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 […]

Tiny flu virus could take out behemoths

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It wasn’t a comet smashing into Earth that killed the dinosaurs. It was the flu. Well, I don’t know that for a fact but when you have the flu it sure seems like it could bring down all of those ancient behemoths. I thought for sure I wasn’t going to […]

Reporter’s notebook: Longtime base supporter receives humanitarian award

Longtime Cannon Air Force Base supporter Doc Stewart said he does not like to boast. In fact, he refused to name his accomplishments over the last several decades that got him nominated for the Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award this year. “It’s a list as long as your arm,” Stewart said of his accomplishments. “But […]

The Hag is coming to Clovis

CNJ staff Doc Stewart Park will be the landing site for Merle Haggard’s Third Annual UFO Music Fest on July 3. Cannon Air Force Base marketing department officials confirmed the Grammy Award winner and Hall of Fame country singer is coming to Doc Stewart Park, but said they did not have any further information. The […]

Old age has as many side effects as pills

by Bob Huber: CNJ columnist I’ve been out of focus the last few days — a flu bug bit me — but I’ve kept busy wallowing in self pity and researching the bad side effects of medicines I saw advertised on television. When you have the flu, you do silly stuff like that. What I […]

Cannon AFB honors ‘Doc’

By Darrell Todd Maurina Cannon Air Force Base commander Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates knew Doc Stewart was popular at the highest levels of the Air Force. So when Cannon decided to host a reception for Stewart on Friday evening, Yates asked 15 Air Force generals formerly connected to Cannon to write letters he could read […]

Thanks, Doc, for 7 decades of dedication

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico One of eastern New Mexico’s more prominent citizens will receive a public thank-you today. Few are more deserving than Doc Stewart. The longtime area car dealer and Committee of Fifty member will be recognized at a reception — open to all — from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The […]

Local community leader honored

By Jack King Mayor David Lansford and the Clovis City Commission will declare Friday “Doc Stewart Day” at the City Commission meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in the North Annex of Carver-Curry Public Library. Gov. Bill Richardson plans to attend the commission meeting to recognize Stewart’s many efforts on behalf of the community, his office […]

The mystery of buried treasure

By Don McAlavy One of the more exciting unsolved mysteries of all time is about hidden treasure found in New Mexico. Milton E. “Doc” Noss made the discovery in 1937 at Victorio Peak, in the San Andres mountain range of central New Mexico. Noss discovered the treasure site before it was taken in as part […]