Camouflage makes issue clear

From high school on, whenever somebody would pull out some kind of school or office supply decorated in camouflage, there would always be some kind of joke. “Wow, John … how is that pencil eraser just floating in the air? It’s magical. Oh, oh, sorry … I didn’t see the pencil because it was camouflage.” […]

McGee: Christmas lights make town sparkle

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist The joke goes, “You know you’re from New Mexico if you leave your Christmas lights up year round.” No worries about that around our house; The Lady of the House had Christmas packed up a couple of days ago, lights and all. “That’s it,” she said, smacking her hands together. […]

Textbook adoption tedious process

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People can joke all they want about textbooks being the same as when they were back in school, but it’s not true. Not in Portales, anyway, where textbooks are swapped out every six years. Now is the time, when it comes to elementary school reading and language arts, and plenty of money can be had […]

Joke provides no shortage of punch lines

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM Columnist I’ll rarely say or write something amusing to friends that won’t result in some type of laughter, even if it’s out of pity. Sometimes, I’ll get something I didn’t expect — an endorsement. I wrote something mildly amusing to a friend and she told me, “You should be a standup […]

I’m an April fool by birth

By Karl Terry There’s something about me a lot of readers don’t know. I’m an April Fool. By that I mean I was born on April Fools’ Day. It’s true, I really was born on April 1 and I’ve had every practical joke in the book played on me. Growing up, my family was always […]

Massey retires after 40 years

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By Kevin Wilson When Donnie Massey joined the Roosevelt County Telephone Cooperative as a lineman at the age of 19, he never counted on this. “It was just a job,” Massey said. “I figured I’d move on when I found something better.” When Massey found jobs he liked better, they were within the cooperative, and […]

Keeping up with the Joneses breeds conformity

Jim Lee I wandered into the garden section at Wal-Mart the other day. Among all the lawn and garden torture devices, they had a large quantity of flimsy, plastic flamingo planters. Aside from the incredibly sophisticated, high-brow taste involved in parking one of those things near the front porch for the world to admire, it […]