Immigrant doctors can help U.S. shortage

Freedom New Mexico We will get immigration reform — the kind that allows far more immigrants into our country — whether it is politically popular or not. Politicians are no match for the kind of raw, pro-immigration economic forces that lie ahead. For the past two decades, immigrants flooded into this country to do jobs […]

Community briefs — July 4

Police need help finding dog State police are asking for help to find a missing search and rescue dog. The missing dog is a large black labrador retriever named Chance. Chance weighs 75 pounds, has a long tale and floppy ears, is seven years old and is very laid back and friendly. Call state police […]

Dating sites let friends help friends

Baxter Black I was having a nice chat with a ranch woman in New Mexico. We wound up discussing children. Then the subject of sons came up. We noted the special relationship between mothers and sons. Cheri, the ranch woman, said that her son had been a dutiful cowboy ranch kid but had other plans […]

Woman from Ima reunites with old friend

Lynn Moncus When this woman from lma hears from another native of that community, memories of the past become overwhelming. Very few of us related to those original settlers remain, and when we have an opportunity to visit with each other, at least one of us feels very privileged. Last week, Lee Otis Sparks called […]

We are blessed to be able to help

Debra Whittington “My help cometh from the LORD”… Psalm 121:2

Community briefs — Feb. 2

Cake walk will help raise funds There will be a benefit cake walk at 1 p.m., Sunday at the Knights of Columbus. This is a fundraiser for Felice Trujillo-Cepeda. She was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called acute porphyria. All proceeds will be used to help with expenses for doctors’ visits and medication. The […]

Online comments changing format

Freedom New Mexico Web sites are converting to a Facebook application to help readers interact with newsroom staff and each other. The change, from a platform called “Pluck,” is scheduled to take place this week at the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun Web sites. “The idea is to make it easier […]

Crashes raise safe driving concerns

Thomas Garcia With holiday travel just around the corner, practicing safe and sensible driving can help ensure your road trip does not end in tragedy, according to New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. “The obvious thing to do is give yourself plenty of time to get where you are going,” Baker said. “Then remember […]

Environmental activists’ emissions toxic

Many of us use references to help us make decisions, confirm our beliefs, or for inspiration. That means books (or online versions), such as the “Statistical Abstract of the United States,” “The Merck Veterinary Manual,” the Bible, the “Angus Herd Sire Registry” or the “Congressional Directory.” A recent acquisition for my audio parody library is […]

When faith with God, GPS not necessary

Leonard Lauriault I was given a global positioning system (GPS) unit recently to help find our way while traveling. I had never had a problem with getting lost before because I’ve never hesitated to stop and ask for directions. (I’ve got better things to do than waste time being lost.) Sometimes the directions given by […]