Officials: Clovis Relay for Life a success

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A warm spring night and huge turnout combined for one of the most successful Relay for Life fundraisers yet in Clovis. As of Saturday, the annual American Cancer Society event had raised $93,957 in donations. Last year, the event raised $89,600. Cancer society spokesperson Dorothy Nelson said 64 teams […]

Deployment stress taking its toll

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

Take time to let mom know she is appreciated

Freedom New Mexico Moms are the greatest producers of wealth among us. They are greater and more important than glamour stars, politicians, business leaders and all the people our culture worships with a misguided understanding of value and wealth. A Jewish proverb says: “God could not be everywhere, and so he made mothers.” Abolitionist preacher […]

My mom didn’t need a script

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Anytime a hard-working mother has a dilemma to deal with all they really need to remember is the acronym WWJD. The acronym I’m thinking of here is what would June (Cleaver) do.

Local dairywoman honored for charity work

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A Roosevelt County woman is the winner of a prestigious state agricultural award for her work helping several area children’s homes. Michelle Heavyside is the winner of the “Diamonds in the Rough” award presented once every two years by Women in Agriculture Leadership. The award was presented during ceremonies […]

My Portales: Remembering the downtown fire

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Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The following is one in a series of reports related to the history of Portales. The city celebrates the 100th anniversary of its incorporation in 2009. March 10, 1978, began like many March days in Portales, with the wind blowing. By mid-day, winds were at 50 to 60 mph … […]

Clovis Police Department launches new Web site

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Police Department launched a new Web site Friday in an effort to make department information more readily available to the public. According to a news release, the site offers improved navigation, enhanced search capability, news releases and an events calendar. Including highlights of the work done by staff, the site […]

Celebrating life

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico When she speaks about her mother the picture is someone larger than life. Her voice is empowered by admiration. She speaks of joy, faith, and love. Bonita Knox doesn’t see her mother’s battle with cancer as a loss. She sees it as a release and the realization of an […]

Clovis woman killed in two-vehicle collision

Freedom New Mexico A 38-year-old Clovis woman was killed early Friday morning in a crash north of Hereford. Tina Howell was killed around 3 a.m. (CDT) when a tractor trailer she was driving crashed into another on Highway 385 about 3 miles outside of Hereford, according to Texas Highway Patrol Communications Operator Carolyn Wakefield. Omar […]

May 10, 1956

The Portales

May 9, 1973

Members of the Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee met at City Hall to plan a schedule for the annual spring trash bash, which would begin the following Sunday. Melvin Littlejohn

May 8, 1950

May 8 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Beef brisket, baked fish and fried fish Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Swedish meatballs and baked chicken Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: Spicy ribs and chicken lo mein Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak The […]

Base clinic to extend services

27th Special Operations Medical Group The 27th Special Operations Medical Group is “surging” to increase access to in-house medical care and health services, effective immediately. Planned measures will generate more than 200 additional appointments per month in family medicine and pediatrics alone, as well as additional capacity in flight medicine, optometry and physical therapy. The […]

Airmen help out in Great American Cleanup

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USAF photo: Greg Allen Airmen collect trash on Highway 60/84 during the Great American Cleanup on April 25. More than 129 tons of garbage were collected during the event. By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs Airmen from the 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron and Curry County volunteers pooled their efforts April 25 to […]

Outdoor rec wealth of resources

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Cannon Air Force Base Outdoor Recreation Technician Dan Church demonstrates how to pull up the trolling motor on the Outdoor Recreation Office’s bass boat. The office has several boats for fishing, water sports and cruising the lake. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Weekend whitewater rafting tours, mountain biking, inflatable slides […]

Selective re-enlistment bonus list announced

Air Force News Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Pentagon officials recently released the latest selective re-enlistment bonus list which contains 82 Air Force specialties. The revised listing increased bonuses for one Air Force specialty code — contracting. Seventeen AFSCs will receive lower SRBs than previously offered and seven AFSCs were removed from the […]

No shame in being a ‘Digital Mom’

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist My sister-in-law loves

Hondo Iris Farm currently in bloom

Courtesy of the Hondo Iris Farm Visitors to the Hondo Iris Farm can take in the sight of many blooming irises, as well as hummingbirds and the Hondo Valley. Place: The Hondo Iris Farm Location: The farm is located just off of U.S. 70 at Mile Marker 284 between Roswell and Ruidoso. The location is […]

First impressions key, AD candidate says

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer First impressions are important. Wayne Baker knows that. Just in case he didn’t, a coach he hopes to work with reminded him. “You’ll be surprised the number of recruits that come in the evening,” Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh said, “and (you’ll) go get them for […]