Their view: Rep. Crook opposes proposed emissions cap

State Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis, is encouraging area residents to attend next week’s meeting of the State Environment Air Quality Bureau to oppose efforts to impose a strict cap on greenhouse gas emissions. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis Civic Center. Here’s a snippet from a letter Crook and other […]

Children source of inspiration

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist My kids inspire me to be a better person. They test my patience, they make me laugh, they make me cry, they humble me. I can always do better for them. My daughter Anna has a special place in my heart. One that includes uneven bars, a beam, a bouncy […]

Business Feature: Retirees delve into second business

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When Jo Anna Baker and her husband, Wayne, retired from farming, she didn’t know what she could do with her time. After some thought and the purchase of an embroidery machine, Baker realized there was a need in Portales for a custom embroidery shop. Baker said she slowly started to add equipment to her shop. […]

Small acts of kindness better than slogans

Freedom New Mexico My 6-year-old daughter Anna rolled on the ground screaming and clutching her stomach as my other children pulled on my arm, covered their eyes and cried. She screamed that the pain in her tummy was too much to take. I tried to touch her, she rolled away, threw up and passed out. […]

Zia first baseman providing consistency

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico After two seasons in junior college in her home town of Scottsdale, Ariz., Anna Hershkowitz didn’t know where she would go to continue playing softball. She just knew she wanted to play somewhere else. In the fall of 2006, Hershkowitz came sight-unseen to Eastern New Mexico University. After a […]

Children can feel life’s unfairness

By Anita Doberman: Columnist A few days ago, my second born, Anna, threw a temper tantrum because her older sister was going to play at the home of a friend from kindergarten. She insisted it was unfair, and what started with a pleading tone quickly escalated into whining and yelling about this apparent age discrimination. […]

Fostering love

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers This afternoon, the Easley house is quiet. The only distractions are the bouncing logo on the computer screen, and the Easleys’ dog, who scratches on the door to be let in from the cold. As veteran foster parents with three (now grown) children of their own, Charles and Anna Easley […]

Zias begin soccer season today

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers In her first three years, senior midfielder Anna Funck has helped the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer program make steady improvement. This season, she hopes to get extra help from her sister, April. The Funcks, both graduates of Amarillo High, are the first pair of sisters to play in […]

Zias blank Colorado State-Pueblo

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The difference between a one-goal lead and a two-goal margin in soccer can sometimes be night and day. On Friday, Eastern New Mexico University’s women team saw a 3-0 lead closed to 3-2 by halftime against Colorado Christian before surviving a scoreless second half. Sunday against Colorado State-Pueblo, there were […]

Father, son suspects in shooting

Mike Linn A local judge has signed warrants against a father-son duo suspected in the shooting of two men at the Valle del Solle apartments late Sunday night, police said. Police are searching for Jamie Banda Sr., 45, and Jaime Banda Jr., 22, on charges of aggravated battery, accessory to aggravated battery and conspiracy to […]

Portales shooting leaves two injured

Mike Linn Police are searching for suspects involved in a Sunday night shooting that injured two men, one critically, in what police and witnesses say was provoked by arguments at a horse race earlier that day a few miles east of Portales. Ernesto Sanchez, 39, received bullet wounds in the abdomen and upper thigh and […]

Ruth Brownlow

Ruth Brownlow, 72 Ruth Marie Brownlow, 72, of Santa Anna, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at her home. She was born on March 22, 1931, in Gouldbusk, Texas, to Louis and Susie Pittard Dowell. She married William Buford Brownlow on Oct. 5, 1946, in Portales. She worked as a licensed vocational […]