Wednesday morning briefing: Fair warning, schedules set and the birth of the NBA

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fair warning From 10:30 p.m. Saturday to 2:30 a.m. Sunday, officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting a DWI Check Point within the City of Clovis. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk and drug impaired drivers Schedules set Portales Municipal Schools scheduling […]

Ticket feature: Wiener Nationals set for Saturday

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Freedom New Mexico The third annual Wiener Nationals is taking place Saturday morning at Hillcrest Park. The event, designed to raise money for the High Plains Humane Society’s spay and neuter program, is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. with registration at 9 a.m., said Jim Hailey, owner of Clovis’ Der Wienerschnitzel. Hailey said the […]

Norway: Do justice, but protect freedom

Freedom New Mexico We continue to be horrified by the mass killings in Norway, allegedly by Anders Behring Breivik. He has confessed that, on July 22, he set off a bomb in Oslo, the country’s capital, killing at least eight people. More than 80 others were killed when he went on a killing spree at […]

Clovis set to host minor league clash

Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — Professional baseball is coming to Clovis on Thursday night. The Ruidoso Osos and Roswell Invaders, members of the independent Pecos League, will square off in a 7 p.m. nine-inning contest at Harris Field. League commissioner Andrew Dunn said the game will give area fans a chance to see the product. […]

In search of ponies: Desperate snake slithers into house

Sharna Johnson There are a few sounds out there that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up and set your nerve endings on fire — the racking of a shotgun, screeching tires, crunching metal or a blood curdling scream. But I’ll wager few things say “Come to Jesus” quite like the […]

Mustang adoptions begin

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Sharna Johnson The sorrel filly with the flax mane and tail was the one he wanted as soon as he set eyes on her. “She caught my eye as soon as I came down the steps,” Jerry Williams said. Williams and his wife Elizabeth were among the first wave of adopters to attend a wild […]

Annual Kiwanis swim meet set

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Children ages 9 to 18 will go to the Portales City Pool to show off their talents 3 p.m. Wednesday for the Portales Kiwanis Club’s annual swim meet. According to Portales Kiwanis President Tony Schroeder, the event has been taking place in Portales for more than a decade and he has been the chair of […]

Nazareth German Festival set for Saturday

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Freedom New Mexico With food, music and fun, Saturday marks the 39th annual Nazareth German Festival in Nazareth, Texas. The day-long festival begins at 9 a.m., all times Central, in the community of Nazareth, with a tour of the Playa Lake Classroom. Activities, including an arts and crafts show, history exhibit, fiddle contest, children’s games […]

ENMU briefs — June 29

Texbook rental program set Beginning in fall 2011, the Eastern New Mexico University Bookstore is set to offer a new, multi-channel textbook rental program. The program allows students to rent their textbooks for less than 50 percent of the cost of purchasing a new printed textbook. Students will be able to rent their books either […]

Moms gear: Home spa products to pamper yourself

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McClatchy-Tribune HARNN Asian-inspired home spa collection includes products for skin and hair, massage oils, candles and more. Active ingredients common in HARNN products draw from herbal medicinal knowledge and include rice bran oil, pomegranate, lemongrass and black tea. Its products have become popular in Asia and Europe, and are now being sold in the U.S. […]

Building resilience in children: Set reasonable expectations

Kenneth R. Ginsburg Now more than ever, it’s critical that families, schools and communities understand how to raise children and teens to be emotionally and socially intelligent so they will thrive in both good and challenging times. The following excerpt is taken from “Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings,” (American […]

Stepping down: Assistant superintendent set to retire

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Travel, grandchildren … maybe consulting work will soon dominate Priscilla Hernandez’s life. Hernandez, Portales Municipal Schools assistant superintendent, is retiring after 11 years with Portales and 35 years working in Texas and New Mexico public school systems. “I think I’ve loved my job everywhere I’ve worked,” Hernandez said. “I think it’s a calling. It’s not […]

TRICARE young adult fees costly

Adult children of military members and retirees now can buy TRICARE health insurance coverage out to age 26, and that coverage can be purchased back to Jan. 1 this year. The cost is steep, however, with the premium set at $186 a month for coverage under the fee-for-service TRICARE Standard plan or the preferred provider […]

Sand volleyball tournament set in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico Registration is open for a four-on-four sand volleyball tournament July 8-10 at Hillcrest Park in Clovis. The tournament has open, women’s and co-ed divisions. Registration is $75 due by June 24. The Clovis High School Volleyball Boosters are hosting the tournament. Information: Mike Mendoza at 218-2980, Denise Gibbons at 309-6003 or Tisha […]

Hounds set LSC triples records, rally for 13-10 win

Freedom New Mexico Junior second baseman Daniel Patching set a Lone Star Conference record with three triples and Eastern New Mexico University tied an LSC mark with five three-baggers as a team as the Greyhounds overcame a 7-0 first-inning deficit to edge University of the Southwest 13-10 in a non-league game Tuesday night at Greyhound […]

Monday morning briefing: Library amnesty, kindergarten registration and Honest Abe

Get ready. Get set. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Give it up There’s hope for you library book procrastinators. It’s Amnesty Week at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. No late fines on items returned this week during library hours. Calling all communicators The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Communication is accepting entries in […]

Woman’s Day Out set for Saturday

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Alisa Boswell Saturday marks the seventh annual Woman’s Day Out at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. The event is put on by Portales Woman’s Club, a local organization affiliated with the international organization General Federated Woman’s Club (GFWC). Patrice Tompkins, PWC member and the event coordinator, said the event is geared not just towards […]

McGee: Just miss me when I’m gone

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist It was vacation time. South of Brownwood, Texas, we zipped by a cemetery. Apparently there was going to be a funeral that day. A green canopy had been set up, under it were burgundy velvet covered chairs probably there for the family. And there was the mound of dirt covered […]

Equine summit set for Saturday

The first New Mexico Equine Industry Summit is set for Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. New Mexico State University horse specialist and summit organizer Jason Turner said dozens of people involved in the horse industry were scheduled to attend from across the state. Attendance is by invitation only. Speakers come from horse, dairy and […]