Fistful of weekend events keep residents busy

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jim Shirley gets his calf in position to tie it down during Saturday action at the Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping competition at the Curry County Events Center. Shirley posted a time of 10.14. Kevin Wilson From kites to bikes to football to fiestas, from high winds to high honors, […]

Kite Karnival scheduled

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base will be hosting its annual Kite Karnival April 30 at Doc Stewart Park. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the free event is expected to offer games, food and kite-flying demonstrations. Information: 784-6381

Meet the original Martha Stewart

By Jodi Stewart: Guest columnist By Jodi Stewart

Kite Karnival takes off Saturday

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Kite Karnival organizer Paul Hopkins said the event will include a kite making tent, games, vendors and kite flyers from the American Kite Association. CNJ staff Kites will dot the sky during the seventh annual Kite Karnival Saturday at Doc Stewart Park. Paul Hopkins, Doc Stewart Park community center manager, said the event has been […]

Measure on deep water wells gains momentum

By Staci Matlock:The New Mexican Rep. Mimi Stewart’s bill to give the state engineer authority over brackish water in deep wells sailed through its second committee hearing Monday, winning unanimous approval. The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee saw fit to add a clause calling the need for the legislation an “emergency” after six private […]

First local baby born in 2009

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sherry, Shawn and Landen Stewart, left to right, of Portales welcomed a new addition to their family Thursday. Lexi Peyton Stewart was the first baby born in 2009 at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born at 8:20 a.m. Thursday. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

Everybody’s business: Bankers far from impersonal

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Local columnist Most of us remember with fondness the lovable small-town lender played by Jimmy Stewart in the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” But in real life many small business people become intimidated by transactions with the financial community. The mergers, consolidations, bank closures, staff transfers and government bailouts have added to […]

Kite Karnival flies on Saturday

Freedom New Mexico Kites of all shapes, sizes and colors will take to the skies west of Clovis near Cannon Air Force Base this weekend for the 5th Annual Kite Karnival. The event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday off-base at Doc Stewart Park. Kite enthusiasts of all ages […]

Jan. 22, 2008: Shela

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Name: Shela About: Shela was a pound puppy that I saw on CNJonline.com’s “Pet of the Week” and instantly fell in love. She’s at least part Red Healer and has “adopted” my daughter Meghan as her mom. In this picture, she is checking out our new Alpaca Socks from Windrush Alpacas and I’m not sure […]

Northern neighbors

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo The Lathrop Lady Malemutes relax in the Clovis High locker room after Thursday’s first round game in the Plateau Holiday Classic. The girls chatted about how nice the locker room at Clovis was compared to theirs in Fairbanks, Alaska. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Following the first game of […]

Dec. 3, 1965

The Clovis News-Journal reported the Clovis Wildcats beat the Palo Duro Dons 75-53 at a basketball game in Amarillo. … Final preparations were being made for the Little Miss Sno-Flake and Sno Queen Pageants to be held at the Holiday Inn. … For the second time in recent weeks, the Clovis Police Department reported no […]

Santa’s spirit will not be forgotten

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist Santa Claus has cancer. It started in his esophagus and spread to his liver. He’s being treated, but chemotherapy has sapped his appetite and energy and he’s down about a hundred pounds. He’s worried about money, too. The treatment costs more than $16,000 a month and his insurance doesn’t cover […]

Stewart-Pipher Engagement

Stewart-Pipher Wesley and Tracye Stewart announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Leslie Nicole Stewart, to Senior Airman James Allen Pipher, all of Clovis. He is the son of George and Ruby Pipher of McNeill, Miss. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30 at Cannon Air Force Base chapel. […]

Hall, Jean

Jean Hall, 79, of Clovis died Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Nov. 4, 1926, in Globe, Ariz., to E. C. and Pearl Hunt Luna, and married L.S. (Bud) Hall on Feb. 10, 1944, in Portales. She received her master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University and […]

Stewart Jr., Ernest “Doc”

Ernest O. “Doc” Stewart Jr., 81, of Clovis died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at the Lubbock Heart Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1924, to Ernest and Dixie Seawright Stewart in Paducah, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific on P.T. boats during World War II. He married Martha Blide on […]

Doc’s death marks time to make plans for future Clovis

Freedom Newspapers The death of Ernest O. “Doc” Stewart last Monday is not only a moment where we rightly mourn the loss of a major community leader of the last half century, and were honored and awed by the respect paid to him and his family by the United States Air Force. It also is […]

Base advocate Doc Stewart laid to rest

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The Cannon Air Force Honor Guard waits to perform a 21-gun salute during Doc Stewart’s memorial service. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer He is the commander of more than 1,000 aircraft and the leader of more than 100,000 men. But Thursday at the memorial service of Ernest “Doc” Stewart, he […]

Flags ordered flown at half-staff for Stewart

CNJ staff Gov. Bill Richardson ordered all state flags be flown at half-staff today through Thursday in honor of Clovis civic leader and devout Cannon Air Force Base supporter Ernest “Doc” Stewart. Stewart, 81, died Monday due to heart and pulmonary complications. A crowd of more than 1,000 is expected to attend Stewart’s memorial service […]

Longtime base supporter Doc Stewart dies at 81

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer With a bellowing laugh, a deep voice and a stature to match at 6 feet 4 inches, Ernest “Doc” Stewart commanded attention. But it was his good nature that won the friendship of some of the most influential men in the military and steered a course for Cannon Air […]

Civic leader says exploits result of strong support

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Clovis businessman and community leader Ernest O. “Doc” Stewart’s support of the Air Force and Cannon airmen for more than 50 years earned him a national award. (Mach Meter: Janet Birkley) By Janet Taylor-Birkey: Mach Meter staff Local civic leader and military supporter Ernest O. “Doc” Stewart is officially retired. But at 81 years old, […]