Cats help South cruise to all-star victory

NEW MEXICO ALLSTAR FOOTBALL

Manzano’s Nicky Lawson goes over South defender Steven Gonzeles (32) of Mayfield for the North’s only touchdown in Friday’s Class 4A-5A New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star football game in Albuquerque. (Albuquerque Journal photo) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — One recent senior from Clovis, Chris Finch, isn’t sure whether he’ll be attending […]

Home is where the heart is

By Anita Doberman: local columnist Experts say moving is one of the most stressful events in someone’s life. If that’s true, it’s a miracle my husband and I made it as long as we have. Like many military families, we have moved around, six times in five years to be accurate. If you have ever […]

First airplane to land in Portales, May 12, 1919

By Don McAlavy: local columnist The airplane under the active control of Lt. Smarling and Mechanic Johnson left Roswell Monday at exactly 9:30 a.m. and arrived at Portales at 10:30 a.m., the time of leaving Roswell having been wired to the stationmaster here, according to the Portales newspaper on May 12, 1919. The day was […]

You can get colds in the summer too

By Ryn Gargulinski: local columnist There’s a man rambling around town and he’s a real pain in the keister. He’s currently hitting the West Coast but, if he already hasn’t, will be moving inland sometime soon. He’s not a nice man to meet, for the first thing he does is bludgeon the skull so it […]

Being proactive best in medical matters

By Clyde Davis: local columnist Anniversaries are important, and not just the kind that involve a marriage. The calendar helps us to mark the journey of our lives, and if we move through this unaware, it can still sneak up on us. For example, some folks feel an unexplained sense of sadness at a particular […]

Don’t hold grudges, hold aggravations

By Bob Huber: local columnist Some folks carry grudges all their lives. They don’t leave home without them. They’re just not happy unless they’re blasting governments, churches, school boards or college football teams. They’re even against actors, neighbors, newspapers, television, lawyers and relatives. But the weirdest resentment I ever saw belonged to my wife, Marilyn, […]

Heisch-Simon wedding 7/30

Heisch-Simon Dana M. Simon and Rae A. Heisch, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage July 21 at the Hope Center. The Rev. Steve Brown performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Debra Williams of Pennsylvania. She is the granddaughter of Marlene Williams of Pennsylvania. The bridegroom is the son of Stanley […]

Anniversaries 7/30

Hunt Coy and Gail Hunt of Alamogordo will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday at Melrose City Park in Melrose. The celebration will be hosted by Russell and Sandra Wheeler and Keith and Judy Corbin. The couple were married Aug. 15, 1966, at the home of Jim and Billie Robberson in McAlister. They have two […]

Reunions 7/30

Clovis Class of ‘86 Clovis High School class of 1986 will celebrate its 20-year class reunion Friday and Saturday. The cost is $45 per person or $75 per couple. Registration is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Guadalajara Restaurant on the patio. On Saturday, a family picnic will be from 10 a.m. to noon […]

Keith birth 7/30

Maddox Robert Keith was born May 15 to Darren Keith and Jackalyn Winton-Keith of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He has one sister, MacKenzie Marie Keith, 2. Grandparents are Steve and Michele Chancy, Andy Winton, Bernie Sternberg and Lunell Winton, all of Clovis; Richard and Liz […]

Engagements 7/30

Skipworth-Boney Buddy and Susan Skipworth announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Skipworth, to Michael Boney, son of Kim and Treca Boney, all of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Jan. 6, 2007, at the First Church of the Nazarene. The reception will follow the ceremony. The bride-elect is a 2002 graduate […]

Kendrick-Mercer Honors 7/30

Myashia Kendrick-Mercer of Clovis was among 220 graduates of Lubbock Christian University who participated in commencement exercises in May, according to a university news release. She graduated with a Master of Education degree in administration. She is the wife of Jason J. Mercer.

27th Fighter Wing history spans four decades of service

Men and women of the 27th Fighter Wing form a 27 in front of F-111 jets on the flightline of Cannon Air Force Base.F-111’s were at Cannon from 1960 until 1999. courtesy 27th Fighter Wing Historical Office (Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series) The history of the 27th Fighter Wing spans […]

Locking your keys in the car can be a positive experience

Greg Allen An occasional memory lapse can be a good thing. That “occasional memory lapse” happened to my wife Suzanne last week, but it reinforced the good feelings she and I both have about living here. Suzanne had gone to the library downtown to return some books and discovered she had locked her keys in […]

Mentoring a fundamental responsibility for all Airmen

Lt. Col. J. D. Bailey, II What is mentoring? It seems to have different meanings to different people. Some consider it a form of counseling, communicating or learning by example from someone usually senior to you. Others would simply call it leadership. But, whatever you choose to call it, it can certainly be beneficial to […]

Killing unnecessary kilowatts a quality of life issue

Janet-Taylor Birkey One of the “bennies” of living in base housing is that Airmen don’t see utility bills in their mailbox or deduct them from their bank accounts. So why should Airmen care what it costs to cool, heat and light their homes? Why should Cannon’s annual $6.2 million utility bill even faze them? Simply […]

Include safety in your summertime fun plans

Master Sgt. Patrick Mehmert Good old summertime means fun at the lake, camping, and swimming. At Cannon, this often means spending a bit of time behind the wheel. There aren’t many lakes or mountains in our immediate area, so we often hit the wide-open New Mexico highways in search of family fun. Unfortunately, along the […]

Baskett watch: Clovis grad making noise in Eagles’ camp

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Hank Baskett (84) was an all-conference wide receiver his senior year at New Mexico (www.philadelphiaeagles.com) CNJ staff Former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett is trying to make the Philadelphia Eagles as an unrestricted free agent. Catching on Baskett is taking advantage of an injury to a veteran receiver to make an early impression. Rather than […]

Half-dozens Cats together one more time

Chris Finch, left, and Randy Cerda helped Clovis go 12-2 in 2005. (File photo) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Feeling slightly jilted he originally was an alternate to the South squad in Friday’s New Mexico High School Coaches Association North-South all-star game at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, the former Clovis High […]

Des Moines star leads North to win

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Des Moines’ Ben Doherty got all the kudos, and deservedly so, after the North squad edged the South 82-81 in the Class 1A-2A All-Star basketball series Thursday night at The Pit. Doherty, with a game-high 27 points got hot when nobody else did, and helped the North to […]