Cannon officers promoted

Cannon Public Affairs The following officers at Cannon have been selected by the Air Force for promotion. To colonel: • Lt. Col. Paul Caltagirone, 3rd Special Operations Squadron • Lt. Col. Mark Fluker, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group • Lt. Col. Thomas Markland, Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala • Lt. Col. Danny […]

Control not always worth keeping

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I am trying to learn one thing as I grow older. Yes, even I attempt to grasp higher truths, and these are not tips to be a better cook or crafty mom because they are impossible tasks for my incapable hands, but notions that I really have no control […]

Aug. 22. 2008 What's Happening

Friday Crab Leg Fiesta — 5 to 8 p.m. The Landing. Reservations: 784-2853. Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. The Landing. Featuring DJ Damage. Open to the public. Civilians must use West gate and be 21 years of age with I.D. Information: 784-2853. Open Recreation — 4 to 6:30 p.m. for tweens and […]

Aug. 22, 2008 Cannon Community

Security levels raised — Individuals visiting the base Monday through Aug. 29 can expect delays and Force Protection Condition levels increase due to an annual installation-wide anti-terrorism exercise. Base officials suggest that individuals who live outside the local area and need access to Cannon should consider rescheduling their visits as access to areas such as […]

Life not always easy

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Someone has said, “If you never wanted to be hurt, move to a desert island and be a hermit.” Maybe you would never be hurt, but think of the loneliness. Missing the joy and ecstasy of love would make life meaningless. Life is not always easy. Problems and trials do […]

U.S. should avoid politics in Pakistan

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps the only reassuring aspect about conditions in Pakistan after the resignation Monday of former President Pervez Musharraf is that most authorities believe Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal is reasonably secure. The military controls the nuclear components, which are held separately rather than as assembled weapons, and a 10-member committee decides how to use […]

Aug. 31, 1975

• Miniature Golf back-to-school hours began from 6-10 p.m. weekdays at 1115 W. Second St.• Tide king size box sold for $1.98 at Parkway Foods.

Aug. 29, 1975

Jerry Jeff Walker a top recording artist appeared at the Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU.

Aug. 28, 1975

White Line Fever, starring Jan-Michael Vincent, was showing at the Tower Theater.

Aug. 27, 1975

Freshmen lined up for fall semester registration at the P.E. complex this morning at ENMU.

Aug. 26, 1975

The Portales News-Tribune observed its 40th anniversary as the first daily newspaper in Portales.

Aug. 24, 1975

Men’s bush jacket polyester and cotton, sizes S, M, L, & XL were on sale for $4.99 at JC Penny’s.

Aug. 22, 1975

The school of music at ENMU sponsored a three-day music workshop that ended today; one instrument that was part of the workshop was a piano.

Aug. 21, 1975

The Plains Inn is the only one of five liquor license recipients to meet all legal stipulations to begin selling alcohol; breaking a 57-year dry spell.

August 20, 1975

• Hairspray is 79 cents for a 13 ounce can at Safeway. • Young ladies coordinate slacks are $7.97 at Gibsons Discount Center.

Fare at the fair a treat for some


By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer From the moment a fairgoer enters the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in Portales, their senses are quickly assaulted by colorful food booths and an intoxicating blend of sweet, tempting aromas designed to separate you from your money, faster than you can say, “I’ll have two funnel cakes and a turkey […]

Ute Water authority mulls status

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority members revisited a change first considered in 2007 — moving to a true utility authority. Scott Verhines, Ute Water Project Manager, gave a potential timeline and goals sought for such a change at Wednesday’s authority meeting. The authority, tasked with the Ute Water […]

Udall discusses energy issues in Portales stop


By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Democrat U.S. Rep. Tom Udall made a stop on the Eastern New Mexico University campus in Portales Wednesday as a part of his campaign for the U.S. Senate. Udall faces U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, R-NM in his bid to replace retiring Republican senator Pete Domenici. Speaking to students and […]

Local Briefs Aug. 21, 2008

Events Calendar Aug. 21, 2008

TodayRoosevelt County Fair — Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. FridayRoosevelt County Fair — Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. SaturdayPoker Run Rally — 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Harley Davidson. Tucumcari run destination. Event includes food, prizes and entertainment.ReStore ribbon cutting — 10 a.m. 308 N. Main, Portales. Sponsored by Habitat of Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties. Store will […]