March 29, 2009 PHS news

Spring break this week Portales Municipal Schools will closed for Spring Break from yesterday through April 5. Classes will resume April 6.

March 29, 2009 On the shelves

Eyes on the Horizon: Serving on the Front Lines of National Security by Gen. Richard B. Myers with Malcolm McConnell.

Freedom New Mexico recognized by PPA

Freedom New Mexico Newspapers in Clovis, Portales, Friona and Muleshoe all won multiple awards announced Saturday at the annual Panhandle Press Association convention in Amarillo. Clovis, competing in Division II, won nine awards. Portales earned two laurels, also in Division II. Muleshoe and Friona, competing in Division I, picked up eight awards each. The Canyon […]

Sewing, peanuts featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on sewing with sergers, making homemade peanut butter and the history of grandfather clocks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Sewing instructor Nancy Lovett explains that most sergers are capable of flatlocking, which can be done with either two […]

Feds settle Clovis nursing home lawsuit

The Associated Press The owners of a now-defunct Clovis nursing home have agreed to pay more than $1.2 million to settle a false claims lawsuit. The U.S. Justice Department on Friday announced the settlement with Dr. Ali Ghaffari Sr., the medical director of the Buena Vista Retirement Center, and Linda Rose Ghaffari, the nursing home’s […]

Fighters fill Golden Gloves cards despite weather

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By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Weather was naturally a concern as boxers from around the state gathered for the 61st annual New Mexico Golden Gloves championships on Friday. But the fighters did come to Clovis, in numbers that will warrant title bouts in all 11 weight divisions on Sunday — not a usual occurrence in […]

La Casa set to receive stimulus money

Freedom New Mexico More than a dozen jobs are coming to a local health care provider through stimulus funds. La Casa is about to receive $294,533 of the $4.9 million the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is releasing to 15 New Mexico health care centers in Increased Demand for Services (IDS) grant funding. […]

Crossover softball tournament canceled

Freedom New Mexico The Lone Star Conference has cancled this weekend’s LSC Crossover Tournament, scheduled Friday through Sunday in Durant, Okla. Eastern New Mexico University was slated to play six games in the tournament, starting Friday morning against East Central. The Zias will return to action Wednesday with a noon doubleheader at Western New Mexico […]

Blizzard conditions close Texas Panhandle highways

By Linda Stewert Ball: The Associated Press DALLAS — A spring blizzard slammed into the Texas Panhandle, causing numerous accidents, shutting down major highways and paralyzing the region as residents braced Friday for up to a foot of snow, freezing 45-mph winds and massive snowdrifts. “We’ve had several accidents, several tractor-trailors jackknifed but no fatalities,” […]

Portales fire guts downtown warehouse, Dollar General

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A fire with an unknown cause destroyed two buildings on Avenue C and led to the evacuation of nearby homes and businesses Friday. No injuries were reported. The flames burned a warehouse at Trader Horn’s True Value and Dollar General Store next door, and people were evacuated after the […]

ENMU hopes to find coach, AD by July 1

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Later this summer, Eastern New Mexico University expects to have a new athletic director and men’s basketball coach. But school officials aren’t married to any idea the athletic director must precede the coach he or she will oversee. “In a perfect world, that’s what we like,” ENMU President Steven […]

27th SOW command post remodeled

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Master Sgt. Bobbi Jo Stumpf, 27th Special Operations Wing Command Post, zip-ties together loose cords in one of the rooms of the recently renovated Command Post. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs As construction continues unabated around base, there is an area in a […]

Severe weather season approaching

File photo: Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower Cannon airmen assisted Clovis residents in cleanup efforts following a tornado on March 23, 2007. Having a plan and knowing what to do if a storm hits can reduce loss and damage. By Senior Airman Richard DeLong: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron While there are many types […]

Verifying records, information vital to career

Air Force News Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Successful career progression for airmen requires hard work, planning and dedication, but even more importantly, an accurate personnel record. Of all the actions airmen can take to affect their chances for promotion and professional development, the most important is ensuring their personal information is correct. […]

Cannon to receive stimulus money

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Two-year-olds at the Cannon Air Force Base Child Development Center, from left, Jacob Clines, Natasha Cotton and Kaira Morgan, play under the care of program technician Norma Alonso. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections $26.4 million in federal stimulus money is going into improving the quality of life and utilities at […]

Day trip: Don Harrington Discovery Center offers science fun

Courtesy of Don Harrington Discovery Center Visitors at the Don Harrington Discovery Center enjoy the bubbles exhibit. The family-friendly, hands-on science museum is in Amarillo, Texas. Place: Don Harrington Discovery Center Location: 1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo, Texas. The center is roughly 119 miles or 2 hours and ten minutes driving time from Cannon Air Force […]

Military wives dependable group

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist B eing friends with your boss’

TRICARE showcasing videos

TriWest Healthcare Allisance PHOENIX — Grab the popcorn…military families throughout TRICARE’s west region now have a new, easy way to learn about their healthcare benefits through one of America’s favorite pastimes—the movies. TriWest Healthcare Alliance — the Department of Defense contractor that administers TRICARE, the military’s healthcare entitlement, in 21 western states — is expanding […]

Air Force Assistance Fund drive under way

By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs It’s time for airmen to help other airmen through the Air Force Assistance Fund drive that continues through April 24. This year’s goal is $36,262; an amount that Capt. David Troxell said can be achieved by getting a regular bag of popcorn instead of large size at the […]

Friends of Cannon Families offers help in time of need

By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs It can happen to anyone. A phone call from the Red Cross gives you the bad news that there has been a death in the family. You need to get on an airplane immediately, but there is a glitch. You know that you can get a no-interest loan […]