Love makes best gift

Our first newlywed Christmas happened in a “mansion.” (We thought.) My husband, Emmitt, had just finished his tenure in the Army. We lived in “Vetville,” rows of army barracks converted to apartments. They housed World War II veterans for $25 a month. Everyone seemed to be in the same boat … going to school on […]

My turn: Cooler weather makes hiking more appealing

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer With the days getting cooler around New Mexico, going hiking might not be such a bad idea. It’s a chance to explore nature and see the changing of the seasons. There are a couple of Web sites that list places of interest where hikers can enjoy the beauty of […]

AAFES makes changes

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service unveiled its new brand at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., on Sept. 17, ushering in a new era for exchange shoppers far beyond the plains of Oklahoma. The upgrade is happening everywhere the exchange has a presence, including […]

Food at the speed of life: Cooking mishap makes good column

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Forget the better mousetrap — I wish someone would build a better Band-Aid. I was chopping an onion one night, in between breaks to let my eyes stop stinging and watering, when I cut my finger instead of the onion. Not to be deterred, I wrapped a piece of paper towel around my finger and […]

Volunteer profile: Mildred Danforth

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Name: Mildred Danforth Occupation: Retired Volunteer: Danforth makes quilts to give away to people who need them. Why she does it: “I first started quilting in 2006,” Danforth said. “I have a love of quilting, and I love to see the happiness the quilts bring to people. It makes me happy.”

Press release: Cannon funding makes progress in Congress

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act by a vote of 411 to 6. The legislation provides a 7.4 percent funding increase for veterans’ health care and benefits, including funding for more than 4,000 additional permanent claims processors. The legislation strengthens the […]

Press release: Cannon funding makes progress in Congress

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act by a vote of 411 to 6. The legislation provides a 7.4 percent funding increase for veterans’ health care and benefits, including funding for more than 4,000 additional permanent claims processors. The legislation strengthens the […]

My turn: Dad makes broccoli taste good

For Father’s Day, let my tell you about the person who makes the best chicken-fried steak and grilled T-bones I’ve tasted: Dad. His fruit breads are great, too, and Dad’s long-held domain of Sunday dinner is always something special. When Mom made most meals, Dad told her supper was good every night. He has now […]

My turn: Color makes the cowboy

By Wendel Sloan: PNT columnist I learned a lot about natty attire by watching my cousin, Wendel “The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy,” model at a recent Hispanic fashion show in Portales. He wore green half-boots from Payless and bargain-bin, bright-purple JC Penney jeans from Clovis’ North Plains Mall. The pink-rose motif cowboy shirt came from Joe’s […]

Food for thought: Chef Juandel one smooth(ie) operator

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Chef Juandel makes wild smoothies that make a nice, light, nutritious breakfast or snack. The chef, the culinary side of ENMU director of media relations Wendel Sloan, provided a smoothie recipe but said you can use whatever you have. Following Wendel’s recipe, almost, I blended a banana, orange, pear […]

My turn: Pain makes us all the same

It’s been said that death is the great democracy. The up-and-coming philosopher Wendel The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy says that at 6-feet under we are separated only by the height of the granite above us. Unremitting physical pain also creates a democracy above ground. Looks, job status, house size, horsepower and political views become irrelevant. Religious […]

Teen program makes way to eastern New Mexico

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Dallas Jessup knew she would be helping her classmates at her Portland Ore., high school when she made a film about self defense. What she didn’t know is that the film would grow into a world-wide non-profit organization now credited for starting a revolution. The film teaches self-defense techniques. Jessup, 18, said when she was […]

God’s greatness is evident all around us

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Snow makes me happy, and I guess it’s because we don’t see it often. It brings a winter wonderland for me. Gentle snowflakes softly fall and cover the boughs of my evergreen trees. The “picture perfect” postcard is filed in my photo album of many blessings. Underneath this glorious sight, […]

Santa makes early appearance for one Cannon family

By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs

New Web tool makes finding new doctors easy

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Just enrolled into TRICARE Prime and want to know your options for doctors? Moved to a new location and need to find a doctor? Not sure if the nearest military clinic is accepting new patients? It used to take a phone call or car trip to answer […]

Sheriff’s office makes drug bust

Freedom New Mexico Three people face drug charges from an Oct. 30 search warrant served by Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies in the 600 block of South Roosevelt County Road S. Arrested were Jeffrey Gutierrez, 21, Andrea Gutierrez, 24, and Joshua Ortiz, 23. Jeffrey Gutierrez, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and […]

Autumn: God’s creation of beauty

I love this time of year. The crispness of the early morning and the chill at dusk invigorate me. The smell of wood burning in a fireplace, a good book and an apple makes me happy. Beautiful cottonwood leaves wear golden crowns looking up to heaven. Ornamental pear trees grace the landscape with deep scarlet […]

Clovis teen makes mark in weightlifting

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Zack Williams, 15, has been lifting weights since he was 12 years old. The Clovis native was going through some Web sites looking for competitions in weightlifting. He came across Natural Athlete Strength Association, and entered. “I won my division in junior,” Williams said. “I was a little nervous.” […]

Baskett makes Eagles’ 53-man roster

Freedom New Mexico It looks like Clovis’ Hank Baskett will play for the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth straight season. Baskett, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, was listed on the Eagles’ 53-man roster announced Saturday on the team’s Web site. NFL rules required teams to submit a 53-man roster by 6 p.m. (EDT) Saturday. Baskett […]

Simple thinking makes life bliss

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist Simple thinking makes life bliss There are globally astute, politically tuned, conscientiously correct people who watch C-Span and write letters to the editor. When the letter “A” is flashed before their eyes they immediately think Ahmadinejad (president of Iran), ambassador or Al Gore. Whereas when I see the letter “A,” […]