Fistful of weekend events keep residents busy

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Jim Shirley gets his calf in position to tie it down during Saturday action at the Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping competition at the Curry County Events Center. Shirley posted a time of 10.14. Kevin Wilson From kites to bikes to football to fiestas, from high winds to high honors, […]

Kite Karnival scheduled

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base will be hosting its annual Kite Karnival April 30 at Doc Stewart Park. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the free event is expected to offer games, food and kite-flying demonstrations. Information: 784-6381

Kite Karnival takes off Saturday

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Kite Karnival organizer Paul Hopkins said the event will include a kite making tent, games, vendors and kite flyers from the American Kite Association. CNJ staff Kites will dot the sky during the seventh annual Kite Karnival Saturday at Doc Stewart Park. Paul Hopkins, Doc Stewart Park community center manager, said the event has been […]

Some big guys I’ve known

By Glenda Price In the old days some people were “fat,” and fat people were jolly. “Obese” wasn’t even a word then, although I guess Big Henry who lived not far from our place would have qualified. He took the front seat out of his car and sat in the back seat to drive. I […]

Stewart Jr., Ernest “Doc”

Ernest O. “Doc” Stewart Jr., 81, of Clovis died Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at the Lubbock Heart Hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1924, to Ernest and Dixie Seawright Stewart in Paducah, Texas. He served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific on P.T. boats during World War II. He married Martha Blide on […]

Doc’s death marks time to make plans for future Clovis

Freedom Newspapers The death of Ernest O. “Doc” Stewart last Monday is not only a moment where we rightly mourn the loss of a major community leader of the last half century, and were honored and awed by the respect paid to him and his family by the United States Air Force. It also is […]

Base advocate Doc Stewart laid to rest

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The Cannon Air Force Honor Guard waits to perform a 21-gun salute during Doc Stewart’s memorial service. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer He is the commander of more than 1,000 aircraft and the leader of more than 100,000 men. But Thursday at the memorial service of Ernest “Doc” Stewart, he […]

Longtime base supporter Doc Stewart dies at 81

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer With a bellowing laugh, a deep voice and a stature to match at 6 feet 4 inches, Ernest “Doc” Stewart commanded attention. But it was his good nature that won the friendship of some of the most influential men in the military and steered a course for Cannon Air […]

In Tribute: January

• Baker, Joe, 50, Portales, Jan. 12 • Battles, Bonnie Jean, 78, Melrose, Jan. 22, • Bell, Maurice “Fud,” 93, Clovis, Jan. 26 • Brittain, Ruth, 86, Clovis, Jan. 20 • Camp, Georgia Christina, 80, Roswell, Jan. 19 • Carter, Eugene “Gene,” 67, Roswell, Jan. 15 • Chavez, Erlinda, 84, Clovis, Jan. 20 • Collins, […]

Award going to deserving Clovis citizen

By Tom Udall: Guest Columnist Monday at the Pentagon, the U.S. Air Force will honor Clovis’ Ernest “Doc” Stewart with the 2005 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitar-ian Award. This is a truly fitting tribute for the civic leader and businessman who has been a staple and champion of the Clovis community since the […]