Cannon officers serve airmen

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Above: 27th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Robert Yates carves turkey for the Thanksgiving meal Thursday at The Pecos Trail on Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The top leadership of Cannon Air Force Base and their families turned out Thursday to carve turkey […]

Cannon’s security forces take Thanksgiving Day off

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Air Force 2nd Lt. Anntasia Curtis, of the 27th Logistics Readiness Squadron, left, laughs as she gets security detail tips from Army Staff Sgt. Drew Neal Thursday at the main gate at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — In the military some work […]

Fund helps ease holiday stress

By Eric Butler Some families limit the amount of gift-giving at Christmas time, on account of the size of the family, to one per person. It’s often a flexible rule that’s easily broken when Dec. 25 comes around. But being capable of giving even one gift to each of her four children is something Cindy […]

Cold weather in Clovis is snow joke

By Darrell Todd Maurina If preliminary reports turn out to be accurate, the Thanksgiving morning snowfall in Clovis tied the record high snowfall for the date. National Weather Service volunteer observer Nancy McPherson said Clovis received about one inch of snow between 6 and 9 a.m., with about 0.02 inch liquid equivalent precipitation. “I was […]

Public Record 11/28

Compiled from court records from Nov. 13 through Nov. 25 Marriage Licenses Koby Drake Reed, 24, and Elizabeth Kay Billings, 21, both of Lubbock Jeffrey Lynn Dickens, 40, and Debra Katherine Wright, 50, both of Clovis Antonio Adam Tenorio, 22, and M.J. Crystal Martinez, 21, both of Clovis Danny Orosco Sanchez Jr., 36, and Lorraine […]

Energy bill should rest on the scrap heap

Freedom Newspapers When is the Bush administration going to stop violating Americans’ civil rights? According to The New York Times, the FBI has “collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of anti-war demonstrators and has advised local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious activity at protests to its counterterrorism squads.” The Times […]

FBI should stop spying on war protesters

Freedom Newspapers When is the Bush administration going to stop violating Americans’ civil rights? According to The New York Times, the FBI has “collected extensive information on the tactics, training and organization of anti-war demonstrators and has advised local law enforcement officials to report any suspicious activity at protests to its counterterrorism squads.” The Times […]

Hinkley: Least dangerous man on earth

Steve Chapman Forty years later, there are still unanswered questions about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. But one is unanswered only because it has never been asked: If Lee Harvey Oswald were alive today, would we let him walk the streets a free man? The question hasn’t been considered because it seems preposterous to […]

Hicks, Winona Pierce

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Winona Pierce Hicks, 88, of Clovis died Nov. 27, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 6, 1915, in Hollis, Okla., to Rueben Garfield and Ivy Lee Burrows Pierce. She moved to Clovis in 1934 from Hollis and married Jason Hicks on July 20, […]

Golf fills religious gulf in Kenya

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International Cooperating Ministries used funds from a Clovis golf tournament to help Kenyan Christians build this church in East Africa. Courtesy photo. By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to the generosity of Curry County golfers, a new church has been built in the far northwest region of the African nation of Kenya. Wes Grau, a Curry […]

God is the rock that lends us support

Judy Brandon Our family moved to Clovis in 1956. It was during those early years that I would ride with my daddy home at night after church and my mother and Susie would go ahead in their car. That was many years ago. The church is now in a different location and much different than […]

Religion Calendar 11/28

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. First Baptist Single Adults — 6:30 p.m., a time of fellowship, fun and games. For information, call Clay at 762-7209. The Continentals XP3 contemporary Christian concert — […]

Hounds’ future looks bright

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — Bud Elliott’s 10th season as Eastern New Mexico University’s football coach ended in disappointment, but hardly in discouragement. Elliott, who will be 72 in December, intends to return next year for his 37th campaign as a college head coach. And he thinks the immediate future looks bright for the Greyhounds. […]

Buy, bye bucks

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Cathy Gowing arranges newly arrived Poinsettias on Wednesday at United Supermarkets in Muleshoe. A general merchandise manager, Gowing said the store receives shipments of the traditional holiday plant about once a week. CNJ staff photo: Rick White. By Darrell Todd Maurina Personnel at several of Clovis stores said they are ready for the expected post-Thanksgiving […]

It’s flu season in New Mexico, but not yet in Clovis

By Darrell Todd Maurina Although flu is striking all around New Mexico, it seems to have had less effect on the local area. Not a single flu case has been reported so far in Curry, Roosevelt, or Quay counties, authorities say. Beth Velasquez, spokeswoman for the New Mexico Department of Health, said there have been […]

Empty Stocking Fund fills the hearts and needs of area families

CNJ STAFF Salvation Army bell ringers stand at the entrances to stores, ringing their bells. When coins clink in little red kettles, shoppers have done something to help the unfortunate. But the Salvation Army’s efforts to help people go far beyond the clinking coins. More than 400 families in Clovis, Portales and the surrounding area […]

Police Blotter 11/27

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Shortly before midnight Saturday, a police officer heard engines revving and tires squealing near the corner of 21st and Thornton streets. Upon investigation, police found two vehicles racing westbound on 21st Street from Thornton and stopped one of them. After detecting what […]

Hounds, Zias hit road

CNJ staff CNJ STAFF Eastern New Mexico University’s basketball teams return to the road this weekend against challenging opponents. The men travel to Las Cruces for a 7:05 p.m. tipoff on Saturday against Division I New Mexico State. The women face host and Lone Star Conference South Division rival West Texas A&M at 5 p.m. […]

Steers take season opener

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Melrose sophomore Carlos Ruiz gets past Farwell’s Grant Gregory to score a basket in Tuesday night’s game at Farwell. Photo by Rick White CNJ STAFF FARWELL — Junior Tate Nichols scored 16 points and the Farwell Steers erased a two-point deficit after one quarter to beat Melrose 55-29 Tuesday night in the season opener for […]

Lady Cats beat Lovington

CNJ STAFF LOVINGTON — Clovis coach Miles Watters was pleased with the effort. The execution, he said, will come. Sophomore point guard Tori Quintana led a balanced attack with 17 points and senior post Monique Walker added 12 as the Lady Wildcats opened their season Tuesday with a 59-43 win over Lovington. “I think the […]