Empty stocking fund: Miss M.

Today’s focus: Miss M. Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Miss M. is a single mother. Due to the health issues that she is experiencing, she has missed a lot of days at work, meaning less money to pay bills. Her holiday hope: Wants to have a good Christmas and feel well. Clothing needs: […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records:

Toy drive community effort

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Alisa Boswell Baby dolls, Tonka trunks, Nerf guns and basketballs were just a few of the toys scattered around the a back room of the Portales Police Department Tuesday afternoon, as various department employees took shifts packing boxes of toys for families in need. The annual tradition is the Portales Police Department’s Operation Santa Cop, […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Saving a life and a killer clown

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Learn a lifesaving skill The American Red Cross has scheduled a class on adult CPR for 6 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Matt 25 building, 1200 Thornton St. Registration: 1-800-560-2302 Information and registration: 575-318-4161 Question of the day How often do you go over […]

Command chief selected for top enlisted position at Hurlburt

Chief Master Sgt. William H. Turner Cannon Connections staff Cannon Air Force Base’s Chief Master Sgt. William H. Turner, Command Chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, has been chosen as the Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command in Hurlburt Field, Fla., according to a news release. Turner’s new position is […]

Fishing report – Dec. 21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DEC. 21, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT

Cannon base commander nominated for promotion to brigadier general

Freedom New Mexico: Sharna Johnson Col. Stephen Clark, commander of Cannon Air Force Base, is up for promotion. He’s been nominated for his first star, boosting him from colonel to brigadier general if approved by the Senate Sharna Johnson Col. Stephen Clark sees his nomination for his first star as an opportunity to apply his […]

Press Release: Cannon’s Turner promoted to AFSOC command chief

The 27th Special Operations Wing is very pleased to announce that Chief Master Sergeant William H. Turner, Command Chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, has been selected as the next Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Press Release: Cannon's Turner promoted to AFSOC command chief

The 27th Special Operations Wing is very pleased to announce that Chief Master Sergeant William H. Turner, Command Chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, has been selected as the next Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Empty stock fund — Dec. 21

z Today’s Focus: Mrs. S • Household members: 4 • Children: 1 • Special circumstance: She is not working at the present time but is looking for a job and unemployment ran out two weeks ago. • Her holiday hope: To have a good Christmas. • Clothing needs: Pants and shirt size 14/16 girls. • […]

Bronchos bust Hounds

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico correspondent Fortunately personnel at Eastern New Mexico University will have the long holiday break for maintenance at Greyhound Arena — they’ll need it to replace the lights after the University of Central Oklahoma shot them out in a 103-85 win over the Greyhounds. The 13th-ranked Bronchos (11-1) shot 59 […]

Zias can’t overcome slow start

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Dave Wagner It took Eastern New Mexico University’s women more than five minutes to get on the board Monday night. It was nearly eight minutes before the Zias had their first field goal. In the end, the painfully slow start was too much to overcome and Central Oklahoma cruised to a 75-54 Lone Star Conference […]

Lizard that lives in county could be added to endangered list

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A lizard that lives in southern Roosevelt County may become federally listed as an endangered species, limiting the use of the land included in its habitat. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service proposed the dunes sagebrush lizard, also known as the sand dunes lizard, be listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. […]

Language in land use study raises concerns

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Four-plus hours of meeting for the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study revealed at least one bit of information — four-plus hours is not enough time to hammer out everything. The technical and policy committees for the JLUS will meet again — chair Sid Strebeck said sometime […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Dinner for airmen, resolutions and a film classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Christmas eve First Presbyterian Church in Portales has scheduled its annual Community Christmas Eve Service for 11 p.m. Friday. The service includes special music, readings and traditional Christmas hymns. And, First Baptist Church is holding a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Friday. Both […]

Dora school news — Dec. 21

School is closed until Jan. 4.

Elida school news — Dec. 21

• Christmas break: Until Jan. 4 • Jan. 3-8: EPAC • Jan. 3: Teacher in-service • Jan. 4: School resumes

Floyd school news — Dec. 21

Second Annual Alumni Tournament On Jan. 15 the Floyd Booster Club will host its second annual alumni tournament. Any adult who has attended Floyd Schools is eligible to be on a team. Teams must have a minimum of eight members, at least two must be of minority gender. During play at least one minority member […]

My turn: Knowing hunting requirements important

Dan Williams, public information officer with New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, said anyone under age 18 must successfully pass an approved hunter’s education course before they can hunt or buy a hunting license in New Mexico. After that a person is pretty much set to hunt protected game, but there are different requirements […]

Fort Sumner man shot following chase

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A 23-year-old Fort Sumner man is in “serious but stable” condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock after he was shot Monday by a De Baca County deputy following a chase that started near Lake Sumner. Michael Christopher Fitschen of Fort Sumner was being pursued in connection with a […]