Extension clubs adapting with times

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer For more than 80 years, extension clubs have been in existence in eastern New Mexico, providing education and friendship to area women. Long-time members say the organization has changed to reflect the times. But the one constant has been the educational component. Members from across the state traveled to […]

Farm bill receives go ahead

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A farm bill approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday is likely to make eastern New Mexico peanut farmers happy, but disappoint some dairy farmers. According to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., the committee gave approval to a $280 billion farm bill Thursday which would restore […]

Area Halloween activities

Portales: Saturday Fall Carnival — 1-3 p.m., Church of Christ, 1701 East 3rd St., Portales. Information: 356-6150. Kappa Kappa Psi Haunted House — 8:30 p.m., ENMU Music Building. Sunday Halloween Party and Cookout — 2 p.m., Ned Houk Park. Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, Portales. Hayride Fall Festival — 4-8 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, 524 […]

It’s their job: Cindi Onstott

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Cindi Onstott Job: Consignment and furniture sales Time on the job: Three years for consignment, eight months with the furniture Background: In the past, Onstott worked at College Cleaners during the time that her family owned it, she has owned and operated both the Great Plains Car Wash […]

10-26 Local Briefs

Pumpkin Trade is Saturday The Office of Student Activities at Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the Pumpkin Trade canned food drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the C&S parking lot, First and Avenue C in Portales. Residents can exchange canned goods for a pumpkin during the drive. Information: 562-2631. Team sponsoring […]

Life better with dose of happiness

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Life is a great adventure … a journey if you please. It is filled with turns, detours, surprises, excitement and most of all love. Many dance through life but never hear the music. That is sad to me. We all need a giant dose of “enthusiasm.” Even nature has enthusiasm […]

Candy should come with warning

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Diet commercials used to start in January, after people gained five pounds from holiday binging. Now they begin before the Thanksgiving turkey. Maybe they should run before Halloween. That’s when sweets appear in bulk. Halloween is like the pre-holiday kick-off, but there are no fat busters screaming over the […]

Presidential power struggles nothing new

Editorial The program of electronic surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency that President Bush instituted in secret right after the 9/11 attacks has been controversial enough. Given that it appears to have circumvented the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which set up a special court to approve warrants for surveillance of Americans, it […]

Running with purpose

Courtesy photo By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Thousands of people will travel to Washington, D.C. Saturday to run and remember at the 2007 Marine Corps Marathon. One of those runners will be Pernethea Evans who is the widow of Capt. Kermit O. Evans. The Cannon Air Force Base captain was killed in Iraq Dec. 3, […]

Cannon celebrates fire prevention week

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Burning down the house is not only a song by the Talking Heads, it’s also an occurrence one would certainly never want to go through. To avoid ever having that situation Cannon Air Force Base’s fire department sponsored Fire Prevention Week […]

Food safety important to remember during holiday season

By 27 SOMDG Throughout the holiday season, many people enjoy celebrating by entertaining friends and family, throwing parties, and preparing feasts. From the kitchen table to the office party, food becomes a focus of celebrations. Although safe food handling rules should always apply, extra precautions are necessary during the holidays to prevent food borne illness. […]

Pumpkins set to soar

What is Pumpkin Chunkin? Well, take your favorite Jack O’ Lantern, place it in a sling on a man-powered trebuchet and fling that orange squash fruit as far as it will go. Come on out to Doc Stewart Park for all the pumpkin chunkin’ fun you can have and watch ‘em fly. The event will […]

Air Force promotion process changing

Air Force News WASHINGTON — Air Force Personnel Center officials recently announced changes to the captain promotion process, which will affect Line of the Air Force officers. Beginning January 2008, active-duty LAF officers will be considered for promotion to captain on a quarterly basis, instead of during the third quarter of each year. “The change […]

Separation process going virtual

Air Force News RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE — Enlisted airmen will no longer have to visit the Military Personnel Flight to apply for early separation after Oct. 29 due to the Personnel Services Delivery Transformation effort. On that date, enlisted airmen can apply for early separation through a program on the virtual Military Personnel Flight. […]

Exercise doesn’t have to be boring

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Being fit to fight goes a lot further than just being a catchy saying and to help people get their fittest, they need not go any further than the base fitness center. Though squadrons have mandated physical training (PT) schedules, there are a variety of other […]

Holiday safety tips important

Halloween, the one night of the year where children and adults get dressed up, try to scare each other and get an old fashion sugar buzz from all the candy they collect, is quickly approaching. The men and women of the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron along with support from local volunteers will have […]

10-26 Sports Briefs

Cannon Lanes (784-2280) Family Fun Night — Lanes will be assigned from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Bowl two hours with a maximum of six family on one lane for $15. Price includes shoes and a pitcher of soda. Cosmic Fun — 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Cost is $2.25 per game. Come bowl with music, flashing […]

10-26 Local Briefs

The Landing is now serving lunch sandwiches. Each sandwich is served with homemade French fries or chips, cup of soup or side salad and a drink for $6.95. Members First save $1. This week’s featured sandwich is a chicken veggie pita. The End Zone is holding Football Frenzy every Monday night. With the NFL Ticket, […]

Hip-Hop dancers hit Clovis stage

Freedom New Mexico Pounding percussion and a live DJ set the stage for the hip-hop dancers in BREAK! The Urban Funk Spectacular. Utilizing a combination of athletic ability, agility and graceful choreography, the show traces the dance genre’s evolution over the past 30 years. Leaping and spinning their way across stages around the globe, the […]

Airman inducted into hall of fame

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Induction into a hall of fame is an honor for anyone, but to be one of the first inductees into a college’s football hall of fame is a special honor in itself. At Belhaven College, home of the Blazers, in Jackson, […]