My turn: In need of better Band-Aids

Argen Duncan Forget the better mousetrap — I wish someone would build a better Band-Aid. I was chopping an onion one night, in between breaks to let my eyes stop stinging and watering, when I cut my finger instead of the onion. Not to be deterred, I wrapped a piece of paper towel around my […]

Pigskin Preview: Hounds need defense to step up

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Last season, its second with a fast-paced spread offense, Eastern New Mexico University began to make the adjustment after years of running the triple option. This fall, Greyhounds coach Mark Ribaudo is hoping to shore up a defense which, often having little time to catch its breath between series, […]

My turn: Choose words wisely

I guess I need to be more careful about describing myself as “ultra-conservative.” Somehow I’ve gotten on an extremist distribution list. One recent e-mail showed presidents Reagan, Bush W. and Clinton speaking at podiums with U.S. flags. Then it pictured “Barack Hussein Obama” (with Hussein boldfaced), and asked what was the difference — before pointing […]

Government doesn’t need to meddle in relationships

Government doesn’t need to meddle in relationships Kent McManigal of Farwell writes columns for the Albuquerque Libertarian Examiner. Here’s a snippet from a recent effort:

Their View: Demography need not become destiny

Matthew Ladner writes for New Mexico’s conservative Rio Grande Foundation (www.riograndefoundation.org). Here’s a sampling from a recent column distributed to newspapers around New Mexico:

ENMU briefs — Aug. 4

Volunteers needed The crew staffing the Eastern New Mexico University Dawg Days move-in and orientation needs volunteers to help students move into residence halls Aug. 14. The majority of the need is from 8 a.m. to noon. Ten team leaders and as many volunteers as possible are needed. “Their presence helping with move-in means the […]

South Korea doesn’t need U.S. help

Freedom Newspapers There’s no question the dictatorship running North Korea is one of the more dangerous — and nuttier — in the world. It’s headed by the Kim dynasty, something that wasn’t supposed to happen under the “classless” ideology of communism. In recent days current dictator Kim Jong Ill has been acting up, as he […]

Websites offer fishing tips

Clarence Plank Those who fish need to know what they’re doing. Wendel Sloan, director of communications at Eastern New Mexico University, told me about a website — www.takemefishing.org — that covers many different details about fishing and boating. It has a list of places by state where you can go fishing and get a fishing […]

My turn: The best fisher is educated

By Clarence Plank: PNT stafff writer Those who fish need to know what they’re doing. Wendel Sloan, director of communications at Eastern New Mexico University, told me about a website — www.takemefishing.org — that covers many different details about fishing and boating. It has a list of places by state where you can go fishing […]

Their view: Elected officials need to start working for good of public

Portales’ Kirby Rowan offers this view on politics and big-money interests:

Children need fathers in their lives

Freedom New Mexico Mother’s Day might get more attention, with more elaborate celebration. Fathers often downplay the event themselves, partly due to modesty and perhaps also because they have to pay for any celebration that is made. It’s a generally accepted truth, however, that children tend to show more affection toward their mothers than their […]

Columnists crave attention

By Karl Terry It could be time to apply a little market research to these weekly missives I jokingly refer to as a column. I need to zero in on my audience a bit it seems. For some 22 years I’ve written this column with one target audience in mind. Will my mother enjoy reading […]

Don’t need feds to kill my bugs

By Glenda Price: State columnist I’m afraid of centipedes, the big ones. By the time one has grown to 11 or 12 inches long his color becomes grayish brown with yellow streaks. Plus those things are really hard to kill. We cut one’s head off once and laid him on the windowsill. Five days later […]

My turn: I only need a few words

By David Stevens: FNM Editor I’m a man of few words. I’ve wasted hundreds of them on reporters who don’t share this attribute. One discussion went like this: Me: “You’ve written the building was ‘partially destroyed’ by fire. Seems to me the building was either ‘destroyed’ or it was ‘damaged.’” Reporter: “Well, part of the […]

Thursday morning briefing: Need you, wind and rain and the history of April Fool

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. You’re needed The Curry County Wellness Council is in dire need of volunteers to help out with the April 10 Stay Teen Parent-Youth Summit at Clovis Community College. The summit features author and lecturer Dallas Jessup of “Just Yell Fire” fame. To volunteer, call 575-763-6016 or click […]

Farmers need to elevate their reputation

By Baxter Black: On the edge of common sense As the percentage of farmers continues to decrease in proportion to the population, it seems the harder the ANTIs (HSUS, PETA, Sierra Club, name one) try to increase America’s dependence on foreign food, just as they have done with manufacturing, energy, timber, and steel. They have […]

ENMU BASEBALL: Hounds hope depth is OK

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico You need 23, and you’ll need at least 18 to do it. That’s the math longtime Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh is hoping for, as a thinned-down squad seeks its second-straight Lone Star Conference tournament berth. Last year’s squad, which finished 28-28, won three of four […]

Local officials brace for winter storm

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico is bracing for a winter storm that could dump up to 7 inches of snow and glaze streets and roads over with sleet. School officials will be keeping an eye on things to see if schools need to be canceled or delayed as the storm was […]

Look for blessings in everyday life

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Jesus has provided the greatest gift in the history of the human race by laying down his life for our eternal salvation. Yet he sends beautiful gifts just waiting to be opened every day. They are wonderful little surprises that, unless we are tuned in, will go right on by […]

God is our tree of life

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist People Need Trees and Trees Need People