Elida flea market set for Saturday

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The township of Elida is having a flea market Saturday with arts and crafts, homemade barbecue and ice cream, and a chance to get to know a place that was once the same size as Portales. “The idea was to sort of promote the town,” organizer Judy Dukes said. “It’s an older, dying community with […]

Basewide power outage scheduled

By 27th SOW public affairs A basewide power outage on is scheduled from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Power will be restored in base housing areas once the work is completed. This scheduled outage will facilitate the upgrade of a power substation needed to support ongoing construction at Cannon. Guidance for base residents: • […]

Food at the speed of life: I'll try anything once

I’ll eat (almost) any food once. So, when I collected interesting suggestions for “beyond jelly” peanut butter sandwiches, I tried most. And took notes. (I know you’re laughing at me.) I concluded that peanut butter has a non-confrontational taste, so to speak. With other flavors, its taste either disappears or blends without clashing. I tried […]

Golf more recreation than work

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist Bob Hope once said “If you watch a game it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.” I guess it’s recreation because I think my golfing partners on a recent outing will attest that I wasn’t working all that hard at the game. […]

Things I think I know about women

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist I learn about women every day. But fortunately, I get the Cliff notes once a month. That’s the time my Esquire magazine comes, and I scan it for a few constant features, “What I’ve Learned” and “Ten Things You Don’t Know About Women.” The “Ten Things” articles have become basic […]

Senate passes protection bill

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican The state Senate once again has passed a bill designed to protect government employees from retaliation for reporting official wrongdoing — something backers said Wednesday is long overdue in New Mexico. Sen. Sue Wilson-Beffort, R-Sandia Park, sponsor of Senate Bill 96, told fellow senators that had the bill been […]

Newest family addition keeping me on my toes

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist The Terrys are once again a two-dog family. After last summer’s death of a dog we’d lived with for 13 years, we had been a single-dog family. But I knew it wouldn’t last. We’ve had more than one pet for most of the 27 years my wife and I’ve been […]

Christmas coming early for youth

File photo Before receiving their gifts from members of the Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Medical group, last year, youths with the New Mexico Christian Children’s home performed musical numbers. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Once again, Cannon Air Force Base is bringing an early Christmas to the young residents of the New […]

Prince Street bridge raisies concerns

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The New Mexico Department of Transportation schedules a regular inspection for the Prince Street bridge over the railroad tracks once every two years. In fact, the last one took place only last month with the overpass getting a status of “not deficient.” Some Clovis citizens aren’t so sure, however. […]

Boys State introduces youth to government

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer In a world with expanding competition for the attention of high school students, Boys State may not hold the lofty position it once did.

Cramdown would slow housing recovery

Freedom New Mexico As the ineffable H.L. Mencken once put it, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” An example now working its way through the Senate is the proposal, embraced by President Barack Obama and passed (in a worse version) by the House to allow bankruptcy judges […]

Pageant seeks contestants

PNT Staff Report The Mrs. New Mexico Pageant, the state preliminary to Mrs. America, is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Portales to represent the community in the 2009 pageant, Executive State Director Sheree Channel said. Once selected, the winner will advance on to compete in the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant set for June […]

God is in control

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist Is there any good news anymore? You betcha! I have lots of it. Once in a while you will hear or read about something good on Planet Earth but I have “good news ” every day. For starters, Jesus loves you. The Bible gives a wonderful blueprint for your […]

Effects of Christmas still being felt

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist These days the Christmas season lasts well into January for some of us. Once upon a time, all I had to look forward to after Christmas was one day exchanging the shirts I’d received as gifts for shirts of the right size or color. Today I have those […]

God’s light defeats darkness

By Joan Clayton Once again Oct. 31 comes around. It is not my favorite time. I call it a “celebration of fear.” I don’t like to be scared, even as a joke. Fear is not of God. It is an evil force. “God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid, but a […]

Inprocessing program undergoes revamp

By Staff Sgt. Craig Seals: 27th SOW Public Affairs What once took three weeks now takes four hours after the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight recently revamped its inprocessing program. A review of the existing inprocessing program was conducted in July at the request of Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th Special Operations […]

CAFB prepares to privatize housing

By Greg Allen, 27th SOW Public Affairs An on-and off-relationship with housing privatization is once again “on,” as the base moves forward with an Air Force initiative to get the military out of the landlord business. Base team members met recently to learn and discuss the process that will change the role the base now […]

AeroCare plans return to RGH

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter AeroCare is working to have a life flight helicopter stationed at Roosevelt General Hospital once again. The helicopter was moved back to Lubbock to cover the area after another AeroCare helicopter

Voting critical part of being heard

By Helena Rodriguez I cast my vote in the New Mexico caucus last week and, if we’re lucky, we may finally learn the results today — only a week-and-a-half after the fact. New Mexico will be the last of the Super Tuesday states to announce results from the Feb. 5 balloting. If we Nuevo Mejicanos […]

Lady Rams whip Warriors

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By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers It may have taken awhile to get going, but once the Lady Rams got their feet moving, they couldn’t be stopped. Portales sophomore guard Tara Johnson scored six of her nine total points in the second period, as the Lady Rams outscored Ruidoso 20-4 in the second quarter to take […]