Cinco de Mayo celebrations scheduled at ENMU, Clovis

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Cinco de Mayo — May 5 — is a Mexican holiday embraced by the U.S. and there are several events planned locally to celebrate the day. Cinco de Mayo marks the Battle of Puebla between the Mexican army and occupying French forces May 5, 1862, which Mexico won, according […]

Freedom emerges from bankruptcy

Freedom New Mexico By Mary Ann Milbourn Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, announced Friday it has emerged from bankruptcy reorganization. The emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy relieves Freedom of $450 million in debt, but it brings an end […]

Clovis school board meeting in executive session

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is holding a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district boardroom. The board will meet in executive session to discuss limited personnel matters related to the position of superintendent and threatened litigation. The meeting is closed to the public. An agenda for the meeting […]

Portales Past: May 1, 1955

May 1, 1955: Portales Valley Mills workers discovered the company safe had been cracked the night before while three employees worked in an adjoining warehouse. Employees noticed a strange car in the parking lot, but hadn’t noticed anything out of place. The thieves took $70.

ENMU signs player for men’s basketball

Freedom New Mexico Max Carries, a 6-foot-7 junior-to-be forward from Moreno Valley, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Carrier is transferring from Irvine Valley College in California. Last season, he helped the Lasers to a 26-5 record and a berth in the quarterfinals […]

ENMU’s Lee wins top volunteer award

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University FM News Director James “Jim” Lee received the New Mexico Volunteer of the Year award on April 16 for his work. The award was given to Lee for his efforts working with the Roosevelt County Teen Court program the past eight years. Lee said the […]

Big Give brings Cannon, local community together

By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections About 100 Cannon Air Force Base airmen and family members spent April in the community working in hospitals, nursing homes, animal shelters, cleaning graffiti and more. The community service is part of the Big Give project. The project is a way for airmen to be involved in the community, Project […]

April 30 – May 6 What's Happening

Friday Discover Home Fair — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Landing Zone. Year of the Air Force Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Ladies Night — 7 p.m., The Landing Zone. Kids Appreciation Day — All day at Fitness Center. Rascal’s Rummage Sale — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Roden Smith parking lot, […]

April 30 – May 2 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — The Bounty Hunter, PG-13

April 30 Cannon Community

Prescribed burns scheduled for Melrose range — The 27th Special Operations Wing began conducting prescribed burns at Melrose Air Force Range April 28. These fires reduce the amount of vegetation in the targeted areas and help reduce the risk of wildfires caused by training or by natural causes such as lightning. Additional burns will occur […]

New system for personal property moves launched

By Army Maj. James F. Lowe: U.S. Transportation Command SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — After extensive testing and evaluation, transportation officials have launched an improved system to better compensate servicemembers who personally move their household goods on military orders. All services began using the new system April 15. Moves initiated prior to that date […]

Guard, Reserve give thanks

By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections For the fifth-straight year, Clovis is providing an opportunity that National Guard and Reserve members don’t get in their everyday service — the chance to say thanks. This weekend’s Guard/Reserve Awards and Recognition Banquet is expected to draw about 150 to Clovis today and Saturday. Attendance includes National Guard and […]

Support from the skies

Courtesy of Rupert Gamble Rupert Gamble poses for a picture sitting in the cockpit of a PT-17 Boeing-Stearman Model 75 training biplane during his training for Aviation Cadets. Gamble flew re-supply missions during World War II and retired from the Air Force as a chief warrant officer. Rupert Gamble of Portales was a pilot in […]

TRICARE explains HIPAA

PHOENIX — Whether you access your health care through TRICARE or a private health insurance plan, you’ve probably had to sign a HIPAA form every time you filled out paperwork at your doctor’s office. Do you know why? What exactly is HIPAA, and what does it mean for you? HIPAA is shorthand for the Health […]

DFAS begins recouping separation pay soon

Courtesy of Air Force Retiree News Service from a DFAS release CLEVELAND — Recouping military retirees’ voluntary separation incentive special separation benefit and other separation payments by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service will resume in August. Separation payments and others, such as severance pay, were offered to active-duty servicemembers to reduce manpower in certain […]

AFAF donations encouraged

By 27th SOW Public Affairs In today’s economy a return of 300 percent on your investment would be considered awesome by anybody’s standards. That’s the type of return Cannon airmen received from last year’s Air Force Assistance Fund. In 2009 Cannon contributed nearly $33,000 to the AFAF and received $127,000 in assistance from a program […]

Air Force allows social media access

American Forces Press Service PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Air Force officials began a two-week phased opening April 26 of access to social media sites Air Force-wide. Pacific Air Forces bases gained access to social media sites earlier in April, serving as the test-bed prior to the Air Force-wide initiative. Air Force Space Command, […]

Sightseeing leads to prickly mess

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense It is a photo imbedded in my memory — partly cloudy blue skies, a nearby mountain range coursing diagonally across the background, a finger shadow on the lens, and the glimpse of a startled horse’s left eye in the bottom right hand corner. I was making […]

Prayer can revive holiness of country

By Joan Clayton: Religion columnist On May 6, this year’s National Day of Prayer will join those who are sincerely lifting up the needs of our nation. We must have a deep resolve. We do this with conviction, looking the enemy in the eye, telling him that he cannot have this country. Prayer is our […]

Candidate profiles: County Commissioner — District 4

Three Republicans are seeking the nomination for the Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat in the June 1 primary election. District 4 covers Elida up to Eastern New Mexico University, state roads and a small area near Avenue I and 14th through 16th streets. The following profiles are part of a series on […]