Base supporters view enclave as a positive

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Members of a Cannon Air Force Base advocate group urged the public Tuesday morning to regard the federal decision to enclave the base as positive. “Now we have a definite opportunity. I don’t feel like we are in limbo. I feel like we have a known,” said Clovis banker and […]

Pastor: Love is best response to destruction

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Boarded up windows and remnants of spray paint mar the facade of the Llano Estacado Metropolitan Community Church. Located on Fourth Street in downtown Clovis, the church has been vandalized twice in the last two weeks, according to church officials and police. Church members fear their lifestyle has attracted the […]

Rumsfeld concerned about commission’s decisions

By John J. Lumpkin: The Associated Press FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has reservations about the base closure commission’s decision to spare several high-profile installations, saying the commission focused on the economic impact of some bases instead of their military usefulness. Rumsfeld said he was uncertain whether he would recommend to […]

Aug. 31 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael: PNT Correspondent The rainfall this summer has really been great on all the farmers and the ranch land as well. I took a drive over some of the area Sunday and found a lot of green areas. All of the milo crops and hay should really produce well. Thanks The Dora Baptist […]

Aug. 31 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael: PNT Correspondent The showers have been much smaller this past week and there is no hail reported in the area. On Monday of last week hail was reported east of Rogers and on in the Arch area. There was also a lot of “electrical” displays from lightning across the area. Several reported […]

Aug. 31 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary: PNT Correspondent Transitions Birthdays: Chrysten Smith; Chance Essary (3 years old). Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • The Fire Department will meet Thursday night at the fire station […]

Aug. 31 Veteran Profiles

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Carl Field Born: 1921 Dates of Service: 1943-1945 Hometown: Dora Lives in: Dora Theater or location of service: Mesa, Ariz. Branch: Army Rank: 2nd lieutenant Unit and Specialty: Flight instructor After discharge: San Angelo, Texas Field served as a flight instructor throughout his enlistment in the Army. Henry Gallegos Date […]

Voiceovers could play integral part in life

By Kevin Wilson In every movie collection, there lies at least one movie that represents the utter stupidity of filmmaking, and the excesses of movie collection at once. It’s the one that makes friends say, “Why did they put THAT out on DVD?” As far as my collection goes, that movie is “I’m Gonna Git […]

Cannon team claims win at world tourney

Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers A crew of bench players, an MVP, and some late-game heroics helped a Cannon Air Force Base men’s softball team recently take home a military world tournament. The USSSA tournament is an annual event pitting the best of the armed services has to offer against each other in an exhibition of […]

New Mexico leaders invite Defense Department to visit Cannon AFB

Jennifer Talhelm: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — New Mexico leaders are inviting Defense Department officials to visit Cannon Air Force Base, hoping that will help convince the Pentagon the base should stay open. The request comes days after the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission voted to move Cannon’s three F-16 fighter squadrons elsewhere, reducing […]