Southwestern sweeps Hounds again

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Southwestern Oklahoma pitching held Eastern New Mexico University’s offense to 11 hits — all but one of them singles — and held on for 2-1 and 6-5 wins over the Greyhounds on Saturday, completing a sweep of the four-game a weekend series. The losses to their Lone Star Conference North […]

Music in Our Schools gearing up

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Clovis High School sophomore Joshua Zahn, right, sings “A Red Red Rose” along with other tenors Thursday during concert choir class at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer February will end on a good note for area students and music enthusiasts with the commencement of Clovis’ annual Music […]

Hodge, Mae D.

Mae Dell Hodge, 82, of Fort Sumner, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Care Center in Clovis following an illness. She was born Dec. 4, 1923, in Springer, to George C. and Lizzie Anderson. She attended school in Springer, Littlefield, Texas, and Fort Sumner. She worked for the Fort Sumner superintendent, at the […]

Two thumbs down: Gay cowboy movie gets poor reception

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“Brokeback Mountain,” a story about two cowboys who fall in love, had a poor showing in Clovis despite good reviews and Academy Awards nominations. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There are many in this town of roughly 35,000 who have built a life around agriculture. It is an industry that […]

Measuring up Top base earns big bucks

Capt. André Kok The Air Force Installation Excellence Selection Board, led by Maj. Gen. Mark Anderson left with good impressions of Cannon at the end of their three-day visit here on Wednesday. “It’s obvious that Cannon and the surrounding communities are one team, dedicated to excellence and innovation and they push that toward the mission […]

Assistant AF secretary explores mission options

Senior Airman Ross Steen, 27th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, briefs Assistant Secretary of the Air Force William Anderson on the Common Configuration Implementation Program during his visit here. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals As directed by the final 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations, the Air Force is exploring new mission options for Cannon. Assistant Secretary […]

Force shaping pyramid revamped for equal distribution

The current force shaping round will take a “slice” from every level of leadership in the Air Force. This should ensure that no one particular level of experience is effected more than the rest and it will keep stability in the work force. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Force shaping, right-sizing or negative retention, regardless of […]

Assistant Air Force secretary says Cannon mission not identified

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William Anderson, an assistant secretary of the Air Force, toured Cannon Air Force Base on Wednesday. He said there has been progress in the mission-finding process, but no specific mission for Cannon yet. (Staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A candidate mission for Cannon Air Force Base has not been identified, […]

Air Force official to visit region

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A high-level Air Force official is to visit the region next week, according to military officials. Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics William Anderson will tour Cannon and the surrounding area on Jan. 4, said Air Force spokeswoman Shirley Curry. It will be his […]

Fires leave two Roosevelt County families displaced

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Donald “Andy” Anderson flips through some of his collectible comic books on Thursday that were destroyed when his home caught on fire. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Fires have destroyed the homes but not the spirits of two Roosevelt County families. L.A. Davis of Floyd said he lost everything in a […]

Day Trip: Ski Apache opens Dec. 17

Courtesy Photo A skier hits the powder at Ski Apache. The southern New Mexico ski resort opens Dec. 17. Compiled by Mike Jimenez It’s time to think skiing for those who have been anxiously waiting for the season to begin. Dec. 17 is the scheduled date for Ski Apache to officially open, according to the […]

Honor Roll: Bella Vista Elementary School

CNJ Staff Bella Vista Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Denicia Aragon, Lendel Brown, Mariah Chavez, Marquese Gaither, Delicia Garcia, Anthony Gutierrez, Sarita Martinez, Deja Robinson, Josh Rodriguez, Jaime Sierra. Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Devyn Alvarado, RJ Alvarado, Angel Anaya, Whitney Anderson, Teddy Bargas, Kenny Castillo, Shianne Diaz, Terry Hill, Janae […]

Early TDs lift Foxes to 1A title

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Fort Sumner’s Ryan Fikany gets ready to stiffarm Texico’s Billy Scott in Saturday’s Class 1A state championship game at Fort Sumner. (CNJ staff photo: Jesse Wolfersberger) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer FORT SUMNER — Outside of two sustained drives, Texico held the Fort Sumner offense in check Saturday afternoon. But the top-ranked Foxes made […]

Pointers to prevent post-practice pitfalls

Airman Thomas Trower Football season is over, but basketball season is just around the corner, and the danger of injuries from sports is always present. Fitness standards require Airmen to be physically healthy and, therefore must pay extra attention when playing any sport. Any sport that the players run on grass or an uneven surface […]

Texico routs Jal for district title

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — Just in time for a seeding committee near you: A statement game from the Texico Wolverines. With more struggles than they’ve been accustomed to over the last two state championship years, the Wolverines capped off the 2005 regular season by clobbering Jal 47-7 on Friday night in a […]

Safety a priority for all athletes, coaches

Airman Thomas Trower Softball season is over, but football season is just around the corner, and the danger of injuries from sports is always present. Fitness standards require Airmen to be physically healthy and stay mission ready, and they therefore must pay extra attention when playing any sport. Any sport that players run on grass […]

HAWC offers Running Clinic

Amn. Thomas R. Trower Many Airmen don’t know how to increase their run time for their mandatory physical training test. The problem may lay in the workout routine, diet or even the running shoes they wear. The Health and Wellness Center (HAWC) is now offering a “Running Clinic” to help educate runners in the art […]

Texico school to update P.E. curriculum

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The days of dodge ball at Texico Elementary School are done. The game wasn’t doing enough to increase health awareness and fitness among students. One of the first people to notice was school nurse Karen Stevenson, R.N. During annual check-ups, the nurse saw more and more students suffering from […]

Sasser , Jewel

Jewel A. Sasser Services: Have been held. Jewel A. Sasser, 82, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Nov. 6, 1922, in Springer, to George and Lizzie Gleaton Anderson. She married Nolan A. Sasser on July 16, 1944, in Clovis. She was a co-owner of […]

Smelley, Archie

Archie Smelley Services:Have been held. Archie “Short” Smelley, 92, of Clovis, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on May 16, 1913, in Denton County, Texas, to Sylvester Newton and Ider Mae Jackson Smelley. He moved to Clovis from Lubbock in 1955. He owned and operated American Metals […]