It's their business: Royal Oriental Store

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Royal Oriental Store owner Josie Dayrit Goltz-David stocks Yan-Yan snacks on a counter. Royal Oriental Store • Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday. • Location: 917 N. Main St. in Clovis • Owner: Josie Dayrit Goltz-David • Type of business: Oriental grocery • […]

Dec. 22 — Dec. 28 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: • Wednesday: Bistro with carver • Thursday: Mexican cuisine • Friday: Closed for holiday • Monday: All-American cuisine • Tuesday: Italian cuisine

Food at the speed of life: Chocolate blessing too

I like Christmas. I try to remember the holiday really is about a loving God stooping to our level, becoming human, to save us from our own shortcomings. At the same time, I enjoy family, presents, the decorated tree and other things about the season. When I stop and look, I see the love and […]

Land committee tackles language

Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Group Commander Col. Steven Kimball talks about the need for two-way communication as a component of the Joint Land Use Study during Monday’s meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Kevin Wilson Four-plus hours of meeting for the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land […]

Dec. 22 — Dec. 28 Event listings

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Dec. 24 — Dec. 27 Movie schedule

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Volunteers needed for tax time

The base legal office is looking for volunteers to prepare taxes for active-duty airmen, their families, and retirees. Anyone can volunteer. Volunteers must complete a week of tax training class, Jan. 3 – Jan. 7 at Clovis Community College. The training times are Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday from […]

Dec. 22 — Dec. 28 What's Happening

Wednesday • Retiree Wednesday All day Whispering Winds Golf Course

Military mama: Squadron party good way to round out year

I t’s that time of year again. Bells are jingling, eggs are nogging and fruitcake is being mailed from person to person in hopes that someone dare take a taste. But more than any holiday tradition, religious or family oriented, the Air Force always knows how to put on a good time. One of the […]

We could all use comfort in our lives

Twas the day before Christmas and boy was it cold I broke ice on the tanks and scattered feed on the snow The cattle all came to the pickup’s horn and grabbed the feed in great hungry bites Then down from the trees flew a bunch of little birds They joined the cows and I […]

Thursday morning briefing: Breakfast date, winter break and snow threats

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Wait ‘til next year Eastern New Mexico University is closing for winter break at 5 p.m. today and will resume classes Jan. 3, according to information from the university. The spring semester begins Jan. 18. Currently enrolled students can register any time at www.enmu.edu […]

Ticket feature: New Year’s Eve ranch rodeo coming to Curry events center

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Freedom New Mexico Hammer Down Rodeo Company is hosting the first New Year’s Eve Steven Watson Memorial Ranch Rodeo beginning 1 p.m. Dec. 31 at the Curry County Events Center. Hammer Down Rodeo Company owner Layton Belcher said he wanted to host a rodeo in honor of his friend, Steven Watson of Causey, who died […]

Restaurant preps for annual community dinner

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The Garcia family starts planning a year in advance for the annual free Christmas dinner at El Rancho Restaurant. Co-owner Joe Garcia said every year he starts preparation for the next Christmas dinner the day after the big event, using the latest head count and factoring in other projections to ensure there is plenty of […]

ENMU closing for winter break

Eastern New Mexico University is scheduled to close for winter break at 5 p.m. today and reopen at its normal time Jan. 3, according to information from the university. The spring semester begins Jan. 18. Currently enrolled students can register any time at www.enmu.edu. Campus information: 562-1011.

My turn: Chocolate blessing too

I like Christmas. I try to remember the holiday really is about a loving God stooping to our level, becoming human, to save us from our own shortcomings. At the same time, I enjoy family, presents, the decorated tree and other things about the season. When I stop and look, I see the love and […]

School board candidate list

The following individuals filed as candidates for school board for the Feb. 1 elections, according to the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office:

Christmas wishes may not happen

Kevin Wilson I’m hard to shop for, so I like to build wish lists. Here are a couple of things that don’t fit on standard wish lists, though. • I wish people would actually do what they promise when they run for election, and the recent compromise between President Obama and Republicans on extending the […]

My turn: Christmas card tradition continues

Helena Rodriguez My Christmas cards will be late this year, but after a joyfully chaotic move during Advent, I was determined not to let die in my household this holiday tradition which requires pen and ink, not a keyboard, and actual stamps, not merely a “send” button. On Sunday night, my dining room table was […]

Protection stops allowance drop

Tom Philpott About 400,000 active duty service members will see their Basic Allowance for Housing protected from a rate drop Jan. 1, thanks to “individual rate protection” Congress adopted nearly a decade ago. Users of the Post-9/11 GI Bill education program also will be protected from any cut to student monthly stipends, which are based […]

Immigration enforcement not police’s job

With the 82nd Texas Legislature just a couple of weeks away, pre-filed anti-immigration bills already are piling up. Let’s hope that reason wins out and bad legislation is shuttled to the dustbin where it belongs. One such bill, filed last month by Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, would require law enforcement officers to investigate the immigration […]