Company beginning water main project

CNJ staff New Mexico American Water has started a $250,000 project to replace what it calls undersized water mains at numerous locations across Clovis. Spokesman Evan Jacobs said work began Wednesday and will continue for several weeks. Jacobs also said the work could cause temporary service interruptions and some minor traffic and parking issues. The […]

Road renamed for Capt. Kermit Evans

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Kermit Evans Jr., 5, left, and his mother Perneatha Evans, unveiled a road sign on April 8 at Cannon Air Force Base dedicated to Capt. Kermit Evans Sr., who died in Iraq in December 2006. Gabriel Monte Kermit Evans Jr. shares the same build as his father, according to his mother, […]

Cold-damage assistance available for low-income homeowners

Argen Duncan Dixey Evans has been without regular running water for seven-and-a-half weeks. Since the below-zero temperatures in February burst the first pipe, she’s had one leak or broken pipe after another at her Clovis home. Evans said she ran out of money to pay plumbers without getting everything fixed, and she doesn’t have homeowner’s […]

University to honor Capt. Kermit Evans

Courtesy photo Air Force Capt. Kermit O. Evans Sr., a 31-year-old Hollandale, Miss. native and 2000 chemical engineering graduate died in 2006 when the helicopter in which he was traveling made an emergency water landing in Al Anbar Province. From Mississippi State University-University Relations At a 2 p.m. ceremony June 1, the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery […]

Boy Scouts fixing bicycles for badges

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CNJ staff photo: KevinWilson Rocky Martin, a coordinator of charity events for High Plains Harley Davidson of Clovis, brings a pair of bicycles into the Scout Center of the Matt 25 Hope Center Thursday night. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Boy Scouts Troop 333 will earn merit badges for community service by fixing […]

Jan. 20, 2008 Engagements

Burkett-Canney Mickey and Alicia Burkett of Dora announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Linsey Burkett of Denver to Frederic Canney of Denver. He is the son of George and Caroline Canney of Moscow, Idaho. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. March 28, 2008, at Evans Chapel on the Denver University […]

Squadron salutes fallen officer

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron dedicated a memorial Dec. 3 to Capt. Kermit Evans Sr., an explosive ordinance disposal technician who died in Iraq last year. The memorial ceremony, held at 27 SOCES headquarters, took place on the […]

First person: Globetrotter promotes team appearance

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Hailey McGill, right, a houseparent’s daughter at New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home, tries to catch on to the secret of spinning a basketball on your finger as demonstrated by Herbert “Moo Moo” Evans of the Harlem Globetrotters. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico The Harlem Globetrotters, who have been […]

Widow runs 10K to honor husband

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Courtesy photo Pernethea Evans’ husband, Cannon Air Force Base Capt. Kermit Evans, was killed in an Iraq helicopter crash in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Pernethea Evans joined thousands in Washington, D.C., last weekend to run in the 2007 Marine Corps Marathon in honor of fallen service members. Evans’ husband, Cannon Air Force […]

Running with purpose

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Courtesy photo By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Thousands of people will travel to Washington, D.C. Saturday to run and remember at the 2007 Marine Corps Marathon. One of those runners will be Pernethea Evans who is the widow of Capt. Kermit O. Evans. The Cannon Air Force Base captain was killed in Iraq Dec. 3, […]

Honoring Capt. Evans

Courtesy Photo A night view of the EOD Memorial located at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Hundreds of people, including friends, family and service members, recently gathered at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. to remember those who lost their lives while serving their country. Fourteen new names were added to bronze plaques during the 38th […]

Memorial funds established

CNJ Staff Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations for […]

Funds established

CNJ Staff Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations for […]

Cannon captain remembered in service

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Perneatha Evans, the wife of Capt. Kermit O. Evans Sr., weeps during a memorial service Friday afternoon at the Cannon Air Force Base Chapel. Evans died Dec. 3 in a helicopter crash in Iraq. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers If Capt. Kermit O. Evans Sr. wasn’t smiling, you knew something was […]

Air Force officers’ burials this week

CNJ staff Military burials for two U.S. Air Force officers with ties to Clovis who were killed in Iraq will be held this week at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Services for Maj. Troy L. Gilbert are scheduled for 3 p.m. on Monday. The funeral for Capt. Kermit O. Evans will be held at 9 […]

Memorial fund established

By CNJ staff Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations […]

Memorial fund created

Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations for the non-profit […]

Mother fondly remembers son

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Margaret Evans said she plans to keep a promise her son made to his wife when they were married. “We have to try to keep that smile on her face. He promised her he would keep her smiling,” she said. Capt. Kermit O. Evans, 31, a Cannon airman serving […]

Memorial funds

By CNJ staff Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations […]

Cannon captain killed in Iraq

Staff and wire reports A Cannon Air Force Base captain was among four military personnel killed in a helicopter crash Sunday in Iraq, Cannon officials announced in a news release Tuesday. Capt. Kermit O. Evans, 31, was a U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance flight commander assigned to Cannon and deployed to the 332nd […]