Dec. 13 Honors

McAlister Aileen McAlister, a Texas master florist and owner of Butterfly Floral in Portales, was pinned New Mexico master advanced florist at the New Mexico State Florist Association Convention in Albuquerque on Sept. 9. Aileen is one of six New Mexico floral designers chosen to go to Pasadena, Calif., to work on the New Mexico […]

Nearly 230 students graduate from ENMU

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Saturday was a day of reflection for almost 230 Eastern New Mexico University graduates who walked across the stage and into a new life. Forty master’s and 188 bachelor’s degrees were granted. Bradley Love, hospitality and business graduate, said it was a long road for him. “It was great,” […]

Cannon recognizes Family of the Year

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Master Sgt. Rosa Jenkins, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, second from left, and husband Tech. Sgt. Charles Jenkins, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, third from left, display the Family of the Year award presented to them by Col. Ruedi Kaspar, far left, 27th Special […]

Online master’s program extended to captains

By Carl Bergquist: Air University Public Affairs MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Air University officials here will offer eligible mid-level Air Force captains a unique educational opportunity to enroll in an online master’s degree beginning this December. The degree is designed to be career-relevant and is intended to accommodate the current high operations tempo […]

Cannon chief master sergeant selects announced

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Four Cannon senior master sergeants were among the 2,475 Air Force wide selected for promotion to chief master sergeant by an evaluation board that convened Oct. 10-19 at the Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Selected were Senior Master Sergeants Gary Glover and Jon Mountjoy, both […]

Officials to announce chief master sergeant selections

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials selected 475 of 2,276 eligible senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant for a selection rate of 20.87 percent. The average score for those selected was 662.78, with an average time in grade of 3.40 and time in service of […]

June 28 Honors

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Powell Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, commander, Air Force Special Operations Command, presents Daniel Cota, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, with the 2008 Air Force Special Operations Command Civilian of the Year Category 1 Award. The following airmen received supplemental selection for promotion to master sergeant. 27th Special Operations […]

It’s their job: Female barber a rarity

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Name: Yantie Love Job: Master barber at Herb’s Barbershop Background: I grew up in Texico and moved to the Floyd in 1997. Time on job: I have been in the field for 24 years. I have spent the last 13 years here at Herb’s. What does your job entail? I just cut hair. I don’t […]

March 13 Honors

The following Cannon master sergeants were selected for promotion to senior master sergeant: • Larry Caudill, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron • Timothy Dunsmore, 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron • Jacqueline Gomez, inbound to the 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • George Jones IV, 27 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Scott […]

Caprock Inn gets makeover

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Cannon Connections: Argen Duncan Southwest Carpet employee Adrian Nunez rolls up carpet removed from one of the buildings at Caprock Inn. The rooms in the building that temporarily houses mostly unmarried personnel are being redone. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base temporary lodging is getting a face lift. Caprock Inn Superintendent Master […]

Local Briefs Oct. 26

PNT Staff Reports Flute player to perform Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host guest flutist Chih-Hsien Chien for a master class and performance. Chien’s master class will be held from 2-4 p.m. today in the Zia Room of the Campus Union Building. Chien’s solo recital featuring Dr. Lindsey Beasley will be held at […]

Residents wary of price drop

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Master Sgt. Ed Hugo said his friends teased him for buying a four-cylinder Mazda Prot

Meeting will iron out plans for square

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A technical meeting will be held on Monday addressing concerns raised by county and city officials about the design of the Downtown Master Plan.The purpose of the master plan design is to promote tourism and new business to the downtown square. The cornerstones of the plan include balancing the […]

Council approves zoning for Downtown Master Plan

Thomas Garcia The Portales City Council moved one step closer to revamping downtown as they adopted an ordnance approving the zoning district for the Downtown Master Plan. The Master Plan, approved June 17, has designated character zones which include shopfronts, live-work, urban residential and mixed use. “Adoption of this ordinance puts in place and enforces […]

City council approves downtown master plan

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A resolution for adopting the Downtown Master Plan was approved at the regular meeting of the Portales City Council on

ENMU to award 355 diplomas Saturday

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer As Eastern New Mexico University hands out 355 college diplomas during its 110th annual commencement on Saturday, the largest number of degrees will be in business administration, elementary education and master’s in education. Approximately 31 graduates will have completed bachelors degrees in business administration, followed by 26 in elementary […]

Downtown master plan presented

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer The city of Portales wants to see more people downtown: Shopping, congregating, walking, bicycling, eating and even living downtown. It’s all part of a master plan to make the downtown area more walkable, shopable and livable. The master plan and downtown zoning code was presented to a crowd of […]

Downtown master plan to be unveiled

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer A master plan for downtown Portales will be discussed during a public meeting from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. The plan is the result of a public planning process held last fall. The goal of the plan is to develop a more livable, walkable downtown, said City […]

Cannon holds annual awards dinner

CAFB photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Fischer present the 3rd Special Operations Squadron with the award for Squadron of the Year. Cannon Air Force Base held its wing annual awards dinner Feb. 9 at The Landing.

First shirts wear many hats

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — “We put out fires,” said Master Sgt. George Childers, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron first sergeant.  Childers was speaking of the day-to-day routine, or lack thereof, of a first sergeant, who is also often referred to as the “shirt,” “first shirt,” or “diamond.”  “There’s […]