Storytelling: Cultural preservation

The children, probably from 4 or 5 years old to 12, sat (or lay) on the floor in front, close to the speaker — the storyteller. The grownups sat on the floor or in chairs. The audience had a speaking part in the story, which the storyteller explained. The younger kids, especially, listened carefully for […]

Self preservation: Some area residents can their own fruits and vegetables

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Kathy Wall cans her own vegetables and fruits each year in October. By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico Lillie Belle Toombs likes to know what goes into her canned food. Toombs, who lives in the Pep community, cans her vegetables and fruits each year in October. She said she was […]

Church to be listed on historic register

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Courtesy photo The Inez Methodist Church was closed in 1996. It is occasionally used for weddings or funerals By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico It’s just a little country church. But for those few left who grew up in the mostly vanished community of Inez, memories of Christmas gatherings live on. The memories and the […]

Scheme or not, environmental results positive

Freedom Newspapers Although critics are claiming an agreement by Wal-Mart to preserve an acre of wilderness for every acre its stores and parking lots occupy is nothing but a cynical scheme to burnish the retail giant’s battered image, there’s no denying that it will do a lot of good for the environment. Here’s the deal: […]