New era in food service coming to Air Force bases

By April Rowden: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force food services representatives have been meeting the dining needs of airmen and their families for more than 60 years through dining facilities, clubs and snack bars. To reflect changing times, a new look and feel is coming to […]

Education feature: Program aims to curb truancy

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Steve North, programs coordinator for the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office, talks to a class at Clovis High School about going to and staying in school. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer “Who wants to drop out, become a drug addict and maybe murder someone in the next three or […]

Gospel helps us be right with God

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Local columnist I write and preach a lot about grace. More than a few reasons lie behind that fact. The most obvious is that I need a lot of grace myself. But the next is also true: God’s grace is so amazing that nothing else is worthy of our focus. The […]

Zias notch win at Panhandle State

CNJ staff GOODWELL, Okla. — Sophomore middle blocker Jessica King posted 14 kills and six total blocks and junior outside hitter Veronica Valdez-Kent added a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs as Eastern New Mexico University snapped a five-match losing streak Tuesday night with a 25-11, 24-26, 25-20, 25-21 victory. The loss was the […]

Hounds, Hardin Simmons play to weather-shortened tie

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University and Hardin Simmons played to a 1-1 tie in men’s soccer on Tuesday, withthe match cut short by lightning and looming darkness early in the first overtime. Trailing 1-0, the Greyhounds (7-3-2) pulled even when junior foward Emerson Rodrigues scored nearly 18 minutes into the second […]

Cannon wife motivated to aid wounded troops

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Leslie Scott organized the same supply drive when she was stationed in England. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections Suffering an injury while serving in Afghanistan or Iraq, a soldier can be happy knowing that medical personnel will rush the injured far out of harm’s way in order to quickly treat […]

Car show attracts auto enthusiasts

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Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Kenny Funchess, left, and Airman 1st class Darren Raines talk about the details of a Yamaha R6 motorcycle. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer The staff at the community center at Doc Stewart is always looking for ways to connect Cannon Air Force Base with the communities that surround […]

Web site offers help for families in transition

By Fred W. Baker III: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Sixteen-year-old Robyn Lutzkanin loves the military. As a military child, she said she has moved often and enjoys seeing new places and meeting new people. “It really opens your eyes up to the world,” Lutzkanin added. But she admited to dreading the transition of […]

Tricare inpatient costs increase for fiscal 2010

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Every year the costs for TRICARE-covered inpatient services are reviewed and are subject to change. For the coming fiscal 2010, which runs Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2010, there is an increase for some out-of-pocket costs paid by TRICARE Standard beneficiaries at civilian hospitals for inpatient care […]

Festival celebrates crafts, peanuts

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Courtesy Photo The annual Peanut Valley Festival in Portales offers a variety of merchandise from art to local peanuts, as well as entertainment. The event is scheduled for Oct. 17-18 at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building. Event: Annual Arts and Crafts Peanut Valley Festival Location: Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University […]

Oct. 9 Honors

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Col. Ruedi Kaspar, left, 27th Special Operations Wing vice commander, and Command Chief Master Sgt. William Turner far right, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief, stand with this month’s Diamond Sharp Award winners. From left, Airman 1st Class William Uriniuk, 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron; Airman 1st Class […]

Oct. 9 -Oct. 11 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — The Final Destination, R

Oct. 9 -Oct. 15 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Seafood newburg and fried pork chops Monday: Closed for holiday Tuesday: German cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and chicken cordon bleu Thursday: Salisbury steak and chicken cordon bleu

Watching daughter inspiring

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist My kids inspire me to be a better person. They test my patience, they make me laugh, they make me cry, they humble me. I can always do better for them. My daughter Anna has a special place in my heart. One that includes uneven bars, a beam, a […]

Oct. 9 -Oct. 15 What's Happening

Friday High Plains Quilt Festival — 9 am. to 6 p.m., Portales Memorial Building, 200 E. 7th St. Includes classes, demonstrations and displays.

Oct. 9 Cannon Community

Medical town hall — A medical town hall meeting will be held Oct. 15 at noon in the Wingman’s Conference Hall (the Atrium area). This is a forum for the 27th Special Operations Medical Group and its beneficiaries to interact and address concerns.

Local leaders: Session shouldn’t impact current budget

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Local leaders aren’t expecting next week’s special legislative session to impact current budgets but aren’t sure what it will mean for the future or tax revenue communities depend on each year. Clovis’ Community Development Director Claire Burroughes said the city is not anticipating any issues with existing state allocations. […]

Seidenwurm urges parents to let healthy kids keep going to school in spite of flu

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo From left, Clovis schools Director of Nursing Rhonda Sparks, Curry County Health Office Nurse Manager Gayla Jaquess and Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos answer parents’ questions at special meeting Tuesday in Zia Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When only 15 parents came to the district’s […]

Legislators say furloughs, reserve funds possible options for state budget deficit

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer There are plenty of budget questions when the New Mexico Legislature goes into a special session Oct. 17. But there aren’t easy answers, local legislators say. “No agency wants to be cut, no department wants to be cut,” Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, said, “but we’re close to […]

State constitution questions on Texas ballots

The following state constitutional amendments will be on every Texas county ballot in November’s election. Monday was the final day to register for elections. Proposition 1 (HJR 132) “The constitutional amendment authorizing the financing, including through tax increment financing, of the acquisition by municipalities and counties of buffer areas or open spaces adjacent to a […]