Letters to the editor: Road signs are distracting to drivers

Road signs are distracting to drivers Why is it we insist on placing a sign below a stop sign to explain what the stop sign means? Two more have shown up at Yucca and Los Palomas Road and Plains and Los Palomas Road. The intersection of Norris and Brady has had this useless information posted […]

Comedian Carlos Mencia talks about his upcoming stop in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Comedian Carlos Mencia is planning a Jan. 27 show at the Clovis Civic Center. The Honduras-born comic said he’s in a much different place than the times he performed in the Clovis-Portales area in the late 80s and mid-90s. Comedian Carlos Mencia is making his third stop in eastern New Mexico this month. […]

In Search of Ponies: Animals can eat themselves to death

Feeling a little stuffed? Having just survived the Thanksgiving holiday, you may be beating yourself up from that comfy spot on the couch, filled with guilt about how much food you managed to consume despite your best intentions. Even sitting there with your belt loosened, entertaining the thoughts tumbling around in your head about another […]

Congress needs to stop playing with economy

W ill the deficit-cutting supercommittee raise taxes? That’s the question of the hour in Congress. President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress deftly have maneuvered Republicans into a corner. This shows — for starters — why Republicans were foolish to agree to setting up the supercommittee. It’s officially named the U.S. Congress Joint Select […]

Religion feature: Tour aims to connect mothers, daughters

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Courtesy photo Balloon sculptures, confetti blasts, and beach ball competitions are a few extras that will enhance the evening. Benna Sayyed A Clovis church accepts the adage that girls are growing up faster these days, but officials hope a new tour will help counter some of the unintended consequences. Secret Keeper Girl LIVE: The Pajama […]

Texas 4000: Cyclists make stop in Clovis

USAF: Airman 1st Class Jette Carr Cyclists from the Texas 4000 walk toward their host families, many of which are airmen from Cannon, after a 94-mile ride June 9 from Lubbock. The Texas 4000 is the world’s longest charity ride, with a route leading from Texas to Alaska, roughly 4,500 miles. Clovis is an annual […]

Stop sniping, focus on issues with Hotel Clovis

Freedom New Mexico Much has been written and said about plans for renovating Hotel Clovis. Some of what’s been written and said has even been true. We’d like to see the next few weeks of debate focus on substance, not political rhetoric. Voters will decide Aug. 2 whether Clovis will implement the Affordable Housing Plan […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Good reads, a prayer day and a pink Cadillac

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. A good read The state Rural Bookmobile is scheduled to stop in Roosevelt County on Thursday. 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. Special meeting The Curry County Commission meets […]

Rooting through family tree facinating

Family trees can be a fascinating thing, when you really stop to climb them. Being a bit too ADHD to spend the requisite hours on computer, I have generally allowed others to do the researching. I’ve heard a slight flurry of interest due to the Royal Wedding — perhaps from people who wondered if they […]

Weekend jail absconder sought

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Courtesy photo Jail officials say Justin Steelman failed to return from a weekend medical furlough. Sharna Johnson A 32-year-old man who fled from a traffic stop and evaded police for a week is being sought again after failing to return to jail from a medical furlough over the weekend. Justin Steelman was released from the […]

Fire responders deserve thanks

Fire responders deserve thanks My father, Dick Wilkins, husband Jason and I would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to several agencies for helping fight the wildfire Sunday. People put their lives on the line to do everything in their power to stop the massive fire. On our land alone there were volunteer […]

People can’t be forced to be free

There is no way to force someone to be free. As a libertarian I see the absurdity of that impossible notion. So when I point out the wrong of liberty-destroying laws I am not demanding that those who feel they need them give them up. That would be trying to force them to be free. […]

Stop loss pay deadline extended

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The deadline for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for special retroactive pay as compensation for involuntary extensions of their military service contracts has been extended to April 8, Defense Department officials announced. The deadline extension is included in the continuing resolution President Barack Obama signed […]

Stop loss claim deadline approaching

By Terri Moon Cronk: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — People whose military service was involuntarily extended or whose retirement was suspended between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009, have until March 4 to file for retroactive payments of $500 for each month of their extended service under the “stop loss” policy. The deadline […]

Friday morning briefing: Read up, a top appointment and baseball mourns

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Read up The state Rural Bookmobile is scheduled to stop in Roosevelt County on Jan. 13. 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 offers books for loan with […]

Stop-loss application deadline extended

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The deadline for eligible servicemembers, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has been extended to March 4, Defense Department officials announced today. The deadline extension is included in the continuing resolution bill that President Barack Obama signed Dec. 21, providing funding for federal […]

Food at the speed of life: Chocolate blessing too

I like Christmas. I try to remember the holiday really is about a loving God stooping to our level, becoming human, to save us from our own shortcomings. At the same time, I enjoy family, presents, the decorated tree and other things about the season. When I stop and look, I see the love and […]

President extends deadline for stop loss claims

By Daniel P. Elkins: Air Force Personnel, Service and Manpower Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Airmen, veterans and their beneficiaries now have until Dec. 18 to apply for retroactive stop loss special pay. The new deadline is the second extension to the original Oct. 21 cutoff and comes as a result of […]

Airmen welcomed home from deployment

USAF photo: Senior Airman James Bell Family and friends gather to welcome base personnel home in Hangar 196 on Oct.5. A post deployment line also awaited the redeploying personnel to help in-process. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs Snacks were set on a table, the weather was nice and family members waited […]

Press Release: Stop Loss deadline extended

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., today announced that the Department of Defense has extended until Dec. 3 the deadline for active duty service members, veterans, and beneficiaries of service members whose service was involuntarily extended due to “Stop Loss” to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay. Under the 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations […]