Friday morning briefing: Hot times and days off

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

Animal behavior not unlike ours

In drought times the water in dirt tanks evaporates, soaks into the ground or otherwise disappears — except for a little puddle in the deepest part, usually the middle. Cracks form in the ground around the edges, making a design much like a jigsaw puzzle. Animals smell the water and plod through the fractured earth […]

LSC weekly basketball update — Nov. 17

Standings All Times MST South Division Div. All W-L W-L Incarnate Word 0-0 2-0 West Texas A&M 0-0 2-0 Eastern New Mexico 0-0 1-0 Tarleton State 0-0 1-0 Abilene Christian 0-0 1-1 Midwestern State 0-0 1-1 Angelo State 0-0 0-0 Texas A&M-Kingsville 0-0 0-2 North Division Div. All W-L W-L Central Oklahoma 0-0 3-0 East […]

LSC football, volleyball roundup

Football standings All Times MDT North Division Div. All W-L W-L Northeastern State 4-0 5-3 East Central 3-1 3-5 ENMU 2-2 3-5 SE Oklahoma 2-3 3-5 SW Oklahoma 2-3 2-6 Central Oklahoma 1-3 2-6 Texas A&M-Comm. 1-3 2-6 South Division Div. All W-L W-L Abilene Christian 4-0 8-0 Texas A&M-Kings. 4-1 7-1 West Texas A&M […]

Atlatl competition: Throwback to prehistoric times

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Clarence Plank Modern people took a step back to pre-historic times Saturday by competing in the annual atlatl competition at the Blackwater Draw dig site. The tournament featured contestants armed with replicas of ancient atlatl spears. John Poitras, of Albuquerque, was in town for the tournament, now in its tenth year. “I think it is […]

Weekly LSC volleyball, soccer, cross country update

Volleyball standings All Times MDT Conf. All W-L W-L Abilene Christian 7-0 18-3 West Texas A&M 7-0 14-7 Angelo State 6-1 10-10 Central Oklahoma 5-3 16-7 Midwestern State 4-3 11-8 Incarnate Word 4-3 7-8 Texas Woman’s 4-3 7-13 Texas- A&M-Kingsville 4-4 9-10 Tarleton State 3-4 16-7 Eastern New Mexico 3-4 11-10 Cameron 2-5 7-13 SE […]

Weekly LSC soccer, cross country update 9/30

Freedom New Mexico Soccer standings All Times MDT Men

Thursday morning briefing: Ethnic fair needs help and Billy the Kid busted

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing. Fair needs help Selmus Price, the director of the Clovis Ethnic Fair, is looking for volunteers to help with set-up and tear down at the fair this week. Below are the times he needs help. To volunteer call Price at 575-749-6570: Friday – […]

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.

Better late than never: Hounds beat Southern Nazarene in marathon

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Freedom New Mexico Sophomore Wes Wood of Muleshoe just missed a school record with seven passing touchdowns, as Eastern New Mexico claimed a 59-21 win over Southern Nazarene that ended just before midnight Saturday at Blackwater Draw. Wood threw for 391 yards in the game, which was delayed three times by lightning and did not […]

Coach Roanhaus wins 300th

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Kevin Wilson Cannon blasts filled the air, as they have so often on Clovis Friday nights, and the fireworks lighted the night sky, signifying a milestone win for Eric Roanhaus. But the longtime Clovis coach simply did what he had done 299 times before Friday’s 40-0 pounding of Alamogordo — put one in the Wildcat […]

Friday morning briefing: Tax free weekend, weed search and sign of the times

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Tax free reminder Parents take note: Today is the first day of tax free weekend. No taxes on school supplies and assorted other delightful items. Here’s a link: http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/Individuals/Pages/Tax-Holiday.aspx Weed patrol Seems like the weeds are taking over Clovis. Where are the tallest weeds […]

Americans embracing entitlement

I travel a lot. I have crossed the USA about 25 times by car and have also done a good deal of driving in Europe — France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and so on. Some time ago I noticed something that one might wish to explore more systematically than just relying on one’s personal observation. This […]

My turn: Fishing full of animal dangers

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Fishing can be down right hairy at times, especially when birds get involved. My mom wanted to take me fishing one weekend. So to keep me occupied until we could go, she brought me a fishing pole that came with plastic hooks and fish to practice with. I spent […]

I’d rather not be nudged

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist On Sunday, The New York Times Magazine ran what amounts to a puff piece about Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s longtime friend, former colleague, and current regulation czar. It was penned by Benjamin Wallace-Wells, who is identified as “a contributing writer for the magazine and a […]

Miranda rights worth defending

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico How many times does Lucy get to pull the football away? For the umpteenth time, Sen. Joe Lieberman is proposing something that’s ridiculously harmful to our way of life, and Democrats are open to compromising with him because he’s with them on everything except the war (and other things […]

Ralph Nader owes explanation

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist So we have it on the good authority of The London Times that all is well with the Obama Administration’s latest interference with the market place. Here is how The Times reported on this long-desired development, admittedly desired by but fraction of those concerned: “In a coup that achieves something […]

Their View: Jennings says tough times ahead

State Sen. Tim Jennings, D-Roswell, is not pleased with Gov. Bill Richardson’s veto of the state gross receipts tax on food. Here’s a snippet from a recent editorial he sent to newspapers around the state: “The already wobbly balance of income to expense in the state budget for the 2010-2011 budget year became more precarious […]

Politics have no place in education

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The New York Times reports that according to a ruling by a federal judge “a Mississippi school board was grossly discriminatory and mean-spirited when it told Constance McMillen that she could not attend her high school prom with her girlfriend.” According to the court, “Ms. McMillen’s constitutional rights […]

Dandelion wine and changing times

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist The front yard is full of dandelions, a riot of deep green. The dandelions make the front yard look so lush and they’re getting bigger. I reckon I’m going to have to break out the lawn mower, and it isn’t even April. They made me remember something I read long […]