Businesses, individuals honored at United Way banquet

CMI staff photo: Alisa Boswell Hoyt Skabelund of Plains Regional Medical Center speaks at the United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s annual banquet Tuesday night, telling his audience that the time they give volunteering in the community is the most precious commodity. “To me, what we’re gathered here for today is very real and personal,” […]

Local social worker honored by CYFD

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wlison Sheila Smith, a social worker at the Children, Youth and Families Department, takes a call in her office Monday. On Wednesday Smith will receive the Rose Praisner Award from the National Association of Social Workers New Mexico Chapter in Albuquerque for 22 years of service. Benna Sayyed Sheila Smith was […]

Hounds honored in baseball by LSC

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Luis Quinones and Ryan Boydstun have been named the Lone Star Conference’s co-player and co-pitcher of the week. Quinones, a junior left fielder from Las Cruces, went 5-for-12 with five RBIs last weekend as the Greyhounds went 2-1 in the season-opening UTPB Classic, hosted by Texas-Permian […]

Business digest — Dec. 13

Mother, daughter honored for book A Clovis mother-daughter team was recently honored with the national Benjamin Franklin Award for children’s books. Liz and Stephanie Eisenbraun’s book design project, “Baking with Friends,” was cited for originality in interior design by the Independent Book Publisher’s Association. Liz Eisenbraun has worked with numerous local clients, including Taco Box […]

Veterans honored at local events

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune The Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard performed the POW/MIA ceremony at the end of the VFW Post 9515 Veterans Day ceremony in Portales, which honored veterans and Cannon Air Force Base personnel. Scott Underbrink of the VFW post said the ceremony is rarely performed. Alisa Boswell

Mission complete: Our fallen honored

USAF: Master Sgt. Steven Pearsall Friends, family and co-workers show support while marching alongside 18 Special Tactics airmen as they complete an 812-mile memorial march from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, to Hurlburt Field, Fla. The Tim Davis Memorial March is conducted each year that a Special Tactics airman loses his life in defense of […]

County honored for clinic construction

CNJ staff Curry County was awarded a “Best Practices Award” at the 16th annual New Mexico Infrastructure and Finance Conference held last week in Albuquerque The award is for outstanding achievement in connection with the construction and completion of the Melrose Healthcare Clinic, a county news release said. “The county is very excited about the […]

Honors —

Hartle Rick Hartle, a 1974 Clovis High honors graduate, has been awarded one off our Annual Community Wingman Awards from Team Hill at Hill Air Force Base, Layton, Utah. The award recognizes contributions of individuals from surrounding communities who go above and beyond in their efforts to support the men and women of Hill AFB. […]

Harney, ENMU runners honored by LSC

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Mike Harney has been chosen the Lone Star Conference men’s cross country coach of the year. Harney led the Greyhounds to their first LSC title in the sport on Saturday at San Angelo, Texas, ending a run of 20 consecutive conference championships by Abilene Christian. Six […]

Cannon youth honored as AFSOC Youth of the Year

By Airman 1st Class Jette Carr: 27th SOW Public Affairs Sydney Nagel, daughter of Master Sgt. Steven Nagel, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was recently recognized as the 2010 Air Force Small Command Youth of the Year (YoY). She was one of 11 U.S. Air Force youths honored during a YoY forum Aug. 1 […]

Sen. Ingle being honored for public service

CNJ staff State Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, is one of 10 New Mexicans being honored for public service at the New Mexico First Forum Spirit of Bipartisanship Awards. The awards are part of the annual First Forum Lecture Series on May 25 at the University of New Mexico’s Keller Hall. The event will […]

Cannon leaders move on to success

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster, from left, Col. Timothy Leahy and Col. Stephen Clark take part in the change of command ceremony in May 2009 held at Cannon Air Force Base. At the ceremony, outgoing commander Leahy formally handed the reins to new commander Clark. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Philip Breedlove […]

Great moms raise tomorrow’s freedom fighters

Freedom New Mexico We often hear the cliche about Mom, baseball and apple pie to describe that which is red, white and blue. The one that matters most is Mom, who we honored Sunday. Baseball and apple pie are by-products and symbols of freedom, while Moms are producers and defenders of freedom. Moms don’t get […]

Business digest: Railroad employee honored

A Clovis employee of BNSF Railway was recognized as one of the company’s Safety Employees of 2010. Locomotive Engineer Rick Spears, who has been part of the Clovis site safety team for more than 10 years, was honored at an April 6 awards ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas. He serves as chairman and facilitator for […]

Honors — Feb. 27

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Submitted by Elks Pictured left to right: (front) Miss New Mexico Madison Tabet, (back) Jasmine Gannon, Rayelle Rivale and Haley Garcia. Lam New Mexico’s president Lee Ann Lam of Clovis, a member of Ledbetter-McReynolds Auxiliary No. 3015, was honored during the National Mid-Year Conference of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of […]

Commentary: Why we wear the uniform…it’s all about service

By Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso Command Chief: 27th Special Operations Command I would first like to take this opportunity to say thanks to Col. Clark for selecting me to serve as your new command chief here at Cannon and the 27th Special Operations Wing. This is a dream come true for my wife Becky […]

Six Hounds honored by publication

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University junior placekicker Taylor Cannon has been chosen to the second-team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-Super Region IV football squad. Cannon, from Los Lunas, finished third in the Lone Star Conference in scoring with 84 points, making 45-of-46 extra points and 13-of-18 field goals. He was also third […]

Chamber accepting award nominations

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2011 Annual Awards until 5 p.m. Dec. 31. The annual awards include 2010 Citizen of the Year, 2010 Chamber Volunteer of the Year, 2010 Business of the Year, The Heart Award and the Ken Huey Patriot Award. Recipients will be honored at […]

Muleshoe teacher’s dedication honored

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Courtesy photo This was Mary DeShazo’s class about 1946-47. David Stevens Mary Brantley worked in the front office at Muleshoe’s Mary DeShazo Elementary School from 1969 to 2002. She was sometimes mistaken for the school’s namesake. “People would ask me ‘Are you Mary DeShazo?’ because I’d been there so long,” Brantley said. “A lot of […]

Xcel plant honored by coal trade group

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Every tour attendant donned hard hats and protective eyewear around the plant. The plant’s coal is next to its water retention ponds. Liliana Castillo Xcel Energy’s Tolk Station opened its doors to nearly 100 people for tours Tuesday after it was named the Plant of the Year by a national […]