Cannon commander nominated for promotion to brigadier general

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – Col. Albert “Buck” Elton II, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., is among 40 colonels President Barack Obama has nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general. “I am honored to be nominated for promotion to the rank of brigadier general,” […]

Ron Paul’s plan should be applauded

Freedom New Mexico The odds of Ron Paul being nominated by Republicans and defeating President Barack Obama are, in the words of one news service, “beyond remote.” Perhaps. But Paul’s “Plan to Restore America” is breathtaking, nevertheless. Candidates whose success may be less remote would do well to adopt this plan in large measure. It’s […]

Former Cannon commander nominated for first star

CNJ staff Former Cannon Commander Col. Timothy Leahy has been nominated for his first star, according to the Department of Defense. Leahy is currently serving as knowledge and futures director at the headquarters of U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. Leahy is nominated for the rank of brigadier general.

Governor nominates Clovis woman to commission

CNJ staff Gov. Susanna Martinez has nominated a Clovis woman to serve on the state’s Construction Industries Commission. Lisa Fickling is one of eight nominated from around the state, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The commission is responsible for developing regulations for the state’s construction industry. Fickling serves as controller at […]

ENMU’s Poku nominated for ‘Good Works’ team

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been nominated for the 2010 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team, based on performance on the field and community contributions off it. Poku, from Murphy, Texas, was among the leaders in receptions and yards receiving in NCAA Division II […]

Education feature: Ranchvale nominated for Blue Ribbon School

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ranchvale second-grade teacher Sheri Robbins helps Vicente Torres with a math assignment Tuesday during class. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Ranchvale Elementary School is one of just three schools in the state nominated for national honors. Ranchvale is nominated for a Blue Ribbon School designation by the New Mexico […]

Ticket feature: Grammy-nominated guitarist to perform next week

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Courtesy photo Grammy-nominated flamenco guitarist Juan Carmona performs 7 p.m. Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico Grammy-nominated guitarist Juan Carmona performs 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Marshall Auditorium. Carmona will bring with him a five piece band, performing both traditional Spanish and familiar Latin American works. Also, Flamenco dancer and singer Sabrina Romero will […]

Dec. 4 Education Digest

CHS senior nominated to attend Air Force Academy Clovis’ Brody Hawes, a senior at Clovis High School, has been offered an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, according to an academy official.Hawes is the son of Kenneth Hawes and Joy Stoddard.Hawes was nominated to attend the academy by U.S. Rep. Tom Udall.Hawes is planning […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Club Notes

Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recently held their general membership meeting at PRMC. The meeting called to order by president Ruby Goforth, and a prayer was offered by Joy Melton. Minutes were read by Carmen Skabelund, and all committee reports given. Reports were given by members that attended the State […]

Clovis’ Bradley nominated for Baptist board

Baptist New Mexican reports: Former New Mexico Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley has been nominated to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Bradley, a member of Clovis’ Central Baptist Church, will serve until 2012 if he’s elected by messengers to the annual SBC meeting scheduled June 10-11 in Indianapolis. • • […]

Education digest: Domenici accepting intern applications

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., is accepting applications for his summer internship program in Washington, D.C., according to a press release from his office. Applicants must have completed at least one year of study at an institution of higher learning. The internship will take place in six-week sessions, with the […]

Academy Awards highlight films from smaller studios

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is tonight when the Academy Awards are presented. But Hollywood insiders are predicting low ratings for the ABC broadcast because four of five best-picture nominees did not have the benefit of a big studio’s big marketing budget. It’s a mixed bag for area […]

8-21 Honors

Chairez Anica M. Chairez, was nominated to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. She attends Yucca Junior High School, and maintains a 4.0 GPA. Mrs. Lena Willis, a history teacher at Yucca Junior High school nominated Ms. Chairez for the conference. Burdell Anneka Burdell of Clovis was the recipient of a […]

Clovis visionary nominated for AARP award

By Jack King Andrew “Andy” Chitwood of Clovis was honored earlier this year by being one of several people nominated for the Ethel Percy Andrus Award by members of New Mexico’s chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons Inc., said Harold Burris, president of AARP’s Clovis chapter. The Andrus Award, named after AARP’s founder, […]