Korean War veterans reflect on Memorial Day

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David By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The Korean War is commonly called the forgotten war, but not for the men who served in the three-year conflict. Local veterans George Martin, Dale Davis, and David Ash share their experiences.

ENMU’s Draper 11th in Division II javelin

CNJ staff CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Eastern New Mexico University junior Daniel Draper finished 11th in men’s javelin competition on Saturday at the NCAA Division II national championships, hosted by Johnson C. Smith University. Draper, ENMU’s lone contestant at nationals, threw 187 feet even and earned the top finish for an ENMU athlete at the nationals, […]

‘RENT’ auditions scheduled

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College’s theater department is holding auditions for the musical “RENT” 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Actors should have a song prepared or be prepared to sing the national anthem at the audition. The production will be a rock opera so every character sings. Actors are needed to play characters between […]

Families remember loved ones

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Carol Nash, of Clovis, browses though the engineer drawing of her uncle, Pvt. Roy Melvin Johnston who served in the Army during WWII and died while fighting in Okinawa Japan. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Memorial Day was set aside for the people who lost loved ones in war. […]

Attorney general unable to determine open meeting violation

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Attorney General’s Office says it was unable to determine if three Curry County commissioners held an illegal meeting in November, but admonished commissioners to exercise caution when gathering in a quorum, according to an opinion issued Friday. In February, the Clovis News Journal filed a formal complaint with […]

Tucumcari police chief: Officer followed protocol in alleged cash theft

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A lawsuit filed in Santa Fe claims Tucumcari police stole $47,000 from two Kansas residents during a May 2 traffic stop. Tucumcari police records tell a far different story, claiming $53,140 was seized and handed over to federal officials as part of an investigation related to a possible illegal […]

Gotta love thy neighbors

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Kicking back in the yard the other day I noticed there was some sort of busy-ness going on in a neighbor’s backyard. It caught my eye because the neighbor is kind of old yet was running around his backyard like a kid. I watched for a while and came to […]

Press release: Infant, child CPR classes offered

The American Red Cross together with Presbyterian Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis and the generous support of United Way of Eastern New Mexico is offering monthly Infant & Child CPR classes for new parents and caregivers. Red Cross Infant/Child CPR classes focus on teaching cardiac and breathing emergency skills for infants & and children […]

Press release: Bingaman helps write defense bill that supports Cannon

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman is helping to write key defense legislation that strongly supports New Mexico’s military installations and Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories. At Bingaman’s urging, the bill also contains a provision requiring the Air Force to report to Congress on the magnitude of the fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force […]

Single parents juggle military, home demands

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The active-duty military includes nearly 73,000 single parents, which equates to 5.3 percent of the total force, according to Defense Department statistics from 2008. The Army leads the way with more than 35,000 single parents, followed by the Navy with more than 16,000, and the Air […]

Official equates financial, military readiness

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Through outreach and a robust system of educating servicemembers, Defense Department officials are working to keep troops financially fit to fight and protected from predatory lenders, a Pentagon official said. Since the downward turn of the credit market in recent years, […]

Gates can accept ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ amendment

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates can accept a proposed congressional amendment overturning the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military, but would prefer that lawmakers wait until a Defense Department review to assess its full impact is completed, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff […]

May 28 -May 30 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Kick-Ass, R

May 28 -June 3 What's Happening

Friday Deals on Wheels workshop — 9 a.m., Airman & Family Readiness Center Annex. Year of the Air Force Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Eagleview Motorcycle Rally — 7 a.m., 861 Curry Road 17. Must be 21 to enter rally. Information: 309-7387. Free Movie — 1 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Families are invited to watch […]

Vacation Bible School preparations under way

By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections From bees to heroes and from Egypt to Saddle Ridge Ranch, Vacation Bible School opportunities with a variety of themes abound in Portales this summer. Churches around town are hosting the free sessions, some of which involve the whole family. Calvary Baptist Church secretary Vicky Wood said her church’s weekday […]

Portal offers new secure network tool similar to Facebook

By Tech. Sgt. Phyllis Hanson: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Air Force Portal Web designers are keeping up with the Web 2.0 era by offering portal users a new means to engage in professional communications in a secure social media environment. After initial tests among some 7,000 users in the Air […]

Veterans reflect on meaning of Memorial Day

David Ash By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections The Korean War is commonly called the forgotten war, but not for the men who served in the three-year conflict. Local veterans George Martin, Dale Davis, and David Ash share their experiences.

May 28 Honors

• Barry King, an industrial electronic control mechanic for the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, was selected as the Category III Civilian of the Year for the Air Force Special Operations Command.

May 28 Commander's Action Line

Q: Can something be done about the shrub on the intersection of Arcadia and Olympic? It blocks the view of some drivers. A: We appreciate your bringing this safety concern to our attention. After receiving a report in early April, Base Grounds Keeping trimmed the shrub down to about half its previous size, which alleviated […]

May 28 -June 3 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried fish, fried shrimp and baked chicken. Monday: Closed for Memorial Day holiday. Tuesday: Cajun cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: Oriental cuisine