Broken resolution only another chance for success

Janet Taylor-Birkey Although it is not yet into the second month of a new year, many resolutions are already broken. And while that may not sound very optimistic, it can actually be a freeing mindset. Resolutions can be broken due to schedules, illness or responsibilities that take precedence. The key when making a resolution is […]

New year time to renew pursuit of personal goals

Editorial Celebrating the coming of a new year is one of the oldest traditions in human civilization, beginning in ancient Babylon some 4,000 years ago. Being one of the few holidays based on natural phenomena — the Earth does take 365 1/4 days to revolve around the sun, creating regular and observable cycles in the […]

Making history – one day at a time

Chief Master Sgt. Ricky Balolong The poet, Robert Penn Warren, wrote, “History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” The ironic thing about history is that rarely do those who are […]

Base readies for summer safety season

Lt. Col. Ancel Yarbrough Have you heard? Summer is here yet again! It may not have felt like summer with the past few cool nights, but the Air Force is ready to proclaim another 101 Critical Days of Summer, beginning May 29. Cannon Air Force Base is in the thick of making the most of […]

Lack of wind fails to faze kite fans

Janet Taylor-Birkey (Editor’s note: Due to a production problem in last week’s Mach Meter, the article did not correctly appear. It is being printed in its entirety with an additional photograph.) It has been said the wind always blows in this part of New Mexico. Unless the wind is needed for Cannon’s 3rd Annual Kite […]

Kite Karnival a hit

Isabelle Winters, 9, took advantage of sparse breezes to fly her butterfly kites Saturday. Isabelle enjoyed the day with her mom, Vickie Winters, at the 3rd Annual Kite Karnival. Janet Taylor-Birkey It has been said the wind always blows in this part of New Mexico. Unless the wind is needed for Cannon’s 3rd Annual Kite […]

Airmen thanked for making a difference

General T. Michael Moseley T. Michael Moseley General, USAF Chief of Staff AF Chief of Staff remembers OIF anniversary, sacrifices March 19 marked the 3rd anniversary of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and the removal of an oppressive, dangerous regime. This was the culmination of a joint and coalition intense effort on land, sea, and air. I […]

Arranging flowers, fitting patterns on Creative Living

Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on arranging fresh cut flowers and fitting patterns will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Jill Slater is with the California Cut Flower Commission located in Watsonville, […]

Doing the Christmas wrap

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer For 30 years the Garcia family has been making tamales year-round for customers at the two local restaurants they’ve owned, and once a year, this business trade becomes a Christmas tradition and labor of love for their own family and friends. In the weeks before Christmas, sisters Joann Estrada, Gloria […]

Watch new shows for frames and flowers

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on creating a quick and easy picture frame, how to keep cut flowers fresh longer and making healthy snacks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from […]

Homemade breads and patterns coming up

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on grilling, making homemade yeast breads, and pattern fitting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Vicki Douglas is with […]

Get over it: Blame game only brings shame

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I spent the early part of my adult life playing the blame game. You know how that works. To quote my 3-year-old niece, Marissa, “It’s not my fault!” Now that I’ve entered the 30-something years, tilting closer toward the big 40 in which I’ve been there and done that, and […]

Rolls are no trouble for those you love

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist My husband looked forward to Sunday lunch at Mother’s house. He longed to eat her light, crusty piping hot rolls. Try as I might, I could never duplicate Mother’s homemade rolls. I used the same recipe, but they never turned out right.  Our first baby had a long siege […]

Make the most of your day

Joan Clayton Each day of life is a gift. Making the most of that gift is up to me. Creating happy memories leaves no regrets. The time to love is all too short at best. The recent holidays with children and grandchildren still linger in my heart of memories. I relive making enchiladas in the […]