Regents OK Natatorium renovation plans

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico A $1.5 million renovation of Eastern New Mexico University’s natatorium received formal approval Friday from the board of regents at their regular meeting. Scott Smart, vice president for Business Affairs at ENMU, told regents an inadequate heating and cooling system installed when it was built in 1958 has resulted […]

Letters to the Editor: Racism not at root of all injustices

It seems everyone feels their ethnicity is being discriminated against. Anything said that is not favorable to a person of a different race is taken as racist. We have National Hispanic Heritage Month, Cinco de Mayo and Black History Month. But if there was a White History Month, it would be considered racist. There are […]

Web commenting blessing, curse

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Yes, I know the comments left by readers on our Web sites are sometimes unfair. I know some of the statements posted are probably not even true. And I know our Web site’s credibility has been called into question because we allow readers to say anything they want […]

City manager’s mistake doesn’t warrant firing

By Freedom New Mexico Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas made a mistake. He admitted it. It cannot happen again. But we agree with Clovis city commissioners who determined Thursday that Thomas’ arrest and subsequent guilty plea for carrying an open container of beer in his vehicle should not cost Thomas his job. Thomas was arrested […]

Women don’t belong in combat

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist Women were first admitted to West Point in 1976 after President Ford signed legislation opening the nation’s service academies to females. For the class of 2011, more women than ever entered West Point, bringing the number of female cadets to 225, which is 17 percent of the class. This is […]

Family survives fire, dust bowl, depression

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist The Miller family first consisted of Vernon and Elma (Forbes) Harrison; Vernon born in Kansas in 1891 and Elma was born in Tennessee in 1895. They were married in Clovis on June 29, 1916. They first lived in Albuquerque where Vernon was in the grocery business. They moved back to […]

Oct. 7 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito, salsa, Spanish rice, corn on the cob, orange slices and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Fruited yogurt, graham crackers, juice and milk. Lunch — Teriyaki rice bowl with chicken dippers, steamed veggies, applesauce, fortune cookie and […]

Oct. 7 Calendar

Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m. Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 769-7908. Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 769-7908. Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music singing and playing. Information: 763-4113. Circle Eight Squares — 9 p.m., first […]

Halloween simply about fun

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Once upon a place and time, there was a magical, charming, innocent world. The autumn days would follow frosty nights, moving from jacket to shirtsleeves to jacket again, and the buckeyes and acorns would leap from the trees into the waiting paws of squirrels or little boys who threw them […]

Oct. 7 Club Notes

Delta Kappa Gamma Delta Kappa Gamma met Sept. 24 at 21st Street Church of Christ for their first meeting of the year. Dianne Davis, president, opened the meeting with the collect. Kristin Stata, secretary, called the roll and read the minutes of the last spring meeting. Anna Kolek gave the treasurer’s report. Davis, Patsy Camp […]

Oct. 7 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. senior board of directors meeting; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 111 a.m. senior monthly meeting; 1 […]

Oct. 7 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cowboy Style by Chase Ewald showcases examples of the newest Western décor, furnishings, fixtures, fabrics, and construction materials that celebrate the region and its traditions. A Threat to Justice by Chuck Norris offers more action-packed historical fiction from America’s favorite action hero in a Western […]

AFSOC assumes command

Photo by Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Col. Scott West relinquished command of Cannon Air Force Base Monday as Air Force Special Operations assumed command. By Tonya Fennell and Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — More than one hundred airmen stood at attention Monday to witness the change of command at Cannon Air […]

ROTC should have place on campus

Anita Doberman Last week, Columbia University was on my mind — not because I wanted to think about it but because, being an alumna, I was bombarded by e-mails, statements from alumni offices regarding Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s speech at the university. My e-mail box was full of messages stating that Columbia had exercised true freedom […]

Deployment, squadron reach final days

By Tech. Sgt. Steven Wilson: 36th Operations Group Public Affairs Andersen Air Force Base, Guam —The 522 Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed from Cannon Air Force Base has wrapped up the final deployment for their squadron here and, ultimately, the 27th Fighter Wing. The 522 Fighter Squadron, known as the Fireballs, are being inactivated upon their […]

Flags change hands

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Hand over hand, four white gloves methodically traveled over a wooden flag pole, exchanging the old 27th Fighter Wing colors for the new 27th Special Operations Wing flag. Performed by the 27th Fighter Wing Honor Guard, the flag ceremony signified the official change of command Monday at Cannon Air Force […]

Curry County manager to resign

CNJ Staff Curry County Manager Dick Smith has submitted his letter of resignation, County Commissioner Robert Sandoval confirmed Friday. Sandoval said he received a call from County Commission Chairman Albin Smith on Thursday informing him Dick Smith had written a letter of resignation. Attempts to contact Dick Smith on Friday were unsuccessful. Assistant County Manager […]

Osprey features best of both worlds

By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Capt. Mike Holding stood before an aircraft that looked as if it came out of a science fiction movie. The aircraft has the best of both worlds, he explained, because it can hover like a helicopter but can fly twice as fast. “This is the neatest thing, nothing else in […]

Leahy: Honor to be named commander

Col. Tim Leahy assumed command Monday of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. The 44-year-old Staten Island, N.Y., native is married with two children. He previously served as vice-commander of the 16th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Q: Were you raised in a military family? A: No, my father […]

Airman credit to military

By Tonya Fennell I got to witness history Monday as the 27th Fighter Wing, which my husband has been a member of for several years, stood down at Cannon Air Force Base. In its place is Air Force Special Operations Command. We said goodbye to the world’s most lethal warfighters and hello to the Air […]