AFAF fundraiser begins

Col. James Cardoso, 27th Special Operations Wing vice commander, left, and Col. Stephen Clark, 27 Special Operations Wing Commander, make the first donations to the Air Force Assistance Fund on March 25. The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is in full swing at Cannon through May 7 with a goal this year of $57,000. For […]

Wildfire safety tips offered

By Richard Peterson: 27th SOW Safety If you notice a fire contact emergency services at 911 immediately don’t ignore it. It’s better that too many call it in than no one at all. Personnel that smoke need to be extremely careful with all smoking materials, both while smoking in designated smoking areas as well as […]

Sponsors key to helping new arrivals at Cannon

By Ray Spain: Airman and Family Readiness Center Sponsoring new airmen is a vital component of the mobile military lifestyle. Relocating is a stressful experience for service members and their families, but sponsors smooth the way for a quick and efficient transition to the new location and job. As the link to an airman’s new […]

April 2 -April 8 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried fish, shrimp and meatloaf Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Italian cuisine Wednesday: Roast beef and turkey Thursday: Beef stroganoff and country fried steak

Veterans’ stories sought

I never knew Glen Hubbard Stevens. My granddad’s little brother died 15 years before I was born. A newspaper obituary reports Sgt. Stevens was killed in action on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and that’s what’s inspired me to learn more about him. A real hero among us Stevens’? Imagine that. Records show my great uncle […]

My turn: Black-eyed peas make chili sing

I wouldn’t have thought to put black-eyed peas in chili, but my co-worker, Victoria Garrett, does. Her recipe for Black-eyed Pea Chili is modified from a version in the American Profile magazine, and she suggested it for this column. The recipe is tasty and nicely spicy, and Victoria says it’s easy to make, which is […]

Kenna native wins welding award

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Kenna native Rod Lambirth’s welding techniques are now award winning. Lambirth took two top awards in March for his welding at the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association competition in Tulsa. Lambirth won a silver award in the driveway gates category and a bronze award for interior railings ferrous […]

Ticket feature: Swing Fever bringing big band era to Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico San Francisco’s Swing Fever will be bringing the nostalgic sounds of the big band era to Clovis April 11. The latest installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series will feature the band’s piano-less swing style complete with vocals and “fresh excitement,” according to the band’s web site. Claiming the most experienced […]

At least I helped with chumming

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Some people suffer from motion sickness. I’m one of them. Horseback is about the only movement my body can tolerate without nausea. I’ve thrown up in airplanes, cars, trucks, buses, boats — even in water when the only flotation device was my body. I’ve read that about half our […]

Land commissioner candidate would advocate for farm, oil industries

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PNT staff PNT staff A Roosevelt County farmer and rancher is running for state land commissioner. Matt Rush, who raises beef and wheat, is one of two Republican candidates in the upcoming primary elections. He said he was planning to run for state representative, but a group of Clovis businessmen asked him to become a […]

Thursday morning briefing: Need you, wind and rain and the history of April Fool

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. You’re needed The Curry County Wellness Council is in dire need of volunteers to help out with the April 10 Stay Teen Parent-Youth Summit at Clovis Community College. The summit features author and lecturer Dallas Jessup of “Just Yell Fire” fame. To volunteer, call 575-763-6016 or click […]

ENMU Music Building near the end of its remodel

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior staff writer With a revamped theater, energy efficiency and lots more, the Eastern New Mexico University Music Building is near the end of its remodel. David Burks, superintendent of Bradbury Stamm contracting company, said his crews are finishing the project that started a year ago. ENMU Director of Media Relations […]

Former EPCOG worker gets 10 years for embezzling

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — Calling Lori Howard a “crook,” District Judge Teddy Hartley sentenced the 40-year-old former Eastern Plains Council of Governments (EPCOG) employee to 10 years in prison Wednesday after she admitted stealing $145,000 in tornado victim relief money. Howard pleaded guilty to 72 counts of embezzlement and fraud and […]

New Mexico fishing report — April 1

This fishing report, provided by Department of Game and Fish area offices in Albuquerque, Raton, Roswell and Las Cruces, has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions may vary, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast CIMARRON RIVER: Water flow and temperatures are increasing. […]

Portales Past: April 1, 1945

April 1, 1945: R.F. Atkins of Causey was searching for a Goodyear truck tire and tube. He said he lost it somewhere between Causey and Portales. He was offering an unspecified reward.

Librarian’s idea to clean up space debris sparks NASA, international interest

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A Portales librarian is stepping into the scientific world of outer space. Sean Shepherd, Eastern New Mexico University Instructional Research Center coordinator, is developing devices to clean up small manmade space debris in the lower earth orbit. “I feel like since we made this mess, we should clean it […]

Church profile: Calvary Baptist Church

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Calvary Baptist Church Location: 1101 West 18th St. Phone: 356-4273 Services: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:50 a.m., Sunday morning worship; 6 p.m., Sunday evening worship; 6:30 p.m., Tuesday Cowboy Church; 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Bible study and prayer meeting. Description: Calvary Baptist church has a mix of contemporary and traditional music. And a Cowboy Church, which […]

Businesses, customers object to North Prince Street median

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — At the peak of evening rush hour Tuesday, vehicles slowed to a crawl alongside the new and brightly painted yellow concrete barrier in the middle of North Prince Street with drivers staring at entrances across the road, trying to figure out how to get to them. One […]

Don’t judge a party by its labeling

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Politics has the quality of being boring and divisive, all at once. But as Monday showed us twice, adding sex and alcohol, and suddenly it’s hilarious and depressing, all at once. • Last year, President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard Act, an expansion of hate crime law to allow […]

My turn: We will always be a Christian nation

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist In the U.S., we’re a proud democratic nation. I didn’t say a nation of Democrats, but a country where democracy reigns. But it was “majority rules” thinking that led Pontius Pilate to condemn an innocent Jesus to death on a cross. Although Jesus did not deserve death, majority ruled. In […]