My turn: Photo-fanatic on loose

Alisa Boswell I received free entertainment Wednesday morning in the form of my sister and her camera. We shared in a farewell breakfast with our parents at IHOP in Clovis just before they left the state to head for their new home. My sister was a camera fanatic the entire morning, insisting on taking a […]

Kids’ gear: Sports pads keep your kids safe and comfortable

G-Form knee pads

McClatchy-Tribune The G-Form elbow, shin and knee pads are made from a lightweight material made specifically to flex with your joints and become rigid upon impact. The innovative exoskeleton design ensures comfortable protection with less bulk while your kid is on their bike, on the slopes or on the field. The Reactive Protection Technology provides […]

Fishing derby reels in local residents

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Kevin Wilson The phrase got bandied around plenty at Oasis State Park, in one form or another — a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at almost anything else. At least in terms of weather, Saturday was a great day for fishing, as sun and a light breeze did just enough […]

State education department warns of fake letters

A New Mexico Public Education Department spokesman said a form letter sent under a New Mexico Family and Parent Involvement Advisory Council letterhead to school superintendents and media outlets, including Freedom New Mexico, was fabricated. “The letter is a fake,” said Beverly Friedman, NMPED Public Information Officer. “Someone is using the letter head without our […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Judges, neighborhood watchers and the “Trial of the Century”

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Judge needed Gov. Bill Richardson is seeking candidates from Roosevelt County interested in serving as magistrate judge. The vacancy is created by the Aug. 31 retirement of Judge Jane Martin. Candidates must send their application, a signed background check form, resume, and letters of […]

Extended hours for CDC, youth center

27th SOW Public Affairs The Child Development Centers and Youth Center will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during the upcoming exercise. Duty-related childcare requirements outside these hours will be handled through Extended Duty Child Care contract. Jim Hernandez, Family Child Care coordinator, will make arrangements with a provider based […]

73rd SOS donates to Relay for Life

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The 73rd Special Operations Squadron raised nearly $1300 over the holidays, half of which was presented in the form of a check to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The other half is being donated to Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides college scholarships to children who lost a […]

73rd SOS lends a helping hand

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 73rd Special Operations Squadron raised nearly $1300 over the holidays, half of which was presented in the form of a check to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. The other half is being donated to Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides college scholarships to children who lost […]

Tax season approaching

By Myra Barnum: Cannon Tax Office manager Tax season, one of the most dreaded times of the year, is once again upon us. However, completing and filing your tax forms can be painless, simple and free if you come to the Cannon Tax Office, which opens on Jan. 26 and will remain open until April […]

Fourth-grader’s design to be featured as hospital Christmas card

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer In September, 10-year-old Treyton Neece drew a picture of the Roosevelt General Hospital. This holiday season, the picture he drew may show up in your mailbox in the form of a Christmas card from the hospital. In an effort to familiarize Portales children with the building, hospital administrators asked […]

Military feature: Clovis native’s novel takes flight

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The struggles of being a fighter pilot, and being the family of one, form the basis for a new novel by a Clovis native married to a former Cannon Air Force Base F-111 pilot. “The Final Salute: Together We Live On” by Kathleen Rodgers tells the story of fictitious […]

Clovis native’s novel takes flight

Courtesy photo Air Force fighter pilot Tom Rodgers, husband of author Kathleen Rodgers, looks out from the cockpit of an A-10. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections The struggles of being a fighter pilot, and being the family of one, form the basis for a new novel by a Clovis native married to a former Cannon […]

Airmen hit the road on two wheels

USAF Photo: Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas Goggles, wraparound glasses or a full face shield that is properly attached to the helmet must be worn on a motorcycle. All must meet or exceed American National Standards Institute standards for impact and shatter resistance. By Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas, 27th SOW Public Affairs With gas […]

Chefs do battle in kitchen

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Reality TV came to Eastern New Mexico University on Thursday night in the form of an Iron Chef competition. It was a survival of the fittest — in the kitchen, that is. Six teams, made up mostly of Family and Consumer Science majors from around the state, had to […]

Some AMT forms delayed

Cannon Air Force Base The Internal Revenue Service announced that the upcoming tax season is expected to start on time for everyone except certain taxpayers potentially affected by late enactment of the Alternative Minimum Tax AMT “patch” passed in late December by Congress. The February delay caused by the AMT patch will affect taxpayers using […]

New tax laws, pointers

Cannon Tax Center The 27th Fighter Wing Legal Office will be providing free tax help, beginning Jan. 26. To help better prepare Airmen for filing their taxes this year, the Cannon Tax Office has scoured the law for changes since filing last year. Airmen might be interested to know … Expanded IRA Options for Military […]

Mulitple choice form simplifies Christmas letters

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Time again for my annual Christmas letter, a tradition dating all the way back to last year when I had nothing better to do than pretend I had a better year than you. When I adopted this ancient ritual, I decided traditional Christmas letters are too pretentious, so I’ve developed this […]

Prisons use inmate’s palates to curb bad behavior

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Adult detention centers in Maryland, Virginia, and New York — just to name a few — are using prisoner palates to curb bad behavior. Now New Mexico can be added to the list. Following a suggestion from the prison kitchen manager, Curry County Adult Detention Center Administrator Don Burdine agreed […]

Aug. 8 Floyd school news

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events There will be a School Board meeting Monday night at 7 at the school. School Supplies Lists for school supplies can be picked up at Wal-mart or in the office. The lists are for grades Pre-K through 5th. First day of school Pre-Registration is Aug. 18. All students are required […]