Wednesday morning briefing: Poetry and rattlesnakes

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Call to serve Here’s your chance to serve on the Clovis school board. The board is holding candidate training 6 p.m. Friday at Clovis Schools’ Administrative Office for the District 3 seat opening. Interested candidates must submit a resum

Homesteaders were a sturdy bunch

By Karl Terry, Local Columnist It amazes me what folks who homesteaded this part of the country were willing to endure just to get title to 160 acres of sand and rattlesnakes. For a long time now I’ve intended to read the book “Six Miles to the Windmill” by J.G. Greaves, former editor of the […]

Snake hunter always ready

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers When most would run, Tom Watt hunts. He hunts even when he is not on the hunt. Like a January day he heard a soft rattle in his barn. He moved a pile of tin and exposed a 12-foot rattlesnake, coiled and ready to strike. “I got ready and grabbed […]

Be cautious, but do not fear rattlesnakes

Jim Lee Well, spring has sprung. The time has come to bask in the sunshine of warmer days, smell all those nice green things coming to life after their winter slumber, enjoy the tulips and daffodils peeking up through the soil, look at the buds coming out on the trees, and think about rattlesnakes. I […]

County old timer a top-notch tale teller

Mike Linn Anybody who knows Charlie Carmichael knows she is full of tales. She’ll tell you stories about rattlesnakes, dusty old towns in Roosevelt County and days when students rode horses to school. The 84-year-old Carmichael, a volunteer lunch lady at Dora schools and South County reporter for the Portales News-Tribune, serves Roosevelt County in […]