Friday morning briefing: Memorial day, arguing with women and a mountain man

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Graduation day Don’t forget…the Portales High School commencement is 7 p.m. today at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena. Memorial Day A couple of big Memorial Day observances to mark on your calendar coming up: Clovis — 10 a.m. Monday at Lawn Haven Memorial […]

Press release: Murder charges filed in district court

Clovis, NM — Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced that charges were filed in District Court on May 20, 2011 on Louis Guerra and Desiree Rodriquez in connection with the shooting death of Daniel Perez occurring on April 13, 2011. Probable cause has been found to charge Louis Guerra with one (1) count of […]

May 27 —

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myPay goes mobile

Defense Finance and Accounting Services Public Affairs CLEVELAND — Users of myPay now can check pay statements on the go using a smartphone or other mobile device that has a web browser. This update for myPay, the online pay account management system for service members, military retirees and many federal civilian employees, is based on […]

Air Commando spotlight: Senior Airman Jaime Hipolito

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Courtesy photo Senior Airman Jaime Hipolito • Name/rank: Senior Airman Jaime Hipolito • Hometown: Clovis • Air Force career field: Client systems apprentice • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron • Accomplishments: Senior Airman Hipolito began his Air Force career at Cannon in 2009 with the 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron. Since then, he has […]

It's their business: Guthal’s Nursery and Landscaping

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Guthal’s Nursery and Landscaping celebrated its 67th anniversary on May 15, according to owner Charles Guthals. The nursery offers landscaping design and installation services and contains a full stock of plants for traditional or xeriscape gardens. Guthal’s Nursery and Landscaping • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. • […]

Cannon Youth Center presents: Moolah Mystery Dinner

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Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Brandy Clay, from the Youth Center, gives flowers to the cast after the performance. Liliana Castillo The Cannon Youth Center’s Drama Club served up a mystery for their first performance in front of an audience May 20. The Moolah Mystery Dinner Theater included dinner and, three-fourths the way through, a break […]

Commentary: Housing markets tight for military communities

The inability of homebuilders to secure construction loans in this weak economy, combined with major force realignments from Europe and other areas, has created housing shortages for families at many large stateside military bases, the Government Accountability Office reports. The housing squeeze, which impacts at least 19 bases, isn’t going to be relieved anytime soon […]

AFSOC: Use Spice, may lose career

Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs The Air Force began drug testing airmen on Feb. 22 to determine whether they are using Spice — the street term for a range of designer synthetic-cannabinoid products. The Hurlburt Field and Cannon Air Force Base Drug Demand Reduction offices are in full compliance with the Air Force […]

Day trip: National Museum of Nuclear Science

Courtesy photo The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is located in Albuquerque. National Museum of Nuclear Science and History • Location: 601 Eubank Blvd. SE at Southern Blvd., Albuquerque 87123, six blocks south of Central Ave. and off of Interstate 40, exit 165. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Exhibits […]

Simple casserole is spicy

My friend Terri Wildman, an Eastern New Mexico University alumna, gave me a favorite, spicy casserole recipe. It’s great to assemble ahead of time. Terri’s recipe is modified from one she received from her mother, who modified a recipe from a friend, who modified a recipe from elsewhere. “And it’s really hard to screw up,” […]

May 27 — June 2 Event listings

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May 27 — May 30 Movie schedule

Friday • 7 p.m. — Scream 4, R

May 27 — June 2 What's Happening

Friday • 27 SOW Sports Day 8 a.m. Unity Park • Social Hour 4:27 p.m. Landing Zone • Family Bowl-A-Rama 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes • Rock Band Tournament 5:30 p.m. Youth Center

Military mama: Making most of milestones

Many of you may be experiencing your first days of empty nest syndrome with the recent graduation ceremonies marking a major change. I’ve still got a house full of little birds, but each little chirp-chirp is hitting milestones so quickly, I know that it’s just around the corner of life. This past weekend I went […]

Letters to the editor: Amarillo VA appreciates veterans

Amarillo VA appreciates veterans I wanted so much to write a negative letter to the editor about the way I have been treated by the VA Clinic here in Clovis but decided to write one instead about the treatment I have received in Amarillo In Amarillo, I was greeted in the parking lot by a […]

Patriot Act needs to be reassessed

C rucial votes on extending the USA Patriot Act could happen soon in both houses of Congress. The current extension of the act, passed three months ago, expires May 27. The act originally was passed by Congress in the wake of the 9/11 attacks almost 10 years ago. It greatly expanded government surveillance powers. This […]

Ticket feature: Events center hosting ranch rodeo

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Courtesy photo: Kimberly Stone The Working Ranch Cowboy’s Association rodeo begins Saturday and will offer family fun as women, children and cowboys compete against one another in events fashioned after traditional ranch chores and some just for fun, such as “Mutton Bustin,’” in which children ride sheep. Freedom New Mexico This weekend’s Working Ranch Cowboy’s […]

Education digest — May 26

Texico senior receives scholarship award Texico High School senior Fallon Scanlan won a 2011 Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award, according to a news release. The award comes with a $7,500 college scholarship. Each year, the National Milk Mustache “got milk?” campaign and USA Today recognizes 25 outstanding high school senior student athletes […]

Padgett adds to soccer recruiting class

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer coach Todd Padgett has added all-state forward Alysia Carrasco of La Cueva to a large recruiting class. Carrasco was La Cueva’s leading scorer in her senior season. “Alysia is very gifted technically and, because of her individual attributes, will fit into the way we […]