My turn: Nature opens up my eyes to life

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Even for those who live lives of integrity, the end is unkind. Some say that everything happens for a reason, but that brings little comfort to those in autumnal sunset. Along the way new life and small pleasures — friends, food, music, nature — make the passage seem worthwhile and purposeful. After a long, harsh […]

Monday morning briefing: Industrial plans, a joyful noise and a president’s eyes

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Meetings watch There’s a special meeting noon today at Portales city hall to outline the city’s industrial park master plan. It’s open to the public. A joyful noise The Vienna Boys Choir concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis. General admission […]

Mustang adoptions begin

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Sharna Johnson The sorrel filly with the flax mane and tail was the one he wanted as soon as he set eyes on her. “She caught my eye as soon as I came down the steps,” Jerry Williams said. Williams and his wife Elizabeth were among the first wave of adopters to attend a wild […]

Their view: Firefighters invaluable resource

By Russell Anglin: Freedom New Mexico Last Sunday was an awfully strange day. It started for me at 10 a.m. with the phone waking me up. My editor called and asked me if I had electricity. With my eyes still hazy and without my wits about me, I replied, “Um … I don’t know.” Turns […]

Inmates complete parenting course

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Alisa Boswell Emotions ran high in the Roosevelt County Detention Center Tuesday as 14 inmates, two with tears in their eyes, accepted certificates of completion for the parenting class they had just completed. “I learned how to be a mom,” said Rosenda Martinez, beginning to cry. “I know I’ve grown because me and my daughter […]

Friday morning briefing: Black eyes, free food and cash for a cause

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. School business Monday is parent-teacher conference day for Portales Municipal Schools from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no school that day. Information: Call the administration office at 356-7000 or call your child’s school. Black eyes for Cannon Airmen of all ranks will […]

Weather precautions in place

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Many residents of Clovis and Portales will have their eyes peeled on the weather, either through looking at the conditions directly or through updates via various media, as a cold front is expected to move through eastern New Mexico on Tuesday. That’s also true for Curry and Roosevelt County […]

March 29, 2009 On the shelves

Eyes on the Horizon: Serving on the Front Lines of National Security by Gen. Richard B. Myers with Malcolm McConnell.

Didn’t shoot my eye out, but …

In the sporting goods department of a discount store my eyes fell on the most sought-after Christmas present of my childhood — a Daisy BB gun. Just seeing it brought back memories. Yeah, that’s right, Ralphie from the 1983 movie “The Christmas Story” and I had a lot in common. We both wished for a […]

Engagement: Worthington/Yellow Eyes

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Hunter and Karen Worthington of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Worthington of Fort Worth, Texas, to Thomas Yellow Eyes of Fort Worth, son of Jack and Barbara Williams of Aledo, Texas. The couple will exchange vows June 16, 2008, in Orlando, Fla. A reception will be held June 29, […]

Winter watering can be dangerous affair

By Baxter Black This winter is shaping up to be a reminder of why they sell more long underwear north of Interstate 40, which runs from Bakersfield,Calif., through Amarillo and Little Rock, Ark., then on to Raleigh, N.C. We’ve already had blizzards, ice storms, blackouts, white outs, and more horsetank ice breaking injuries than we’ve […]

10-28 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Longhorn Football : An Illustrated History By Bobby Hawthorne This book traces the team’s history from its origins in 1893 through the 2006 Rose Bowl, in which Texas won its fourth national championship. In these pages you will find, the heroes of the last 113 […]

Film fest set for weekend

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom Newspapers Clovis will host a world premiere Friday when “His Eyes, My Eyes” is shown during the Fiery Film Fest. Starring Clovis native Ashley Southard and Caleb Brandon, and shot in Clovis, the movie is approximately 30 minutes long. It is directed by Cedrick Rael, founder and director of the Fiery […]

Eye color doesn’t determine intelligence

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I regret having to write this column, because I’m likely to come off as condescending. But I’m probably smarter than you. I know you can’t see it from these first few sentences, and you certainly can’t see it from the black-and-white picture accompanying the column. I’m smarter because every morning […]

Virgin de Guadalupe remains shrouded in mystery

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers We’re not supposed to argue about religion, or so we’re told. But the Virgin Mary has become a very arguable figure in Biblical history, with many alleged apparitions and unexplained events surrounding her. The Virgin Mary — or Our Lady of Guadalupe, as we Latinos call her — holds a […]

You’ll shoot your eye out Dick

By Karl Terry Call it a premonition or just good judge of character, but I called Vice President Dick Cheney’s hunting style into question just a few weeks before his ill-fated and much-recounted hunting accident. The descriptions published about the vice president’s infamous hunt pretty much back up the assumptions I made about Cheney’s hunting […]

Cherish those special moments in your life

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist “Close your eyes and hold out your hands.” The waitress at the fast food place had been friendly and personable the first time she waited on us. “You’re going to put a bug in my hand!” “No I’m not. Just close your eyes.” I opened my eyes to find a pair […]

Language can complicate lunchtime

By Jim Lee I read or heard somewhere that predators have eyes in the front of their heads while plant-eaters have eyes at the sides of their heads. This makes sense since carnivores have to move forward to see and keep track of their prey, and herbivores hang out in herds with everybody watching what’s […]

Child’s gift filled with unconditional love

By Joan Clayton “Let’s count to three and open our presents.”  I had counted one more time to be sure each child had a gift. Each girl brought a gift for a girl and the boys a gift for a boy. “ONE, TWO, THREE!”  The oohs and ahhs heard from children opening gifts plus the […]

There’s nothing funny about a man in love

Bob Huber I opened a letter last week that read, “Get serious, Huber! I mean, in these troubled times, when we’re threatened with terrorism, global warming, drought, and mad cows, all you write about are skunks, Smooth Heine, and one-liners. Get with the program. Gloomy Gustav.” I answered this way: Dear Gus: Before more rumors […]