‘Jingle Bell Classic’ prepares contestants for county fairs

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Courtesy photo: Karen Cone Koby Cone grooms a calf to get it ready for a show at a past Jingle Bell Classic steer jackpot. The event is scheduled for this weekend. By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County is hosting a contest for 4-H members this weekend that should be a learning experience for […]

Christmas carols not always music to everyone’s ears

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist Now that the holiday season is in full gear — whether one likes it or not — it’s less painful to fight it than make the best of it. I only say this because my brain is mush from being beaten down from endless streams of seasonal songs. While Christmas carols […]

Traditional dance highlights Native American Heritage luncheon

2nd Lt Tygina Bibbs Cannon’s Cultural Observance Committee (COC) sponsored a Native American Heritage Month luncheon Nov. 14 at The Landing. Uthana and Tashina Livingston of the Navajo tribe performed a traditional dance known as the Jingle Dress Dance. Tradition states the Jingle Dress Dance began in the Northern Chippewa Indian Nations and spread quickly […]

Santa Claus has his own Christmas story

By Ned Cantwell Some years back this writer landed an exclusive interview with Santa Claus and wrote the following report that was, surprisingly, snubbed by CNN but published elsewhere. Ned Cantwell: So, Santa, if you had to do it over again, would you change anything? Santa Claus: Heavens, yes. This whole fat-guy-at-the-North-Pole image was a […]