Down ticket, races mean even more

Freedom New Mexico The term “down the ballot” refers to the congressional, state and local races that ostensibly play second, third and fourth fiddle to the presidential contest. The names of the White House contenders will appear at the tops of ballots, with everything else further down. This presentation more or less mirrors the conventional […]

Sports briefly

Cannon Lanes Bowling — Cannon Lanes will be open Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight. Cosmic Family Fun — 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Whispering Winds (784-2800) Senior Golf League — 9 a.m. Tuesday. Golfers must be 50 years or older to play. Retiree Special — Golfers with a retired military identification card receive 50 […]

Sports Briefs

The End Zone NFL Football — The NFL Ticket is available every Sunday. Football Frenzy — Monday night football. WWE — 6 p.m. Sunday. WWE Survivor. Football Frenzy is held every Sunday at The End Zone. Up to eight different games are shown with the NFL Ticket. Compete each week for the Pass the Gas […]

Mother must be allowed to raise child

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections I am a believer in the old proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. I welcome the school’s input (to a point) on my son’s academic life and the daycare’s tips on how to break my daughter from the pacifier. However, I don’t appreciate random strangers trying […]

Day of fun

Col. Scott West, 27th Fighter Wing Commander, greets the volunteers who cooked hamburgers for Cannon Appreciation Day. Cannon Connections Staff Hundreds of Cannon Air Force Base airmen and their families enjoyed Cannon Appreciation Day Aug. 25. The annual event, which was hosted by the Committee of Fifty and the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, was […]

Travel abroad never easy

Anita Doberman: Columnist My children and I left Rome a week ago on Thursday morning. Reaching Florida should have taken a full day, with two flights: one to New York City and the other one to New Orleans. Instead, it took us four days, countless hours at airports in Newark, N.J., and Charlotte, N.C. – […]

Good Samaritans truly appreciated

Letters to the Editor My husband and I came to Portales for a family reunion. While we were there our truck broke down at a red light out by the college. We were clear across town, no cell phone or anything. Then these two young men came and hooked us up to a nice new […]

Lottery not only way to profit from luck

By Karl Terry; PNT managing editor I’ve always had a little bit of a gambler’s streak running through me, but never the extra money or lack of common sense needed to get serious about games of chance. I’ve had more than my share of good luck, especially in raffles and other charity fund-raisers. Apparently it’s […]

Military wants share of lottery profits

Tom Philpott Over 178,000 retail outlets across 41 states and the District of Columbia sell state lottery tickets. Last year they earned over $3 billion in commissions on ticket sales of almost $49 billion. Military exchanges want a piece of that action. Congress is weighing a proposal from the Department of Defense to amend current […]

Crowds sparse for BRAC tickets

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Officials expected crowds throughout Wednesday night at the ticket giveaway for Friday’s Base Realignment and Closure hearing. They left the Roosevelt County Courthouse with about 75 percent of the tickets unclaimed — with less than 50 tickets still available for the auditorium where the hearing will take place. Portales […]

BRAC hearing tickets available tonight

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Ticket distribution is tonight in Portales for the Base Realignment and Closure hearing set for Friday in Clovis. The tickets are available at 5:30 tonight in the lobby of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. Tickets are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis with a limit of one ticket […]

Watch out for crazy women drivers

I like to think I’ve outgrown my days of heavy road rage, but every time I brag to my sisters, Julie and Nana, that I haven’t had a ticket in 3 1/2 years, they laugh and say, “That’s just because you haven’t got caught.” Oh yeah! Kind of like one of those “What came first, […]