Base will be adding one aircraft per month, official says

Col. David Piech of Cannon Air Force Base gave Roosevelt County commissioners an update on Cannon activity at the Tuesday county commission meeting. The following is what he reported: • The base will be changing its vice wing commander and flight medicine commander later this year. • One new aircraft a month will continue arriving […]

County seats up for grabs

Alisa Boswell Two county commission seats and the offices of treasurer, county clerk and probate judge are up grabs in the June 5 state primary. County and state officials have from County offices have from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday to file for election. Up for grabs on the commission is the District 1 […]

My turn: Citizens lit up Portales

Light takes on extra importance on these longest, darkest nights of the year. Thanks to some community-minded folks who realized that a couple of decades ago, Portales shines each winter with a warm holiday glow. Nearly 10 miles of electrical wire and more than 35,000 white bulbs illuminate Portales this month, a fulfilled vision of […]

Reunions —

[image #1, align=center, size=abox] The Portales High School Class of 1966 gathered July 1 and 2, 2011, for their 45th class reunion. Classmates pictured are, front row, from left, David Dehtan, Gloria (Domiquez) Aguilar, Robin Pendergraft, Zale Woodward, Bruce Kitts, Randy Johns, Kay (Hutchins) Jilek, Jerry Hammond. Second row, from left, David Weems, Judy (Roberson) […]

Sept. 11 attacks cemented family’s move to New Mexico

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Sharna Johnson David and Erinn Burch were already making plans in 2001 to move back to New Mexico to be near family when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks only raised their motivation. “We decided we didn’t need to find the perfect job; the perfect this or that,” said Erinn Burch, executive director for United Way […]

Cannon airman recognized for clinical excellence

USAF: James Bell Capt. David Martinez of the 27th Special Operations Medical Dental Operations Squadron won the Air Force’s top award for medical personnel in February. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections On paper, Capt. David Martinez’s name stands alone as the winner of the Air Force’s clinical excellence company-grade award. But Martinez, of the 27th […]

My turn: Age not factor for honor

Freedom New Mexico The Oscar Awards media coverage was bothersome and not because of the best and worst dressed picks. It was what they said about Best Screenplay Writer, David Seidler, who won for “The King’s Speech.” They called Seidler a late-bloomer because his first golden statuette came in his mid-70s. What a flawed cultural […]

Portales mechanic facing child porn charges

Freedom New Mexico A Portales mechanic has been charged with possessing child pornography. David L. Payton, 43, of Portales was arrested Thursday and charged with six counts of sexual exploitation of children by possession, according to a new release from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office. He would face a maximum sentence of nine years if […]

Time to run ‘system restore’ on government

David Stuckenberg of Portales offers this view on how the government has been “infected.” Without updating outmoded hardware, performing software updates, and deleting cookies and remnants of files obsolete programs; your computer will waste your time and money. Today our Congress and Senate are analogous to such a computer. Lobbyists, special interests, and corruption have […]

Winter storm may bring region’s first snow

Freedom New Mexico A winter storm heading toward eastern New Mexico will likely bring the first snow of the season. National Weather Service meteorologist David Craft in Albuquerque said there is a winter storm watch in effect for Thursday evening through Friday morning. He said the watch means there could be “a few to several […]

Their view: Politicians don’t know what’s best for nation

David James Stuckenberg of Portales offers this letter to “everyman:” In July, my family and I visited a small living history farm, just outside of Washington D.C.. After walking miles of hallways around the U.S. capital and bustling National Mall, the change in scenery was refreshing. While strolling the quiet trails by row crops, animals […]

Volunteer profile: David McDowell

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Name: David McDowell Residence: Portales Occupation: Juvenile probation officer with the Children, Youth and Families Department Volunteer: McDowell is in charge of music at First Presbyterian Church, where he is a member. He picks songs for the worship service and helps put them together. Why he does it: “I enjoy singing and I try to […]

My turn: Politics hinder war success

In an afterward to David Halberstam’s “The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War,” Russell Baker wrote that Halberstam was “constantly trying to understand why a nation with such high aspirations, led by the most excellent people, so often ended up in one quagmire or another.” Halberstam, best known for “The Best and the Brightest” […]

Anniversary — Aug. 8

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Tucker Noted guitarist Kenneth and Myrtle Tucker of Clovis will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14. They were married in 1960 in Clovis. They have two sons Kenneth James and David Lee and two grandchildren Stephan and Johnathan. Kenneth played with Tiny Lynn, J. Bowman and had his own trio band for […]

Longtime educator dedicated life to Portales schools

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Sharna Johnson Longtime Portales educator David Brooks made his mark with tough love and dedication to the school system, the community and his family, according to those who knew him. David Brooks, 75, died of cancer Sunday in Lubbock. “He basically dedicated his life to the Portales educational system,” said Brooks’ son, Davey Brooks. Davey […]

Become your own cheerleader

Joan Clayton Do you ever get discouraged? Be a cheerleader for someone. Having a bad day? A cheerful attitude is contagious. Discouragement is a chief weapon of the enemy, leading to apathy, insensitivity, bitterness and resentment. I like to read about David in the Old Testament. Pursued by insurmountable odds, he persisted in his faith, […]

Local veterans recall Korean War

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Korean War is commonly called the forgotten war, but not for the men who served in the three-year conflict. Local veterans George Martin, Dale Davis, and David Ash share their experiences.

Veterans reflect on meaning of Memorial Day

David Ash By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections The Korean War is commonly called the forgotten war, but not for the men who served in the three-year conflict. Local veterans George Martin, Dale Davis, and David Ash share their experiences.

Harold Smith Scramble results

Harold Smith Scramble Portales Country Club Ties broken by United States Golf Association flight tiebreaker rules. Championship Flight: 1. Chad Heflin/Matt Hunton/Ernie Cordova 56-61-119. 2. Chris Adkins/Will Archibeque/Wouter Myburgh 57-62-119. 3. Bobby Crane/Rustin Rowley/Wayne Moore 62-51-121. 4. Andy Reynolds/Mark Foster/Kevin Welch 60-61-122. 5. Charlie Maciel/Sid Felan/David Gutierrez 64-59-123. 6. Fabian Lopez Sr./John Lara/Ben Parra 61-66-127. […]

Church profile: Third and Kilgore Church of Christ

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Third and Kilgore Church of Christ Location: Third and Kilgore streets Phone: 356-6150 Services: Sunday Bible Class at 9 a.m., worship at 10 a.m., evening service at 6 p.m. Also, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Description: According to Teaching Minister David Heflin, “We are a family-oriented church committed to following Jesus as Lord with Scripture as […]