Elida news — Nov. 1

Sports schedule Today through Saturday: District Volleyball, TBA

Yesterday’s hippies: Today’s occupiers

If you’ve got to have people taking you to the woodshed, it’s a comfort when they are stellar personalities such as former Lt. Gov. Diane Denish and one of New Mexico’s better journalists, Walt Rubel, managing editor of the Las Cruces Sun-News. Both raised eyebrows over a column here poking innocent fun at the Occupy […]

Religion column: Today is the best day of your life

Time was created for man. In God’s eyes there is no time. He always was and always will be. He is the great ”I Am.” Yet our time is limited. Time is too precious to waste it. Children grow up and leave the nest. Did we spend precious time with them? Our grandparents and parents […]

Meetings watch: RGH

The following items will be on the agenda for the Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Trustees meeting 5:30 p.m. today in the Hospital Conference Room: • Financial report. • Medical staff report. • Nursing services report. • Administrative report. • Board bylaws. • Announcements.

Quilt festival starts today

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Alisa Boswell The sixth annual High Plains Quilt Festival kicks off today with all day quilting and Paintstiks classes. According to one of the event coordinators Linda Custer, the festival will include more classes Friday and Saturday and a quilt competition, which will be judged Thursday. Custer said the event is sponsored by First Financial […]

Rain expected through 10 a.m.

Widespread rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue across eastern New Mexico through 10 a.m. today, according to a news release from Clovis Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos. The release said most areas will receive “a few hundredths to one quarter inch” of rain. Some areas could see half an inch of rain, […]

Meetings watch

PNT staff Portales City Council The following items are on the agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. today at Portales City Hall: • Declaring Fire Prevention Week Oct. 9-15. • Notice of intent to adopt an ordinance amending certain portions of the Portales city code. • Items from Planning Commission: Recommendation […]

Schools holding Family Leadership Institute

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Alisa Boswell Portales Municipal Schools is holding its Family Leadership Institute today. The program is geared toward building successful relationships between parents and teachers and parents and their children, according to Director of Federal Programs Henry Montano. “It’s a districtwide educational program that focuses on providing families with knowledge, tools and inspiration to help their […]

My turn: Today’s TV programming recycled

A friend and I were talking about how many things have changes since we were kids. We talked about cars, prices and then about television. We spent a lot of time talking about our favorite TV shows from years ago. We had both really liked “Gunsmoke,” as well as “Bonanza,” and even “Mission Impossible.” We […]

My turn: More to life than money, fame

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Even in today’s power- and money-driven world, it’s not unheard of for people to give up lucrative jobs in order to reclaim families and lives. In 2002, at age 22, Kirstin Holum, an Olympic silver medalist speed skater, turned in her skates for a religious habit. I bring this up because I occasionally come across […]

Cannon, first responders protect our freedom

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil in our nation’s history. Victims numbered 2,753 in the World Trade Center, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers from New York City and the Port Authority, and eight private emergency medical technicians and paramedics. Another 184 people were killed in the […]

Today’s discourse lacks tact

“If you liberals keep gettin’ your way – we’re all gonna hear one big loud flush. The sound of the U.S. of A. goin’ straight down the terlet.” — Archie Bunker

My turn: New feature highlights local talent

Readers may have noticed a new feature started today on the front page of the newspaper. The new Local Talent feature will include a photograph of a talented Roosevelt County resident with a profile of what their talent is and why they enjoy it. I would like to ask all Roosevelt County residents to participate. […]

Meetings watch —

Roosevelt County Commission The Roosevelt County Commission will meet in a Work Session today at 10 a.m. in the commissioners’ room in the Roosevelt County Courthouse to discuss the Magistrate Court Complex Project. The following items will be discussed today during the regular commissioners meeting at 9 a.m.: • Information about the Security Posture Assessment […]

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 […]

My turn: Zingers telling of today’s culture

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I could write about comments I heard on TV that Texas governor Rick Perry is a “brunette Bush” or “Bush on steroids” or, to add my own biased commentary, Obama is a brunette “Bill Clinton.” While our country spirals into more debt and cultural decline, I’m taking on a deeper issue, “zingers.” “Of Thee I […]

County fair kicks off

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Argen Duncan During the Roosevelt County Fair Entry Day on Monday, artists of a range of ages entered paintings, drawings and photographs into the photography and fine arts shows. The fair officially opens at noon today. “We’re just trying to get involved,” said Jessie Dodington, who entered paintings, photos and knitting in the fair. Dodington, […]

Party lines Facebook of my time

They called them party lines way back when. Today when I mention a party line most people under 40 would think I was talking about one of those 1-900 numbers where women talk dirty to you. Occasio-nally someone on the party line would talk dirty to you but it was just because you were interrupting […]

Freedom comes with limitations

The week leading up to Independence Day made it glaringly obvious to me that few people today really know what freedom means. Sure, they know and use the word, but it is something like the word relativity to them: Something they have heard of and that they might think they understand because of how others […]

No regrets after wedding

By noon 29 years ago today I had begun to feel the heat. By 4 p.m. I was sweatin’ bullets. Yeah, it’s my wedding anniversary today and while June 12, 1982, was hot, it wasn’t the reason I was sweating. After I got the proposal part out of the way the previous year, I was […]