Leave en route policy change benefits airmen

American Forces Press Service SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Some airmen will now have the opportunity to take leave en route within the continental United States when they return home, or redeploy, from the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. This change can save airmen significant time and travel-associated costs, as well as provide […]

Faith best legacy to leave behind

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist My ancestors left me a legacy more precious than gold … a strong faith in God. From my great grandparents to my parents, I have come to know the purpose of life. “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God and keep his commandments for this is […]

Debates can leave public well informed

Freedom New Mexico They called it a retreat. Fortunately, neither side seemed inclined to fall back. Observers say Friday’s exchanges between President Obama and Republican lawmakers were something they hadn’t seen in a long time, if ever. Obama and his political opponents engaged in lengthy debates over policies and politics at a GOP get-together in […]

Tucumcari police chief placed on leave

By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher was placed on paid administrative leave Friday morning, according to City Manager Bobbye Rose. Hatcher said he was approached by Rose and City Clerk Christine Dougherty about the option of resigning or being fired. He said after arguing about his employment status, Rose and […]

Hounds leave no doubt against Aggies

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s men have struggled in the second half of games at times this season — including Monday, when they nearly let a 15-point cushion get away before holding off Lubbock Christian. Saturday, after building a nine-point halftime lead, the Greyhounds finished the job in style with […]

Dry season could leave farmers’ wallets lighter

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A dry winter, on top of a dry year, is leaving some area farmers worried and some just waiting to see what happens. Elida dryland farmer Greg Burris estimated that his crops have received much less than half of what is considered normal precipitation this winter. In the fall, […]

Congresss OKs paternity leave

Air Force News Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Eligible airmen are now authorized 10 days of nonchargeable paternity leave following the birth of their newborns, courtesy of the 2009 Duncan Hunter National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress. The law applies to married, active-duty airmen. The airman’s wife must have given birth to […]

Sept. 27, 1951

“Hey Moms — Want to Park the Kids?” Gambles Funny Book Table ran an ad in the Portales Tribune encouraging parents to leave their children at the store where there were books for their enjoyment while the parents

American dollars don't have to leave America

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist Many of us remember the “Made in the USA” movement which seemed pervasive during the 1980s. Back up by catchy television commercials, the marketing campaign featured consumers and business people declaring “It matters to me.” The press was full of dire predictions about the state of American manufacturing, and […]

Moms shouldn’t feel guilty about personal time

By Anita Doberman I recently made plans to go see a movie with a friend and scheduled a babysitter to watch my five children for a couple of hours. When the time to leave came, I felt terrible because all the kids were crying and seemed so unhappy to see mommy leave. I went anyway, […]

Mommy guilt, anyone?

By Anita Doberman I recently made plans to go see a movie with a friend and scheduled a babysitter to watch my five children for a couple of hours. When the time to leave came, I felt terrible because all the kids were crying and seemed so unhappy to see mommy leave.

Treasurer not required to resign

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout is not required to resign after being indicted Friday on the charge of tampering with public records, according to the New Mexico Association of Counties. Though she has elected to go on administrative leave, she is still county treasurer, said Steve Kopelman, general counsel […]

Charges filed against Curry County deputy

Freedom New Mexico Assault and disorderly conduct charges were filed Thursday afternoon against a Curry County Sheriff’s deputy placed on paid administrative leave, according to court records. A woman and her husband said Deputy Larry Garrison verbally assaulted them on Oct. 7, cursing and shouting at them over a car he was attempting to purchase, […]

Former area publisher promoted

Freedom Newspapers The Orange County (Calif.) Register named a newspaper veteran from Arizona as its new publisher Wednesday as N. Christian Anderson III prepares to leave after 27 years with the newspaper and its parent company. Anderson will leave the newspaper Sept. 15. He will be replaced by Terry Horne, publisher of the East Valley […]

Actress has no business in uniform

By Tonya Fennell “The few. The proud. The blonde.” OK, I’ll give everyone a minute to reread the sentence, shake their heads, frown and reread the sentence. Yep, the last word is blonde because this is the tagline for Jessica Simpson’s latest movie, titled “Major Movie Star.” According to several questionable news sources (AKA gossip […]

Memories of love not soon forgotten

By Joan Clayton: Columnist It was a perfect Sunday afternoon for a drive in the country. As we passed familiar farms, I couldn’t help but notice the changes in peoples’ lives. Some occupants were now gone. Some were left without their mates. Others had simply moved away, leaving an abandoned house. I wondered what stories […]

Feb. 18, 1969

The Portales police station was full of red faced officers this morning as they learned that they had a badly wanted criminal in custody temporarily yesterday morning before the man and his companion took French leave. The information came belatedly from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that the man who has been identified as Eldred […]

Grackles wreaking havoc at Roosevelt County Courthouse

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Like a scene from a horror movie, hundreds of great-tailed grackles descend upon the Roosevelt County Courthouse as dusk settles in each evening. According to Charlene Hardin, Roosevelt County administrator, the birds have gradually taken over the trees at the courthouse. They’ve been there since the summer and have […]

Leave loving memories, not regrets

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Oil painting has changed the way I see the world. I find myself studying clouds and landscapes. I like to see the tumbled down houses and barns as we travel along the highway. I wonder what stories they could tell of days gone by. How did their occupants live […]

Leave it better than you found it with AFSO-21

Maj. Matt Powell Two years ago I wrote an article for the Mach Meter and advised readers to “Leave it Better Than You Found it.” To support that advice I described the following scenario: You just arrived in your new shop at your new base of assignment. You walk in on your first day, full […]