Tuesday morning briefing: Coat call, holiday seasons and the last .400 hitter

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Kids need coats Faith Christian Family Church, in partnership with Clovis Christian School, is collecting new and gently used coats for infants through adults. It’s the “Coats for Kids” drive. A collection box is at the school and will remain there until a few […]

LSC fotball recap — Sept. 25

Courtesy of LSC SID’s No. 5 Abilene Christian 65, Tarleton State 3 ABILENE, Texas – Abilene Christian University quarterback Mitchell Gale threw for a career-high 344 yards and two scores Saturday night to lead the No. 5 Wildcats to a 65-3 win over Tarleton State in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both […]

Men’s soccer: Hounds win fifth straight

Freedom New Mexico WICHITA, KAN. — Emerson Rodrigues had two goals and an assist, propelling the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team to a 3-2 win Sunday over Newman University. The win was the fifth straight for the Hounds (7-1), eclipsing the previous team record of four set last season. Rodrigues, a senior forward […]

Dora school news —

Sports schedules • Today — Dora volleyball hosts Jal at 4:30 p.m. (junior high, junior varsity, varsity) • Thursday — Dora junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams at Eunice, 4:30 p.m. • Friday — Dora football at Hondo; junoir high 5 p.m., varsity 7 p.m. Reminders to parents • Please pay for remaining September cafeteria […]

Elida school news — Sept. 28

Sports schedules Monday: Volleyball – Grady – junior high, junior varsity, and varsity – 4 p.m. Thursday: Volleyball – at Clovis Christian – junior varsity and varsity – 4:30 p.m. Friday: Football – at House/Grady @ House – district game – 2 p.m. Saturday: Volleyball – at Roy – junior varsity and varsity – 1 […]

My turn: Decoys help catch poachers

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The Department of Game and Fish in different states have enlisted the help of taxidermist to come up with something to lure unsuspecting poachers. The irony of it all is that most hunters use this to catch their game. It is a decoy or I should say a mechanical decoy which acts like a living […]

Commissioners approve water tank bid

At a Roosevelt County Commission special meeting Monday: • Commissioners approved a $91,688 bid for a water tank for Arch Fire Department. County Manager Charlene Hardin said the department had a $100,000 grant and was providing $20,000 in matching funds. Bids for other work needed to install the tanks, such as well work, are coming […]

State delegation urges more time for flyover debate

The Associated Press CLOVIS — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are asking the commander of Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico to allow the public more time to comment on planned low-altitude training flights in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. U.S. Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall and Rep. Ben Ray […]

Press release: NM officials say more time needed for public comments on low altitude training flights

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman, Tom Udall and Congressman Ben Ray Luj

‘Thriller’ themed ENMU homecoming parade draws more than 100 entries

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Jared Tucker Saturday’s Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade had more entries than last year according to ENMU faculty, making it an event that lived up to it’s theme, “Thriller.” Parade coordinator and ENMU Alumni affairs director Janice Cowen said the parade went real smooth this year, as the community came together along with 17 […]

ENMU sophomore enjoys rodeo life

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Clarence Plank She watches and waits. One by one the cowgirls race to end of the arena, dismount, flank and tie a goat tethered to a pole. All the while, Jessie Kirkes is thinking about her run and her goal — a faster time. Aboard her horse Twister, she breaks into the arena at full […]

My Turn: Oldies acts still impressive

Wendel Sloan During the Clovis Music Festival, I saw Bryan Hyland, 66, The Coasters (formed in the 1950s) and Bobby Vee, 67. When younger, I wondered why aging stars kept performing after the white-hot spotlight had cooled. Why did those hitless-for-decades wonders continue taking the stage before dwindling crowds (although 2,000-plus that night was impressive)? […]

USPS not making necessary cuts

It’s no secret the nation has been riding out a deep recession for a couple of years now. At the Las Vegas Optic, where I have been publisher for nearly six years, we have faced these hard times by making tough decisions. Last year, for example, we made the move from carrier delivery of our […]

Be wary when placing trust in junk science

Freedom New Mexico A recent poll asked Americans who and what they trust. It found that Republicans trust religion more than science; Democrats trust science more than religion. Neither should trust in science, as it is a discipline of proof. Most religious beliefs cannot be proved, so those who submit to religion do so in […]

EPCOG to hold special meeting

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is holding a special meeting Tuesday in Clovis to consider updated policies. The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. at 418 Main Street.

Hounds dominate in LSC North opener

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER’ dwagner@cnjonline.com BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University was rolling along with a 21-7 lead over Texas A&M-Commerce on Saturday. Then, in nine seconds, the Lions tied the score. Not to worry. The Greyhounds quickly righted the ship, generally dominated the game and […]

Herbert scores twice in Hounds’ win at Northeastern

Freedom New Mexico TAHLEQUAH, OKLA.— Sophomore midfielder Kal Herbert tallied two goals in a little over a minute at the end of the first half and Eastern New Mexico University rolled to 4-1 win Friday over Northeastern State in Lone Star Conference action. Freshman Eishu Kanemitsu and sophomore Diego Santos also scored for the Hounds […]

Pajama fashion statement not for me

Grant McGee The Lady of the House and I were getting out of the car at the supermarket the other day when a young woman caught my eye. Her attire grabbed my attention: Pink pajama bottoms with white bunnies on them, pink fuzzy slippers and a t-shirt that read “GREAT PLACES TO SAY %$&*.” When […]

A week for spirit

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Jared Tucker Homecoming weekend gives students, faculty and the community the chance to show their school spirit, and former students the chance to come together and share stories of school days past. Barbara James, Director of Campus Life at Eastern New Mexico University, said the ritualistic homecoming festivities bring out current students, students who have […]

Sometimes food bites back

Sharna Johnson Hunger and need change everything — even those rules we believe to be black and white. It’s a thought I arrived at this week while talking with a friend. “You know, I’ve been meaning to tell you, you’re mean,” he said jokingly. He proceeded to point out he was struck by the thought […]