A view from under the pew: cobra fight in the pews

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist cobra fight in the pews

School supplies still relevant in life

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Well its official! School supplies are out at all the stores. Newspapers are full of ads on school supplies. With the passing of July 4th, it seems that summer vacation is on the downside and anyone can tell that by seeing the endless supplies of backpacks, school paper, pencils, pens, […]

Press release: Medics welcomed back to Cannon

Five Cannon medics are being welcomed back after their humanitarian deployment on the USNS Comfort with a gathering at the base clinic Monday, Aug. 3 at 9:30 a.m. The Airmen, assigned to the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, were deployed in a joint services environment on the USNS Comfort. The primary mission of the Medical […]

Bingaman & Udall: Spending bill containing millions for New Mexico projects clears hurdle

WASHINGTON – The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved a spending bill that contains millions of dollars U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall requested for New Mexico transportation, housing and community development projects. “The funding included in this bill will help New Mexico communities break ground or continue work on important transportation and neighborhood projects,” […]

N.M. Senators: Senate approves key spending bill that contains funding for N.M. labs, water projects

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall reported that the Senate has approved legislation that provides funding for New Mexico’s two national laboratories, and to a variety of key water-related projects. The Senate’s version of the 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill cleared the Senate Wednesday night. A House-Senate panel will convene in […]

Police say Tuesday shooting accidental

Freedom New Mexico Police said a Clovis woman suffered a gunshot wound Tuesday in what appears to be an accidental shooting. Capt. Patrick Whitney said the victim’s brother was handling a .357 caliber pistol and it discharged, striking his sister in the left leg. Whitney said the bullet passed through her thigh and struck a […]

Clovis boy is hit-and-run victim

CNJ staff Police are investigating a hit-and-run Wednesday that left a Clovis boy with a broken leg. It happened in the alley behind the 100 block of Sandpiper around 5 p.m. An 11-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle that left the scene, records show. Audra Childers, 13, said she was among a group of […]

State road workers killed

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A 39-year-old Roswell man with the Department of Transportation was killed Thursday afternoon while doing road work northwest of St. Vrain. CNJ staff A 39-year-old Roswell man with the state Department of Transportation died Thursday northwest of St. Vrain when he was run over by a piece of heavy machinery. […]

Cannon Lanes, library team up for reading

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Nahume Mosby, 9, selects a book from the shelves at the Cannon Air Force Base Library. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Reading and bowling generally don’t seem to fit together, but it’s apparently a good combination for approximately 300 kids this summer at Cannon Air Force Base. The Cannon […]

Cannon Lanes, library team up for reading

Cannon Connections photo: Eric Butler Nahume Mosby, 9, selects a book from the shelves at the Cannon Air Force Base Library. Reading and bowling generally don’t seem to fit together, but it’s apparently a good combination for approximately 300 kids this summer at Cannon Air Force Base. The Cannon Library and Cannon Lanes have teamed […]

551st SOS reactivated

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Heather Redman Paul Harmon, left, Air Force Special Operations Training Center commander, presents Lt. Col. Arthur Davis, right, with the 551st Special Operations Squadron guidon during the activation of the squadron as Colonel Arthur Davis assumed command on July 24. By Greg Allen: 27th SOW Public Affairs Pledging to continue its […]

Portales veteran to be honored

Courtesy photo Lloyd Smith, 22, in uniform at Christmas a few months before heading overseas to fight in Vietnam. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections At 88, Myrtie Smith isn’t apt to just jump up and take any cross-country trip. Given the honor about to be bestowed on her fallen hero of a son, she just […]

July 31 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: No menu information available Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Cajun cuisine Wednesday: Roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: Oriental cuisine

July 31 -Aug. 2 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — The Proposal, PG-13

July 31 What's Happening

Friday Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Bowl two hours with a maximum of six family members on one lane for $12. Price includes shoes and pitcher of soda.

Not even a hospital bed could deter this mom

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist I’m writing this column from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago – actually from the attending physician’s personal laptop. Now, if that’s not superb patient care, I don’t know what is. The question you may be asking is why am I in a hospital in Chicago? Let me start from […]

TRICARE covers back-to-school shots

By Diane Mayer: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — Are your children up-to-date on their immunizations? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that most children be vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus (HPV), measles, mumps and rubella. All of these diseases can cause serious health problems if your children’s shots aren’t […]

Chavez qualifies for U.S. Amateur

CNJ staff LAS CRUCES — Clovis’ Guillermo Chavez qualified for the U.S. Amateur after finishing as medalist at Tuesday’s qualifier at New Mexico State University. Chavez, a 2005 Clovis High graduate, shot an 8-under-par 136 in the two-day tournament. The U.S. Amateur is Aug. 24-30 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.

Clovis golfer second in Sun Country event

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Raquel Anaya of Clovis finished second in Wednesday’s Sun Country PGA Section Junior Golf Tour event at the University of New Mexico’s North Course in Albuquerque. Anaya shot a two-day, 18-hole total of 130 in the 7 to 8-year-old division behind Amanda Portillo of El Paso, who shot a 106. Sun […]

U.S. agriculture secretary backs dairy relief proposal

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File photo By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture has committed to temporarily raise the price the federal Department of Agriculture will pay for dairy products, providing the director of the U.S. Office of Management and the Budget approves the move. In a meeting with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and […]