Weekend full of local activities

Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo For Tucumcari’s Centennial Celebration Max Gardner and Rex Rideout will perform songs from Jack Thorp’s 1908 cowboy song collection. Freedom New Mexico Take your pick. There is something for everyone’s taste from bucking broncos to cowboy poetry to contemporary music beginning Thursday at the Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering. The long-weekend’s […]

Weekend full of local activities

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Courtesy photo For Tucumcari’s Centennial Celebration Max Gardner and Rex Rideout will perform songs from Jack Thorp’s 1908 cowboy song collection. Freedom New Mexico Take your pick. There is something for everyone’s taste from bucking broncos to cowboy poetry to contemporary music beginning Thursday at the Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering. The long-weekend’s festivities begin with […]

Volunteering benefits everyone

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist What has between 700 and 800 heads, represents New Mexico’s civic leaders, has never been to Clovis before, and will be coming to town Aug. 12-14? The answer, should your curiosity be excited, is the New Mexico Municipal League. Your curiosity, or at least your civic pride, should indeed be […]

Warm, windy weather hard on crops

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico High winds and hot temperatures have tested the skills of gardeners and farmers and tried the patience of everyone this spring. “We’ve certainly seen our share of warm and windy weather,” said Todd Shoemake, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. “We’re getting a little sick of it […]

Slumber cause for embarrassment

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Have you fallen asleep in public lately? I have. The Lady of the House and I were chatting with friends when the next thing I knew they were all staring at me. Everyone was wearing sly smiles; you know, the kind that say “We know something you don’t.” “You were […]

March 30, 2008 Club Notes

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met March 18 at the Extension building to entertain the Ranchvale Club. There were 18 Chaparral members, seven Ranchvale members and one guest, Mildred Hill from Amarillo, who attended. Sheryl Abdill greeted everyone and made introductions. The tables were decorated with Easter bunnies and plastic canvas baskets made […]

We need more men like Iacocca

Clovis’ Mac McDonald on the nation’s economy: “I have been worried for a long time. … We have debts into the trillions and asking for more. I will not have to pay it but it is a debt that has to be paid or we will have to forfeit our country. “I wish everyone could […]

New Year's resolutions

Tonya Fennell What is it about Jan. 1 that drives people to make New Year’s resolutions? Everyone wants to be thinner, healthier or richer each year. And I’m as guilty as the next person about breaking New Year’s resolutions. I have resolved to lose weight in the past only to discover that starving myself is […]

10-21 Club Notes

Encanto Garden Club The October meeting of the Encanto Garden Club was held in the home of Barbara Voges. Jill Whitehead, of Evergreen Acres, presented a program on planting tips and plant care for evergreens. She also presented information on tools for trimming and a measured watering system. A silent auction raised funds for local […]

Bad things can happen to good people

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Have a fire safety plan – avoid becoming a statistic. Bruce Ford Fire safety plans can keep you from becoming a statistic It’s human nature to think bad things only happen to “the other guy,” but the fact is that bad things can happen to good people. Everyone thinks they’ll never have a fire, but […]

Setting the example is a standard for all Airmen

Master Sgt. Brian Rogers Do you set the example or are you the one waiting until the very last moment to join the rest of the Air Force? The Air Force changes constantly and everyone is responsible to be aware of new policies and procedures. If you don’t grasp the changes you will find yourself […]

Commander's Action Line

Q:I’m a base employee with a concern about POV traffic inflow around 6 a.m. weekdays. It seems there are certain days when traffic inflow is backed up over the bridge and there’s only one inflow gate open. We spent so much to improve the gate but it doesn’t seem like we’re using it like we […]

Illegal aliens land at Cannon

Keith Pannell 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Attention to detail and great military-civilian cooperation helped local and state officials nab six illegal aliens at Cannon Air Force Base Monday. In the late morning of May 16, Cannon’s air traffic controllers received an emergency call from a civilian pilot who stated he was in danger of […]