Meetings Watch – Board of Trustees of Roosevelt County Special Hospital District

A report on Tuesday's Board of Trustees of Roosevelt County Special Hospital District meeting in the newly dedicated Fred Anthony conference room at Roosevelt General Hospital. The meeting followed a reception and dedication ceremony naming the conference room after long time board member and supporter Fred Anthony. Introductions were made between members of the board […]

Events Calendar – Feb. 28

Today New Mexico Peanut Growers annual meeting — 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Memorial Building. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Everyone is asked to RSVP. Information: 356-6638. Movie and Popcorn — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. "Paranorman" (PG., 92 min.) will be featured. For ages 9-12. Information: 356-3940. Belly Dance — 5 p.m., Portales Recreation […]

My Turn – Barber shop quartet might steal show

Two song leaders from the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ will be pulling double duty this weekend as half of the River City board of education barbershop quartet in the Portales High School production of "The Music Man." For Delbert Rector and Curtis Breshears, it is a chance to reprise their parts from their […]

Q&A: Alumni helps with second film

David P. Moore lived a dream when he worked on his second feature length film. Moore, 34, of Portales was one of six Eastern New Mexico University alumni to work on Calvin Redder's "The Rambler," starring Dermot Mulroney, a film that premiered at this year's Sundance Festival. Moore served as the best boy electric on […]

AFSOC award winner: Airman of the Year

Editor's note: This feature is the first in a series of award winner spotlights at Cannon. The Air Commandos being highlighted are recent award winners with the 27th Special Operations Wing. These members are selected from various squadrons and career fields and recognized by wing leadership for exemplary performance and skill in their line of […]

Fishing report – March 1

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

New dormitories make headway at Cannon

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom Robert Ferry, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron chief of unaccompanied housing, gives a tour of the new dorms under construction Feb. 20 at Cannon Air Force Base. The 96-person dorms have been under construction since August of 2012 and one is expected to be completed […]

27 SOCES named Outstanding Civil Engineer Unit

The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron was presented with the Air Force's Outstanding Civil Engineer Unit Award Feb. 11 at Cannon Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman James Bell Members of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron stand with Maj. Gen. Timothy A. Byers, Air Force Civil Engineer, after being […]

Medical team trains, perfects skills

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom A student practices decontaminating a simulated patient during a seminar Feb. 21 at Cannon Air Force Base. The seminar consisted of class instruction followed by skill application. Medical decontamination team members worked diligently, performing exercises and honing skills Feb. 21 at the 27th Special Operations Medical […]

Diamond Sharp Airmen: Excelling engineer

Editor's note: This feature is the 16th in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for their hard work and achievements. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class […]

Enlisted society geared toward improving morale, improving quality of life

Editor's note: This is the first in a series features highlighting the Private Organization councils at Cannon Air Force Base. Private Organizations are established under Air Force Instruction 34-223: Private Organizations Program. These organizations are self-sustaining special interest groups initiated by people acting exclusively beyond the scope of their official capacity or agents of the […]

Cannon Exchange offers pricing parity

Whether service members are at Cannon Air Force Base on exercise or deployed, they can expect to find the same or very similar prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide. The practice is known as pricing parity and the prices for products available around the world are established centrally. "While price differentiations […]

'Salad Wednesday' savings available at Cannon Exchange Restaurants

Wednesdays are now something to look forward to as Army and Air Force Exchange Service restaurants are offering $2 off any salad priced $4 or more on what is becoming known as "Salad Wednesdays." Now, when picking up a salad at Burger King and Anthony's on Wednesdays, guests can save money and eat nutritionally at […]

Commentary: For Your Health: Save your vision month

The month of March is recognized as "Save Your Vision Month" by the American Optometric Association. Please take this opportunity as a reminder to obtain a routine eye examination every two years if you are between the ages of 18 and 50. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom The month of March […]

Area district tournaments

(Seeds in parentheses) BOYS District 4-5A Thursday (3) Carlsbad at (2) Hobbs, 7 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Clovis, 8 p.m. District 4-3A Tuesday Seeding playoff at Roswell Portales 57, Lovington 48 Thursday (3) Ruidoso at (2) Lovington, 7 p.m. Saturday Championship at (1) Portales, 7 p.m. District 4-2A Tuesday (4) Clayton 46, (3) Tucumcari […]

ENMU baseball team ranked ninth in region

Eastern New Mexico University's baseball team is ranked ninth this week in the NCAA Division II South Central Region poll. The Greyhounds (11-2) are one of five Lone Star Conference teams in the top 10, joined by Incarnate Word (9-1) at No. 2, Angelo State (10-5) at No. 4, Texas A&M-Kingsville (11-3) at No. 5 […]

ENMU basketball capsules – Feb. 27

MEN ENMU (11-13, 8-8 Lone Star Conference at Tarleton State (16-8, 9-7) • When: 7 p.m. (MST) today at Stephenville, Texas • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 • Last time out: Both played on Saturday. The Greyhounds beat Incarnate Word 86-70 at home, while the Texans upended league champion Midwestern State 75-60 in Stephenville. • Last meeting: […]

Rams beat Lovington, earn top seed in tourney

ROSWELL — The Portales Rams clamped down on the defensive end after halftime on Tuesday night, and earned themselves the top seed in this week's District 4-3A tournament. Junior forward Daniel Sanchez scored 18 points and senior forward Reyes Calbert added 16 as PHS defeated Lovington 57-48 in a seeding playoff game played at New […]

Experts: Storms won’t break drought

ST. LOUIS — The blanket of snow covering much of the Great Plains after two big storms in less than a week may provide some relief for parched areas, but it's no "drought-buster," experts said Tuesday. States such as Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma have been among the hardest hit by the drought that at one […]

RGH dedicates conference room

Fred Anthony's legacy will live on inside a room where he dedicated so much time to bettering Roosevelt General Hospital. Hospital CEO Larry Leaming dedicated the hospital's conference room, where the Board of Trustees meet, to the longtime board member on Tuesday by officially naming it the Fred Anthony Conference Room. An Elida resident, Anthony […]