Honors — Feb. 27

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Lam New Mexico’s president Lee Ann Lam of Clovis, a member of Ledbetter-McReynolds Auxiliary No. 3015, was honored during the National Mid-Year Conference of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., held Feb. 20-23 in San Diego, Calif. She is one of 41 state presidents who achieved the goal of […]

Feb. 27 — Public record

Recent cases in Roosevelt County Magistrate Court, according to court documents:

My turn: Keep big government out of small-stakes gambling

Should adults really be busted for small-stakes gambling at country clubs? My one-man Green Tea Party may join the Libertarians on this one. It feels like notorious B.I.G. Government foot-wedging common sense into a sand-trap. Who is being protected? If the Portales Country Club was operating a casino, I could understand. We don’t want to […]

Paying attention makes life enjoyable

Spending time up at the Caprock, scouting for a place to make a Project WILD fieldtrip. (That is a classroom-based, project-focused ecology curriculum), we came upon a forensics situation. Nothing to excite CSI Miami fans; this would be more appropriate to Animal Planet. Still, it starts one’s mind turning in several directions. Peering over the […]

Tractors bring back memories

It was a sound I heard when I was young but rarely hear today. Listening to the old two-cylinder tractors at the N.M. Ag Expo this week it was easy to remember the sight of an old farmer on a Poppin’ Johnny tractor, plowing two to four rows and remembering the smell of fresh turned […]

Our people: Non-traditional student

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Clovis resident and Eastern New Mexico University instructor Lonzo Lassiter began what he calls the second half of his life at age 50 when he attended college for the first time. Prior to that, he worked in construction and carpentry but after three surgeries, doctors told him to find something else to do for a […]

Zias gain split at UT-Permian Basin

Freedom New Mexico ODESSA, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University scored twice on a two-out error in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday to pull out a 6-5 win over host Texas-Permian Basin in the Falcons’ triangular. Earlier, ENMU (3-9) was shut out by East Central 4-0. The Zias play the same teams […]

Commodities market risky

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Argen Duncan Speculation in agricultural commodities markets is causing greater volatility in prices than in the past, affecting everyone from the farmer to the consumer, according to farmers and grain dealers in eastern New Mexico. Agricultural commodities are certain farm products, including corn, wheat, milk, cheese and cotton, that are traded internationally, much like the […]

Illinois man to face charges in New Mexico

A 59-year-old Illinois man was indicted by a federal grand jury for sexual Internet activity with what he believed to be an 11-year-old Melrose girl. Jerry Wexler of Barrington, Ill., faces up to 30 years imprisonment for the crime of attempted production of a visual depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according […]

Clovis mayor to discuss state of city

Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield will deliver the annual state of the city address 4 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The address is intended to inform citizens and accomplishments and activities of the last year and to answer questions about the upcoming year. The address will be broadcast on Cable Channel 6. Information: 769-7828.

In Search of Ponies: The name game

I don’t know about anyone else, but after years of having pets it can get a little challenging to come up with original names for them. In fact, I think the names must have started running out when I was a kid. Aside from the brown dog named Brownie, we had a succession of shepherd-type […]

Racing commission may open up racino license application

Freedom New Mexico Quay County may be back in the running for a race track. The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Thursday that a license granted La Mesa Racetrack in Raton has expired and the commission plans to open up applications for the license to other interested communities across the state. The La Mesa license […]

McGee: The American Farmer

Riding my bicycle along a county road I spied a piece of bent metal. I paused and looked at it in the dust. Was it worth saving? Was it an art treasure waiting to be developed? Bent rebar as art? Such thoughts only came to me after a trip years ago to Santa Fe and […]

Clovis MainStreet to host wind festival

Clovis MainStreet will be hosting a new Downtown Wind Festival April 30 on Main Street, according to a news release. The event will be held in conjunction with Cannon Air Force Base’s Kite Karnival, which will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Doc Stewart Park. The main event at the festival will be […]

West Texas A&M-ENMU basketball capsules

Freedom New Mexico MEN West Texas A&M (21-5, 8-5 Lone Star Conference South) at ENMU (13-12, 8-5) • When: 8 p.m. Saturday at Greyhound Arena • Radio: KSEL-AM 1450 • Last time out: The Buffaloes defeated Incarnate Word 81-71 at Canyon, Texas, on Wednesday while Greyhounds won at Texas A&M-Kingsville 86-77. • Last meeting: ENMU […]

Cameron blanks Hounds in series opener

Freedom New Mexico LAWTON, Okla. — Cameron’s Ricky Cramer got a double-play ball to escape a bases-loaded jam in the top of the ninth and complete a seven-hit shutout in a 5-0 Lone Star Conference baseball victory over Eastern New Mexico on Friday. Cramer (1-0) carried a four-hitter into the final inning before surrendering leadoff […]

Beer pong put on hold

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Sharna Johnson The question at hand is whether it’s skill or chance that gets the little white ball across the table and into the cup. If you ask beer pong players, they will tell you most definitely skill. But the state of New Mexico isn’t so sure. Thursday the Alcohol and Gaming Division said it […]

Their view: State Bar aims to help legal professionals

State Bar aims to help legal professionals Jill Anne Yeagley, program administrator for the New Mexico Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program, talks about substance abuse among legal professionals:

Principles cannot be compromised

It is often necessary to compromise face-to-face, but to compromise when stating principles means you have none. Something I read a few days ago had someone referring to themselves as “ideologically extreme, behaviorally moderate.” I like that phrase. I am serious about libertarianism. I also know that as long as someone is not attacking anyone, […]

Senate needs to back House on recent votes

Freedom New Mexico In recent days and weeks, the House of Representatives approved four major pieces of legislation that, if they become law, could stagger the big government mindset responsible for massive deficits and draconian regulations. On three separate bills, the House overwhelmingly voted to prevent federal agencies from spending money to implement Obamacare, and […]