Spending Saturdays at yard sales way of life for some

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By Kevin Wilson By most accounts, Saturday’s High Plains Yard Sale will be the biggest yard sale in eastern New Mexicans’ memories if it lives up to expectations — and by other accounts, it will even if it falls short of expectations. That doesn’t mean a garage sale is just some one-time event, though. For […]

Trial dates set in slaying of Portales couple

By Tony Parra A man accused of killing an elderly Portales couple will go on trial a year from now. District Judge Stephen Quinn on Friday set Stanley Bedford’s jury trial for Sept. 5 through Oct. 13 next year. Bedford, 42, is accused of killing Odis Newman, 70, and Doris Newman, 69, in March. Jerry […]

Board of Regents informed of ENMU enrollment increase

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents members were told Friday enrollment at the Portales campus topped 4,000 for the first time since 1975. According to university officials, 4,052 students enrolled at ENMU for the fall semester. The fall enrollment is up 2.3 percent from the 2004 fall headcount, which was 3,959. […]

Oct. 1 Obituaries

Jerry Lee Hunter Mr. Jerry Lee Hunter, 59, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Las Vegas Medical Center in Las Vegas, N.M. He was born Jan. 31, 1946, in Clovis to Clay Francis and Helen Calder Hunter. Survivors include his sister, Edith Winegeart of Tucumcari; brother, Johnny Hunter of Nowata, Okla.; […]

Community leader, base supporter receives award

Randy Harris, Clovis banker and member of Clovis Committee of Fifty, Ernest “Doc” Stewart, Lt. Gen. William Fraser, Air Combat Command vice commander and Barret Stewart, grandson of Doc Stewart gather round as Mr. Stewart Melanie Salazar When Ernest “Doc” Stewart saw Cannon in the 50s, the base looked a little different. “The officers lived […]

Family Support Center takes care of deployed member’s families

Airman Thomas Trower Cannon Airmen deployed to fight the war on terror and other conflicts around the world can rest easy knowing their families at Cannon can find support at the Family Support Center (FSC). “The main objective of providing assistance to military families is to allow the military member to focus on the mission […]

Air Force Climate Survey begins Oct. 1

Melanie Salazar The Air Force is continually improving upon itself and it’s up to Airmen and civilian employees to make sure leaders address the right issues. The Air Force Climate Survey, open to active-duty, civilians, Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard, begins Saturday and ends Nov. 23. To take the survey online, visit […]

Airmen must not compromise integrity for loyalty

Maj. Kurt Conklin, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron “Loyalty cannot be blueprinted. It cannot be produced on an assembly line. In fact, it cannot be manufactured at all, for its origin is the human heart … the center of self-respect and human dignity. It is a force which leaps into being only when conditions are exactly […]

Cannon celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Airman Thomas Trower, 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs “The contributions of Hispanic Americans have made a positive impact on every part of our society. Americans of Hispanic descent are astronauts and athletes, doctors and teachers, lawyers and scientists. The vibrancy of our Nation’s Hispanic performers enriches music, dancing, and the arts. Hispanic Americans serve at […]

Cannon Varsity Basketball team defeats Dyess

Master Sgt. Robert Evans, 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Cannon Air Force Base’s Men’s Varsity Basketball team hit the hardwood Saturday for a double header against Dyess Air Force Base in an early season contest. This year’s team is very young but athletic. Cannon got off to a slow start falling behind 3 to 6, but […]

Zias claim second-straight win

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Zia freshman volleyball player Rhea Wortman points to better chemistry for the team’s recent success. Her coach hopes that chemistry hasn’t produced fool’s gold. Eastern New Mexico trailed only three times Thursday night and rode a steady attack from Wortman, Lindsay Schiely and Grace George en route to a […]

Clovis man found guilty of murder

Marlena Hartz and Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers The man Cindy Gallegos holds accountable for her brother’s death was found guilty of first-degree murder on Thursday afternoon. Minutes after the verdict was announced, Gallegos, triumphant, said justice prevailed. “I feel somewhat relieved,” she said outside the courtroom, “but it doesn’t bring him back.” A Curry County […]

Board requests skate park budget

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales Recreation Board members want some fine-tuning and a final proposal presented to them by the Portales Skate Park Organization members before approving a new skate park. Recreation board officials listened to a presentation from skate park club members on Thursday during a meeting. Recreation board members have already given […]

Career fair sharpens student resumes

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Some college students fear there won’t be a job for them when they graduate. A career fair held in Portales Thursday should help ease that fear. Ty Walker, director of Counseling and Career Services for Eastern New Mexico University, said there were more than 40 employers in the Campus Union […]

Questions remain on rebuilding city of New Orleans

Freedom Newspapers The hurricanes that lashed Louisiana and parts of Texas unleashed not only misery but an outpouring of generosity and tangible help from people all over the country. There is little question that most of what has been destroyed will be rebuilt, including New Orleans. The question is: Who will do the rebuilding, and […]

Helena Rodriguez: FreToo young for a cara de suegraedom Newspapers

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers While visiting my grandma in Lubbock last weekend, she said I have a cara de suegra. In translation, that’s the face of a mother-in-law. Grandma Chaya was basically saying that my 15-year-old daughter Laura is maturing into a young lady and it may not be too long before Laura gets married […]

Proposal would convert closed bases to oil refineries

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A state representative from Pennsylvania is trying to turn BRAC-list military bases into oil refineries. Though Cannon Air Force Base may be an ideal spot for a refinery according to his criteria, he never suggested oil come specifically to Cannon, said Derek Karchner, communication director for Rep. Joe Pitts, R.-Pa. “We […]

Underground water supplies protected

Freedom Newspapers The state engineer has declared administration over the Causey Lingo underground water basin in Roosevelt County and Curry County’s underground water basin has been extended. That means more paperwork for those who want to drill for water or build a well, said director of the New Mexico Water Resource Allocation Program John Romero. […]

Encouragement … A gift to give away

Joan Clayton: Religion columnist I planted a little seedling tree several years ago. In time other trees surrounded it, crowding it and shading it from sunshine. So much for the tree, I thought. You can see that I love trees, so I planted another one in a wide open space. I watered this tree, fertilized […]

Roberts confirmed as 17th chief justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glover Roberts Jr. won confirmation as the 17th chief justice of the United States on Thursday, charged by the Senate with the responsibility of leading the Supreme Court through turbulent social issues for generations to come. He was scheduled to be sworn in at the White House later today by Justice […]