Our towns: Muleshoe celebrates its heritage

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Muleshoe West City Park is a big highlight in the town, according to city officials. The park includes a water park, a golf course, basketball courts and more. It is one of the main highlights, along with the Muleshoe Heritage Foundation. Alisa Boswell Muleshoe, Texas, was named after Muleshoe Ranch, which […]

Cannon extends hours of operation

By Airman 1st Class Jette Carr: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Base Exchange and Shoppette at Cannon Air Force Base, will be testing new hours November and December. “The test run was prompted by requests from the 27th Special Operations Wing for extended hours,” said Linda Villiness, Base Exchange office assistant. “In addition, […]

Operation Dark Night helps prepare forces

USAF: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom U.S. soldiers with the 3rd Special Forces Group, simulate dragging a wounded soldier to safety during a training exercise Sept. 20 at Melrose Range. The training consisted of several different scenarios and was designed to prepare the special operators for situations they could encounter on real world missions. By […]

Food bank misses donation quota

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has not received adequate donations to make any commodity deliveries during September, according to food bank officials. However, the food pantry program will be in operation. Information: Teresa Wilcock, 763-6130.

Commissary testing extended hours in July

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Delia Marchick Joseph R. Gallegos, commissary produce store associate, stocks the fruit after the lunch rush at the Cannon Air Force Base commissary on June 29. Gallegos will be working when the commissary tests the 11a.m. to 9 p.m. extended hours of operation every Thursday in July. The commissary worked with […]

Operation Purple Program offers summer camps for military youth

By 27th SOW Force Support Squadron Operation Purple camps are a time for having fun, making friends and reminding military kids that they are the nation’s youngest heroes. The mission of the Operation Purple program, sponsored by the National Military Family Association, is to empower military children and their families to develop and maintain healthy […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters program aims to raise money with bowling event

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Kevin Wilson Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico is a relatively small operation, with a staff that consists of executive director Meg Sadau, and a minimal office in the Matt 25 Hope Center where she has spent a year. The operation is hoping it find a few sponsors, however, so it can serve […]

Cattle operation comes with catch

As many of you regular readers might guess, people tell me their stories — stories about horse wrecks, cow wrecks, sheep wrecks, dog wrecks, financial wrecks, any kind of wreck you can think of. I met JW in Tennessee. He’s a regular reader of my column and thought his story would fit. It seems he […]

Church collecting gifts for Operation Christmas child

Freedom New Mexico Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis will be serving as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child, according to a news release. Operation Christmas Child provides shoe boxes of gifts to more than eight million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disasters, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty, the release said. The […]

Chile should be lauded for mine rescue

Freedom Newspapers The effort to rescue 33 miners trapped a half-mile underground for 69 days was bound to attract attention, but the worldwide interest in the operation has made it a perhaps surprising global phenomenon. Perhaps people are hungry for a happy ending in a world in which unhappy endings are all too common. Perhaps […]

Volunteer profile: Dave Russell

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Name: Dave Russell Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Volunteer: Maintenance, sound system operation and participation the choir and board of trustees at the First United Methodist Church of Portales; Meals on Wheels Why he does it: “When something needs to be done, and as long as I’m able to do it, I will. Somebody has to […]

Sept. 17 -Sept. 23 What's Happening

Friday Operation Homefront Quilts —

Portales past: Aug. 9, 1945

Aug. 9, 1945: A franchise to operate a city bus line in Portales had been granted to Lt. W.G. Howell and his sister, Mary Loch. Plans were under way to start operation as soon as permits were granted.

July 16 -July 22 What's Happening

Friday Operation Homefront Quilts —

Caprock Quilters sew on memories

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Cardenas Amy Armenta irons a star-patterned quilt at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center on Feb. 19. She is a member of Operation Home Front Quilts, an organization that sends quilts to families of fallen servicemembers. Since April 2004, Cannon’s group has made and donated nearly 600 quilts. By Airman 1s […]

Press release: People arrested during weekend

Courtesy of Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office The Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office teaming up with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish worked several operations over the weekend in Roosevelt County that ended with multiple arrests and criminal citations. On Saturday, both agencies conducted a “deer decoy operation” at unspecified locations in Roosevelt County. The […]

Fraternity raising money

Freedom New Mexico The Theta Zeta chapter of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Eastern New Mexico University plans to go door-to-door the week of Oct. 4 to collect donations for the Fisher House Foundation. The foundation provides comfort houses on the grounds of military and Veterans Administration hospitals, supports the families of patients and makes […]

Emergency Preparedness Expo set

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer From emergency food storage to ham radio operation, Roosevelt and Curry County residents have a chance to learn how to be ready in case of disasters. “Be Prepared, Not Scared” Emergency Preparedness Expo is set for 8 a.m. to noon June 27 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Jake Lopez […]

Cannon airmen share experiences with students

By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Capt. Nathan Scott of the 73rd Special Operation Squadron said one of the scariest operations he’s experienced was flying over Afghanistan as insurgent forces shot at his plane. He said flying the bodies of fallen soldiers was one of the most sobering experiences of his career. “It means a whole […]

Sept. 3, 1979

Portales News-Tribune reported that KENM-TV-FM went on air five years to the minute from the time its parent station began its operation.