Tuesday morning briefing: Pink dinners, coats for kids and Alaska for a song

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing. Food and drink There’s a Tickle Me Pink Wine Dinner 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dakota’s Steak House. The dinner will feature a specialty four-course menu that includes a wine chosen to compliment each dish. Tickets are $75 and will benefit the Susan G. […]

Agriculture industry intertwined

Remember that song, “toe bone connected to the foot bone, connected to the ankle bone….?” Agriculturists for sure know the “words to that song.” Water is the first bone. Gotta have it. Large sections of our country, where water from the sky seldom falls, depend on irrigation water — either from rivers and lakes (snowmelt) […]

Cars spark musical hits

I love a car show, the chrome, the gasoline, the stories and all those great car songs on the loudspeaker. As we got ready to hold the show on the square at Portales last week and we were thinking about the music. I told one of the car show planners I would burn a CD […]

YOUTH SOFTBALL: Custom Class-six

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Darius Armijo CNJ staff We talked to six players Saturday at the 10th annual Myers Electric Lil Custom Classic, which featured 40 teams, mostly from Clovis. Darius Armijo Bovina Age: 12 Hometown: Bovina Favorite athlete: Rajon Rondo Last song you downloaded: Grenade, by Bruno Mars Lady Gaga or Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift One place you […]

Civilization dependent on ecosystem

I occasionally, when preparing for class, find myself discovering things that I wish I had not found. I suppose that this is true for other educators, as well. Like the words from Don Henley’s song, “Dirty Laundry,” it’s a matter of “You don’t really want to know what’s goin’ on; you don’t really want to […]

Food at the speed of life: Doughnuts ultimate treat

D oughnuts: delicious sugar-and- fat bombs with a siren song. They pop up at work, meetings, church, etc., and I have trouble turning them down. Somebody once told me his eating habits were healthy until he was around doughnuts on Saturday. I admitted to also having the doughnut weakness. “Oh, they know your name, too?” […]

Thursday morning briefing: Grab some green, sing a song and a quirky quote

Good morning and Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Grab a cup of coffee and take a relaxing read. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Wearin’ the green The Portales Public Library has scheduled a St. Patrick’s Day party for the whole family at 6 p.m. today. Admission is free, and attendees are encouraged to wear […]

McGee: Where were you on 9/11?

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Tuesday, 11 September 2001. Nine years. Hard to believe those attacks on our homeland were nine years ago. When I think of that day I often think of the Sept. 11 song by country singer Alan Jackson, “Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning?” Where were you when the […]

Song leads to cravings for steak

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist Ever get a song stuck in your head with no hope of shaking it? Lately for me it’s been the Zac Brown Band’s song “Chicken Fried.” You can’t miss the tune if you listen to a country music station longer than 15 minutes these days. “You know I like my […]

Goats provide effective weed control

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Remember that old song, “Bill Grogan’s Goat?” After the goat ate three red shirts off the clothesline Bill “gave him a whack” and tied him to the railroad track. When the whistle blew and the train drew nigh the goat “gave three groans of awful pain, coughed up those […]

Entries sought for song competition

By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — More than 70 years ago, Capt. Robert MacArthur Crawford, an airman with the Army Air Corps, won an original song competition that eventually became the official song for the U.S. Air Force. Crawford wrote the lyrics and music to […]

A few flute notes does not a lawsuit make

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Few flute notes does not a lawsuit make On the song “Kookaburra” : “Marion Sinclair was a music teacher at (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toorak_College,_Mt_Eliza) Toorak College, a girls’ school in (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melbourne) Melbourne which she had attended as a boarder. In 1920, she began working with the school’s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guides_Australia) Girl Guides company. One Sunday […]

Ticket feature: Sounds of Broadway headlines show

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Courtesy photo The Best of Broadway, taking place 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Auditorium, will showcase the songs of Andrew Lloyd Weber. Freedom New Mexico Take a memorable journey from one show-stopping song to the next with The Best of Broadway featuring the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber Saturday at Marshall Auditorium. The show is […]

Children share God’s love through signs, song

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Courtesty photo Members of the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home Clown/Mime Troupe prepare for a recent ministry event. The troupe is available for ministry opportunities at churches, schools and other locations. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The last names of children and teenagers in this story were not disclosed for privacy reasons. […]

Day of song

Something to do:

Sing it again, John

Comedian Argus Hamilton is still getting mileage out of John McCain’s “Bomb Iran” song.

Teacher helped write hometown tune

By Don McAlvay: CNJ columnist About 1963 Keith Ingram went to work for KCLV radio station. Bob Gold hired him as a disc jockey. The Echols still owned that station then. But Ingram went over to KICA radio station at 10th and Sycamore in 1966, at age 21 or 22, as a disc jockeys for […]

God asks of us only what we can give

By Judy Brandon God does not expect us to give to him what we do not have. But he does expect us to give to him what we do have. These thoughts came to me last week from an unlikely source. I had purchased Christmas songs for the grandchildren while I was in Lubbock several […]

Singer tied to Clovis

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Courtesy photo Jack Ingram is scheduled to perform tonight at 9 at the Curry County Fair. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Jack Ingram recently released “This Is It,” an album containing several hit songs including “Wherever You Are,” “Love You” and “Lips of an Angel.” Ingram, who will perform tonight at 9 at the […]

Music says much about personality

By Clyde Davis: Columnist During the summer between my second and third years of seminary, I was living in the single men’s dorm, remaining on campus, since one of the ways I kept the bills paid was to contract rough carpentry and painting work. Everyone, it seemed, was on the opposite end of the theological […]