8-26 Engagements

Campbell-Rocha Don and Barb McKenzie of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Belinda Campbell of Clovis, to Roy Rocha of Clovis. He is the son of Virgil and Ruby Newton of Katy, Texas, and Roy and Susan Rocha of Brownfield, Texas. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 8, 2007, at The […]

Clovis Music Festival shouldn’t be missed

By Clyde Davis: Columnist The question of the day came to me as I was picking up a trio of breakfast burritos at Foxy’s. In actuality, the question did not come to me until I saw the man who would know the answers: A.C. Bryant. The question is, What did Buddy Holly order when he […]

Mission approved

Courtesy photo Air Force Special Operations Command plans to move the MC-130W to Cannon Air Force Base as part of the new mission. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base’s transition to a special operations wing is official. The plan to create a western-based special operations wing was cleared after Air Force Special […]

Honor important to maintain

Anita Doberman This past week, I took a short vacation with my children and some relatives visiting from Italy. We headed to Disney World for one of the hottest and fun-filled weeks of our lives, and greeted Mickey, Pluto, Shrek and the many characters circulating the amusement parks. While I was gone, I made arrangements […]

Depot offers glimpse of history

Remember playing with choo-choo trains when you were a kid? You can rediscover the fun of model railroads at the Clovis Depot and Model Train Museum. The depot has been restored to the same condition it was in the 1950’s. An operating telegraph station is inside and there are plenty of old-fashioned toy trains including […]

Success can be achieved in numerous ways

Commentary by Lt. Col. Beachel Curtis, 27th Fighter Wing director of plans and inspections CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Success. Almost everyone desires it – particularly the “type A” personalities who gravitate toward military service. How do you achieve it? Can you guarantee it? Between basic human nature and today’s performance-oriented society, the achievement of […]

Commander opens new line of communication

By Senior Airman Ryan Richard Rones: 612th Air Communications Squadron DAVIS MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZ. — Have you ever had a question or concern that you wanted to communicate directly to one of your senior leaders? Well here is your chance. Lt. Gen. Norman Seip, the 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern Commander, […]

Plastic panic

Tonya Fennell It’s hard for me to admit, but I’m an addict. No, it’s not drugs, or alcohol or shopping (OK, maybe shopping a little bit) that I can’t live without. It’s my wonderful, handy, quick little debit card that is my true addiction. I love not having to fumble for cash while balancing a […]

Predator supports special ops forces

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Courtesy photo The MQ-1 Predator is a system composed of four aircraft, a ground control station, a satellite link and personnel. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Under its new mission, Cannon Air Force Base airmen will be fighting the war on terrorism from a distance. Air Force Special Operations Command said this week it […]

Blood drive deemed success

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Scott Jones of Muleshoe gave blood Thursday for the first time in more than a year. Jones visited an area of Mexico where malaria was present and he had to refrain from donating for one year. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Michael Shelley, a railroad conductor, squeezed a red […]

Fort Lewis beats ENMU in soccer opener

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — Freshman forwards Hayley Hollenga and Sara Egbom each scored a pair of goals Thursday as Fort Lewis defeated Eastern New Mexico University 5-2 in the women’s soccer season opener for both teams. The Skyhawks outshot ENMU 25-4 overall and 17-4 on goal. Fort Lewis opened a 3-1 halftime lead with […]

Zias’ coach believes team will improve

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — The Kim Falkenhagen era in Eastern New Mexico University volleyball begins immediately. Falkenhagen replaces 20-year Zias coach Mike Maguire, who gave up the post after last season, and she takes over a squad that was picked to finish last in the 13-team Lone Star Conference preseason poll a […]

Officers standing in for 911 dispatchers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jordan Hengst, a K-9 handler for the Clovis Police Department, has been filling in as a dispatcher off and on for the past month. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The next time you call 911, the voice on the other end of the phone could be a police officer […]

CHS boys soccer team optimistic

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sophomore forward Daniel Rojas works on a trapping drill during Clovis High boys soccer practice earlier this week. The Wildcats open the season at Rio Rancho on Saturday. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Last year was a breakthrough season for Clovis High boys soccer under coach Shaun Gill, and […]

Cats set for scrimmage with Cruces

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CNJ staff photo: Rick White Senior strong safety Josh Bryan meets senior running back Derrick Phillips in the hole. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor What: Clovis vs. Las Cruces High in a controlled scrimmage. The teams have been scrimmaging each other for more than a decade. When: 4 p.m. today Where: Wool Bowl, Roswell […]

Roosevelt County Fair schedule

Saturday • 10 a.m.: Youth Horse Show, Special Events Arena • 6 p.m.: Cotton Extravaganza, Jake Lopez Center Sunday • 1-5 p.m.: Begin putting up booths, Home Arts Building Monday: Entry Day for Indoor Exhibits • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Put up booths, Home Arts Building • 12-6 p.m.: Horticulture, 4-H Educational, 4-H Open and Jr. […]

Religion Digest: Christian Believers extend invitation

Christian Believers Education invites residents of Clovis Housing at Grand Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to hear testimonies from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, according to a group spokeswoman. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served, and there will be entertainment. For information, call Ruby Gordon, secretary, at 763-1715. Calendar Saturday Distribution […]

Auntie will reap rewards in heaven

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist A former student of mine who was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base told me this personal story. I tell it again because many readers have found it to be a story of inspiration. Auntie Mille, a single mother with two children, struggled to make her meager income meet her […]

Siblings have ‘Idol’ dreams

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ correspondent Siblings J.T. Montoya and Tiffany Montoya Welsh aim to leap from the side stage to center stage by attracting 30 million “American Idol” viewers. “They’ve always been in music — it’s natural,” Ray Montoya said about his children. Welsh, 23, and J.T. Montoya, 21, have grown up around music. Their […]

Aug. 24 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Aug. 17 an officer responded to an apartment in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard about a credit card. A man told the officer he found his neighbor’s credit card […]