Love notes

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Floral Associate Danielle Martinez puts together an arrangement Friday at Hestands Floral. Owner Michelle Ward said her shop had 63 pre-orders for Valentine’s Day, which is double last year. With the holiday of romance approaching, Freedom New Mexico decided to ask Clovis and Portales residents to share some of their […]

Cannon Chapel hosting holiday services

By 27th SOW Public Affairs With the holidays fast approaching, here are updates of service times being provide through the Cannon Chapel at Cannon Air Force Base.

Base construction under way

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Construction on this aircraft maintenance hangar began in 2010 and will be completed the second quarter of 2012. It was the first project for the southeast development on Cannon Air Force Base and was built at 38,000 square feet to house two C-130 aircrafts. Alisa Boswell Big construction projects have been […]

Officials concerned fire season could run long

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Portales Firefighter Chay Chenault checks fire equipment on one of the Portales fire trucks Tuesday afternoon. This fire season has marked one of the worst and the longest for eastern New Mexico and fire officials say it could last well into the fall. Alisa Boswell Usually, August and September would […]

Engagements —

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Jackson-Parkey [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Richard and Vicki Jackson of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Jackson of Clovis to Matthew Parkey of Portales, son of Mike and Betty Parkey of Portales. The couple will exchange vows Aug. 8, 2011 in Lubbock, Texas. The reception will be in Lubbock. The […]

Area servicemen share Memorial Day thoughts

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Ricardo Hidalgo of American Legion Post 25 in Clovis adjusts the POW-MIA Empty Chair Display at Post 25 Friday afternoon. The POW-MIA flag will be carried at the 2011 Memorial Day Observance at Lawn Haven Memorial Garden at 10 a.m. on May 30. Alisa Boswell With Memorial Day approaching May […]

Rise in fuel costs based on demand

Price gougers are evil executives who harm us at the gas pump. They set outrageous prices that are approaching $4 a gallon. They hold their conspiracy meetings in the Land of Make Believe, among the unicorns and spaghetti monsters. Despite the ranting of pundits and politicos — from Bill O’Reilly to Nancy Pelosi — price […]

Stop loss claim deadline approaching

By Terri Moon Cronk: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — People whose military service was involuntarily extended or whose retirement was suspended between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009, have until March 4 to file for retroactive payments of $500 for each month of their extended service under the “stop loss” policy. The deadline […]

Homegrown

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Freedom New Mexico: Jared Tucker Margie Plummer pulls onions from her garden. The onion will be sold in the farmers’ market that opens June 26 in Portales. The Clovis farmers’ market will open July 1. Both markets will run on various days until the end of October. By Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Spring is […]

Global warming bill on political tipping point

A global-warming tipping point is approaching, but not the one alarmists predicted of an irreversible, overheated climate. Instead, it’s a political tipping point that can determine whether the economy will be handed over to Draconian, top-down government control on the pretense of curbing global warming, or whether the free market will be left to function […]

Early voting for June primary begins May 4

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The June 1 primaries are still roughly six weeks away, but early voting and party declaration deadlines are fast approaching. Early voting starts May 4 at the Curry County Clerk’s office. Primary races range from the U.S. House of Representatives to local law enforcement. County election chair Coni Jo […]

Inspection approaching

By Capt. David Franklin: 27th Special Operations Communications Operations Flight commander Cannon Air Force Base is fast approaching a pivotal inspection that will grade our ability to conduct special operations in the 21st century and May 10 is the date of that inspection. Not the oft-feared Operational Readiness Inspection, but an examination that focuses largely […]

Outside support can help keep resolutions

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MCT illustration By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico With the new year approaching one thing is certain — resolutions will be made, and broken. Among the more popular goals: Quit smoking, manage debt and maybe even get a better job. But the big one seems to be losing weight. “People try to get back in […]

Police: Fireworks complaints increase

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Delilah Barela and her 2 1/2-year-old daughter Destinee look for fireworks Thursday at a tent sale west of Clovis to help the family celebrate the July 4th weekend. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As Independence Day draws closer, Clovis police are getting 10 calls or more a day because […]

Application deadline approaching for wool growers’ scholarship

May 15 is the deadline for graduating high school seniors to apply for the New Mexico Wool Growers’ Inc. (NMWGI) annual scholarship, according to NMWGI President Joan Kincaid, Pinon. “Our association looks forward to the opportunity to help a student further his or her education every year, and we encourage all qualified students to apply, […]

March 22, 2009 Engagements

Caselman-Odeguard Kelly and Kara Caselman of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alexandra Caselman to Billy Wayne Odegaard. He is the son of Roger and Paula Odegaard of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. May 30, 2009, at First Baptist Texico in Texico. A reception will follow in […]

Feb. 15, 2009 Engagements

Reed-Moore Joe and Becky Reed of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, D’Layna Reed of Melrose to Jordan Moore of Clovis. He is the son of Jeff and Melissa Moore of Clovis. The couple will exchange July 31, 2009, at The Rose Garden in Clovis. A reception will follow. The bride-elect […]

Truest love in the world comes from the heart of God

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist With Valentines Day approaching, I have been thinking a lot about the meaning of love.

Scholarship application deadline approaching

By Carrie Williams: DeCA marketing specialist FORT LEE, Va. — For military parents who have children about to enter college or already attending, the opportunity to apply for a $1,500 scholarship through the Defense Commissary Agency’s Scholarships for Military Children Program is ending Feb. 18. Applications are available in commissaries worldwide. You may also fill […]

Holiday mail deadlines quickly approaching

McClatchy Newspapers While the first signs of autumn are upon us, it’s not too early to start thinking about holiday cards, letters and packages destined for service members and their families stationed in faraway lands. The first deadline for the 2008 holiday season is less than 30 days away, according to the Fort Wayne, Ind., […]