Freedom of speech applies to all

I remember, not very long ago, when I wrote a column detailing my opinion of a certain radio person, who shall remain nameless, and received overwhelming negative feedback — surprisingly from many in this area, as well. (Most of this columnist’s “boo” mail usually comes from an Internet population.) I remember it because there was […]

Fishing lessons need to be passed

A s I watched the end of my fishing pole start to dance instead of reacting quickly, I casually picked it up and reeled it in a few yards. I knew even before the pole started to wiggle it wasn’t a fish. It was a youngster’s line. I like to fish a lot and I’ve […]

Our people: Fan of the 50s

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Portales resident Nancy Gentry has worked in banking, telecommunications, real estate and public service as a Roosevelt County Probate Judge for 10 years. She adopted a rescue poodle and named him Zuni and her children joke that he’s replaced them. Gentry, 63, has an extensive collection of Coca Cola and 50s memorabilia in several rooms […]

My turn: Courage greater quality

“Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” has been in the news because of the “n” word. One publisher has even substituted “slave.” In east Texas, I was a pale version of Huck. I swung from grapevines into murky ponds, rode broken mowers down their embankments, fished with cane poles and grasshoppers, rode cheap floats down flooding creeks, […]

April 3 — Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer went to commercial property on U.S. 70 for a report of a burglary. He spoke with the property owner, who said the business had been closed for a long time and there was nothing of value in the burglarized […]

Clovis farmer re-elected to dairy board

Freedom New Mexico Dairy Farmers of America Inc.’s Board of Directors has re-elected Wayne Palla, a Clovis dairy farmer, as first vice chairman of the board, according to a news release from DFA. Palla is a member of DFA’s Executive Committee and chairman of the Southwest Area Council, as well as being involved in other […]

Zias drop LSC crossover opener

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANGELO, Texas — Katie Raines pitched a complete-game seven-hitter and singled home the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth inning, and Southwestern Oklahoma turned back Eastern New Mexico University 4-2 on Friday in the Lone Star Conference softball crossover tournament. Raines (7-5) allowed two unearned runs, with two walks […]

LSC-leading Southeastern Oklahoma rides big inning

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University freshman left-hander Aaron Anderson was able to get out of bases-loaded, no-out jams the first two times he’d been in that situation this season. The third time, on Friday at Greyhound Field, he wasn’t quite so fortunate. Catcher Brad Shankle whacked a three-run double, highlighting league-leading Southeastern Oklahoma’s […]

City to host town hall meeting on tax hike

Freedom New Mexico The city of Clovis is hosting a town hall meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday at the north annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library to answer questions and present information about a .25 percent gross receipts tax to pay for the Ute Water Project. Present will be city officials and Eastern New Mexico Water […]

Art featured at area events

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Alisa Boswell Art in a variety of forms — from literature to painting — appears alive and well in Clovis and Portales. Two major annual events are already under way — The Jack Williamson Lectureship and the Pintores Art League Spring Fling. The Pintores Art League Spring Fling kicked off Friday by accepting submissions for […]