drink while enjoying the many stars in the beautiful Saturday night sky. As fun as this may sound, believe it or not, boredom kicked in rather quickly. This […]

Spouse input sought for survey

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials today mailed out 150,000 new “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” surveys, this time seeking input from military spouses about the potential repeal of the law that bars gay men and lesbians from serving openly, officials said. “We understand the inextricable […]

TAPS mentors support families of fallen

American Forces Press Service By Elaine Wilson WASHINGTON — The day Scott Warner saw Marines standing at his front door, his world came to a crashing halt. The servicemembers told Warner that his son, Marine Pvt. Heath Warner, had been killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq’s Anbar province. Warner and his family, including his […]

Employees encouraged to cash in on ideas

By Maj. Jennifer S. Spires: Air Force Office of Business Transformation ARLINGTON, Va. — Highlighting a new Department of Defense-led program designed to produce money-saving ideas that improve the way the DOD operates, Air Force Undersecretary and chief management officer Erin C. Conaton is encouraging civilian and military employees to share their ideas online at […]

Triathlon: Community competition

Cannon Connections photo: Jared Tucker Twelve-year-old Case Shaap of the Clovis High School swim team completes the 500k swim portion of Cannon Air Force Bases’ annual mini-triathlon Saturday. Shaap’s total time completing the event was 1:08:00, according to Coach Vincent DeMaio. By Jared Tucker: Cannon Connections The Clovis High School Wildcats swim team went head-to-head […]

Clovis’ Roanhaus one away from 300th win

Freedom New Mexico At 299-103-5, Eric Roanhaus is third on the New Mexico career wins list, and is 57 wins ahead of Artesia’s Cooper Henderson. He needs a seven-win season to pass Bill Gentry. If he passes leader Jim Bradley for the top spot, Roanhaus will either have won his 11th title or be playing […]

Air Force issues warning about safety of e-cigarettes

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The Air Force surgeon general has issued a memo alerting all airmen about safety concerns regarding electronic cigarettes, a new type of nicotine product. Also known as “e-cigs,” electronic cigarettes are battery-operated devices that look like conventional cigarettes. The e-cig contains a cartridge filled with nicotine, which is delivered […]

Commissary eggs unaffected by recall

Defense Commissary Agency FORT LEE, Va. — Military commissaries have not been affected by the massive Wright County Egg voluntary recall, Defense Commissary Agency food safety officials reported. Although the commissaries may carry some of the brands mentioned in the Aug. 13 recall action, the eggs sold in military stores are not part of those […]

Military mama: Memories keep me full

My mind has been wandering lately, revisiting my past. It’s not that I don’t enjoy where I’m at in life at the moment, though I would be lying if I didn’t admit that times were simpler when there weren’t three mini-me humans depending on me for their every need. When my tummy starts grumbling these […]

Aug. 27 -Aug. 29 Movie schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, PG