Ticket feature: Roping series coming to events center

Freedom New Mexico As many as 500 teams are expected to compete in the Matthews Land and Cattle No Bull Series this weekend at the Curry County Events Center. And with prizes such as a three-horse trailer, saddles, buckles, cash and more on the line, the event is sure to be highly competitive, according to […]

Tax cuts for rich huge part of national debt

Your recent editorial suggesting the November election should invigorate Washington advocates the extension of Bush’s tax cuts for the rich, repealing the health care reform and underfunding or eliminating a “few” vulnerable federal agencies. The editorial says Bush’s tax cuts should be extended. The tax cuts for the rich are a HUGE part of our […]

Thanksgiving most American of holidays

President Barack Obama stepped up on Wednesday and issued a pardon to keep an innocent creature from experiencing the wrath of capital punishment. Yes, we are referring to the annual White House sideshow that is the pardoning of the national Thanksgiving turkey, an event officially started during the presidency of George H.W. Bush. This is […]

Education column: Cameo aims to connect with parents

It seems that Thanksgiving brings to mind families more than most holidays. Being together as families is not always easy, but it is important. Cameo Elementary is connecting with families big-time these days. Not only are parents welcome, Cameo is actively seeking their involvement. As principal, Tony Igo, shared: “We know the more that parents […]

Education digest —

Liliana Castillo ENMU hosting science fair Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 53rd annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science Fair on Feb. 26, according to a news release. The fair is open to students in grades six through 12 attending schools in southeastern New Mexico counties of Chavez, Curry, DeBaca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln and […]

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 […]

Outdoor guide: Ute Lake State Park

FNM file photo Boaters can cruise Ute Lake for a good fishing spot or enjoy the scenery at the lake. Ute Lake State Park • Location: Ute Lake is three miles west of Logan via N.M. 540. It is 102 miles or 2 hours and 5 five minutes from Portales. It is 84 miles or […]

Falcons close season with 35-20 win over UNLV

By Master Sgt. Christopher DeWitt: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs LAS VEGAS — The Air Force Falcons won their final game of the season Nov. 18 after defeating the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels, 35-20. Jonathan Warzeka scored on a 54-yard touchdown run to regain the lead in the second half and jump-start […]

Save a Life Tour to visit Cannon

Courtesy photo The Department of Defense-sponsored Save a Life Tour will visit Cannon Air Force Base Dec. 8-9 to give Air Commandos a realistic sober perspective on the effects of driving while intoxicated. This will be a lecture and a hands-on event. By 27th Special Operations Public Affairs The Department of Defense-sponsored Save a Life […]

It's their business: Patriot Outdoors

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Patriot Outdoors, on Curry Road 16, offers a rock climbing wall, a firing range and firearm training courses. Patriot Outdoors • Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. • Location: 1250 Curry Road 16 • Type of […]

Turkey trot

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Sarah Watson, left, ran a little ahead her father, Tech. Sgt. Rich Watson, right, and her brother Nick Watson. Airman 1st Class Jeff Swislocki won Friday’s Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run as he expected. Swislocki said he participates in as many fun runs or marathons he can, including the monthly […]

Nov. 24 Honors

Airmen selected for promotion — Senior Master Sgt. Dalvorson, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Senior Master Sgt. Stephen Sexton, 27 SOAMXS, have been selected for promotion to chief master sergeant.

Nov. 24 — Nov. 30 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: • Wednesday: Bistro with carver • Thursday: Closed for holiday • Friday: Southern cuisine • Monday: All-American cuisine • Tuesday: Italian cuisine

Food at the speed of life: Thankful for rain of chocolate chips

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On Thanksgiving, I have to say I’m thankful for those irreplaceable things in my life: the love of God and redemption from Christ, the warmth and companionship of friends and family, good health, food in my belly, a roof over my head, living in the land of the free and the home of the brave. […]

Nov. 24 — Nov. 30 Event listings

Nov. 25 • Frozen Turkey Races Noon Red River Ski Area, 400 Pioneer Rd. in Red RIver Information: 575-754-2223

Nov. 26 —

Friday • 7 p.m. — The Social Network, PG-13

Nov. 24 — Nov. 30 What's Happening

Wednesday • Pre-separation briefing 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center • Story time 10 a.m. For ages 1-3 Clovis-Carver Public Library • Be Creative 1:30 p.m. Cannon Library • Pre-remote Briefing 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Airman and Family Readiness Annex

Military mama: Children’s personalities need time to develop

I wonder if there are too many influences on our kids to emulate stereotypes, there’s just too much out there to hide your kiddos in a bubble for their whole lives. My oldest is such a “boy’s boy.” He loves sports, cars, farts and action heroes. Quite frankly, he is a junior version of his […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Art, no school and a frigid turn

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday/Thanksgiving Eve briefing. Student art An Eastern New Mexico University student art exhibition is set to show Nov. 29 to Dec. 2 in the Golden Library Runnels Gallery. The exhibition is open during library hours. A closing reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Dec. 2. For […]

Frozen Turkey day expected in some parts of state

Staff and wire reports Northern parts of the state saw a few inches of snow Monday, but the real cold will blow in with the Thanksgiving turkey. Temperatures will dive well below normal later in the week, said Ken Wedelski, lead forecaster for the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, with some areas in New Mexico […]