End of an era

Courtesy Photo Air Force Special Operations Command plans to move the MC-130W to Cannon Air Force Base as part of the new mission. Cannon Connections Staff Air Force Special Operations Command will assume ownership of Cannon Air Force Base during a ceremony Monday at the base. The 27th Fighter Wing will be designated the 27th […]

Military service source of pride

Anita Doberman What is the purpose of an education? And more specifically, an elite education? I ask this question in light of an editorial written by a young college student attending Columbia University (my alma mater) and published in the Columbia Spectator, the college newspaper. I encourage you to read it at http://www.columbiaspectator.com/forward/emailref/26470. I had […]

Ethnic Fair set for Saturday

Ethnicity will be celebrated during the 16th annual Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair and Parade of Flags and People. Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with a 5K walk/fun run. The festival continues with the start of the Parade of Flags and People. The parade will be led by a joint color guard unit and will […]

Accountability priority for munitions personnel

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Fly, fight and win. This is only a small portion of the new Airman’s Creed and without being able to fight, how would the world’s greatest Air Force be able to win? To be able to fight, munitions accountability is paramount […]

Helping small business worth the money

Commentary by Maj. Daniel Dunn CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — In today’s environment of limited budgets and funding cuts, squadrons rightfully expect the most bang for the buck when contracting for goods and services. However, an integral part of being good stewards of our tax dollars involves much more than getting our requirements at the […]

BX, Shoppette to change hours

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Beginning Oct.ober 1, the Cannon Base Exchange will be changing its hours of operations. The new hours will be Monday though Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cannon Shoppette will also be changing its hours beginning Oct. […]

Base chapel offers children's program

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs By Airman Elliott Sprehe 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — If parents are looking for a healthy after-school activity for their children or a chance to do some volunteer work, the base chapel might have just what they’re looking for. The AWANAs […]

Local businesses excited about transition

By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections For as long as the Foxy Drive-In has been in Clovis, airmen of the 27th Fighter Wing and their families have had a place to eat. “We did quite a bit with the air base as far as airmen coming and eating with us and everything. We still do, we […]

Deployment teaches independence

I treated myself to a trip to Lubbock this weekend. I consider it a treat only because it’s something I rarely attempt when my husband is deployed. Packing up a 20-month-old and all her “stuff” and driving for an hour and a half is much easier when my husband is along on the trip. Actually, […]

Abilene Christian edges Zias in five

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Freshman outside hitter Veronica Valdez collected a team-high 13 kills in Eastern New Mexico University’s five-game Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball loss to Abilene Christian on Thursday night at Greyhound Arena. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Abilene Christian appeared on its way to a three-game sweep […]

Bob Huber’s wit was one of a kind

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Five or six dozen friends and family members gathered in Roswell last week to remember Bob Huber, a journalist and longtime columnist for the Portales News-Tribune and Clovis News Journal. Huber died Aug. 3 at age 76. His columns often consisted of lists that ranged from his favorite […]

Internet service tax will hinder online growth

By Freedom New Mexico Congress has an opportunity to permanently ban Internet taxes, but it had better act fast. The temporary moratorium instituted in 1998 and extended twice since then expires Nov. 1. We hope Congress has the courage to take advantage of its opportunity, but if lawmakers are tardy, prepare to see a feeding […]

Residents testify about ethanol plant location

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Randall Thomas of Clovis voices his concern Thursday about an ethanol plant being built near his neighborhood during a hearing held Thursday by the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The hearing regarding an air-quality permit issued to ConAgra Foods to build a 108-million-gallon-a-year ethanol […]

Slaying suspect remains in institution

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A Portales mother charged with first-degree murder in the death of her son in January has been ordered to remain in the custody of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute in Las Vegas, N.M., pending another competency hearing. Teresa K. Gilman, 25, faces first-degree murder or the alternative charge […]

Sept. 28 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 20 through Wednesday: Jason Anthony Sledz, 22, to Whitney DeAnn Leyva, 23, both of Clovis Jeremy Lon Stevens, 20, to Kristen Marie Sneed, 20, both of Clovis Carroll Terry Andrae, 39, to Angela Roxanne Blackwell, 39, both of Plainview, Texas Andrew Leo Barnett, 20, […]

Ethnic fair schedule

The following events will be held during Saturday’s Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair: 8:30 a.m. — Fun Run/Walk, 14th and Main streets 10 a.m. — Parade of Flags and People. Children’s Parade, Main Street 10 a.m.-5 p.m.— Arts and Crafts booths, air games, food vendors, Main Street 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Car Show, Main […]

Beating suspect turns himself over to police

CNJ Staff A Clovis man accused of beating his wife with a metal rod turned himself in to police Monday, according to police Capt. Patrick Whitney. Romeo Sierra, 60, is being held on a $10,000 bond, according to Curry County Adult Detention Center officials. Sierra is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, false […]

No job too small if it serves the Lord

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist As a kid, I always wanted “a job.” I wanted to earn extra money. But in that day and time, unless a person’s family owned a business, there were not too many jobs for 14 and 15 year olds. Today, a teenager in junior high and high school can work […]

Religion Digest: Christian author hosting conference

Christian author Lauraine Snelling will be holding a writer’s conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Masters Centre, 810 E. 21st St. Cost of attendance will be $35 for advance reservations or $50 at the door. Information: 762-1924. Church holding services in park First Christian Church will be holding services starting at […]

Some thoughts on dealing with desynchronosis

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Since my wife and I returned from Uganda, I’ve discovered a thing or two about jet lag, or, if you want a more impressive term, “desynchronosis.” (I learned that term this morning doing an early morning Google search for “jet lag.”) Jet lag is a real thing. It takes […]