Monday morning briefing: MLK Day, perfect fruit pies and prohibition

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. MLK Day There are celebrations and commemorations galore today to mark Martin Luther King Day. In Clovis, the annual walk to commemorate King’s march from Selma to Montgomery gets started at 9 a.m. in Potter Park. In Portales, a similar march starts at 10 […]

Time for some GOP candidates to call it a day

Freedom New Mexico The TV networks declared Mitt Romney the winner in New Hampshire about five seconds after the polls closed, so commentators had to scramble to find something interesting to say the rest of the night. It wasn’t easy. Mr. Romney had been expected to win Tuesday’s GOP primary and did. Jon Huntsman tried […]

Elida teen dies in one-vehicle rollover

Freedom New Mexico An Elida teenager died Friday afternoon from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle rollover in southern Roosevelt County earlier in the day, according to state police. Brittn’y Mowell, 17, was driving a 2003 Pontiac minivan east on South Roosevelt Road 24 about 11:30 a.m. when she lost control of the vehicle, according to […]

ENMU briefs — Jan. 11

Classes will begin Tuesday Students who are not yet enrolled can contact enrollment services at 562-2178. Those who have not registered for classes can visit www.enmu.edu to register online. The last day to register for classes is Tuesday. Information: 562-2175.

Senior happenings — Jan. 8

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 1 p.m., Bingo at Los Abuelitos. Tuesday: 9 a.m., Senior B.O.D. meeting; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 11 a.m., General meeting; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood sugar […]

Thursday morning briefing: The last day, end of a break and bridging the gap

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Last day 5 p.m. today is the deadline to reserve individual tickets and tables for the 2012 Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet. The banquet is Jan. 13 at the Clovis Civic Center. Tickets are $40 each or $400 for a table of […]

Roosevelt County farmer appointed to State Fair Commission

Freedom New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Roosevelt County farmer Matthew Rush to the State Fair Commission. Rush is the executive vice president of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau, overseeing day-to-day operations of a 16,000-member farm and livestock organization. He also owns and operates Rush Cattle Company, a family business that specializes […]

Animals have part in holiday traditions

Glistening lights, glints of gold, decadent treats, wafting cinnamon and cloves, perfectly creased ornate paper, topped with perfect bows… Ah, the traditions of Christmas. Over the years, we’ve polished and refined the season, making Christmas sound, look, taste and smell better than any other single day on the calendar. If we were to go back […]

McGee: Christmas gatherings can get weird

It looks like The Lady of the House and I will be spending Christmas Day without family. So we’ll just be hanging around the house in our “Watchin’-TV-and-eatin’” clothes. I love seeing the kinfolk, but sometimes it’s good to just have a quiet Christmas. Because you know, sometimes when family shows up things can get […]

Snow days help with pre-holiday plans

Things to do on a snow day, especially when that snow day comes several weeks before Christmas. • Finish hanging and arranging the Christmas lights you did not get to, which was most of them. Remember that your northeastern native body does not really perceive this weather as unbearably cold, as most in the southwestern […]

Protesters’ actions inconsistent

Ned Cantwell The precise moment of realization my life had faded to total insignificance is as vivid as a New Mexico sunset. But certainly not as appealing. It was the recent morning I awakened and reviewed the day’s agenda. It included writing a huffy protest letter. Nothing new there. Writing huffy prose has been a […]

Snow day for some, work day for others

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Alisa Boswell With area schools canceling classes Monday and many people staying off the roads, we asked people around Portales how the snow day affected them. Similar conditions are expected Tuesday.

Make holiday shopping local affair

Saturday, Nov. 26, is Small Business Shopping Day. Be that as it may, why not allow every day, especially during Christmas shopping season, to be the day to shop locally, the day to patronize and support local businesses rather than the megastores? It’s no joke, and no accident, that those businesses are often either locally […]

Dora news — Nov. 15

School held all week Dora students kindergarten through twelfth grade are attending school Monday through Friday this week. This is the only five-day week for students all year.

PHS news — Nov. 15

College Day set for Wednesday Through the Gear-Up Grant, which supports the class of 2012, PHS is hosting a college fair from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Portales High School on Nov. 16 in the Ram Athletic Center, which is open to the public. For information, call Pam Ray at 356-7097 ext. 7019. After […]

My turn: Students appreciative of veterans

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I had a great time hanging out with Lindsey-Steiner fifth and sixth graders Thursday, talking to them about the lameness of Justin Bieber, the hotness of Taylor Lautner and their excitement over their Bring a Veteran to School Day, which is being held today. Kids have changed since I was in sixth grade, but hearing […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Veterans Day, help for seniors and a serial killer misses

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Veterans Day Plenty of Veterans Day activities in Clovis Friday: • Veteran’s Day Breakfast — 7 a.m.-11 a.m. at American Legion No. 25, 2400 West Seventh St. • DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Open House — 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at 220 West Fourth St. • […]

Their view: Veterans Day for paying tribute to all who serve

Robert Morrison, a Coast Guard veteran, is senior fellow at the Family Research Council, offers this view about Veterans Day: