Wildfire safety tips offered

By Richard Peterson: 27th SOW Safety If you notice a fire contact emergency services at 911 immediately don’t ignore it. It’s better that too many call it in than no one at all. Personnel that smoke need to be extremely careful with all smoking materials, both while smoking in designated smoking areas as well as […]

Committee encourages schools to watch costs

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Think leaner, think greener. Those were some of the perspectives offered by the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority at Monday’s meeting of Region V of the New Mexico School Board Association. Superintendents and school board representatives from the 13 school districts in the region met at Clovis High […]

Dora entrepreneurship program teaches students to start business

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eight Dora High School students are in business. A youth entrepreneurship training program called Biz-Ed Ventures, which offers a grant to start a new business, offered a seminar on starting a business from the ground up in Dora recently. “You’re learning how to run your own business someday,” Ashley […]

A prayer offered is a prayer answered

By Chaplain (Capt.) Eusebia D. Rios: Joint Special Operations Air Component Chaplain PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — As a chaplain, you never really know what the day holds. There are so many moments in the stillness of the day that you can actually see the hand of God moving in the lives around you. It is amazing […]

Free, online tutoring offered to families

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials here launched a free, online tutoring service for servicemembers and their families. The site — http://www.tutor.com/military — offers round-the-clock professional tutors who can assist with homework, studying, test preparation, resume writing and more. Marine Corps and Army families have had access to the […]

Dental health tips offered

By Capt (Dr.) Mike Hoge: 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and the Cannon Dental Clinic would like to help you to ensure excellent oral health for your children. Did you know that tooth decay is the single most common chronic childhood disease? According to the National Institute of […]

Tax time tips offered

By Myra Barnum: Cannon Tax Office manager Doing taxes is not everyone’s favorite pastime; however, the more you know, the better prepared you will be to handle this unpleasant task. The Cannon Tax Office is going to be providing free services again this year. We want to provide you with some tips to help you […]

Tips for holiday spending offered

By Heidi Hunt: 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — Walking through a shopping mall, it’s difficult not to notice holiday decorations, crowded stores and retailers claiming to offer the best deals of the season. Before pulling out their wallets, airmen are encouraged to keep a few things in mind to […]

TRICARE for ‘gray area’ reservists to be offered

Courtesy of Air Force Retiree News Service from a TRICARE release FALLS CHURCH, Va. —A new program will offer “gray area” reservists the opportunity to purchase TRICARE health care coverage. While qualified members of the Selected Reserve may purchase premium-based coverage under TRICARE Reserve Select, or TRS, retired National Guard and Reserve personnel did not […]

Roosevelt County names jail administrator

Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Roosevelt County hired David Casanova to fill the administrator position at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on Tuesday, according to a news release the county sent Wednesday. He is scheduled to start Dec. 21 for a salary of $52,000 per year. Casanova has been in corrections since 2002 and currently […]

Trick-or-treat safety tips offered

USAF illustration: Greg Allen The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron’s Pumpkin Patrol will be on the lookout in base housing to help keep young goblins safe this Halloween. Adults are reminded to have a designated driver if they plan to drink at their party. By Rich Jones: 27th SOSFS Public Affairs representative It’s that […]

Panel offers health care reform opinions

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Local health care experts offered their take on health care reform Thursday and no one offered any easy or simple answers. Roosevelt General Hospital Administrator James D’Agostino, La Casa Health Center CEO Seferino Montano, ENMU economics professor Michael Snipes and Chris Simons, an insurance executive from Artesia, offered their […]

Cannon pilot helps students march on

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Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Clovis High School band members play during their morning rehearsal Wednesday. Cannon pilot Jerry Ridgeway has been helping teach the students marching techniques. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections From aircraft in the sky to feet pounding turf … Cannon Air Force Base Predator pilot Jerry Ridgeway has been helping Clovis […]

Young cattlemen’s scholarship available

Freedom New Mexico Aplications are being accepted through Nov. 1 for three scholarships offered by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association Young Cattlemen’s Leadership Committee. A $1,000 scholarship is available from Purina Mills and the YCLC. Applicants must be members of the New Mexico Junior Cattle Growers Association or the child of a NMCGA member. […]

Cowboy services offered at church

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Brad Morgan has been the pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Portales for just over a year. Among the different services he conducts at the 18th Street place of worship is “Cowboy Church” every Tuesday night. Morgan, 37, previously served in various capacities at Bethel Baptist and Emmanuel Baptist churches in Portales. Are there real […]

Seniors offered legal assistance

PNT Staff Report A free workshop and legal consultations by appointment are being offered today at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way. The State Bar of New Mexico’s Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program is conducting a workshop on “Common Legal Issues for Senior Citizens” at 1 p.m. Anyone interested may attend. Free 30-minute […]

Press release: N.M. hunter education certifies 1,402 students

New Mexico’s Hunter Education Program certified 1,402 students in March as young hunters scrambled to become eligible for the April 8 application deadline for 2009-2010 big-game hunting licenses and permits. Since Jan. 1, more than 2,200 students have successfully completed the course, which is taught mostly by volunteer instructors trained by Department staff. Instructors have […]

Affordable vacation offered to troops

By William Bradner: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — A Disney vacation just got more affordable for military members and their families. With the “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute” offer, active and retired military personnel, including active members of the Coast Guard and activated members of the National Guard or Reserve, can enjoy complimentary, multiday admission […]

Commentary: Assistance offered for families relocating

By Col. Brad Webb: Commander 1st SOW HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — As the time draws nearer for the AC-130H move to Cannon Air Force Base, many of you have already received orders, and many more will be receiving them soon. I recognize that for many of you this move presents challenging issues. To address some […]