Group seeks to help military community

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Junctions offers confidential help and is funded by the federal Access to Recovery grant. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections 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 […]

Free fishing Saturday

Freedom New Mexico Anglers can fish without a license in public waters around New Mexico in celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, according to a press release from the state Game and Fish Department. All other fishing rules apply.

Charities not fazed by economy

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico United Way of Eastern New Mexico executive director Erinn Burch might understandably be concerned about how much could be gathered during the current fundraising campaign, given the nationwide economic downturn since the end of the last drive. But Burch, along with others in the world of non-profit organizations and […]

Business feature: Duo teams up to offer horse training

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A farmer and horse trainer are teaming up to offer a nearby option to have horses trained. Neighbors Rocky Garcia and Butch Russell, who met years ago, have started Midway Training Stable on Garcia’s farm. “It’s harder training cut horses than anything else, but I like to train them,” […]

ENMU mixes health and music

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University students get the chance to rock out on the Dallan Sanders Patio tonight, play games and win prizes, all while learning about health. For the concert, the Associated Students Activities Board and Health Services have teamed up to help students learn about sexually transmitted diseases, […]

Beatles tribute band performing in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico Hailed as the No. 1 Beatles tribute act in the world, Yesterday brings its Beatle boots, velvet suits and on-spot vocals to Clovis for a special performance, which kicks off the 2009-2010 Cultural Arts Series presented by Clovis Community College. Yesterday will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Auditorium. […]

Commission approves hospital money

PNT Staff Reports Roosevelt County Commissioners approved supplemental funding for the Roosevelt General Hospital during a special meeting Wednesday at the county courthouse. RGH Administrator James D’Agostino said with the supplemental sole community provider program, the county sends money to the state, which handles the paperwork, and the federal government provides a match.

Sept. 25 -Sept. 27 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — The Time Traveler’s Wife, PG-13

Sept. 25 -Oct. 1 What's Happening

Today Wizards Half Marathon — 7:30 a.m., Cannon AFB. Information: 219-9898 Latino Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The Landing Zone. Featuring DJ Jamz and DJ Damige. Family Bowl-a-rama — Cannon Lanes. Bowl two hours with a maximum of six family members on one lane.

Sept. 25 Cannon Community

Cannon AFB Wizard’s Advisory Council Wizard Half Marathon — 7:30 a.m., Saturday at Cannon AFB. Participants can choose to walk, jog or run. Resgistration is $25 and lunch is $5. Awards will be given out for top performers in various categories. Route will end with a barbecue celebration. Information: Event Coordinator Adam Bolen at WizardsHalfMarathon@hotmail.com […]

Sept. 25 -Oct. 1 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked and fried fish and baked chicken Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Meatloaf and spaghetti Wednesday: Roast beef and baked chicken Thursday: No menu information

Important to respect differing opinions

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist There are people who respect other people’s ideas and ways of doing things, and then there are people who insist that their way is the only way to do things correctly. I’m periodically exposed to this second set of individuals, the “my way or the highway” bunch. Their inability […]

Cannon begins Hispanic heritage celebrations

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Showcasing some of the Air Force’s ethnic diversity, Cannon has a number of events scheduled in observance of Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and has been observed since 1988 — a change from the previous National Hispanic Heritage Week, which had been […]

Permian Basin avenges loss to Zias

Freedom New Mexico Texas-Permian Basin avenged a home loss last week to Eastern New Mexico University, edging the Zias 25-22, 27-25, 19-25, 25-20 Tuesday night in non-conference volleyball at Greyhound Arena. Alex Genung had 12 kills and Heather Sanchez added 11 for the Falcons (7-11), who led all the way in the fourth game after […]

Hospital board meeting rescheduled

The Roosevelt County Hospital Board was unable to hold a meeting on Tuesday due to not having a quorum. The board plans to reschedule the meeting for another day or next week, as schedules permit. At that time, the board will hear the budget report, final budget for the fiscal year of 2009-10, staff report […]

Utility Shareholders meeting planned

The New Mexico Utility Shareholders Alliance has scheduled its annual meeting and luncheon for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Albuquerque Grand Airport Hotel at 2910 Yale Blvd. in Albuquerque. People planning to attend must RSVP by Sept. 30. RSVP and information: (505) 836-4223.

Police seeking younger recruits

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By Eric Butler: PNT Staff Writer It’s no secret that the Portales Police Department, like many city police departments, struggles with the recruitment and retention of new officers. One possible solution in Portales is likely to be implemented in the next couple of weeks. “We’re doing the job descriptions right now, just getting started on […]

Business feature: Green thumb spurs business

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Freedom New Mexico Curt and Lisa Jaynes have been sowing seeds for more than five years in Portales with their business, Garden Source Nursery and Landscaping. Curt Jaynes has been gardening all his life and felt this would be something he enjoys doing. He said it was his idea to open a gardening store. “I’ve […]

Festival features Holly’s buddies

Courtesy photo Dave Somerville By Liliana Castillo Cannon Connections While the Clovis Music Festival has boasted its ability to bring fans from across the world, this year’s festival gained the attention of the Rock ‘and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Museum Exhibitions Coordinator Shelby Morrison is heading to Clovis for the show — that […]

EPCOG dismisses executive director

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Eastern Plains Council of Governments has dismissed Executive Director Nick Brady. Executive Board member Isidro Garcia confirmed Brady was dismissed Wednesday. “This is a personnel matter and we really can’t elaborate on it,” he said. “With personnel matters, we’ve got to be very careful.” Garcia said the position will […]