Farwell resident Cade Beverage enjoys cooking for his family

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Tonjia Rolan: CMI photo Electrician Cade Beverage, 36, hard at work investigating an electrical problem at a local business. Cade Beverage of Farwell can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan. The electrician and father of three boys enjoys cooking for his family and hosting family gatherings. Beverage and his wife, […]

Farmer’s yogurt based on wife’s family recipe

Tonjia Rolan Andle van der Ploeg loves yogurt. He particularly loves his wife, Sjierkje’s, homemade family recipe from the Netherlands. “We just couldn’t find yogurt in the states like my wife makes all the time at home,” Van der Ploeg said. Yogurt is a natural for the Van der Ploegs, who own Mid Frisian dairy, […]

What's Happening: March 2

Friday Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m. CannonLibrary Social Hour 4:27 p.m. TheLanding Zone Nine Pin No Tap 6 p.m. Cannon Lanes First Friday Dr. Seuss Celebration 5 p.m. The Landing Zone Open Recreation 5:30 p.m. Youth Center Saturday Fiery Foods Show 9 a.m. Cannon ITT Monday Family Childcare Classes 8 a.m. Family Childcare Center Tuesday […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Pet considered part of our family

My column this week is written with a heavy heart. Our family dog, a medium-sized black-lab mutt named Pepper, who wore a blue collar, escaped from our home last week and has yet to turn up. I have plastered pictures and information about him on every Clovis-related Facebook group I know of. I have made […]

In search of ponies: Family faced tough decision to stomach

At one time or another, most of us have played those hypothetical question games, you know, the ones where you imagine what historical figures you would invite to dinner if you could, or what three things you would want to have with you if deserted on an island. Here’s one to toss around… If you […]

What's Happening: Feb. 10 – Feb. 16

Friday Heart Link 8:30 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Pre-Deployment Briefings 11 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Murder Mystery Dinner 6 p.m. Landing Zone

What's Happening: Feb. 3 — Feb. 9

Friday Pre-Deployment Briefings 11 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center

Our towns: Farwell family-oriented community

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell The Old Country Store in Farwell is owned and operated by the Koehn family. The store sells homemade clothes, knick knacks and food, such as muffins, burritos and lasagna. Cyrus Koehn referred to Farwell residents as friendly, down-to-earth people. Alisa Boswell Along with many of the smaller communities in eastern New […]

What's Happening: Jan. 27 — Feb. 2

Friday Pre-Deployment Briefings 11 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Friday Social Hour and Snacks 4:27 p.m. Landing Zone Family Bowl-a-Rama 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes DZ After Dark 9 p.m. Drop Zone

Birthdays —

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Bjerke [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Kevin Bjerke of Clovis celebrated his 46th birthday Jan. 20 during a private party hosted by his family. Kevin was born Jan. 19, 1965, in Dallas, Texas. He has six children and one grandchild. — Submitted by Morayma Bjerke

What's Happening: Jan. 13 — Jan. 19

Friday Pre-Deployment Briefings 11 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Youth New Year’s Dance 5:30 p.m. Youth Center

Anniversary —

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Fiola Joe and Connie Fiola of Clovis celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 24, 2012, at their home with family. The couple was married Dec. 24, 1971, in Farwell. They have three children and five grandchildren. He is a special agent for BNSF Railroad. She is a retired teacher. — Submitted by Jinger Fiola

McGee: Christmas gatherings can get weird

It looks like The Lady of the House and I will be spending Christmas Day without family. So we’ll just be hanging around the house in our “Watchin’-TV-and-eatin’” clothes. I love seeing the kinfolk, but sometimes it’s good to just have a quiet Christmas. Because you know, sometimes when family shows up things can get […]

Empty stocking fund: Family A

Today’s focus: Family A Household members: 4 Children: 1 (age 2) Special circumstance: The family is just going through the transition of a divorce. This has been hard on the family since the father was the only one working. Clothing needs: Girls clothes size 4. Toys list: A Barbie or princess or a Barbie princess. […]

TRICARE Prime option available to young adults

By Brian P. Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance Military families have a new TRICARE Prime option for young adults without healthcare coverage. TRICARE Young Adult Prime gives eligible family members TRICARE Prime medical (and pharmacy) coverage with low out-of-pocket costs for a $201 monthly premium. Military family members who are not married, who have “aged out” […]

Empty stocking fund: Family C

Today’s focus: Family C Household members: 8 Children: 6 (ages 12, 12, 10, 8, 6 and 3) Special circumstance: This family has had a lot of health-related issues with the husband has not been able to work due to three strokes. Clothing needs: Boys clothes size 36 in men’s or an XL; two boys wear […]

Christmas trees don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful

Curtis Shelburne My earliest Christmas memories are mostly wrapped around our family’s Christmas trees. I remember Mom making creamy hot chocolate and my sister stacking the spindle of the old record player with an inch-high pile of vintage vinyl Christmas music by Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and the Norman Luboff Choir. […]

Empty stocking fund: Family G

Today’s focus: Family G Household members: 4 Children: 3 (ages 4, 3 and 18 months) Special circumstance: The family is dealing with medical issues with their youngest child, who has renal failure. Clothing needs: Girls clothes size 7-8 and shoes size 11; Boys clothes size 4-5T and shoes size 9-10 and boys clothes size 25 […]

Empty stocking fund: Family M

Today’s focus: Family M Household members: 3 Children: 1 (age 2) Special circumstance: The husband lost his job and the family only has one income. Clothing needs: Boys size 2T. Toys list: A car, any toy or a truck. The Empty Stocking Fund is a joint effort of the Salvation Army and Freedom New Mexico. […]

Empty stocking fund: Family L

Today’s focus: Family L Household members: 5 Children: 3 (ages 12, 10 and 8) Special circumstance: With low income this year, they are struggling because they have three children’s birthdays in the same month, then Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys clothes size 32-34 or large, size 36, 16 husky or large and size 38 or XL. […]