Tuesday morning briefing: Six million a day and wildlife at Oasis

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing.

Six Hounds earn LSC baseball honors

Freedom New Mexico RICHARDSON, Texas — Pitchers Jerry Manning and Anthony Smith and right fielder Ethan Wagner led six Eastern New Mexico University players in All-Lone Star Conference baseball selections for the 2010 season. All three were selected to the second team. Meantime, freshman center fielder Luis Quinones, senior infielder Sean Cruce and senior second […]

Commentary: Unique challenges offer tremendous opportunities

By Chief Master Sgt. Bill Turner: 27th SOW command chief My family and I are six months into this assignment, and it has been an incredible six months. When we were stationed in Washington, D.C., we yearned for the quieter life, and we found it here at Cannon Air Force Base. Now, our teenage daughters […]

Police, emergency management personnel step in to deliver Meals on Wheels

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer With icy roads and four to six inches of snow Thursday, police and emergency management personnel stepped in to deliver for Portales Meals on Wheels. Meals on Wheels chairwoman Fayrene Powers said she was concerned about the program’s drivers, many of whom are older adults, risking injury on the […]

Current TRICARE contracts extended

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Six million military health care beneficiaries learned last July that their TRICARE support contractor would be changing on April 1, 2010, because those companies that run TRICARE’s North and South Regions had lost in competing for the next generation of contracts. But what a difference six months makes. Government auditors […]

Cement distibutor to create three to six jobs in Elida

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A cement distribution facility expected to employ three to six local residents is moving to Elida. The terminal is to distribute bulk cement products around eastern New Mexico and west Texas for GCC America Inc., a subsidiary of cement company Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, according to a news release […]

Jan. 13, 1966

According to the Portales News-Tribune, six Portales plumbers passed tests Saturday for licenses under the Plumbing Administration Board. The tests were given in Albuquerque.

Jan. 4, 1959

According to the Portales News-Tribune, James Young of Portales is one of six students in the school of engineering to be awarded a Physical Science Laboratory Scholarship at New Mexico State University.

Jan. 3, 1957

According to the Portales Daily Tribune, Eastern New Mexico University will present its University Choir in a three-day tour of New Mexico and Texas beginning Monday. The choir, under the direction of Frank N. Summerside, will present concerts for high school students in Texico, Hobbs, Jal, Tatum and Eunice in New Mexico and Kermit, Morton […]

Salvation Army gifted with gold, for second time

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Maj. Tammy Ray of the Clovis Salvation Army proudly displays the gold and silver coins that someone deposited in one of their kettles Friday. The coins may have an estimated value of about $10,000.00. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections During her daily six-hour post at Walgreen’s, Cindy Mendoza makes sure […]

Salvation Army receives more gold donations

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer During her daily six-hour post at Walgreen’s, Cindy Mendoza makes sure to say hello, goodbye and “Merry Christmas” to everyone — whether they put anything in the Salvation Army kettle or just walk on by. “I’m a people person,” Mendoza said. “I like interacting with the people.” But she […]

Nov. 14, 1962

Jim Warnica, News-Tribune mechanical superintendent, came home with his six-point buck, and reported that three other Portales hunters who were camped in the same general area also shot bucks, according to Portales News-Tribune archives.

New contractors for TRICARE

By Tom Philpott: Military update Six million military health care beneficiaries, those who live in TRICARE’s North and South regions, will have new managed care support contractors and claim processors to deal with by April. In a surprise development, two of three current TRICARE contractors — Health Net Federal Services and Humana Military Healthcare Services […]

Economic downturn affecting local dairies

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Six months after the drop in milk prices, Roosevelt and Curry county dairy owners are still trying to wait out the slump. In January, milk prices dropped to half of the prediction from six months before. On top of that, many dairymen are locked into high-priced feed contracts. “I […]

Husband’s presence greatly missed

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist This week, I took my six-year-

Hounds rout Tigers, move into fifth in LSC

Freedom New Mexico Junior designated hitter Ethan Wagner hit a pair of homers, and Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team exploded for 13 runs in the last two innings of a 15-5 Lone Star Conference rout of East Central Sunday at Greyhound Field. The Greyhounds (23-22, 18-18 LSC) won the weekend series 3-1 and moved […]

Zias extend win streak to six with sweep

Freedom New Mexico HOBBS — Junior Kristen Cruickshank had two hits in each game and pitched a five-inning shutout in the nightcap as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team rolled past University of the Southwest 7-3 and 9-0 Tuesday. The sweep extended the Zias’ winning streak to six games and gives them nine victories in […]

Portales youth speak up

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer About 60 Portales-area high school and college students made their voices heard over the last six months, culminating in a town-hall style event Wednesday at Portales’ Memorial Building. The event is called Tomorrow’s Leaders — but event facilitator Nicole Wilkening thinks that title is a bit misleading. “They are […]

Jan. 20, 1967

Thirty-six-year-old M. C. White Jr., a