What’s happening — March 11

Monday Swearing-in ceremony — 3 p.m., Assembly Room, Bert Cabiness City Government Center, 321 N. Connelly St. For Mayor David Lansford, Commissioners Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, Chris Bryant, Randy Crowder and Robert Sandoval. Information: 769-7828. Local Emergency Planning Committee membership meeting — Noon, 320 Connelly. Information: 763-9485 Tuesday Jail bond forum — 5:30 p.m., Clovis-Carver Public Library, […]

Bombing range lease signing ceremony Wednesday

Freedom New Mexico A signing ceremony is set for Wednesday in Santa Fe to pave the way for an expansion of the Melrose Air Force Range. A two-part process will lease about 11,000 acres of state trust land in Roosevelt County to the U.S. Air Force. The range currently includes about 66,000 acres in northwestern […]

Lighthouse holding ceremony for second shelter

CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission will hold a ceremony to mark the opening of its second shelter. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 8 at 500 L Casillas Boulevard, said Richard Gomez, administrator for the mission. “We’re going to be able to house mothers and children in the old shelter, and house single […]

Cannon holding aircraft ceremony

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base will host an aircraft acceptance ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday, marking the first MC-130J Combat Shadow II for Air Force Special Operations Command. Lt. Col. Paul Pendleton, commander of the 522nd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon, said the MC-130J can carry about 40 percent more payload and do it […]

Weddings —

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Strebeck Laurie Elizabeth Bellah and Layne Terrell Strebeck of Lubbock were joined in marriage July 30, at First United Methodist Church in Throckmorton, Texas. The Rev. Ryan Strebeck, brother of the groom, of Abilene, Texas, led the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jody and Betsy Bellah of Throckmorton. She is the granddaughter of […]

Cannon ceremony commemorates 9/11 attacks

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Cannon Connections staff photo: Gabriel Monte Todd Miller, 27th Special Operation Civil Engineer Squadron assistant chief of operations, left, and Lt. Col. Daniel Guinan, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron commander, unveil a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. Gabriel Monte Staff Sgt. Stephen Mercer of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron […]

Sept. 11 ceremony focused on remembrance

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune The Cannon Air Force Base color guard raises an American flag Friday morning at the Sept. 11 ceremony in J.P. Stone Community Bank parking lot. Former Army member and county sheriff Darren Hooker was the guest speaker and Fire Chief Gary Nuckols read the Fireman’s Prayer. Alisa Boswell “I’m proud to […]

Community ceremonies commemorating 9/11

Sharna Johnson With the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil three days away, area organizations and residents are finding ways to remember. Ongoing through Sunday evening, 9/11 memorial events will begin today with a 7:30 a.m. ceremony at J.P. Stone Community Bank in Portales and a 9 a.m. ceremony at Steed-Todd […]

9/11 events

Friday Remembrance ceremony — 9 a.m., Steed-Todd Funeral Home, Clovis. 9/11 memorial ceremony — 7:30 a.m., James Polk Community Bank in Portales. Information: 356-6601, 356-4408. Sunday Memorial ceremony and dedication — 6:46 a.m., Cannon Air Force Base, flag pole at Headquarters Refreshments for veterans — 8 a.m. to noon, St. Anthony Healthcare, 1400 W. 21st […]

Reader-submitted: Habitat holds groundbreaking

Last Thursday at 5:30 p.m., approximately 40 friends and neighbors joined the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield and our newest prospective homeowner, Sonia Dunlap, to hold a short groundbreaking ceremony at 2100 West Manana Blvd. in Clovis. After a short opening prayer, Brumfield spoke regarding the need for affordable housing […]

Anniversaries —

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Gutierrez Adam and Dolores Gutierrez celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 5, 2011, with their children and family on the Carnival Ecstasy ship with a ceremony renewing their vows. Capt. Robertio Tennie presided in the ceremony.

Cannon command changes in emotional ceremony

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Capt. Paul Sula, along with the others from the 16th Special Operations Squadron, honor outgoing commander of Cannon Air Force Base Col. Stephen Clark with a final salute Friday during a change of command ceremony. Liliana Castillo Col. Stephen Clark paused during his outgoing speech to quell a rush of […]

Change of command coming for Cannon AFB

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Courtesy photo Col. Stephen Clark Liliana Castillo Cannon Air Force Base Commander Col. Stephen Clark will pass leadership of the 27th Special Operations Wing to Col. Albert Elton II during a change of command ceremony Friday morning. Clark, who has been selected to the grade of brigadier general, took command of Cannon in May 2009, […]

Change of command ceremony being held at base

CNJ staff The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base will hold a change of command ceremony 9 a.m. July 8. Col. Albert Elton II will assume command of the wing, replacing Col. Stephen Clark. Clark took command of Cannon in May 2009. His next assignment is as director of plans, programs, requirements […]

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 […]

JROTC holding change of command ceremony

CNJ staff The Clovis High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp will hold the last Commander’s Call and Change of Command ceremony for the 2011 academic year. The event will take place 7 a.m. Wednesday at the AFJROTC Drill Pad. JROTC will pass the leadership of the corps on the next class of cadets and […]

Press release: New Mexico National Guard to Host Annual Bataan Ceremony

Santa Fe, N.M. – The New Mexico National Guard will host the annual Bataan Ceremony April 9, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bataan Memorial Building located at 407 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, N.M.

Grace in winning important lesson

Glenda Price We humans feel we need ceremonies and symbols, some more elaborate than others. When we marry, we have a ceremony during which words are spoken, and among Christians they invariably involve the three main Christian directives: Faith, hope and charity (love), the greatest being love. Symbols of the love are exchanged — before […]

Weddings —

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Prestage Shelley Prestage and Michael Prestage of Clovis were married Dec. 11, 2010, at Highland Baptist Church. The Rev. Garlan performed the wedding ceremony. The maid of honor was their daughter, Rachel Prestage. The bestman was their son, Michael A. Prestage. The flowergirl was their granddaughter, Annika Hernandez. The couple will reside in Clovis.

Education column: Airmen offer students advice

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy I was very moved by a unique sight the other day: Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps students presented colors at a special ceremony honoring veterans. Looking around Yucca’s school cafeteria, I saw it was filled with a considerable number of Cannon Air Force Base personnel in uniform standing in total silence — at […]