Verizon purchasing portion of Plateau Wireless

Verizon is purchasing a portion of Plateau Wireless but the sale will not affect Plateau customers in Curry, Roosevelt or Quay counties. Plateau CEO Tom Phelps said Saturday that Verizon is purchasing the southwest New Mexico quadrant, which includes portions of Roswell, Carlsbad, Artesia, and Hobbs and Ruidoso. Phelps said the sale won’t affect customers […]

Club notes —

RGH auxiliary The Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary Executive Committee met Nov. 6 in the Conference Room of the Hospital. President Sid Phillips called the meeting to order with the reading of the Auxiliary Prayer. Phillips introduced Amber Hamilton, our liaison with RGH, who attended the meeting. Hamilton announced that the Fun Committee of RGH will […]

My turn: Library sale offers books for change

I am a shameless promoter of the Portales Public Library. It is my home away from home, especially for the better part of this week before Thanksgiving when we self-confessed Friends of the Library hold our annual used book sale. You have to really love books (doesn’t everyone?) to spend as many back-breaking hours as […]

Senior happenings — Sept. 4

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and sugar checks; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 11:30 a.m., Monthly birthday luncheon and cake; 1 […]

Friday morning briefing: Book bargains, getting hooked and cash machines

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Book bargains A used book sale will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The sale is being conducted by the Friends of the Library. Big fish A chance to get hooked at the annual Biggest Catfish Challenge […]

Youths rake in profits at annual livestock sale

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Alisa Boswell Bids bounced around the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds show arena like ping pong balls Friday night as 54 youngsters paraded their prized animals for the annual junior livestock sale. “I think this will be one of the best years, a record year,” said auctioneer Johnny Paiz during the sale. “Even though the economy has […]

Monday morning briefing: Surplus sale, crime awareness and the makings of war

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Surplus for sale The city of Portales is auctioning off surplus property, including vehicles and fire department equipment, according to its website. The auction is open to the public. Items are available for review at www.publicsurplus.com. Crime awareness The Clovis version of National Night […]

County burn bans include fireworks

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Sharna Johnson With ongoing drought and high fire risk, only the professionals get to play with fireworks in Eastern New Mexico this year. Burn bans are active in Curry and Roosevelt counties this year with officials going a step further to pass restrictions on the use and sale of fireworks out of fear of fire. […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting, and sewing; 1:30 p.m., Ice cream day. Tuesday: 9a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m. Free blood pressure and sugar checks; 11:30 a.m., Monthly birthday […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor Exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor Exercise; 11:30 a.m., Monthly birthday potluck. Bring $1 donation and covered dish; 1 p.m., Bingo and […]

Thursday morning briefing: Books galore, a fall festival and drinking the Kool-Aid

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing. Books on the cheap Thousands of used books will be available at bargain prices during the annual Friends of the Portales Public Library sale set for today through Saturday in the meeting room at the library, 218 S. Ave. B. Hours for the […]

Library book sale to benefit reading programs

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Argen Duncan With far more than 5,000 books, the long-running tradition of the Friends of Portales Public Library used book sale is returning this week. Library Director Denise Burnett said the annual sale was already established when she came on at the library 25 years ago. This year’s sale involves a variety of children’s and […]

Grant McGee: Yard sale brings back memories of ‘draggin’ Main’

Grant McGee Do you remember “draggin’ Main”? You know, spending Saturday nights riding up and down the main street of your town. I got to thinking about this after encountering three sisters having a yard sale. I had picked up an old cassette they were selling and was looking at the tunes on it from […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: Closed for Labor Day. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood pressure and sugar testing; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 11:30 a.m., Monthly birthday cake and potluck; 1 p.m. […]

Club notes — Aug. 29

Friendship Rebekah Lodge The Friendship Rebekah Lodge held its regular meeting 2 p.m. Aug. 22 at 405 Main St. Members discussed and made plans for the upcoming rummage sale, which is to be Sept. 3-4 at 8 a.m. It will be a clean up sale and will have a variety of things, such as chairs, […]

Roosevelt County junior livestock sale numbers up

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Argen Duncan The community clapped as the auctioneer called, and 54 young people saw their hard work pay off at the Roosevelt County Fair Junior Livestock Sale on Friday night. The sale brought in $162,500, not including add-ons, said sale secretary Joy Levacy. “Add-ons” are set amounts of money donors give to add on to […]

Friday morning briefing: Performance horses, step back in time and Hepburn’s debut

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Horse performance Just in time for the Clovis Livestock Auction horse sale Saturday…a warm-up of osrts. It’s the auction’s annual fall performance horse demonstration 4 p.m. today at the Curry County Events Center. Back in time George Crawford will walk you back in time […]

Livestock sale nets $286,000

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Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico With Tell Runyan and his steer projected on the big screen, auctioneer Tommy Williams is looking to make a deal. A chant of, “Do I have 51? Do I have 51?” echoes through the Curry County Events Center. Hearing none, Williams declares, “I just sold that steer for $5,000.” The […]

Senior happenings — Aug. 1

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Dance at Friendship Center in Clovis. Please bring a covered dish. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 9:30 Free blood pressure and […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Big game and affordable housing

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Heads up hunters More than 5,000 deer, elk and javelina hunting licenses go on sale in August on the state Department of Game and Fish website. The first sale — elk licenses for people younger than 18 — is Aug. 4. The second sale […]