Reader submitted: Altrusa Club welcomes four new members

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By Yvette Howl Portales Altrusa Club welcomed four new members. The new members and their sponsors enjoyed the initiation ceremony developed and carried out by Sue Bracksieck. The club will put them to work on the upcoming Home Tour to be held on Oct. 3. Watch for Altrusa members selling tickets to the annual fundraiser. […]

4-Hers perpare projects ahead of county fair

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Argen Duncan DeOje Johnson, 14, makes sure the sheep are taken care of, holds a rabbit for a few moments and then heads out to stroke Precious, the horse under his care. Johnson is one of many 4-H members around the county fine-tuning animals or indoor projects in the few weeks before the Roosevelt County […]

Meetings watch: RGH board

At the Roosevelt General Hospital Board meeting Tuesday board members: • Heard from Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens that the hospital and physicians clinic ended the 2009-2010 fiscal year with a joint profit of $620,000. Stevens said that number is preliminary, but she doesn’t expect significant changes from coming adjustments and auditing. • Heard from […]

Air Commandos welcome newest citizens

USAF photo: Greg Allen From left, Bernadett Wheeldon, Johanna Eighinger, Airman 1st Class Joel Sipin, 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron, and Airman Nimol Mao, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron, prepare to take the citizenship oath during naturalization ceremonies. The airmen and family members were sworn in by Immigration Service Officer Peter Rechkemmer from Albuquerque […]

Tuesday morning briefing: First Friday and another year for “Dubya”

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing.First Friday Because of the July 4 weekend, Cannon Air Force Base will host its monthly First Friday event this coming Friday at The Landing Zone from 5-8 p.m. First Friday is an informal, family friendly event where individuals from on and off base can […]

Portales Past: July 2, 1960

July 2, 1960: The Portales High School class of 1940 held its 20th reunion with 65 members registered. Milton Van Dyke, a professor of aeronautical engineering at Stanford University, claimed he was responsible for the cow spending a night in the superintendent’s office.

Cattle growers wary of livestock ID program

By Argen Duncan If the discussion is a system to trace diseases in cattle, New Mexico already has a sufficient system in place, members of the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association said. The group covered several topics at its southeast regional meeting Tuesday night at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. According to information from the Cattle […]

Commandos have their say at Media Day

By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Air commandos continued their work day as members of the media toured their aircraft Wednesday and asked them questions. Eleven members of the media toured Cannon’s mission, aircraft, growth and construction at the mission’s first Media Day. Capt. Eric Bowman, 32, said his job on the AC-130H is rewarding. “We […]

Spouses now have domicile options

Submitted by: Capt. Ryan D. Malnar On Nov. 11, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law an amendment to the servicemembers Civil Relief Act to provide certain protections for spouses of military members. The Military Spouses Residency Relief Act simply extends to military spouses the exemption that already applies to military members. They do not […]

Shout out: Roosevelt County Extension Association Annual Cultural Arts Show

Submitted by: Connie Moyers On April 10, the Roosevelt County Extension Association held their annual Cultural Arts Show hosted by the Working 9 to 5 extension club in the Jake Lopez Building in Portales. There were members present from all four Extension Clubs — Pep, Causey, Bethel and Working 9 to 5. Linda Russell catered […]

Shout out: District IV Extension Association of New Mexico meeting

Submitted by: Connie Moyers On April 22-23, seven members of the Roosevelt County Homemakers Clubs traveled to Alamogordo for the District IV meeting of Extension Association of New Mexico. The members from Roosevelt County were Mary Danforth, Barbara Miller, Dottie Lee, Dorothy Gresham, Judy Terry, LaVerne Scheller, and Connie Moyers. Thursday afternoon was registration and […]

The Neighborhood cleaning up obscure park

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Neighborhood, a group of Eastern New Mexico University students and community members, are joining forces to clean up La Buena Vida Park located off Juniper Street in Portales. The Neighborhood Chairman James Pearson said they are painting concrete toys shaped like giant cheese wedges. “We’re going to paint […]

DoD disability board understaffed

A special board established by Congress to review and raise any low-ball disability ratings the services awarded to injured or ailing members since 9-11 needs four times as many physicians as it has now to ensure timely action on a rising number of applications, says the board’s top officer. Michael F. LoGrande, president of the […]

ENMU dance team takes top prize

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University dance team claimed first place in the Division II hip hop competition at the Cheerleaders of America cheer and dance championships, held Sunday in Dallas. Team members include Shawnae Prior, Alexis Richards, Chelsea Lawrence, Kameron Knight, Yun “Betty” Xu, Kacey Shakoto, Kamarine Trujillo and Jessica Anaya. The […]

BAH rates adjusted for rental markets

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to nearly a million service members living off base in stateside areas will increase an average of 2.5 percent in January to keep up with rising rental costs. But in 158 military housing areas — 43 percent of the total nationwide — current BAH […]

‘Jingle Bell Classic’ prepares contestants for county fairs

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By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County is hosting a contest for 4-H members this weekend that should be a learning experience for children as well as their animals. The “Jingle Bell Classic” is at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in Portales. The “Jingle Bell Classic” is a steer and heifer jackpot. The contest is […]

Research reveals stress on families

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Multiple, lengthy wartime deployments by service members are taking an emotional toll on their children who report being anxious or stressed at rates much higher than children nationwide, a new study concludes. Researchers with the think tank RAND interviewed more than 1,500 home caregivers (or non-deployed parent) and their children, […]

Engineering group hosts job seminar

Cannon Connections: Clarence Plank Job seminar participants listen to information about jobs on base for military spouses, retirees and dependents. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Family members of military personnel got advice and help in getting their resumes into the job market. The event was a job fair held on base Nov. 5 and sponsored […]

Hospital auxiliary news

The Oct. 21 meeting of the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary took place in the Conference Room at RGH with President Sid Phillips presiding. A thank-you letter from Home Health Care for providing a walker for their use for patients was read. Discussions of several items for purchase were introduced, some were tabled, and actions were […]