Two sentenced to prison for drug trafficking

CMI staff A Clovis man and a Portales man have been convicted of drug trafficking and sentenced to prison, according to a press release from District Attorney Matt Chandler. Sergio James, 35, of Clovis, was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison after a jury convicted him in December 2012 of trafficking cocaine — his […]

McGee: Bar of soap not exactly heirloom

It’s been 50 years since President Kennedy was assassinated. He had been to Honolulu just months before. He stayed at the hotel where my father worked. I didn’t get to see The President that June of 1963. I was a kid playing on the beach. There were photos though, and a curio my dad kept […]

In search of ponies: Animals have different flavor priorities

It gets a bit mundane at times. Pushing a cart through the store, browsing for food items that provide the comfort and sustainability of the usual but that are different enough to make meals worth looking forward to, all while trying to find things that can be prepared in a reasonable amount of time without […]

Prep football scoreboard

Class 5A Quarterfinals Valley 55, Clovis 28

Big band concert canceled

The Big Band Dance hosted by the Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Music.scheduled for  7 tonight at the Clovis State Theater in Clovis is canceled, according to a press release from the university. The event will be rescheduled.

Dora, Elida cancels school

School is canceled today at Dora and Elida because of icy roads, according to the school’s websites. Portales schools are on regular schedule. Temperatures across the region are in the 20s or below. The National Weather Service is predicting a 40 percent chance of precipitation.   l

ENMU’s Lynn chosen LSC coach of year

JOSHUA LUCERO: PNT correspondent
ENMU’s Josh Lynn on Thursday became the school’s first coach to win Lone Star Conference coach of the year honors in football since the late Bud Elliott did it in 2000.

CMI staff Eastern New Mexico University’s Josh Lynn was chosen the Lone Star Conference’s football coach of the year in selections released on Thursday by the conference office in Richardson, Texas. Lynn led the Greyhounds to a 7-3 record in 2013, including 5-1 for a tie for the conference championship with Tarleton State. He is […]

Lady Buffs oust ENMU from LSC volleyball meet

CMI staff SPOKANE, Wash. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Mikey Davila will represent the Greyhounds in Saturday’s NCAA Division II national cross country meet. Davila qualified as the third individual in the South Central Region meet on Nov. 9 at Canyon, Texas, placing 23rd overall with a time of 31 minutes, 20 seconds over […]

ENMU’s Davila to compete in D-II cross country nationals

CMI staff SPOKANE, Wash. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Mikey Davila will represent the Greyhounds in Saturday’s NCAA Division II national cross country meet. Davila qualified as the third individual in the South Central Region meet on Nov. 9 at Canyon, Texas, placing 23rd overall with a time of 31 minutes, 20 seconds over […]

Cannon airman to audition for 'The Voice'

By Emily Crowe Cannon Connections A local country singer and guitarist is headed to Hollywood next month to audition for NBC’s reality television singing competition “The Voice.” Josh Sullivan, who is stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and works as an AC-130W instructor pilot, only recently began singing for crowds both solo and with local […]

Cannon Exchange keeping the 'thanks' in Thanksgiving

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs The Exchange at Cannon Air Force Base will be closed for Thanksgiving Day and will open Nov. 29 for Black Friday at 4 a.m. With a quarter of its work force comprised of military family members, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a true example […]

More than just a piece of plastic

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs In the production of a play those who work in the background are generally the reason that the show is ready for the public on opening day. Whether they painted sets, made props or sold tickets, even though they will never be called out […]

AFSOC chief visits Cannon

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Wing welcomed Chief Master Sgt. William Turner, Air Force Special Operations Command command chief, upon his arrival Nov. 13 at Cannon Air Force Base. Turner’s tour of Cannon started at the Pecos Trail Dining Facility where he spoke to Cannon’s […]

What's happening — Nov. 22

Today TAP 8 a.m., Landing Zone Veterans Affairs Benefit Brief 8 a.m., Landing Zone Turkey Shoot 11 a.m., Cannon Lanes Playpass Issued 3 p.m., Airman & Family Readiness Center Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m., Landing Zone Keystone Club 7:30 p.m., Youth Center Saturday Family Volleyball Fun 1 p.m., Youth Center Family Bowl-A-Rama 5 p.m., Cannon […]

Winter safety precautions

27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs How cold is too cold? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, cold stress can occur when the body is unable to warm itself. This can lead to tissue damage and possibly death. Four factors contribute to cold stress: 1. Cold air temperatures 2. High velocity air movement […]

Airmen helping airmen

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Pecos Trail Dining Facility at Cannon Air Force Base was a hub of excitement on Nov. 13, as the first sergeants, with the assistance of several volunteers, built food baskets for airmen in need this Thanksgiving season. Each basket contained everything someone would […]

Letter to editor: Obama’s re-election proof of leadership

The headline “Being smart not same as leading” on R.L. “Rube” Render’s letter in Wednesday’s paper is a truism. Being smart is an attribute some, but not all, leaders possess as exemplified by Billy Graham and Martin Luther King as havers and Adolph Hitler and Jim Jones as lackers. As for the military, obedience is […]

Think of Thanksgiving as ‘Thanks Living’

Every day is a day to be thankful. Being thankful is a way of life. An attitude of gratitude brightens the countenance and cheers the heart. If we were to write down all of our many blessings, we would need reams of paper. One of my many blessings happened when a student brought me a […]

Drive to help needy

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By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Former Sunland employees continue to feel the community love as the holiday season rolls around. The Ministerial Alliance, a group made up of community churches, has teamed up with multiple clubs from Eastern New Mexico University to provide Thanksgiving food baskets to former employees and their families […]

Latest movie marathon mixed bag

Latest update on VHS video guy is that I have yet to be able to reach him, so to my one inquirer, I do not yet know if his collection includes the 1988 film “Justin Case.” But on a DVD note, I enjoyed another movie marathon for the first time in awhile Friday night, watching […]