Our towns: Muleshoe celebrates its heritage

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Muleshoe West City Park is a big highlight in the town, according to city officials. The park includes a water park, a golf course, basketball courts and more. It is one of the main highlights, along with the Muleshoe Heritage Foundation. Alisa Boswell Muleshoe, Texas, was named after Muleshoe Ranch, which […]

Religion feature: Church partners with charity

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Wayne Boydstun, Operation Christmas Child relay center coordinator at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis, prepares for OCC 2011 by packing a shoebox with items to be sent to children in disadvantaged countries. Benna Sayyed This Christmas an impoverished child living in a third-world country will open a gift that came […]

Cannon extends hours of operation

By Airman 1st Class Jette Carr: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Base Exchange and Shoppette at Cannon Air Force Base, will be testing new hours November and December. “The test run was prompted by requests from the 27th Special Operations Wing for extended hours,” said Linda Villiness, Base Exchange office assistant. “In addition, […]

Operation Dark Night helps prepare forces

USAF: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom U.S. soldiers with the 3rd Special Forces Group, simulate dragging a wounded soldier to safety during a training exercise Sept. 20 at Melrose Range. The training consisted of several different scenarios and was designed to prepare the special operators for situations they could encounter on real world missions. By […]

September commodity deliveries canceled

CNJ staff The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico has not received adequate donations to make any commodity deliveries during September, according to food bank officials. However, the food pantry program will be in operation. Information: Teresa Wilcock, 763-6130.

Commissary testing extended hours in July

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Delia Marchick Joseph R. Gallegos, commissary produce store associate, stocks the fruit after the lunch rush at the Cannon Air Force Base commissary on June 29. Gallegos will be working when the commissary tests the 11a.m. to 9 p.m. extended hours of operation every Thursday in July. The commissary worked with […]

Operation Purple Program offers summer camps for military youth

By 27th SOW Force Support Squadron Operation Purple camps are a time for having fun, making friends and reminding military kids that they are the nation’s youngest heroes. The mission of the Operation Purple program, sponsored by the National Military Family Association, is to empower military children and their families to develop and maintain healthy […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters program aims to raise money with bowling event

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Kevin Wilson Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico is a relatively small operation, with a staff that consists of executive director Meg Sadau, and a minimal office in the Matt 25 Hope Center where she has spent a year. The operation is hoping it can bowl over a few sponsors, however, so it […]

Parkland church collecting for Operation Christmas Child

CNJ staff Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis will be serving as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child, according to a news release. Operation Christmas Child provides shoe boxes of gifts to more than eight million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disasters, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty, the release said. The program […]

Chile worthy of recognition for mine rescue

Freedom Newspapers The effort to rescue 33 miners trapped a half-mile underground for 69 days was bound to attract attention, but the worldwide interest in the operation has made it a perhaps surprising global phenomenon. Perhaps people are hungry for a happy ending in a world in which unhappy endings are all too common. Perhaps […]

Sept. 17 -Sept. 23 What's Happening

Friday Operation Homefront Quilts —

Motion Industries’ Clovis branch third in New Mexico

Motion Industries is in its third week of operation at 2300 E. Seventh St., Suite E. The business is a distributor of industrial MRO (maintenance, repair and operation replacement) parts. It is the third MI location in New Mexico, along with Albuquerque and Farmington. Manager Bill Zarges said Motion Industries’ primary customers are manufacturing plants, […]

July 16 -July 22 What's Happening

Friday Operation Homefront Quilts —

Press release: Curry County Road Department operations

The Curry County Road Department has temporarily closed CR C from CR 16 to 17, due to heavy wash out conditions from severe weather. It is scheduled for the repair June 14, 2010 and June 15, 2010. The road will continue to be closed during this operation. Area residents are urged to seek an alternate […]

Caprock Quilters sew on memories

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Cardenas Amy Armenta irons a star-patterned quilt at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center on Feb. 19. She is a member of Operation Home Front Quilts, an organization that sends quilts to families of fallen servicemembers. Since April 2004, Cannon’s group has made and donated nearly 600 quilts. By Airman 1s […]

MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS TOY DRIVE: OPERATION SANTA COP

Portales, NM- Once again, this year, the City of Portales is managing the Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop program. The “Lighting of the Tree” ceremony will be on Monday, November 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Portales City Hall located at 100 West 1st Street in downtown Portales. This program is structured […]

Central attraction

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Curry County Events Center can seat 3,000 people in the stands and the dirt floor can be covered to be used as standing room. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Though technically a money-loser, the Curry County Special Events Center is serving its intended purpose. And, according to managers […]

Early census operations starting now in local communities census workers will be visible on neighborhood streets using GPS handheld computers

The Census bureau will launch a massive operation beginning next week to verify and update more than 145 million addresses as it prepares to conduct the 2010 Census. Although the count is still a year away, workers will be going door to door, verifying addresses to ensure the accuracy of next year’s Census delivery lists.

Nov. 21 Religion Digest

Church hosting child gift drive National collection week for Operation Christmas Child is Nov. 17-24. Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, which supplies needy children worldwide with Christmas presents. The project delivers 8 million gift-filled shoe boxes to children in more than 100 countries, according to an […]

Cannon airmen share experiences with students

By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections Capt. Nathan Scott of the 73rd Special Operation Squadron said one of the scariest operations he’s experienced was flying over Afghanistan as insurgent forces shot at his plane. He said flying the bodies of fallen soldiers was one of the most sobering experiences of his career. “It means a whole […]