Grant McGee: Simple best for romance

One of the writers for the paper e-mailed me a few days ago for my thoughts on five romantic places for a date. I got the e-mail at 4 a.m. as I prepared for my day and he desired my input as soon as possible. Out of my sleep-gummed brain came a few ideas, like […]

Friday morning briefing: Hot times and days off

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing.

Helps to get in tune with people

Karl Terry Before the days of digital radios the device had to be tuned in precisely to the station or what you heard didn’t sound right. As fast as our lives are these days sometimes big parts are out of tune. I got to thinking about this the other day when a co-worker came in […]

Dora school news —

High school final exams on Friday School is in session five days this week for grades 7-12. Elementary students will not have to attend on Friday. Final exams will be administered to high school students today through Friday. Thursday and Friday will be early-release days, with buses running at 12:35 p.m. both days. Students will […]

Holidays about embracing those you love

Freedom New Mexico The end-of-the-year holiday season is intended to be a celebratory time, but there are more than 12 days’ worth of issues, situations and pressures that increase stress levels for many people. Last week, a team of University of Missouri health experts offered some tips for coping with seasonal sourness to help, as […]

Military mama: Twins keeping me on my toes

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Twins, I have twins. There are days my mind is still boggled by this fact though its been nearly nine months. We’ve been experiencing some growing pains lately. I thought I was familiar with teething, I lived through it with my first child. But teething times two is brutal. My little Aidan got his first […]

Fire safety should always be on your mind

Freedom New Mexico Or leaders in Washington, when not rationally discussing the issues of the day in meaningful and noncombative ways (yeah, right), frequently find time to designate or support days, weeks and months for awareness of certain causes. While the nation’s founders would wonder what in Betsy Ross’ bonnet Congress was wasting its time […]

My turn: Cooler weather makes hiking more appealing

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer With the days getting cooler around New Mexico, going hiking might not be such a bad idea. It’s a chance to explore nature and see the changing of the seasons. There are a couple of Web sites that list places of interest where hikers can enjoy the beauty of […]

Cooler weather, shorter days in store for Cannon

By Jim Robinson, meteorological tech: 27th Special Operations Support Squadron September begins the gradual but perceptible transition from summer into autumn and features some of the most pleasant weather conditions of the year here. Qualitatively speaking, the typical summertime pattern of relatively frequent late day thunderstorms diminishes through the month as the sun’s influence wanes. […]

Frontyard game made me tough

Karl Terry As the days get shorter and the nights a lot cooler it’s time to put our ball gloves aside and pick up our pigskin preoccupation. I’ve been fortunate to spend a good number of seasons on the sidelines at a high school football game even though the last time I played was in […]

Portales past: Sept. 9, 1960

Sept. 9, 1960 Portales News Tribune: “Vol Model Baby,” a registered Jersey cow owned by Eastern New Mexico University, set an official production record. The cow was given a proven index of 12.5, which indicated Baby produced 12.5 times her body weight in milk in 305 days.

Public record — Aug. 12

Recent cases in the Portales Magistrate Court: July 20 Jerrod Long, DOB 1988, pleaded guilty to possession of drug paraphernalia; sentenced to 364 days in jail with 364 suspended; one year supervised probation; and $198 in fines. Possession of marijuana charge is dismissed per plea agreement. July 21 Pedro Villalobos, DOB 1988, pleaded guilty to […]

Final Agent Orange review ordered

An estimated 200,000 Vietnam veterans suffering from three diseases newly associated with exposure to Agent Orange are closer to receiving disability compensation following an appeals court order Aug. 2 directing VA to publish a final implementing regulation within 30 days. On a lawsuit brought by a coalition of veterans’ service organizations, the U.S. Court of […]

Portales past: Aug. 28, 1950

Aug. 28, 1950: City police court had one of its busiest days in months, collecting more than $500 in fines.

Good deals don’t always cost you

Back in the olden days grocery stores used to pass out trading stamps. S&H Green Stamps were the most famous, but I remember Gold Bond stamps, too. I can’t recollect for sure, but I think they gave out one stamp for every 10 cents we spent. Probably my fellow “elder” readers will remember. Wednesday was […]

Thursday morning briefing: A concert, Border Town Days and a front row seat

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Shameless self-promotion Cnjonline.com is holding a drawing each week in August for our newsletter subscribers. Check out the newsletter for a form to enter. The prizes are: • Aug 2-8: $20 gift certificate to Weinerschnitzel • Aug 9-15: $20 gift card to S&S Supermarket • Aug 16-22: […]

Ticket feature: Texico, Farwell getting ready for Border Town Days

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Freedom New Mexico Farwell and Texico are celebrating the 44th annual Border Town Days Saturday. Border Town Days is an event shared between the two communities which border the New Mexico/Texas state line. The annual celebration began as a spin-off from a rodeo event in Bovina and has become a small town social gathering. Musicians, […]

Weekly update — July 25

Mascots going to Dawg Days Eastern New Mexico University’s live mascots, Vic and Tory, spent the summer on campus and are scheduled to make their fall debut during Dawg Days, said Director of Publications Janice Morrow. The dogs have been coming to the Office of Communications with their roommate Dallas Ellsworth, who works there, and […]

Our people: Royal flush

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Ernie Kos said she loves her job as the executive director of the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce. Her days are never the same and keep her busy.

My turn: Obituaries leave lasting impression

By medical design, I recently spent a few hours in Dallas unconscious. The experience made me wonder if my obliviousness might be a preview of the final curtain. Of course, many believe in an afterlife, although the reviews are still out. In the foggy days after, I read the Dallas Morning News religiously, becoming intrigued […]