Politicians interfere with process

Kevin Wilson All things considered, the last 24 hours had been quite good. My baseball team was in the running to host a playoff series, I actually made a decent dinner and the movie I couldn’t find at the rental place was available for free online (no movie piracy took place). But leave it to […]

My turn: Snack mix packs variety of tastes, textures

A single handful of snack mix has a great variety of tastes and textures. Munching on all the components is fun. That coupled with my sweet tooth made the following recipe sound quite good. It’s from www.tasteofhome.com, reprinted with permission. “Pack a sandwich bag of this treat in each of your children’s lunches and watch […]

Horse’s tell in his ears

He was a sorrel, almost 16 hands, and quite healthy-looking. I didn’t have a round pen, so I put him in the woven-wire fenced square pen. I did all the things I’d been taught: tied up his foot, sacked him out, saddled and unsaddled him, leaned over his bare back, picked up his feet. He […]

My turn: Journal delivers encouragement

This may sound strange but I have recently discovered how much fun it is to encourage others, whether you know them or not. It may not quite fall into the category of entertainment but it’s always fun nonetheless. The mother of a friend of mine who lives out of town was recently battling cancer and […]

Pumpkin pancakes simple, healthy

Argen Duncan As a pancake fan, I was quite interested in the pumpkin pancakes Lonnie Berry, of Portales police fame, told me about. They’re simple and healthy. Lonnie was trying out ways to use pumpkin and was pleased with the results of the pancake experiment. He says you can substitute anything for the pumpkin and […]

Jesus’ birth quite a story

Have you given any thought to whether there were any cows in the barn on Christmas Eve that night two thousand and ten years ago? All Luke says is there was a manger. It doesn’t take much Bible reading to inform us that cows have been domesticated for centuries. Why, Adam even named ‘em. They’re […]

Time to lift sanctions on Myanmar

The release of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi from the house arrest to which she has been subject since 2003 is rightfully celebrated as a small step toward a freer and more open society in Burma. The Southeast Asian country was renamed Myanmar by the military junta that has ruled the country ruthlessly since […]

‘No female’ rule on ranch not fair

By Glenda Price: State columnist My dad was a ranch manager for absentee owners, so he was the on-the-ground boss. When we were quite young my brother and I began working alongside him. He called us his “top hands,” which made us feel proud – and work even harder. I remember one day after we […]

My turn: Cold weather can be troubling too

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With near triple-digit temperatures expected the next few days, this seems a good time to remember the cold. Our coldest day is quite debatable, but here are a few of the contenders: • The weather.com website claims the coldest temperature recorded in Portales was minus-17 on Jan. 2, 1979. Clovis was only minus-7 that day, […]

Hounds rally to earn split with Highlands

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore first baseman Mitch Wolfe went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, including a game-tying, two-run single in a six-run fourth, and five relievers each threw one scoreless inning as Eastern New Mexico University beat New Mexico Highlands 8-6 on Tuesday for a split of their baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (9-7) […]

Cleverness of cowboy entertaining

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist Cowboys can be quite creative when hard times cut into the daily operating expenses. Take Roy’s cousin BB. One of BB’s heifers had come off his badlands and crossed onto Roy’s pasture. On that fateful day BB had driven his pickup and gooseneck trailer to Roy’s place to pick him […]

Murray provided us with quite a ride

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a real cowboy walk into the urban world spotlight and take it by storm. Not since Ben Johnson, Wilford Brimley, Nolan Ryan and Mac Baldridge could I have pointed and said, “He’s one of us.” Grandma Teddie watches “Wheel of Fortune” every […]

Nudge-ocrats have own agenda

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Ideas do have consequences and this is quite evident with the current administration’s adoption of what has been labeled — or mislabeled — “libertarian paternalism.” Two political economists, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein,

Analysis: Obama and Dems scored

By Steven Thomma: McClatchy Newspapers DENVER — Barack Obama and the Democrats had their moment, and it was a quite a moment. Now America pivots to John McCain and the Republicans.

Exposure to China’s ills may be biggest Olympic victory

Freedom New Mexico The closing ceremonies were not quite as spectacular as the opening ceremonies. But they were spectacular enough, capping an Olympics that both from an athletic and a showmanship standpoint had to be counted as a success, though it cost the Chinese government some $40 billion. This year’s games were also notable for […]

Auction nets $138,000 for kids

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Melanie Salazar: Freedom Newspapers Wallets and cage doors came open Saturday evening at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds, as the Junior Livestock Auction got underway at 6 p.m., featuring 54 exhibitors and 54 of the best animals in the fair. Parents, business owners and local residents filled the arena, ready to examine the scene and watch […]

Jackson case reminds us of how we define freedom

By Tibor Machan: PNT columnist Before making observations connected to Michael Jackson’s courtroom triumph, let me remind everyone that in Spain, today, in the 21st century, if a 19-year-old guy has sex with a consenting 13-year-old girl, it’s all legal. Is Spain some Neanderthal country? What’s going on here? Many kids who commit crimes in […]

June 1 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael All around the Milnesand area has had rain and hail the past week. Elton Parkinson just to the north of the store had about two-and-a-half inches of rain and quite a bit of marble size hail. To the south a couple miles Barbara and Wiley Teel got about three-and-a-half inches of rain […]