Public meetings planned to clarify Ute water project

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Experts in the Ute Water Pipeline project want to paint a clearer picture for eastern New Mexico residents so they can understand the need, costs and benefits of the proposed pipeline. They plan to do this with public meetings. The first of four meetings will be held at 6 p.m. […]

11/5 Local roundup

Base commander nominated for promotion Col. John D. Posner, 27th Fighter Wing commander at Cannon Air Force Base, has been nominated by President Bush to the Senate for appointment to the grade of brigadier general. The promotion is subject to Senate approval. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman said Posner is deserving of the promotion. “I wish […]

Marcel Ozdowski, Joe Olona

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. Marcel Ozdowski Date of birth: July 25, 1917 Dates of service: 1940 to 1945 Hometown: Virginia, Minn. Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of […]

Local combat veteran honored on ALS Wall of Heroes

Col. (ret) Gabriel Bartholomew is presented with a shadow box by the Airman Leadership School students and members of the 27th Fighter Wing, friends and family. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Cannon’s Airman Leadership School inducted another in a growing number of local combat veterans to its Wall of Heroes in a ceremony Oct. 28 at […]

Outdoor Recreation sponsors SnoFest 2006

Jeanette Hattan and Angie Anderson Start planning now for the military’s 15th annual snow sports weekend, SnoFest, Jan. 26 through 30, 2006 at Keystone Resort in Colorado (sponsored by Air Force Academy, Rocky Mountain Blue, Air Force Space Command and Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.). SnoFest features a variety of activities geared just for members […]

Cannon Airman to audition for Tops in Blue

Airman Thomas Trower One of Cannon’s finest has been selected to audition at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, for Tops in Blue. Airman 1st Class Chonte Walker, 27th Civil Engineer Squadron, was selected from hundreds of applicants to audition for the Air Force performing arts program. This is an elite entertainment showcase program that tours […]

Mandatory briefing for Cannon lieutenants

Tech. Sgt. Steven Crow In an effort to right-size and shape the force for the future, Air Force officials have approved an annual board that will evaluate officers for continued service at their three-year point as part of the service’s force management program. The first Force Shaping board is scheduled to convene April 3, 2006 […]

Med Group to offer Acute Care Walk-in Service

Courtesy of the 27th Medical Group The 27th Medical Group is pleased to announce the launch of its new Acute Care Walk-in Service on Monday. This service is for beneficiaries enrolled in Family Practice and will be open Monday through Friday. Check-in times Monday through Thursday will be from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from […]

Texico hopeful about chances in 2A regional

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer On paper, the Texico volleyball team appears to be in good shape heading into this weekend’s Class 2A Region C tournament, which the Lady Wolverines will host. Texico, the District 6-2A champion, faces 7-2A runnerup Dexter (13-10) in the first of two semifinal matches at 5 p.m. today. The […]

Zias rally to subdue Rambelles

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ENMU senior Lindsay Schiely hits the ball as Angelo State’s Amber Smith rises to defend in the fourth game of Thursday’s Lone Star Conference South Division match at Greyhound Arena. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Letting a quick 9-1 lead get away in Thursday night’s first game didn’t […]

Texico seeking 3-peat

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Texico’s Eddy Segovia looks for room as he runs to the outside during practice Thursday in Texico. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Texico’s bid for a third-straight Class 1A state title has picked up momentum in recent weeks. A sub-.500 team until two weeks ago, the second-seeded Wolverines (5-4) […]

CHS junior focal point of defenses

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Clovis junior Rishard Matthews has 11 touchdowns and 772 total yards of offense for the Wildcats this season. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Rishard Matthews is drawing a lot of attention lately. When he lines up at wide receiver, there are normally at least two defenders nearby who stay […]

Cotton growers optimistic

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Cotton stands in a field beside the Parmer County Cotton Grower’s cotton gin waiting to be processed. Cotton yields have already shown an increase over last year’s production. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Spurred by a September heat wave, cotton production in the Texas High Plains is expected to surpass […]

Escape attempt hits dead end

CNJ staff A Curry County Juvenile Detention Center inmate learned the hard way: A life of crime can lead to a dead end. A 17-year-old male tried to escape from his holding cell Thursday afternoon by standing on a chair and crawling into a 1-foot-square vent, Assistant District Attorney Fred Van Soelen said. The problem […]

Residents arrested on meth charges

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Seven area residents were arrested early Thursday morning on federal charges of methamphetamine trafficking in a series of raids throughout Clovis. Dubbed “Generation Ice Takedown,” the raids resulted from long-term federal, state and local police investigations, a Clovis police press release said. District Attorney Matt Chandler said the arrests […]

11/4 Local roundup

Clovis man convicted on firearms charges A 23-year-old Clovis man was convicted and sentenced to 10 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for possessing stolen firearms and retaliating against a state’s witness, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Vianey Marin, 23, was found innocent by the jury of conspiring to […]

Survivors to speak at two local churches

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Two survivors of separate harrowing experiences are scheduled to share their inspirational messages Sunday in Clovis. Gilbert Forrest will conduct multiple services at a revival being held at First Christian Church of Clovis where his son, Jon Forrest, currently serves as senior pastor. The longtime Oklahoma pastor is a […]

11/4 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the computer keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens. mountaintop manna i ve been to the mountaintop boss and the air is thin cool and clear i ve just returned from […]

Jesus’ love brings about greatest change of all

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Years ago when my parents were in seminary in Kansas City, our family had the opportunity to live among other families who were living at the seminary. We lived on the seminary grounds in apartments three stories high so we had seminary families all around us, below us and above […]

11/4 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971 Saturday Men’s Breakfast — 8 a.m., First Christian Church of Clovis, 1700 N. Main. Guest speaker, Pastor Gilbert Forrest. Information: 763-7113 or 760-2654. Sunday Fall Revival — 10:30 a.m., First Christian […]