Census Bureau seeking workers

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Census Bureau is seeking workers in the Clovis and Portales areas to assist with the 2010 count. Salaries are in excess of $10 an hour with employment through the end of May. Anyone interested in this employment can go to the following locations at the following times for information: Portales: […]

Hounds, Cameron split LSC twin bill

Freedom New Mexico LAWTON, Okla. — Catcher Paden Vendrely had three hits, including a key two-run double, and right-hander Jerry Manning pitched into the seventh inning as Eastern New Mexico University beat 19th-ranked Cameron 7-3 Friday in the opener of a Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. The Aggies rallied for four runs in the sixth […]

Programs in place to attract, retain Hispanic students

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A national trend of growing Hispanic student populations hasn’t escaped eastern New Mexico’s institutions of higher learning. Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University are offering programs and services designed to appeal and retain their growing Hispanic student population. A recent national survey of 176 institutions noted 55 […]

Zias earn split with Central Oklahoma

Freedom New Mexico EDMOND, Okla. — Senior right-hander Kimberly Crouse pitched five shutout innings and went 3-for-4 with two RBIs Friday, helping Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team blank previously unbeaten Central Oklahoma 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Bronchos (7-1) came back for a 3-1 win in the nightcap. The LSC […]

United Way raises $514,694

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico campaign season ended with $514,694 raised in Curry and Roosevelt counties, according to a news release. The amount raised is 87 percent of the community-wide goal of $580,000 and is about $15,000 less than was raised last year, the release said. Of the $500,000 goal […]

2/20 ENMU/Angelo State basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico Men ENMU (8-15, 3-6 Lone Star Conference South) at Angelo State (15-9, 6-3), 7 p.m. (MST) today at San Angelo, Texas. Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last outing: The Greyhounds lost at sixth-ranked Midwestern State 76-57 last Saturday, while the Rams dropped a last-second 85-84 decision on Wednesday at West Texas A&M. Notes: ENMU […]

Richardson downplays setbacks

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican It was supposed to be his “legacy session,” but in some ways Gov. Bill Richardson got kicked in the teeth during his last regular legislative session. Senators blocked one of his appointments to a state board — the first time since Gary Johnson’s first administration. The Senate overwhelmingly voted […]

Veteran recounts World War II service

Courtesy photo Joe Blair, far right, of Portales has dinner and switches hats with friends at a hotel during his Navy days. A teenager from Portales followed his patriotism, and a desire to see water, on a path that led halfway around the world and through many World War II battles of the South Pacific. […]

Golden shovels signal start of CDC addition

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, gets a helping hand from Ryienne Brown, daughter of Staff Sgt. Fabiola Brown, 27th Special Operations Wing Legal Office, during a groundbreaking for a new addition at the Child Development Center Feb. 11. The renovated building will include […]

Thousands of families sign up for FitFamily

By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Within the first week of the launch of FitFamily, more than 2,000 families have signed up for the program at http://www.usafFitFamily.com. FitFamily empowers families to take charge of their lifestyles and make healthier choices. The program offers innovative ideas, […]

Feb. 19 -Feb. 21 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Avatar, PG-13

New concept for annual fund campaign unveiled

By 1st Lt. Gina Vaccaro McKeen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials are introducing a new concept this year for the annual Air Force Assistance Fund “Commitment to Caring” campaign, which provides airmen the opportunity to contribute to four official Air Force charitable organizations. The campaign, […]

Heart health important for women

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Heart disease. Many people think of it as a man’s disease, but women can get it too. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States — making heart health an important issue for women […]

Feb. 19 -Feb. 25 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked and fried fish Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Chinese cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and spaghetti Thursday: Fried chicken and meatloaf

Separating airmen offered different options

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Getting out? Opportunities in the Air Force Reserves abound for soon-to-be separating active duty airmen. The Palace Front program allows those separating from active duty to stay in the military through the reserves at the end of their active-duty military commitment. Palace Chase provides an opportunity for active duty officers […]

Policy letter bans use of Salvia Divinorum

By Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla — The psychoactive hallucinogenic plants Salvia Divinorum and Spice, although sold commercially, are prohibited for use by Air Force Special Operations Command military members, according to a new major command policy letter. Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster, AFSOC commander, prohibited use of the substances […]

Let’s put ranch families out in space

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist One of the qualities that characterize dedicated ranchers and farmers is a joyous commitment to hard work. It’s sort of an odd combination of curiosity, independence and bravado. They actually crave the struggle like long-distance runners crave the race. They love their job. Ranching is not a sport. It pits […]

Government habits hard to break

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Meg Whitman is running for governor of California and I haven’t a clue what her chances are. I know I don’t want someone like Arnold to get elected, but then I don’t want hardly anyone to be either re-elected or elected. And Meg Whitman offers a good example […]

Bayh decision leaves questions unanswered

Freedom New Mexico It is generally praiseworthy when a politician announces that he “doesn’t love Congress” and has come to the conclusion that he can serve the public more effectively from a position in the private sector. Thus, Indiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh’s announcement that he will not seek a third term in November is […]