Family Matters blog: Dealing with deployments

I spoke to a spouse last year about dealing with deployments and keeping military marriages strong. Her husband had just returned from a yearlong deployment in Iraq. She cited an example of the types of issues that can arise when communication falls to the wayside. As the primary disciplinarian while her husband was gone, she […]

Everybody’s Business: Businesses need disaster plan

Every business is faced with situations involving employees, products, services, customers, supplies, etc. and all these take up valuable time. Planning for events that may or may not happen continues to be delayed. Such as what happens when and if there is a natural disaster. Of course with the recent earthquake in Washington. D.C., the […]

Horse summit opens lines of communication

Argen Duncan The first New Mexico Equine Industry Summit opened communication and found common ground among state horse organizations, participants said. The summit took place Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Seventy people from 30 organizations attended. “I think it went well,” said organizer Jason Turner, New Mexico State University horse specialist. “I think there […]

Col. Clark: Communication key

Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen Clark said communication is going to be the key to the Air Force creating a low-altitude tactical navigation area over northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Cannon hosted eight public meetings within the proposed 94,000 square mile area that Cannon would train its MC-130 and CV-22 […]

Our people: Big communicator

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Courtesy photo Dobson married her husband Wayne Head July 1, 2006. Eastern New Mexico University Chair and Assistant Professor of Communication in the Communication Department Patti Dobson moved to Clovis in 1970. She enjoys working with college students.

ENMU president to speak on bond issue

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University president Steven Gamble will visit Dr. James Lee’s Communication 102 public speaking class at 7 p.m. today in Room 111 of the Communication Building, according to a news release. Gamble will speak on Bond D. If the bond passes in the Nov. 2 general election, ENMU will receive $7 […]

Groups look to strengthen communication

Courtesy photo The 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron provided a team-building exercise at the Women’s Medical Center on July 30. The Women’s Medical Center is an obstetrics and gynecology office located across the street from Plains Regional Medical Center. By Collette Delgado: 27th Special Operations Medical Group On July 30, 27th Special Operations Medical […]

Budget redecorating featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on budget re-decorating, communication techniques, and making vintage jewelry will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lacy Jones will talk about several ways to redecorate any room in the house without spending a lot of money. She starts by telling clients to “de-clutter and […]

Communication Squadron releases inspection list

The base will have a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection on May 10 and you can help keep us “connected” by abiding by the following 10 items. 1. Restart your machine at the end of every duty day. It’s the same number of clicks as “log off” and it ensures you have all current software patches […]

Google Wave could be new face of collaborative work

By Jenna DeWitt: CNJstaff writer By Jenna DeWitt CNJ staff writer As a college student, I am a proud member of Generation Instant. Instant coffee, macaroni, banking, shopping, music and news. These things are all very important to us 20-somethings, born around the same time as the home computer. However, nothing is as important to […]

New detention center security chief believes communication is key

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Maj. Carlos Ortiz, left, created a Special Operations Response Team to deal with situations at the jail. He said they function much like a SWAT team. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Adult Detention Center’s new chief security officer believes communication is the key to safety. Maj. […]

Board strategic plan focuses on communication

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer As the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education worked on its strategic plan Tuesday night, the focus was on communication. The board spent roughly 90 minutes in a study session on the plan, which sets forth the district’s beliefs, mission statement, objectives and strategies. Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton guided […]

Exercise highlights wireless communications

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, Air Force Special Operations Command commander, is briefed during the Joint Lightning communications exercise July 15. Wurster visited the base during the second annual AFSOC communications exercise that took place July 12-25. By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg 27th SOW […]

Business Digest: Agriculture disaster help available

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Agriculture producers who suffered losses caused by natural disasters from 2005 to 2007 are reminded to sign up for the new ad hoc disaster programs. Applications are being accepted for the Livestock Compensation Program, Livestock Indemnity Program and Crop Disaster Program. For information on disaster assistance and to schedule […]

Grants bolster first responder coffers

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis law enforcers and emergency responders agree the post-9/11 climate has made federal funding more attainable for local agencies. Clovis/Curry County Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos said federal funding for responders in the area over the last five years has totaled more than $1.5 million. The terrorist […]

Ruling could open door to regulating political speech

Freedom Newspapers The Federal Election Commission has been widely hailed for a decision last week that, to a great extent, keeps the Internet free of federal campaign regulations. While the new rule is not as onerous as some regulations that had been considered, it does interject federal regulation into one aspect of Internet political activity, […]

2/17 amos

Editor’s note: In light of Valentine’s Day just past, a reader asked about Amos’ love life, and, in response, he has requested we re-run this column about Jenny, his next-door neighbor, with whom he has fallen in love (although he prefers to say, “grew in love,” and it does seem to have a more natural […]

Coordination between schools, base crucial

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Cannon Air Force Base children board a Clovis school bus for the first day of school. Buses transport students from the base to Clovis schools each day. (Freedom Newspapers: Keith Pannell) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer When the Air Force orders a family to move from one assignment to another, the children are often […]

Study: Support system needs overhaul

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Family support professionals and volunteers have expanded programs to help military families cope with longer, more frequent separations from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. But weaknesses in coordination, communication and command oversight still deny too many families access to the information and help they need, says a new study by […]