Why are some folks afraid of joy?

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist It has taken me a long time to figure this out because it is so hard to believe, and I really didn’t want to come to this conclusion. But I’m afraid it is true: Some folks are scared of joy. I guess we all know that some folks, for […]

Udall stumps in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M. spoke at Clovis-Carver Public Library Friday. “There is no doubt in my mind that we got ourselves into a civil war,” Udall said, speaking of the war in Iraq. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said he would make sure Cannon […]

Rodents don’t deserve bad reputation

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It’s getting about that time for rats and mice to start making their way into our homes to keep warm. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen a Clovis mouse. I’ve never seen a Clovis rat, but I bet Clovis rats would be normal sized compared to the […]

How far should letters to editor go?

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Eva Torres presents a journalistic dilemma. The Clovis woman has written a letter praising staff at Plains Regional Medical Center and would like to have it published on our newspaper’s Opinion page. “They had compassion, utmost patience and caring, loving attention for my brother,” she wrote about the […]

Trouble named Rufus runs overhead

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I just heard Rufus again as he ran across the attic in my sons’ house in Mbale, Uganda. Though we hear him fairly regularly, mainly at night, we’re not sure that anyone has ever actually seen Rufus. But we’re 99.9 percent sure that Rufus, who is actually Rufus II […]

Gruntles remain mystery

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist  The English language is a strange and wonderful thing. And, at times, rather mysterious.   I’m not sure if Paul Harvey and his listeners ever quite got one English mystery figured out, but, long ago, they spent a good bit of time trying. According to the news report that […]

Keep Independence Day injury free

By Staff Sgt. Julan Bentley CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The American traditions of camping, cookouts, and of course fireworks celebrate the summer season, especially our nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July. However, each of these activities can turn from a joyful celebration into a painful memory when children or adults are injured. The […]

Air Force grounds ex-flight attendant

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections W elcome to the first edition of Cannon Connections. This publication is meant to provide military families with news that pertains to them. Inside you will find a community calendar, a local feature story and kids’ pages. Allow me to introduce myself. I am coordinator of Cannon Connections, Air Force […]

Keep children’s safety in mind near school bus stops

School bus safety should be a concern for all. Amn. Thomas Trower It’s time for kids to be out at the bus stops again. While standing at the bus stop might not seem like a hazardous activity, according to an 8th Air Force safety message, each year throughout the United States many children are injured […]