Religion feature: Group focuses on support for women

Patricia Taylor was experiencing depression, had lost her job and was dealing with financial problems when she joined the Women's Support Team. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Members of the women's support team meet at Java Loft for a social hour. After joining the team, Taylor said her situation took a turn for the better. […]

Woman arrested for library fines says they weren’t hers

Lori Teel says she doesn't use the Portales Public Library, never has, and probably never will after what happened to her the night of June 12. Teel, pregnant and the mother of five small children, was arrested, handcuffed and hauled away to jail in front of her kids for failing to pay library fines of […]

Officials: Building real estate market takes time

Lack of rental properties are still a problem in the Clovis and Portales communities, largely due to the influx of Cannon Air Force Base personnel, according to local real estate officials. Officials expressed that projects regarding the issue are being discussed and planned, however, building the real estate market takes time. The following were presentations […]

Police blotter – June 29

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire calls for: Wednesday 12:20 a.m.: Caller reported someone on a yoga mat under a tree smoking marijuana, 1000 block of Mockingbird Lane. 1:16 a.m.: Caller advised her husband hit her in the face then took off running across the parking lot, 1000 block of North MLK […]

Religion calendar – June 29

Sunday Worship service and Sunday school — 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Sunday worship with communion Trinity Lutheran Church, ELCA, 1705 W. 21st St. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Information: 763-4816. Worship service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Central Baptist Church, 2501 North Norris. Information: 762-4727. Fellowship and doughnuts — 9 a.m., Central Christian Church. […]

High court upholds key part of Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul. The decision means the huge overhaul, still only partly in effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay […]

Airmen host youths from local children's home

By Christina Calloway: Cannon Connections Water wasn't the only thing that filled the Cannon Air Force Base swimming pool Saturday; the children of New Mexico's Baptist Children's Home splashed about in the water with big smiles. Christina Calloway: Cannon Connections The children of New Mexico's Baptist Children's Home were invited to a pool party on […]

Cannon, Clovis partner for exercise

The 27th Special Operations Wing held a hostile threat exercise June 20 at Cannon Air Force Base to test personnel capabilities and responses. USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal An Air Commandos collaborates with a member of the Clovis Police Departments Special Weapons And Tactics team while assessing the situation near the scene of […]

Talon makes final flight to Cannon

The 27th Special Operations Wing held an aircraft retirement ceremony June 22 on the flightline at Cannon Air Force Base. USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal An MC-130E Combat Talon I taxies onto the flightline during an aircraft retirement ceremony June 22 at Cannon Air Force Base. This particular Talon I was the lead […]

Commentary: Safety also means looking out for others

This commentary is based on the teachings of John Drebinger, an internationally known safety speaker who has spoken to Air Force audiences at several bases and the American Society of Safety Engineers conference in Denver, Colo. I had the privilege of attending the American Society of Safety Engineers conference June 3-6 in Denver, Colo. Though […]

AFRC offers support programs

Did you know the U.S. Air Force renamed the Family Support Center a couple years ago to the Airman and Family Readiness Center to better reflect their customers and their primary focus of putting airmen first? The AFRC's mission is to provide support services to airmen and their families, while contributing top mission readiness, resiliency […]

Event listings: June 29

All times Mountain Friday Alan Jackson 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $41.25-71.25 United Spirit Arena, Lubbock Information: www.selectaseatlubbock.com Juice Newton 6 p.m. buffet-$20 8 p.m. performance-$66-69 Spencer Theater, Ruidoso Information: 888-818-7872 Friday-Saturday Smokin' on the Pecos Barbecue championship Free admission Eddy County fairgrounds, Artesia Information: 746-2744 Friday-Sunday UFO Festival Roswell Information: www.ufofestivalroswell.com Saturday LL Cool J 8 […]

Cannon oberserving Armed Forces Voter's Week

The 27th Special Operations Wing Voting Assistance Program ensures all wing personnel, dependents, civilian contractors and voting-aged individuals are aware of how to register to vote in national, state and local elections. "A lot of people have the mindset that their vote doesn't matter and that isn't the case," said Staff Sgt. Jenna Archuleta, 27 […]

Movie schedule: June 29 -July 1

Friday No Showing Saturday No Showing Sunday 4 p.m. — Battleship, PG-13 7 p.m. — The Dictator, R Information: 784-3331 Admission is $.99

The Spouse Briefs: Lucky is all about attitude

While packing to take my oldest son to the hospital for brain surgery, I came across a shirt we had bought for him around St Patrick's Day. On the shirt was the phrase "Born Lucky." I looked at it for a moment and thought having a congenital abnormality in his brain which was causing it […]

Fishing report – June 27

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Editorial: More striving to uncover flaws in justice system

The drama was impossibly lost in the cobwebs of history, dating back 120 years this Juneteenth. Not even the descendants of Isaac "Ike" Bruce knew the account of his close call with vigilante justice in the raw, young state of Texas. In important ways, the case has eerie parallels with stories of justice gone awry […]

Officials mixed on jail bond issue

Curry County Commission Chairman Wendell Bostwick's push to place an already voter-rejected $9.3 million jail bond issue on the Nov. 6 general election ballot is receiving mixed reviews from other commissioners. Voters defeated the same bond issue in an April special election. While Commissioner Frank Blackburn thinks asking voters again in November is "a good […]

Ticket feature: Roswell UFO Festival going strong

Based on a visitor that's still questioned more than 60 years later, the City of Roswell is welcoming all walks of visitors Thursday through Sunday with its annual UFO Festival. Courtesy photo: Roswell Museum One of the features of the annual UFO Festival in Roswell is the costume contest, held for adults, kids and even […]

Education feature: Kids College offers early campus experience

In her three-plus weeks at theater training, Caitlin Betz has learned above all else, "Expression means everything." CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Caitlin Betz reads her line to David Struthers during theater class Wednesday at Clovis Community College's Kids College. The theater class, held at the CCC Town Hall, is one of 24 classes. As […]