The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Friday morning briefing


Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing.

Video of the day:

All aboard for one of eastern New Mexico’s jewels.

Our video is an inside look at the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum:

Video game of the day:

Game: Karaoke Revolution

Genre: Rhythm / Music

System: 360, PS3

This singing game features 50 songs in an eclectic mix of genres, with customizable venues and multiplayer modes.

ESRB Rating: Teen

Web site:

Question of the day:

What's the best Christmas gift under $10 somebody could give you?

Comment below.

Ye Olde Times on the Plains:

Well, it may never have actually existed. But West Texas A & M will remember a bygone era (on a different continent) Saturday with its annual Renaissance Feast.

Festivities begin with traditional wassail — a warm spiced drink — at 6:45 p.m. Then, let the feast begin.

It’s $25 a person at the Alumni Banquet Facility.

Did you know?

The Portales Fire Department has 24 members, three pumper trucks, one pumper rescue vehicle, one tanker, one ladder tower and one brush truck.

The department was established in 1909, and ambulance service was combined with the department in 1974.

Because the department's Insurance Service Organization is 4 — unusually low for a community the size of

Portales — city residents save money on insurance.

Fifty years ago:

Clovis Lions Club members secured a wrecked automobile and displayed it at the port of entry in Texico in an effort to remind motorists to focus on highway safety.

A photo of the car appeared on the front page of the Clovis News-Journal.

A sign near the car read: “Don’t let this happen to you.”

— by David Stevens


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