Oil spill effects cast wide ripple

Clyde Davis “JB & Friends: Live from the Gulf Coast!” You can watch the show LIVE on CMT, or listen on Radio Margaritaville. To demonstrate support for the people, businesses and culture of the Gulf Coast, CMT will telecast a free musical celebration live from the beach at Gulf Shores, Ala. CMT Presents Jimmy Buffett […]

Facebook fad time waster

Karl Terry Maybe I’m a little late to the party but this week I finally dipped my toes in this Facebook fad that’s ongoing. I called a lot of other communication technologies fads too. There was the cell phone, CB radios, land line phones, telegraph, smoke signals and cave wall pictographs. None of them lasted […]

Our people: Good to be King

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Bio • Name: Sharon King • Birthday: December 23, 1953 • Hometown: Portales • Profession: Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce executive director and Portales mayor

Disposal dilemma

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer The City of Portales has been trucking its trash to Clovis for years and saving money. But officials say a new study approved for next year’s budget will re-evaluate whether or not the city can build its own landfill and still be as cost-efficient. City Manager Tom Howell said […]

Ham radio operators gather for mock emergency

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Eastern New Mexico Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club in Curry County will contact other radio operators around the area in a mock emergency Saturday and Sunday at Clovis Community College. The weekend event is called the Amateur Radio Relay League. For recently retired Master Sgt. Jeff Hardy from […]

Loss of tree means gain of treehouse

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House gave me some bad news the other day: Our friendly shade tree has to come down. The tree’s roots are diving big-time into the family garden. This would explain why the tree had rocketed up in just a few short years. There’s lots of tasty […]

Grocery store lawsuit settled out of court

Freedom New Mexico A lawsuit against a grocery store operated by former State Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, was settled out of court, Moore said. The suit was filed by the state’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of an applicant for employment at Ranch Market in Clayton. The $30,000 settlement, paid to the applicant, contains […]

Cannon building up base

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Two of the four-man CV-22 Osprey crew wait for the aircraft to land during the reception ceremony. Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base started down two new roads Friday. Base officials kicked off operations for the CV-22 Osprey at Cannon and broke ground for a new $8 million Child Development […]

Voluntary separation, retirement deadlines near

Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Office RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — As the window to voluntarily separate or retire closes, Air Force officials urge airmen impacted by force management who are interested in transitioning from the active-duty force to do so quickly before the cutoff dates later this month. “Volunteering ahead of retention […]

Savings bonds deductions moving to direct deposit

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Airmen and Department of Defense civilians will use a new way to purchase savings bonds beginning Sept. 30 as part of the Department of Treasury’s cost-effective plan to issue savings bonds electronically. Instead of payroll deductions, savings bonds will be available through a direct-deposit deduction […]

Cannon airman part of winning triathlon team

By Senior Airman Steve Bauer 30th Space Wing Public Affairs VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Air Force triathlon team recently excelled in all athletic categories at the 2010 Armed Forces Triathlon Championship June 5 at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif. The Air Force team took first place in every category, including […]

Gates reviews military spouse career program

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is grappling with the best way to reopen the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program to new applicants, concerned that the program has morphed beyond its original intent and cost estimates, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said June 18. Gates believes […]

NSPS transition to begin in July

By Tech. Sgt. Phyllis Hanson: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — The majority of Air Force civilians will begin to transition from the National Security Personnel System to the General Schedule beginning July 4 and continuing through Sept. 12. Mandated by the Fiscal 2010 National Defense Authorization Act, the conversion to the […]

June 25 -July 1 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried fish, fried shrimp and baked chicken Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Meatloaf and spaghetti Wednesday: Carved roast beef and barbecue chicken Thursday: Beef stew and grilled chicken breast

June 25 -June 27 What's Happening

Friday 7 p.m. — Just Wright, PG

June 25 -July 1 What's Happening

Friday Summer Solstice 5K run — 7 a.m., Unity Park. Shake That Marriage Brain Seminar — 9 a.m., Airman & Family Readiness Center. Year of the Air Force Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The Landing Zone. Free Movie — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library. Families are invited to watch […]

Retired airman finds hobby in storm spotting

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Ham radio operator and storm chaser/spotter Jeff Hardy watches for incoming weather from his specially-equipped storm chasing vehicle. Hardy recently retired from the Air Force. Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico Amateur Ham Radio Operators Club in Curry County will contact other radio operators around the area in a mock […]

Litigious animal rights groups inhumane

Attorneys for the Extreme Humane Society of the United Suers (X-HSUS) have filed suit in the San Francisco Court of Steals, Deals, Repeals and Conceals against Geico (Government Engineered Insurance Conspirators) for mistreatment, mental anguish and misrepresentation of reptiles. Conjugal charges involve impersonation of the British (a protected aboriginal group in western European Socialist Republic) […]

Nursing home receives five-star rating

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Argen Duncan Heartland Continuing Care has earned the highest rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to the Medicare website, the center has rated six nursing homes within a 50-mile radius of Portales, and Heartland is the only one with the five-star rating. Health inspections, quality measures and staffing factor into the […]

Musical reunion

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Clarence Plank Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a special class reunion this weekend with the alumni band. The reunion began Thursday at the newly renovated band hall in the music building. Band alumni are rehearsing for a concert 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Buchanan Hall. “They get together every other year,” said Dustin Seifert, ENMU […]