ENMU faces huge challenge in NW Missouri State

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Abilene Christian, ranked 10th in NCAA Division II, was a huge challenge for the Eastern New Mexico University football team last week. West Texas A&M next week and Midwestern State after that, both ranked, fall into the same category. Today’s clash against Northwest Missouri State, though, figures to be […]

Monday morning briefing: New faces, a teen challenge and one big bomb

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. New face Put in a new face for fall with Fabulous Fall Faces — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday at the Women’s Medical Center. It includes makeovers, demonstrations, refreshments, previews of new products, special offers and giveaways. Space is limited so call for reservations. Information: […]

Special session will focus on redistricting

Robin Fornoff There seems little question eastern New Mexico will lose a seat in both the House and Senate during a special session of the Legislature set to start Tuesday. The challenge will be to minimize the damage, according to several area lawmakers. The special session was set primarily to deal with the Legislature’s every-decade […]

Parents of special-needs kids must plan for current, future financial demands

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Niesha Lofing Moms and dads plan for family trips, college and weddings, but life sometimes throws a curve called autism. And it’s hitting more and more families. An average of one in every 110 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder. These neurodevelopmental disorders can make communication and social interaction difficult, sometimes […]

Cannon airman to compete at 2011 Air Force Marathon

USAF: Tech. Sgt. Josef Cole U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Swislocki, 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron, finishes a 5K fun run with a time of 16 minutes, 37 seconds as the sun rises on April 28 at Cannon Air Force Base. Since he has been stationed at Cannon, Swislocki has won nine 5K […]

Military mama: Reunions bring on tears

There are so many of my dear friends enduring lengthy deployments of their spouses, I have kept up with their roller coaster of emotions and tried to offer support whenever possible. I understand what a challenge it can be, especially when that military spouse is also a mom. As moms we are used to being […]

ENMU holds commencement ceremony

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Clarence Plank Assistant Professor of Biology Kenwyn Cradock told Eastern New Mexico University graduates to embrace challenge and exceed their own expectations. Cradock’s message was part of commencement ceremonies Saturday that included granting degrees to 297 graduates. “One cannot be the light that is truly excellent without one belonging to something greater to have hope […]

Cattleman’s challenge curbs carcinogens

I sent the final postcard to Bob before Christmas. For the last 20 years I’ve sent a postcard to Bob and Dottie from every place I traveled. That would be over a thousand cards. I didn’t write much on them, just where I was, what the weather was doin’, and maybe what group I was […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Election day, video games and a Spruce Goose

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Election day A reminder that today is election day. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Video game of the week Not for the little kids but worth a look. Game: Fable III Genre: Role-playing game System: PC, 360 What is it? […]

GOP readying to reform Obamacare

Congressional Republicans are part of a strategic legislative challenge to roll back Obamacare. The effort no doubt will be fruitless this year, but it sets the stage for November electioneering, which could lead to substantive legal challenges in next year’s new Congress if the GOP gains significantly, perhaps even winning control of one or both […]

Challenge yourself to exceed

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist In his heartfelt eulogy for his mother, Jean Biden, Vice President Joe Biden quoted some words from her, very approvingly. These included the idea that “Everyone is your equal, and everyone is equal to you.” Furthermore, in his autobiography the vice president recalls something else he learned from his mother: […]

GOP carrying substantial fight into November

Freedom New Mexico This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register. The attorneys general of at least 14 states have filed challenges to various provisions of the massive health care bill passed by Congress and signed by the president. It is unclear yet […]

Business feature: Owner takes on challenge of new business

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Freedom New Mexico Dewayne “Buster” Tucker is the new owner of Shorty’s Dry Cleaning. He purchased it three months ago from former owner Dewayne Vardeman. “It is kind of exciting and new,” Tucker said about going into the dry cleaning business. “I took it on as a challenge to learn something new. I like serving […]

Feb. 2 ENMU Briefs

Sigma Chi wins Santa Cop challenge Sigma Chi Fraternity won a challenge to contribute the most food, money or toys to Operation: Santa Cop. The group topped competitors, other Greek organizations on campus, in all three categories. In early December, Portales Police Lt. Mark Cage and ENMU Police Chief Brad Mauldin issued the challenge. On […]

AD candidate seeking challenge

By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University athletic director’s position is just the challenge Colorado native Jeff Geiser is seeking. The third of four finalists to meet with university staff and students, Geiser was in Portales on Monday to answer questions about what he might bring to the ENMU athletic […]

Editorial: President has good start on education

For better and for worse, President Barack Obama has been reasonably consistent in trying to put in place as policy some of the broad and ambitious hopes he expressed during his campaign. Many aspects of his broad vision are alarming to those who see a larger and ever-growing government as more of a problem than […]

Homeschooling family presents challenge

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist These days my routine, if I can even call it that, has drastically changed. Aside from the adjustment of adding baby number six to our midst, I am home-schooling the kids. Did I just say that? I have to re-read the last sentence to make sure it’s actually me […]

Homeschooling presents challenge

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist These days my routine, if I can even call it that, has drastically changed. Aside from the adjustment of adding baby number six to our midst, I am home-schooling the kids. Did I just say that? I have to re-read the last sentence to make sure it’s actually me home-schooling […]

Cannon, Hurlburt airmen combine for challenge

USAF courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Amy Seaton (left), 27th Special Operations Wing and Staff Sgt Dante Sangstack, both with the 27th SOW, check the chemical levels during the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Challenge. By Jeremy Webster: AFSOC Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Airmen from the 1st and 27th Special Operations Wings participated in […]

Managing finances a challenge

By Anita Doberman I used to spend money recklessly. Working during what used to be the golden days on Wall Street didn’t help and this went on for a few years. Being an investment banking analyst had lots of perks, but most of the people I knew lived way beyond their means, despite the fact […]