My turn: Goodbye doesn’t have to be complicated

It always amazes me how the simplest forms of entertainment are some of the best. All it takes is a box of eight multi-colored markers and a large piece of white poster board and you instantly have the attention of eight fully grown people. On Sunday, I attended a coworker’s going away party and I […]

Hounds 10th in LSC preseason baseball poll

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University has been tabbed for 10th place in the 13-team Lone Star Conference baseball race in a poll of LSC coaches and sports information directors and various media. Meantime, the ENMU softball squad was chosen for eighth place in the eight-team LSC South Division. Two-time defending […]

Friday morning briefing: The buzz, the history of flight and a dream explodes

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. The buzz Check out the annual Roosevelt County spelling bee 9 a.m. Saturday at

County spelling bee set for Saturday

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Argen Duncan Elementary and middle school students will be spelling it out for the county this Saturday. Fourteen students from three county school districts are to compete in the annual Roosevelt County Spelling Bee. The winner of the senior division, sixth- through eighth-graders, receives a $500 scholarship to Eastern New Mexico University and a chance […]

Their view: Social Security doesn’t add to deficit

Social Security doesn’t add to deficit This a press release from Democracy for America on leaving the Social Security program intact: Either House Majority Leader Eric Cantor doesn’t understand how Social Security works or he doesn’t care. Just hours after President Obama said Social Security cuts and privatization are off the table, Cantor said Social […]

Russia may need to rethink security policies

Freedom New Mexico The suicide bombing Monday in Moscow’s busy Domodedovo Airport is a reminder that terrorists of various stripes are still active and that societies with only a few open areas can be assaulted readily. Sadly, there is no such thing as 100 percent security in this or any feasible world. Our hearts are […]

We are all part of God’s family portrait

Do you like to look at old family photos? It seems I have had to do a lot of that lately. Sorting through family photos is hard for me. I go through many emotions with joy, laughter and tears. I also have a profound realization of the brevity of time. It seems only a few […]

Reader submitted article: Mammograms offered

Roosevelt County Cooperative Extension Service will once again will be offering a Breast Cancer Screening Clinic. Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center will do the screenings. The screening will be held in Portales, at the Roosevelt County Extension Office, 705 E. Lime from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on March 8. You should call 1-800-377-4673, […]

Press release: Gas prices in NM increase for fourth week in row

(Irving, Texas) —- After a month of steady increases in gasoline prices during 2011, consumers are seeing some moderation at the pump as oil prices dropped this past week. Oil on Thursday fell below the $86 a barrel range for the first time since mid-November. Just two weeks ago oil was above $92 a barrel […]

Late 3-pointer sinks Hounds

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico It’s been a tough year for the Angelo State men’s basketball team, but the Rams persevered Wednesday night. Playing their 14th game of the season decided by less than 10 points, including six overtime contests, 6-foot-8 junior forward LaDonn Huckaby knocked down his fifth 3-pointer of the game with […]

Zias upend Rambelles

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Clarence Plank Angelo State has had the Eastern New Mexico University Zias’ number lately — but not Wednesday night. Senior Vanessa O’Neal continued her recent strong offensive play with a career-high 21 points, junior Precious Herrin added 19 points and ENMU led from start to finish to beat the cold-shooting Rambelles 65-53 in a Lone […]

Ticket feature: String quartet to perform in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico A string quartet with unique twist will perform for Clovis community members Feb. 19. Brooklyn Rider is described as “adventurous,” with a “hip” contemporary take on classical music, according to promotional material from Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Balancing a devotion to existing quartet literature and creating new works, Brooklyn Rider […]

Dorm demolition

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Argen Duncan Tearing down three dormitories and building a new one is more cost-effective than renovations, Eastern New Mexico University administrators have said. ENMU regents voted to demolish Lincoln, DeBaca and Chaves halls, all unoccupied dorms, at their meeting Jan. 19. President Steven Gamble expects them to approve construction of a new dorm on the […]

Thursday morning briefing: Books galore and dogs abound

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Book stop The state Rural Bookmobile is scheduled to stop in Roosevelt County Feb. 3. The schedule is: • Pep Post Office, 9-10 a.m. • Causey Post Office, 10:30-11:30 a.m. • Elida City Hall, 1-2 p.m. The bookmobile has books for loan with no late or […]

Rather drive cattle than carhop

Glenda Price So … I’m standing underneath the building’s overhang holding a metal tray loaded with food (mostly sandwiches) and heavy tankards of chilled root beer. I stare at the cash register receipt, then at the tray, and finally all around. I’m surrounded by vehicles — cars, pickups, station wagons — bunches of them. I […]

My turn: A little spread goes a long way

I’ve been experimenting with a novel spread. Awhile back, I looked through the book Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyers gave out at her annual Christmas program and discovered a recipe for Cranberry Mustard. Connie gave me permission to print it: Cranberry Mustard 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce 1/3 cup Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon […]

Press release: NM gas prices up 2.1 percent

New Mexico, January 24- Average retail gasoline prices in New Mexico have risen 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.96/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.09/g, according to gasoline price website NewMexicoGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices […]

Press release: Hounds kicker selected Don Hansen Football Gazette All-American

PORTALES, N.M. — Junior place kicker Taylor Cannon (Los Lunas, N.M./Los Lunas HS) from the Eastern New Mexico University football team has been selected Honorable Mention Don Hansen Football Gazette All-American, for his outstanding performance during the 2010 season. The award marks the third All-American Honor for the Greyhounds this season and the seventh in […]

Now facing shortage of pitchmen

Kevin Wilson We’re coming to a shortage in this country. We should have seen it coming, but it may be too late now. Fossil fuels? No, I’m talking about pitchmen. The small group of informercial celebrities just got smaller this weekend, with the passing of fitness guru Jack LaLanne, a man who, at 96, on […]

Police blotter — Jan. 26

Samplings of recent calls to Portales police, according to police records: Friday • About 1:20 a.m., an officer went to the 900 block of East Canadian St. to handle a verbal domestic disturbance. When the officer arrived, a 21-year-old man said he and his 19-year-old girlfriend were yelling at each other over relationship problems. The […]