3/5 Engagement

Hill/Wright Arnold Freeman and Jeanette Winfrey of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, DeeDee Hill of Clovis to Joe Wright of Clovis, son of John and Bonnie Wright of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows April 22 at 6 p.m. at Faith Christian Family Church. The reception will be at Chaparral […]

3/5 Wedding

Ford/Buckingham Kelly Dawn Ford of Ruidoso and Larry Kenneth Buckingham of Clovis were married Jan. 14, 2006, at The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort in Mescalero. Judge Harry Prelo performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Tammy Ford of Ruidoso. She is the granddaughter of Jeryell and Euealle Webb […]

3/5 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance Tuesday: 9 a.m. to noon — Rightway Shoe Fair; 11 a.m. — Sopapilla luncheon; 2 p.m. — Refreshments Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. —10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 10:30 a.m.; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 […]

3/5 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast —Go-gurt and toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Egg roll, steamed rice, vegetable medley, pineapple tidbits and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Tacos/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, orange smiles and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cold juice, and milk. Lunch […]

3/5 Honors

• Wayland Baptist University – Clovis campus announced 23 students named to the president’s and dean’s lists for the fall term. Named to the president’s list were these 14 students: William Nolan Ashford, Raymond Atchley, Hilliard Bishop, Connie Dixon, Julie Elliott, Cotina Crystal Johnson, Jay Kaczmarczyk, Donna McKenney, Annette Moralez, Lashana Pace, Dave Richmond, Roy […]

3/5 Organizations

BPO Does No. 108 Clovis BPO Does No. 108 held a regular meeting Feb. 23 with President Gaylynn presiding. After roll call of officers, the meeting was called to order. The first order of business was to honor charter members Marge McCullough and Lena Klebold, who recently died, and remaining charter members of the Drove, […]

Barbecue recipe part of Taiban resident’s fame

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian One of the most famous characters at Taiban was “Mac” McMillan. “His real name was Chester C. McMillan, and he had a bar there, a kind of family-like place where his family and neighbors would gather, dance, have a few drinks, play pool and eat Sally’s pimento cheese sandwiches,” said […]

Cannon loses great friend, staunch supporter

In January Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John Corley presented Doc Stewart with the Air Force’s nomination for the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Humanitarian Award in honor of Doc’s 50+ years of support of Cannon and the Air Force. Ms. Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon Air Force Base bids farewell to long-time friend, Ernest […]

Becoming An Honorary Fireball

Andrew Alley, son of 522nd Fighter Squadron pilot Maj. Matthew Alley, receives a flight suit from 1st Lt. Ryan Wartman in the beginning of his “Pilot for a Day” tour. Ms. Janet Taylor-Birkey Amid wiggles and giggles, Cannon Air Force Base welcomed its newest, and youngest, “pilot” Friday Feb. 24. Andrew Alley, 6-year-old son of […]

SFS roadblocks opponent’s win

Airman Thomas Trower After a calm and steady first half, one of Tuesday’s games ran into overtime and ended in a bang. SFS lost their first-half momentum, allowing CMS to catch up and force the game into overtime. After a significant amount of persistence, however, SFS was able to regain a seven-point lead and win […]

Assessment letter

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office Airmen, spouses, reservists and reserve spouses at Cannon and Air Force bases worldwide will be randomly selected to participate in the 2006 Community Assessment Survey. A letter that includes a link to the Web-based survey will be sent to the work e-mail address of each active duty member selected […]

Col. West to assume 27th FW reins

27th Fighter Wings Public Affairs staff report Col. Scott West assumes command of the 27th Fighter Wing from outgoing commander Col. John Posner in a ceremony that will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at Hangar 208 at Cannon. Col. Posner departs Cannon for duty in Washington, D.C. Col. West arrives from the 52nd Fighter Wing […]

Every Airmen has leadership qualities in them

Master Sgt. Gary McCarty During my 21-year Air Force career I’ve often wondered what it takes to become a great leader. This question seems easy enough, but it is a lot harder than one might think. For instance, my first supervisor was a natural born leader. Everything he did seemed so natural and proficient. My […]

Last time at Rock for CHS seniors

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Jessica Russell is one of five Clovis seniors who will play their last home tonight when the top-ranked lady Wildcats host Santa Fe in a first-round state playoff game. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor A trio of names synonymous with Clovis High girls basketball in recent years— Brittany Blackmon, Aimee […]

Cats face scrappy Vikings

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Clovis High boys basketball coach J.D. Isler believes his team plays better at a fast pace. In that case, tonight’s first-round game of the Class 5A state tournament game at Valley figures to be a battle of tempo. Seeded eighth in the 16-team Class 5A state tournament, Valley (18-8) […]

Foxes tame stubborn Bronchos

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Ryan Fikany shoots a short-range shot in the first half of Thursday’s Region A semifinal at Logan. The Foxes defeated Grady 65-59. (Courtesy photo: Scot Stinnett) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LOGAN — Because Fort Sumner had won the previous two meetings by an average of 27.5 points, it seemed pretty obvious what the Foxes […]

First-half lull costs Buffs

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Ryan Fikany shoots a short-range shot in the first half of Thursday’s Region A semifinal at Logan. The Foxes defeated Grady 65-59. (Courtesy photo: Scot Stinnett) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent LOGAN — Sometimes it takes only a minute for a dream of reaching the state tournament to vanish. The Melrose Buffaloes held a lead […]

3/3 City Commission meeting

The following is a report on Thursday’s Clovis City Commission meeting: Saying goodbye The Clovis City Commission recognized Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Duncan and Commissioner Catherine J. Haynes for their service. Fire safety Clovis Mayor David Lansford asked commissioners to consider banning sales of fireworks until it rains because of safety concerns. Fire Chief Ray […]

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 […]

Writers, fans flock to Portales for annual lectureship

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Science-fiction experts traveled Thursday to Eastern New Mexico University to praise living legend Jack Williamson for his nearly eight decades of writing. Because of his health — Williamson turns 98 in April — his attendance at the lectureship named in his honor was in doubt. When he arrived […]