TRICARE helps families face autism

By Brian P. Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX, ARIZ. — Autism delays the development of important life skills. Most people may take these social and communication skills for granted, but autism-related delays and problem behaviors usually start in infancy and can last a lifetime. Life is challenging not only for the diagnosed child, but for […]

Proposed Post-9/11 GI Bill rules explained

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — With Department of Veterans Affairs representatives ready to begin accepting sign-ups for the Post-9/11 GI Bill May 1, Defense Department officials are working to get word out on the proposed policy regarding the bill’s transferability provisions to help servicemembers decide if the new benefit is right […]

May 1 -May 7 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Teriyaki pork chops or fried and baked fish Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Teriyaki pork chops or spicy chicken Wednesday: Carved roast beef or fried chicken Thursday: Swedish meatballs or baked chicken Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak […]

Discover home by getting away

By Capt. Tyler Moore: 27th SOW Equal Opportunity office Discover Home, a travel fair/expo sponsored by the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, provided maps, brochures and visitor guides about local events, attractions and activities on April 24 at The Landing. As a Cannon military member and Clovis resident, I believe everyone in this area […]

Story behind singing sensation inspiring

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I have a new hero. Her name is

Lake offers visitors outdoor activities

Courtesy of New Mexico State Parks The Ute Lake State Park offers a variety of activities, including boating, fishing, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing. The park is almost two hours from Cannon Air Force Base. Place: Ute Lake State Park Location: 1880 N.M. 540 Loop, Logan. Ute Lake State Park is located 91 miles, or […]

May 1 -May 3 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — I Love You Man, R Saturday 4 p.m. — Race to Witch Mountain, PG 7 p.m. — I Love You Man, R Sunday 4 p.m. — Race to Witch Mountain, PG 7 p.m. —

May 1 -May 7 What's Happening

Friday Friday Tournament — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. First Friday family event — 5 p.m., The Landing. Event includes dinner and children’s activities. Hip Hop Late Nighter — 9 p.m., Drop Zone.

Military officials monitor swine flu

By Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kim Bradley: 27th Special Operations Medical Group The Center for Disease Control released an alert regarding human cases of swine flu in Southern California and near San Antonio, Texas. Cases have also been reported in Kansas and New York. Typically a disease of pigs, people do not normally get swine flu; […]

May 1 Cannon Community

Air Commando Family Retreat — The Cannon Chapel will host its first Air Commando Family Retreat May 15-17 at Bonita Park Retreat Center in Ruidoso. The retreat is available to active-duty airmen and their families and is free, but registration is limited to the first 50 who sign up. Others will be place on a […]

Mrs. New Mexico: We all make mistakes

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor She says she wants to make a difference in the lives of others, especially little girls. “A lot of little girls don’t have a role model. I want to be that role model,” Clovis’ Noel Hunt said. And so, having sought a public spotlight and earned the Mrs. […]

Despite economy, U.S. still thrives

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist I was in Colusa, Calif., in the beautiful Northern Sacramento Valley. Farmers are worried because of the lack of snowmelt in the surrounding mountains, which furnishes their irrigation water. Drought is a serious problem in many parts of the country. In times when conservation of water is so critical, how […]

Clinton’s plan for greenhouse gases long shot

Freedom New Mexico At this week’s Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured 16 developed and developing nations that the U.S. will provide “political leadership necessary to achieve a successful outcome” at December’s U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Perhaps as a token of sincerity, she also apologized for […]

Much to be gained from prayer

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist In the midst of national trauma comes an outpouring of prayer. From Omaha Beach in World War II to Columbine, the Oklahoma City bombing and the horrendous 9/11, we need prayer more than ever. On May 7 we will pray in deep hunger for spiritual renewal. Throughout history, Americans of […]

Texas UIL meets back on track

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The University Interscholastic League has pulled a backflip. After being deluged with complaints about its decision Wednesday to cancel regional track meets amid swine flu concerns, the governing body for Texas high school athletics has rescheduled the state track meet to June 5-6 and reinstated the 20 preceding regional […]

Pastor stays active by teaching

Clyde Davis

Clyde Davis has been pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Portales since 2001 and has lived in the area since 1997. How long have you been a pastor? I was ordained in 1981 at the Pittsburg Presbyterian Seminary. Why did you choose to be a pastor? While in college studying education, I became involved with […]

Portales robotics team tops state competition

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales High School robotics team took first place Wednesday at the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement competition in Albuquerque. Portales has been competing in robotics for three years, with some success. Last month the team finished in second place in robotics in the MESA regional. Robotics teacher Jack […]

Clovis flu task force activated

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico While health officials around the world evaluate the growing number of swine flu cases, officials in Clovis are planning for the possibility of an outbreak. As of Thursday, state health officials had yet to confirm what they termed to probable swine flu cases — one each in Valencia and […]

Division III athletic director seeks to make move up to ENMU

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Dick Kaiser was asked how he’d be able to make the transition from Division III Defiance College to Division II Eastern New Mexico University. After touting his experience at the NAIA level, the longtime DC athletic director answered with 10 numbers — 317-917-6003, the membership services number for the […]

Press release: New Mexico has two more ‘probable’ swine flu cases

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that it is sending two more probable cases of swine flu to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for confirmatory testing. The new samples are from a 14-year-old female and 15-year-old male both from Socorro County. The Department of Health previously reported […]