Holiday dinner tips featured on program

Information on making a festive holiday turkey dinner, using new tools for crochet, and a program called Fuel Up to Play 60 will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Home economist and spokesperson, Connie Moyers represents Western Research Kitchens in Los Angeles, […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa, Clovis. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m., B.O.D. meeting; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood sugar and blood pressure […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water” by Charles Fishman warns that everything about water is about to change — how we use it, how we share it, how we value it – and what advancements are already under way to deal […]

Horses have deep relationship with owners

One of the most difficult questions every Christmas for Horse Lovers is what to get for that family member that brings you the most joy, is always there when you need him, and understands you better than anyone … No, not your horse clinician, barista or Pilates personal trainer, no. It is Equus domesticus propios, […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Music series, school’s out and Elvis gets notice

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Music, music, music The Yam Music Series featuring Andy Mason is 7 p.m. today at the Yam Theatre, 219 S. Main St., Portales. Admission is $5 at the door. School’s out A reminder that all Clovis public schools are closed for the holiday. Classes […]

Monday morning briefing: A video game, a big meeting and a president impeached

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own Jenna Zamie: Game: Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights Genre: Puzzle System: 3DS What is it? A puzzler full of adventure and mystery. ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ Web site: http://www.konami.com/doctorlautrec Compiled from […]

Empty stocking fund: Family G

Today’s focus: Family G Household members: 5 Children: 3 (ages 8, 4 and 2) Special circumstance: The family is currently between jobs, and when the father can pick up a job he usually gets 1-40 hours. The mother is still working. Clothing needs: Girls clothes size 9 in juniors and shoes size 5 1/2, clothes […]

Their turn: New Mexico soldiers in Bataan deserve honor

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., reintroduced legislation Thursday to honor the veterans who defended Bataan and suffered through the Death March with the Congressional Gold Medal. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., was a cosponsor of the bill. Here’s snippets from the Udall’s press release.

Cell phone ban distracts from true danger

The Nanny State is wagging its finger at us again. This time it’s the National Transportation Safety Board, which wants to ban all use of cellphones by drivers — even the “hands-free” kind that are increasingly popular — supposedly to cut down on traffic accidents. Many new cars even come with Bluetooth devices that automatically […]

My turn: Alcohol abuse a disease, not moral lapse

The postcard from a Portales church urging me to vote “No” on Sunday liquor sales at restaurants inadvertently reminded me to vote. “In addition to the economic impact (of alcohol abuse), we see an enormous social impact. Domestic violence, alcohol related diseases, and drunk driving all affect more than just the bottom line,” the card […]

County programs to receive grant

Roosevelt County has been chosen to receive $5,335 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, according to the information from the Community Services Center. A local board will determine how the money will be distributed. Local agencies chosen to receive funds must: • Be private voluntary non-profits or units of government. • […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Saturday, Dec. 10 • At 9:27 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Portales Junior High School in reference to a female subject who was involved in a domestic dispute. A woman was waiting for the officer by some mailboxes and […]

More than 350 graduate at ENMU fall commencement

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Alisa Boswell ENMU President Steven Gamble said each commencement has unique qualities to it and fall graduation Saturday at Greyhound Arena was no different. “This one, for example, was quieter than others,” Gamble said. “Which I think was a positive.” Some 19 of 363 total graduates were students at the ENMU Portales campus. Faculty member […]

ENMU/ACU basketball capsules — Dec. 17

Freedom New Mexico Men Abilene Christian (5-4, 0-2 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (8-3, 1-2) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 Last time out: ACU dropped a 61-58 decision at home on Tuesday to West Texas A&M. The Greyhounds beat Angelo State 71-62 on Thursday night at Clovis High School. Last […]

McGee: What about my cat?

Grant McGee It was a lazy Sunday. The Lady of the House and I both in our recliners reading different sections of the Sunday newspaper. “Oh this is a guy with a sense of humor,” I said, talking about a story on the front page. “He died last August and now all of his friends […]

In search of ponies: Christmas gifts not for pets

Walking through the stores this holiday season, at first you may think,“that squeaky toy is so cute, Fido would love that!” But as you shop, you may start to get the feeling it’s not an accident the Christmas tree shaped dish full of frosted beef biscuits is at the end of the isle right where […]

Graduates optimistic on job prospects

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Alisa Boswell Despite a tough job market, Eastern New Mexico University students graduating today said they aren’t worried about job prospects. Halee Goff, graduating with a master’s in education in school counseling, said she not only has a new job but is already working it. “My husband and I just moved to Artesia and I’ve […]

Hounds, Zias play in Clovis

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer

ENMU builds early lead, notches first Lone Star Conference win

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Kevin Wilson CLOVIS — It’s not really a home contest, but Eastern New Mexico University’s men were happy to take a game 20 miles away at Clovis High’s Rock Staubus Gym. And it wasn’t a full game, but 10 good minutes was just enough for the Hounds to get their first Lone Star Conference win. […]

Rambelles beat Zias in Clovis

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Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Neither the Angelo State nor Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball teams could find the range with any consistency Thursday night. The Rambelles simply struggled a little less than the Zias. ASU got a 3-point play from sophomore forward Lauren Holt in the first minute and, except for a brief tie […]