CFC campaign kicks off

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Staff Sgt. Kenneth Wall, 73rd Special Operations Squadron, shows Airman 1st Class Trevor Plasterer, 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron, the Combined Federal Campaign booklet. By Tech Sgt. Gloria Wilson: 27th SOW Public Affairs Cannon AFB’s Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Oct. 5 during the wing’s Commando Run […]

Parents at the front line against kids’ obesity

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance According to the Journal of American Medicine, nearly 32 percent of American children between 2 and 19 need to lose weight to avoid chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Military families aren’t exempt; a 2005 survey reported that nearly 20 percent of Department of Defense teenagers are […]

Quilt show features work of generations

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Freedom New Mexico About 175 quilts will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Building in Portales for the High Plains Quilt Festival. The fourth annual event costs $3 for both days and includes hourly workshops. Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, said the workshops cover a mix […]

RGH administrator announces plans to retire

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt General Hospital Administrator James D’Agostino has announced that he will retire on Jan. 2, 2010, so he and his wife can spend more time with their grandchildren. The RGH board met Wednesday after a meeting two weeks ago was re-scheduled. During the meeting, Chairman Terry Cone read D’Agostino’s […]

Fair queen credits community

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer This year’s Roosevelt County Fair Queen remembers camaraderie, busyness and fun at the New Mexico State Fair Queen competition, right along with Wranglers slung over beds and clouds of hairspray. “Our dorms, if you would have lit a match in there, it would have blown up,” Samantha Grider of […]

Fiesta on way after delay

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer St. Helen Catholic Church is hosting a fiesta in honor of its patron saint this weekend, and everyone can come and join the fun. The three-day event has food, a car show, bingo, music, a silent auction, a cake walk and a carnival starting Friday night. “Our celebration is […]

Home invasion suspect sentenced

Freedom New Mexico Freedom zNew Mexico Jail escapee Reynaldo Jeremy Enriquez — who police called the ringleader in eight home invasions — was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday for the home invasion that ended a 2008 summer crime spree. Enriquez, 20, was convicted in April of kidnapping, aggravated burglary, two counts of aggravated […]

RGH offers flu clinic

Freedom New Mexico To address the large number of flu-like illnesses that are being seen this year, a flu clinic is running 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday, on the east side of Roosevelt General Hospital Physicians Clinic, 42121 U.S. 70, beginning today. This is a clinic for patients with flu symptoms only. […]

Poster contest closed to public

Freedom New Mexico Because of increased cases of influenza-like illness, Roosevelt General Hospital has decided not to allow the public to judge posters created by Portales sixth-graders in honor of Infection Control Week, said Director of Marketing Gay Weese. In order to keep the flu from spreading, people are discouraged from coming to the hospital […]

Business feature: Hobby leads to business

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Linda Nicholas has been making ceramics and jewelry for more than 20 years, but Fawn’s Ceramics and Jewelry officially became a business in 2007. Nicholas got into making ceramics as a child. “This lady came over one morning to have coffee with my mother,” Nicholas said. “Of course, I was six years old and always […]

History repeats itself at Cannon

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USAF photo: Greg Allen Rick Shea, 27th Special Operations Wing and base historian, displays a 1965 article copied from the Air Force Times about the changes the base was undergoing during its transition from the F-100 to the F-111. By Rick Shea: 27th Special Operations Wing historian If the Cannon Web site were to publish […]

Contracting squadron greases the mission wheels

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Gerald Pelfrey, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, points to areas in a laundry room that will be modernized by contracting firm D.W.G. & Associates. By Airman 1st Class James Bell: 27th SOW Public Affairs Although it’s more of a behind-the-scenes career field, Air Force contracting airmen ultimately […]

Air Force officials authorize BDU cold weather item to wear with ABUs

By Brad Jessmer: Air Force Uniform Office Public Affairs

New era in food service coming to Air Force bases

By April Rowden: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force food services representatives have been meeting the dining needs of airmen and their families for more than 60 years through dining facilities, clubs and snack bars. To reflect changing times, a new look and feel is coming to […]

Zias notch win at Panhandle State

Freedom New Mexico GOODWELL, Okla. — Sophomore middle blocker Jessica King posted 14 kills and six total blocks and junior outside hitter Veronica Valdez-Kent added a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs as Eastern New Mexico University snapped a five-match losing streak Tuesday night with a 25-11, 24-26, 25-20, 25-21 victory. The loss was […]

Hounds, Hardin Simmons play to weather-shortened tie

Freedom New Mexico ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University and Hardin Simmons played to a 1-1 tie in men’s soccer on Tuesday, withthe match cut short by lightning and looming darkness early in the first overtime. Trailing 1-0, the Greyhounds (7-3-2) pulled even when junior foward Emerson Rodrigues scored nearly 18 minutes into the […]

Cannon wife motivated to aid wounded troops

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Leslie Scott organized the same supply drive when she was stationed in England. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections Suffering an injury while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq, a soldier can be happy knowing that medical personnel will rush the injured far out of harm’s way in order to quickly treat […]

Car show attracts auto enthusiasts

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Kenny Funchess, left, and Airman 1st class Darren Raines talk about the details of a Yamaha R6 motorcycle. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer The staff at the community center at Doc Stewart is always looking for ways to connect Cannon Air Force Base with the communities that surround […]

Web site offers help for families in transition

By Fred W. Baker III: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Sixteen-year-old Robyn Lutzkanin loves the military. As a military child, she said she has moved often and enjoys seeing new places and meeting new people. “It really opens your eyes up to the world,” Lutzkanin added. But she admited to dreading the transition of […]

Tricare inpatient costs increase for fiscal 2010

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Every year the costs for TRICARE-covered inpatient services are reviewed and are subject to change. For the coming fiscal 2010, which runs Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2010, there is an increase for some out-of-pocket costs paid by TRICARE Standard beneficiaries at civilian hospitals for inpatient care […]