Chavez to serve 13 year sentence for second-degree murder

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Lorenzo Chavez, 58, looks back towards his family during a plea hearing in district court Thursday. Chavez pleaded guilty to second degree murder and will serve 13 years for the 1998 shooting of 47-year-old Daniel Jose Lopez. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The last words her son said as […]

School officials report theft of model jet

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School security cameras recently caught two people in the act of stealing a 1/8-scale model of an F-16 mounted in front of the school. But the culprits haven’t been caught and the plane is still missing. Principal Wayne Marshall discovered the theft while taking a walk around […]

Aug. 28 Religion Calendar

Friday Clovis Jump Up — 5:15 p.m.-9:15 p.m., Second and Pile Streets

Faith outweighs material goods

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist A millionaire California investor with a wife and five children owned a massive sky rise apartment building. Not only was the businessman financially successful, he was a deeply spiritual man. He had a firm conviction that what wealth he acquired came from God and must be returned to God. The […]

A view from under the pew: little mouse from nowhere

By Gary Mitchell: CNJ religion columnist little mouse from nowhere

First person: Spreading the word

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Penny Bailey, the new communication specialist for the Clovis Municipal Schools system, said she can’t wait to let parents and the community know about the good things happening in the district. CNJ staff Penny Bailey said she learned firsthand about Clovis Municipal Schools. When her family had the choice to […]

Finally enjoying fruits of my labor

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I had threatened to put in a garden for the last three summers. The last several weeks we’re finally enjoying the fruits of our labor. Back in the spring I tilled up a spot in the southwest corner of our yard and planted a variety of vegetables. Overall the new […]

Interrogation unit to end torture tactics

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama has approved the creation of what is described as an elite team of interrogators, drawn from several different government agencies, to question key terrorism suspects. The High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group, or HIG (don’t you love those government acronyms?) will be headquartered at the FBI and overseen by the National […]

Aug. 28 – Aug. 30 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — G-Force, PG

Aug. 28 – Sept. 3 What's Happening

Friday Library Swap Shop — Cannon Library. Receive a ticket apiece for music, books, movies, audio books and video games. Karaoke — 9 p.m., The Drop Zone. 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 $15.

Commentary: Important to watch well-being of others

By Tech. Sgt. Gloria Wilson: 27th SOW Public Affairs

Cancer becomes family's battle

Cannon Connections Photo: Eric Butler Lance Fletcher, 9, relaxes with mom Carol and sister Lindsey at their Portales home. Fletcher, diagnosed with osteosarcoma just over a year ago, had his last chemotherapy treatment in July. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections There’s a genetic bug in the family tree of Portales’ Joe Fletcher, so he is […]

Commissary case lot sale upcoming

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Courtesy graphic A case lot sale will be held at the base commissary September 18, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and September 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. inside the commissary. Case lot sales increase the average savings to customers from 30 percent to 50 percent. By Tammy L. Moody: DeCA marketing and mass communications specialist FORT LEE, Va. […]

Daughter's weight more important than size

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist A few days ago, my eight year old daughter Luisa burst into tears at the mall and told me that she’s too big. Luisa knows that she’s overweight, and when she tried on some outfits at the store, none of them flattered her figure. She was crushed and through […]

Day trip: Windmill collection on display

Cannon Connections Photo: Carrie Pendleton The Dalley Windmill Collection in Portales is home to more than 80 windmills. Visitors can check out the collection during daylight hours at no charge. Place: Dalley Windmill Collection Location: The collection is located on the personal property of owner Bill Dalley. The address is 1506 S. Kilgore Ave. in […]

Aug. 28 – Sept. 3 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked and fried fish, meatloaf and shrimp Monday: Chef’s Choice Tuesday: Cajun cuisine Wednesday: Roast beef and turkey Thursday: Oriental cuisine

Commander’s Action Line

When I PCS to Cannon, will I have to store my firearms at the Base Armory or will I be allowed to store them in my personal Gun Safe? Also, I have my Concealed Weapons permit so how will that work if I’m required to keep my pistol in the armory? Will I need to […]

Aug. 28 Cannon Community

Girl Scouts — Girls ages 5-17 are invited to join the Girl Scout program. A registration event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Greene Acres Park. Girl Scouts offers a variety of program activities. Information: 763-4475 or email bburress@gs-nmtrails.org

ENMU officials project record enrollment

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University freshman Mathew Lujan, who hasn’t declared a major, reads Wednesday while waiting for someone to inquire at the information desk in the Campus Union Building. Enrollment is up 10.7 percent at ENMU. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University officials say it’s preliminary, […]

Surgery center, PRMC joining forces

CNJ staff The Surgery Center of New Mexico adjacent to Plains Regional Medical Center will soon operate under PRMC’s umbrella. A joint agreement to establish Plains Regional OutPatient Surgery, effective Sept. 17, was announced Tuesday in a release from the hospital. By joining forces, the surgery center — opened in 2006 — will house more […]