Thursday morning briefing: Books galore and dogs abound

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Book stop The state Rural Bookmobile is scheduled to stop in Roosevelt County Feb. 3. 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 has books for loan with no late or […]

Friday morning briefing: Loose change needed, catfish abound and a revolution

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Loose change Thursday, Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico is asking families to donate loose change to help keep ill children together with their families. The charity calls it their 2010 Day of Change. Donation boxes are located at McDonald’s locally and across the […]

Environmentalists need to be reasonable

Environmentalists have done a great deal to raise awareness of old-time practices that harm the earth and threaten wildlife. At times, however, some extremists have fought some of the efforts their advocacy has created. This has only slowed down progress that could bring the results they wanted, and prolonged the very actions and policies they […]

Vacation Bible School preparations under way

By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections From bees to heroes and from Egypt to Saddle Ridge Ranch, Vacation Bible School opportunities with a variety of themes abound in Portales this summer. Churches around town are hosting the free sessions, some of which involve the whole family. Calvary Baptist Church secretary Vicky Wood said her church’s weekday […]

Analysis of courthouse to be recommended to commissioners

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Space and security issues abound in the more than 70-year-old county courthouse — a concern that has prompted an analysis to determine how to fix the problem. County Manager Lance Pyle said a proposal to study whether there is need for a judicial complex is expected to be recommended […]

Fowl creatures abound at Roosevelt poultry show

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Steven Beaty of Roosevelt County with one of his 200 bantam chickens. He has organized a bantam show Saturday at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Pavilion. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Why did the chicken cross the road? Maybe it was to get to the Roosevelt County Bantam Show. Organizer […]

Recreation opportunities abound in Portales

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Cannon Connections: Argen Duncan Roosevelt County 4-H member Daizia Looney, 10, shears her goat in preparation for the Roosevelt County Fair. The 4-H program provides a variety of activities for 5- to 19-year-olds, with many opportunities for the whole family to get involved. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Did you know Portales has a Frisbee […]

Activities abound for July 4 holiday

File photo The Smoke on the Water fireworks display will light up the sky over Greene Acres Park around 8:45 p.m. Saturday. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer Even though the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce isn’t quite to their $25,000 goal for the Smoke on the Water fireworks display on Saturday, […]