Aug. 8, 2008 Sports Briefs

Friday Golf Shoot Out — 5 p.m. tee time. Whispering Winds Golf Course. Entry fee is $7 per person. Green and cart fees not included. Nine hole shooter will kick-off base championship tournament weekend. Saturday School and sports physicals — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Conducted by the 27th SOG for children of Cannon military […]

Veterans compete in annual games

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III Tech. Sgt. Anthony Felder races to the basket for a lay-up during the championship basketball game at the 28th National Veterans Wheelchair Games on July 29 in Omaha, Neb. By Staff Sgt. Jeremy Larlee: Air Force News Agency OMAHA, Neb. — The eyes of the man in […]

Panel recommends changes for retirees

By Jim Garamone: American Forces Press Service Washington — A panel looking at military compensation has recommended dramatic changes in the military retirement system.

ENMU initiates 'caring' campaign

Cannon Connections: Karl Terry ENMU staff members Nikki Howard, right, and Belinda Hilliard stuff items into a decorated box that will be sent to military service members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some boxes have already been sent and others are pending. By Mickey Winfield: Cannon Connections A group of Eastern New Mexico University employees […]

Candidates’ issues lose their importance

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I woke up in a cold sweat because I realized I failed to share with you my foolproof and infallible method for choosing the right candidate to be president. After hours of arduous work to uncover the secrets and hidden agendas of the candidates, thorough research and professional investigative […]

‘Eagle Eyes’ reminds us to remain vigilant

Air Force Office of Special Investigations Public Affairs As a result of the 9-11 terrorist attack, the Air Force implemented an antiterrorism program called “Eagle Eyes,”

Program aims for student success

By Staff Sgt. Craig Seals: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Air Force’s Airman and Family Readiness Centers have partnered with the Military Impacted Schools Association through an educational program called the Student Online Achievement Resources in an effort to ease the transition for PCSing military families, and specifically their school-aged children. “SOAR is an Internet-based […]

Cadets, airmen take part in Operation Air Force

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet Kaithlyn Radius, helps repair a roof at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home in Portales on July 19 as part of Operation Air Force. By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th SOW Public Affairs Nineteen Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps […]

Curry County fair bringing array of events

Freedom New Mexico file photo Curry County Fairgrounds Manager Susan Ferrell said carnival crews will assemble the carnival rides and games booths on Monday. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Ten things you should know about the 2008 Curry County Fair: 1. It starts Monday and lasts until Saturday. 2. The fair will have 26 […]

Melrose celebrates annual Old Timers Day

Freedom New Mexico What: Melrose’s annual Old Timers Day When: Friday evening and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday Where: Activities will take place throughout the Village of Melrose, including the park, baseball fields, little league fields and an area north of the pool. Background: Organized by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, the celebration is […]

Aug. 8, 2008 What's Happening

Friday Cannon Appreciation Day — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unity Park. Open to all base personnel. 2 to 4 p.m. Games and prizes. Back to School Dance — 4 to 8 p.m. Youth Center. For youth ages 9-18. Golf Shoot Out — 5 p.m. tee time. Whispering Winds Golf Course. Entry fee is $7 […]

Brother, sister follow grandfather's path

By Master Sgt. Buffy Galbraith: AFSOC Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — They grew up with stories about his heroism and bravery as a 19-year-old soldier. They knew of his sacrifice to leave his new bride and his dedication to serve his nation. They were told he suffered a great loss and was never the […]

Aug. 8, 2008 Community Notes

Today Cannon Appreciation Day — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unity Park. Open to all base personnel. 2 to 4 p.m. Games and prizes. Back to School Dance — 4 to 8 p.m. Youth Center. For youth ages 9-18. Saturday Cannon Golf Championship — 7 a.m. tee time. Whispering Winds Golf Course. Entry fee is […]

Aug. 7, 1975

• “Mission Impossible” showed on TV channel 4 ABC at 9:45 p.m. • Tastee Freeze Family Restaurant has a 40 cent sundae special on Saturday and Sunday with any dinner.

Aug. 6, 1975

• Protect shave cream regular or lime scent in an 11 ounce can is on sale for 79 cents at Portales Drug. • “Benji” plays at the Tower Theater.

Three charged in Portales home robberies

PNT Staff Report Portales police have charged three of the five suspects they say are connected with a pair of armed home invasions in Portales late last month. Jeremy Enriquez, 19, Mark Aragon, 15, and Oscar Hernandez, 16, were charged Wednesday in connection with armed home invasion robberies that occurred July 27 on South Globe […]

Local company makes most of New Mexico manufacturers’ program

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Efficiency and productivity — every business strives to improve both, and Portales’ Sunland Peanuts believe they have done just that after taking advantage of a unique state program. New Mexico Manufacturing Extension Partnership consults existing small and medium sized manufacturing businesses on how they can work more productively through […]

Habitat for Humanity ready to build seventh home

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Habitat for Humanity of Eastern New Mexico is ready to begin work on its seventh home with a work day Saturday. According to Executive Director Joyce Davis volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. Saturday at the home site at 313 E. Kaywood in Portales to remove trees and prepare […]

Hounds have ‘chip on their shoulder’

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo admits he’s a little more than annoyed, and it has him fired up. The fourth-year Eastern New Mexico University football coach said he was none too happy to see the Greyhounds picked for last place in the seven-team Lone Star Conference South Division, and said they have […]

Window shooting spree reported

PNT Staff Report Portales police are investigating a window shooting spree that occurred late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Officers have taken 15 criminal damage reports from residents who had vehicle windows broken by someone firing a pellet or BB gun, according to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department. He said the […]