Our tows: Agriculture drives Portales

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell City Park in Portales is regularly visited by Portales residents for family fun, such as picnics, sports and time on the playground. It is also home to the Portales City Pool and a baseball field. Alisa Boswell By Alisa Boswell Cannon Connections Portales is a town rich in heritage and agriculture. […]

Parents agree discipline important to raising children

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Freedom New Mexico: Russell Anglin Milton Brown talks with his children Desiree and Aaliyah and family friend Brandon Quintana outside Brown’s mother’s home Wednesday. Russell Anglin When it comes to parental discipline, a group of dominoes players at the Tucumcari Senior Center Thursday seemed to agree on one thing. “An undisciplined child is a handicapped […]

Cannon Kite Karnival

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Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Nashawn Hare, 9, works to detangle his kite’s tale from its string. Liliana Castillo Flying kites was a family affair for the Naddell family on Saturday at the eighth annual Cannon Air Force Base Kite Karnival. Armed with a dragon kite and a fairy kite, the family of five took turns […]

Cannon celebrating National Bike Month

By Airman 1st Class Jette Carr: 27th SOW Public Affairs In support of National Bike Month in May, Cannon’s fitness center will be hosting Ride Your Bike to Work Day on May 20. A sign-up sheet is now available at the gym. “We are trying to make people aware of not only the health benefits, […]

Veteran call center launched

Freedom New Mexico A Vet Center Combat Call Center is now available to help veterans readjust to civilian life, according to a news release. 1-877-WAR VETS is an around the clock confidential call center where combat veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing […]

May 6 —

The Landing 11 a.m.: • Friday: Southern cuisine • Monday: All-American cuisine • Tuesday: Italian cuisine • Wednesday: Bistro with carver • Thursday: Mexican cuisine

Food at the speed of life: Instant isn’t always bad for you

Eating out of cans and boxes isn’t gourmet dining, but sometimes time demands precedence. Processed food isn’t high on the nutritionist’s list of best things to eat, but my inexpert opinion is that with a little label-reading, it’s not a bad occasional option. I keep cans of soup on hand for unexpected time deficits, since […]

For veteran, project is labor of love

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Donald Bird is repainting the Duster at Veterans Park. He served in Vietnam, and said the weapon saved his life numerous times. Kevin Wilson Donald Bird considers the M42 Duster a life-saver, and probably as close to a friend as a machine can get. But he doesn’t consider it a […]

May 6 Event listings

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May 6 — May 8 Movie schedule

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Friday • Sit-up Competition 5 a.m. Fitness Center • Alaska Travel Fair Noon BX Lobby • Block Party 4 p.m. 801 Community Center • Social Hour 4:27 p.m. The Landing Zone • Creative Crafters’ Club 5:30 p.m. Youth Center • Build Your Fantasy Game 6 p.m. Cannon Lanes

Military mama: Fight will still continue

The recent news that the U.S. had accomplished a mission nearly a decade in the making brought on an outpouring of support. There were levels of excitement that varied from a calm sense of relief all the way to pure jubilation and parades. I found myself feeling satisfied that a long-time terrorist was officially out […]

Mother, daughter debate ear piercing

Topic: What is the appropriate age for girls to have their ears pierced? Mom The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends postponing ear piercing until a child is old enough to care for the pierced site herself. The reasons given are risk factors including infection, choking hazard, allergic reactions and embedded earrings. While these risks are […]

Fishing report — May 3

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Ticket feature: Resistol All-Around Ranch Rodeo kicking off

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File photo The 2011 Resistol All-Around Ranch Rodeo Challenge begins today and runs through the weekend. It will include a Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Saturday. Freedom New Mexico The “biggest and richest ranch rodeo in the world” begins today at the Curry County Events Center. Starting with Joe’s Boot Shop double mugging at 1 p.m., the […]

Reader-submitted content: Roosevelt hospital offers students experience

Students from throughout New Mexico and West Texas have been gleaning clinical hours and vital direct patient care experience in several Roosevelt General Hospital departments and at the RGH Physicians Clinic this semester. Nursing, laboratory, radiology, physical therapy, pharmacy and the emergency department have provided a teaching environment to allow students to develop and grow […]

Clovis 20-year-old sentenced in stabbing

CNJ staff A 20-year-old has been sentenced to life in prison in the March 2010 stabbing of a 21-year-old Clovis man. Luciano Guerra was sentenced during a hearing late Tuesday afternoon, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Convicted of first-degree murder by a Curry County jury in February, Guerra will be required to serve 30 […]

Don’t put blame on oil speculators

Here’s a non-rocket science question: If you expect a reduced harvest of wheat, corn, rice or any other commodity some time in the future, what would be the wise thing to do about your consumption today? I bet that the average person would answer: Consume less now so that more will be available in the […]

Meaning of Cinco de Mayo lost

Happy Cinco de Mayo. I am your Cinco de Mayo myth-buster. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not a Mexican holiday. It’s a Mexican-American holiday, and prior to the recent commercialization of Cinco de Mayo by cerveza and taco peddlers, Cinco de Mayo is not a holiday that was celebrated only in Mexico. […]

Bin Laden’s death ignites conspiracies

Freedom New Mexico Conspiracy theorists are just so darned cute. Unfortunately, they are big in numbers and serve as an alarming indication that truth no longer prevails in these times. Lies get to flourish, despite any amount of evidence that proves them as false. Get enough people telling the same lie, all day, every day […]