Monday morning briefing: Hispanic heritage month and the first Make a Wish dinner

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing.Hispanic heritage Eastern New Mexico University’s Hispanic Heritage Month is under way. Hispanic Affairs has events planned almost daily. These include speakers, a presentation on the legend of The Wailing Woman and arts and crafts. Information: Check the ENMU online calendar at www.enmu.edu or call […]

Reunions — Sept. 19

Clovis High School Class of ’55 The Clovis High School Class members of 1955, spouses and other family members thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful program, good food and visiting at their 55th class reunion held Sept. 11 at the Clovis Carver Public Library which is located where their high school building was. Beverley Smith created a […]

Shoutouts — Sept. 19

Portales Woman’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met on Aug. 8, 2010, with President Della Kobernick, presiding. The Collect was led by Sheryl Borden, the pledges by Heidi Foshee, and Doncella Caywood gave the invocation. There were 31 members and one guest, Genetta Ross, present. The minutes from the May meeting were approved. The treasurer gave […]

On the shelves — Sept. 19

The following books are available at:

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa Senior Center. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Thursday: 9 […]

Knitted, crocheted mini purses featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on making knitted and crocheted mini purses, changing wreath decorations and new and unusual kitchen tools will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Michele Muska is with Simplicity Creative Group in Antioch, Tenn., and she’s going to show how to use a new rotary […]

Club notes — Sept. 19

Clovis Quilters club The Clovis Quilters met Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church with 12 members attending and welcomed back past member Debra Williams. Kathy Gilman called the meeting to order. A thank you note from Trinity Lutheran for the help with the VBS quilts was read. All three quilts won first place ribbons at the […]

My turn: Compassion is real issue at hand

My basketball/golf/war-history buddy John Kirby recently asked whether I’d considered writing about the Florida preacher threatening to burn Korans. I told the Connecticut Yankee on the Court — who insists that I shoot three-pointers even when I’m not feeling it and thinks it unusual that I carry four fairway putters — that simple condemnation of […]

School menus —

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Beefy mac, grand green beans, rosey applesauce, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Bean/cheese burrito, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, fruity jello. Wednesday: Breakfast — Waffles. Lunch — Hot dog on a bun, baked French fries, garden salad and […]

In tribute: Farmer remembered as family man

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Argen Duncan Wesley Houston Lee was a quiet man who loved his children, grandchildren and agriculture and didn’t believe in quitting, his family said. Houston Lee, 74, of Floyd, died Sept. 12. Houston’s daughter Felecia Harvey said one of her favorite things to do was bring children to her parents’ farm during the harvest. Her […]

T.V. losing its appeal to me

Karl Terry As we sat down to dinner one night this past week I couldn’t quite figure out what I was watching on TV. Some character was upstaging the star of “The Mentalist” with her psychic abilities. “Have they merged ‘The Mentalist’ with ‘The Medium,’ as a crime-solving super-duo kinda like Batman and Robin?” My […]

Our people: Radio guy

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Jim Lee, News and Public Affairs Director at KENW/KMTH-FM in Portales has worked in radio, television, theater, movies and plays over the past 46 years. Now he is often referred to ask the ‘radio guy.’ “I’m not what I do,” Lee said. “It doesn’t matter what we do but who we are.” When I get […]

Volunteer profile: Dave Russell

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Name: Dave Russell Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Volunteer: Maintenance, sound system operation and participation the choir and board of trustees at the First United Methodist Church of Portales; Meals on Wheels Why he does it: “When something needs to be done, and as long as I’m able to do it, I will. Somebody has to […]

Class of ’57 reunites at Yam Theater

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Childhood memories of popcorn, candy and movies echoed through the newly renovated Yam Theater in downtown Portales Saturday, as the Portales High School Class of 1957 gathered for its 53rd class reunion. Marcea Clive, one of several reunion coordinators said the theater, though not quite complete in its renovations, was the perfect location for the […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Zias end LSC volleyball losing streak

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Freedom New Mexico The long, long Lone Star Conference losing streak is over. Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team snapped a 46-match losing streak in LSC/LSC South play dating back almost four years, thumping Texas A&M-Commerce 25-22, 25-16, 25-21 on Saturday at Greyhound Arena. Junior middle blocker Jessica King had 13 kills as the Zias […]

Grant McGee: Friend more like brother than pal

I got an e-mail a few days ago from my good friend Kent, the Bard of the Pecos, now a part-time judge, duly elected by the folks of Elida. Kent was going in for hip surgery and, you know, there’s no absolute guarantee that you’ll emerge on the other side hale, hearty and alive. Kent […]

In Search of Ponies: Animal language simple

Sharna Johnson I think many of us find within different social settings we adopt alternate vernaculars to our own. For instance, when I visit my grandparents in the Appalachian Mountains, I develop a twang and blend words like “Ain’t” and “Y’all” into my vocabulary. If I spend time with British friends, I inexplicably develop a […]

Temporary traffic light confirmed

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Transportation Friday confirmed plans for a temporary traffic light to be installed at Main and Second in Portales. NMDOT Engineering Support Manager Bob Kurtz said his department is waiting on a special control cabinet, which is due to arrive in Santa Fe on Monday or Tuesday. After […]

Two charged in Muleshoe killing

Freedom New Mexico Two men have been charged in connection with a July 4 killing in Muleshoe but a grand jury has failed to return indictments in another deadly case. Daniel Mendoza, 20, and Michael Garcia, 25, were indicted Monday by a Bailey County Jury in connection to the death of 19-year-old Rolando Sauceda. Both […]

Hounds ride defense past WT

By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University’s defense proved to be more than formidable on Friday against West Texas A&M. The Greyhounds got just enough offense to get the job done. ENMU’s “English connection” of sophomore midfielder Kal Herbert and freshman midfielder Andy Wilkinson worked a play off a penalty kick for the deciding goal […]