Cannon inspection coming soon

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Unit Compliance Inspections are conducted every three years and Air Commandos here will soon have an opportunity to show inspectors that the 27th Special Operations Wing is healthy and mission capable. From June 15-26, Air Force Special Operations Command inspectors will visit Cannon for the base’s UCI. UCIs are assessments […]

Pioneer Days Rodeo moves indoors

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer An increase in competitors, partially thanks to a new venue, has Curry County Mounted Patrol members excited about the event they sponsor every year. And that’s despite the 39th annual Pioneer Days Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo moving away from the facility that bears the group’s name. This […]

Veteran seeks out local vets

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Richard Robertson, a 24-year Navy veteran, is working to compile a list of local veterans to highlight their military service. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections A Cannon Air Force Base employee is trying to list every veteran possible for 110 miles. Director of the Cannon Retiree Activities Program Richard Robertson […]

Respiratory virus tough on toddlers

By Sharna Johnson Around this time every year the majority of Plains Regional Medical Center’s 12-bed pediatric ward is full with babies and young toddlers and often there’s a single culprit to blame — Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus or RSV. “When a child has RSV, they’re pretty sick little kids,” said Janna Flores, director of […]

Library’s storytime program extended to evening

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Public Library is expanding a popular program to help working parents. Starting next month, the library is holding Family Storytimes at 6 p.m. every Thursday. “We are hoping by offering an evening storytime that it will allow more families time to participate in bringing their children to […]

Christmas party brings cheer to Heartland residents

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer As holiday music plays, people, many in wheelchairs, snack on cream puffs and pinwheels, and then tear into gifts from the people who serve them every day. It’s Christmastime at Heartland Continuing Care Center. About 75 people live at Heartland and Tuesday they celebrated the holiday with a party. […]

Every vote an exercise in preserving liberty

By Joan Clayton Edmund Burke, a British statesman, has been reported as saying, “For evil to triumph, it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.” Your vote is important. It is a privilege and a way to express your rights. Many Americans have given their lives for this privilege. Because of these brave […]

Oct. 16, 1967

Postmaster Bill Foster announced that the times that the mail was to leave Portales had changed. Now all mail had to be in by 10:50 a.m. every day rather than the former 12:30 p.m.

Every breath precious for Eagles’ Baskett

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Ron Cortes Philadelphia Eagles Hank Baskett celebrates his touchdown with Jason Avant, left, against the St. Louis Rams at Lincoln Financial Field earlier this season. By Marcus Hayes: Philadelphia Daily News Hank Baskett would always push it. He would feel his breath laboring, and know his lips were turning blue, and he would […]

Every breath is precious for Eagles’ Hank Baskett

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By Marcus Hayes, Philadelphia Daily News Hank Baskett would always push it. He would feel his breath laboring, and know his lips were turning blue, and he would fight through, and he would collapse. These days, he better appreciates every breath he takes. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, easily recalls the last time he […]

My report on what I’ve learned

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Every magazine I read has one section I go to before I read anything else. In Sports Illustrated, it’s “This Week’s Sign the Apocalypse is Upon Us.” In Maxim, it’s the caption contest. In Esquire, it’s “What I’ve Learned.” In Esquire’s feature, well-known people tell you what they’ve […]

It’s Their Job: Lori Bohm

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Lori Bohm Job: Multi-line American National Insurance agentBackground: With miscellaneous business experience Bohm received her property, casualty, life and health licenses from the State of New Mexico in 1984 which is a state requirement to be renewed every year.Time on job: Over 20 years

Faith one of most valuable things person can possess

By Joan Clayton Have you ever realized that history repeats itself? It’s a concept as old as time. It can be traced as far back as can be pursued. An undeniable result of transgression is that it never happens in isolation. The fact that, “one does as he or she pleases, as long as it […]

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Name: Kirk Wilson Job: Patrolman for Portales Police dept Time on the job: Eight years Background: Volunteer for police department in Arcadia, Calif. Beginning in 1997 for two years. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Enforcing traffic laws. I’m also coordinator for the Portales Adopt-a-Cop program. Q. What is a typical day on the […]

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Name: John Kropp Job: Firefighter/EMS paramedic Time on the Job: Since July 1997 Background: He began as a volunteer firefighter at Floyd in 1996. Q: Describe what your job entails? A: It begins with 24 hours on duty, 48 hours off duty. “Monday is clean the station day.” Training and more training, Q: What is […]

Friendly adventures should be treasured

By Karl Terry: PNT managing editor Scanning through the classified section the other day, a curious ad from an obviously down-on-his-luck dairyman caught my eye. The ad read: Will sell Jersey or Holstein dairy cows, one to 100 head. Contact Travis Gossett. Reason for sale, going fishing. OK, the ad was in the Jan. 9, […]

Businesses to receive census forms

Freedom New Mexico Businesses throughout the country, including those in Curry and Roosevelt counties, will receive the 2007 Economic Census this week, the U.S. Bureau of the Census announced Friday. “Economic census forms that businesses receive in December will tell us how we are changing as a nation,” said Thomas Mesenbourg Jr., the Census Bureau’s […]

Positive thinking key

Anita Doberman I am always amazed when I meet people who are extremely positive no matter what happens out there. It may pour rain or thunder but nothing can take their smile away. Whenever I asked these people what their secret is, they often say, that’s just the way I have always been. Unfortunately, I […]

Positive thinking important in life

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I am always amazed when I meet people who are extremely positive no matter what happens out there. It may pour rain or thunder but nothing can take their smile away. Whenever I asked these people what their secret is, they often say, that’s just the way I have always been. […]

Some things best left unchanged

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico I set the flash up like normal. I stood in the same spots. I said hi to the same Greyhound Arena staff. For all intents and purposes, this was a normal basketball game for me. Except it wasn’t. It was the Harlem Globetrotters. It was the third time I’d […]