Tuesday morning briefing: Happy Valentines Day!

Good morning and Happy Valentines Day! It’s the freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from our own Jenna Zamie, who prowls the Internet looking for the best games: Game: Soul Calibur V Genre: Fighting System: 360, PS3 What is it? The newest installment in the franchise jumps forward in time […]

Friday morning briefing: Happy Chinese New Year, a spell down and tragedy on the launch pad

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Happy Chinese New Year Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 in the Campus Union Ballroom. Tickets are $15 and must be reserved today. ENMU has a number of students from China who will share […]

My turn: Happy birthday, New Mexico

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The state of New Mexico turns 100 on Friday. Here’s some trivia: • President William Howard Taft signed the declaration of statehood at 1:35 p.m. on Jan. 6, 1912, in his private office at the White House. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported about two dozen people witnessed the event, half of them from New […]

Thursday morning briefing: Turkey dinner, turkey tips and an assassin is assassinated

Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving. Welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Free dinners There are two free Thanksgiving dinners today for folks who don’t have a place to eat and celebrate the holiday. In Clovis, the Light House Mission’s annual citywide banquet is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the facility, 407 La […]

Hounds think they’ve made improvement

Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University senior Reggie Nelson is happy to be back in Portales and playing basketball. The 6-foot-1 senior guard was the Greyhounds’ co-leader in scoring in 2009-10, but took a year off for what he called family reasons. He’s expected to start at point guard today when the Greyhounds take on […]

Path to happiness better option

Today is the day to be happy, and it can be a lifestyle. Life is glorious. Taste it. Smell it. It is delicious. Go barefooted. Sing. Laugh. Smile. Give yourself away. Win the prize. It’s called joy. “…the joy of the Lord will make you strong” (Nehemiah 8:10 NCV). You can do anything through Jesus, […]

Celebrity Baby Scoop: Soleil Moon Frye debuts ‘Happy Chaos’ video

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Jenny Schafer We all loved her as Punky Brewster, the beloved TV character who reached the pinnacle of ’80s sitcom fame. These days, we can’t get enough of Soleil Moon Frye as the doting celeb mom, host of HerSay, Mommy Ambassador for Target and now as author of her new book “Happy Chaos.” And not […]

Birthdays — July 31

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Decker [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Brianna Renee Decker of Clovis celebrated her 9th birthday July 23, 2011. Happy 9th birthday Brianna Renee Decker, we love you with all our hearts love mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, nina, nino and all your family. Brianna Renee Decker was born July 25, 2002, in Clovis. — Submitted by Diana […]

Monday morning briefing: Fireworks and what started it all

Good morning and happy Fourth of July. Welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Smoke on the Water In case you missed it, here’s the rundown on today’s annual Fourth of July Smoke on the Water activities in Clovis: Activities start at 8 a.m. with the 2nd Annual Smoke on theWater 5k Fun Run […]

Their view: President not doing enough to cut energy costs

New Mexico Sen. Steve Pearce is not happy with President Obama’s energy policy. He says the president needs to do a better job of protecting America’s energy jobs.

Monday morning briefing: Spring break, farm values and closing The Rock

Good morning and happy spring. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Spring break Sunday marked the first day of spring. Today marks the start of a week-long spring break for students at Eastern New Mexico University. Alas, university staff must continue to report to work. Quirky quote of the day “How would we measure […]

Thursday morning briefing: Grab some green, sing a song and a quirky quote

Good morning and Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Grab a cup of coffee and take a relaxing read. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Wearin’ the green The Portales Public Library has scheduled a St. Patrick’s Day party for the whole family at 6 p.m. today. Admission is free, and attendees are encouraged to wear […]

There’s always joy to be found

To be happy we must keep our joy. Whatever happens in this life, we can still find something good. We have more blessings than problems, and we can be thankful for that. The book of James begins with a strong encouragement for Christians everywhere: “Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then […]

Monday morning briefing: Where to wear your heart, financial aid and here come the 70s

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing.Fast Valentine fact In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned on their sleeves for one week. Thus, the expression “wearing your heart on your […]

Military mama: Facebook opens doors for friendships

I love hearing from readers, it makes me happy to know that I’m not just spilling my guts with no one taking any note. Your friend requests on Facebook and stopping me in the store just to say “hi” make my day. I did meet my first “fan.” I say that, only because that’s how […]

Thursday morning briefing: Thanksgiving, a light show and the deep freeze

Good morning, Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Cheap ticket Bring a can of food and you can see the Greyhound and Zia basketball games free of charge Saturday. The food item will be donated to the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico as part of Fan Appreciation Day. The Hounds […]

Chile should be lauded for mine rescue

Freedom Newspapers The effort to rescue 33 miners trapped a half-mile underground for 69 days was bound to attract attention, but the worldwide interest in the operation has made it a perhaps surprising global phenomenon. Perhaps people are hungry for a happy ending in a world in which unhappy endings are all too common. Perhaps […]

Texas Woman’s blanks Zias

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Neither coach was especially happy after Friday’s Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. Texas Woman’s Fleur Benetar was only slightly happier after the Pioneers scored just their sixth goal of the season to edge Eastern New Mexico University 1-0 at the ENMU pitch. Zias coach Ray Nause, meantime, found […]

Military mama: Learning language part of military life

Looking back on my first few months (and probably years) as a military wife I will admit I was often confused. If you saw me with that happy but oh-so-puzzled look on my face, it was likely because you were speaking “military.” The abbreviations and acronyms are truly a language of their own and tossed […]

My Turn: History lessons should include Cinco de Mayo

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist Happy Cinco de Mayo. It’s time again to thank the Tex-Mex general who led a Mexican Army in a victorious battle against the French in Puebla, Mexico, on May 5, 1862. I’m talking American history. Cinco de Mayo is perhaps more American than St. Patrick’s Day. Let’s talk about national […]