Bailing out on duty never acceptable

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist This past week, I took a short vacation with my children and some relatives visiting from Italy. We headed to Disney World for one of the hottest and fun-filled weeks of our lives, and greeted Mickey, Pluto, Shrek and the many characters circulating the amusement parks. While I was gone, […]

Aug. 19, 2007 Community Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m. […]

MainStreet organizations win awards

Freedom Newspapers Clovis MainStreet was recognized by New Mexico MainStreet at its annual award ceremony for its efforts in historic preservation and downtown revitalization, according to a news release from the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Clovis MainStreet received the Lt. Gov. Diane Denish Award in Partnership. According to Clovis MainStreet Executive Director Robyne Beaubien, […]

Six apply for judgeship

PNT Staff Six applications have been received for a judicial vacancy in the 9th Judicial District. Deadline for applications to be received at the Judicial Selection Office was 5 p.m. Friday. Applicants for the position, created by the resignation of Judge Joe Parker, include Brian P. Brack, Kathleen M. Haynes, Donna J. Mowrer, Kent Peterson, […]

Water refund coming for Clovis customers

Freedom Newspapers Clovis residential customers of New Mexico American Water will receive a one-time credit of about $12.25 as part of the city water provider’s recently negotiated rate hike, according to a New Mexico Public Regulation Commission news release. The refund will be appear on water bills no later than Oct. 1, the release reads. […]

Fiesta set for weekend

PNT Staff The St. Helen Catholic Church Fiesta will be held today and Sunday at the church, located at 1600 South Avenue O in Portales. Festivities begin with a Mass at 10 a.m. today. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. a horseshoe tournament, cakewalk, game booths and a car show will be held. Food booths […]

Ingram tied to area

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By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers Jack Ingram recently released “This Is It,” an album containing several hit songs including “Wherever You Are,” “Love You” and “Lips of an Angel.” Ingram, who will perform tonight at 9 at the Curry County Fair’s entertainment area following an opening act from country singer Liz Carlisle, did a telephone […]

(Live)stock market

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Chelsea Henrich, 16, mustered all her strength to control a steer more than 10 times her size in front of a crowd of bidders Friday at the Curry County Junior Livestock Sale. After months of feeding, walking and washing the 1,300-pound steer, it was time to part ways. The auction […]

Texico couple ‘moonlighting’ on PRCA Tour

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer David Moseley shoes horses in Texico. His wife, Cassie, is an X-ray tech and radiation therapist at Clovis’ cancer center. They also moonlight on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association tour. David is a calf-roper and Cassie is a barrel racer. Cassie is in her first year on the tour, […]

Hounds get final tuneup

ENMU vs Central Oklahoma

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University football team will have its final dress rehearsal today with a 9:30 a.m. intrasquad scrimmage at Blackwater Draw. The Greyhounds, who open the season Aug. 25 against NAIA member Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla., are having their third intrasquad scrimmage of the preseason. Coach Mark Ribaudo said the […]

Calendar week of Aug. 18-24

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Saturday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — Noon to […]

Final farewell

The Cannon Air Force Base Fire Department sprays an arc of water over the two jets that participated in the final flight of the 524th FIghter Sqaudron. The squadron will become inactive on Aug. 30. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections With practiced ease, Maj. Jason Cockrum unfolded his lanky form from his F-16 Aug. 10 […]

Immigrants help shape country

Anita Doberman This week my sister and my cousins came to visit me while my husband is deployed. We spoke Italian at home and during our outings, and many people asked where we came from. Sometimes they were surprised when I answered in fluent English, but we usually moved on to talk about how long […]

Heritage Center provides glimpse of days past

The Muleshoe Heritage Center takes visitors back in time to the age of the cattle barons. The center has two early-20th-century ranch houses on-site as well as a cookhouse/bunkhouse, a small hotel from the early 1900s and even a log cabin. The main ranch house was built by legendary Texas Panhandle rancher John Janes and […]

Promotions

The following Cannon Air Force Base airmen have been promoted to staff sergeant: Robinson, Hugh Carter, Jenita Thompson, Nathan Trapp, Daniel Eggers, Michael Brown, Johnny Daniels, Robert Robinson, Jaime Marks, Christopher Love, James Cruz, Vonda Syzdek, John Laurent, Ray Harper, Travis Wagner, Matthew Gould, Joseph Manion, Thomas Labonte, Scott Greene, Boyd Byrd, Michael De La […]

Cannon airmen participate in joint exercise

By Scott D. Hallford: 18th Wing Public Affairs KADENA AIR BASE, Japan — Kadena-based units departed Okinawa Aug. 5 on their way to Guam to join fellow airmen and sister services in the joint Exercise Valiant Shield which ran through Aug. 14. Approximately 400 Cannon Air Force Base airmen, who are currently stationed at Andersen […]

Medics keep crew in air

By Staff Sgt. Cassandra Locke: NCOIC, Public Affairs SOUTHWEST ASIA — The 379th Expeditionary Wing’s aerospace medicine team provides care for the flyers so they can stay in the fight. “We are the maintainers of the wetware that flies the hardware,” said Maj. Walter Matthews, chief of aerospace medicine for the wing. Flight surgeons are […]

Ice pops provide reprieve from heat

By 2nd Lt. George Tobias: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen and the Cannon community have shipped a cool treat in the form of ice pops to the injured troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Operation ICE POP provided ice pops to patients and medical staff in deployed medical treatment facilities, […]

Clovis area has much to offer

Commentary by Col. Babette Lenfant CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — To be honest, when we first learned about our new assignment to Cannon, we had to look up on the Internet where Clovis was. This is probably not unique to our family, but an easy way to learn a lot about eastern New Mexico. While […]

Shopping not always entertaining

Tonya Fennell I love to shop. However, I don’t enjoy shopping when back-to-school time rolls around. Mile-long school supply lists and a son who refuses to wear anything other than black does not equal a good time. This year, I chose to drag my children to the mall the weekend before school started. I encountered […]