My turn: Adventures wait at home

Alisa Boswell I’ve enjoyed an 80-degree Christmas with my adventures in Florida over the last week. I’ve had the enjoyment of playing on beaches, seeing sea turtles, manatees and dolphins and trying Mediterranean cuisine for the first time. I think my favorite part was building a sandman instead of a snowman. Here are some things […]

McGee: More than one way to enjoy deer

So The Lady of the House and I have returned from another journey to the American Southland to visit her kin and my momma. We stayed off the interstate highways, spending time passing through small towns from Texas to Florida and back. We tried local foods when we stopped like Texas barbecue, Louisiana battered and […]

Economy more pressing issue at hand

Freedom New Mexico Leave it to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is known to have an old-fashioned hankering to stamp out illicit drugs, to keep pushing for a solution to yet another problem that’s already well on the road to solving itself. The problem: illegal immigration. Gov. Scott told The Associated Press he hopes the […]

Our people: Nicole Thornton represents Portales as the city’s community affairs coordinator

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Nicole Thornton was the Community Affairs Coordinator for the city of Portales until Friday. Her husband received orders from the Air Force back to Florida so the couple will be returning home. Thornton said there is no such thing as a typical day for the community affairs coordinator. “I enjoy that every day is different […]

Base commander returning to Florida

Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base’s commander is returning to Florida for his next assignment with the Air Force. The Air Force Times reported Col. Stephen Clark, who was recently selected for promotion to brigadier general, will become director of plans, programs, requirements and assessments for Air Force Special Operations Command headquarters at Hurlburt […]

Cops: Man fires at Florida school board; kills self

The Associated Press PANAMA CITY, Fla. — A gunman walked up to a podium, spray painted a red “V” with a circle around it then opened fire at a school board meeting Tuesday, sending audience members scrambling, then exchanged shots with a security guard before killing himself, police said. No one else was injured. In […]

Cannon quilters continue mission of making quilts for families of fallen troops

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Adah Dean cuts quilt top pieces to the correct size. Liliana Castillo Operation Homefront Quilts at Cannon Air Force Base has changed its name but not its mission. Joanne and Jessica Porter began the program in Florida but became overwhelmed with the project early this year. Ellen Saccoia-Smith, who organizes […]

Handmade toy labor of love

Clyde Davis The story begins with an emailed photo, received sometime in April, when my grandson, who lives in Florida, was on a class field trip to Washington, DC. As his mother was one of the parent chaperones, she sent me a picture of something which Jason had seen in one of the stores on […]

My turn: No shortage of talent locally

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Major League Baseball opens its season this week, and Portales is well represented. Cody Ross, born in Portales on Dec. 23, 1980, is the Florida Marlins’ right fielder. He may start the year on the disabled list with a calf sprain, but he belted 24 home runs last year and is key to the team’s […]

Florida strawberries featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living I nformation on Florida strawberries, using a Klic-N-Kut die cutter and transforming baby clothes into a quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. With Florida strawberries, you can enjoy a taste of summer all winter long. Sue Harrell represents the Florida […]

Hurlburt squadron being reassigned to Cannon

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Freedom New Mexico A helicopter squadron at Hurlburt Field in Florida that was deactivated last Friday will be assigned to Cannon Air Force Base in the future, according to an Air Force Special Operations Command press release. The 20th Special Operations Squadron will fly CV-22 aircraft at Cannon. A military spending bill signed by President […]

Family is what makes Clovis feel like home

By Capt. Tyler Moore: Cannon Connections guest columnist I recently completed formal equal opportunity training at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.

Portales native Ross homers

By Steven Wine, The Associated Press MIAMI — The ever-expanding list of catalysts for the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks now includes reserve infielder Augie Ojeda, who had a role in their latest win even though he didn’t play. Ojeda made his pitching debut as a sacrificial reliever at the end of a blowout loss Tuesday to […]

Travel abroad never easy

Anita Doberman: Columnist My children and I left Rome a week ago on Thursday morning. Reaching Florida should have taken a full day, with two flights: one to New York City and the other one to New Orleans. Instead, it took us four days, countless hours at airports in Newark, N.J., and Charlotte, N.C. – […]

April 17, 1972

• Portales youth Alvin Corbin, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Corbin, witnessed the launching of Apollo XVI at Cape Kennedy, Florida. Corbin was attending the Florida Institute of Technology. • L.L. Brown sixth grade students Carol Jordon and Kathy Hardt were the grand champion winners of the L.L. Brown Science Fair. Their project was a study […]

AFSOC meetings scheduled next week

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Public invited to learn more about October 2007 move The public is invited to attend three area meetings scheduled next week to learn more about environmental impact issues when the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) assumes command of Cannon Air Force Base in October 2007. All meetings will be […]