Tuesday morning briefing: School days, rocket science and the last gold rush

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. School days Just a reminder: Portales Municipal Schools start today. The first day of school in Clovis is Monday. Eastern New Mexico University classes begin Aug. 24. The countdown The Civil Air Patrol is launching model rockets at their Aug. 25 meeting. The launch […]

Birthdays —Aug. 14

Brophy Christopher Brophy of Portales celebrated his 32nd birthday on Saturday. Brophy was born Aug. 13, 1979, in Arkansas. He has four children.

On the shelves —

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void” by Mary Roach explores the strange universe of space travel and life without gravity, describing how NASA prepares astronauts for their mission by setting up all manner of startling space simulations. “Field Gray” by Philip […]

Club notes — Aug. 14

Altrusa International The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales, met noon on Aug. 8th in the Central Annex. President Gaynelle Thomas, called the meeting to order. There were 19 members and one guest, Laura Adkins, present. Frankye King led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s report were approved. A thank you note was read […]

On the shelves — Aug. 7

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Women of the Bible: A Visual Guide to their Lives, Loves, and Legacy” by Carol Smith was given by Pauline Hudson in memory of Annabel Luikart Campbell. This readable reference features every named woman of scripture and most of the unnamed females; describes their roles, jobs, […]

Anniversaries — Aug. 7

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Wood William (Bill) R .and Ruth Marie Bernhardt Wood of El Dorado, Kan., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 6 in Ruidoso. The celebration was hosted by their children: Julie Wood, Chris Wood and Carol Wood Sandoval, grandchildren: Amanda Wood Pullen, Ryan Wood, Janay Summers, Andrew Sandoval, Patrick Sandoval and Taryn Wood and their great-grandchild: […]

Birthdays — Aug. 7

Mares Carlos Mares celebrated his 29th birthday on July 29, 2011.Mares was born July 29, 1982, in Clovis.

Newly-formed 27th Special Operations Wing Rolling Eagles hold safety rally

USAF: Airman Ericka Engblom Participants in the base’s first official motorcycle safety rally ride out of the Base Exchange parking lot. More than 30 riders participated in the rally, which consisted of a safety briefing and a two-hour group ride. By Airman Ericka Engblom: 27th SOW Public Affairs Engines revved at the first-ever motorcycle safety […]

Cannon youth honored as AFSOC Youth of the Year

By Airman 1st Class Jette Carr: 27th SOW Public Affairs Sydney Nagel, daughter of Master Sgt. Steven Nagel, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was recently recognized as the 2010 Air Force Small Command Youth of the Year (YoY). She was one of 11 U.S. Air Force youths honored during a YoY forum Aug. 1 […]

Aug. 12 — Aug. 18 Menus

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

Aug. 12 — Event listings

All times Mountain

Aug. 12 — Aug. 14 Movie schedule

Friday • 7 p.m. — Larry Crowne, PG-13

Aug. 12 — Aug. 18 What's Happening

Friday • Cannon Appreciation Day 11 a.m. Unity Park • Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m. Landing Zone • BBQ Combo Platter 5 p.m. Landing Zone

Religion calendar — Aug. 12

Saturday Contemporary Worship Service — 5 p.m., First Presbyterian Church. Information: 763-6821. Matt’s Coffee House Interdenominational Jam Session Concert — 7 p.m., second Saturday of the month, First United Methodist Church, open to the public to perform and watch, free refreshments provided. To perform, contact Matt Carter at 799-2696. Sunday Worship service and Sunday school […]

Fishing report —

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Business licenses — Aug. 9

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in July: • Cool StuffType: General Merchandise Owner: Meredith EngerLocation: 316 N. Main St. • New Orleans Snow Type: Concession StandOwner: Larry GulleyLocation: Farwell • Sunshine Plumbing Type: PlumbingOwner: Joseph Santangelo Jr.Location: 257 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque • Diamonds EvermoreType: JewelersOwner: Gail TarsonLocation: 1407 […]

Aug. 5 — Menus

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

Aug. 5 — Event listings

All times Mountain

Aug. 5-7 Movie schedule

Friday • 7 p.m. — Bad Teacher, R

Aug. 5 — What's happening

Friday • Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m. Landing Zone • Nine-Hole Shootout 5 p.m. Whispering Winds • Friday Back-to-School Bash 5 p.m. Landing Zone • Nine Pin No Tap Tournament 6 p.m. Cannon Lanes