Ticket feature: Cirque Montage performing in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico Clovis audiences are expected to be wowed Sunday when Marshall Auditorium becomes the playground of Cirque Montage. A group performing traditional and cutting-edge circus acts, Montage features former members of Cirque du Soleil’s Mystere, O, and Saltimbanco Alegria and Quidam. Acrobats, balancers, contortionists, pole climbers, jugglers and duo hand balancers and aerial […]

My Turn: Oldies acts still impressive

Wendel Sloan During the Clovis Music Festival, I saw Bryan Hyland, 66, The Coasters (formed in the 1950s) and Bobby Vee, 67. When younger, I wondered why aging stars kept performing after the white-hot spotlight had cooled. Why did those hitless-for-decades wonders continue taking the stage before dwindling crowds (although 2,000-plus that night was impressive)? […]

Portales scores above state average on ACT test

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Jared Tucker The Portales Municipal School District has aced the state’s American College Testing score average, and school administrators credit district leadership and its commitment to high academic standards. According to the organization’s website, Portales Schools bypassed the state average of ACT composite scores by two-tenths of a point, making the district’s average score 20.3. […]

Honor guard takes pride in duties

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard practices folding the American flag. They practice for occasions when the honor guard is assigned to perform a task for either a retirement, a change of command or funerals. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard members spend a lot […]

Friday morning briefing: Acts of kindness and basketball

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing.

Small acts of kindness better than slogans

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist M y 6-year-old daughter Anna

Court rights should apply to immigrants, too

Freedom New Mexico Former attorney general Michael Mukasey made a grievous error when he ruled that immigrants have no recourse regarding errors made in their cases. In one of the last acts of the Bush administration, Mukasey ruled that immigrants don’t have the right to have their deportation cases reopened because they had poor legal […]

Commander acts as example

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Cynthia Spalding Col. Joseph Mancy runs to the finish line during a commander’s 5,000 meter run fitness challenge on Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. on Aug. 1. By Airman 1st Class Melissa White: 437th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. — Every year, most airmen set a […]

Military acts to reduce mental health stigma

By Anita Doberman I asked my husband and some of his military friends whether they would seek mental health counseling. Ninety-nine percent, including hubby, answered with a resounding “no.” Military men and women don’t willingly pick up the phone and ask for a referral to a psychologist or counselor. Seeking help this way is perceived […]