May 28 -May 30 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Kick-Ass, R

May 28 -June 3 What's Happening

Friday Deals on Wheels workshop — 9 a.m., Airman & Family Readiness Center Annex. Year of the Air Force Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Eagleview Motorcycle Rally — 7 a.m., 861 Curry Road 17. Must be 21 to enter rally. Information: 309-7387. Free Movie — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Families are invited to watch […]

Vacation Bible School preparations under way

By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections From bees to heroes and from Egypt to Saddle Ridge Ranch, Vacation Bible School opportunities with a variety of themes abound in Portales this summer. Churches around town are hosting the free sessions, some of which involve the whole family. Calvary Baptist Church secretary Vicky Wood said her church’s weekday […]

Portal offers new secure network tool similar to Facebook

By Tech. Sgt. Phyllis Hanson: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Air Force Portal Web designers are keeping up with the Web 2.0 era by offering portal users a new means to engage in professional communications in a secure social media environment. After initial tests among some 7,000 users in the Air […]

Veterans reflect on meaning of Memorial Day

David Ash By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections The Korean War is commonly called the forgotten war, but not for the men who served in the three-year conflict. Local veterans George Martin, Dale Davis, and David Ash share their experiences.

May 28 Honors

• Barry King, an industrial electronic control mechanic for the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, was selected as the Category III Civilian of the Year for the Air Force Special Operations Command.

May 28 Commander's Action Line

Q: Can something be done about the shrub on the intersection of Arcadia and Olympic? It blocks the view of some drivers. A: We appreciate your bringing this safety concern to our attention. After receiving a report in early April, Base Grounds Keeping trimmed the shrub down to about half its previous size, which alleviated […]

Weekly restaurant health inspection reports

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The following is a list of health inspection reports from the New Mexico Environment Department’s Clovis field office. May 11, 2011 March 3, 2011 Dec. 08, 2010 Oct. 27, 2010 Sept. 28, 2010 Sept. 10, 2010 a Sept. 10, 2010 b Aug. 31, 2010 Aug. 17, 2010 Aug. 9, 2010 July 20, 2010 a July […]

May 28 -June 3 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried fish, fried shrimp and baked chicken. Monday: Closed for Memorial Day holiday. Tuesday: Cajun cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: Oriental cuisine

Memorial Day events planned

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Janelle Foster, president of the Ellen W. Jones Chapter 1022 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, stands next to the headstone of Confederate soldier George Washington Wood. The UDC is dedicating the headstone on 9 a.m. Monday to honor fallen soldiers. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Memorial Day observances […]

Lieutenant governor candidates attend forum

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The three lieutenant governor candidates who visited Clovis Thursday had little differentiation from each other on most audience questions at the High Plains Patriots forum. Most of all, the three Republican candidates all carried the same message — if you want conservative government, elect one of us and some […]

Memorial Day events planned

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Memorial Day observances are planned across the region to honor fallen soldiers. Among organizations planning ceremonies Monday in Portales are the American Legion Post 31 in Portales, United Daughters of the Confederacy chapters from Portales and Clovis and Sons of the Confederate Veterans. American Legion Post 31 Commander Joe […]

Portales police investigating robbery

PNT Staff Report Portales police said less than $300 was taken in an armed robbery Tuesday at KC Express at 601 W. Second St. A man entered the store around 5 p.m., according to Chief Deputy of Police Lonnie Berry. The robber held a handgun, demanded money and a clerk gave him cash from the […]

Peanut prices up

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Retail costs for peanut products from this area are going up this year, due to processors paying more for the nuts. Sunland Inc. CEO Jimmie Shearer said the company’s contracts with farmers for Valencia peanuts set the price about $50 higher per ton than last year, one of the […]

Friday morning briefing: Pet video, swim lessons amd Smoke on the Water

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day See what’s hot in summer reading at the Portales Public Library. Jump in The Portales City Pool is offering swim lessons. Lifeguard training is also available. Lessons are available at different levels of ability, and adults can take water aerobics or […]

My turn: Surnames have power to mislead

While texting a buddy about a tee time during a recent commencement, a graduate named “Goff” walked across the stage. The coincidence made me wonder if people’s surnames might play a role in their future. Could petite “Marshall” become Jal’s first female sheriff? Does lanky “Rush” have a shot at pro football? Might theater major […]

Vietnam veterans owed an apology

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist This Memorial Day weekend, my thoughts will go back to a friend from college — Clovis May. He was a mild-mannered, hard working, good cowboy from a ranching family in Deming, New Mexico. I don’t recall exactly what his major was, but probably range management or ag business. He was […]

Memorial Day is to honor those I am thankful for

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Memories flood my soul as I visit the graves of loved ones who have gone on before me. As far back as I can remember, thoughts of my grandfather remind me of his love for Jesus. My grandmother’s singing as she churned butter in the big crock with a dasher […]

Their view: Candidates campaign for lieutenant governor

New Mexico has five Democratic candidates running for lieutenant governor in Tuesday’s primary. Three Republicans are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Republican responses were published in Wednesday’s Portales News-Tribune. Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and […]

Crimes of hate hard to prove

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Everyone who is awake discriminates — it is what people do with their minds. The kind of discrimination that’s objectionable is when people use irrelevant attributes of others to classify them — like their race when hiring them for jobs where race is irrelevant. The race of a […]