Wayland joins Yellow Ribbon program

Kevin Wilson Wayland Baptist University is one of 1,100 schools that have joined with the Department of Veterans Affairs for the GI Bill’s “Yellow Ribbon” program. Wayland, based in Plainview, Texas, offers a campus in Clovis and a satellite office at Cannon Air Force Base. The Yellow Ribbon program, a key provision of the new […]

Right Start: Program introduces airmen to community

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Marjorie Watkins, membership services coordinator for the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce, gathers items from the chamber’s membership Tuesday to place in a Right Start bag for airmen. Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base’s Right Start program gives airmen just that; a right start. The program, which is […]

Portales past: Aug. 8, 1945

Aug. 8, 1945: E. Holt, representative of Social Security Board of Roswell, announced the board had reached 1 million claims since the program began 10 years earlier.

Spouse job program to relaunch in fall

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program will resume Oct. 25, but with some significant changes to the popular spouse employment program, a defense official announced today. Changes include a reduction in the amount of financial aid, a change in the population eligible to receive that […]

Military feature: Program educates children about deployments

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Jared Tucker The children of Cannon Air Force Base took a walk in their parents’ shoes when the base held its second Operation Kids Understanding Deployment Operations (KUDOS) on July 16. KUDOS is designed to help military kids better understand what their parents go through during deployment, according to Tech. Sgt. Miguel Cruz. “The most […]

Animal ambassadors

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Kathleen Kosman, a zookeeper with the Rio Grande Zoo, tells children about the leopard gecko. The gecko can shed its fatty tale to get away from predators. The Rio Grande Zoo program called Zoo To You does just that. The group of animal ambassadors visited children and youth July 8 […]

It’s their job — July 13

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Ashlee Howard is a secretary at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. She said she has been working there for two years as part of a work-study program at Eastern New Mexico University. She answers phones, helps with a variety of events and said computer and people skills are important.

Energy assistance program latest boondoggle

Freedom New Mexico Even as the federal government continues its grandiose mission of redistributing your tax money, we continue to learn how unaccountable its corrupt system already is. The Government Accounting Office, which monitors how Washington manages tax money, has uncovered yet another expensive boondoggle amid the well-intentioned federal giveaway of billions of dollars, this […]

DoD program eases adoption expenses

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — For many people, $2,000 doesn’t add up to much money in the long haul; it won’t, after all, buy a new car or a house. But for Air Force Master Sgt. Kipp M. Bourgeois and his wife, Christina, the money was just enough to fulfill their […]

Gates reviews military spouse career program

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is grappling with the best way to reopen the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program to new applicants, concerned that the program has morphed beyond its original intent and cost estimates, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said June 18. Gates believes […]

Reader submitted content: More than $1,800 raised at 10K run/walk

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Donita Privett Seventy-one runners and walkers raised more than $1,800 at the 10th Annual Heritage Days 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run, hosted by the Portales MainStreet Program and sponsored by Burger King on Saturday. Runners and walkers met at the newly restored and renovated Yam Theater at 219 S. Main St. Participants received a t-shirt, […]

Meal program has openings

Freedom New Mexico The Home Delivered Meals Program at the Community Services Center has openings for homebound people age 60 or older, according to a news release from the Community Services Center. To qualify, individuals must receive a home assessment and approval. Meal recipients don’t have to have low incomes, according to the release. Meals […]

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 […]

Public record — June 8

Recent Magistrate Court cases, according to court documents: June 3 Abel Munoz-Solis, age unknown, pled guilty to DWI (second offense), Driving on a suspended/revoked license, open container, no registration, no insurance and tail lamps violation. Sentenced to 364 days in jail with 360 suspended leaving four days to serve; two years supervised probation; must attend […]

Library kicking off summer reading program

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Children and adults alike can dive into books, and rewards, this summer with Portales Public Library’s water-themed summer reading programs. The library has separate programs for adults, sixth- through 12th-graders and children younger than sixth-grade. “I think the benefit for the kids is it keeps them reading over the […]

Program links troops with career resources

By Sarah Lifshin: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — As the United States’ economic crisis lingers, returning veterans are finding it harder to translate the skills they have learned on the battlefields onto a resume, but some employers are working with the military to bridge the gap. Staff members with the Employer Partnership Office of […]

AF Fitness program revisions begin July 1

By Jon Hanson: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — In less than two months, airmen across the globe will begin testing against new fitness assessment standards. These standards were deemed necessary by senior Air Force leaders to ensure a fitter and healthier fighting force. Changes include bi-annual testing, […]

Air Force recognizes Cannon NCO

USAF photo: Greg Allen Staff Sgt. Carla Plummer, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron, received the Air Force’s 2009 Airfield Management Training Achievement Award recently for her efforts in overhauling the training program at Cannon Air Force Base. Her notable achievements included revamping the training program to meet new mission requirements and creating a local certification […]

Military feature: Air Force program promotes youth wellness

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico More than 100 youth are participating in an Air Force wellness program at Cannon Air Force Base. FitFactor is a program that promotes being active and healthy by utilizing a website where participants can log time for activities done and earn points. Participants earn points to earn prizes. The […]

Cannon youth using program to stay fit

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo FitFactor Coordinator Marjorie Sisnerios oversees activities at the Youth Center for the FitFactor program. Ten-year-old Sadajia Blunt, right, has participated for five months. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base has 100 percent participation in the Air Force FitFactor program, according to program officials. Air Force average participation […]