Region awakes to season’s first snow (Updated)

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Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico snow was easy come, easy go on Thursday. Clovis received a near-record day Thursday as the snow started at a flurry early in the morning and wound down by lunchtime, at which point rising temperatures knocked out most of the 2 to 4 inches of accumulation. For Portales, the National […]

Group organizing troop care packages for holidays

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Robin Fornoff Corissa Breeden was thinking about the holidays and servicewomen and men such as her husband, Carlton, who is deployed, serving their country and away from home for Christmas. Wouldn’t it be nice, Breeden wondered in a recent Facebook posting, if someone in eastern new Mexico started collecting small but necessary things for the […]

Weekly LSC update — Oct. 27

Standings Conf. All W-L W-L West Texas A&M 15-1 25-2 Angelo State 14-1 25-2 Abilene Christian 10-5 16-11 Tarleton State 8-7 14-13 Cameron 8-8 14-10 Texas Woman’s 8-8 10-15 Midwestern State 7-9 15-10 Incarnate Word 6-10 11-14 Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-11 13-12 Texas A&M-Commerce 4-11 9-14 EasternNew Mexico 1-15 5-20 Thursday’s matches Abilene Christian 3, Texas […]

Dance fundraiser set

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Jim Standifer, left, and Derrell Carter, both members of the War Memorial Committee, display the banner that will be hanging at the county fairgrounds to advertise a dance. The event is to raise funds to build the Roosevelt County veteran war memorial in front of the county courthouse. A dance with […]

Taking care of troops

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Cannon Connections: Tony Bullocks Corissa Breeden of Clovis brushes up on her social networking skills during a break Wednesday at the Hastings coffee shop. Breeden’s suggestion on Facebook to gather items for deployed troops has turned in Operation Home Front Cares, which will put together care packages for military members and military working dogs overseas. […]

Fathers advice offered in last column

“Heard Around the Supper Table” is being retired, so in this last column I’ve decided to share my cowboy father’s advice, written to me in my autograph book when I was in third grade: “To love is to trust May we love the living God with all our heart, Doing so takes away our fear. […]

Local health officials offer cold and flu season advice

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Benna Sayyed Winter is right around the corner, temperatures are dropping, and the flu season is here. Essie Means, director of Barbara Ann’s Child Care Center, is at ground zero for the battle against the highly contagious respiratory infection. She said her facility sees more children age 3 and under catch a cold during flu […]

Fishing report — Oct. 27

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Animas River — The flow is 270 cfs. The river is reported as […]

Federal Reserve officlals plan presentation at ENMU

Officials from the El Paso branch of the Dallas Federal Reserve will make a series of presentations 3 p.m. Wednesday in Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business building at Eastern New Mexico University. A reception will be at 4:45 p.m. The topic will be “Crisis, Recession and Recovery: What’s Next for the Economy?” […]

Organizers aim to raise money for memorial with dance

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Alisa Boswell A dance with a patriotic theme is being held Saturday night to raise funds for the new $20,000 war memorial being brought to Portales. According to War Memorial Committee members, the idea for a memorial honoring Roosevelt County veterans who have given their lives in battle stemmed from a 1958 Portales High School […]

My turn: Farmer shaves head to show support

Betty Williamson Picture a farm boy, the oldest of a family of rowdy brothers who grew up on the same bumpy school bus route that I did. Always a free thinker, he decided after high school that he didn’t care too much about spending time around scissors or razors. Before long he could be recognized […]

Thursday morning briefing: Art treasure, a free film and a million behind bars

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Be amazed Or, at least a little surprised by taking a walking tour of art treasures at Eastern New Mexico University. It’s from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and includes stops in the Administration Building, the Roosevelt County Museum and end sin […]

Freedom basis of libertarianism

Libertarianism rests upon the answers to a few questions. Which is better: Freedom or slavery? Honest possession or theft? Truth or falsehood? For any random individual the answer might be “it depends”. For one thing, define “better.” Society prospers as individuals prosper. It is not right to make different rules for different people. This isn’t […]

Zias fall in three at Cameron

Freedom New Mexico LAWTON, Okla. — Cameron dominated Eastern New Mexico University at the net Tuesday night and the Aggies cruised to a 25-13, 25-15, 25-17 Lone Star Conference volleyball victory over the Zias. Cameron (14-10, 8-8 LSC) had only five attack errors in the match, compared with 22 for the Zias (5-20, 1-15). Kelle […]

Purging ‘collections’ brings unexpected relief

We live in such a fast forward world, it’s easy to get caught up in accumulating. Now I’m not speaking specifically about cool collections. I know baseball cards, knives, stilettos and handbags can be quite fulfilling to collect. I’m talking about stuff that you think you need, or want, that serves no legitimate purpose. If […]

Smart cars could still use work

Apple’s new iPhone 4S has Siri, a virtual assistant that can tell you the weather, set alarms and reminders, and even look up the Dow Jones Industrial Average — all at the prompt of your voice. A few months ago, IBM’s Watson wiped the floor with former Jeopardy! champs, no small feat for a computer. […]

Holiday showcase draws crowd

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Roosevelt County Extension Program Director Connie Moyers, who was recently recognized for serving as a host affiliate co-liaison to the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences national board, dazzled an audience of more than 100 people Tuesday at the Memorial Building in Portales with her homemade food and craft creations. “It’s really a […]

Freeze, possible snow predicted

Kevin Wilson Nobody expects much hardship from tonight’s predicted snowfall, but a little touch of prevention never hurts. After a hot and dry summer, the area’s first snowfall is predicted for late tonight and early Thursday, with a low of 33 degrees and an 80-percent chance of precipitation, according to weather.com. The site calls for […]

Man arrested on drug charges

Freedom New Mexico A 25-year-old man was arrested Sunday after Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office deputies found 12 pounds of marijuana in his house while answering a complaint of a vicious dog in the area of Simnacher Road. Tyler Davis, the owner of the dog, admitted to smoking marijuana in the residence and agreed to allow […]

Their view: Cut foreign aid before cutting benefits

Karl D. Spence of Clovis offers his view of federal budget cuts.