AFAF fundraiser begins

Col. James Cardoso, 27th Special Operations Wing vice commander, left, and Col. Stephen Clark, 27 Special Operations Wing Commander, make the first donations to the Air Force Assistance Fund on March 25. The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is in full swing at Cannon through May 7 with a goal this year of $57,000. For […]

Wildfire safety tips offered

By Richard Peterson: 27th SOW Safety If you notice a fire contact emergency services at 911 immediately don’t ignore it. It’s better that too many call it in than no one at all. Personnel that smoke need to be extremely careful with all smoking materials, both while smoking in designated smoking areas as well as […]

Sponsors key to helping new arrivals at Cannon

By Ray Spain: Airman and Family Readiness Center Sponsoring new airmen is a vital component of the mobile military lifestyle. Relocating is a stressful experience for service members and their families, but sponsors smooth the way for a quick and efficient transition to the new location and job. As the link to an airman’s new […]

April 2 -April 8 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried fish, shrimp and meatloaf Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Italian cuisine Wednesday: Roast beef and turkey Thursday: Beef stroganoff and country fried steak

Veterans’ stories sought

I never knew Glen Hubbard Stevens. My granddad’s little brother died 15 years before I was born. A newspaper obituary reports Sgt. Stevens was killed in action on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and that’s what’s inspired me to learn more about him. A real hero among us Stevens’? Imagine that. Records show my great uncle […]

Veterans’ stories need to be told

By David Stevens: Editor for Freedom New Mexico I never knew Glen Hubbard Stevens. My granddad’s little brother died 15 years before I was born. A newspaper obituary reports Sgt. Stevens was killed in action on D-Day, June 6, 1944, and that’s what’s inspired me to learn more about him. A real hero among us […]

Government taxation nothing short of theft

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops officially came out in opposition to the health care nationalization bill that passed last week. The bishops, who often advocate that tax money be used for various humanitarian causes, likely supported many if not most provisions of the new law. However, the idea that some tax […]

Thursday morning briefing: Need you, wind and rain and the history of April Fool

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. You’re needed The Curry County Wellness Council is in dire need of volunteers to help out with the April 10 Stay Teen Parent-Youth Summit at Clovis Community College. The summit features author and lecturer Dallas Jessup of “Just Yell Fire” fame. To volunteer, call 575-763-6016 or click […]

Area rancher running for state land commissioner

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County farmer and rancher is running for state land commissioner. Matt Rush, who raises beef and wheat, is one of two Republican candidates in the upcoming primary elections. He said he was planning to run for state representative, but a group of Clovis businessmen asked him to become a candidate […]

Education feature: Some students work toward future in sewing class

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Tkeyia Coats re-sews a seam on a computer bag that she designed for her Commercial Sewing class. Coats learned to sew from her grandmother. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Among the scraps of cloth, mannequins, pins and professional grade sewing machines in the clothing design […]

Education digest: Texico student representing school

Texico student representing school Texico High School junior Fallon Scanlan has been nominated to represent her school at the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine June 27-July 6 in Boston. Scanlan was selected based on academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in a medical career, according to a release from the foundation. She is […]

Ticket feature: Swing Fever bringing big band era to Clovis

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Courtesy photo Claiming the most experienced jazz players in the San Francisco Bay area, Swing Fever musicians have played with jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, BB King and many more. Freedom New Mexico San Francisco’s Swing Fever will be bringing the nostalgic sounds of the big […]

Easter services

Today Our Lady of Guadalupe Church — 6 p.m., Holy Thursday Mass of The Last Supper First United Methodist Church — 6:30 p.m., Maundy Trinity United Methodist Church — 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday Service, Fellowship Hall at church First United Methodist Church of Portales — 7:30 p.m. Communion, music and meditation Word of God Lutheran […]

Education column: School testing weeks not holidays

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools No homework for a week. No, teachers are not on strike and it is not a gift from the new superintendent. But, what is happening is Standards Based Assessment testing. Previously, I thought this was a free week because students don’t have to study, and teachers don’t have to […]

Meeting set to inform public about joint land use study

CNJ staff Curry and Roosevelt counties will hold a public information meeting 6-8 p.m. April 8 at Portales City Hall, 100 W. First St. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public about the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study area and to invite public comment. The study is intended to […]

Udall announces nearly $4 million for HIV/AIDS care

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall today announced that the New Mexico Department of Health will receive nearly $4 million to continue its services for New Mexicans living with HIV or AIDS. The $3,970,969 is funded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Ryan White Title II Formula Grants Program. “As health care […]

Former EPCOG worker gets 10 years for embezzling

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Lori Howard looks toward her crying daughters as she is handcuffed Wednesday morning in district court. Howard was sentence to 10 years in prison for embezzling money intended for tornado victims. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Calling Lori Howard a “crook,” District Judge Teddy Hartley sentenced the 40-year-old former […]

Press Release: Clovis housing among HUD awards

ALBUQUERQUE– U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today that eight public housing authorities in New Mexico will receive a total of $554,568 to provide individuals with Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers with the necessary job training to put them on a path toward self-sufficiency.

School board member Lora Harlan resigns

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Harlan By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Longtime Clovis Municipal Schools board member Lora Harlan resigned Wednesday after 19 years on the board. Harlan, a former president, said in a letter to the board her resignation is effective May 28. Harlan, the representative for District Three, said she feels the process of choosing a superintendent […]

School board to continue superintendent search

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education decided Tuesday to continue searching for the next superintendent. The decision came after an hour-and-a-half executive session at Cameo Elementary. The board said they will continue to “aggressively search for the position of superintendent of schools during the next three months.” Three […]