Airmen return from humanitarian mission

Courtesy photo Capt. Ben Britten, left, and Staff Sgt. Marc Bustria work on a patient on their trip to Africa. Liliana Castillo Capt. Ben Britten and Staff Sgt. Marc Bustria, both of the 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron and Cannon Air Force Base recently returned from a humanitarian deployment to Africa. During their trip, […]

DoD program eases adoption expenses

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — For many people, $2,000 doesn’t add up to much money in the long haul; it won’t, after all, buy a new car or a house. But for Air Force Master Sgt. Kipp M. Bourgeois and his wife, Christina, the money was just enough to fulfill their […]

July 1 Commander's Action Line

Q: Why can’t the pool remain open for a longer period of time with more lap swim hours? Why can’t children wear swim diapers in the pool? Are there any plans for swim lessons to be taught? A: Thank you for your comments. We appreciate and share your concern about the hours of operation of […]

In tribute: Resident remembered for dedication to Cannon

File photo By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Alan “Al” Jolly loved people, a clean car and the Dallas Cowboys. But his greatest love was for airmen just finding their way at Cannon Air Force Base. Jolly, a former Cannon airman, Realtor and car sales manager, died June 22 at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was […]

Officials advise fireworks caution

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Recent moisture will help make this fireworks season safer but officials still caution residents to know the law and use care. Especially as Independence Day draws closer. Fireworks restrictions in the city are the most stringent. All fireworks that go airborne or make noise are prohibited. City ordinance eliminates many […]

July 1 -July 8 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Today: Oriental cuisine Friday: Independence celebration Monday: Closed Tuesday: Italian cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and rosemary chicken July 8: Beef brisket and chicken pot pie

Food at the Speed of Life: Try experimenting with muffin mixes

The quickest route to muffins is a boxed mix, and mixes take a step up with easy added ingredients. I did a little research after my supervisor, Robin Fornoff, asked about muffin recipes. I checked a lot of labels to see which mixes had the fewest calories and no trans-fat-carrying hydrogenated ingredients. To save you […]

July 2 -July 4 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Sex And The City 2, R

July 1 -July 7 What's Happening

Thursday Youth Indoor Soccer registration — All month at Youth Center. Book Over to Bowling — All month at Cannon Library.

Farmers: Wheat harvest ample

Argen Duncan The grain harvest of wheat this year is the best in years due to more precipitation than usual, members of the agriculture industry are saying. At Portales grain elevator J.D. Heiskell and Company, Plant Manager Eldon Merrick said 90 to 95 percent of the wheat grown for grain in his area had been […]

Mother Nature has mind of her own

Years ago there was a commercial that said, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature” followed by a catastrophe. Actually, fooling Mother Nature is a fool’s errand — it can’t be done. That’s why country people are inveterate weather watchers. I grew up in the drought times of the 1950s. When the earth was brown […]

Thursday morning briefing: E-news, rain and epic battles

Good Morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing.

Ticket feature: Fireworks displays readied to celebrate Fourth

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Freedom New Mexico There’s sure to be no shortage of fireworks and fun Sunday. Clovis and Portales are each planning events to commemorate Independence Day complete with music, food, games and closing the night with fireworks. Portales’ annual Smokin’ Fourth of July will begin at 9 p.m. Sunday at Eastern New Mexico University’s football practice […]

My turn: Get creative with muffin mixes

The quickest route to muffins is a boxed mix, and mixes take a step up with easy added ingredients. I did a little research after my supervisor, Robin Fornoff, asked about muffin recipes. I checked a lot of labels to see which mixes had the fewest calories and no trans-fat-carrying hydrogenated ingredients. To save you […]

Camping tradition revived

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist It’s that wonderful time of year again, time for the Rodriguez annual Fourth of July Buffalo Springs Lake Survivor adventure. It’s a family tradition that goes all the way back to 2007 or 2008. Hard to remember. It’s been so many beers, I mean years ago. This ancient family tradition […]

Setting it straight: No new cell phone laws

A story in Wednesday’s paper reported incorrect information regarding new laws. There are no new laws related to cell phone use while driving in New Mexico. Lawmakers proposed a law but it was not approved.

Day trip: Historical family’s home turned into museum

Courtesy of Texas Historical Commission The Magoffin Home State Historic Site was home to the Magoffin family for over 100 years. The adobe structure is a museum with a collection of artifacts from the Magoffin family. Place: Magoffin Home State Historic Site Location: 1120 Magoffin Avenue in El Paso, Texas, is 317 miles or 5 […]

July 1 Cannon Community

Trash pickup rescheduled — There will be no trash pickup on Monday. The pickup is rescheduled for Tuesday. Temporary closing — The Frame and Engraving shop will be closed today through July 9. Items will be available for pickup through the auto shop. To make an arrangement for pickup call the auto shop at 784-4735. […]

Billy Idol not welcome camping

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico “You? Camping?” My coworker couldn’t believe I was making plans for July. I can’t blame her; I barely believe it myself. I haven’t camped since sixth grade, when my friend Doug and I took the bus route with our friend Kirk. We ventured out to the wilderness, relying on […]