Tuesday morning briefing: Dinner for airmen, resolutions and a film classic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Christmas eve First Presbyterian Church in Portales has scheduled its annual Community Christmas Eve Service for 11 p.m. Friday. The service includes special music, readings and traditional Christmas hymns. And, First Baptist Church is holding a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Friday. Both […]

Dora school news — Dec. 21

School is closed until Jan. 4.

Elida school news — Dec. 21

• Christmas break: Until Jan. 4 • Jan. 3-8: EPAC • Jan. 3: Teacher in-service • Jan. 4: School resumes

Floyd school news — Dec. 21

Second Annual Alumni Tournament On Jan. 15 the Floyd Booster Club will host its second annual alumni tournament. Any adult who has attended Floyd Schools is eligible to be on a team. Teams must have a minimum of eight members, at least two must be of minority gender. During play at least one minority member […]

My turn: Knowing hunting requirements important

Dan Williams, public information officer with New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, said anyone under age 18 must successfully pass an approved hunter’s education course before they can hunt or buy a hunting license in New Mexico. After that a person is pretty much set to hunt protected game, but there are different requirements […]

Fort Sumner man shot following chase

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A 23-year-old Fort Sumner man is in “serious but stable” condition at University Medical Center in Lubbock after he was shot Monday by a De Baca County deputy following a chase that started near Lake Sumner. Michael Christopher Fitschen of Fort Sumner was being pursued in connection with a […]

Press release: City of Portales supports low altitude training area

During the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, the Portales City Council adopted a resolution of support for the establishment of a Low Altitude Tactical Navigation (LATN) area in New Mexico and Colorado. The United States Air Force is proposing a LATN area of 94,000 square miles in northern New Mexico and southern […]

Press release: Quality of Life focus groups volunteers needed

PORTALES, NM December 16, 2010 – The New Portales Quality of Life Committee will be holding focus groups at the end of January to address the perceived Quality of Life in Portales. The committee is looking for community residents to volunteer to participate. Multiple groups are scheduled at various times of the day, and each […]

Monday morning briefing: Winners wanted and Elvis gets notice

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. And the winner is… The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2011 Annual Awards until 5 p.m. Dec. 31.

ENMU Monday capsules —

Men Central Oklahoma (10-2) at ENMU (3-6) What: Lone Star Conference South crossover game. When: 8 p.m. Monday at Greyhound Arena Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 Last outing: Both teams lost on Saturday, ENMU to Northeastern State 79-57 at Greyhound Arena and the Bronchos at West Texas A&M 67-60 Of note: The Bronchos won last year’s meeting […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. T

Today’s focus: Mrs. T Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstance: Mrs. T’s husband has been out of work since September due to an injury and had surgery in October. Her holiday hope: For her children to have gifts. Clothing needs: Pants size 16 boys, shirt size XL boys and shoe size 8 mens; pants […]

New plans for old hotel

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Argen Duncan The Portales Inn is getting a facelift, a new name and a presidential atmosphere, the new owners say. Maxwell Group LLC, a consortium of professionals, has purchased the inn, vacant for 12 years, with plans to remodel it into an exclusive hotel with restaurants and space for events, said managing member Bob Morrow. […]

Their view: Transparency in N.M. has made great strides

Transparency in N.M. has made great strides Sarah Welsh, executive director of New Mexico’s Foundation for Open Government, issued the following news release on Thursday, promoting the state’s new Sunshine Portal: Today is a red-letter day for transparency in New Mexico. When I became FOG’s executive director last year, one of the first things I […]

Policy shift on punishment good first step

Freedom New Mexico We’re not sure whether it constitutes, as Pat Nolan, vice president of Prison Fellowship, put it, “a seismic shift in the political landscape with conservatives departing from the ‘lock ‘em up and throw away the key’ philosophy,” but it is potentially a significant move. A group of prominent conservatives, along with conservative […]

Honors —

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Lucero [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Lisa Lucero was selected December Employee of the Month at Roosevelt General Hospital and Clinic. Lisa is the RGH Business Office Receptionist and has been with the Hospital and Clinic for 4 years. A Clovis native, Lisa’s smile is the first thing people see when entering Roosevelt General Hospital. Lisa’s […]

Engagements —

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Wood-Lockmiller [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Julie Wood, of Fort Sumner, and Justin Lockmiller, of Clovis, will be married at 5 p.m. Jan. 1, 2011, at Kingswood Methodist Church. A reception will follow. The bride-elect is the daughter of Joel and Robin Wood of Fort Sumner. The prospective groom is the son of Gary and Paula […]

Residents raise concerns about Joint Land Use consequences

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Some in Curry and Roosevelt counties feel a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is merely a way to begin open communication with Cannon Air Force Base about compatibility issues between communities and the base. But others worry recommendations in the JLUS are the beginning of something bigger and more severe, effectively creating a form of […]

Births — Dec. 19

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Denton Kayleigh Grace Denton was born Oct. 23, 2010, to Eric Denton of Clovis and Michelle Naughton of Dublin, Ireland, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Jill and Jace Denton of Clovis and Mary and Peter Naughton of Dublin, Ireland. Great-grandparents are Jerry and Maroy Bell […]

Weddings —

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Lay [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Brandi Brunson and Jared Lay of Lubbock were married Dec. 15, 2010, in Lubbock. The bride is the daughter of Perry and Marsha Brunson of Silverton, Texas. The groom is the son of Johnny and Genita Lay of Melrose. The bride works for Lubbock Independent School District. The groom works […]

On the shelves — Dec. 19

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Same Kind of Different As Me” by Ron Hall was given by Cydney and Robert Martin in memory of Vora Hartley. This amazing true story centers on a homeless drifter, an upscale art dealer, and a gutsy woman with a stubborn dream who bound them together […]