Ex-CHS standouts helping college teams

Kevin Wilson Three years after helping Clovis reach the Class 5A boys state championship game, a pair of ex-Wildcats standouts are trying to replicate that success on the college level. Jaden Isler is handling point guard duties for NCAA Division III tournament-bound McMurry University in Abilene, Texas, while Hill’s outside game has helped Fort Worth-based […]

Mother’s job duties never-ending

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Every job has a euphemistic title these days. Betty Lou, a wife and mother, met a “business man” at a meeting. When he asked about her occupation she replied, “I’m an early childhood educator.” “That sounds really interesting,” he said. “Do you ever get called in on weekends?” Betty Lou […]

Education feature: Freshmen take on all yearbook duties

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The Clovis High School Freshman Academy yearbook class took all of the photographs for this year’s yearbook. The book will be distributed May 14. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The yearbook class at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy is anxiously awaiting the release of this year’s project — […]

Honor guard takes pride in duties

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Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard practices folding the American flag. They practice for occasions when the honor guard is assigned to perform a task for either a retirement, a change of command or funerals. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard members spend a lot […]

Education feature: Retired CCC administrator enjoyed challenge

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Caffey sits in his home office. Caffey retired from Clovis Community College on Jan. 4 after 17 years. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer David Caffey enjoyed everything he did at Clovis Community College. As vice president for Instruction for seven years and vice president for institutional effectiveness, his […]

Complacency has no place in military

Commentary by Capt Josh Kubacz: 27th Fighter Wing Safety CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Complacency is a term often heard in a briefing room before flying or in an annual Operational Risk Management (ORM) refresher classroom. Although normally associated with flying, complacency applies to everyone. Whether you are a comptroller, electrician, crew chief or pilot, […]

Officials: Four hospital administrators relieved of duties

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The administrative staff at Plains Regional Medical Center was downsized Thursday, according to PRMC officials. Four administrators were relieved of their duties effective next week, PRMC spokesperson Tayloria Grant said Friday in a phone interview. Director of patient care services Joan Martin, director of radiology and assistant administrator Mike […]

5/7 Local roundup

Police Chief says he’s doing well Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey is recovering after suffering a minor heart April 20 and expects to return to work soon. “I’m doing very well. I will be back to work very quickly,” Carey said Saturday by telephone. “It was a minor procedure, and I’m recovering very well,” Carey […]

More money, fewer duties; sign me up

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Dear editors, Just a heads up here that I probably will be quitting the column. Let’s keep it just between us. If word leaks to the readers, I am going to be flooded with e-mails saying … “Promise?” Let me take this opportunity to apologize for having recently exposed the […]

Q&A: Base commander honored by nomination

Col. John Posner, commander at Cannon Air Force Base was recently nominated for a promotion to brigadier general. Q. How long have you been at Cannon? A. 18 months Q. Could you describe your daily duties? A. There are just under 4,000 people here at Cannon. Most daily duties are handled by the individual units. […]

George Porter

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. George Porter Date of birth: March 8, 1926 Dates of Service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: Fort Smith, Ark. Lives in: Clovis Theater and location […]

James Henry

James Henry Date of birth: Jan. 5, 1914 Dates of service: 1941 through 1962 (Career) Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan Lives in: Clovis Theater or location of service: Oregon, California, Colorado and Lake Tule Branch: National Guard, Army, Army-Air Force, Air Force Rank: Staff Sergeant Unit and Specialty: Mechanic, vehicles. Motor pool After discharge: Clovis, Retired from […]

Caring for needy society’s duty, not government

Freedom Newspapers Each of the three major religions in this country, and no doubt many of the lesser-known religions, have within their doctrines a command for man to care for the poor and less fortunate among us. Historically, houses of worship also have been places where those in need could go for solace. However, in […]

Amendments not palpable alternatives

Mary Southard I oppose both Constitutional amendments on Tuesday’s ballot. Amendment 1, designed to “transfer the state department of education to a cabinet department headed by a secretary of public education who shall serve in the executive cabinet and create an elected public education commission,” raises several significant questions. First, how accessible would the governor […]

Eastern’s coaches are ready

By Kevin Wilson PORTALES — For Eastern New Mexico University fans, the football season lasts from September to November. For the players, it lasts from August to spring football in March — not including summer workout programs. For the coaches, it’s a 12-month process, and it comes full-circle this week when practices begin on Thursday. […]