Area’s last Bataan Death March survivor remembered

Courtesy photo Irvin Butler died Christmas Day in Lubbock, one day short of his 92nd birthday. He was the only native Bataan Death March survivor still living in Roosevelt County. Kevin Wilson ered for his time in the military and surviving a 55-mile death match. But he would have been just fine if people knew […]

It's their business: Tech Boys

Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Tech Boys manager Cade Wheeler works on a computer CPU. Tech Boys offers residential and commercial computer repair services and has been open since 2005. (In the specialty section of the profile, can you add Certified low voltage contractor NM license 366321) Tech Boys • Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 […]

Jan. 7 — Jan. 13 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: • Friday: Southern cuisine • Monday: All-American cuisine • Tuesday: Italian cuisine • Wednesday: Bistro with carver • Thursday: Mexican cuisine

Food at the speed of life: Noodles help family bond

My sister-in-law, Ashley, and I seem to be developing a fettuccine tradition. Over the holidays the last two years, we’ve made chicken-vegetable fettuccine alfredo together. It wasn’t planned either year. With Ashley and Eric being married less than a year and us living far apart and being busy, I’m still getting to know my sister-in-law. […]

Jan. 7 — Jan. 13 Event listings

All times Mountain

Jan. 7 — Jan. 9 Movie schedule

Friday • 7 p.m. — Burlesque, PG 13

Jan. 7 — Jan. 13 What's Happening

Friday • Mad Hatter’s Unbirthday Party 5 p.m. Landing Zone • Fantasy Game 6 p.m. Cannon Lanes

AFSOC leads charge against ‘nature-deficit disorder’

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USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Stephanie Jacobs Kenny Hasbrouck, left, works on a team building activity with children at the outdoor classroom at the youth center in September at Hurlburt Field Fla. In November the classroom became the 29th Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation-certified Nature Explore classroom in the country. Hasbrouck is a […]

Turner: ORI excellent rating proudest moment

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Cannon Air Force Base’s Chief Master Sgt. William H. Turner, former command chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, was chosen as the command chief master sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command in Hurlburt Field, Fla. Turner’s new position is the top enlisted position for Air Force Special Operations Command. Turner will serve as […]

Military mama: Discounts not expected, but appreciated

Whenever I have a question about anything, I always have my go-to gals, and 95 percent of the time (if I’m not already on the phone with my mom or sister) I will be seeking a solution from another military spouse. So often we put our trust into this extended military-family as we PCS. Everything […]

Jan. 7 — Fishing report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JAN. 4, 2011: NEW MEXICO FISHING REPORT This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Hounds turn back Tigers

ADA, Okla. — Eastern New Mexico University’s men led virtually all the way in a win Thursday night, but they had a few anxious moments. Junior guard Stefan Mirabal matched a season-high with 20 points, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, leading five players in double figures as the Greyhounds held on late to beat East […]

Religion calendar — Jan. 7

Saturday Matt’s Coffee House Interdenominational Jam Session Concert — 7 p.m., second Saturday of the month, First United Methodist Church, open to the public to perform and watch, free refreshments provided. To perform, contact Vyanne Bradley at 760-4071 or 742-3389 or Matt Carter at 799-2696. Sunday Worship service and Sunday school — 8 a.m. and […]

a view from under the pew: cheetos and faith

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. cheetos and faith boss i m facing a lullin my faith […]

God’s works help push aside fear

I have a fear of heights, also called acrophobia. I do not have a severe form of it I don’t think but I have at times in my life not been able to do things involving heights for my fear. This fear keeps me from walking up staircases that are too high or walkways that […]

East Central beats cold-shooting Zias

Freedom New Mexico ADA, OKLA. — The Zias started and finished strong. In between, it was all East Central. Sophomore Regan Browne scored 24 points off the bench and the Lady Tigers beat Eastern New Mexico University 72-64 Thursday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Clovis’ Vanessa O’Neal scored a career-high 18 points […]

City may raise gross receipts tax next month

Kevin Wilson The first time the Clovis City Commission meets in February, it can vote on an ordinance to increase the city’s gross receipts tax rate. That’s because the first time the commission met in January, it approved the introduction of that ordinance. A .25 percent increase could be voted on as soon as Feb. […]

Clovis artist exhibited at ENMU Golden Library

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Courtesy photo: Kasey Robinson Painter Andrew Jonathan Merritt spends time with dogs in his studio at Underground Embassy in Clovis. Several of his works are on display at Eastern New Mexico University’s Runnels Gallery. The “Snow on the Window Pane” art exhibit portrays somber undertones with characters trying to be positive in bad situations, said […]

Clovis man airlifted to Lubbock after crash

Freedom New Mexico Sheriff deputies said Freedom New Mexico employee Bill Atkinson of Clovis was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital as a precaution for non-life threatening injuries after a two-vehicle crash shutdown US-70 and N.M. 202/Cacahuate Road at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Roosevelt County Chief Deputy Malin Parker said a deputy on scene told him […]

Evidence still pending in fatal crash

CNJ staff Police Chief Steve Sanders said Thursday that investigators are still waiting on evidence from a fatal crash involving Officer Stephen Gallegos. Sanders said police have received Gallegos ’ cell phone records. However, they are still awaiting laboratory results from blood tests taken after the Nov. 17 crash. Sanders declined to comment on any […]