Bronchos bust Hounds

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico correspondent Fortunately personnel at Eastern New Mexico University will have the long holiday break for maintenance at Greyhound Arena — they’ll need it to replace the lights after the University of Central Oklahoma shot them out in a 103-85 win over the Greyhounds. The 13th-ranked Bronchos (11-1) shot 59 […]

Peace during holiday chaos possible

Karl Terry Peace at Christmas can mean a lot of different things to each of us. A Facebook posting from a high school classmate this week asked the question of her friends, What was at the top of our prayer list these days? I noticed that more than half the answers that came back mentioned […]

Shop owners say holiday profits mixed

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Alisa Bowell According to many local Clovis and Portales business owners, their holiday sales for 2010 have been good, despite the economic downturn. Randy Petty of Ace Hardware in Clovis said the store’s sales numbers are always at their highest in the summer due to the amount of outdoor products sold in the store. He […]

Clovis resident hosting charity light show

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With 7,000 lights and Christmas music, visitors can take part in the holiday spirit. A holiday display at 1024 Jeanie Drive in Clovis is lit 7-9 p.m. nightly through Christmas for people to enjoy. With the tunes from Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, the Boston Pops, The Carpenters, as well as classic children’s holiday songs and […]

Holidays about embracing those you love

Freedom New Mexico The end-of-the-year holiday season is intended to be a celebratory time, but there are more than 12 days’ worth of issues, situations and pressures that increase stress levels for many people. Last week, a team of University of Missouri health experts offered some tips for coping with seasonal sourness to help, as […]

My turn: Holiday events highlight birthday weekend

Alisa Boswell Last weekend was my birthday and it was by far, one of the best I’ve had in awhile. After 21 years of living in the area, I finally visited Elida for the first time Friday night to attend the Christmas on the Square event. The square was charming with its lit buildings and […]

Holiday luncheon set

Freedom New Mexico The Causey Community Holiday Luncheon is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Causey Community Building. Meat, bread and drinks are provided. Attendees are asked to bring salads, other vegetables and desserts.

Ticket feature: ENMU hosting holiday concert Friday

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University is hosting its annual holiday concert Friday. Featuring the symphonic band, chamber singers and university singers, the concert is a mixture of holiday music choices and includes an audience sing-a-long of well known Christmas songs. Scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., the concert will be held on […]

ENMU briefs — Dec. 1

ENMU hosting holiday concert Eastern New Mexico University will host the Symphonic Band, Chamber Singers and University Singers in their annual Holiday Concert at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Friday on the Mainstage of the University Theatre Center. The groups are to perform several Christmas songs. Audience members can join with the performers as they play […]

Portales kicks off holiday with tree lighting ceremony

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Argen Duncan Santa would have brought Rudolph, but it’s deer season in New Mexico, the jolly old elf explained during the lighting of the Mayor’s Blessing Tree Monday night at the Yam Theatre. Along with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, the annual event included a performance by Portales High School choir students, 36 […]

City to kick off holiday with toy drive, tree lighting

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Argen Duncan You may not hear sleigh bells ring, but Christmas is on its way to Portales. The annual Operation: Santa Cop toy drive and distribution is under way, and the Lighting of the Mayor’s Blessing Tree is set for Monday. This year, said Mayor Sharon King, the city is focusing on the Portales Police […]

Area families share holiday traditions, recipes

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Alisa Boswell Thanksgiving is the time of year treasured for memories of holiday traditions and family legacies. With this in mind, Freedom New Mexico decided to get together with local Clovis and Portales mothers of all ages for holiday memories, suggestions, and best of all, recipes. Kala Adair, 32 and a mother of three, said […]

My turn: Local communities acknowledge veterans’ service with ceremonies

Alisa Boswell I have to say it made me proud to see how much acknowledgment our local communities and newspapers gave Veterans Day this year. It was significant to me to write the Veterans Day cover story for the Clovis and Portales papers, because my father was in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years […]

Halloween chance for fun

Glenda Price Halloween is my favorite holiday. I’m not pressured to buy a gift for anyone, it’s okay for me to wear ragged clothes and for my hair to look scruffy. I can pretend to be everybody’s worst nightmare for a few hours. Really. What’s not to like? I grew up out in the country, […]

My turn: Holiday takes on different meaning

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Next Tuesday is Columbus Day, a nationally-observed holiday which has come to be known in many United States Latino communities as “Dia de La Raza,” or in Spain, as “Dia de la Hispanidad.” In grade school, we learned how, in 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and “discovered America.” Of course, at the back […]

Portales Past: July 4, 1950

July 4, 1950: Roosevelt County Sheriff J.N. McCall complimented citizens for their holiday behavior. “We didn’t have a bit of business,” he said. “No wrecks, no arrests.”

Despite holiday, schools still in session

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Two schools in eastern New Mexico will be holding classes on Presidents Day to make up for snow day closures. Logan and Portales’ schools will be in session Monday despite having extra days built into their calendar. Officials at both schools say it is because the extra days are […]

Salvation Army pleased with holiday donations

By Jenna DeWitt: Freedom New Mexico The Salvation Army wrapped up the year “better than expected” according to Maj. Tammy Ray. “Overall, we did really well,” Ray said. “The needs were met.” Ray said the Angel Tree ministry was able to help 766 children from all 241 families who asked for assistance. The Salvation Army […]