Make holiday shopping local affair

Saturday, Nov. 26, is Small Business Shopping Day. Be that as it may, why not allow every day, especially during Christmas shopping season, to be the day to shop locally, the day to patronize and support local businesses rather than the megastores? It’s no joke, and no accident, that those businesses are often either locally […]

Altrusa holiday event starts Saturday

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Alisa Boswell Altrusa’s second major annual event has arrived with Holiday Happenings taking place Dec. 3 in the Eastern New Mexico University Ballroom in the Campus Union Building. Co-chair for the event, Dannah Brown, said this is the 14th year and tables are sold out each year. “I think viewing the tables and visiting with […]

Hounds basketball capsule, Nov. 23

ENMU (4-1) vs. NM Highlands (1-1) When: 7 p.m. today Where: Santa Rosa High School Last time out: ENMU beat Northern New Mexico 91-71 on Saturday at Durango, Colo. Highlands earned a 71-49 win over Colorado College on Saturday at Pueblo, Colo. Radio: none. Of note: The game was a late addition to the schedule, […]

Zias basketball capsule, Nov. 22

Freedom New Mexico ENMU (1-3) at New Mexico (0-3) When: 7:30 p.m. today Where: The Pit, Albuquerque Last time out: ENMU lost to Western State (Colo.) 68-52 on Saturday at Pueblo, Colo. Also on Saturday, the Lobos fell short in an upset bid at home against No. 13 Oklahoma, losing 58-56. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Of […]

Hounds 15th at Division II national meet

Freedom New Mexico SPOKANE, Wash. — It wasn’t Eastern New Mexico University’s day Saturday in the NCAA Division II men’s national cross country championship. The Greyhounds, who had won all but one meet they entered this season and were ranked eighth coming in, finished 15th out of 24 teams with 388 points in the program’s […]

Letter to the editor: Rural communities need post offices

Rural communities need post offices The U.S. Postal Service is losing lots of money. People are using the Internet to pay bills and to communicate. The postal service is having to deliver mail to more people, but those same people are buying less stamps. Did the postal service or the postmaster general not see this […]

Friday morning briefing: Books cheap, a walk for food and a cult’s demise

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Fair warning Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. Walk for hunger The Senior Olympic Committee will be holding a fun walk 10 a.m. Saturday at Goodwin […]

Elida Class B champs again

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Kevin Wilson Long before she was in Carrizozo, Pam Allen was coaching volleyball in the 1970s, when a novel idea called the state championship was implemented. And ever since Sandia defeated Rio Grande in 1973, the gradual addition of six classifications and numerous title sites across the state have never changed one fact. “It’s tough […]

Prep scoreboard — Nov. 12

Football Saturday Class 5A First round Eldorado 35, Highland 21 Class 4A First round Roswell 42, Grants 6 Class 3A First round Albuquerque Academy 48, Ruidoso 21 Hot Springs 42, Zuni 10 Robertson 31, Portales 7 Class 2A First round Tularosa 35, Dulce 0 Texico 60, Laguna Acoma 20 Class 1A Semifinal Mesilla Valley Christian […]

Fishing clinic teaches angling basics

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Benna Sayyed A number of Clovis and Portales children spent Saturday outdoors in Oasis State Park learning all about fishing. The park’s 21st annual fishing clinic educated children ages 6 to 17 on fishing, showing them how to cast a fishing pole, clean fish, and use various kinds of tackle. The clinic also showed youngsters […]

Elida news — Nov. 1

Sports schedule Today through Saturday: District Volleyball, TBA

Dance fundraiser set

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Jim Standifer, left, and Derrell Carter, both members of the War Memorial Committee, display the banner that will be hanging at the county fairgrounds to advertise a dance. The event is to raise funds to build the Roosevelt County veteran war memorial in front of the county courthouse. A dance with […]

Hounds, Zias start hoops practice Saturday

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams kick off preseason practice today, each going two sessions at Greyhound Arena. The women have workouts scheduled at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., while the men will go at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. ENMU is planning a form of “Midnight Madness” for next week, after […]

Police blotter — Oct. 12

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Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Saturday • At 6:20 p.m., an officer was dispatched to East Spruce Street in reference to shoplifting. An asset protection officer informed the officer that he saw two females pick up items from the store then proceed to exit without paying for them. […]

Elida news — Oct. 11

Sports schedule Tuesday: Volleyball, San Jon, there, JH, JV, V, 4:30 p.m. Thursday: Volleyball, Fort Sumner, here, JH (A and B), JV, V, 4:30 p.m. Friday: Football, Hondo, Here, JH and V, 1 p.m Volleyball, Grady, JV (two games), 5 p.m. Saturday: Volleyball, Roy/Mosquero, Here, V (two games), 1 p.m.

Cannon displays airpower during open house

Cannon Connections correspondent: Liliana Castillo Tripp Aragon, 4, sits in the cockpit of a UH-1N Huey during the open house. Benna Sayyed By An estimated 4,000 civilians poured in to Cannon Air Force Base Saturday to get an up-close look at the 27th Special Operations Wing’s airpower and learn about air force operations. Civilians mingled […]

My turn: Events connect community, Cannon Air Force Base

I had a good time watching my nephew jump around on the various bounce houses on the Cannon Air Force Base flight line Saturday during the base’s open house event. No matter what age someone is, I think they always get a kick out of exploring the insides of airplanes. The event was also a […]

Roosevelt County holding appreciation day

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Alisa Boswell The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce is holding a Cannon Appreciation Day on Saturday for local military personnel. The event will include live music, food and door prizes along with bounce houses and face painting for children “It’s very much a family event,” Chamber Director Karl Terry said. “The purpose is to show […]

Cannon hosts open house

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Benna Sayyed Excitement prevailed at Cannon Air Force Base on Saturday as area residents poured in to get an up-close look at the 27th Special Operations Wing’s airpower. Civilians mingled with airmen, learned about and toured various aircraft and watched youngsters enjoy their few minutes as pilot of a static aircraft. A Cannon spokesman said […]

Cannon Air Force Base open house set for Saturday

USAF courtesy photo MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft. A system made up of several air vehicles, a ground control station, communication equipment/links, spares, and support people. Mission: medium-to-high altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft system built to provide the joint force commander a persistent hunter-killer able to strike up-and-coming targets. Benna Sayyed Cannon Air Force Base […]