Festival on the border

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Christian Barrett, 8, dressed up as a cowboy to fit the Honoring the Pioneer bike contest theme for Saturday’s Border Town Days parade. Jana Barrett said her son enjoys dressing up and playing a character. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For Farwell native Troy Christian, Border Town Days is […]

Roosevelt 11-12 All-Stars win

CNJ staff SANTA FE — Josh Jimenez pitched a five-inning complete game and also hit a three-run homer Friday to help Roosevelt County beat Gallup 11-1 in a first-round game of state 11-12 Little League competition. Jimenez struck out eight batters while going 3-for-4 at the plate with a single, a double and his home […]

Clovis man faces felony child abuse charges

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man is in jail after attacking a teen he said threw something at his vehicle Thursday night, police said. Police found Freddy Sanchez hiding in a dumpster a few blocks from where witnesses said he climbed into a vehicle and struck the teen, police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Sanchez is […]

Trip turns sickly

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I’m writing this column from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago – actually from the attending physician’s personal laptop. Now, if that’s not superb patient care, I don’t know what is. The question you may be asking is why am I in a hospital in Chicago? Let me start from the […]

WWII veteran made musical impact

By Don McAlavy: Local sport In 1991 Bruce DeFoor, teacher-artist, at CCC, wrote the following words: “Norris McPherson,’Big Mac,’ has long ago attained legendary stature as one of the greatest musicians in Clovis history, a former employee of the Clovis school system, he retired in 1987 with a life threatening illness, still today his jazz […]

Portales historian honored

By Ruth Burns: FNM correspondent Rose Powers White has been chosen to be honored by a historic marker for her tireless dedication to preserving the history of the early days on the plains of Eastern New Mexico. Rosalie Pierce Powers was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1894 to Neville and Stephen Powers. She […]

Harsher penalities needed for child abusers

By Clyde Davis “They cry in the dark, so you can’t see their tears They hide in the light, so you can’t see their fears Forgive and forget, all the while Love and pain become one and the same In the eyes of a wounded child” {Benetar/Geraldo, “Hell is for Children”} Pat Benetar, Susan Vega, […]

Local car dealers sign up for federal trade-in program

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico New car dealers in Clovis and Portales spent a little time on Friday trying to register their businesses to be part of the federal government-sponsored Car Allowance Rebate System, formerly Cash for Clunkers, program. How much customers or the dealerships themselves will benefit from the $1 billion nationwide program, […]

Couple looking to part with windmill collection

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Bill Dalley looks over a guest book stationed near the windmills on his property in Portales. Visitors from across the U.S. as well as some from Germany, Brazil and Australia have stopped in to take in the 85 antique windmills. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Some collections, like stamps […]

Change of command for 27th SOMDG

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Heather R. Redman Col. Stephen Clark, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, presents Col. Scott Corcoran, 27th Special Operations Medical Group commander, with the 27 SOMDG guidon during a change of command ceremony on July 22. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs Col. Scott Corcoran assumed command of […]

Auto skills center offers DIY help

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Major Chris Wyatt changes a fuel pump on his vehicle at the Auto Skills Center on base. Wyatt, who transfered to Cannon from Hurlburt AFB in Florida, said he always looks for auto centers such as this one whenever he moves to a new facility. By Eric Butler: Freedom New […]

Auto skills center offers DIY help

Cannon Connections photo: Eric Butler Tripp Johnson gets some advice from Leonard Marchman at the Auto Skills Center before he rotates his tires. Marchman has been the manager of the Cannon Air Force Base facility since 2001. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections When Leonard Marchman took a job at Cannon Air Force Base several years […]

Son continuing family plane project

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Dennis Williams is building a Van’s RV-6A kit airplane in his front yard. Williams and his father began the project in 1998, prior to his father’s death. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer Eleven years after beginning a Van’s RV-6A kit airplane with his father, Dennis Williams has resurrected […]

Holding on to my Texas fantasies

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I felt like a child on a sugar high as I sat in rush hour traffic on I-635 in Dallas, laughing inside my mini-van and telling my children how great it was to actually experience the Metroplex traffic first hand. They weren’t too impressed, and asked, “Is there a […]

July 24 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked and fried fish Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Salisbury steak and fried chicken Wednesday: Carved roast beef and spaghetti Thursday: Mexican cuisine

July 24 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — The Taking of Pelham 123, R

July 24 What's Happening

Friday Midnight Madness scavenger hunt — 8 p.m., Community Center. Teams can sign up at Community Center until 5 p.m. on July 23. Information: 784-6381.

July 24 Cannon Community

School days near — The School Age Program is accepting applications for the 09-10 school year. Applications can be picked up at the Youth Center, Bldg. 54. Forms can also be found online at cannonforce.com under the Youth Center page. Information: 784-2747.

Melrose water temporarily shut off

CNJ staff Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle said the city water system will temporarily be shut down as a crew works on line problems. Pyle said around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, there was a call of a water break at the corner of Missouri and Third streets. In the process of repairing the line, Pyle said, another […]

July 24 Religion Calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400