Airmen vie for bragging rights

Cannon Connections photo by Andy Delisle Cannon Air Force Base airmen display their speed and accuracy during the Pioneer Air Fest bomb loading competition. By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections “Competitors, are you ready to load?” The question, asked by Cannon Air Force Base Master Sgt. Malachy Perry, echoed across the flight line June 8. Following […]

‘Bombs’ away

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Cannon Air Force Base airmen load weapons Friday during the first of two competitions the base hosted that displayed skills of airmen from eight bases in the 12th Air Force and Hurlburt Field in Florida. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Airmen from nine Air Force bases displayed their skills […]

Spouses’ clubs honor local students

The Cannon Enlisted Spouses’ Club and Cannon Officers’ Spouses’ Club recently honored 14 students in their pursuit of progress in education at the annual ESC/OSC Scholarship Awards Banquet. Through various fundraisers including Kids’ Bingos, the Wild Wild West Night and the Thrift Shop, the ESC and OSC raised more than $13,000 in scholarship awards for […]

Military clubs award scholarships

CNJ staff Cannon Enlisted Spouses’ Club and Cannon Officers’ Spouses’ Club honored 14 students and military spouses with scholarships totaling more than $13,000 according to a news release from the clubs. Eight Cannon OSC scholarships were awarded to the following students and spouses: Erin Bailey, wife of Maj. Jason Bailey, who is working toward a […]

Gattis celebrates 50 years of the 3 R’s

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Twyla Coleman has taught English at Gattis Junior High School for 20 years. Coleman also did her student teaching there and attended the school from 1974 to 1976. By Rick White: CNJ Managing Editor Jerry Bailey remembers being a pint-sized freshman who developed his first schoolboy crush on his music […]

Early long balls lift Texico past Elida

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — A brisk south breeze blowing toward left field made a difference in the first inning, and the Elida Tigers could not recover. Casey Crist and Jesse Walthers hit towering two-run homers in the opening frame while freshman Seth Bailey went 4-for-4 at the plate and pitched six […]

New band causes chatter

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle: Jim Bailey, foreground, practices at the microphone with other Cause + Effect band members Taylor Borden, left, and Zach Gerzon during hearsal for the Clovis High School talent show at Rock Staubus Gym. By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer The combined age of Jim Bailey, Taylor Borden and Zach […]

Muleshoe lands ethanol plant

CNJ staff DALLAS — A Dallas-based energy company announced Wednesday intentions to build a 100-million-gallon-per-year biomass-fueled ethanol plant northwest of Muleshoe, according to a company press release. Panda Ethanol officials said the proposed facility will generate the steam used in the ethanol manufacturing process by gasifying more than 1 billion pounds of cattle manure a […]

Bailey County farmer found dead

CNJ staff The Bailey County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the homicide of a 25-year-old farmer in a small community about 75 miles northwest of Lubbock, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. Jonathan Kindle was found dead in his Maple home at about 5:10 a.m. Thursday after someone found his body and called 911, Bailey County Sheriff […]

Texico thrashes Carlsbad JV

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Texico freshman Seth Bailey breaks the tackle of a Carlsbad junior varsity defender in the second quarter en route to his second punt return for a touchdown in Thursday’s game at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — Freshman Seth Bailey return two punts for touchdowns in the first […]

Dust bowl days stuck in memories

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleGrace and Foy Bailey were married in 1933 during the Great American Dust Bowl. They have lived in the area most of their lives and are among the few eastern New Mexico residents who lived through the Dust Bowl. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Traces of their frontier life are […]

Royse, Roma “Jean”

Roma “Jean” Royse, 75, of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born June 27, 1930, to Beauford A. and Eva Butler Bailey in North Hollywood, Calif. She married William J. Royse on April 8, 1950, in San Fernando Valley, Calif. She was retired from Farmer’s Insurance Group, where […]

Bailey, Harvey

Harvey Ray Bailey, 65, of Temple, Texas, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Scott and White Hospital in Temple. He was born Aug. 12, 1940, in Newkirk to J.C. and Hattie Bailey. He was a graduate of Fort Sumner High School and the Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colo. He married Patricia Louise Lindsey […]

Kinsall, Michael L.

Michael Lee Kinsall, 49, of O’Fallon, Ill., died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at his residence. Born Sept. 30, 1956, in Carmi, Ill., he was a principal for a total of 19 years in three school districts, including Tucumcari Public Schools and Roswell School District. For the last 12 years, he was principal at Estelle Kampmeyer […]

Whitaker, Kayla V.

Kayla V. Whitaker, 51, of Clovis died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 24, 1953, to Joe H. and Sonya Green Whitehurst at Cannon Air Force Base. She was a licensed vocational nurse and a member of the West 21st Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in […]

Lady Wolverines stymie Vixens in EPAC semis

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Fort Sumner senior Amber Sena struggles through two Texico defenders during an EPAC Tournament matchup Friday at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — Texico girls coach Keith Durham wanted to see a wire-to-wire effort for his team in Friday’s EPAC semifinal matchup with Fort Sumner. The […]

Year in review: Area recovering from BRAC process

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Gabriel Bryant of Clovis shows his support for Cannon when members of the Brac Commission visited Clovis in June. (Staff photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Remnants of the Base Realignment and Closure process linger around eastern New Mexico. Posted outside several businesses are thick, plastic banners. They were designed months ago in a […]

Lady Wolverines beat Eunice in regionals

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Texico’s Lori Richardson tips the ball over Eunice’s Jenny Pearson during their Class 2A Region C championship game Saturday at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — With their trip to state already in the bag, the Texico Lady Wolverines made things a lot easier on themselves. Playing […]

Lady Wolverines beat Dexter, gain state tourney berth

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Texico’s Stephanie Bailey hits the ball past a Dexter defender during Friday’s Class 2A Region C tournament semifinal match at Texico. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Now that the pressure is off, Stephanie Bailey hopes she and her Texico teammates will relax. Bailey pounded out 19 kills […]

Texico captures district volleyball title

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent TEXICO — After more than a week layoff, the Texico volleyball team got back to business on Saturday and took care of business by winning the District 6-2A championship at home. Texico swept Santa Rosa 27-25, 25-7, 27-25 to host a regional round this weekend. The Lady Wolverines will play […]