Paul G. Kohler

Sharna Johnson “We are Americans” his father instilled in him from a very early age. Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Paul G. Kohler Date of birth: March 10, 1922 […]

Victims Memorial Garden dedicated in Roosevelt County

Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers It was planned as a peaceful place for victims to gather during the multiple stages of a criminal trial and a memorial to victims of crime. The Victims Memorial Garden was dedicated Friday on the grounds of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. On hand for the ceremony were victim’s families as well […]

Sept. 25 School Menus

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Sept. 25 Senior Happenings

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St. Monday: 9 a.m. exercise – 1 p.m. Halloween crafts – 5 p.m. – Social night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. — Quilting; 9 a.m. — Exercise; 10 a.m. — Art class; 6:30 p.m. Musical. Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 1 p.m. — Crafts. Thursday: 8 a.m. — Breakfast; 8:30 a.m. — […]

If you can’t beat your four-legged kids, join them

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist TUCUMCARI — Kids are wonderful. They rollick, they frolic, they spit up on your chest. I’m in the category of those who think children are giggly and grand — as long as they are somebody else’s. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll be the first one in the supermarket line to […]

Sept. 25 Anniversaries, Weddings, Engagements, Club Notes, Births

Weddings Moore Joanna O’Neal of Farmington and Clinton Moore of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 13, 2005, in Las Cruces. David Englehart performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Kay O’Neal of Farmington. She is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Helen O’Neal of Hartville, Ohio. The bridegroom is […]

First doctors in Clovis deserve credit for their services

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The first doctor of Clovis, Dr. J. Foster Scott, came from a prominent Tennessee family. He was a city physician and head of a general hospital in Knoxville. In 1906, he and his wife traveled to Texico. By the spring of 1907, the doctor had settled in Clovis, his first office […]

Women want certain things in a man

Bob Huber: Local columnist In these troubled times when we’re smothered by hurricanes, terrorists, tattoos, and bad football seasons, it’s time to probe an even greater baffling question, one that has tormented mankind for thousands of years — “What does a woman want in a man?” I have some answers, because I spent 51 years […]

Cannon Commissary undergoes changes

In an effort to improve the appearance and service provided by the Commissary, several areas have undergone renovations. By moving shopping carts outside, space was freed in order to expand and upgrade the produce and health and beauty departments. Airman Thomas Trower Exclusive military benefits help many families save money throughout the year. One of […]

Cannon awarded $100K for installation excellence

Airman Thomas Trower Cannon has decided how to spend its recently awarded Air Combat Command Installation Excellence Award prize money to improve the quality-of-life (QOL) for Cannon Airmen. “Every squadron was asked to submit suggestions on how the money was to be spent,” said Mr. James Laquerre, 27th Services Squadron Deputy Commander. “Each group consolidated […]

SARP office provides confidential treatment for sexual assault

Melanie Salazar For the first time, Air Force members have a confidential way to confront sexual assault. The Air Force has recently adopted a new outlet for victims called the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO). SAPRO, put to work at Cannon in mid July, should be the first step for anyone wishing to […]

Services lists five steps to quality child care

27th Services Squadron Quality child care can make a big difference in the future of your child. Choosing quality care, gives children a head start on a strong mind, body, and spirit and a better chance to become a more productive adult. Here are some general points about choosing quality care. 1. Look — Does […]

Having a ball

Lt. Col. Kenneth Rizer, 523rd Fighter Squadron commander (left), visits with Col. (Ret) Mike Connolly. Col. Connolly was the commander of the 27th Combat Support Group at Cannon from Oct. 14, 1978 to May 31, 1980. Airman Thomas Trower The 2005 Cannon Air Force Ball was a hit on Sept. 16 at The Landing. Attendees […]

Colonel’s gymnast daughter has Olympic dreams

Melanie Salazar Not many 10-year-olds find themselves in practice at least nine hours a week, but not many 10-year-olds can stand on their feet after doing a double back flip. AnnMarie McClelland, daughter of Lt. Col. Patrick McClelland, 27th Operations Support Squadron commander, has been a gymnast almost half of her life. At 6, she […]

Master sergeant wins second major golf title

Dennis “Chris” Christensen Master Sgt. Ken Eveland, 522nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, played two solid rounds of golf this weekend, coming back from a two-stroke deficit on Sunday to win the Club Golf Championship and his second major golf title in a row. With his comeback, Sgt. Eveland took the title from Tech. Sgt. Jim Leiberick, […]

Lady Cats coast past Goddard

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Clovis’ Janell Gallegos attempts to block the ball during Thursday’s match against Roswell Goddard at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer While senior outside hitter Aimee Hilburn struggled Thursday night, several of her Clovis High teammates stepped up to lead the Lady Wildcats past Roswell Goddard. With […]

CHS FOOTBALL: Brit quick learner

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Clovis sophomore Robert North has traded kicking a rugby ball for kicking a football. North moved from England two months ago when his dad took a job at Southwest Cheese. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor His coach calls him “Ol’ Chap.” His teammates prefer “Rugby.” Both are nicknames that […]

Clovis ‘Wishes’ to air next week

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Jacob Mendoza, left, and his dad, Rene, relax as they watch television Thursday at their home. Jacob and Rene were part of a baseball team that had their wish fulfilled on the television show “Three Wishes.” (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Jacob Mendoza has been keeping a secret for over […]

Families protest proposed Ranchvale closure

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Ranchvale student Devon Boddy stood in front of about 35 adults Thursday night. The microphone shook in his hands and his voice wavered as he asked the superintendent why she wanted to shut down his school. “This school is home to me,” said Devon, 10, in a neon-green T-shirt. […]

Portales law enforcement looking at creative methods in meth fight

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Methamphetamine is described by law enforcement as the biggest social crisis today in America. Thursday at the Portales Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly luncheon, attendees learned more about the problem and a few easy ways to deter it in the community. Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department […]