Houseguests worth a few challenges

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor I briefly turned my back on the pan of gravy to start another pot of coffee and it erupted like a white volcano from the stove. Seconds later the smoke alarm was going off and both dogs were nervous and one was barking his head off. A manageable problem […]

Garage sale finds great joy for some

By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico When Joannie Spear goes to a garage sale, she’s mostly looking for resale value. She never thought she’d find her personal holy grail. Originally from Hawaii, Spear visits garage sales every Friday and Saturday morning in Clovis looking for items to sell on eBay. “I look for odd items, […]

Great American Clean-Up slated for next Saturday

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Pride in Portales. That’s the motto for the eighth annual Great American Clean-Up and that’s what Amy Franz hopes will motivate people to come out on Saturday, pick up a trash bag and help clean up the town. “Pride in Portales. I really want that to stick in people’s […]

Food drive a great success

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Erik Cardenas Airman 1st Class John Encomienda and Amn Natalie Mcleod, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, stand next to two of the 12 Air Force Sergeants Association food drive boxes they built. By Janet Bresenham, Cannon Connections A recent trial community service project at Cannon Air Force Base will […]

God’s love like that of father to child

By Joan Clayton When our youngest son Lane and his wife came to see us when their daughters were small they sometimes went home at night. They dressed their little girls for bed, and after the goodbye hugs and kisses, they tucked them in their “car” bed and drove the two hours home. My granddaughters […]

Dec. 30, 2007 Anniversaries

Hughes George C. and Ruth Ann Hughes of Lubbock, Texas celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 10 at their home. The couple was married Nov. 8, 1942 in Hobart, Okla. He is former Assistant Superintendent of Portales Schools. She is a retired teacher. Howard Marvin and Velmeta Howard of Clovis will celebrate their 60th […]

5A title game fan-tastic

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By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico In a game with more drama and twists than a murder mystery, someone had to take a fall. For the Clovis High School Wildcats, the ending was bittersweet as they lost by an extra point to the Mayfield Trojans 49-48 Friday in the Class 5A state football championship game […]

Some children wise beyond their years

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I try to focus on living in the moment and not get fixated on results. I attempt to do this with my children, my husband and in all areas of my life. I often fall short of my good intentions and measure myself against others’ accomplishments and successes. And while it’s […]

Effort often worth more than result

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist I try to focus on living in the moment and not get fixated on results. I attempt to do this with my children, my husband and in all areas of my life. I often fall short of my good intentions and measure myself against others’ accomplishments and successes. And while […]

Nov. 4 Birthday

Tollett Sammie Tollett of Portales will celebrate his 80th birthday at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at Victory Life Church, 801 W. 18th St. in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by his family. Sammie was born Nov. 10, 1927 in Rogers. He has four children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The celebration is open […]

Base observes annual Great American Smokeout

By 27 SOAMDS On November 15th Cannon Air Force Base will celebrate the Great American Smokeout. Held the third Thursday in November, the Great American Smokeout motivates tobacco users across the country to quit for one day. Are you thinking about quitting? Perhaps, you want to but have some hesitation. The Health and Wellness Center […]

Sept. 16 Birth

Dunsworth Kadence Cierra Dunsworth was born Aug. 21, 2007 to Jason and Sophia Dunsworth of Portales at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 10 pound, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Willis and Mary Wade of Portales, Salomon Salas of Portales and Josie Lozano of Midland, Texas. Great-grandparents are Oleta Dunsworth and Louann and Bob […]

Festival’s final night brings music legends to stage

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Shane Cooney, of Clear Lake, Iowa, grew up listening to Buddy Holly as a kid. “I grew up in Clear Lake (where Buddy Holly crashed), so it’s hard not to be a Buddy Holly fan,” he said. Cooney toured the Norman Petty studios for the first time this week and […]

Final farewell

The Cannon Air Force Base Fire Department sprays an arc of water over the two jets that participated in the final flight of the 524th FIghter Sqaudron. The squadron will become inactive on Aug. 30. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections With practiced ease, Maj. Jason Cockrum unfolded his lanky form from his F-16 Aug. 10 […]

Clovis area has much to offer

Commentary by Col. Babette Lenfant CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — To be honest, when we first learned about our new assignment to Cannon, we had to look up on the Internet where Clovis was. This is probably not unique to our family, but an easy way to learn a lot about eastern New Mexico. While […]

Sky-high goodbye

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — As the clock reached 5:24 p.m. Friday, the last flights of the 524th Fighter Squadron flew overhead in a final hurrah at Cannon Air Force Base. Two planes from the 524th, known as the “Hounds of Heaven,” touched down moments later to signal the end […]

Rams ready to step up to expectations

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer So much for low expectations. Andy Correll took over the Portales Ram football team last season and promptly won the District 4-3A championship followed by hosting the Class 3A state championship contest at Greyhound Stadium. Now, less than a month before Correll begins his sophomore effort as the Ram […]

Racers cruise through Portales

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Amid cheers and whistles from bystanders, participants in the 25th annual Great American Race rolled in for a breakfast pit stop Tuesday in Portales at the Roosevelt County Courthouse square. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce volunteers were on hand to serve the Great Race participants and staff a hearty […]

Great Race coming to breakfast

By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer Entrants participating in the 25th annual Great American Race will make a breakfast stop in Portales on Tuesday morning. Sponsored by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, the cars will begin arriving around 6 a.m. and will be parked at the Roosevelt County Courthouse, said Sharon King, executive director […]

Great American Race to motor through area

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By Tony Gutierrez: Freedom Newspapers Clovis stands to earn its third Great American City Award in a row, the first city to do so, as the Great American Race passes through town Monday. After spending the night in Clovis, the racers will arrive in Portales 6 a.m. Tuesday for breakfast on their way to their […]