Cannon activates 318th SO Squadron

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Col. Valentino Bagnani III, right, 27th Special Operations Wing vice commander, unfurls the 318th Special Operations Squadron colors as Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th SOW commander, left, looks on during activation ceremonies May 16. Col. Bagnani unfurled the By Capt. Mae-Li Allison, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON […]

Wing commander reports on Cannon’s transformation

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USAF photo: Airman Maynelinne De La Cruz New sliding exit doors arrived at the commisary this month for installation. The doors were just part of an overall upgrade made to the Cannon Air Force Base facility, which included new shelving and plumbing. By Col. Timothy Leahy The thunderous roar of fighter aircraft overhead is a […]

Police week honors those behind the shield

USAF photo: Beth Merchant Simulated “convicts” sit in jail after being “arrested” during the “Jail and Bail” at the Cannon Air Force Base Exchange May 15, one of the events held as part of National Police Week. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th SOW Public Affair CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The 27th Special […]

Cannon Community May 23

Memorial Day affects trash collection There will be no trash collection for base Military Family Housing on Monday, due to Memorial Day being a federal holiday. The trash collections that would have been scheduled on Monday will be rescheduled for Tuesday. All other collections will remain the same. Heart Link Marrying into the military can […]

Cannon Briefs May 23

The Community Center holds monthly Project Cheer events at The End Zone: Open Mic Night, KAUF (Knowledge of Absolutely Useless Facts) Night, Chess/Old Skool Gaming Night and various other events. Information: www.projectcheer.org or 784-6381. Now hiring — Services HRO Office hours are 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.Current positions open: Lifeguards, cooks, waiters, food service workers, bartenders, […]

Sports briefs May 23

Friday Nine-hole shootout — 5 p.m., Whispering Winds. Joe Cannon Memorial Golf Tournament — Noon: Sign-up deadline, Whispering Winds. Saturday Liberty Pool — Opens for season on base; season passes available. Joe Cannon Memorial Golf Tournament — 7 a.m. shotgun start, Whispering Winds. 2-4-1 Night — 5-9 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Bowl two games for the […]

Three cheers for cow dogs

Well-trained cow dogs are probably the most valuable “hands” on a ranch. When I was young, our family had a black English Shepherd called Oso (bear in Spanish).

School lets out today

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Almost as soon as school bells ring for the final time today — signaling the official beginning of summer vacation in Portales — gates to the city swimming pool open to the public. According to Shelly McConnell, head of the city Recreation Department, general admission prices at the swimming […]

City council moves ahead with line fix

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The Portales City Council voted during Tuesday’s meeting to move forward with plans to upgrade the 24-inch water main that has broken three times in the past two years. Councilors voted 6-0, with Dianne Parker and Ron Jackson absent, to authorize Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. to sign a contract […]

Sheriff proposes overtime pay changes

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker is proposing the county change the overtime policy regarding sheriff’s office personnel working in narcotics. Under the proposed change, a sheriff’s deputy would be eligible for

Roosevelt County Commission Dist. 1

Name: Jake LopezAge: 70Occupation: Maintenance supervisor at La Casa de Buena SaludOffice: County Commissioner District 1Party affiliation: DemocratElected offices held: city council, county commissioner Why are you running for county commissioner?I want to continue to help not only the people in my district, but the community as a whole. I served for 10 years (1990-2000) […]

Officials say Clovis death was suicide

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A 20-year-old Clovis man found hanging from a utility pole on Monday committed suicide, according to preliminary autopsy results. Family members said they do not believe Isaac Zarate intentionally killed himself, but may have suffered a concussion that contributed to his death. Zarate had been missing since Thursday morning […]

Floyd News May 21, 2008

Upcoming events• Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m.• The last day of school will be Thursday.• The Floyd High School baccalaureate will be at 1 p.m. Saturday followed by the graduation ceremony at 1:45 p.m.

Events Calendar May 21

TodayN.M. Attorney General’s Road Show — 10:30 p.m., program on Sunshine Laws, 1 p.m. program on Scams, Fort Sumner Community House ThursdayRoosevelt County Chapter of the AARP meeting — 1 p.m., Community Services CenterMS Self-Help Group meeting — 6:30 p.m. Caduceus Room, Plains Regional Medical Center, 2100 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Clovis SaturdayGarage sale […]

Wealthy welfare farmers assured for five more years

Editorial Farm welfare: It’s not just for the poor. While working Americans slave away to pay their taxes, wealthy welfare farmers can rest assured the easy money will keep showing up in the mail for years to come. Even though farmers are thriving as a result of world food prices soaring 43 percent in the […]

Most politicians hired extortionists

By Tibor Machan There are those who believe that business is inherently corrupt — communists would be among those, and socialists, too. The very idea of striving to make a profit is treated by these people as morally objectionable. Of course, some even think medicine fits the bill, or military service. For my money, the […]

Military pay increase will exceed private sector’s

By Tom Philpott Active duty and reserve component members can bank on a 3.9 percent pay raise next January as Congress continues to close a perceived military “pay gap” that a Pentagon pay study says no longer exists. The House Armed Services Committee on May 14 joined Senate colleagues in approving, for a 10th consecutive […]

Clarks found new home at Heartland

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Retirement was the last thing on Cotton Clark’s mind until the 80-year-old suffered a stroke three years ago, thus bringing to an end a 53-year career in the grocery business. These days Cotton is keeping a lower profile after spending more than two decades as a Portales city councilman […]

Burdine named new jail chief

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer t won’t take long for Roosevelt County’s new jail administrator to settle into his new position — after all, Don Burdine’s familiar face has been involved with Curry and Roosevelt County law enforcement for the last 26 years. Burdine was named the interim jail administrator in April after Jesse […]

ENMU Chinese students arrive safely at home

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer A Chinese exchange student from Eastern New Mexico University wrote in a e-mail she was only home 15 minutes when a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck China on May 12. In her e-mail to Jason Paulk, director of choral activities, and to Kayla Paulk a vocal coach and accompanist […]