Easter happenings

The following is a listing of Good Friday and Easter services at area churches: Clovis churches • Victory Life Church — 10 a.m., Sunday • Central Baptist — 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to noon, Sunday. No Sunday School. Guest singer Adam Paul Williams to sing with choir and perform concert at […]

ENMU student seeking new hyena enclosure for zoo

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Stephanie Nutter is on a mission to bring a pair of hyenas back to earth. In between working on her archeology thesis and running a non-profit organization, the energetic Eastern New Mexico University graduate student has also taken on a project to create a new enclosure for two hyenas at the Hillcrest Park Zoo. The […]

Community cleanup

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Portales residents will be participating in the Great American Cleanup project from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday. Participants comb the city while picking up trash and debris. “It doesn’t cost people anything, just their time,” said project director Veda Urioste. “It’s nice to clean up some eyesores.” Urioste said the event is sponsored by […]

Remember the road to the cross

Easter is a reminder of the seriousness of the One who came to take our place. The road to the cross was paved with excruciating pain, and it was also paved with extreme love. God’s wonderful plan to save man had to be the sinless Christ for man’s sacrifice. Can you imagine the pain, the […]

My turn: Friend gets cleaned out

I’m pretty sure a friend and co-worker of mine wasn’t expecting his experience of being robbed to turn into an entertaining story which would become the life of a party. This friend called me last week and told me someone had robbed his apartment and taken just about everything. My other friend and I were […]

Reader-submitted content: Flower sales benefit community

The Portales Kiwanis Club is selling flowers again this spring to beautify our local community. The flower sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the C&S parking lot on the corner of First Street and Avenue C. The Portales Kiwanis Club is selling geraniums and petunias. All plants are locally sprouted and […]

Letters to the editor: First responders deserve thanks

First responders deserve thanks On behalf of the Portales Fire Department administration and staff, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the fire departments, emergency management, law enforcement, county road departments, C&S Oil, KSEL radio, Great Wide, First Baptist Church in Portales, University Baptist Church and all individuals for their assistance […]

Firefighting should be privatized

Thank you to all the firefighters who defeated the recent grass fires. They did an excellent job. Firefighting is an important task no matter what society you live in. It is a job that will always need to be done and be paid for. But is depending on government for this crucial service the best […]

Community firefighters deserve gratitude

Freedom New Mexico Some 400 firefighters and dozens of other public safety folks from eastern New Mexico and west Texas stepped up to battle Sunday’s massive wind-driven fire that burned at least 17,000 acres of grasslands and three homes across Curry and Roosevelt counties. About 80 percent of those firefighters were volunteers — sales clerks, […]

Friday morning briefing: Clovis’ top chef, a celebration and maybe some rain

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Steaking it out Check out Doug McGregor of Clovis, now a prize winning steak chef. Seems Doug, 66, who has never competed in a cooking contest before, decided to try his hand at the Cowboy Culture Celebration steak contest last weekend in Dublin, Texas.He […]

Teen homicide involvement raises concerns

Argen Duncan and Thomas Garcia With a 13-year-old convicted of second-degree murder and a 16-year-old and 17-year-old charged in Sunday’s homicide, there is disagreement as to whether such young people committing violent crimes is an anomaly or a trend. Friday, a Roosevelt County jury convicted 13-year-old DeAngelo Montoya of shooting and killing 21-year-old Angel Vale […]

Zias hire Division I assistant Wilson

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By Rick White: Freedom New Mexico Lindsey Wilson politely scoffs at the notion that it will take a while to rebuild the Eastern New Mexico University Zias’ basketball program. Wilson, a former Lone Star Conference player and daughter of an Oklahoma high school coaching legend, was hired Monday to turn around a program that has […]

Good Friday and Easter Services

The following is a listing of Good Friday and Easter services at area churches:

Thursday morning briefing: A video game, Jack’s send off and the Red Baron’s last flight

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Video game of the week Our own Jenna Zamie searches the Internet each week to bring you the best. Game: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Genre: Role-playing puzzler System: DS, 360, PS3 What is it? This puzzler features addictive battles and tons of […]

Local groups plan Easter egg hunts

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Alisa Boswell Easter eggs, by the hundreds, will be scattered across lawns for children to hunt in Clovis, Portales and Texico on Saturday. All egg hunts are free and open to the public. Joan Martinez-Terry, a member of the Portales Cultural Affairs Committee, said she thinks the annual Portales Easter egg hunt is a good […]

Ability to see lighter side part of Americans’ strength

Glenda Price We attended a Chautauqua program recently. The performers — a lady named Jane and a guy named Hoyle — presented a “Brief Historical Timeline of the Great Depression” covering the 10-year period from 1929 to 1939 in the United States. Jane sang and played guitar while Hoyle also sang and played piano, mandolin, […]

Ticket feature: Ropers to compete in Joe’s Boot Shop event

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Freedom New Mexico The annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event continues to challenge the skills of ropers at every level while giving spectators a chance to see some of the top ranked calf ropers in the world. “We will have several of the National Finals Rodeo’s qualifying calf ropers competing right here in Clovis,” […]

Two teens, adult charged with murder in Portales killing (Updated)

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Argen Duncan For the second time in less than a year Roosevelt County teenagers are being charged with murder. Portales police on Wednesday arrested 16-year-old Erick Pina from Arch, 21-year-old Alonso Quinonez of Portales and 17-year-old Alberto Ramirez of Portales in Sunday’s shooting death of 25-year-old Jose Alfredo Charize Montoya. Police said Pina and others […]

Hounds set LSC triples records, rally for 13-10 win

Freedom New Mexico Junior second baseman Daniel Patching set a Lone Star Conference record with three triples and Eastern New Mexico University tied an LSC mark with five three-baggers as a team as the Greyhounds overcame a 7-0 first-inning deficit to edge University of the Southwest 13-10 in a non-league game Tuesday night at Greyhound […]