My turn: Decorate with anticipation

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I thought decking my house with Christmas spirit the day after Thanksgiving was perfect timing; not too early, not too late. Recently, though, someone said we rush Christmas enough. They wait until the 12 days before Christmas. Not only is the “Twelve Days of Christmas” significant because of the song, written during a time Christians […]

Friday morning briefing: Buddy gets a star, scouts honor and Sandy’s perfect game

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Holly star It’s not all things Buddy Holly just in Clovis. Buddy Holly got his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday, which would have been the singer-songwriter’s 75th birthday. Just a little tidbit of information to take with you to the Clovis […]

Their View: Deficit reduction plan far from perfect

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s office issued this press release Tuesday

My turn: Ready to run

I want to put on my my my my running shoes! I read all the ads, I looked in all the stores, and I found the perfect ones. I found my running shoes. I remember when I was a little kid, I had those thin little track shoes. Everyone had a pair at one time […]

On the shelves — Jan. 30

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library The Library maintains a collection of documents on flood management that illustrate a broad range of flood-proofing techniques, building designs to minimize damage, personal safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and structural repair methods. Most of these publications are available for checkout, and a complete list is available […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Big bands, the perfect pie crust and the Govenator

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Dance to

Career matters more than the moment

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By Kevin Wilson Armando Galaragga will not be perfect in the record book. And Jim Joyce was proven imperfect by video. And their fates crossing paths showed a lot of us are far from perfect ourselves. Last Wednesday was an afternoon off for me, which meant e-mailing friends and using Netflix to catch up on […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Cameo awards, a new Mickey D’s and pitching a perfect game

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Joking around: Cheese that’s not yours Cameo awards Cameo Elementary is holding awards assemblies today. Third grade is at 9 a.m., fourth grade is 10 a.m., second grade is 2 p.m. All are in the gym. Pushing dirt at Mickey D’s In […]

Finding perfect wine featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on preventing sexual violence, determining your wine personality and talking about forgiveness will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Amber Hamilton will discuss ways to prevent sexual violence and talk about how to educate parents and guardians on tools to help […]

Dress drive helps make prom affordable

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Ty Caffrey is trying to help teenagers have the perfect prom, even if they can’t afford the high price tag. Caffrey organized a prom dress drive Saturday at Matt 25 Hope Center and partnered with Clovis Community College and Life Choice. The drive provides area high school students with […]

“Perfect potato” coming on new show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on cooking, shopping tips for new cooks, baking the “perfect potato,” and making chenille dolls and ornaments will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.Cookbook author Marcie Rothman will give cooking and shopping tips for new cooks, as well as sharing […]

RC all-stars headed to state

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For the second consecutive season, the Roosevelt County 10- and 11-year-old all-stars are New Mexico Little League district champions, cruising undefeated through the District 3 tournament. The boys from Roosevelt County completed their perfect run in Tuesday night’s championship contest beating Clovis American at Portales’ Rotary Park 10-9. “Both teams came to play tonight,” Roosevelt […]

Perfection: Rams rout Tohatchi

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers The Portales pitchers were perfect Friday afternoon — and the Ram hitters weren’t far behind. Portales’ offense erupted for 22 runs in the first two innings of play and senior pitchers Mario Salazar and Phillip Danbom combined for a five-inning perfect game as the fifth-seeded Rams toppled 12th-seeded Tohatchi 26-0 […]

May 20, 1982

• Three Portales Rams baseball players were named to the Coaches AAA State All-Tournament. Chosen were seniors Johnny Poe and Greg Speck and junior pitcher Rod Simon. • Portales High School senior Tim Sweet was recognized for 12 years of perfect attendance during the PHS Academic Assembly. • Vinyl Reed Curtains ranged in price from […]

Senior center hosts chili cook-off

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Yum, was the word one judge used to describe the chili that was entered in the fifth annual chili cook-off hosted by the Portales Senior Citizen Center on Tuesday night. The event raises funds for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. With the introduction of the five judges, chosen from […]

Some things can only mean end of summer

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers We know it’s coming every year, Old Man Winter, and yet here on the High Plains, where our wardrobe mostly consists of flip-flops, tank tops and shorts, we’re shocked when we feel that first chill. The official first day of autumn isn’t until Sept. 23, still a few weeks away, […]

PJHS team’s perfect season within grasp

By Kevin Wilson It started with an old banner, and has the potential to be a banner year for the Portales seventh-grade “A” team. The Rams (14-0) enter today’s 4 p.m. game against Gattis with a chance to do what no Portales Junior High squad has done in 30 years — finish with a perfect […]

Not all heroes enter Hall of Fame

By Kevin Wilson Sunday started out to be a pretty good day, by most standards. Errands were getting done left and right, and the NBA All-Star game was hours away. That’s when I decided to check the sports news, and everything changed. You might have missed the news because it was sandwiched in between stories […]

On a quest for the perfect chile

By Helena Rodriguez When I worked as a reporter and restaurant critic in Abilene, Texas, several years ago, I pledged to find the perfect chile relleno. I searched high and low, from the taqueria’s in the city’s northside barrios to the chain restaurants on the city’s southside mall strip, but to no avail. I quickly […]

Don’t let change dampen your holidays

By Helena Rodriguez When you come from a family as huge as mine, you start to feel lonely as fewer and fewer people come home for Christmas each year. And when you start to compare the stress-filled holidays of your adulthood to the carefree ones of your childhood, Christmas can lose that “magical touch.” As […]