Honors — Jan. 22

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Bucher Gregory Bucher received The Conquistador Council and the El Llano Grade District of the Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit. He served in the Air Force and is a veteran of Desert Shield, Desert Storm and was part of the response team to the Oklahoma City bombing in April 1995. He is […]

Scooter sales up with gas price

By Keely McDowell, Freedom New Mexico Local retailers say interest in scooters has risen in response to escalating gas prices. Ronnie Jones, general manager of High Desert Honda, said almost every customer who has come to purchase a scooter over the past eight months is not concerned with the price of the scooter, but inquires […]

We carry a lot of spiritual baggage

By Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers I just returned from an unforgettable trip to Tucson, Ariz., which made me realize 1) I don’t understand the concept of “light packing,” and 2) I also carry a lot of “spiritual baggage.” My daughter Laura and I went with the youth group of St. Helen’s Catholic Church to a […]

Brantley Lake State Park offers spring getaway

Compiled by William Thompson Brantley Lake State Park, located between Artesia and Carlsbad, has a 2,500-acre lake stocked with black bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish. The park’s manager, Shane Phipps, said officials have recently noticed another species. “The game and fish people were out here and netted some nice pound to pound-and-a-half white bass,” Phipps […]

Rural Nevada town clings to its patriotism and its targeted Army depot

By Martin Griffith: The Associated Press HAWTHORNE, Nev. — For more than 50 years, this struggling desert town that proudly calls itself “America’s Patriotic Home” has held what’s billed as the nation’s biggest Armed Forces Day parade. Some 3,500 people turned out earlier this month for the celebration, complete with water fights, a watermelon eating […]

March 6 Obituaries

Ruby Riley, 74 Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales. Ruby Riley, 74, of Muleshoe, died Friday March 4, 2005, at Parkview Retirement Home in Muleshoe. She was born on March 15, 1930, in Portales, to Mary and J.W. Terry. She was born and raised west of Portales. She […]