Gosselins need empathy, not judgment

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist A record-breaking 9.8 million viewers watched the TLC hit show “Jon & Kate Plus Eight” season premiere, on Monday night. If you don’t know Jon and Kate Gosselin, they are the stars of a reality television series about their family of eight children — a set of twins and […]

Cannon inspection coming soon

kb86az-dec6.jpg

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Unit Compliance Inspections are conducted every three years and Air Commandos here will soon have an opportunity to show inspectors that the 27th Special Operations Wing is healthy and mission capable. From June 15-26, Air Force Special Operations Command inspectors will visit Cannon for the base’s UCI. UCIs are assessments […]

3rd SOS wins AFSOC Squadron of Year

kb8697-dec5.jpg

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Luciano Vazquez Air Force Special Operations Command commander Lt. Gen Donald C. Wurster, right, presents the 2008 AFSOC Squadron of the Year trophy to Lt. Col. Bob W. Brock, 3rd Special Operations Squadron commander, during the AFSOC commander’s visit to Cannon. By Capt. Mae-Li Allison: 27th SOW Public Affairs The 3rd […]

Volunteers unearth Blacktower Cemetery

kb867g-dec4.jpg

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Senior Airman Zayed Antonio was one of about 15 volunteers who came to the Blacktower cemetery to help uncover graves during the clean up day. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer Stepping into the shoes of archeologists, volunteers from Cannon Air Force Base and the community carefully removed several […]

June 5 Honors

The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland AFB: 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron • Heather R. Jones 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron • Edison Y. Kim, Distinguished Graduate 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron • Ernest M. Revell 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron • Jeffrey J. Sena

June 5 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked ham and baked or fried fish Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Italian cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef or roast turkey Thursday: Mexican cuisine The End Zone 11 a.m.: Friday: Shrimp Po’Boy sandwich Monday: Club wrap Tuesday: Spaghetti and meatballs Wednesday: Southwestern chicken wrap Thursday: Green chili bacon cheeseburger Cannon Lanes […]

June 5 What's Happening

Friday Scotch Doubles tournament — 7 p.m., Cannon Lanes. First Friday family event — 5 p.m., The Landing. Information: 784-2853. Friends of the Library Book Sale — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday at the Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 763-5315. PRCA Rodeo — 8 p.m., Curry County Special Events Center.

June 5 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Crank: High Voltage, R Saturday 4 p.m. — Hannah Montana: The Movie, G 7 p.m. — Sunshine Cleaning, R Sunday 4 p.m. — Hannah Montana: The Movie, G 7 p.m. — Crank: High Voltage, R Information: 784-2582

June 5 Cannon Community

Basketball tournament —

Risk pays off for Farwell barrel rider

kkr0po-65cassiemoseley.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Farwell’s Cassie Moseley was fourth in the nation in barrel racing last year. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Of the dozens of competitors on the first night of the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo, one resident of Farwell was sure sitting pretty after taking a risk over a year ago. […]

First person: Private investigator takes week off for rodeo

kkqrrx-65kevinclements.jpg

CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident and Mounted Patrol member Kevin Clements gets the Curry County Events Center arena ready for the rodeo each night. Pioneer Days rodeo events couldn’t take place without help from Mounted Patrol member Kevin Clements. Clements, 53, prepares the arena for the rodeo events each evening. Clements took a […]

Legislative Finance Committee discuss stimulus money

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Legislative Finance Committee summed up a long second day of meetings in Clovis with a short update on stimulus money. A committee staff update at the conclusion of Thursday’s session at the Clovis Civic Center updated members on fiscal stabilization funds of about $318.3 million. Of that total, […]

Lt. Gov. Denish to attend Homeland Security task force

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Immigration reform needs to create a balance between immigration and industry, according to Lt. Gov. Diane Denish. Denish, who spoke to the Clovis News Journal Thursday, is attending a task force today with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to address border and immigration issues. Napolitano is […]

Gunships move to Cannon

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell One of two 16th Special Operations Squadron AC-130H Spectre gunships taxis onto the flightline May 19 at Cannon Air Force Base. The base is expecting six more of the gunships to move to Cannon as the squadron makes its move from Hulburt Field. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections […]

Clovis schools employee charged with embezzlement

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis elementary school secretary is charged with 27 counts of embezzlement after police said she used her position to purchase gift cards for her own use. Michelle Cordova, 34, was released on $14,000 bond Tuesday following her arrest, jail officials said. Police began an investigation May 27 when the finance supervisor […]

Civil liberties not partisan issue

By Steven Greenhut: FNM columnist Government officials seek to control whatever it is they don’t understand. In my experience, they don’t understand much, so they try to regulate, tax, monitor and control everything. And now we learn the Obama administration, clueless about the nature of conservative activism in this country, wants to monitor it very […]

Editorial: Strong opinions are lifeblood of free society

Whatever one may think of his occupation, the slaying of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller — in church no less — was a heinous and disgusting act. The person who did it and anyone who condoned the act, even indirectly or with a “got what was coming to him” wink and nod, has forfeited the […]

Placing blame more than a man thing

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I was at an agriculture women’s meeting recently where one of the speakers (a lady) talked about ways women can be more successful in advancing their agendas. She pointed out that boys grow up participating in and watching team sports more often than girls, although girls are making progress. She […]

Local lakes stocked for free fishing day

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Oasis State Park is a busy spot for local anglers these days after being stocked Tuesday with catfish for this Saturday’s Free Fishing Day. Approximately 400 pounds of flatheads were brought in Tuesday to restock the lake at Oasis Park. In February 2008, New Mexico Game and Fish issued […]

Gunships move to Cannon

kkqk32-65ac130.jpg

U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell One of two 16th Special Operations Squadron AC-130H Spectre gunships taxis onto the flightline May 19 at Cannon Air Force Base. The base is expecting six more of the gunships to move to Cannon as the squadron makes its move from Hulburt Field, Fla. By Kevin […]