Fun resolutions rewarding, too

The Mary Poppins song goes, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Experience tells me nothing helps NyQuil or Theraflu go down, but the phrase makes sense in a bigger picture. Put in something sweet, and the more difficult endeavors aren’t that bad. This is the time of year where people are trying […]

Fun resolutions rewarding, too

The Mary Poppins song goes, "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down." Experience tells me nothing helps NyQuil or Theraflu go down, but the phrase makes sense in a bigger picture. Put in something sweet, and the more difficult endeavors aren't that bad. This is the time of year where people are trying […]

New plans for annual Ag Expo

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Agricultural vendors won’t be the only thing at the Roosevelt County Ag Expo’s 20th anniversary, according to Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Director Karl Terry. The two-day event will also include a old west shoot-out re-enactment, a parade with longhorns and a new set up for vendors. The main cause of excitement for this year’s […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Fun for the kids, a big meeting and Nixon says no

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fun for the kids Preschool Storytime is 6 p.m. Thursday at the Portales Public Library. Meetings Watch The City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. It’s open to the public. Information: 769-7828 Kitchen tip Caramelize onions very quickly by cooking […]

My turn: Kindle not as comforting

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This is my next to the last column before saying goodbye to you, my Portales readers. Before my ode to peanut butter milkshakes and minus one grouch, let’s talk about Kindle. Uncle Manny and Aunt Matilda gave me a Kindle for Christmas. I love my handheld library. However, I miss highlighting things with real highlighters. […]

My turn: Kindle not as comforting

This is my next to the last column before saying goodbye to you, my Portales readers. Before my ode to peanut butter milkshakes and minus one grouch, let's talk about Kindle. Uncle Manny and Aunt Matilda gave me a Kindle for Christmas. I love my handheld library. However, I miss highlighting things with real highlighters. […]

ENMU/Tarleton basketball capsules — Jan. 4

Freedom New Mexico Men Tarleton State (11-1, 3-0 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (9-4, 2-2) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-AM 1450. Last time out: The Texans routed Dallas Christian 85-41 on Saturday at Stephenville, Texas. ENMU’s last outing was a 76-54 loss at NCAA Division I Long Beach State on Dec. […]

ENMU/Tarleton basketball capsules – Jan. 4

Men Tarleton State (11-1, 3-0 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (9-4, 2-2) When: 7:30 p.m. today at Greyhound Arena. Radio: KSEL-AM 1450. Last time out: The Texans routed Dallas Christian 85-41 on Saturday at Stephenville, Texas. ENMU's last outing was a 76-54 loss at NCAA Division I Long Beach State on Dec. 19. Last season: […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Basketball tournaments and a big buy

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing. Sports: It's January, and that means it's time for some Eastern Plains Athletic Conference basketball. The top seeds in the tournament, which starts tonight in Texico and finishes up with title games at Greyhound Arena, has Logan as the top boys seed and […]

Zias set school scoring record in rout of OPSU

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s women set a school record for points Monday night in blowing out Oklahoma Panhandle State 122-100. The Zias (3-8), who came in averaging 63.9 points, eclipsed the previous standard of 117 set in a December 1979 clash against Sul Ross State. ENMU also reached the […]