U.S not ready for influx of refugees

While Americans spent Sunday celebrating Father’s Day, a darker commemoration drew much of the world’s attention. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees marked June 20 as World Refugee Day. For many Americans, the term “refugee” spurs thoughts of war-torn and famish-plagued countries in Africa, Asia or the Middle East. Many refugees find their way […]

Any dad can be best kind of dad

By Grant McGee: Local columnist With Father’s Day upon us, I got to thinking about different kinds of dads. Their names come from their habits and what they do. For instance there’s Garage Dad, he spends a lot of his free time in his garage tinkering with vehicles. Garage Dad can sometimes be heard yelling […]

Cannon celebrates fathers

Stefanie Kysilko Liliana Castillo Father’s Day is never overlooked at Cannon Air Force Base. Often, families are separated for long periods of time because of their military service, especially fathers. This year, the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron has events planned for families to celebrate their fathers and for fathers to celebrate on their […]

Food at the speed of life: Dad inspiration for creative cooking

For Father’s Day, let my tell you about the person who makes the best chicken-fried steak and grilled T-bones I’ve tasted: Dad. His fruit breads are great, too, and Dad’s long-held domain of Sunday dinner is always something special. When Mom made most meals, Dad told her supper was good every night. He has now […]

Police academy graduate follows in father’s footsteps

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Allen Perez, left, Chris McCasland, center and Tyler Marney graduated from the state police academy and will serve in local police departments. Perez will join the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s office while McCasland and Marney will serve in the Portales Police Department. By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Law enforcement runs […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Free kites, father-in-law jokes and a pink Cadillac

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the Day Joking around: new car? Free show Parkview Elementary School is having a talent show today at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the gym. The show is free and open to the public. Question of the day How come you never […]

Support from the skies

Courtesy of Rupert Gamble Rupert Gamble poses for a picture sitting in the cockpit of a PT-17 Boeing-Stearman Model 75 training biplane during his training for Aviation Cadets. Gamble flew re-supply missions during World War II and retired from the Air Force as a chief warrant officer. Rupert Gamble of Portales was a pilot in […]

Antique tractor parade expo tradition

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Herb Newberry of Portales rides his father’s tractor, fixed up for the antique tractor parade Tuesday at the annual Roosevelt County Ag Expo. Newberry said the tractor was used before his dad bought it in the 50s. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The antique tractor parade at the Roosevelt […]

Help finding mystery lady sought

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico A Maryland man, researching his father-in-law’s World War II experiences, has bumped into a mystery woman from Clovis. Bob Kenney, of Potomac, Md., reports Marsh Teets was a bomber pilot stationed at Clovis Army Air Base from April to June 1943. While here, Teets became infatuated with […]

Cannon airman remembers slain father

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Courtesy photo Thomas Manyvong with his father, Bounhom Manyvong, far right, and his mother Amnouy Manyvong, far left, stepfather Vatanachai Sangchai, left, and half brother Jerry Tango, center, during a 2007 Thanksgiving gathering at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. Freedom New Mexico A Cannon airman led a jammed funeral service for his father earlier […]

Cannon airman remembers slain father

Courtesy photo Thomas Manyvong, second from right, with his father, Bounhom Manyvong, far right, and his mother Amnouy Manyvong, far left, stepfather Vatanachai Sangchai, left, and half brother Jerry Tango, center, during a 2007 Thanksgiving gathering at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas. A Cannon airman led a jammed funeral service for his father earlier […]

Doctor responsible for delivering thousands of babies

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Having a mother and father living in Texico, I was about to be born, but my father objected to having me be born in Clovis as my father was busy being a blacksmith at Texico. My mother knew an older woman next door who would take her to Clovis to […]

Father Tim Kavanagh and Thanksgiving

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist I’ve been enjoying re-reading Jan Karon’s books set in Mitford, North Carolina, and centering on the life and ministry of the community’s Episcopal priest, Father Tim Kavanagh.

Daughter recalls father's experiences in World War II

Courtesy photo Bennie Hill, right, and an unknown soldier aboard the RMS Queen Mary on the way home after World War II. Hill was one of many soldiers trained during in the Louisiana Maneuvers, a series of war games to prepare the U.S. military for the eventuality of World War II. By Clarence Plank: Cannon […]

Leave land for animals to prosper

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist My father’s favorite aphorism was “waste leads to want.” I’m sure I heard him say that a gazillion times during my growing-up years. The cowboy I married was just as adamant. He never threw anything away because “it might come in handy someday.” Amazingly, it often did. For example, he […]

Student heads to Italy for arm wrestling championship

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Freedom New Mexico: Thomas Garcia Ashley Romero and her Husband Pete Romero are headed to Italy where she will compete in the 31st World Arm Wrestling Championships. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico When Ashley Romero was young, her father told her never to date a guy she could beat at arm wrestling. That didn’t […]

Ticket feature: Nelson twins to perform tribute show

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Courtesy photo Gunnar, left, and Matthew Nelson are performing a show in memory of their father, ’50s icon Ricky Nelson, at the Clovis Music Festival in September. Freedom New Mexico Twins Gunnar and Matthew Nelson will be trying out a different genre of music during their performance at the Clovis Music Festival in September. Gunnar […]

Camping trip shows father’s love

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist What is your best memory of your dad ? I hope that you have some positive ones. I hope, in fact, that you have so many, that you cannot answer the question. I remember the football games and wrestling matches he attended, but they are not the most precious memories. […]

Fathers can provide love and stability

Freedom New Mexico There is little question that in most families the mother is the central unifying person emblematic of unconditional love that can be tough love when necessary. Recent research, however, suggests fathers are more important in the lives of children than had been previously understood. It is still unclear how much this reflects […]

Thanks for setting the bar, Dad

By Karl Terry: FNM Columnist With Father’s Day today, I was reflecting last week on the things