Honor — Nov. 27

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Storms Jeff Storms, a member of Basehor, Kan., Boy Scout Troop 169, was honored in July for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. Jeff, 15, is a sophomore at Basehor-Linwood High School. For his Eagle leadership project, he led other scouts and adults in installing flagpoles and raising American and Christian flags for Tonganoxie Christian [...]

No. 10 ACU storms past Hounds

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Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Eastern New Mexico University’s killer stretch of games got off to a tough start Saturday. No. 10 Abilene Christian, the first of four consecutive ranked opponents for the Greyhounds, fell behind early, but rebounded quickly to pretty much dominate the rest of the way en route to a 36-7 Lone [...]

Public quick to respond in times of crises

Freedom New Mexico In the wake of the deadly storms that killed more than 300 people and wreaked destruction through a large swath of the South last week, a horrified nation assessed the devastation — and already had began to respond in person with aid and comfort. Natural disasters cannot be prevented, as President Barack [...]

Winter weather compensations offered

Individuals, communities and utilities may be able to receive financial help with repairing damages from the recent winter storms, according to a news release from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. According to the release: • Telecommunication and electric cooperatives have access to normal lines of credit through the USDA Rural Utilities Service for repairs. [...]

Preparation key in tornado season

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Experts say certain weather conditions can spawn violent storms and tornadoes anytime and anywhere across eastern New Mexico. The last major tornado touched down in March 2007, several weeks before the usual tornado season, according to the National Weather Service. Emergency management directors in Curry and Roosevelt counties say [...]

Friday morning briefing: Spotting storms and the Final Four

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing.Video of the day: It’s in your backyard. Storm spotters needed Free Storm Spotters’ training sessions in Clovis and Portales on Tuesday. The Clovis session is 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Clovis City Hall . The Portales session is 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the [...]

God will shelter us through life’s storms

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist The March spring winds roared like the proverbial lion, but that’s how it is in eastern New Mexico. My husband had gone to Oklahoma to help our middle son build a barn. It became my job to feed Lady, a beautiful sorrel mare that seemed more like a person than [...]

Severe storms predicted for today

Freedom Newspapers Far eastern New Mexico along the Texas border from Clayton to Hobbs could be at risk this afternoon for a significant severe thunderstorm outbreak, according to the National Weather Service. The Storm Prediction Center posted a slight risk of severe thunderstorms today in the eastern New Mexico area, with a moderate risk for [...]

Area tornado chasers say their hobby is ‘fascinating’

David Arkin Severe weather involving tornados and lightning can lift fish out of lakes, snap utility poles like soggy toothpicks and force cows to scatter like bowling pins in all different directions. So it’s no wonder storm chaser Jerome Provencio says he might be a little bit crazy. And you can’t really blame him for [...]