Nature opens up my eyes to life

Wendel Sloan

Even for those who live lives of integrity, the end is unkind. Some say that everything happens for a reason, but that brings little comfort to those in autumnal sunset. Along the way new life and small pleasures — friends, food, music, nature — make the passage seem worthwhile and purposeful. After a long, harsh […]

Don’t let imperfections ruin life

The imperfections in the world can bring some entertainment. I am glad for that. Unbroken comfort can make you more numb than jumping into that frozen lake with a polar bear club. Recently I enjoyed sitting outside during the dirt storm that hit the area. My young daughter enjoyed it with me. She ran around […]

Business digest —

Hotel awarded by franchisor The Comfort Inn & Suites hotel in Clovis was awarded 2010 Gold Hospitality Award from its franchisor, Choice Hotels International, Inc. The hotel is one of only seven hotels within the state, and one of 94 hotels within the Comfort brand to receive “Gold Award” status. The award is given to […]

All creatures could use comfort

Twas the day before Christmas and boy was it cold I broke ice on the tanks and scattered feed on the snow The cattle all came to the pickup’s horn and grabbed the feed in great hungry bites Then down from the trees flew a bunch of little birds They joined the cows and I […]

Business digest: Hotel gets gold status

Hotel gets gold status The Comfort Inn and Suites hotel of Clovis recently received a 2010 Gold Hospitality Award from parent company Choice Hotels International As a top performing property among the company’s more than 4,800 U.S. franchised hotels, the Clovis hotel is among the top 10 percent of properties within the Comfort brand. It […]

Fort Hood tragedy reminder of danger surrounding military

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist The Fort Hood massacre is shaking the military community and Americans everywhere. Nothing seems more horrific, if it’s even possible to quantify these events on some horrible scale, than a soldier firing upon his comrades. As a military wife I can’t begin to imagine the pain, suffering and fear […]

Terror of war followed us home

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist The Fort Hood massacre is shaking the military community and Americans everywhere. Nothing seems more horrific, if it’s even possible to quantify these events on some horrible scale, than a soldier firing upon his comrades. As a military wife I can’t begin to imagine the pain, suffering and fear the […]

Cannon medics return from aid work

Freedom New Mexico Five Cannon Air Force Base medics are being welcomed back from their humanitarian deployment on the USNS Comfort with a gathering at the base clinic 9:30 a.m. Monday. The Airmen, assigned to the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, were deployed in a joint services environment on the USNS Comfort. The primary mission […]

Press release: Medics welcomed back to Cannon

Five Cannon medics are being welcomed back after their humanitarian deployment on the USNS Comfort with a gathering at the base clinic Monday, Aug. 3 at 9:30 a.m. The Airmen, assigned to the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, were deployed in a joint services environment on the USNS Comfort. The primary mission of the Medical […]

Cannon reservist aiding humanitarian mission

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DoD photo: Benjamin Faske Navy Reserve Petty Officer 2nd Class Tiffiny L. Cicero is taking part in “Continuing Promise 2009″, aboard the USNS Comfort (T-AH 20). By Dona Fair: Joint Hometown News Service USNS COMFORT, Colon, Panama — When most people leave their ship at this port city on the tiny ismuth that separates the […]

Chaplains provide comfort during deployment

USAF Photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Staff Sgt. Aleric Hebert, 27th Special Operations Wing Chapel, takes a moment to reflect in the Base Chapel. Hebert serves as a chaplain’s assistant, a much-needed role when chaplains are deployed. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe “Reality strikes you hard. Death is random,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Eusebia […]

Going metric

Ryn Gargulinski : Local Columnist Summer is still a few days away, but that means nothing to New Mexico. Temperatures have already blasted well beyond the “comfort zone” defined by local meteorologists as 82.61347 degrees, and the High Plains has already seen high digits, often going triple. It’s a “dry heat” locals say, not as […]

Tending the flock

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Chaplain (Col.) David Cyr, chaplain for Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va., visited Cannon AFB Dec. 14 through 16. Janet Taylor-Birkey “To come alongside our warriors and their families and provide religious support, comfort, and to meet the needs that they have relative to what it means to be in the military … […]

Police on lookout for alleged robber

CNJ STAFF Clovis police are looking for a man accused of stealing $120 from Comfort Inn during a Friday evening armed robbery. A man came into the Comfort Inn shortly before 6:30 p.m., pointed a revolver at the clerk, and demanded all the money, a police report shows. The man then fled the hotel with […]