Wednesday morning briefing: Snow’s coming and time to pay up

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Heart jumping If you pledged money for Jump Rope for Heart…it’s due today. Several Clovis elementary schools are participating in the fundraiser as part of American Heart Month. Students participating in the fundraiser find sponsors to pledge payment for jump time. Zia students jump Friday; […]

Jan. 8 -Jan. 14 What's Happening

Friday Heart Link — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Airmen and FAmily Readiness Center. Information: 784-4228. Battle of the Bands — 8 p.m., The Drop Zone. Information: 784-6381. Friday Tournament — 6 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Information: 784-2280. First Friday — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Landing Zone. Features activites and dinner for families.

Heart conditions now compensated

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The cost of war — on veterans’ health and taxpayer wallets — will loom a little larger in the new year when the Department of Veterans Affairs issues a final rule to claim adjudicators to presume three more diseases of Vietnam veterans, including heart disease, were caused by exposure to […]

Christmas is in your heart

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Here we go again. It’s getting a little boring, but I am still going to say, Let’s forget these two words, “politically correct.” Excuse me, but I’m getting tired of hearing “someone may be offended.” Hey, this is our country and we love the land of the free! I will […]

Parents at the front line against kids’ obesity

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance According to the Journal of American Medicine, nearly 32 percent of American children between 2 and 19 need to lose weight to avoid chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Military families aren’t exempt; a 2005 survey reported that nearly 20 percent of Department of Defense teenagers are […]

Services set for Elida chief

Elida Fire Chief Adam Anthony, 45, died from an apparent heart attack Thursday while hunting Elk around Ruidoso. According to a news release, a firefighter’s funeral is tentatively set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Elida High School Gymnasium. Anthony grew up in Elida. He was farmer and worked with the youth ministry for a […]

Portales author wins award

Freedom New Mexico Darynda Jones of Portales has received a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award for Best Paranormal Romance Manuscript for her story “First Grave on the Right.” Jones received the award last Saturday in Washington, D.C. “It’s very surreal,” she said. “I never thought it would final in the first place.” Jones […]

Rep. Paul’s call for federal audit on right track

Freedom New Mexico Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul has used his newfound prominence (coupled with deep concern over the ongoing financial crisis) to push for a measure that has long been close to his heart. Paul, whose spirited campaign for the Republican presidential nomination last year elicited a great deal of enthusiasm and intensity but […]

Proposal aims to close road for base benefit

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Closing Curry Road R for the benefit of Cannon Air Force Base is meeting little resistance. But where the traffic will be diverted appears to be the heart of residents’ concerns. A proposal put before the Curry County Commission on Tuesday sought to close the road hugging Cannon’s west perimeter. […]

Jump rope fundraiser promotes active lifestyle

kh1i95-325jumpforchangeweb.jpg

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer An Eastern New Mexico University freshman class teamed up this month with students from several local schools to raise almost $1,800 for the Jump Rope for Heart Foundation. The Freshman Seminar class and local schools competed in raising money for the Jump Rope for Heart Foundation with Jump for […]

Air Force families boost area home sales

kgiycm-315basehousing.jpg

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico When Jon and Hailey Clark learned the Air Force was relocating them to Cannon Air Force Base, they immediately set out to find a home to rent. But when the young couple arrived in Clovis and began looking at the rental homes, they had a change of heart. “Carolyn […]

March 6-12 What's Happening

Friday Heart Link marriage seminar — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Family Support Center. Information: 784-2033.First Friday Family Event — 5 p.m., The Landing. Event includes dinner, magic show and child activities. Nine-Pin No-Tap Tournament — 7 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Nine pins down on first ball counts as strike. Cost is $12 per person.Cannon Spouses […]

God’s love is forever

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist The holidays are over. Tearful goodbyes are said. The house is strangely quiet. The pride I feel for our sons and the gratitude I feel for God is overwhelming. The dream that began so long ago in my heart has now become a reality. The boys are spiritual leaders in […]

Lights of delight in my heart

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist “No! We’re not having lights on that tree! What a waste of money. Besides that it would run up the electricity bill. We’re not doing it.” We have lived in the same house on the same corner for 45 years. How well I remember that little cedar tree we […]

True faith never wavers

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist I had begun to seek the Lord with all my heart. I yearned for him. My soul hungered for him. God will fill a hungry heart, and he filled mine to running over. Being born again and a new creation, I wanted more than anything for my husband to […]

Portales man reflects on 50 years with children’s home

kb4k5n-1130jackselfweb.jpg

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Jack Self has put his heart into serving at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home for 50 years. He said he was driven by the “satisfaction of seeing children grow up and make citizens of themselves and knowing that they’re assets to their community now instead of liabilities.” Self […]

Home Arts at heart of fair

k5u1fe-819fairmarshallweb.jpg

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor The Home Arts Building at the Roosevelt County Fair is the place numerous county residents make their fair connection. The variety of divisions and categories provide opportunities for a wide range of talents from baking and canning to handiwork and woodwork. Even though she’s entered items in the Roosevelt […]

Cannon Community May 30

Heart Link Marrying into the military can be confusing for anyone. Spouses are invited to learn more about the military lifestyle and benefits at a Heart Link event. This fun-filled day will be June 20 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free lunch and childcare will be provided. Contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center […]

Portales man stable after heart transplant

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Portales man is in stable condition in a Texas hospital, after he received a heart transplant months after being diagnosed with an unknown heart virus. Charles ‘Charlie’ Crane underwent 10 hours of surgery Tuesday at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. “Charlie is doing well he […]

Mystery drama comes to Dora

jympl8-41doradramaweb.jpg

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Flying books. Slamming doors. A thumping heart. A chair that rocks by itself. A floating skeleton. These are just some of the special effects in Dora High School’s drama production, “The Beating Heart.” The free, one-night only performance is a historical gothic story which fine arts teacher and drama […]