Runners race to raise funds

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Senior Airman Adam Dederick and Becky Rowley of Clovis eat bananas after the 27th Special Operations Support Squadron Wizards Half Marathon on Saturday at Cannon Air Force Base. The 13.1-mile race was the first the squadron has held. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections How does a 13.1-mile run at 7:30 […]

Airmen, families turn out for Commando Day

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Heather R. Redman Airmen and their families line up to take a tour of an AC-130H gunship during Commando Family Day on Sept. 19. The AC-130H gunship was part of a static display of four aircraft that airmen and families toured. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs With […]

Lemon laws no shield for unwise purchases

By Master Sgt. Jeannie Carroway: 27th SOW Judge Advocate Office Consumers should be made aware of the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Quality Assurance Act or “Lemon Law” when purchasing new or used vehicles. Some of the consumer benefits from the law require the manufacturer or dealership of new purchases to repair all defects to the […]

Oct. 2 -Oct. 8 What's Happening

Friday Mixed Scotch Doubles Tournament — 7 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Low average bowls first, second member picks up spare. First Friday Oktoberfest — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Landing. Includes dinner and activities. Information: 784-2853.

New policy changes for Friends of Cannon

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USAF photo: Greg Allen An identification card is scanned using the Defense Biometric Identification System. As of Oct. 1, Friends of Cannon members will be required to obtain a DBIDS identification card for access to the base. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Friends of Cannon program has undergone changes as […]

Oct. 2 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — District 9, R

Oct. 2 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried fish and meatloaf Monday: Chef’s Choice Tuesday: Italian Cuisine Wednesday: Roast beef and turkey Thursday: Beef stroganoff and country fried steak

Oct. 2 Cannon Community

Monday Night Turf Nite — Single airmen are invited to enjoy Turf Nite at 6 p.m. on Mondays at the base chapel. Food and drinks are provide and you can watch the game on a big screen Information: Tech. Sgt. Richard Watson at 784-2507.

Oct. 8, 1978

In the Portales News-Tribune, Poppa Pat’s Steakhouse advertised their dinner steak for $3.45. This price included homemade soup and salad, a baked potato or wide fries, and a loaf of sourdough bread. Customers could also top off their meal with homemade ice cream and cookies.

Oct. 7, 1920

According to the Portales Valley News, Mrs. Sam J. Nixon of Fort Sumner was to be in Portales the following Saturday and would address the ladies of Portales and Roosevelt County on the subject of the League of Nations. She was to also have some sample ballots and explain just how to mark the ticket […]

Oct. 6, 1972

For $1, according to the Portales News-Tribune, members of the Portales High School Student Council would neatly stencil street numbers on the curb in front of houses. The students planned to cover the town Saturday, and money raised in the activity was to all go to the Cancer Society’s campaign. Local dealers were donating paint […]

Oct. 5, 1970

The Portales News-Tribune reported that a crashing thunderstorm at about 2 a.m. the day before showered Portales with 0.18 inch of good rain, then hedge hopped around the area between Portales and Floyd with a checkerboard pattern of scattered showers. The shower was welcome, but farmers were nervous about the possibility of a wet harvest […]

Oct. 4, 1967

The Portales News-Tribune reported that performances by a professional rodeo clown and a world famous trick roper would highlight performances of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rodeo Oct. 6-8. J.W. Stroker, famed for his “black light” trick roping exhibition, was to be featured at all three performances of the rodeo. A professional rodeo clown, Larry […]

Oct. 2, 1962

According to the Portales News-Tribune, blocking back Harold Shackelford’s work in the past Friday’s Portales-Friona game had just earned him recognition from Portales news media members as Ram of the Week. Shackelford, who runs fullback in Portales’ modified wing T offense but in reality rarely carries the ball, was “hitting on almost every offensive play,” […]

Oct. 1, 1958

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Portales High School students David Gregory, Mary Griffith and Sarah Penick ranked in the upper half of 1 percent of all America’s high school seniors, according to results from the Merit Scholarship qualifying tests they took the previous spring. The local whiz kids had to take final tests before they […]

Chili cook-off benefits Roosevelt County Health Council

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Cooks, get out your chili powder and heat up the stove. Chili fans, grab a spoon and a glass of milk to cool your tongue. The Portales Senior Citizens Inc. annual Chili Cook-off Contest is back. The fundraiser lets local chefs enter their chili for judging. Then, chili fans […]

Sheriff looking to expand inmate crew services

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Sheriff Darren Hooker is looking to expand the services of inmate work crews from public to private property. The crews have long provided cleanup and trash pickup services along public roads and streets. Now, Hooker says they will repair damage to private property if it is due to a […]

CCC, ENMU partner to improve nursing programs

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University are joining hands to deliver more and better trained nurses. Officials at both institutions and Plains Regional Medical Center say that’s important because Clovis and Portales — like much of the country — are always in need of nurses. All of […]

Local non-profit offers discrete substance abuse help

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The stress of deployment overseas can come with a cost to individuals and their families — not only during the time the service member is gone, but before and after. One non-profit organization in Clovis, called Junctions, aims to help local residents who suffer from alcohol or substance abuse […]

Official: Women should be on subs

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Women should be allowed to serve aboard America’s fleet of nuclear submarines, the nation’s top military officer, Adm. Michael Mullen, quietly has told the Senate Armed Services Committee. If the Navy agrees to it, this would be a huge policy change and potentially a significant expansion of career opportunities for […]