Vietnam mission ‘well worth the effort’

“Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world. It’s not the home-run hitters.” — Baseball slugger Willie Stargell

My turn: Concert brings out kid in me

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I was reminiscent of a 10-year-old child last weekend as I screamed and jumped up and down at a Brad Paisley concert in Lubbock, which also happened to be my first big concert with a music superstar. It was well worth the trip and the money to see him live, despite my envy of the […]

My turn: House Bill 81 worth supporting

Today’s acronym is CTSO. CTSO stands for Career and Technical Student Organizations, programs with perhaps more recognizable acronyms like BPA (Business Professionals of America), DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America). Odds are good that you or someone you know has been involved in one of these […]

Ranchers have streak of bad luck

The Fort Worth Stock Show is a mecca for a lot of purebred breeders. Many, many thousands have made the trip over the years often overcoming daunting obstacles. But Galen’s journey from Illinois takes the cake! He and his cow-partner Dave loaded their prize Hereford bull in Galen’s gooseneck stock trailer (G1), being pulled with […]

My turn: Balloon festival worth trip

Last weekend, I attended the balloon festival in Albuquerque for the first time. I’ve lived in New Mexico for more than 20 years and I have never been able to go. It was well worth it, even with my friends and I getting charged double for entrance, because we got a little confused about how […]

Celebrate diversity while working together

Freedom New Mexico Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins this week, actually started as a single week in the 1960s under the Johnson administration; it was expanded in 1988 to cover the 30 days between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15. The dates cover independence anniversaries for Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, […]

Military mama: Being mother well worth sleep lost

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I’ve reached the peak of my twenties, in that I’m in my final year of being able to claim the decade. Though, in all likelihood, I will be celebrating my twenty-ninth birthday over and over again. Age is just a number, but I may just choose to hang out at this specific one for a […]

McGee: Trip to dentist worth pain

Word has made its way through the family grapevine that one of the kids needs to go to the dentist but won’t because of that fear of pain thing. The kids are in their 20’s and 30’s now and they’re gonna do what they’re gonna do, I just wish I could transmit cosmic thoughts how […]

Shoutouts — June 19

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Fatherhood worth effort This is for those men who are undecided about starting a family. I married later in life and never thought about having kids; wanted to wait until I was in better shape, had more money, traveled more: The typical wall men put up. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] My wife made it clear that […]

Movies in 3D not worth upcharge

Kevin Wilson I went to my favorite gas station Tuesday. It’s not my favorite because it has the cheapest prices on gas. Actually, the more expensive gas is, the more counterproductive it is to drive to a specific station to save pocket change. It’s because that station is the only place I can find a […]

McGee: Worth the wait

We thought we’d go to one of the local fast food joints in town. It’s famous for its great sandwiches but also for its long waits. We thought we’d give it a try anyway. We placed our order at the drive-thru. “That’s a bit expensive for a couple of sandwiches and a side,” complained The […]

Military mama: Family time worth wait

A t times I long for the routine of a Monday through Friday 9 to 5 job, so that holidays and weekends are family time and I can plan accordingly. Sure, in the “real world” surprises arise and overtime pops up. But as an Air Force wife it seems at times I could be a […]

Not worth putting off adventures

Clyde Davis It’s a sound that will cause anyone with the slightest degree of appreciation to turn and face the full moon, trying (usually in vain), to catch a glimpse of them. Though the moon is full, the greatest part of the sky is till too dark, too dark to see the V-shaped flight of […]

Objects’ value lies in the heart

Clyde Davis Where do you draw the line between what is truly an antique, and what is valuable simply because it has value to you? Maybe this line is easy, on some occasions, but there are times when it becomes truly difficult. The older one gets, the more some of the objects that surround one […]

Grant McGee: Medical marijuana not worth risks

Grant McGee If you could use medical marijuana would you? This was something that crossed my mind recently after the eye doctor told me I have glaucoma. “Hey, if you have glaucoma that means you qualify for medical marijuana in New Mexico.” It was my friend The Holy Man offering up his first thoughts upon […]

Portales past: Nov. 27, 1961

Nov. 27, 1961: Portales News-Tribune: Three pistols and an old coin collection worth around $200 were taken from The Trading Post, 1222 West Fir, sometime Saturday night, according to E.H. Bulls, owner.

Thursday morning briefing: Ropers, opinions needed and Jessica Lynch

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Worth noting Jesse Clark of Dora is leading Tie Down Roping at the National High School Finals in Gillette, WY.

Engagements —

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Trimmer-Wootton [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Tom Trimmer of Ellington, Mo., and Bob and Terri Lease of Fort Worth, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kelly Trimmer of Fort Worth, to Jared Wootton of Fort Worth, son of David and Susie Wootton of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Aug. 14 at […]

Endorsements worth more than gold

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Watching USA women’s downhill skier Lindsey Vonn and snowboarder Shaun White during the Winter Olympics I had to wonder a little about motives. You want to believe their quest is all about national pride but in the back of the mind you think about just how much a gold medal […]

Lobos beat TCU for 20th win

The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Darington Hobson scored 19 points with some key second-half baskets and No. 23 New Mexico stretched its winning streak to six games with a 73-57 victory over TCU on Saturday. Plagued by turnovers, pesky TCU was still close until Hobson scored consecutive baskets for the Lobos (20-3, 6-2 […]