Police press release: Two shot to death

Here is the news release issued by Clovis police regarding Thursday night’s slaying of a Lubbock woman and Melrose man: On Thursday, September 25, 2008 at approximately 10:57 PM Officers of the Clovis Police Department were dispatched to the area of Charlotte Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Clovis in reference to a Motor […]

Zias drop South opener

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team entered Lone Star Conference South Division play on a bit of a roll Thursday night, but the Zias couldn’t keep it going. Abilene Christian had its hands full with ENMU most of the way, but the Wildcats rallied from an 18-13 deficit late in […]

Batik, drumming start ethnic festival

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Joel Wolfberg of Vienna, Va., left, who’s in Clovis visiting a friend and Akeem Ayanniyi, of Nigeria, the batik and dye instructor apply wax to material at the Main Arteri on Thursday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Akeem Ayanniyi spread melted wax in arcs starting from one corner of the rectangular cotton fabric. A […]

Two of four jail escapees arraigned

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Javier Zapata, one of the Curry County Detention Center escapees, is arraigned Thursday in district court. Zapata is facing more than four years imprisonment for charges stemming from the escape attempt. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Two of four captured Clovis escapees were arraigned Thursday in district court. Javier […]

Pathway House serves as holding facility for delinquent youth

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Pathway House, a residential and outpatient treatment center in Clovis, will serve as a holding center for youth when police can’t locate parents. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The city has contracted with a local treatment center for temporary holding services for youth who fall between the cracks in […]

Sept. 26, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 18 through Wednesday: • Joshua David Gonzalez, 27, to Cassie Ann Bennett, 27, both of Plainview, Texas • Dakota Shayne Haymen, 18, to Llubia Cielo Arzola, 17, both of Clovis • Melvin Tyrone Seay, 22, to Lindsay Elyse Herbert, 22, both of Clovis • […]

Music brings families together

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist How many times have you heard someone sigh and say, “I took piano lessons when I was a kid. I hated them. Now, I wish I knew how to play.” Dutiful parents sign their kids up for band or orchestra at school, rent instruments and take seriously their jobs as […]

Managing fuel prices not feds’ job

By Tibor Machan: CNJ columnist In genuinely free markets, prices reflect the overall intersection between supply and demand. No prices are too high or too low. Such notions express personal expectations and nothing objectively true. An exorbitant price is one someone finds beyond his budget, a good deal something well within it. In particular, if […]

Risk-taking OK, but don’t expect taxpayer help

Freedom New Mexico The city of Galveston, Texas, has asked Congress for $2.2 billion to repair hurricane damage to the island city’s port, rebuild infrastructure and housing, restore beaches and give grants to small businesses. It has become traditional, of course, for Congress to appear generous in such instances by appropriating large sums of other […]

Sept. 26, 2008 What's Happening

Friday Cosmic Family Fun Night — 5 p.m. to midnight, Cannon Lanes. Music, flashing lights, glow in the dark lanes, pins and bowling balls. Cost is $2.25 per game. Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play — 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Youth Center. Event open to all school aged youth. Mini Olympic games will be held. […]

Airmen compete to be Cannon’s fastest

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Staff Sgt. Jonathan Coronado, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron, passes the baton to his partner during a four-person relay run on Sept. 18. The run for the fastest male and female competition was hosted by the 27th SOSS. By Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez: 27th SOW Public […]

Deployment policy revised

By Master Sgt. Kat Bailey: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Effective Wednesday, Air Force officials here will implement policy changes to improve sourcing efficiency of 365-day deployments and ensure airmen receive adequate notification before deployment. The new policy sets the deployment “accept or decline” option at three calendar […]

Compete, but have balance

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I am a competitive person. Not too strange if you consider that my dad’s tender words in most situations that involved me and others were, “You must destroy your adversaries at all cost — I want to see destruction in your eyes.” And so I tried. I tried my […]

Cindy McCain: Military mom

MCT photo: Brian Baer Cindy McCain has one son at the U.S. Naval Academy and another serving in the Marines. Her father was a B-17 bombardier in the Army Air Corps during World War II. By Jill Zuckman: Chicago Tribune Editor’s note: Earlier this month, columnist Anita Doberman profiled Michelle Obama, the wife of Democratic […]

Cannon airmen lend helping hand

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Airman 1st Class Kathryn Broersma, front, and Airman 1st Class Natasha Kendrick helped clear an old laundry room by moving mattresses into storage at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Portales Baptist Children’s Home Program Director Dent McGill said volunteers from Cannon Air Force Base […]

Airman promotes alcohol awareness

USAF photo: Senior Airman Liliana Moreno Tech. Sgt. Marisol Lozada, 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron, speaks to students and counselors from Eastern New Mexico University during a health class on Sept. 17. Sgt. Lozada gave a presentation about alcohol issues. By Senior Airman Liliana Moreno: 27th SOW Public Affairs The overuse or abuse of […]

Cannon airmen graduate academies

Kirtland Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Class 08-6 • Tech. Sgt. Brian Thompson, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, graduated from the Kirtland Non-commissioned Officers Academy, was a distinguished graduate and Commandant Award nominee. Senior NCO Academy • Air Commando Master Sgt. Douglas Crank, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron, graduated from the Air Force Senior Non-commissioned […]

Commentary: 27th SOW marks first birthday, new direction

Courtesy photo Col. Timothy Leahy is the 27th Special Operations Wing commander. By Col. Timothy Leahy: 27th SOW commander At its first combat wing dining out Sept. 18, the 27th Special Operations Wing celebrated a couple of important dates that have directly contributed to establishing Cannon Air Force Base and determining the mission we support […]

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Tropic Thunder, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — Tropic Thunder, R 7 p.m. — Star Wars: The Clone Wars, PG Sunday 4 p.m. — Star Wars: The Clone Wars, PG 7 p.m. — Death Race, R

Sept. 26, 2008 Cannon Community

Cannon reclamation project — As work is being done on much of the base housing, many items being replaced, such as appliances and cabinets, are donated to local charities. Volunteers are needed to unload the from the contractors’ trucks at the Curry County Fairgrounds. For information, contact Marge Rhode at 575-359-1344. Enrichment program — The […]