Residents admit smart phones are smarter than them

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Tonjia Rolan Are you smarter than your smart phone? If humans use only 10 percent of their brains — as urban legend alleges, do they also use only 10 percent of their smartphone apps? As it turns out, the 10 percent brain usage myth has been debunked by neurologists, according to Scientific America. Neurologists now […]

Senior residents question candidates

Kevin Wilson Clovis’ transportation and transformation issues came to District 3 Thursday, for the final forum prior to the March 6 municipal election. “This is the fourth forum, or the 25th,” joked incumbent Mayor Gayla Brumfield. “But it doesn’t matter how many of these we have, because it’s so important to let people know the […]

Residents share Super Bowl plans

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Clovis resident Christine Solano, office manager at The Hartley House, has been a New York Giants fan for 24 years. Solano said Eli Manning is her favorite Giant and naturally feels the Giants will win Sunday’s Super Bowl. Tonjia Rolan Like it or not, the Super Bowl is one of […]

Tempers flare over question of raise for county manager

Robin Fornoff Confusion over whether County Manager Lance Pyle was included in a recent 2 percent cost of living raise granted all county employees had tempers flaring Tuesday among Curry County commissioners. The question was raised by Commissioner Dan Stoddard regarding a Dec. 20 vote to grant the raise to all employees. Stoddard said it […]

Not every problem needs a solution

Everyone knows there are problems in the world. There is theft. There is child abuse. There is poverty. And many more. The question becomes “How do you fix it?” While it seems most people think a new law or tougher enforcement is the answer, libertarians see those “solutions” as only exacerbating the problems. We also […]

Suffering, joy result of free will

Curtis Shelburne How can a good and powerful God allow suffering? That has always been a good and powerful question, and one asked most often and most poignantly in the midst of shock, pain, and perplexity. The question defies easy and glib answers. Pain is a caustic solvent that melts away easy answers and plastic […]

Everybody’s Business: Difference between employees, contractors can mean hundreds of dollars

What is the difference between an independent contractor and an employee? This is one question that does not get asked often, but should. The choice can mean a difference of hundreds of dollars to the business owner. And the answer is … it depends. According to the Internal Revenue Service, there are three categories that […]

Districts focus of special session

Robin Fornoff There seems little question eastern New Mexico will lose a seat in both the House and Senate during a special session of the Legislature set to start Tuesday. The challenge will be to minimize the damage, according to several area lawmakers. The special session was set primarily to deal with the Legislature’s every-decade […]

My turn: Never question misery?

Some Facebook friends frequently post such reassurances as, “God is good all the time;” “God works in mysterious ways;” “He has a reason for everything;” “It is not for us to question, only to trust him.” • Mean Irene’s recent visit to the East Coast was a wrist-slap compared to other acts of God’s goodness. […]

Memories, love most important

W ith a dev astating season of fire in the Southwest and a hurricane bearing down on the east coast last week my wife posed the question, “What would you take if you only had an hour to evacuate our home?” I think an hour might or might not be a bit optimistic in the […]

Monday morning briefing: Hot times, and a hometown question

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing.

Family time best present for Father’s Day

Freedom New Mexico Not that long ago, fathers led more simple, focused lives. They got up, had some coffee while reading the morning paper, went to work and came home when the job was done. Then it was dinner, maybe a question about whether all the homework was done, the 10 p.m. news on TV […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Traffic alert, a question of age and civil rights

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Bridge closing Construction from South First Street to Brady Street will close the Prince Street overpass to all traffic. Work is expected to take four weeks. The road’s asphalt surface will be removed and replaced. Businesses will be open, but accessible only through Brady […]

Beer pong tournaments on hold

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Courtesy photo Clovis beer pong tournaments at drinking establishments are on hold pending the outcome of an evaluation by the state’s alcohol and gaming division to determine if it’s a game of skill or chance. Sharna Johnson The question at hand is whether it’s skill or chance that gets the little white ball across the […]

Monday morning briefing: Science time, and a hoops question

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing.

School board election results

Melrose ballotPosition 1 school board memberKenneth L. Jacobs (Incumbent) – 76Jubal Ray Pierce – 85Position 2 school board memberScott Dickerman – 128Position 3 school board memberNeal Delk – 140 General obligation school bond question:123 for38 againstPublic School Capital Improvements (2 mill) tax question:122 for35 against Grady ballotPosition 1 school board member Jerome J. Provencio – […]

School board elections set for Tuesday

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File photo School board elections historically draw a low voter turnout ranging form 5 percent to 12 percent. Liliana Castillo School board ballots for the election Tuesday are full. The election includes choosing board members, a two-mill levy and a bond issue question for Melrose. Melrose Schools’ bond question is for $1.1 million to be […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Singing out, a book signing and some good old boys

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing Sing it out A Gospel Songfest is set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Portales Memorial Building, at Abilene and Seventh streets. Admission is free. Performers include soloists, duets and groups. The event is sponsored Calvary Tabernacle UPC in Clovis. Information: 769-0011 or 769-0329 […]

Wheat farmers bracing for dry winter

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Frank Blackburn of Clovis shows the effects of dry weather — a sparse winter wheat field. Alisa Boswell Two months into the winter growing season, farmers in Curry and Roosevelt County are asking one question: Where’s the rain? With 60 to 70-degree days and less than normal precipitation, the two […]

The Greatest’s place not at table

Curtis Shelburne I want to ask you a question: Where’s your place at the table? You’ve got one, don’t you? I don’t mean a table; I mean, a place. I’m almost certain that you do. There’s a place at your dining room table that’s your place. It’s not that you can’t physically sit somewhere else […]