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 […]