Discover Home Fair scheduled

Cannon Air Force base is hosting a fair 3 p.m. April 30 for airmen and their families. Vendors will provide information about local sites, tourist destinations, outdoor adventures, special events and attractions in New Mexico and Texas. Visit www.cannonforce.com to sign up for a booth. Booths are $20 and the deadline to sign up is […]

Base to host school town hall meeting

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Educators from Clovis and Portales schools and Clovis Christian School will address issues of interest at a school town hall meeting at 4:30 p.m. April 6 at The Landing Zone. Each speaker will have a 10-minute presentation and then be available to answer questions from the audience.

Rep. Lujan cosponsors legislation to aid military homeowners

Cannon Connections staff Rep. Ben Ray Lujan has cosponsored legislation to help military homeowners who have had to relocate to a new base and sell their homes during a downturn in the housing market, according to a press release from the state representative’s office. In Curry County and the surrounding area, many Cannon airmen and […]

Nonchargeable rest, recuperation approved

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials announced March 22 that Iraq and Afghanistan have been designated as nonchargeable rest and recuperation locations, authorizing service members deployed there, for 270 days or more, 15 days of administrative absence to be used in conjunction with benefits provided under the R&R leave program. “This designation […]

Aviation art gallery opens at Pentagon

By Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — The World War I Skyfighters of France teamed with modern-day American airmen in Afghanistan in an art gallery exhibit in the Pentagon dedicated March 18 by Air Force senior leaders. The exhibit showcases the work of the first aviation artist […]

Portales hosts orientation for Cannon families

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Chris Harrell, a 4th grade teacher, led the Portales Orientation Day for Cannon airmen and their families March 13. Musical entertainment and free food added to the day that included community leaders briefing the new military arrivals on the opportunities and activities available. By: Airman 1st […]

POW/Missing Personnel Office staff updates families of loved ones

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Mareshah Haynes Bennie Renfro gives a DNA sample during a family update meeting sponsored by the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office March 20 in San Antonio. Renfro’s nephew, Airman 1st Class Leslie McHaney has been missing from the Korean War for more than 30 years. By Staff Sgt. Mareshah Haynes: […]

Annual Floyd Jamboree marking 60th anniversary

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Chek Rippee rehearses a song on the fiddle Sunday with the Floyd Jamboree Band. Rippee is a regular in the annual jamboree. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections The annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree celebrates 60 years of music Thursday through Sunday at the high school gym. It’s a major […]

Gates notes contributions of military women

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The nation depends upon women, both military and civilian, at all levels of the Defense Department, from the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan to the upper echelons of military command, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. Gates traced the evolving role of women in the […]

Representative works as link between Cannon, ENMU

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University’s Cannon Air Force Base Representative Julie Hobbs visits Cannon two days a week. She helps military students navigate tuition assistance paperwork among other things. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Julie Hobbs is the Cannon Air Force Base representative for Eastern New Mexico University. She works with […]

Locations announced for Air Force weeks

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz has announced the dates and locations for the two Air Force Weeks to be held in 2010. The first Air Force Week will be held in New York City from Aug. 25th through the 29th, culminating with the two-day Coney Island […]

March 26 – March 28 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Valentine’s Day, PG-13

March 26 – April 1 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Turkey pasta primavera Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Barbecue ribs and fried chicken Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: No menu information available

Sen. Jeff Bingaman reappointed to serve on Senate committee

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Courtesy photo Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., was reappointed to the Senate Armed Forces Committee March 9. He served on the committee from 1983 to 2000, then again in 2001 for a year. He left the panel when he joined the Senate Finance Committee. Bingaman was asked to re-join the panel to […]

March 26 – April 1 What's Happening

Friday Club membership social hour — 4:27 p.m., The Landing Zone. Year of the Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The Landing Zone. 60th annual Floyd Lions Club Country Music Jamboree — 7 p.m., Floyd Schools. Information: Dave Nash, 478-2574.

Ticket feature: Opera tour stopping in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Santa Fe Opera’s spring tour will be in Clovis on April 20 as part of its spring tour. They will perform for area students and the public. The Santa Fe Opera’s spring tour, featuring soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine and baritone Sean Anderson, will be in Clovis on April 20. With a free 7 […]

Thursday morning briefing: Floyd girls, Clovis grads and no snow

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Be there Monday, the Floyd Lady Broncos officially get the prize. 8 a.m. at the Floyd High School, the Lady Bronco basketball team will be presented the official state championship trophy. Their win in New Mexico’s version of March Madness marked the first state championship […]

Disease-related livestock rules to be outlined at meeting

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico New state livestock rules prompted by a spreading reproductive disease in cattle will be outlined Monday at a special informational meeting. Called Trichomoniasis, the disease is becoming a problem for New Mexico beef producers. The meeting will cover the state of the disease in the area, management options and […]

Melrose Schools principal promoted to superintendent

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Melrose Schools have promoted high school Principal Jamie Widner to replace retiring Superintendent Ron Windom. Widner said Windom submitted his formal retirement at the January meeting of the school board. On Feb. 21, the board held a special meeting to hire him as the next superintendent. “The board asked […]

Education digest: CCC scholarship established

CCC scholarship established The Clovis Community College Faculty Association has established a scholarship to support CCC students, according to a news release. The CCC Faculty Merit Scholarship rewards academic achievement and community service, the release said. Recipients will be recognized at the spring commencement ceremony on May 14. Two $600 scholarships will be awarded each […]