Letter to the editor: Fair dedication great honor for family

Fair dedication great honor for family The grandkids and great-grandkids of Murry Jeffries would like to thank the Roosevelt County Fair Board and the Roosevelt County Fair family for honoring our beloved granddaddy by dedicating the 2009 county fair to his name. We feel so blessed that so many people loved our granddaddy as much […]

Admiration for Kennedy immeasurable

Freedom New Mexico Sen. Ted Kennedy, who died Tuesday night at 77 after a 15-month battle with brain cancer, was one of the remarkable political characters of American political history. As the youngest child of a remarkable political dynasty, he overcame tragedy, an early reputation as a political lightweight, his own personal demons and sometime […]

Group, worker suing state for workers compensation benefits

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer New Mexico is hearing a debate over whether agriculture workers need to be included in the state-run workers compensation system. A group of civil rights organizations is suing to have New Mexico agricultural workers included. However, many in the agriculture industry have said their employees are already covered and […]

County fair revenues down

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Fair brought in about $37,650 in gate receipts this year, down from $45,130 last year, according to fair board Secretary Sharon King. Fair board President Sheila Hays has attributed the decrease to people spending less money because of the economic downturn. King said the money is used for a […]

Aug. 28 – Aug. 30 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — G-Force, PG

Aug. 28 – Sept. 3 What's Happening

Friday Library Swap Shop — Cannon Library. Receive a ticket apiece for music, books, movies, audio books and video games. Karaoke — 9 p.m., The Drop Zone. Family bowl-a-rama — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Bowl two hours with a maximum of six family members on one lane for $15.

Commentary: Important to watch well-being of others

By Tech. Sgt. Gloria Wilson: 27th SOW Public Affairs

Cancer becomes family's battle

Cannon Connections Photo: Eric Butler Lance Fletcher, 9, relaxes with mom Carol and sister Lindsey at their Portales home. Fletcher, diagnosed with osteosarcoma just over a year ago, had his last chemotherapy treatment in July. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections There’s a genetic bug in the family tree of Portales’ Joe Fletcher, so he is […]

Commissary case lot sale upcoming

Courtesy graphic A case lot sale will be held at the base commissary September 18, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and September 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. inside the commissary. Case lot sales increase the average savings to customers from 30 percent to 50 percent. By Tammy L. Moody: DeCA marketing and mass communications specialist FORT LEE, Va. […]

Daughter's weight more important than size

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist A few days ago, my eight year old daughter Luisa burst into tears at the mall and told me that she’s too big. Luisa knows that she’s overweight, and when she tried on some outfits at the store, none of them flattered her figure. She was crushed and through […]

Day trip: Windmill collection on display

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Cannon Connections Photo: Carrie Pendleton The Dalley Windmill Collection in Portales is home to more than 80 windmills. Visitors can check out the collection during daylight hours at no charge. Place: Dalley Windmill Collection Location: The collection is located on the personal property of owner Bill Dalley. The address is 1506 S. Kilgore Ave. in […]

Aug. 28 – Sept. 3 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked and fried fish, meatloaf and shrimp Monday: Chef’s Choice Tuesday: Cajun cuisine Wednesday: Roast beef and turkey Thursday: Oriental cuisine

Commander’s Action Line

When I PCS to Cannon, will I have to store my firearms at the Base Armory or will I be allowed to store them in my personal Gun Safe? Also, I have my Concealed Weapons permit so how will that work if I’m required to keep my pistol in the armory? Will I need to […]

Aug. 28 Cannon Community

Girl Scouts — Girls ages 5-17 are invited to join the Girl Scout program. A registration event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Greene Acres Park. Girl Scouts offers a variety of program activities. Information: 763-4475 or email bburress@gs-nmtrails.org

Portales boy survives battle with cancer

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer There’s a genetic bug in the family tree of Portales’ Joe Fletcher, so he is quite aware the cancerous disease known as osteosarcoma could come up again. The bone cancer has struck Fletcher’s grandmother, his uncle and his sister — who died as a result. Most recently, though, it […]

ENMU officials project record enrollment

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Eastern New Mexico University officials say it’s preliminary, but a projected enrollment increase this fall will set a record. ENMU is seeing an overall enrollment increase of 10.7 percent to more than 4,550 students. According to a news release from ENMU, the previous record enrollment was 4,342 in fall […]

Beatles tribute band part of cultural arts series

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Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College’s ninth year of bringing the world to Clovis kicks off Sept. 26 with a concert commemorating the Beatles. It’s all part of the college’s annual Cultural Arts Series. Cultural Art Director Christy Mendoza said she looks for variety when scheduling acts for the series. “We say we’re bringing the […]

A torch extinguished: Ted Kennedy dead at 77

By Calvin Woodward and Glen Johnson HYANNIS PORT, Mass. — The greatest heights eluded Ted Kennedy over a lifetime of achievement and pain. No presidency. No universal health care, chief among his causes. Instead, Kennedy built his Washington monument stone by stone, his imprint distinct on the Senate’s most important works over nearly half a […]

Press release: ENMU-Portales experiencing record enrollment

Zias’ Mayo Otis honored

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University outfielder Alex Mayo Otis has received a plaque from the NCAA recognizing her as the toughest hitter to strike out in Division II softball during the 2009 season. Mayo Otis, from Phoenix, struck out just twice in 160 at-bats over 47 games. She tied for the lead in […]