My turn: ENMU QB had golden arm

By David Stevens: Editor We could argue all day about who’s the greatest football player with ties to our region. That conversation would certainly include pros Zach Thomas, Donny Anderson, Lawrence McCutcheon, Jerry Sisemore, Mercury Morris, Hank Baskett, Michael Sinclair, Kenny King and at least a half dozen more. But don’t forget an Eastern New […]

Former Clovis resident recovering from train accident

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Former Clovis resident Paul Young is recovering from his sixth surgery on Friday after losing his legs and left arm in a train accident, said his father, Mike Young. “He is in good spirits and has a good attitude,” Mike Young said. Mike said his 28-year-old son will have […]

Family history repeats itself

By Karl Terry: Local columnist She said she heard it crack when she went down. All I heard was a shriek of pain as she grabbed for my arm on her way down. With a day off recently, I had been catching up on yard work and my better half followed me out to the […]

Wind causes second power outage

Freedom New Mexico High winds caused another power outage Friday afternoon in Clovis, according to Xcel spokesman Wes Reeves. The outage lasted for about two hours and affected 1,141 customers, Reeves said. He said power was restored around 1:30 p.m. Reeves said a cross arm on a power pole had to be repaired on Norris […]

Thursday morning briefing: Gang talk, sexting and a strong arm

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. For parents Parents get the skinny on gangs, bullying, sexting, etc from local cops. It’s called the “Modern Day Parenting Presentation” 6 p.m. at Marshall Middle School. Strong armed Eastern New Mexico University junior pitcher Anthony Smith of 29 Palms, Calif., is Lone Star Conference […]

Student heads to Italy for arm wrestling championship

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico tho When Ashley Romero was young, her father told her never to date a guy she could beat at arm wrestling. That didn’t leave many prospects for dating, so she had to break the rule. She’s 18 now, attending Tucumcari’s Mesalands Community College, and preparing for a trip to […]

Small acts of kindness better than slogans

Freedom New Mexico My 6-year-old daughter Anna rolled on the ground screaming and clutching her stomach as my other children pulled on my arm, covered their eyes and cried. She screamed that the pain in her tummy was too much to take. I tried to touch her, she rolled away, threw up and passed out. […]

Doctors reattach Curry County man’s arm after pig attack

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A week after a 900-pound hog mauled him, Juan Cruz wonders whether he’ll be able to keep his arm, nearly severed in the attack. The 26-year-old Curry County man spoke about his ordeal for the first time Wednesday through an interpreter. Cruz returned home after five days in a […]

Forensic experts testify in Novak case

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Defense attorneys for a Cannon airman accused of first-degree murder used the expert testimony of prosecution witnesses Tuesday to show forensic evidence collected indicates nothing more than Edward and Kimberly Novak were married and lived in the same house. DNA found under Kimberly Novak’s […]

Petersen claims second place

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Master Sgt. Steve Petersen took second place in two categories at the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters competition held in Anaheim, Calif. Petersen, who serves as 712 MXS Weapons Section Chief, took second in the Master’s deadlift and Class One deadlift. Both wins were in the […]

Blood is life-giving fluid

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist I pulled myself up from the operating table to see what was happening. Then everything went black. “She’s fainted,” a nurse said. “Pull the curtain between them so she can’t see.” As a small child I couldn’t comprehend what was happening to me. Many severe nosebleeds had left me […]

Chavez’s antics shouldn’t be taken lightly

By Freedom Newspapers Despite the oppressive nature of his totalitarian government, Cuba’s Fidel Castro still gets a warm welcome in the United States by many American leftists. But as Castro fades, the revolutionary left needs a new hero — and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez apparently is fitting the bill. We couldn’t help but chuckle at […]

Arm yourself with information

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist At springtime I often have the honor of speaking to state FFA conventions and at college graduations. The students are bright, above-average young people who have chosen to enter agricultural or veterinary endeavors. I say to them, there is a difference between the study of science and the study of […]

Dad managed to keep this daughter happy

By Alexis Domme: Guest columnist Something I’ll always appreciate about my dad is that he will drop whatever he is doing to make his daughters happy.  When I was in eighth grade, my soccer team discovered our coach had quit. This was halfway through the season and the league basically said, “Too bad.” We were […]

FTCS News, Jan. 18

Basketball games this week include: Junior high boys and girls will play Thursday at Lubbock All Saints at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. (MST); Junior varsity girls will play Victory Christian Carlsbad at 5 p.m. at Conqueror Gym; and varsity boys host Lubbock Home Schoolers at 1 p.m. Remember, no school on Monday in observance […]