Christmas proposal memorable

Christmas 1981 was easily the best one ever for me. It was the Christmas that I proposed to my bride. I wanted to ask her that Christmas but every time I thought about it I got the shakes and cold feet. Then one day in early December, while I was back in Portales for the […]

America Recycles Day marked for Nov. 15

By 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron November is New Mexico Recycling Awareness Month, a statewide annual event created to promote recycling, waste reduction, composting and buying recycled products. It is held in conjunction with the nationwide America Recycles Day campaign on November 15. “I Recycle” is the theme of Keep America Beautiful 2010. Millions […]

God’s mercy is everlasting

My husband has really contributed to the health of cats. One time he had 23 cats in his barn. He fussed about so many cats, but I noticed he kept buying cat food. A car hit one mother cat. Emmitt tried desperately to feed her baby kittens with a doll bottle, but they were too […]

Residents wary of price drop

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Master Sgt. Ed Hugo said his friends teased him for buying a four-cylinder Mazda Prot

Buying American-made not as easy as it sounds

By Anita Doberman Many of us remember the “Made in the USA” movement which seemed pervasive during the 1980s. Backed up by catchy television commercials, the marketing campaign featured consumers and business people declaring “It matters to me.” The press was full of dire predictions about the state of American manufacturing, and there was considerable […]

Investment firms’ agriculture venture a welcome move

Editorial The New York Times reports that in light of the world food crisis, large private investment funds around the world are going beyond placing bets on agricultural commodities like corn, wheat, soybeans and the like. Several are buying farmland, fertilizer, grain elevators, barges and ships. They figure that although the current run-up in food […]

Cowboys buy diapers for lots of reasons

By Baxter Black It is not uncommon to see real cowboys in the communities where cattle are part of the economy. I don’t mean posing in the street like gunfighters in Tombstone, or passing out casino flyers on a corner in Las Vegas during rodeo week, but in the middle school parking lot picking up […]

Citizens get home-buying advice at fair

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Tony Parra Mayor Orlando Ortega dubbed the housing fair on Saturday a “great success” with over 120 people from across eastern New Mexico participating in the event. Officials from the United States Department of Agriculture, Fannie Mae Foundation and the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority met with individuals interested in buying a new home. “As […]