Day trip: Corn maze offers seasonal fun

Place: The Maize What is it? The Maize is a corn maze a person has to navigate through to get to the end. Where is it? Just outside Shallowater, Texas. Take U.S. 70 from Clovis and go east on FM 1294 from Shallowater. About an hour an a half from base. What can people see […]

Trade fear for faith

Bad news seems to be all over the place. I heard of a man being so upset by the bombardment of bad news that he decided he would go on “a news fast.” It sounds funny, yet it’s not a bad idea. Fear is the most destructive force I know. It is paralyzing and tormenting. […]

Portales past: Sept. 29, 1960

Portales News-Tribune: Melvin Lovon and M.G. Hunt tied for first place in last week’s football contest. Each missed 6 of the 19 in the News-Tribune contest, but even so, were top prognosticators for the week.

Thursday morning briefing: Baking tips, women’s sports and a on-air psychologist

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Kitchen tip of the week Be sure to place the item you’re baking in the center of the oven — not too close to the front or too close to the back. Also, make certain to place the item vertically in the center of […]

Mischief favorite past time at ranch

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Ruth Burns The Llano Estacado in the early days was a wonderful place for small boys. The grown-ups were busy with their chores and didn’t have a lot of time to spend worrying about the young’uns. Consequently, little boys could spend their time exploring, chasing rabbits, following the cowboys and very often, getting into mischief. […]

Friend more help than WD-40

Glenda Price I volunteered to go pick up this two-horse trailer and bring it home. It was only about 25 miles away, so I figured it was no problem, and took off on my merry errand. A really nifty gal named Rita had been storing it at her place. It had been a couple of […]

Day trip: Roswell theatre offers variety of performances

Place: Roswell Community Little Theatre Location: 1101 N. Virginia St. Roswell, is about an hour-and-a-half from base. Drive on U.S. 70 from Clovis, go through Portales, Elida, and Kenna. Take exit 1A to U.S. 285 and go south. Stay on U.S. 285 South and turn left at the Wendy’s restaurant. What is it? The Roswell […]

‘Blowing up’ happens to everyone

Grant McGee Have you ever had enough on the job? Blown up at a customer? Lately folks have been talking about this since that airline attendant cussed out passengers, then slid down an emergency chute into his 15 minutes of fame, two brewskis in hand. I blew up at a customer once upon a time, […]

Day trip: Historic home tour offered

Place: The Harrington House Location: 1600 S. Polk Street, Amarillo. What is it? The historic landmark was home to philanthropists Don and Sybil Harrington. The Harrington’s home was donated as a tourist attraction in 1977. What can people see here? Visitors get a tour of the 15,000 square foot home, which includes 20 rooms, eight […]

Dora shooting victim still critical

A man shot in the head during an altercation in Dora on Wednesday night remains in critical condition at a Lubbock hospital, according to authorities. Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker declined Friday to release any names relating to the incident, citing safety issues. Deputies were called to 506 Avenue D about 10:30 p.m. for a […]

Debt can’t be escaped

My favorite place to live in America is California. But don’t get me wrong — one size does not fit all. And how wonderful that is, that people differ so much that they could be quite happy living in very different places. I love this since it helps to confirm my individualist position about human […]

McGee: Makeshift pool keeps us cool

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist I heard that someone actually stole one of those blue pools you see all over the place. You know the ones; they’re huge plastic blobs with an inflatable ring at the top to support it. I guess it wouldn’t be too hard, come to think of it. Just collapse the […]

Day trip: Ranch offers taste of ‘old west’

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Brad Cooper: Grindstone Graphics and Marketing A mock gunfight begins at the Flying J Ranch in Alto. The act is part of a nightly event which includes a chuckwagon supper and live music from the Flying J Wranglers. Place: Flying J Ranch Location: 6 Flying J Road in Alto. Take U.S. 70 towards Roswell, then […]

Hounds picked for fourth place in LSC North

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s football team received two first-place votes and was pegged for fourth place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference North Division this fall in a preseason poll released on Tuesday by the LSC. The ENMU volleyball squad, meantime, was chosen for last place in the 15-team […]

Base power outage scheduled

Freedom New Mexico A basewide power outage is scheduled for Sunday at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a news release. The outage will take place from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday. During the outage, base civil engineers will be upgrading the power substation. The upgrade is needed to support ongoing construction. The outage […]

Their view: Don’t place blame on Blue Cross

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. The group promotes prosperity for New Mexico based on principles of limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. Here’s what Gessing had to say about health care in a recent column:

Day trip: Dinosaur bones on display at museum

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank A large bronze of a Triceratops head offers children and adults a chance to see how big the dinosaur was at Mesalands Community College’s dinosaur museum. Place: Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum. Location: It is 78.2 miles from Cannon Air Force Base and takes about 1 hour and 35 minutes […]

Food at life speed: Cooking can be quite an adventure

I love good food, but I have neither the time nor the patience to spend a jillion hours in the kitchen. I also want to be able to eat good food without it going straight to my hips, but I think moderate indulgence has its place. And that is the basis of this column. Before […]

Virtual visit to old home stirs memories

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist THE OLD HOME PLACE My brother called recently… “The old home place is for sale,” he said. The old home place. Now wouldn’t that be something to have? But it’s back east and I’m here in New Mexico. Do you feel that way about the place where you grew up? […]

New special operator course broadens horizons

By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, one of the first JSOFSEA classes in Tampa Bay, Fla., is so new, it has yet to find a place to call home. A Cannon Air Commando who recently graduated said the academy provided an insight to a larger strategic […]