TRICARE helps families face autism

By Brian P. Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX, ARIZ. — Autism delays the development of important life skills. Most people may take these social and communication skills for granted, but autism-related delays and problem behaviors usually start in infancy and can last a lifetime. Life is challenging not only for the diagnosed child, but for […]

Proposed Post-9/11 GI Bill rules explained

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — With Department of Veterans Affairs representatives ready to begin accepting sign-ups for the Post-9/11 GI Bill May 1, Defense Department officials are working to get word out on the proposed policy regarding the bill’s transferability provisions to help servicemembers decide if the new benefit is right […]

May 1 -May 7 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Teriyaki pork chops or fried and baked fish Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Teriyaki pork chops or spicy chicken Wednesday: Carved roast beef or fried chicken Thursday: Swedish meatballs or baked chicken Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak […]

Discover home by getting away

By Capt. Tyler Moore: 27th SOW Equal Opportunity office Discover Home, a travel fair/expo sponsored by the 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron, provided maps, brochures and visitor guides about local events, attractions and activities on April 24 at The Landing. As a Cannon military member and Clovis resident, I believe everyone in this area […]

Story behind singing sensation inspiring

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I have a new hero. Her name is

Lake offers visitors outdoor activities

Courtesy of New Mexico State Parks The Ute Lake State Park offers a variety of activities, including boating, fishing, camping, hiking and wildlife viewing. The park is almost two hours from Cannon Air Force Base. Place: Ute Lake State Park Location: 1880 N.M. 540 Loop, Logan. Ute Lake State Park is located 91 miles, or […]

May 1 -May 3 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — I Love You Man, R Saturday 4 p.m. — Race to Witch Mountain, PG 7 p.m. — I Love You Man, R Sunday 4 p.m. — Race to Witch Mountain, PG 7 p.m. —

May 1 -May 7 What's Happening

Friday Friday Tournament — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. First Friday family event — 5 p.m., The Landing. Event includes dinner and children’s activities. Hip Hop Late Nighter — 9 p.m., Drop Zone.

Military officials monitor swine flu

By Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kim Bradley: 27th Special Operations Medical Group The Center for Disease Control released an alert regarding human cases of swine flu in Southern California and near San Antonio, Texas. Cases have also been reported in Kansas and New York. Typically a disease of pigs, people do not normally get swine flu; […]

May 1 Cannon Community

Air Commando Family Retreat — The Cannon Chapel will host its first Air Commando Family Retreat May 15-17 at Bonita Park Retreat Center in Ruidoso. The retreat is available to active-duty airmen and their families and is free, but registration is limited to the first 50 who sign up. Others will be place on a […]

May 1 Religion calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400. Sunday Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church Sunday school — 9:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene Worship service — 10:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene Men’s non-denominational bible […]

Friends arrive when unexpected

I was at a meeting recently where the subject was friendship. Much talk ensued about real vs. fake friends, acquaintances vs. friends, and other such roundabout conversation that never really got to the point. Later, I remembered a story my father told that taught me the true meaning of friendship. It also helps explain the […]

Clinton’s plan for greenhouse gases long shot

Freedom New Mexico At this week’s Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured 16 developed and developing nations that the U.S. will provide “political leadership necessary to achieve a successful outcome” at December’s U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Perhaps as a token of sincerity, she also apologized for […]

Mrs. New Mexico: We all make mistakes

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor She says she wants to make a difference in the lives of others, especially little girls. “A lot of little girls don’t have a role model. I want to be that role model,” Clovis’ Noel Hunt said. And so, having sought a public spotlight and earned the Mrs. […]

City flu task force activated

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer While health officials around the world evaluate the growing number of swine flu cases, officials in Clovis are planning for the possibility of an outbreak. As of Thursday, state health officials had yet to confirm what they termed to probable swine flu cases — one each in Valencia and […]

Division III athletic director seeks to make move up to ENMU

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Dick Kaiser, currently the athletic director at Division III Defiance College in Ohio, is one of four finalists for the same position at Eastern New Mexico University. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer PORTALES — Dick Kaiser was asked how he’d be able to make the transition from Division III Defiance College to Division II […]

Jesus can see us through dark times

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist I have heard news this last week of much sadness: a baby dies, a young man dying in the prime of life, and a young woman and man killed in car accident. I have no words of wisdom and pressed for words of comfort for these situations. I just know […]

May 1 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 23 through Wednesday: • Christopher Eric Mendoza, 21, to Kelly Lynn Prather, 20, both of Clovis • Richard Derek Thomas, 20, to Lindsay Christine Hale, 23, both of Clovis • Francisco Javier Sandoval, 21, of Hereford, Texas to Karla Robledo, 19, of Bovina, Texas […]

“I Love You, Mrs. Blackburn”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist One of the finest gifts pastors and authors and, for that matter, friends of many sorts, can do for us is to help us think new thoughts and learn new things. One of the most important ways they do that is by reminding us of old but true things […]

Amos the church mouse: the fat mouse dilemma

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss i ve decided neverto talk to freddy the fleaanymore he called me a big fat mouse the otherday and made me mad so i called him askinny little tickbut somehow it didn thave the […]