Air Commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Eric Hernandez

USAF photo • Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Eric Hernandez • Hometown: Libertyville, Ill. • Air Force career field: Aerospace maintenance • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Accomplishments: Hernandez is a dedicated maintainer who adapts easily to new situations. He was recognized for outstanding performance as the best in his First Term Airman […]

Mullen: Iraq withdrawal agreement still stands

By Jim Garamone: American Forces Press Service BAGHDAD — All American troops will be out of Iraq at the end of the year in accordance with the security agreement signed in 2008, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today. “There are no plans — nor has there been any request from […]

Food at the speed of life: Spicy shrimp has Creole touch

I f you like spicy food and shrimp, here’s a dish for you. I found a healthy, tasty recipe in Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyers’ “Fast and Fabulous” cookbook.

Cannon celebrates Month of the Military Child

USAF: Alma Castaneda Children at the Cannon Air Force Base Child Development Center dressed in their parents’ uniforms to observe Month of the Military Child salute on April 8. The kids drew pictures expressing what it means to be a military child, read books, sang songs, and participated in other activities to celebrate being military […]

April 29 — May 5 Event listings

All times Mountain

April 29 — May 1 Movie schedule

Friday • 7 p.m. — Battle: Los Angeles, PG-13

April 29 — May 5 What's Happening

Friday • Softball Clinic 4 p.m. Youth Center • Social Hour 4:27 p.m. The Landing Zone • Family Bowl-A-Rama 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes • Show Me the Money 5:30 p.m. Youth Center • CSC Golf Classic 10 a.m. check-in; 11 a.m. shotgun start Whispering Winds • Teen Late Night Party 8 p.m. Youth Center

Military mama: Still time to figure out ‘what I want to be’

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Every once in a while I look around my house and just wonder how in the world I got here. How these three angelic little devils came into my life and how I’ve been married for almost seven years. I swear it’s impossible since I’m only 21, in my mind. I often feel like I’m […]

Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping

• What: Seventh Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping • What’s it about: The annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping features ropers at everylevel, including some of the top-ranked calf ropers in the world. • When: 9 a.m. Thursday through Sunday; 1 p.m. main event Sunday • Where: Curry County Events Center • Admission: Free except […]

Letters to the editor: Serious drought calls for prayer

Serious drought calls for prayer Given the serious impact of the drought on area residents in eastern New Mexico and West Texas (i.e., fire danger, water supply, farmers, ranchers, wildlife and nature, etc.), let us unite our faith in our communities in praying Sunday for moisture. Invite your family, friends, co-workers, pastors and neighbors to […]

An education best reward for good grades

Freedom New Mexico Remember a few years back — and for some of us it’s a little further than we’d care to admit — when perhaps dad produced a crisp five-dollar bill when that report card came home with an unexpected but much appreciated A in math? Maybe mom cooked up a favorite for dinner […]

Wind festival set for Saturday

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson The following trophies for the Downtown Wind Festival’s Pedal ARTitude Rally are on display at the Clovis MainStreet office. MainStreet Executive Director Robyne Baubien said the aim was to make the trophies tacky, “and I think we’ve excelled.” Kevin Wilson The joke goes, John Muir said, that wind helped establish […]

Thursday morning briefing: Meet an author, a new video game and Il Duce’s demise

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Author, author Clovis Community College is hosting a meet and greet with local author Darynda Jones. Jones is author of “First Grace on the Right” and won the 2009 Golden Heart award for Best Paranormal Romance. It’s noon Friday in room 103 of the […]

Bella Vista students to perform children’s operas

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Arts Academy at Bella Vista’s performance of three operas Friday finishes with a dance sequence. Liliana Castillo The Arts Academy at Bella Vista’s singing and dancing students will take the Marshall Auditorium stage once again Friday. This time, 230 students from kindergarten through sixth grade will perform three miniature […]

Reader-submitted content: Local requests return of mementos

Dolores and Quinton Hardy On Thursday April 21st we were victims of a break-in and property was stolen. What was stolen was a large piece of furniture, a cherry wood highboy. This piece of furniture was very large and awkward to move, along with this cabinet the entire contents were also taken. Many of the […]

Education column: Art applies skills from other subjects

Gazing up at clouds in the sky and imagining shapes or animals: That’s what drew Alexa Pickel to art. An art teacher at Clovis High School for the last seventeen years, she teaches upper division two-dimensional fine arts, such as drawing, painting, and calligraphy. Brain research has shown that arts education contributes to strengthening problem-solving […]

Education digest — April 28

Mesa students write winning essays Mesa Elementary School students Rohan Angadi and Allison Pettit won the essay portion of the New Mexico Stock Market Game called InvestWrite, according to a news release. Angadi competed in the sixth through eighth grade division and Pettit competed in the fourth through fifth grade division. Both students will attend […]

Ticket feature: Our Lady of Guadalupe fiesta gears up for weekend

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File photo The Our Lady of Gualdalupe annual fiesta will take place this weekend at 108 North Davis. The three-day event will feature live music, food, games a car show and more. Freedom New Mexico With an emphasis on community, the traditional Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalupe will take place this weekend. Offering food, […]

Virginia Destroyers claim Baskett’s UFL rights

CNJ staff The Virginia Destroyers claimed the United Football League rights to free agent Hank Baskett of Clovis, according to a published report. The Cover Two reported the five UFL teams released 10-man reserve unsigned lists for the 2011 season. Baskett played last season for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles. He was not […]

Board restricts club meetings

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education decided Tuesday to allow only curriculum-based student clubs to meet during the school day at Clovis High School, a policy called a closed forum. The decision came after a month of review on the board’s previous policy allowing all student clubs that meet a list of […]