My turn: Easter time for new clothes

Christmas. Easter. And Back-To-School. Those were the only times of year we got new clothes as children. Come Easter, we excitedly headed to Gibson’s with mom for new dresses and shiny plastic white shoes. As a child, Easter was about colored eggs, chocolate bunnies and Oasis State Park for an old-fashion Easter egg hunt and […]

Birthdays — April 17

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McKinney Benja McKinney of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday 2 p.m. today at the Retirement Ranch. The celebration will be hosted by her children. McKinney was born April 16, 1921, in Bosque County, Texas. She has three children, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The celebration is open to friends and relatives.

Anniversaries — April 17

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Hall Ollie and Jessie Hall of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 23 at their home. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Ollie Hall Sr., Michael, Jessie, Kenneth, Treena, William and Anthony. The couple was married April 24, 1961 in Clovis. They have seven children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. […]

Children teach us best lessons

“Los ninos son como los pajaritos … Tu ensenas volar … Cuando ellos aprenden, estan listos y vuelan.” A beautiful mother of one of my students spoke these inspiring words in Spanish to me. We were discussing the end of school and how quickly the year had passed. “The children are like little birds. You […]

We all possess unique gift

I often hear people say they do not have any talent, no abilities and nothing to offer. Nothing could be further from the truth. I spent 31 years in the classroom, and not once did I find a child who did not possess something wonderful. Whether it was faith, hope, a sweet spirit, some special […]

Fancy Nancys: Cannon Library hosts event in honor of literary character

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Staff Sgt. Bonnie Thomas, right, helps her daughter Allura Thomas, 7, make a tutu. Liliana Castillo About 15 Fancy Nancy fans attended the Fancy Nancy Fashion Show Extravaganza at the Cannon Library on March 5. Fancy Nancy is the title character of the Fancy Nancy series, a 2005 children’s picture book […]

Military mama: Store memories within, not in closet

Each year as it starts to warm up I get that urge to purge, clear out the clutter in my home. The first few bags of trash are always easy to go. This is the junk. The things that I would feel embarrassed to donate to a charity, more than likely because one of my […]

Toothy teachings

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USAF: Airman Ericka Engblom Staff Sgt. Stacy Groves, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron, gets a thumbs up from Dalton McDonald during a game Feb. 9. Airmen from the Cannon Air Force Base dental clinic used games, flashcards and demonstrations to promote good dental health practices at the child development centers on base. February is […]

Anniversaries —

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Barela Eugene and Esperanza Barela of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at La Casa Sena Cantina in Santa Fe. The dinner will be hosted by the Barela children: Patricia, Simon, Matthew, Mario and Mark. Reservations can be made at www.lacasasena.com. The couple was married Feb. 17, 1961, in Santa […]

Clovis couple claims lottery prize

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis couple claimed a top prize winning lottery ticket Wednesday, netting $303,000. Self-employed insurance adjusters Kenneth and Kenni Nutt won the prize in a Feb. 3 New Mexico Roadrunner Cash drawing Feb. 3, according to a press release from the New Mexico Lottery. They purchased the ticket at KC Express on […]

Children’s home welcomes new administrator

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Argen Duncan The new administrator at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home is no stranger to Portales and says his life calling is taking care of other people’s children. Randy Rankin, who has 30 years of experience in child care, started work at the home this week. Former administrator Geraldine Dooley retired and moved to […]

Cannon observes dental health month

By Capt Mike Hoge, D.M.D. and Staff Sgt. Stacy Groves RDH: 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Cannon Dental Clinic would like to help you to ensure excellent oral health for your children. Did you know that tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease? […]

Enjoy winter, but keep it safe

By Cannon AFB Emergency Management As we enter the harshest part of the year, please consider some cold-weather related safety concerns as you and your family go about your daily business. While our average winter temperature is 45 degrees, we often experience lows in the single digits with an associated wind creating a wind-chill effect […]

Youths commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. with hip-hop dance

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Justin Forbes, 11, practiced some of his dance moves Friday night during the dance at the Cannon Air Force Base Youth Center. Alisa Boswell On Friday night, more than a dozen Cannon Air Force Base children could be seen “getting their groove on” at the CAFB Youth Center. The Youth Center […]

Anniversaries — Jan. 16

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Newberry Roy H. and Caroline P. Newberry of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 12, 2011. The couple was married Jan. 12, 1961, in Grants. They have four children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is a retired farmer of sweet potatoes, peanuts, corn, milo and cattle. She is mother of four children.

Couple recalls outreach ministry in Brazil

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Alisa Boswell Raising three children and going to work every day was part of Joe and Leona Tarry’s everyday life, just like anybody else. But the routine was also adventures and miracles. Leona, previously known as Leona Isbell, grew up in Portales where she attended Portales High School and met her husband, a Lovington native […]

Portales past: Jan. 12, 1942

Jan. 12, 1942: Portales Daily News: Evan George was grateful for an easily upset stomach that probably saved not only his life, but the lives of his three children. His stomach woke him at 4 a.m. and led him to the discovery of the fire.

Anniversaries —

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White [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Pat and Wessie White of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 1, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Clovis. They were married Dec. 31, 1950, in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. Their children and spouses are Nancy and Tommy […]

Traditional Christmas

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Argen Duncan Cheese fondue and Guam, Christmas trees and family. People around Portales have many Christmas traditions and memories, but they all center on family. The Robbins family Local peanut farmer Laura Robbins and her husband gather with their three grown children and the children’s families for Christmas. Robbins said they go to a Christmas […]

Scholarships for Military Children Program seeking applicants

By Tammy L. Reed: Defense Commissary Agency FORT LEE, Va. — Scholarship applications for the 2011 Scholarships for Military Children program are now available in commissaries worldwide and online at www.militaryscholar.org by clicking the “News & Info” tab and then the “Scholarship Info” tab. Since the program was announced in 2000, it has awarded $8.3 […]