Dairy Fest offers food, entertainment and education

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CNJ file photo The third annual Dairy Fest will be held this Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Curry County Fairgrounds. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico For anyone who has ever wondered about life on a dairy, one local summer event has the answers. This year’s third annual Dairy Fest will […]

State law requires crime data reporting

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Department of Public Safety began reporting crime data collected from state law enforcement agencies on its Web site this month. Spurred by state legislation requiring the department of public safety to serve as a statewide clearing house for crime reporting, the first data report was made […]

Clovis Area Transit System sees increase in riders

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Edie Valdez of Clovis gets off the CATS bus in front of her home Thursday on Axtell Street. Valdez said she takes the bus once a week to the hospital for volunteer work. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Area Transit System Director Mary Lou Kemp said bus ridership […]

Officials hopeful Oasis pond will open early next year

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico New Mexico State Parks officials hope to have the fishing pond at Oasis State Park fixed by early next year. The three-acre pond has been closed since February when park officials drained it after discovering a leak, according to Oasis State Park Manager Jim Whary. The state parks department […]

June 27, 2008 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from June 19 through Wednesday: • Matthew Cole Young, 20, to Andrea Lauren McFarden, 20, both of Clovis • Jason Allen Zaikowski, 24, of Woodard, Okla., to Sasha Eduwigis Guhrke, 20, of Clovis • Wesley Andrew Bonney, 29, to Rachael Noel Moyers, 28, both of Clovis […]

First person: Life coach

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Earl Diddle, 58, began his basketball coaching career at age 23. Earl Diddle loves traveling, unless it happens on the basketball court. Diddle began his lifelong career in basketball before he can remember. He took his first coaching job as head coach in his hometown of East Liverpool, Ohio, at […]

Committee will discuss proposed nuisance ordinance

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said the county needs a nuisance ordinance addressing health and safety. The Curry County Land Use Committee will discuss and possibly consider a countywide nuisance ordinance Friday addressing health and safety issues regarding properties in the county. According to the proposed ordinance, nuisances include […]

Fugitive to be featured on TV

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Courtesy photo Noe Torres is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the 2005 shooting of 10-year-old Carlos Perez. CNJ staff Clovis homicide fugitive Noe Torres will be included in Saturday’s television broadcast of “America’s Most Wanted,” show producers said.

Family experiences turbulent storm

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry This center-pivot sprinkler on land owned by W-Diamond Dairy east of Portales was partially flipped by strong winds or a tornado Wednesday. The storm was fast and furious say witnesses and damaged a sideroll sprinkler and some farm buildings. Freedom New Mexico staff A strong thunderstorm and wind damage left […]

June 26, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: My Boys Where: TBS When: 7:30 p.m. What it’s about: Mike, Kenny, Brendan and Bobby compete in a contest to create the best shirt. The tight-knit boys are on pins and needles, for the stakes are high: The winner receives free drinks for a month.

Q&A: Council director set to retire

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Courtesy photo Leland Tillman served 33 years as the executive director of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. Editor’s note: The interview was edited for length and content. After 33 years as the executive director of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments, Leland Tillman is retiring. The 58-year-old Quay County native started working for the […]

Someplace to go

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Restless Heart featured performer at Dairy Fest

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Courtesy photo Restless Heart will be performing Saturday night during Dairy Fest at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Restless Heart is scheduled to perform Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the third annual Dairy Fest, with a guest performance by local fiddle player Coby Carter. Fiddle player Coby Carter, […]

Cannon Community June 27

Water conservation measures Because of the need to conserve water during this season of high temperatures and scarce rainfall, base officials emphasize the following watering policy for housing residents:Watering is permitted on an odd- and even-system that uses the last digits of the house number. Residents in odd-numbered houses can water on odd-numbered days of […]

Education compact would help military children

By Kevin Wilson, Cannon Connections PORTALES — As military installations such as Cannon Air Force Base receive new personnel from other installations, the Department of Defense is asking, “But what about the children?” A transition to a new base can be difficult for school-aged children in military families, according to Jim Rickel, a quality of […]

Caprock Quilters present memorial quilts

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CAFB Photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Connie and Rodney Bachman from Garden City Kan., hold up one of the quilts made in their son’s memory by the Caprock Quilters during a presentation June 20. By Greg Allen, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs With more than 400 quilts made in four years to honor […]

Public Affairs merges with multimedia

By Gabriel Monte, Cannon Connections The Cannon Public Affairs department is has gone from just producing written stories and photographs to broadcasting video stories on the Commanders Channel in the last year. The multimedia department combined with the public affairs desk and grew from a staff of four people to 20 people, according to Public […]

Comedian’s take on life will be missed

Freedom New Mexico Almost everybody remembers George Carlin’s comedy/satire bit about the seven words you can’t say on television, the “stuff” we can never quite leave behind and other rants about the foolishness rampant in American life. Yet what remains when we think about the comedian’s long career was not so much the anger as […]

Sense of humor helpful in challenging situations

By Anita Doberman There is nothing like a good sense of humor to carry you through the experience of birth. This week, humor and irony helped to make it through a c-section, some health issues and welcoming our sixth child, a little baby girl. This was my fifth c-section and even though I have been […]

What's Happening June 27

Friday Social hour — 4:27 p.m. at The Landing Late nighter — 9 p.m. at The Landing Saturday Cannon Idol — 7 p.m. at The Landing, followed by late nighter End Zone Bar open 5 p.m.-midnight Wednesday Youth Center — Open recreation. Torch Club, 4-H sewing club, arts and crafts, 4-H health and fitness club. […]