Club notes —

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal Chapter of the DAR met at the First Christian Church in Clovis on Feb. 12. After regent Pam Wallace led the opening rituals, the business meeting was postponed so that the winners of the essay contest could read their essay and be given their awards. Eighth-grade winner […]

Religion column: Laughter good for your health

Have you ever read some of those “not meant to be funny” church bulletins? I like the one “Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don’t forget your husbands.” Or how about this one? “For those of you who have children […]

Entertainment venus unnecessary

I read with interest the Q&A from Ward B candidates Matthew Hunton and Gary Watkins in Friday’s paper. Both are respected in in our community and each deserves to be heard. Both have lived all their lives in Portales and probably know many families in this town. Each candidate mentioned extremely important issues such as […]

Tim Tebow refreshing to watch

By the time you read this Tim Tebow may be back to worshipping God in a church instead of on a football field. I hope he’s making plans to play in an AFC Conference Champion-ship next Sunday but I don’t necessarily believe God is going to look down on Tom Brady and the Patriots. This […]

McGee: Signs make memorable statements

Have you ever wondered what was going on with some signs you see as you travel along? For instance there was a sign in a window of a shop in Roswell a few years ago that read: “WHO DO YOU HAVE TO HUG AND KISS IN THIS TOWN TO GET SOME BUSINESS?” I actually changed […]

Too much in your face(booking)

Facebook is being blamed as a top cause of relationship problems and divorces, according to online stories I read, and in a New York Times article, I read that social Web sites such as Topix are causing big problems in small towns as people take traditionally coffee shop gossip to social networks. We can’t blame […]

Slam poet kicks off Hispanic Heritage month

Jillian Holbert An internationally-renowned poet takes center stage 8 p.m. today at the Eastern New Mexico University ballroom to kick off the college’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. Gabriela Garcia Medina has received international acclaim and has traveled to Brazil, South Africa, Cuba, Switzerland and all over the U.S. to perform her poetry. This poet has […]

Every trick in the book: Five ways to inspire your children to read

Paula Sirois Beside the proud and vocal parent who shares how great of a reader her child is (so much so that she can barely keep up with the insatiable demand for books, books, books) is the regular mom who cringes as she considers how her kid not only doesn’t read but hates reading and […]

Teaching children love for reading

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Parenting is a difficult job. Parents are expected to raise their children, discipline them, clothe and feed them, provide for them and care for them. And parents are expected to teach them rules, courtesy, manners and proper behavior. Further, parents are expected to assist in the educational process and get them ready for school and […]

Club notes — April 10

Epsilon Sigma Alpha Six members and one guest attended the regular meeting of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha at 4:30 p.m. on April 4 Collene Baldwin was the hostess. Bev Miller corresponding secretary read several thank you letters from Ninth Judicial District Family and Children’s Court for our donation. Members of Epsilion Sigma Alpha have supported […]

Miranda rights being mugged

Freedom New Mexico No matter how grave the circumstances or dangerous the suspects, television detectives Joe Friday and Lennie Briscoe always remembered to do one thing as they slammed the perpetrator against the patrol car: Read him his Miranda rights. But, if new FBI guidelines are allowed to remain unchallenged, Americans’ Miranda rights someday could […]

Club notes — March 6

United Daughters of the Confederacy Ellen W. Jones Chapter 1022 of United Daughters of the Confederacy met on March 1 at the Pizza Hut. President Janelle Foster opened the meeting introducing guests Ray Kobernick and Savannah Kobernick. She thanked the hostesses Bess Jones and Jan Ross for their favors and decorations. Ritual was read by […]

Principles cannot be compromised

It is often necessary to compromise face-to-face, but to compromise when stating principles means you have none. Something I read a few days ago had someone referring to themselves as “ideologically extreme, behaviorally moderate.” I like that phrase. I am serious about libertarianism. I also know that as long as someone is not attacking anyone, […]

Conditions ripe for grass fires

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Argen Duncan With a large fuel load and little moisture, county fire officials are concerned about serious grass fires this spring. Floyd Fire Chief Allen Deen said he had read a story from KOB.com that indicated the National Weather Service predicted this year could have the worst fire season in 30 years as winds pick […]

Club notes — Jan. 30

Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary The general meeting of the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary was held Jan. 19 in the conference room. President Sid Phillips opened the meeting by reading the Auxiliary Prayer. The minutes were accepted as read by secretary Adele Breech. Treasurer Wanda Martinez gave an end -of-the-year treasurer’s report. The annual dues have […]

Friday morning briefing: Read up, a top appointment and baseball mourns

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Read up The state Rural Bookmobile is scheduled to stop in Roosevelt County on Jan. 13. The schedule is: • Pep Post Office, 9-10 a.m. • Causey Post Office, 10:30-11:30 a.m. • Elida City Hall, 1-2 p.m. The bookmobile offers books for loan with […]

Dec. 12 — Fishing report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DEC. 7, 2010: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORTThis fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. NortheastCimarron River – […]

Program lets deployed troops read to children

USAF photo: Tech. Sgt. Scott Farley Tech. Sgt. David Aceveda reads a children’s book in front of a video camera Sept. 24 inside the USO Community Center on Dover AFB, Del., as part of the United Through Reading program. While Aceveda is deployed, the pre-recorded DVD and book will be sent to his children. Aceveda […]

Club notes — Nov. 14

Clovis BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held a regular meeting on Nov. 4, 2010. The Nominating Committee presented the slate of new Drove Officers for 2011. All present were elected to their respective offices. Judiciary Chairman Kristy Marney read the proposed new standing rules and by-laws for the Drove. These will be voted on at […]

Club notes — Nov. 7

Encanto Garden Club The October meeting of Encanto was called to order by president Helen Martinez. Cleo Duran read the Gardener’s Prayer and guest, Shirley Holtcamp was welcomed. Unanimous approval was given to change the monthly meetings to second Wednesdays. Jacque Wuest displayed a holiday swag, which she had made, giving pointers on construction and […]