ENMU emergency drill planned

Eastern New Mexico University has scheduled an emergency planning drill for 8-11 a.m. today, although it may end before 11 a.m. The drill involves Portales and campus police trying to apprehend an actor portraying a shooter in the Campus Union Building. Lea Hall, the College of Business and the Campus Union Building will be locked […]

Official: Military honors option available for veteran burials

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Henry Sanchez loved dancing, his guitar and his harmonica, family members said. And he loved life. “Anytime you saw him, he had a smile on his face,” daughter Veronica Goff said. “He was very patriotic and a family man.” All of those things were mentioned at his July 24 […]

Family pony to make 25th county fair appearance

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A little beige pony who has carried two generations of children and ventured into his owners’ house is heading for his 25th Roosevelt County Fair pony show in a row. LeRoy, a 30-year-old Gotland pony, has “raised” Joan Orcutt’s five daughters and seven grandchildren, so far. Orcutt’s granddaughter, 9-year-old […]

Sotomayor OK’d for Supreme Court in historic vote

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Sonia Sotomayor won confirmation Thursday as the nation’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice in a history-making Senate vote that capped a summer-long debate heavy with ethnic politics. She’ll be sworn in Saturday as the court’s 111th justice, third woman and first nominee by a Democrat in 15 years. The Senate […]

GPS nearly derails road trip

Lately I’ve been packing a GPS locator when I’m checking cows. Now I can find my way back to the horse trailer. But the GPS in rental cars with all the streets and highways displayed turns my blood cold. Jim and Steve and their wives rented a big SUV. They planned to tour New Mexico, […]

President proves history repeats

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Although I am no historian, I do have an interest in what happened and why, especially involving big economic events of the past. One such event is The Great Depression. I just attended a superb weeklong conference at Cato University, where not only did I present a couple […]

No errand trumps leaving child in hot car

Freedom New Mexico A South Texas tragedy is a good reminder for eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle these days: Never leave a child unattended in a car, especially when it’s hot out. Felicitas Alexandra Cordova died Sunday after she was found in her family’s Ford Expedition at a flea market just north of […]

Aug. 7 – Aug. 9 Movie schedules

Friday 7 p.m. — Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, PG-13 Saturday 3 p.m. — Public Enemies, R 7 p.m. — Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, PG-13 Sunday 3 p.m. — Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, PG-13 7 p.m. — Public Enemies, R

Aug. 7 what's happening

Friday Cannon Appreciation Day — 11 a.m., Unity Park. Event open to all base personnel. Games and prizes will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Back-to-school walk/run — 11 a.m., Cannon Track. Nine-hole shootout — 5 p.m., Whispering Winds Golf Course. Nine hole shootout will kick off base tournament. Parent/child tourney — Cannon Lanes. […]

Guard officer model for new Air Force career field

By Master Sgt. Mike R. Smith: National Guard Bureau ARLINGTON, Va. — Can an airman who never flew a combat sortie give expert advice to an Army commander on the use of airpower in battle? That question has been the focus of study and debate for nearly two decades in the Air Force. But Lt. […]

Post-9/11 GI Bill guidance released

By Maj. Beth Kelley Horine: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials here provided updates to the field recently on the Air Force implementation of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The updates, effective Aug. 1, include guidance on how eligible airmen can choose to transfer part […]

Double time for TRICARE authorizations, referrals

Air Force News Service PHOENIX — As of Tuesday, TRICARE authorizations for care that include evaluation and treatment are good for 180 days. That’s twice the 90 days that were allowed previously, giving you more time to complete your care and any follow-up visits. Remember, if you do not receive care before the authorization expires, […]

H1N1 cases identified at Hurlburt AFB

By Amy Oliver: 1st SOW Public Affairs Four Hurlburt Field Airmen have tested positive for the H1N1 virus and 59 others currently have symptoms consistent with the H1N1 virus. Most of the illnesses are clustered within one work center and a few are roommates with members who are from that work center. All are recuperating […]

EOD unit works to keep community safe

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Senior Airman Michael Cook, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal member, operates the HD-1 remote entry robot on base.. HD-1 are modeled robots, made by Remotech Andros, that assist in remote-entry situations. By Tech. Sgt. Gloria Wilson: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Cannon Air […]

DOD program seeks servicemembers' input

Air Force News Service SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Have you ever had your household goods moved and at the end of the process, thought, “That was the best move I’ve had. I hope my next move is that good.” Or conversely, “That move was horrible. I hope no one else has to use […]

Aug. 7 honors

The following airmen graduated Airman Leadership School Class 09, F on July 23: • Senior Airman Marc Bryan, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron • Senior Airman Michael Caito, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron,Commandant Award recipient • Senior Airman Michael Cook, 27 SOCES, Levitow Award • Senior Airman Logan Duplechain, 27 SOSFS • Senior […]

Aug. 7 menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked/fried fish, baked chicken and shrimp Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Italian cuisine Wednesday: Roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: Sallisbury steak and fried chicken

Group of women quick to offer support

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I did something that’s fairly out of character for me while I was at a conference last week. This is the last time I write about this conference, next week I’m moving on to why a girl needs to learn about her car anti-lock breaking system so that the mechanic […]

Cannon medics welcomed home

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Airman Velia Bravo, 25, greets well-wishers on Monday at the Cannon clinic with daughters Annabel, 7, and Alex, 5, at her side. Bravo works at the clinic but spent the last four months on the USNS Comfort before returning on Sunday. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections In the Air Force […]

Business Feature: Retirees delve into second business

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When Jo Anna Baker and her husband, Wayne, retired from farming, she didn’t know what she could do with her time. After some thought and the purchase of an embroidery machine, Baker realized there was a need in Portales for a custom embroidery shop. Baker said she slowly started to add equipment to her shop. […]