Cinco de Mayo celebrations scheduled at ENMU, Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Daniela Garcia, right, of Hispanic Affairs at ENMU and student Isabel Gonzales show Friday how the Mexican sash will be placed during a Cinco de Mayo banquet at the university’s Cub ballroom By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Cinco de Mayo — May 5 — is a Mexican holiday embraced […]

Freedom emerges from bankruptcy

CNJ staff By Mary Ann Milbourn Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, announced Friday it has emerged from bankruptcy reorganization. The emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy relieves Freedom of $450 million in debt, but it brings an end to […]

ENMU signs player for men’s basketball

CNJ staff PORTALES — Max Carries, a 6-foot-7 junior-to-be forward from Moreno Valley, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball next season at Eastern New Mexico University. Carrier is transferring from Irvine Valley College in California. Last season, he helped the Lasers to a 26-5 record and a berth in the […]

Big Give brings Cannon, local community together

By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections About 100 Cannon Air Force Base airmen and family members spent April in the community working in hospitals, nursing homes, animal shelters, cleaning graffiti and more. The community service is part of the Big Give project. The project is a way for airmen to be involved in the community, Project […]

April 30 – May 6 What's Happening

Friday Discover Home Fair — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., The Landing Zone. Year of the Air Force Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Ladies Night — 7 p.m., The Landing Zone. Kids Appreciation Day — All day at Fitness Center. Rascal’s Rummage Sale — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Roden Smith parking lot, […]

April 30 – May 2 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — The Bounty Hunter, PG-13

April 30 Cannon Community

Prescribed burns scheduled for Melrose range — The 27th Special Operations Wing began conducting prescribed burns at Melrose Air Force Range April 28. These fires reduce the amount of vegetation in the targeted areas and help reduce the risk of wildfires caused by training or by natural causes such as lightning. Additional burns will occur […]

New system for personal property moves launched

By Army Maj. James F. Lowe: U.S. Transportation Command SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — After extensive testing and evaluation, transportation officials have launched an improved system to better compensate servicemembers who personally move their household goods on military orders. All services began using the new system April 15. Moves initiated prior to that date […]

Guard, Reserve give thanks

By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections For the fifth-straight year, Clovis is providing an opportunity that National Guard and Reserve members don’t get in their everyday service — the chance to say thanks. This weekend’s Guard/Reserve Awards and Recognition Banquet is expected to draw about 150 to Clovis today and Saturday. Attendance includes National Guard and […]

Support from the skies

Courtesy of Rupert Gamble Rupert Gamble poses for a picture sitting in the cockpit of a PT-17 Boeing-Stearman Model 75 training biplane during his training for Aviation Cadets. Gamble flew re-supply missions during World War II and retired from the Air Force as a chief warrant officer. Rupert Gamble of Portales was a pilot in […]

TRICARE explains HIPAA

PHOENIX — Whether you access your health care through TRICARE or a private health insurance plan, you’ve probably had to sign a HIPAA form every time you filled out paperwork at your doctor’s office. Do you know why? What exactly is HIPAA, and what does it mean for you? HIPAA is shorthand for the Health […]

DFAS begins recouping separation pay soon

Courtesy of Air Force Retiree News Service from a DFAS release CLEVELAND — Recouping military retirees’ voluntary separation incentive special separation benefit and other separation payments by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service will resume in August. Separation payments and others, such as severance pay, were offered to active-duty servicemembers to reduce manpower in certain […]

AFAF donations encouraged

By 27th SOW Public Affairs In today’s economy a return of 300 percent on your investment would be considered awesome by anybody’s standards. That’s the type of return Cannon airmen received from last year’s Air Force Assistance Fund. In 2009 Cannon contributed nearly $33,000 to the AFAF and received $127,000 in assistance from a program […]

Air Force allows social media access

American Forces Press Service PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Air Force officials began a two-week phased opening April 26 of access to social media sites Air Force-wide. Pacific Air Forces bases gained access to social media sites earlier in April, serving as the test-bed prior to the Air Force-wide initiative. Air Force Space Command, […]

Officials decline comment on meeting between board members, concerned citizen group

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Officials have declined to talk about a Thursday afternoon meeting held between two school board members and a group calling for the removal of Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. The meeting was held at the school’s administration building. Board President Mark Lansford, who attended the meeting with fellow board member Lola […]

Former jail administrator suing county manager, commissioners

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Former Detention Center Administrator Lois Bean filed a lawsuit against Curry County commissioners and County Manager Lance Pyle on Thursday, alleging she was misled, treated unfairly and discriminated against because she is a black woman. In a 17-page suit filed in the 9th Judicial District Court, Bean said in […]

Friday morning briefing: Back yard video and fashion

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Friday briefing. Video of the day Rare stuff lurking in an important collection at Eastern New Mexico University…and it’s Right in your backyard. Website of the day Plan your next vacation in New Mexico. Visit the state’s tourism website: http://www.newmexico.org/ Mini walk set Barry Elementary School students will be […]

Some residents fear Dennis Chavez Park neglected by city

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Domingo Bolanso of the Clovis Parks and Recreation Department lops a branch Thursday from a pine tree in Dennis Chavez Park. Shane Cole of the Parks and Recreation Department said they plan to trim and shape all trees in the park, allowing patrons a chance to enjoy more shade this […]

Religion calendar — April 30

Saturday Food and clothing give away — 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Matt 25 Hope Center. Information: 763-4400 Sunday Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church. Sunday Worship — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Trinity Lutheran Church ELCA, 1705 West 21st Street. Information: 763-4816 Worship Service — […]

Life’s choices determine who we become

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I wrote about my mother’s two cousins several years ago. These two grew up in northeastern Arkansas and participated in a school club, the Busy Bee Club. There they learned homemaking skills like sewing, cooking and gardening. One year their club entered a competition for rural schools. The competition was […]