Airmen, families turn out for Commando Day

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Heather R. Redman Airmen and their families line up to take a tour of an AC-130H gunship during Commando Family Day on Sept. 19. The AC-130H gunship was part of a static display of four aircraft that airmen and families toured. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs With […]

Lemon laws no shield for unwise purchases

By Master Sgt. Jeannie Carroway: 27th SOW Judge Advocate Office Consumers should be made aware of the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Quality Assurance Act or “Lemon Law” when purchasing new or used vehicles. Some of the consumer benefits from the law require the manufacturer or dealership of new purchases to repair all defects to the […]

Oct. 2 -Oct. 8 What's Happening

Friday Mixed Scotch Doubles Tournament — 7 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Low average bowls first, second member picks up spare. First Friday Oktoberfest — 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Landing. Includes dinner and activities. Information: 784-2853.

New policy changes for Friends of Cannon

USAF photo: Greg Allen An identification card is scanned using the Defense Biometric Identification System. As of Oct. 1, Friends of Cannon members will be required to obtain a DBIDS identification card for access to the base. By Senior Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs The Friends of Cannon program has undergone changes as […]

Oct. 2 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — District 9, R

Oct. 2 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried fish and meatloaf Monday: Chef’s Choice Tuesday: Italian Cuisine Wednesday: Roast beef and turkey Thursday: Beef stroganoff and country fried steak

Oct. 2 Cannon Community

Monday Night Turf Nite — Single airmen are invited to enjoy Turf Nite at 6 p.m. on Mondays at the base chapel. Food and drinks are provide and you can watch the game on a big screen Information: Tech. Sgt. Richard Watson at 784-2507.

Police chief wants euthanasia policy for pets

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The city is facing a dilemma since making the state-mandated switch to a new kind of animal disposal — to kill or not to kill pets at the request of their owners. Police Chief Steve Sanders said almost as soon as the city animal shelter began lethal injection instead […]

CCC, ENMU partner to improve nursing programs

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University are joining hands to deliver more and better trained nurses. Officials at both institutions and Plains Regional Medical Center say that’s important because Clovis and Portales — like much of the country — are always in need of nurses. All of […]

Local non-profit offers discrete substance abuse help

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Non-profit Junctions aims to help local residents who suffer from alcohol or substance abuse issues. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The stress of deployment overseas can come with a cost to individuals and their families — not only during the time the service member is gone, but before and […]

Two Clovis businessmen will participate in leadership program

CNJ staff Two Clovis businessmen will participate in the Leadership New Mexico Core Leadership Program. Jim Sours, market president of First Community Bank and Clayton Stallings, owner of Heritage Southwest, are among a group of 42 leaders selected from across the state. Participants in the 10-month program are exposed to topics such as health and […]

Government only here to serve justice

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Most of the time, those of us who write columns address fairly specific issues and have only a little space to call upon general principles. But it is such general principles that guide the thinking behind the comments on special topics. Even the most pragmatic among us, who […]

Federal Web watch poor proposition

Freedom New Mexico The phrase “net neutrality” has an ingratiating appeal. Net neutrality rules proposed by the Federal Communications Commission would “prohibit Internet service providers from interfering with the free flow of information” over their networks, the Associated Press reports. Proposed rules also would “bar Internet service providers such as Verizon Communications Inc. … from […]

Official: Women should be on subs

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Women should be allowed to serve aboard America’s fleet of nuclear submarines, the nation’s top military officer, Adm. Michael Mullen, quietly has told the Senate Armed Services Committee. If the Navy agrees to it, this would be a huge policy change and potentially a significant expansion of career opportunities for […]

Farm Service Agency clarifies livestock eligibility program requirements

Farm Service Agency Clarifies Livestock Eligibility Program Requirements – Emphasis on Insurance Requirements ALBUQUERQUE — Sept. 28, 2009 – Salomon Ramirez, Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in New Mexico, announced earlier this month that New Mexico FSA offices statewide are now accepting applications for benefits under the provisions of the Emergency Assistance […]

County moves forward on events center contract

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File photo Global Spectrum was awarded a two-year contract Sept. 1 to manage the new events center and the fairgrounds. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Event management specialists Global Spectrum will save Curry County about $150,000 a year operating the special events center and fairgrounds, County Finance Manager Mark Lansford told commissioners Tuesday. Lansford’s […]

Portales couple charged with child abuse

Freedom New Mexico A Portales couple is in jail, charged with abusing their 10-year-old daughter. Mern and Athena Shepard, both 33 years old, are charged with felony abuse of a child, according to a press release from Portales police. They are being held at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on $5,000 bonds. A school referral […]

Zias post fourth consecutive shutout

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Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Zias midfielder Andrea Elizondo makes a play on the ball from the ground after a collision with New Mexico Highlands forward Kimberly Hutchings in the first half of Monday’s women’s soccer match at the ENMU pitch. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — A letdown wasn’t a fear, or […]

Portales Main Street switching to two-way traffic

Freedom New Mexico Beginning Wednesday, Main Street between First and Second streets in downtown Portales will be converted to a two-way street from its current one-way traffic configuration. In partnership with the New Mexico Department of Transportation, the city will configure the new signals for two-way traffic flow. The project also includes rebuilding the signal […]

Church provides MNF option

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kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com Seven days a week, the room with a few tables and chairs is called Fellowship Hall at Trinity United Methodist Church. For a few hours each Monday, it could also be called football central. Like they’ve done since 2008, a few people at the church are using the small room to give a different […]