May 8 Honors

The following Cannon airmen were recognized at the weekly wing staff meeting on Tuesday: • Staff Sgt. Jason Derocher, 27th Special Operations Electric Maintenance Squadron, received the Quarterly Weapons Safety award. • Staff Sgt. Michael Clark, 27th Special Operations Logistic Readiness Squadron, received the Quarterly Ground Safety Award. • Tech. Sgt. Worth Peterson, 27th Special […]

May 8 Cannon Community

National Police Week — The following activities are being held or participated by members of the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron as part of National Police Week. • Saturday — Annual motorcycle rally. Lunch, raffles and more beginning at 8:30 a.m. at High Plains Harley Davidson in Clovis. • Monday — Defender stakes. Memory […]

Ruidoso targets Portales’ city manager

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ city manager is negotiating a contract to become the Ruidoso village manager. Ruidoso Mayor Ray Nunley said his village council agreed at their meeting Wednesday night to let their attorney work out the contract with Debi Lee. If Lee accepts the position, Nunley said her start date is […]

Commissioners urge caution for property buyers

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission is urging citizens to be more careful when purchasing property in tax sales. The commission heard three requests for waivers of demolition and weed cutting liens on properties purchased in a March state tax sale. That brings the total to half a dozen such requests […]

First person: Mortician finds comfort in helping grieving families

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Katy Marteny took her passion for helping people to mortuary school in Nebraska. She works as one of the few female funeral service practitioner in Clovis. Katy Marteny, 24, is one of the few female funeral service practitioners in Clovis. She took her passion for helping people to mortuary school […]

USDA offers workshops

Freedom New Mexico Farmers can sign up for a U.S. Department of Agriculture 2009 Producer Sustainable Workshop on Aug. 26 in Clovis. The event focuses on resource management that illustrates several conservation practices, and includes hands-on experience. Natural Resources Conservation Service agronomist Rudy Garcia said the steps the workshop outlines are critical to sustainability. Registration: […]

May 8 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from April 30 through Wednesday: • Lester Powell II, 21, to Danielle Nicole Martin, 20, both of Clovis • Raul Hernandez, 20, to Che’T Nicole Baggett, 22, both of Clovis • David Sanchez, 24, to Crystal Hernandez, 27, both of Portales • Adrian Charles Higgs, 22, […]

May 8 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 p.m. an officer responded to a residence in the 500 block of Gidding for a report of harassment. A woman said her former boyfriend had been calling her repeatedly, even though she asked him to stop. She said he had […]

May 8 Religion Calendar

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400. Word and power conference — 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Master’s Conference Room. Information: 763-5215 Sunday Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church Sunday school — 9:30 a.m., Living Stones Community Church of the Nazarene […]

A view from under the pew: a mother s day tribute

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes.a mother s day tribute boss i was searching forkite string the other dayfor my little niece anniemarie […]

Two words tacked onto the ‘Great Commission’

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist My wife and I and some fine friends just returned from a four-day motorcycle trip to the Texas Hill Country. It was wonderful! As we were rolling back into the Greater Muleplex on Sunday evening, trip meters rolled to 1200 miles. It takes time to get back into the normal […]

We will all have a day of reckoning

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Have you ever known people that don’t act their age? Children act better than some adults. Several years ago I read about two women in the grocery store checkout line.

ENMU Presenting “Mortal Kombat The Musical” on May 8

Eastern New Mexico University’s Runnels Gallery will premiere the work of fine arts student Amie Griffith “Mortal Kombat The Musical” on Friday, May 8, at 4 p.m. in Room 112 of the Jack Williamson Liberal Arts Building. A reception will follow immediately after. The movie is produced by Ms. Griffith in fulfillment of her graduation […]

ENMU hosting art exhibit from May 11-14

Eastern New Mexico University will host the art exhibit “Blatant Disregard for Deadlines” in the Runnels Gallery of Golden Library from Monday, May 11, through the closing reception from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14.

Obama strategy for Afghanistan poorly planned

Freedom New Mexico The Obama administration has announced it may have to turn to military personnel, mainly reservists with relevant civilian skills, to fill hundreds of posts that had been intended for civilian experts. The Obama strategy for Afghanistan announced last month included a dramatic increase in “nation-building” efforts that would include, as President Obama […]

Derby win inspiration to us all

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist A New Mexico owned and trained horse won the Kentucky Derby last Saturday. In the midst of torrents of depressing news cascading onto us daily — even hourly — a little-known horse and his connections proved once again that in the United States of America the regular folks can win. […]

Nudge-ocrats have own agenda

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Ideas do have consequences and this is quite evident with the current administration’s adoption of what has been labeled — or mislabeled — “libertarian paternalism.” Two political economists, Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein,

Clovis man sentenced 15 years for aiding escapees

A Clovis man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for driving two jail escapees, hiding in the trunk of his car, to Texas. Abundio Valdez, 34, pleaded guilty to two counts of harboring or aiding a felon and two counts of assisting in an escape, according to a press release from the district […]

Muleshoe residents to vote on alcohol proposal

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Backers say alcohol sales would bring a boom to Muleshoe’s economy. Detractors say a rise in crime and addiction isn’t worth extra tax revenue. City residents will decide the issue Saturday, the second time in

In tribute: Farwell woman put family first

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Courtesy photo Christy Thatcher By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Christy Thatcher could easily send 100 text messages in a day and text a “TF” moment without even looking at the cell phone. But she’d also use the phone to call mom when she was a few minutes late coming home, or when she’d call […]