Cut back on holiday waste by recycling

By Jake Madril: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron During the holiday season lots of paper goods and boxes are generated, but some have questionable recycling properties. For instance, most wrapping papers and some boxes are not recyclable in our area. The best way to identify those non-recyclable items is that if it is manufactured […]

Dec. 24 -Jan. 30 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast chicken buffet Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Monday: Brisket and port loin Tuesday: Cajun cuisine Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Closed Friday: Open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken The End Zone 11 a.m.: Wednesday: Green chilli bacon […]

Dec. 25 -Jan. 30 What's Happening

Thursday Christmas lunch — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pecos Dining Facility. Open to meal cardholders, active duty personnel, retirees and military dependents.

Dec. 26 – Jan. 4 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Twilight, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. —

Dec. 24 Honors

The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland AFB: • Tech. Sgt. Christopher Cochran, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Robert Collins, 73rd Special Operations Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Brian Hoffner, 73rd Special Operations Squadron • Tech. Sgt. James Vandyke, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron — Cannon Air […]

Pet’s love unconditional, unparalleled

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I

Dec. 24 Cannon Community

Commissary closure — The commissary will be closed Thursday and Friday. Medical group closure — The clinic will close at 1 p.m. Wednesday, and will be closed Thursday and Friday. The clinic will also be closed at 1 p.m. Dec. 31, and will be closed Jan. 1, Jan. 2, and Jan. 5. Trash pickup — […]

Businesses anticipate wage raise

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A $1 rise in the New Mexico minimum wage taking effect in about a week has local business owners scrambling to find ways to make up the difference. On January 1, the state mandated minimum wage increases from $6.50 per hour to $7.50 per hour. Tom Martin, the owner […]

Sunland wins marketing award

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By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Working for peanuts has earned a Portales company top honors. Peanut processor Sunland Inc. is the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s New Mexico Agriculture Marketer for 2008. The company received the honor earlier this month. “The importance of it is just the recognition by the New Mexico Department of […]

Dec. 24 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. Q Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. Q” is unemployed and she is helping her sister out since her sister’s son just had a heart transplant. “Ms. Q’s” husband is the only one providing for the family. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: […]

No typical Christmas for me

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist ’Twas the day before ChristmasAnd there was no snowBut lots of cold windIn New Mexico With eastern New MexicoTucked in their bedsVisions of a day off workDanced in their heads The night time’s upon usAnd I sure can’t be funFor my evening plan’sA Daily Show rerun The pumpkin […]

Holiday commercialism needed

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Some lessons are learned at great expense. For decades, editorialists, pundits and other commentators have implored us to stop the Christmas commercialism. They said people focus on purchasing goodies instead of the spirituality of Christmas. The relentless blather went on, year after year, even in the midst of […]

Education pick could bode well for U.S. students

Freedom New Mexico Of course, in a genuinely free (or even constitutional) society there would be no such position as secretary of education at the national level. The U.S. Constitution saw no role for the national government in education and education at the time — a time when literacy and enrollment of children in educational […]

Clovis homicide suspect in custody

Freedom New Mexico Clovis police today said they now have a suspect in custody for the killing of 54-year-old Elizabeth McAdams at her Lea Street home. Capt. Patrick Whitney said the man is being held by police on unrelated warrants and has not been charged with the homicide. “We believe we have the suspect, we’re […]

Four injured in fiery crash

Freedom New Mexico Four people were injured in a fiery two-car collision Tuesday morning east of Clovis. The crash happened north of 21st street on Curry Road G around 11 a.m. Ryan Carter, 21, and Wesley Hess, 31, both of Clovis, were airlifted to the University Medical Center in Lubbock, according to state police. Both […]

Hounds lose again in San Antonio tourney

SAN ANTONIO — Northwest Missouri State held Eastern New Mexico University’s men scoreless for more than six minutes at the start and the Bearcats posted a 71-49 win over the Greyhounds on Sunday in the River City Classic, hosted by St. Mary’s. ENMU (2-9), which has dropped six in a row, fell behind 8-0 before […]

Operation Santa Cop delivers gifts

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The police officer knocks on the front door, and it opens a crack and then more. Two boys peer out. Patrol officer Carolee Jones introduces herself and asks the boys if they’ve heard of Operation Santa Cop. They said they hadn’t, but the two youngsters learned about the toy […]

Youngster gives up wish for friend

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Harley Pena of Clovis is a shy, 6-year-old girl who adores Hannah Montana. But these days her real-life hero is a fellow cancer patient, whose unselfish gift may just make this the best Christmas either of these two kids have ever known. Sinjin Anrdukates, 14, of Copperas Cove, Texas, […]

Empty Stocking Fund Dec. 23

Today’s focus: Ms. B Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. B” is unemployed. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes large. Boys pants sizes 10. Boys shoe sizes 1 1/2. Girls shirts sizes medium. Girls pants sizes 8. Girls shoe sizes 12. Toys list: […]

It’s Their Job: Joel Sievers

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Joel Sievers Job: Sports medicine physician Background: Sievers attended college in Nebraska and went to medical school at Texas Tech University. Time on job: Six and one-half years What does your job entail? We evaluate and treat patients with traumatic and overuse physical injures, although we still do a little […]