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 […]

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.

Senators support fee increase

Sens. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and John McCain of Arizona, its ranking Republican, endorse President Obama’s call to establish next year a $200 enrollment fee on TRICARE for Life, the prized supplement to Medicare for 2.1 million elderly military retirees, their spouses and survivors. These influential senators made their […]

Let’s leave job creation to professionals

Freedom New Mexico The latest news from President Barack Obama’s Labor Department is that a federal grant doled out from the administration’s stimulus program to train and employ people in “green jobs” so far has spent $162 million, but resulted in only 8,035 people getting jobs. That would be bad enough. But only 1,033 of […]

Elida grad appointed FFA president

Elida High graduate Ryan Best was recently named president of the National Future Farmers of America organization for the 2011-12 year at the 84th annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. For the next year, Best and his national officer peers will be the face and spirit of FFA. They will travel throughout the country […]

My turn: No price tag for sentimental value

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How do you put a price tag on memories? That’s what I wondered this past weekend as I sorted through years of treasured clutter that I thought I couldn’t separate with only later to see dollar signs flashing as I prepared for my garage sale. For the third time in my life, my home became […]

ENMU women sixth at Tech rodeo

Freedom New Mexico LUBBOCK — Senior Shambrae Williams and junior Victoria Codgill won the first go of barrel racing and breakaway roping, respectively, in last weekend’s Texas Tech rodeo, pacing Eastern New Mexico University’s women to a sixth-place team finish with 95 team points. Weatherford College took team honors with 450 points for the women, […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Jail help, Gala’s on hold and a No. 1 record

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Jail volunteers Christian Believers is looking for volunteers to help at both the Curry County jail and youth detention center. There’s a training session 6 p.m. Thursday at the Believers headquarters, 209 W. Seventh St. Information: Sistar Yancy at 763-1715 Gala’s on hold Clovis […]

Harney, ENMU runners honored by LSC

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Mike Harney has been chosen the Lone Star Conference men’s cross country coach of the year. Harney led the Greyhounds to their first LSC title in the sport on Saturday at San Angelo, Texas, ending a run of 20 consecutive conference championships by Abilene Christian. […]

Choice means running own life

You do have a choice, but it is not the choice you are usually presented with. The real choice is between being responsible for governing your life or allowing someone else to govern you. To put it more bluntly, the choice is between liberty and slavery. However, if you listen to anyone other than libertarians […]

LSC football update – Oct. 24

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Zias clinch third in LSC; Hounds win

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team clinched third place in the Lone Star Conference on Sunday, beating Angelo State 1-0 at the ENMU soccer pitch. The Zias (8-5-3, 6-3-3), with matches remaining at West Texas A&M on Friday and at Midwestern State on Sunday, will finish ahead of Angelo […]

‘Dale’s Restaurant’ in Melrose damaged by fire

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Kevin Wilson The giant white block letters on the red facade couldn’t be more direct. “Restaurant,” the building says to travelers on the east end of the village of Melrose. But Melrose Tire, affectionately called, “Dale’s Restaurant” by the village of 650, is out of commission after a Sunday night fire that leaves residents at […]