Empty stocking fund: Mrs. A

Today’s focus: Mrs. A Household members: 3 Children: 1 Special circumstance: Mr. and Mrs. A just moved to Clovis due to Mr. A losing his job in another state with high unemployment. Her holiday hope:

All creatures could use comfort

Twas the day before Christmas and boy was it cold I broke ice on the tanks and scattered feed on the snow The cattle all came to the pickup’s horn and grabbed the feed in great hungry bites Then down from the trees flew a bunch of little birds They joined the cows and I […]

State should stay out of private life

As a libertarian, I’m accustomed to being misunderstood. It goes with the territory. So many times commenters think they are being clever and have caught an error in libertarianism, only to reveal they didn’t read or hear what was being said. Case in point: a while ago, in a comment posted to an article in […]

Jesus’ birth ignites hope for all people

Freedom New Mexico This year might be a good one to contemplate just how unlikely and yet inspiring the Christmas story is. Christmas, of course, celebrates the birth of Jesus, who, Christians believe, came to Earth to save humankind from its multifarious sins and transgressions, to offer hope of salvation to those who believe. Yet […]

Officials: Clovis superstation step closer to reality

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Tres Amigas LLC CEO Phillip Harris, left, and Public Land Commissioner Patrick Lyons sign a lease agreement for land to be used for the power superstation. Kevin Wilson Paperwork, then power. Tres Amigas LLC and the State Land Office signed a lease agreement Thursday that clears another hurdle to create […]

Outdoor guide: Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

Courtesy of New Mexico State Parks Rio Grande Nature Center Park is the winter home to Canadian geese, sandhill cranes, various ducks and other water fowl. The nature center has a glass wall library to view birds and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Rio Grande Nature Center State Park • Location: The park is […]

Day trip: Tinkertown museum

Tinkertown is located at 121 Sandia Crest Road, Sandia Park, N.M. 87047 Courtesy photo: Tinkertown Tinkertown museum • Location: 121 Sandia Crest Road, Sandia Park, N.M. 87047 • What activities can you enjoy at this location? The museum includes old-fashioned arcade machines, a collection of unusual toys and other items, hand-carved animated miniature exhibits featuring […]

Program lets local residents adopt airmen

Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Airman First Class Joshua Johnson, left, and Clovis resident Joe Hill talk during an Adopt an Airman program mixer at the Drop Zone at Cannon Air Force Base. Gabriel Monte Airman First Class Joshua Johnson, of Mankato, Minn., said one of the reasons he joined the Air Force was the […]

Spouses club thanks veterans

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Cannon spouse Michelle Patterson, 29, stuffs a small stocking with candy canes for the Single Airmen’s Dinner with her 11-month old son Devawn in her arms during the meeting. Liliana Castillo At first glance, the Cannon Spouses Club gave veterans in nursing homes crossword puzzles and toiletries for the holidays. But […]

It's their business: Royal Oriental Store

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Royal Oriental Store owner Josie Dayrit Goltz-David stocks Yan-Yan snacks on a counter. Royal Oriental Store • Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday. • Location: 917 N. Main St. in Clovis • Owner: Josie Dayrit Goltz-David • Type of business: Oriental grocery • […]

Dec. 22 — Dec. 28 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: • Wednesday: Bistro with carver • Thursday: Mexican cuisine • Friday: Closed for holiday • Monday: All-American cuisine • Tuesday: Italian cuisine

Food at the speed of life: Chocolate blessing too

I like Christmas. I try to remember the holiday really is about a loving God stooping to our level, becoming human, to save us from our own shortcomings. At the same time, I enjoy family, presents, the decorated tree and other things about the season. When I stop and look, I see the love and […]

Land committee tackles language

Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Group Commander Col. Steven Kimball talks about the need for two-way communication as a component of the Joint Land Use Study during Monday’s meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Kevin Wilson Four-plus hours of meeting for the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land […]

Dec. 22 — Dec. 28 Event listings

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Dec. 24 — Dec. 27 Movie schedule

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Volunteers needed for tax time

The base legal office is looking for volunteers to prepare taxes for active-duty airmen, their families, and retirees. Anyone can volunteer. Volunteers must complete a week of tax training class, Jan. 3 – Jan. 7 at Clovis Community College. The training times are Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday from […]

Dec. 22 — Dec. 28 What's Happening

Wednesday • Retiree Wednesday All day Whispering Winds Golf Course

Military mama: Squadron party good way to round out year

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I t’s that time of year again. Bells are jingling, eggs are nogging and fruitcake is being mailed from person to person in hopes that someone dare take a taste. But more than any holiday tradition, religious or family oriented, the Air Force always knows how to put on a good time. One of the […]

Attractiveness lies with symmetry

While at a restaurant drive-through last week, I encountered a nice lady, maybe a little older than me, who told me … well, I can’t tell you exactly what she told me as it may prove a tad PG-13 for the Quay County Sun. Suffice it to say she made a flattering comment about my […]

Net neutrality ruling hinders online freedom

Freedom New Mexico The Federal Communications Commission, by an expected 3-2 vote, decided to assert its own control over the Internet under the attractive-sounding label of “net neutrality.” This new power-grab will likely be challenged in court, but it is unfortunate that the commission went ahead with this ill-considered idea. The FCC ruling, which essentially […]