March 18, 2007 Marriages

The following marriage license was recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Patrick A. Tupa, 58, and Lisa M. Presher, 43, both of Tatum.

March 18, 2007 Court Dispositions

The following dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Magistrate Court. According to the reports: • Sandra Sanchez, 39, pleaded guilty to the charge of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (third offense) and driving while license suspended or revoked, was ordered to serve three years probation, enter into and […]

March 18, 2007 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Portales police dispatchers during the past week. According to the reports: Saturday: • At 9:56 a.m., a caller reported a broken window on a vehicle in the 300 block of South Avenue D. • At 7:59 p.m., a caller requested a deputy as a male subject […]

March 18, 2007 Local Briefs

Free concert scheduled at ENMU Tuesday night The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Music will present a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building, featuring finalists in the Friends of Music Scholarship Competition. The concert is free and open to the public. Winners of the scholarship will be announced […]

Legislature had some problems, many gestures

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Sixty days is a long time to let a governmental body off its leash. Thank goodness the state Legislature has come to a close. On Saturday, as the session drew to a close, the headlines proclaimed that New Mexico lawmakers had restored Pluto to planet status, whenever it passes […]

Second Amendment needs recognition as individual right

By Freedom Newspapers Viewed narrowly, the decision March 9 by a federal appeals court to overturn the 1976 District of Columbia law barring the ownership of handguns with just a few exceptions — such as for law enforcement officers in the course of duty — applies only to the District of Columbia. Therefore it has […]

Parenting includes need to have fun

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist When was the last time you really laughed out loud? If you have to think for a while before you answer, it was too long ago. I am not talking about smiling or a polite chuckle. I am talking about a real heartfelt laugh with teary eyes. I happened to […]

Mother’s message carries session

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Using a sophisticated machine that makes an experience seem real is one way to teach a hard lesson. But sometimes the best way to communicate the message is on a personal level from the heart. That was the case Friday afternoon at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union […]

Governor signs capital outlay bill

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson has signed a $622 million capital improvement measure without rejecting any projects with his line-item veto powers. The governor’s treatment of the massive capital outlay bill was in sharp contrast to last year when he angered lawmakers by cutting more than $100 million worth of […]

Senior safety project launch scheduled

By Freedom Newspapers The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office will launch a senior citizen safety project at 11 a.m. Monday at Valencia Elementary School in Portales, according to a press release. The program is called “The Newman Project” in honor of Odis and Doris Newman, a Roosevelt County senior citizen couple killed in 2005. Its […]

Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team spins its rifles to perfection during visit

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BEST OF THE BEST. Airmen from the Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team perform a 16-man performance before retreat Tuesday in front of the 27th Fighter Wing headquarters building. Airman Basic Elliott Sprehe The sound and rhythm of cadence made by spinning rifles and timed stomps was heard Tuesday afternoon as the Air Force Honor […]

Q & A:

Compiled by the 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office Cannon leadership will meet with military housing residents from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at The Landing for an InfoFair. The following questions and answers are provided about asbestos. Q:What is asbestos? Answer: Asbestos is a naturally occurring, fibrous silicate minerals used for thermal insulation, […]

Community InfoFair Thursday

27th Fighter Wing staff report Cannon leadership will host an Information Fair for military housing residents from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at The Landing to answer questions and address concerns in response to a letter provided to First Sergeants Wednesday for distribution to their Airmen. The letter, signed by Col. Scott West, 27th Fighter […]

Become more involved in healthcare

Courtesy of the 27th Medical Group The 27h Medical Group observed National Patient Safety Awareness Week Monday though today. Healthcare organizations across the country are participating in events to promote patient safety. According to the National Patient Safety Foundation Web site at www.npsf.org the theme for National Patient Safety Awareness Week is “Patient Safety – […]

Cannon begins DoD Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program

Courtesy of the 27th Medical Group The Department of Defense has resumed its mandatory anthrax vaccination policy. On Oct. 12, 2006, the Secretary of Defense approved resumption of a policy requiring mandatory anthrax vaccination for individuals deploying or PCSing to designated high threat areas. On Feb. 16, Air Force officials directed the implementation of this […]

Wildfire season at hand

Courtesy of the Cannon Fire Department Spring is almost here, and along with it comes a season of dry and windy conditions. These conditions pose a serious fire threat to all who live in the area. Alone, wildfires are very dangerous. Mixed with dry and windy conditions they can become deadly. The best advice about […]

First-team 3-1A hoops announced

PNT Staff Report The All-District 3-1A basketball team was announced earlier this week, and it wasn’t much of a surprise to see the boys list dominated by Elida and Dora juniors, while the girls list was a much more eclectic mix. District tournament champion Elida and state runner-up Dora both placed four players each on […]

Elida, Dora defeated in diamond debut

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Elida Tiger and Dora Coyote baseball teams began their seasons at different tournaments around southeastern New Mexico but came home with the same result Thursday night. Elida lost in the first round of the Hal Bogle Tournament in Dexter to the host Demons 13-3 in five innings, while […]

Children wise beyond their years

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist She had moved back to our school in the spring after an absence of several months. “I’m so glad to be back in your class again,” she said, throwing her arms around me. I soon discovered she had missed many important concepts, especially in math. I took time during […]

PHS presents operetta

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Its roots may be in a Bible story, but the musical is all about realizing dreams in any time period, according to members of the cast of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The operetta, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in 1965 and popularized in the […]