Monday morning briefing: MLK Day, perfect fruit pies and prohibition

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. MLK Day There are celebrations and commemorations galore today to mark Martin Luther King Day. In Clovis, the annual walk to commemorate King’s march from Selma to Montgomery gets started at 9 a.m. in Potter Park. In Portales, a similar march starts at 10 […]

Friday morning briefing: Books cheap, a walk for food and a cult’s demise

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Fair warning Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. the Clovis Police Department will be conducting DWI Saturation Patrols. Officers will be specifically targeting drunk drivers. Walk for hunger The Senior Olympic Committee will be holding a fun walk 10 a.m. Saturday at Goodwin […]

My turn: Big shoes to fill

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Awhile back, my grandson came by to visit. While he was here, he saw my shoes that I had just taken off. He thought it would be neat to put on my shoes and walk around in them. He could have put both of his feet into one of them, but that would not have […]

Volunteers planning food drive

Polly Kennedy Pastor Bonita Knox and about 80 community volunteers are converging Sunday to participate in the National Communities Responding to Overcoming Poverty Hunger Walk 2011. Knox is enthusiastic about the cause. “I am just hosting this year. It is a community effort,” she stressed. “This has been going on for about five years now, […]

Child Sense: Tips for helping your child walk home from school

Priscilla J. Dunstan Consider the way your child relates to the world when planning his walk to and from school. Pick a route that is easy for your child to remember even if it may take a little longer. Turning one corner is easier for your child to remember than having to turn five. Find […]

Monument leaves its mark

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Courtesy photo: museumofnewmexico.org A unique new museum designed by Navajo architect David Sloan —shaped like a hogan and a tepee — and an interpretive trail, provide information about the history of Fort Sumner and Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation, according to the New Mexico State Monuments website. By Airman 1st Class Jette Carr: 27th SOW Public […]

Friday morning briefing: Take a walk, Cops & Kids and the last train in Clovis

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Get in step Feeling like you need a little exercise? There is Open Walking from 10 a.m. until noon today at the Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Cops & Kids Registration is under way for a Cops & Kids basketball tournament featuring…well…cops and kids. […]

My turn: Former ENMU housing director leaves legacy of colorful memories

When I walk across the Eastern New Mexico University plaza, I often think of Dallan Sanders, whom it’s named after. The former housing director was Mr. ENMU, cruising around in his green convertible, and when he became the Chamber of Commerce director, me and my newsroom buddies called him Mr. Portales as he came into […]

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 […]

Cannon youths embark on deployment

Cannon Connections photo: Jared Tucker Lydia Schmidt, 6, waves from the cockpit of a 1969 model C-130 Gunship Saturday at Operation Kudos. The plane was used in the filming of “Transformers,” according to Cannon officials. By Jared Tucker: Cannon Connections The children of Cannon Air Force Base took a walk in their parents’ shoes Saturday, […]

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, […]

Fitness walk scheduled for seniors

Freedom New Mexico New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department Secretary Michael Spanier is scheduled to address Portales senior citizens and leaders at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Community Services Center, according to a news release from the center. The center is also set to sponsor a National Senior Health and Fitness Day walk […]

Meetings watch: Council OKs agreement for Prairie Walk Subdivision

During Tuesday’s Portales City Council meeting councilors: • Approved a resolution to continue membership in the Eastern Plains Council of Government through 2011 at a cost of $2,577 a year. Councilor Gary Watkins was asked to retain his role as a member and Councilor Oscar Robinson was named as an alternate. • Approved a liquor […]

Military feature: Cannon airmen participate in Bataan march

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico They left as acquaintances and returned as friends. Five Cannon Air Force Base airmen from the 27th Special Operations Medical Group joined together to create a team to walk the Bataan Memorial Death March on March 21 at White Sands Missile Range. Staff Sgt. Ngu Do, Airman Katherine Truty, […]

Bataan Death March pulls airmen together

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Staff Sgt. Ngu Do, back left to right, Airman Katherine Truty, Senior Airman Ashley Perry, front left, Senior Airman Robert Rodriguez and Senior Airman Samantha Reed, all of the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, worked together during the 26.2 mile Bataan Memorial Death March on March 21. They left as […]

Base tax office ready to open

By Myra Barnum Tax season, one of the most dreaded times of the year is once again upon us. However, completing and filing your tax forms can be painless, simple, and free if you come to the Cannon Tax Office, which opens Jan. 26. All active duty personnel, family members, retirees and federal civilian employees […]

Graduating students share plans

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Almost 230 students are getting ready to walk across the stage and into the next stage of their lives Saturday. At Eastern New Mexico University’s fall commencement, 40 master’s degree candidates and 188 bachelor’s degree candidates are set to graduate, said university President Steven Gamble. Julia Tucker is one […]

Fiesta on way after delay

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer St. Helen Catholic Church is hosting a fiesta in honor of its patron saint this weekend, and everyone can come and join the fun. The three-day event has food, a car show, bingo, music, a silent auction, a cake walk and a carnival starting Friday night. “Our celebration is […]

Portales resident has 32 years of volunteer service

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Sidney Phillips has been a resident of Portales for 32 years and is president of the auxiliary at Roosevelt General Hospital. What other volunteering work have you done? This is a long time ago, but I used to work for the Chamber of Commerce, and we would always do a trash walk. I’ve lived here […]

March 20 Cannon Community

Walk-in treatment — The 27th Special Operations Medical Group is now hosting a pharmacist-run cold clinic 7:30 a.m and 9 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the pharmacy in the base clinic. This service is for treatment of minor common cold/allergy symptoms only. Only over-the-counter medication will be provided. Open to active duty military and dependents […]