Cannon Air Expo takes flight

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The ballet didn’t feature ballerinas. It featured gravity defying pilots, military mavericks, and their planes. Hundreds of onlookers were awed Saturday by the aerial and ground displays at Cannon Air Force Base. The airshow, Air Expo 2005, was a celebration of pure might. Innovative civilians used newspapers, towels, paper plates and […]

Sept. 4 Veteran Profiles

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. World War II profiles are compiled by staff writer Sharna Johnson. Contact her at 763-6991 or by e-mail: sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com […]

Local entities to discuss Brac-related futures

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Representatives from Clovis, Portales, Roosevelt County and Curry County converged under one roof Wednesday and emerged with a tentative plan for action, should Cannon Air Force Base require expansion or redevelopment. The base-closing commission will send its revised list Sept. 8 to the president for approval, but whether or not Cannon […]

Innocence creates wordly beauty

By Baxter Black I remember the first time I ever went to Florida. It was in the cow country around Wachula that I first saw Palmetto. Copses of palm trees, cypress and yellow pine stood like islands in a sea of green grass. Hammocks, the locals called the “islands,” were carpeted with low-lying exotic-looking jagged-leafed plants. From […]

ENMU students at eye of the storm

By Tony Parra A group of Eastern New Mexico University students who traveled to the southern tip of Mexico were unharmed after Hurricane Emily blew through the area on Monday and hit southern Texas and northeastern Mexico on Wednesday. The eye of the storm ran ashore just before dawn near San Fernando, Mexico, about 85 […]

6/23 Ticket calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp meeting — Through Saturday. Begins with fellowship at 5 p.m.followed by free supper, sermon and music. Information: 762-3237. Badlands Rally Kick Start Party — 7 p.m. Elks Lodge on Sycamore. Free and open to public. All you can eat hamburgers and hotdogs for $6. Information: 769-1000. Badlands […]

6/19 Ag Digest

Farming course offered in Taos Courses in organic farming, photovoltaic and solar hot water design and installation will be held Tuesday through Friday in Taos. Preregistration is required for the courses, which are part of the “Solar Summer Intensive” series. Evening sessions will cover rainwater harvesting, green building, long range land use planning and architects, […]

Never too late to get back in swim of things

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I love water and I’m having a big splash this summer getting back into the swim of things. Water is one of my greatest weaknesses. I dream of water, in some form or another, almost every night. I read that water represents sensual desires, but maybe these continuous dreams have […]

5/26 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Hoopla 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament —Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Hillcrest Park. Information: 763-6188. Pioneer Days — Monday through June 4. Various events and locations. Information: 763-3435. Merle Haggard’s UFO Music Fest — 1:30 p.m. July 3. Doc Stewart Park. Tickets on sale at www.ufomusicfest.com, (800) 470-5361, and various locations in Clovis, […]

School looks to its future

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer New Mexico legislators took a look at what could be the future of public education when they took a tour on Wednesday of facilities which will be used for the online courses at Portales High School. Sen. Stuart Ingle (R-Portales) and the senate majority leader, Sen. Gay Kernan (R-Hobbs) […]

After more than 50 years, Cannon has become ‘us’

By David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Editor This is personal. We know the economic impact: Twenty-something percent of our communities’ jobs are tied directly to Cannon Air Force Base and hundreds of millions of dollars go through there every year, much of it circulating through our restaurants and car dealerships and flower shops […]

5/12 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis The New Era — 7 p.m. today, Lyceum Theatre, 411 Main St. Christian concert. Tickets: $7/at the door. Information: 571-0246, www.testraps.com, or www.trackteamproductions.com. ‘Pops’ Concert — 7 p.m. today, Clovis Schools All Band Night at Rock Staubus Gym. Show Off — 6 p.m. May 24, The Restaurant at Fox Run. Cross-stitch, […]

Right choices make happy living

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Each dawn brings a brand new day … one that has never been lived before. It comes tiptoeing through my window with spectacular splendor. The hues of pink streaked with rays of sunshine make an indescribable painting of beauty. The mockingbird’s overture begins as he cheerfully bows before nature’s audience. […]

Infant taught parents about meaning of life

By Laurie Stone: PNT correspondent Susanna Hope Jilek, family members said, was proof that one life, no matter how short, can make a difference in others. Susanna died Feb. 26, 2005 in her home of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) at four and-a-half months old. According to family members, little Susanna was marked with perfection […]

School officials explain online program

By Tony Parra Portales administrators were happy with the 100 percent sign-up rate after their presentation on online courses on Thursday evening at the Portales High School library. The goal of the administrators was to assure parents that high school students would receive the same quality of education learning through online courses as the quality […]

Businesses are ‘primo’ family affair

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Victor and Rosario Garcia had dreams of a better life and they came to the United States from Mexico 18 years ago in pursuit of them. Through an unexpected combination of businesses, they’ve accomplished some of those dreams. Rosario Garcia is the co-owner of La Paz Authentic Mexican Food […]

Feb. 27 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday finds the third- through ninth-graders and high school juniors taking the New Mexico Standards Based Assessments. Please make sure your child attends school on these days. • The fourth-graders will be going on a field trip to Roswell to see the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. […]

Angels in disguise show up when needed

By Helena Rodriguez People will come and go in our lives and I believe the same is true for angels. This is the story of one “guardian angel” — someone who briefly appeared in my life to help me through a difficult time. She was the nurse who took care of me the night I […]

New bonuses, pitfalls for taxpayers in 2005

By David Irvin A new tax season often means new tax laws. This year is no exception. There are a number of changes that may assist taxpayers in filing their taxes and may qualify some for larger deductions and less taxes. IRS Spokesperson Bill Brunson said this year’s changes are just business as usual. There […]

Former sheriff served others throughout life

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Jesse Evetts was a kind and considerate man that lived his life serving others whether in work or deeds. He died on Dec. 23, 2004. He worked in law enforcement for a few years and in 1950, he became the sheriff for Roosevelt County and held two terms. He entered […]