President Obama to visit New Mexico oil fields

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — With gas prices steadily on the rise, President Barack Obama makes a stop Wednesday in New Mexico’s oil fields to tout the fact that domestic oil and gas production is at an all-time high. But he’ll also step into solidly Republican territory dominated by an industry upset with his administration’s […]

Grandchildren’s visit highlight of spring break

I’ve had exactly one spring break with the traditional (or actually, probably rare but celebrated) spring break trip. That was a few years ago, when we were able to go and see my grandson, who is blessed enough to live in Panama City, Fla., one among many spring break Mecca’s. College spring breaks were usually […]

Accuracy important in marriage

Grant McGee On our recent vacation we stopped to visit family in Pensacola, Fla. It was still another 10 hours of driving, one way, to visit my mom in south Florida. “That’s a long way,” said The Lady of the House. “I might just want to stay here with my sister.” “My brother has a […]

Veterans understand service

I would have liked to have been there to see it as Portales veteran Joe Blair got a personal visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. One of the things I miss the most about not being at the newspaper office is having Joe stop by to chew a cigar and tell […]

TRICARE: Urgent care treatment may be better option

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance Did you know the cost of an emergency room visit is typically 10 times more than that of an urgent care visit? Although the emergency room can appear a convenient and available choice, some situations may be best suited for urgent care. Do you know the differences? Take a […]

Important to visit family

I got lost finding my uncle and aunt’s house. Yes, it was that simple. I was going to visit my Uncle Mel and Aunt Joann, on my recent trip back to western Pennsylvania and I got lost. They live on a state route which connects Butler County and Beaver County, and I became confused because […]

Memorial Day on a budget: Affordable family fun

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Andrea Pyros Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and it’s increasingly become an occasion for families to spend time together. But with the economy still not fully back on its feet and gas prices climbing past the $4-a-gallon mark, the name of the game is affordable fun. We’ve come up with 10 traditional […]

Rep. Lujan plans Clovis visit

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Club notes — Dec. 12

Friendship Rebekah Lodge Della Sue Winnett from Tucumcari was initiated into Friendship Rebekah Lodge at their last meeting. Elected officers for 2011 will be installed in January 2011. Vicky Howard will be Noble Grand; Earl Scott will be Vice Grand; and Evelyn Calder will serve as Secretary Treasurer. The next meeting will be Dec. 12 […]

Save a Life Tour to visit Cannon

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Courtesy photo The Department of Defense-sponsored Save a Life Tour will visit Cannon Air Force Base Dec. 8-9 to give Air Commandos a realistic sober perspective on the effects of driving while intoxicated. This will be a lecture and a hands-on event. By 27th Special Operations Public Affairs The Department of Defense-sponsored Save a Life […]

Donley addresses challenges ahead during Kirtland visit

USAF photo Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley is greeted by Col. Robert Maness, the 377th Air Base Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Lee Thompson, the 377th ABW command chief, on Oct. 14 as he arrives for an “All Call” at Kirtland Air Force Base theater. By Marie Vanover: 377th Air Base Wing […]

Volunteer support valuable

Glenda Price I visit the local hospital on a regular basis to receive a special medication. Each time, I’m greeted by volunteers. They wear pink along with a friendly smile, and are willing to provide any assistance I might need. One of my daughters is a March of Dimes director, and many volunteers help her […]

Obama visit felt like a New Mexico campaign stop

By Tim Korte: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The White House billed it as a backyard visit in Albuquerque’s south valley, a chance for a disabled Marine Corps veteran, his family and their neighbors to pull up a lawn chair and share concerns with President Barack Obama. But it sure sounded like a campaign stop […]

In Search of Ponies: Animal language simple

Sharna Johnson I think many of us find within different social settings we adopt alternate vernaculars to our own. For instance, when I visit my grandparents in the Appalachian Mountains, I develop a twang and blend words like “Ain’t” and “Y’all” into my vocabulary. If I spend time with British friends, I inexplicably develop a […]

Press release: Rep. Lujan to Visit Clovis

Washington, DC – On Friday, Rep. Ben Ray Luj

CAP cadets visit, learn about the 27th SOW

USAF photo: Greg Allen Staff Sgt. George Whitehead, 27th Special Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, answers questions about the MQ-9 Reaper from Civil Air Patrol cadets during their visit to Cannon on July 9. Cadets from Amarillo and Lubbock, as well as Clovis, toured the base and got the opportunity to fly in a 16th Special Operations […]

Hounds to visit UTEP for exhibition game

Freedom New Mexico he Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team will face 2010 NCAA tournament participant Texas-El Paso in a 7:05 p.m. exhibition game at the Don Haskins Center on Oct. 30. “We are excited to have a chance to compete against UTEP,” second-year ENMU coach Andrew Helton said. “(Longtime) coach Don Haskins established […]

Virtual visit to old home stirs memories

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist THE OLD HOME PLACE My brother called recently… “The old home place is for sale,” he said. The old home place. Now wouldn’t that be something to have? But it’s back east and I’m here in New Mexico. Do you feel that way about the place where you grew up? […]

Discover Home Fair scheduled

Cannon Air Force base is hosting a fair 3 p.m. April 30 for airmen and their families. Vendors will provide information about local sites, tourist destinations, outdoor adventures, special events and attractions in New Mexico and Texas. Visit www.cannonforce.com to sign up for a booth. Booths are $20 and the deadline to sign up is […]

Top AF NCO addresses key Cannon issues during visit

USAF photo: Senior Airman Erik Cardenas Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Roy speaks during an Airmen’s Call on Jan 20. “We are a nation at war. With a response time like no one else, that is why you get called.” Roy said. By Senior Airman: Erik Cardenas: 27th SOW Public Affairs The […]