July 16 —

Q: We live in Portales. Why can’t we use off-base medical care facilities? A: Thank you for the question and giving us an opportunity to explain the TRICARE Prime benefit. The Military Treatment Facility enrollment area and TRICARE guidance state that individuals within 30 minutes from the MTF are to be assigned to the local […]

July 16 -July 18 Movie schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Killers, R

July 16 -July 22 What's Happening

Friday Operation Homefront Quilts —

Short supply plagues food bank

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Jared Tucker Local distributors of food for the needy said Wednesday there is just not enough to go around this month and there are serious questions about availability in August. [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Nancy Taylor, director of the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico in Clovis, said her organization did not receive enough food […]

Thursday morning briefing: Soccer, melting chocolate and Fords

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing.Soccer call There are Clovis Youth Soccer Association sign-ups Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Java Loft. The sign-ups are for the fall and spring programs for youth ages 3.5 to 13. New players need to bring their birth certificates. Info: […]

ENMU adding biblical languages minor

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Argen Duncan Students of Hebrew and Greek have a chance to enhance their college degrees as well as their minds with the institution of new minors at Eastern New Mexico University this coming fall. In addition to the existing minor in Greek, students can now minor in Hebrew or combine the two languages for a […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Poached fish and the Van of Enchantment

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Tell the world Here’s a chance to tell the world about your charitable organization or non-profit and maybe get some help. United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s HOME meeting is 9 a.m. Thursday at the

ENMU briefs — July 14

Employee brief Eastern New Mexico University Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy, Susan Fulgham of Texas A&M University and Heikki Kynaslahti, Seppo Tella, Olli Vesterin and Lasse Lipponen of Finland have published a paper in Educational Technology.

Meetings watch: Schools being prepared for merger

During the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting, board members: • heard district Director of Maintenance Nat Gomez say his crews had finished moving supplies and playground equipment for the grade levels that are changing schools in the fall with the addition of the new Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School. Lindsey Elementary School is being demolished, […]

Little League District 3 tournament brackets

Little League District 3 Tournaments 9-10 Wednesday Game 1: Zia 8, Roosevelt 7 Friday Game 2: American 21, Zia 10, 6 innings Saturday Game 3: Zia 4, Roosevelt 2 Monday Game 4: Zia at American, 7 p.m. Wednesday Game 5: Game 4 loser at Game 4 winner, if necessary, 7 p.m.

Monday morning briefing: Wiener dogs racing and local celebrity waiters

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Puttin’ on the dog Wienerschnitzel’s 2010 Wiener Nationals — races featuring dachshund dogs — are set for July 24 at Hillcrest Park in Clovis. Racers can check in at 9 a.m.. Races start at 11 a.m. at the park on 10th and Sycamore streets. […]

Weekly update —

No decision yet on LSC Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble on Thursday said school officials still don’t know the future of the Lone Star Conference. Gamble said last month the LSC is “unraveling before our eyes” because membership fees have increased from $15,000 to $50,000 in three years. Five Oklahoma schools in the […]

Volunteer profile: Adele Breech

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Name: Adele Breech Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired teacher from Northport, New York Volunteer: Pink Ladies Why she does it: “I had friends who were Pink Ladies, and they enjoyed it so much,. This is a service I could do myself. I hope younger people will become involved.”

Police blotter — July 11

Clarence Plank Samplings of recent calls received by Portales-area law enforcement officers, according to reports:

Our people: Healing souls

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Bio • Name: Sistar Yancy • Birthdate: Aug. 18, 1940 • Hometown: Richmond, Calif. • Profession: Christian counselor and community organizer • Family: Four children Will, Vincent, Mark, and Lindagail Sistar Yancy moved to Clovis six years ago after planning to retire in Arizona. She even bought a house there. But she felt uncomfortable. She […]

Friday morning briefing: Life in Portales and yes, they want blood

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Did you know The quality of life in Portales is rated 15th in the nation and 9th in the West by Bizjournal.com. Here’s a link: www.portalesnm.org Blood drive United Blood Services is staging a blood drive from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at […]

Police blotter — July 8

Clarence Plank Recent calls received by Roosevelt County dispatchers, according to call logs: Tuesday • At 4:33 p.m., an adult probation officer called requesting an officer for probation violation. Officer responded to call. • At 5:17 p.m., a report of a grass fire at South Roosevelt Road 13 and South Roosevelt Road P near Dora. […]

Church profile: Grace Baptist Church

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Grace Baptist Church Location: 2000 S. Main Ave. Phone: 356-6023 Services: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., Sunday morning service; 6 p.m., Sunday evening service; 7 p.m., Wednesday prayer/Bible study Description: “Mrs. Butler and I invite you to experience ‘a place for new beginnings,’” Pastor Mark Butler said. “It is church the way it used […]

July 9 -July 15 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Seafood Newburg, fried shrimp and beef tips Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Mexican cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and fried chicken Thursday: Carved pork loin and salisbury steak

Day trip: Fort is also home to Texas longhorn herd

Courtesy of the Texas Historical Commission The ruins at Fort Griffin include the mess hall, barracks, first sergeant’s quarters, bakery, and a hand-dug well. This building was once the administration building at the fort. Place: Fort Griffin State Historic Site Location: 1701 North U.S. Hwy 283 Albany, Texas is about 296 miles or 5 hours […]