Coach’s cemetery exercise misses point

Occasionally, though not very often, the inspiration from this column comes from some other piece of information which slides across the Internet. Such is the case in today’s piece. Upstate New York, where a junior varsity football coach and English teacher forced members of the team, after a losing game, to detour into the local […]

Cannon ceremony commemorates 9/11 attacks

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Gabriel Monte Staff Sgt. Stephen Mercer of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron was 17 years old and attending high school in Denver when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks occurred. It was a day that cemented his resolve to join the military and become a firefighter. “I try to take a step back every […]

Cannon ceremony commemorates Sept. 11 attack

Cannon Connections staff photo: Gabriel Monte Airmen of the 27th Special Operations Wing salute as the flag in front of the headquarters building is taken down during a ceremony commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Sunday at Cannon Air Force Base. Gabriel Monte Sept. 11, 2001, was a day that changed many lives. More […]

Fashionable crafting: Three ideas for creating one-of-a-kind T-shirts

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Disney FamilyFun magazine Want something you and your fashion-forward child can make together? Try out these three easy T-shirt design ideas by Disney FamilyFun magazine. Carrot-Print Mosaic Whittle carrot tips into squares or triangles, and you’ve got the perfect implements for printing a mosaic onto a shirt. Slip a piece of cardboard inside a prewashed […]

Groundbreaking on Ute project nearing

Kevin Wilson Members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority had planned Thursday to announce a groundbreaking date for the first piece of the Ute Water Project, and announced it would take place soon. A likely date could be in July — or August, Ryan said, as Congress will be on break. But the […]

Hounds hope to shake off tough loss in season finale

By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico After coming up short last week in their bid for a piece of the Lone Star Conference North Division title, the task this week for Eastern New Mexico University’s football team is to get its emotional edge back. The Greyhounds visit Tarleton State for an 11 a.m. (MST) kickoff […]

My turn: Student art impressive

Alisa Boswell I viewed a variety of artwork in a library this week. Most of the artwork there was professional rather than amateur, so it struck me as funny when I stumbled across a work of art that seemed nothing more than a splash of paint on canvas. Now, I am a fan of abstract […]

May 8, 1950

AFREP sustains mission, saves money

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Michael Harris, 27th SOMG, inspects a circuit card for an LCD monitor. Through the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program, airmen work with advanced machinery to detect and repair malfunctioning circuits in equipment. By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th SOW Public Affairs Most of us do not look forward […]

Childhood games always fair

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Once an innocent way of deciding who went first or who got the last piece of candy, the game “rock, paper, scissors” is now organized into a televised U.S. championship. Surfing the channels one night last week, there it was on an obscure Fox Sports channel, folks in […]

Power restored, courthouse temporarily emptied

PNT Staff Power was out for 36 minutes across Portales on Friday morning, the outage caused by a piece of equipment that regulates voltage, an Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said. The power was out from 9:10 to 9:46 a.m. The power outage is believed to have triggered the temporary closing of the Roosevelt County […]

November 2, 1993

• The Dora Lady Coyotes won the District 6A volleyball title over the Texico Wolverines. • Dairy Queen advertised a four piece steak dinner basket for $1.99 and a four piece chicken fillet dinner for $2.99. • Teague-Strebeck advertised 31 1993 Ford Tempos for $179 down and $179 per month.

PHS band scores superior ratings

By William P. Thompson The Portales High School band received superior ratings in district competition Thursday in Clovis. It was the first time in six years the band received the highest ratings in marching band, concert band and sight reading competition. The band had earlier this year aced the marching band competition. Thursday, the concert […]

Perfection PHS band’s main goal

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By William P. Thompson The Portales High School band has already won a superior rating in marching band competition this year, and now the band hopes to get superior ratings at the concert band and sight reading district competition next week in Clovis. Jeremy Smith, an alto saxophone player in the band, said he is […]

Gesture reflects Christmas spirit

By Margaret Kirby: Guest Columnist I would like to thank a young lady — whose name I don’t know — from the Dora Baptist Church. She gave my 3-year-old daughter a candy cane at the Portales Christmas parade on Dec. 3. I know that collecting a ton of candy is not what Christmas or parades […]

DVD can help good television live forever

By Kevin Wilson There’s a running joke around the office regarding my media collection, and how it’s just a little too large. With a collection of more than 200 movies and television series on DVD and VHS, it’s an understandable joke. In fact, I could actually build a collection of media like the shelves of […]