Motivational speaker inspires hope

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Alisa Boswell Dozens of Floyd, Elida, Grady and House junior high and high school students piled into the gym at Floyd Municipal Schools Monday afternoon to hear about the dangers of substance abuse and the importance of believing in dreams. “We really need to stop teaching kids to wish and start teaching them to dream,” […]

Energy Awareness Month: Program helps conserve Cannon’s resources

By Caroline Ward: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron On Oct. 2, 2009, and Oct. 1, 2010, President Barack Obama signed a Presidential Proclamation designating October as National Energy Awareness Month. To underscore the importance of this effort, Col. Buck Elton, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, signed a proclamation designating October as CAFB Energy Awareness […]

Their view: Branding serves as protection for livestock

Joe Parker Jr., president of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, writes about the importance of branding cattle.

Summer learning helps keep children’s minds sharp

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Russell Anglin Clovis Municipal Schools teacher and mother of one, Gwyn Del Toro understands the importance of having her son Matthew hit the books before he starts kindergarten in the fall. She said Matthew has been an active library patron this summer. “He likes the ‘I Spy’ books but then we get a bunch of […]

Quilting, scrapbooking tips featured on show

Information on the importance of quilt labels, basic scrapbooking tips and card making ideas will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Kathy Bowers is a quilter and an author, and she explains that a quilt label is necessary to preserve history, as well as record who made […]

Graduation guest speaker stresses importance of higher education

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Tradition took center stage in graduation ceremonies Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. More than 360 students receiving degrees heard guest speaker and former ENMU President Robert Matheny explain how families are beginning to establish traditions of higher education at the university. “Many of these students have come from […]

Officials stress importance of hiring disabled vets

By David Egner: Military Health System WASHINGTON —Federal officials are taking action to reverse years of decline in the percentage of people with disabilities in the federal workforce, speakers said at a March 5 training session held to prepare for a Federal Hiring Event for People and Veterans with Disabilities scheduled for April. The percentage […]

Laws, taxes siphoning people’s money

America Saves Week passed a couple of weeks ago. It was intended to raise awareness of the importance of putting a little money away for emergencies. The week went by with little notice, and it’s not surprising. Few people are saving money, and most say they aren’t able to. January’s personal savings rate was 3.3 […]

Census count on the horizon

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer The year is winding its way to an end and 2010 is right around the corner. For many in the state who are aware of the importance of numbers, that means one very important thing: It’s time for a new census. Though many population estimates are taken in between, […]

Student poster contest focuses on hygiene

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer With the flu season closing in, a number of Portales sixth-graders are learning about the importance of hand washing as they convey the information via art. Carol Ainsworth’s four art classes at Lindsey Middle School are designing posters about hand washing for a Roosevelt General Hospital contest the public […]

Snack recipes, copper benefits featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on the importance of copper in the diet, operating systems for window coverings and preparing after-school snack recipes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Registered dietitian Pat Baird will talk about the importance of copper in the diet. Not only […]

Leaders stress importance of excellence

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USAF photo: John Turner Gen. Norton A. Schwartz addresses Airmen during an Airmen’s Call on Aug. 22 at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. By Senior Airman Eydie Sakura: 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. — Keeping the Air Force’s promise to America, to the joint team and to airmen and their […]

Swimming safely

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By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico With warmer temperatures and summer on the way, more and more children and adults will be seeking refuge from the heat and fun in the sun at pools and lakes throughout the region. Potter Park Pool has been cleaned and inspected and is opening at 1 p.m. today. The […]

Church hosts program honoring veterans

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer “Honoring God, Country and Veterans” was the focus of an early Veterans Day program on Saturday morning that was hosted by Southside Church of Christ. For the sixth year, the program paid tribute to those who have served in the military. Guest speaker for the morning was David McVey, […]

Official: Playa lakes’ importance not understood

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Many people do not understand the importance of the playa lakes, according to Tish McDaniel, Southern Shortgrass Prairie coordinator with The Nature Conservancy. An integral part of the High Plains, playa lakes are the main source for recharging the Ogallala Aquifer, she said. McDaniel has been working with landowners, […]

Air space expansion could help Cannon survive BRAC

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers The Air Force Chief of Staff said Wednesday the future airplanes and weapon systems will need wide open spaces for good training. The testimony came during a U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee meeting in Washington to review the Air Force’s budget requests for the 2006 fiscal year. “The very speed […]