Cannon clinic to test extended hours

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — In order to better accommodate Air Commandos and their families at Cannon Air Force Base the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, is testing the demand to extend clinic hours. U.S. Air Force graphic: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal In order to better accommodate Air Commandos at Cannon Air Force Base […]

Bataan Death March survivor remembered for optimism

One of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March in Curry County returned from the war in good spirits despite spending 3 1/2 years as a prisoner, family members said. Johnston That was typical of Bud D. Johnston, they said, he always looked on the bright side. In this case he was alive. Johnston, […]

Airmen treated to Thanksgiving meal

Cannon Air Force Base — The Pecos Trail Dining Facility was bursting with cheer during the Thanksgiving meal at Cannon Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom The Pecos Trail Dining Facility staff smiles as they serve the Thanksgiving meal at Cannon Air Force Base.The dining facility staff went to […]

Game brings squadrons together

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The second annual Turkey Bowl was held on Nov. 16 at Cannon Air Force Base between the 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron and the 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo: 2nd Lt. Angelica Powell Members of the 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron took on members of the […]

Group keeps track of squadron tools

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — In the world of special operations, numerous types of aircraft, from gunship to cargo, are utilized daily. To keep these planes in the sky and in the fight, the maintenance of these crafts is especially important. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Jette Carr U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew […]

Squadron supports coalition training

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The 16th Special Operations Squadron participated in a routine exercise as part of continuous training efforts at Cannon Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo: Desiree Ann Montenegro U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Aaron Hayes, 16th Special Operations Squadron, helps prepare an AC-130H Spectre gunship prior to departure at Cannon […]

Legislation protects employees

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — According to the U.S. Department of State Diplomacy in Action, the Notification and Federal Employee Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act was enacted by Congress May 15, 2002 and became effective Oct.1, 2003. Congress found that federal agencies could not be effectively operated if discriminatory practices were tolerated in accordance with Public […]

Cats pull out 70-68 win at Rio Rancho

RIO RANCHO — Clovis High's boys got off to a winning start on Saturday on the road, but not without some anxious moments. Senior guard John Dawson had five 3-pointers and scored 28 points as t he Wildcats held on for a 70-68 victory over Rio Rancho. The game was nip-and-tuck most of the way, […]

Spouses send deployed troops care packages

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — With the passing of Thanksgiving, turkey and green bean casseroles have been replaced overnight by Christmas trees and yuletide gatherings. In this time of family and friends, many squadrons, such as the 524th Special Operations Squadron, come together to send the holiday season downrange to their deployed brethren. U.S. Air […]

Students selected for all-state band and orchestra

Clovis High School and CHS Freshman Academy students were selected for the New Mexico Music Educators Association All-state Band and Orchestra, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools news release. The selected students will give a concert with other New Mexico all-state musicians in January in Albuquerque. New Mexico Music Educators Association All-state band participants from […]

Christmas parade draws crowd

Children on both sides of Main Street hopped up and down clapping Saturday night as the Christmas lights parade approached the intersection of Seventh and Main Streets. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Camryn Barros, 9, of Clovis smiles at the crowd while riding in a truck pulling a float Saturday along the Christmas Light Parade […]

Airman keeps supplies on budget

Editor's note: This feature is the fifth in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where Airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for their hard work and achievements. U.S. Air Force illustration: Senior Airman Alexxis […]

Spouse's Club hosts charity auction

The objective is to raise funds to be used exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to benefit both military and civilian communities through the distribution of scholarships and monetary donations. — Cannon Spouse's Club constitution CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The Cannon Spouse's Club hosted a charity auction at the Landing Zone at Cannon Air […]

Book inspires resident to help airmen

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — It is a truth universally acknowledged that the 61 days between Halloween and New Years are to be filled with unnecessary weight gain, rousing renditions of 'Jingle Bell Rock' and awkward eggnog-induced encounters. Much to the dismay of Santa Claus, Charlie Brown and Cindy Lou Who, many service members miss […]

Spouse briefs: Family meetings create strong bonds

I would like to say that our house runs like the proverbial well-oiled machine. Every morning our kids pop out of bed with no problem and get themselves ready for school. They never forget to do their homework and chores. It would also be nice to add at this point that they are so well […]

Slow start too much for Zias to overcome

ABILENE, Texas — Take away the horrific start, and the Eastern New Mexico University women's basketball team would have had a fighting chance on Saturday. The Zias managed only two field goals in the first 8 1/2 minutes, fell behind by 19 points midway through the half and missed their first 19 3-point attempts in […]

Late basket lifts Hounds past ACU

ABILENE, Texas — Junior guard Rodney Blackmon drove for a layup with two seconds left on Saturday, lifting Eastern New Mexico University to a 62-60 victory over Abilene Christian in Lone Star Conference men's basketball. Junior guard Jordan Romero scored 17 points off the bench, hitting 4-of-7 from 3-point range and 5-of-6 from the free […]

Pintores artist of the month

Lois Snyder Snyder Having grown up on a farm in Curry County, I have lived in Clovis my entire life. My mind, as a child, was constantly challenged and inspired into unlimited creativity through 4-H projects of sewing, arts and crafts. I was never allowed to sit idle and accept this as the greatest of […]

On the shelves – Dec. 2

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership" by Colin Powell reveals the principles that have shaped the life and career of the legendary four-star general and former Secretary of State, combining the insights he has gained in a lifetime of public service with wise advice […]

Clovis boys hold off Rio Rancho

Clovis boys hold off Rio Rancho 70-68 in season-opener on road. Story to come.