Upcoming BAH rates announced

By Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Housing allowances for military members will go up an average of 6.9 percent in 2009, Defense Department officials announced Dec. 15. The increase comes to an average of about $95 per month across the board for the 950,000 servicemembers expected to draw […]

Dec. 19 Honors

• The 3rd SOS won the 2008 Air Force Special Operations Command Meritorious Unit Award for the period of Oct. 1, 2007, to Sep. 30, 2008. • The 73rd SOS and the 318th Special Operations Squadron were recently awarded Accident Free Flying Hour Award plates from Air Force Special Operations Command Safety.

Dec. 19 -Dec. 21 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Quantum of Solace, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, PG 7 p.m. — Soul men, R Sunday 4 p.m. — Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, PG 7 p.m. — Quantum of Solace, PG-13 Next week: Dec. 26. 7 p.m. — Twilight, PG-13 Dec. 27 4 p.m. — Bolt, PG […]

Birth raises issue of morality

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist A few days ago the Hindustan Times reported that Rajo Devi, a 70 year old Indian woman gave birth to a baby girl, becoming the world’s oldest woman to birth a child. Ms. Devi and her husband, age 72, used in vitro fertilization. The fact that a woman older […]

Dec. 19 Commander's Action Line

Will the BX be changing its hours as Cannon expands? Thank you for taking the time to let us know your concerns about the hours of operation at the Cannon Base Exchange. Based on several suggestions they had received from

Dec. 19 -Dec. 25 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked or fried fish Monday: Salisbury steak and baked chicken Tuesday: Chinese cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast chicken

Dec. 19 -Dec. 25 What's Happening

Friday Amarillo Gorilla Hockey trip — 3:30 p.m., Depart from Community Center. Cost is $24 a person and includes game ticket. Information: 784-6131.

Scholarship program aids retiree spouses

Air Force News Service WASHINGTON — Retiree spouses with an eye on professional certification or a post-secondary education may not have to foot the entire bill, thanks to a National Military Family Association scholarship program. The group is accepting applications for its annual Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to spouses […]

Caution urged in light of holiday season

27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron During the holiday season, crime can increase. In the last few weeks, there have been increases in property crimes (i.e., vehicle and home burglaries) in the Clovis area. The majority of these activities were “crimes of opportunity” due to victims presenting an easy target for thieves. Here are a […]

Dec. 19 Cannon Community

Annual Christmas shopping spree for needy children — 5:30 a.m., Sunday. The Fraternal Order of Eagles are looking for 30-40 volunteers to help underprivileged children shop for Christmas. The group will meet in the back of the Clovis Wal-Mart (near the Subway sandwich shop.) A free breakfast will be provided by the Fraternal Order of […]

Business feature: Hairdresser stays a cut above


By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Judy Hallford, a hairdresser in Portales, recently observed the 30th anniversary of her business. Hallford grew up in Floyd and graduated from beauty school in Portales in 1970, before opening “Judy’s Swirl and Curl” in Portales in 1978. On becoming a hair dresser: I did people’s hair off and […]

Dec. 18 Empty Stocking Fund profile

Today’s focus: Ms. W Household members: 3 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. W” is a single mother. She is buying her first home and has a limited income. She won’t be able to afford any presents for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have wonderful Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirts sizes 8. […]

Zias hope to string two wins together hosting Highlands

Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico There’s nothing like a win to get a team feeling better about itself. Eastern New Mexico University’s women snapped a four-game slide with a 58-52 Lone Star Conference crossover win on Sunday at Ada, Okla., and now will try to build on it in a 6 p.m. contest against New […]

Jan. 10, 1962

T. R. Allen and his wife, Marie, resumed ownership of the College Cleaners at 1015 W. Second St. after leaving 18 months earlier.

Jan. 9, 1948

A local Phillips 66 station ran an ad in the Portales Daily News calling all “Democrats and Republicans (or if you’re going to vote for Henry Wallace)” to drive on safe tires by bringing in the ad and receiving $4.10 off a new Lee 6:00×16 tire.

Jan. 8, 1951

The Portales Daily News reported that the local Junior Chamber of Commerce adopted a proposal to lower the voting age in New Mexico to 18, on the grounds that “persons old enough to be inducted into the armed forces should be given a voice in their government.”

Jan. 7, 1977

The Portales News-Tribune reported that locals were reacting to prices of coffee when it jumped from 60 cents a pound to one dollar, but were not as reactionary as they were to the sugar prices two years earlier.

Jan. 6, 1957

“Written on the Wind,” starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone, was playing at the Tower Theatre.

Jan. 5, 1948

The Portales Daily News reported that an Eastern New Mexico College student burned in a recent kerosene explosion in the college’s gymnasium was recovering in good time.

Jan 4, 1962

James Price, a 15-month-old toddler who unlatched a kitchen cabinet to find and consume a small amount of commercial rat poison, was treated and released at Roosevelt General Hospital.