Integrity today means an Air Force career tomorrow

Maj. James Rich Today’s Air Force continues to emphasize the whole person concept and foot stomps that what we do both on and off duty can affect the length and success of our military careers. It should be obvious to even the newest Airmen that on-duty actions heavily determine the speed of promotion, getting that […]

Cannon team readies for three-day cancer walk in Dallas

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs staff report A group of 10 Cannon women will join thousands of other women and men for the Breast Cancer 3-Day event Oct. 27-29 in Dallas to raise money for research and awareness programs. Each member of the team will walk 60-miles in support of the Susan G. Komen Breast […]

Attention to detail earn Airmen ‘Safety Salutes’

Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower Pilots are trained and prepared for it, but none of them want to ever use that training. Ejecting from a high-speed F-16 can not only be frightening, but deadly, too. Thankfully for Cannon pilots, they have the trained expertise of the 27th Maintenance Group to ensure they are flying in […]

Portales’ thirst quenched

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By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers Portales streets flooded Wednesday night after the city received the most overnight rainfall it’s seen in a year, according to weather recordkeepers. Carla Howard, a development assistant at Eastern New Mexico University’s KENW radio and television station, said the station’s weather records show that Portales received 1.38 inches of rain. […]

Snake hunter always ready

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers When most would run, Tom Watt hunts. He hunts even when he is not on the hunt. Like a January day he heard a soft rattle in his barn. He moved a pile of tin and exposed a 12-foot rattlesnake, coiled and ready to strike. “I got ready and grabbed […]

Herrera is ordained deacon at St. Helen Catholic Church

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers As a new deacon in the Catholic church, Roberto Herrera is like a priest. He officiates over weddings, funerals, communion services and gives sermons. The only things a priest does that Herrera cannot do are consecrate the bread and wine to the body and blood of Jesus and hear confessions. […]

Clovis police search for robbery suspect

Freedom Newspapers Clovis police are looking for a pair of male suspects who attempted to rob a Clovis residence at gunpoint Wednesday night. The two suspects entered a residence in the 1100 block of Sheldon Street around midnight and demanded money, according to a news release from the Clovis Police Department. One had a sawed-off […]

Truck driver cited in fatal wreck

Freedom Newspapers The driver of a truck involved in a fatal two-vehicle accident July 24 near Pleasant Hill was cited last week for a moving traffic violation, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. John Folsom, 29, failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of N.M. 77 and N.M. 108, Curry County […]

Today is the best day of your life; Tomorrow looks better

By Joan Clayton Today is a special day. You are alive! This day comes with blue skies, revealing fluffy clouds that play hide and seek. This gift comes wrapped in sunshine and is displayed in sparkling colors. You are presented multiple bouquets of flowers while the trees clap their hands, demanding an encore. Music accompanies […]

Media should focus on nice stories

By Baxter Black: Freedom Newspapers Sometimes I think I live in a different country than the ones I read about in the newspapers or hear on the radio and TV. For instance, I was in Sacramento, Calif., recently. It is not the same California you read about in the letters to the editor in the […]

Laws that hurt the needy are wrong

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Are we separating ourselves from the social reality of our country? Are we ignoring the facts that we are a nation with an aging population and that some cannot make a decent living? I was shocked last week to read that the city of Las Vegas, Nev., has passed an […]

Imprisoning people without just cause is sheer tyranny

Editorial Abdel-Jabbar Hamdan of Buena Park, Calif., said his arrest and detention for two years in federal custody came from the “paranoia” of an overzealous government in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We’re not qualified to make psychiatric diagnoses, but his detention at Terminal Island in San Pedro, Calif., for two years certainly […]

Communication key to deaf student’s success

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By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Only the loudest sounds penetrate Jerrdan Jones’ world — the rumble of a lawn mower, the rush of a subway train, the buzz of a chain saw and, occasionally, the roar of a car engine in the auto shop where he works. Otherwise, his world is silent. His mother, […]

Ute Water Project price skyrockets over last three months

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Like a summer traveler cringing at $3 a gallon for unleaded gasoline, the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority is feeling pain at the pump. Fueled by higher energy and construction costs as a fallout from Hurricane Katrina and numerous other factors, the Ute Water Project’s price tag has shot […]

CCC hit could be extreme

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Clovis Community College could lose nearly $1 million in state funding in fiscal year 2007-2008, mostly as a result of a decrease in enrollment, which slipped about 10 percent the last two years, according to CCC officials. The college could see several state-supplied coffers decline in fiscal year 2007-2008, […]

Causey/Lingo reunion ready to reminisce

PNT Staff Most people living in eastern New Mexico these days may not remember the heyday of the communities of Causey and Lingo. Many may not even know where they’re located. But this weekend they’ll be the main topic for more than 200 people with ties to the two rural communities. The Causey and Lingo […]

Car show benefits children with heart problems

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer This Saturday the Classic Motor Cars and the Caprock Corvette clubs will host the third annual Kars for Kids car show at the Lubbock Dragway in Idalou, Texas, to help benefit children with heart problems. Caprock Corvette Club President Randy Edwards said the event will consist of a car […]

Portales schools still struggling with AYP

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor There was progress, but all six schools in the Portales Municipal School District fell short of meeting Adequate Yearly Progress status, according to reports released Tuesday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Portales Schools Superintendent Randy Fowler said progress was in most areas with the exception of the […]

Council OKs development study plan

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Portales City councilors approved a resolution supporting a feasibility study to be done by the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority which will provide information about the community’s housing needs, possibly leading to a residential housing project. The resolution, authorizes the city to apply for the Workforce Development Program through […]

KENW continues working on its new home

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By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer The director of production services at Eastern New Mexico’s KENW-TV said that the station is extremely busy preparing their new studios in the campus’ new Communication Center, which are expected to be completed in six months. Donald Criss said they have new equipment ordered — such as cameras — […]