Empty stocking fund: Family F

Today’s focus: Family F Household members: 6 Children: 4 (ages 11, 7, 4 and 2) Special circumstance: This family needs help because the mother has been a widow for three years, and she is having a hard time making ends meet after losing her husband. Toys list: Boy, 11, a bike or any sports equipment; […]

Empty stocking fund: Family H

Today’s focus: Family H Household members: 6 Children: 4 (ages 12, 10, 8 and 3) Special circumstance: This family needs help this year because their mother-in-law passed away and they had to sell everything to bury her. This death has placed a financial burden upon the family. Clothing needs: Boy clothes size 33 pants and […]

Empty stocking fund: Family R

Today’s focus: Family R Household members: 3 Children: 2 (ages 11 and 9) Special circumstance: This family has been overloaded with dental and medical bills, and do not have money left for toys. Clothing needs: Boy clothes, size 14 pants; girl clothes, size 14-16 pants. Toys list: Boy wants a soccer ball; girl wants a […]

Accuracy important in marriage

Grant McGee On our recent vacation we stopped to visit family in Pensacola, Fla. It was still another 10 hours of driving, one way, to visit my mom in south Florida. “That’s a long way,” said The Lady of the House. “I might just want to stay here with my sister.” “My brother has a […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Calling New Mexico home — for now

I never thought my passion for blogging about the comings and goings of my family would lead me to pursue a position as a columnist, but here I am and I am happy to be here! By way of introduction, Cannon Air Force Base is my family’s first Air Force home. I am an Alabama […]

Empty stocking fund: Family S

Today’s focus: Family S Household members: 4 Children: 2 (ages 10 and 7) Special circumstance: This family needs help this year because the husband has gone into rehab and the family is now living on one income. Clothing needs: Boy clothes size 12 and 10; boy shoe size 1 and 11/2. Toys list: K-nex toy, […]

Empty stocking fund: Family P

Today’s focus: Family P. Household members: 4 Children: 2 (ages 9 and 8) Special circumstance: They need help this year because their parents have just separated and child support and income is still pending. Clothing needs: Girl clothes size 14 and 8; girls shoe size 3 and 1. Toys list: Barbie or Barbie car, Barbie. […]

Wedding —

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Davis Ken and Gala White of Pueblo, Colo., proudly announce the marriage of their daughter, Kristyn Noelle White of Pueblo, to Shawn Michael Davis of Colorado Springs, Colo. The couple was married Aug. 20, 2011, in a small ceremony in the mountains near Cascade, Colo. They are making a home in Pueblo. The bride was […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Family N

Today’s focus: Family N Household members: 5 Children: 3 (ages 2, 5 and 9) Special circumstances: The husband has been out of work since he was injured playing ball. The family does not have workman’s compensation and they are paying their bills with savings. The family hopes the husband can be back to work soon, […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Family U

Today’s focus: Family U. Household members: 5. Children: 3 (ages 2, 3, and 7) Special circumstance: Family U has relocated to Clovis from Arizona in order to take care of elderly parents who have both fallen ill. The family has been helping the parents with medical bills, which have wiped out much of their savings, […]

Volunteers: Community dinner rewarding

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Raymond Mondragon and Leticia Perez of Clovis go over routes to deliver Thanksgiving meals to homebound community members. Benna Sayyed Sandra Taylor-Sawyer recalls when her close family members stayed at the Lighthouse Mission, and considers it a great blessing to her family. On Thursday, Taylor-Sawyer helped spread this blessing to […]

Salvation Army, CNJ launching Empty Stocking program

Kevin Wilson The stories have different starting points. One family came to Clovis from Arizona to care for sick parents, and medical expenses wiped out their savings. Another family is uncertain if their place of employment may be closing. The ending points are all the same for about 300 families. They’re coming to the Salvation […]

In search of ponies: Horses share strength

Her voice was strained and tired as she described the stress and challenges their family was enduring. But most of all, what she wanted was her baby boy with her. Though it’s been years, I can still remember hearing her pain as she told me how it just wasn’t right leaving him there at the […]

Cannon’s healthcare organization changing

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USAF illustration By 1st Lt. Theresa Paxton: 27th Special Operations Medical Group The 27th Special Operations Medical Group Family Health Clinic (formerly known as Family Practice) and Pediatric Clinic have started the implementation of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). This transition is scheduled to be completed Feb. 1, 2012. Continuity is the key to this […]

McGee: Broken bones lesson in journey of life

A family member recently broke his hand. I felt for him, he was in a lot of pain. I remember how bad that felt because I’ve had a couple of broken bones in my time. How about you? For instance I broke one of my little fingers a few years ago. I had a Siberian […]

Engagements — Nov. 6

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Tivis-Uranga Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Tivis of Clovis would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica Tivis of Clovis, to Eric Uranga, of Springdale, Ark., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Uranga of Alpine, Texas. The couple will exchange vows Dec. 17, 2011, at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. […]

What's Happening: Oct. 28 — Nov. 4

Friday Spooky 5K Run 3 p.m. Unity Park Pre-Deployment Remote Briefings 3 p.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Classroom Friday Social Hour, Potato Bar 4:27 p.m. Landing Zone Family Bowl-A-Rama 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes

Fundraiser aims to help Clovis family

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Andrew Brunk moves window frames at the Habitat for Humanity Restore Friday afternoon in Portales. The Restore is one of the many ways Habitat raises in money and materials for houses along with events such as Oktober-Feast, which is being held today at First United Methodist in Portales. Alisa Boswell Funds […]

What's Happening — Oct. 21

Friday Home of the Brave Quilts 10 a.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Key Spouse Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Pre-Deployment Remote Briefings 3 p.m. Airman and Family Readiness Center Classroom Friday Night Social Wing and Meatballs 4:27 p.m. Landing Zone DZ After Dark 9 p.m. Drop Zone

Dog thrived on being part of family

“Listen to the banjo wind, sad song drifting low, listen to the tears roll, down my face as she turns to go” — Bruce Hornsby, Mandolin Rain