McGee: Faded denim not enough to get hot dates

I ran across an article the other day that told of the clothing industry shying away from buying denim things that had been sandblasted. Sandblasting gives that “worn look” that some folks like when they buy jeans. It seems workers doing the job were destroying their lungs by breathing the fine silica in the air. […]

Monday morning briefing: A trial anniversary, and a Mrs. being sought

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday morning briefing.

Registration open for hunter course

New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will be conducting a hunter education class Sept. 24 through Sept.26. The class will consist of three sessions and all sessions must be attended. Class dates and times are: • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 24 • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 25 and […]

Recommended holiday mailing dates released for Afghanistan

By Tech. Sgt. John Jung: 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — U.S. Postal Service officials announced its recommended mailing dates for delivery by Christmas to U.S. military servicemembers serving overseas at APO/FPO addresses in Afghanistan. Holiday mail send via first-class mail and priority mail for servicemembers stationed in Afghanistan should be […]

List of area graduations

The following are graduation dates and times for area schools: High school Curry County • Clovis High School

Area graduations

The following are graduation dates and times for area schools: Portales • L.L. Brown Early Childhood Center — Kindergarten Graduation, May 18-21 • Portales High School — 7 p.m., May 22 Clovis Schools Barry Elementary • 6th Grade Promotion, 9 a.m., May 21 • Kindergarten Promotion, 1:30 p.m., May 21 Cameo Elementary • Kindergarten Promotion, […]

Anniversaries mark much more than dates

By Karl Terry It’s a bittersweet occasion but we’re going to remember it anyway because of its importance. Earlier this week my parents would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary together, had my dad lived. He died a little over three years short of the milestone. We’re planning a small, private family gathering today to […]

School Days Ahead

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School-aged children in Portales, Floyd, Elida and Dora are heading back to school this month. Important dates and times for Roosevelt County public schools: l Portales municipal schools begin class for grades 2-12 Monday. An open house for grades 1-12 will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. During the open house parents […]

Aug. 31 Veteran Profiles

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Carl Field Born: 1921 Dates of Service: 1943-1945 Hometown: Dora Lives in: Dora Theater or location of service: Mesa, Ariz. Branch: Army Rank: 2nd lieutenant Unit and Specialty: Flight instructor After discharge: San Angelo, Texas Field served as a flight instructor throughout his enlistment in the Army. Henry Gallegos Date […]

World War II veteran profiles

Herman Berkstaller Born: 1922 Dates of service: Aug. 8, 1942 to Sept. 1945 Hometown: Roswell Lives in: Elida Theater or location of service: China, Burma and India, western Pacific Unit and specialty: 20th Air Force, B-29 flight engineer After discharge: El Paso, Texas Veteran organizations: American Legion, VFW Albuquerque Berkstaller said he was in the […]

Commissioners finalize repair decisions for detention center

Tony Parra The Roosevelt County Commissioners decided on Tuesday to go with Kold King to repair the roof at the Roosevelt County Detention Center for a cost of $48,500. Mike Tucker of Kold King will repair the roof and he said he will use fully, self-contained chopped fiber-glass, which is a clay-based material, over the […]