Shooting case difficult for investigators one year later

Freedom Newspapers At the edge of Sgt. Dan Aguilar’s desk are two cardboard expanding files stuffed with papers to the point of bursting. They are the case files for 10-year-old Carlos Perez, who died a year ago Friday while sleeping in his bed. He said he put the files away several times, but then something […]

Family, friends gather to remember shooting victim

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Her head cradled by the shoulder of another woman, low moans rolled from Lupe Perez. This day last year, her 10-year-old son was slain while asleep in his bed. On the anniversary of Carlos Perez’ death, the grief carried by his family, friends and classmates is still raw. To honor […]

Deployments: Making the best of the situation

Janet Birkey Marc Abel is part of a different group of military spouses – a male who will make permanent change of station moves, but doesn’t deploy. As an Airman’s husband, he is the one left behind to handle the everyday stuff and figure out how to make a satisfying life that can be both […]

Remembering 9-11

Tech. Sgt. Amy Bengry (center) presides as the non-commissioned officer in charge of the honor gurard ceremony while Master Sgt. Eric Butt (left) and Staff Sgt. Ross Lindeman fold the flag. Cannon community pauses to renew, strenghten resolve (Editor’s note: The following remarks were made by Col. Scott West, 27th Fighter Wing commander to members […]

Project CHEER offers fun, activities for Cannon’s single Airmen

Janet Taylor-Birkey Project CHEER is the newest, best thing at Cannon according to the new Community Center director. The goal of CHEER is to create hope, an environment of energy and enthusiasm and recreation for single and unaccompanied Airmen when they need it most, during the holiday season and winter months said Catherine Noll.. “Now […]

Base ready to celebrate Hispanic heritage, culture

Janet Taylor Birkey Cannon’s Cultural Observance Committee is ready for the annual Hispanic Heritage month, running today through October 15. “Right now we have 200,000 Hispanics serving in the military,” said Tech. Sgt. Marisol Lozada, 27th Medical Operations Squadron. She said that although being from another country can have its drawbacks, it can also be […]

Motion hearing concludes in Novak case

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs An Article 39A motion hearing concluded Sept. 8 in the Cannon courtroom in the case of the United States vs. Airman Basic Edward M. Novak. The defense counsel for the accused previously filed three separate motions: request for a new Article 32 investigation, a request to sever the charges against […]

New agency for strays

27th Security Forces Squadron Have you encountered a stray dog or cat on the base? Cannon now has a method to retrieve these strays. The 27th Fighter Wing has a contract with One 4 All animal rescue organization to retrieve and control stray animals on the main base and in Chavez housing areas. One 4 […]

AFSOC meetings scheduled next week

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Public invited to learn more about October 2007 move The public is invited to attend three area meetings scheduled next week to learn more about environmental impact issues when the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) assumes command of Cannon Air Force Base in October 2007. All meetings will be […]

Rams face physical test at Slaton

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Rams have already traveled more than a thousand miles to and from their first two road games, and they’re about to add to that total, with their third road game in four weeks at Slaton, Texas this evening. Head coach Andy Correll is proud of how his […]

Dia de Las Familias takes place Saturday

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A bell rung by Father Idalgo on Sept. 16, 1810, signaled the start of Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain. The ensuing battle lasted for 10 years before independence was gained. Today the celebration marking the day is known as Diez y seis de Septiembre A local event marking […]

Portales students celebrate National Anthem Day

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A celebration, honoring “The Star-spangled Banner was held Thursday at the Portales Junior High School. At 9 a.m., faculty, staff and community members gathered to hear representatives from the Portales High School Choir sing the National Anthem. “MENC (Music Educators National Committee), a music organization across the United States […]

Officials: Post 9-11 climate makes federal funding more attainable

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Area law enforcers and emergency responders agree the post-9/11 climate has made federal funding more attainable for local agencies. Clovis/Curry County Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos said federal funding for responders over the last five years has totaled more than $1.5 million. The terrorist attack in New York […]

United Way of Eastern New Mexico hosts breakfast kick-off in Portales

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Coffee and donuts are always a good way to start the day, and United Way of Eastern New Mexico volunteers are hoping it will be a good way to start their annual campaign as well. UWENM will have its fall kick-off in Portales from 7-9 a.m. today, with free […]

Hispanic needs shouldn’t be ignored

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Shame on our politicians! As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today and runs through Oct. 15, some politicians are only concerned about being re-elected and are leaving millions of concerned citizens and Mexican immigrants in limbo as they delay immigration reform. They cried “state of emergency” last […]

Factory farming necessity in modern world

By Baxter Black: Humor Columnist “We must stop the cruel confinement systems used in modern corporate factory health care!” “We must abolish the abusive practice of government-sponsored factory education systems where children are forced to sit still for hours a day!” “Evil corporate factory transportation companies that confine passengers in buses and airplanes in seats […]

Truth surrounding Sept. 11 attacks still long time coming

Editorial The commemorations and endless coverage Monday highlighted an interesting fact. Five years on, America still has not come to terms with the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Despite the attacks being televised and despite a moment of stirring unity, life has returned to a “new normal” involving inconvenience but little sacrifice, except among […]

Everyone needs place to hide sometimes

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Remember those wonderful days of childhood? We all had our favorite hiding places. Mine was in the fork of my grandmother’s peach tree. It was just right for me to lie down, prop up my feet, eat peaches and find all kinds of shapes in those fleecy white clouds. My […]

Peanut producers participate in field day

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Area peanut producers and researchers came together yesterday for the annual Peanut Field Day that was held at several locations, throughout Roosevelt and Curry counties. The group gathered together to hear presentations about various techniques and experiments being used to farm peanuts. According to Floyd McAlister, Roosevelt County Extension […]

Africanized bees becoming bigger problem

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Problems with Africanized bees in Roosevelt County may be getting worse after a Portales woman was stung multiple times by bees in her back yard Tuesday. That bee incident, as well as a few others this year, are reason enough for residents to be cautious, but preliminary data on […]