It’s their job: Portales woman keeps races on track

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Tonya Dixon, 24, supervises the operation of the Dixon Motocross track located 8 miles west of Portales. During much of the month, she works at Valley Electric in town. During the two weeks before races, such as the ones that will be held this Sunday, Dixon is continuously at the track. What’s it like for […]

Anniversaries

Chambers Charles and Evelyn Chambers of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Portales, 200 S. Ave., C. The celebration will be hosted by their son, Craig Chambers, and their daughter, Tonya Linton. The couple was married May 31, 1959, […]

Two holidays better than one

Tonya Fennell I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday filled with family and good food. I know my family certainly did. We actually had two Thanksgiving meals this year. The first meal was with our new “military family” here at Cannon — the 73rd Special Operations AMXS. We ate fried turkey and watched as […]

Having plan imperative to family’s safety

By Byron Cross: Fire Chief, Cannon Air Force Base CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The Cannon fire department is joining forces with the National Fire Protection Association and thousands of fire departments across North America to commemorate Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15. This year’s theme is “Practice Your Escape Plan.” What would you do if […]

Particulars not important during homecoming

Tonya Fennell Last Saturday hundreds of friends and family members gathered at Cannon Air Force Base to welcome home their loved ones from a four-month deployment. Flags waved, signs reading “Welcome Home Daddy” were displayed and the tears flowed as the men and women of the 522nd Fighter Squadron reunited with their families. I only […]

Actress has no business in uniform

By Tonya Fennell “The few. The proud. The blonde.” OK, I’ll give everyone a minute to reread the sentence, shake their heads, frown and reread the sentence. Yep, the last word is blonde because this is the tagline for Jessica Simpson’s latest movie, titled “Major Movie Star.” According to several questionable news sources (AKA gossip […]

Bond not based on looks alone

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections My daughter doesn’t look like me. Although I had hoped and prayed for a little mini-me, my husband’s DNA won out. Even in her first pictures (which were black and white ultrasound shots), people would comment on how much she already looked like my husband. However, my husband said the […]

Father's love knows no boundaries

Tonya Fennell Father’s Day is just around the corner and many Cannon Air Force dads will spend their special day thousands of miles away. But, even though they’re not with us physically, we can still celebrate the wonderful role they play in our children’s lives. My husband is a father of two and step-father of […]

Full coverage clothing important when outside

Tonya Fennell I live in a quiet neighborhood in Clovis. My husband, who is based at Cannon Air Force Base, and I chose to purchase a home off-base because of the length of time we will be stationed at Cannon. I really have no complaints about our neighborhood — children ride their bikes, elderly couples […]

Prized possessions

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Freedom Newspapers The way people decorate their desk or office can reveal a lot about them. We asked several Curry and Roosevelt county workers to share with us their most prized office possessions. • • • The smiling face of Mickey Mouse covers Curry County Deputy Treasurer Debbie Spriggs’ desk. Spriggs, who has worked for […]

Public Record, May 23

The following certificates of marriage were filed in the Roosevelt County courthouse over the past two weeks: On May 9, Clint Alan Hamilton, 24, of Driftwood, Texas, and Amber Suryce Tara Dixson, 23, of Elida. On May 10, Jason Gene Lay, 21, of Portales, and Crystal Lynn Davis, 21, of Portales. On May 10, Nathan […]