Holding on to my Texas fantasies

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I felt like a child on a sugar high as I sat in rush hour traffic on I-635 in Dallas, laughing inside my mini-van and telling my children how great it was to actually experience the Metroplex traffic first hand. They weren’t too impressed, and asked, “Is there a […]

Clovis Christian names Clayton new superintendent

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Ladona Clayton served as deputy superintendent for Clovis Municipal Schools. Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School announced Friday it has hired Ladona Clayton as its superintendent to replace Stephen Schultze on the heels of controversy over his involvement with a fugitive. Clayton is the former deputy superintendent for Clovis Municipal Schools. Ben Wright, […]

Sometimes less can be more

By Sharna Johnson: FNM Columnist Perhaps I have become a minimalist in my old age or some transformation has overtaken me that I have yet to identify. But I have claimed a new home. I was born and raised on the East Coast. My father was an explorer of sorts, with little concern for comfort […]

Educators get deployment experience

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Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Educators from Mesa and Ranchvale elementary schools in Clovis enter a field tent during the Teachers Understanding Deploy-ment Operations event April 1 at Cannon Air Force Base. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections “Just be careful. Some insurgents do take windows of opportunity to get at Westerners,” Airman 1st Class Michael […]

God molds us with challenges

One of the highlights of my childhood experience was our family’s trip to Niagara Falls. On our way to the Northeast, we encountered a glassblower in Missouri. On a winding road, we noticed a sign: “Glassblowing 4 miles. Visitors welcome.”

Cannon gets ‘Deja Blue’ experience

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Airmen 1st Class Tommie Crutcher, of the 81st Services Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., left, and Alice Lewis, of the 61st Contingency Response Wing at McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., sing during their Tops in Blue 2008 World Tour performance. By Senior Airman Thomas Trower: 27th […]

Hospital visit nightmarish experience

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist A hospital stay shouldn’t be like a visit to the Twilight Zone but my wife’s stays certainly tend in that direction. I’ve told about her experiences in seeing the ghost of Doc Holliday while in the Glenwood Springs, Colo., hospital just a few hundred yards from Doc’s final […]

Police chief sworn in

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Steven Sanders is sworn in Monday at city hall as the new Clovis police chief by municipal judge Jan Garrett. The chief will hold a meet and greet today at 1:00 p.m. at Clovis-Carver Public Library in the Ingram Room. CNJ Staff Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders was sworn in […]

Sept. 14, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Captured!: The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience by Stanton Friedman was given by David, Mary, and Sierra Stalker in memory of Wanda Carter. The famous story of the world’s first documented alien abduction is taken apart, meticulously re-examined by Betty’s niece and nuclear physicist […]

Adequate medical program needed

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections I wish that I had something good to say about my experience with Tricare and military medicine, but today I don’t. While I am fully aware that there are plenty of excellent physicians and medical professionals who do a great job taking care of their patients, I feel disappointed and […]

Adequate medical program needed

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I wish that I had something good to say about my experience with Tricare and military medicine, but today I don’t. While I am fully aware that there are plenty of excellent physicians and medical professionals who do a great job taking care of their patients, I feel disappointed and […]

Obama’s lack of experience hurts campaign

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Purpose is to serve God, not ourselves

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Years ago I had an experience at church camp that left a lasting imprint on my life. At our cabin meeting, our counselor explained that there would be tryouts for camp pianist that afternoon. I had been taking lessons since the third grade and I thought that I was qualified.

Couple shares graduate experience

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Luis Colon and his wife Erica inspect their diplomas after they both graduated with associate’s degree in general studies Friday at Clovis Community College’s commencement ceremony. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer At one time Luis Colon had to be convinced by his family to go to college. Now he […]

Age, experience vary

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tegan Mills of Carlsbad takes part in Friday’s breakaway roping competition in the Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Mill roped the calf in 1.8 seconds, but was penalized 10 seconds for breaking early. By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent It didn’t take long to […]

April 13, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Big Book of Quick Rotary Cutter Quilts produced by Oxmoor House will help make your quilting a faster, more rewarding experience with techniques and tools that ensure accurate cutting for perfect piecing. The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss recreates a bygone time and place […]

Portales experiences another water main rupture

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Officials believe water service, lost when a 24-inch water main ruptured on the west side of the city, can be restored to all businesses and residents of Portales overnight. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — The city of Portales experienced another rupture Monday in a 24-inch water main […]

Theatre opportunity for high school students

PLAINVIEW – Calling all aspiring actors! The Wayland University theatre department is looking for high school actors to participate in a summer theatre workshop culminating in a professional theatre performance opportunity. Slated June 1-20, 2008, the Third Annual Sacramento Mountain Theatre Collaborative begins with a 10-day theatre workshop and rehearsals at the Wayland campus in […]

The man was ‘pifficated’

Gerald Majewski says his most-memorable cold-weather experience occurred when he was stationed at Misawa Air Force Base in Japan. He fell asleep in a snow bank outside his barracks after leaving a squadron party. A barracks chief found him. “I was pifficated and just couldn’t walk a straight line,” he wrote in an e-mail. “Haven’t […]

Temporary disability changes outlook

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Life came to a standstill this past week as I went under the knife and had surgery as far down as you can go, on my foot. It didn’t matter what pressing matters I needed to attend to or not. I wasn’t going to be going anywhere, at least not […]