Cats roll to pair of wins

CNJ staff Jonathan Ware pitched a six-inning no-hitter Thursday night as Clovis completed a doubleheader sweep of Portales with a 10-0 win in summer high school baseball at Bell Park. The Wildcats won the opener 12-2 as both games were shortened by the 10-run rule. Portales filled in for Shallowater, which was unable to make […]

Clovis boy meets member of Thunderbirds

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Jacob Thomson’s idea of a hero is animated, has the ability to fly and is usually referred to as super. The cartoon-loving, Highland Elementary second-grader met a real-life hero Friday when Maj. Dan Mirski, Air Force Thunderbirds flight surgeon, made a surprise visit to Plains Regional Medical Center, where […]

Las Vegas native living childhood dream as Thunderbirds pilot

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Major Nicole Malachowski is the first female Thunderbird pilot. She along with the rest of the Thunderbirds will fly in Saturday’s airshow at Cannon Air Force base on Saturday. By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Despite the sweat-inducing heat, Maj. Nicole Malachowski appeared calm, cool and collected as she stood on the flight line Thursday […]

Interesting week in Mbale, Uganda

By Curtis K. Shelburne “Well, it’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my hometown.”    That’s how storyteller Garrison Keillor begins his weekly “News from Lake Wobegon” tales. I thought about beginning this column similarly: “Well, it’s been a quiet week in Mbale, Uganda, where two of my sons serve as missionaries.” I’m just not […]

Improving Cannon Air Force Base’s quality of life

Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Cannon Air Force Base sponsored the 2005 Air Expo to a crowd of about 8,000 on Sept. 10. The air show was kicked off with a POW/MIA ceremony in which Lt. Gen. Randall Schmidt, 12th Air Force commander, shared some words with the crowd. Following the general’s speech and the conclusion […]

Free fishing clinic offered

By Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Oasis State Park is the site of Saturday’s 15th annual Kids Free Fishin’ Clinic. The fishing clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Any child 12 or older must have a valid New Mexico fishing license to participate. Subjects include casting, ethics and conservation, water safety, fly fishing, […]

11/11 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks — except dashes and hyphens. freddie s redemption boss it seems like ages ago yesterday that freddie the flea changed his ways in fact it s almost hard […]

Cannon Air Force Base hosts 2005 Air Power Expo

Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Cannon Air Force Base sponsored the 2005 Air Expo to a crowd of about 8,000 on Sept. 10. The air show was kicked off with a POW/MIA ceremony in which Lt. Gen. Randall Schmidt, 12th Air Force commander, shared some words with the crowd. Following the general’s speech and the conclusion […]

Rupert Gamble

sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com 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. Rupert Gamble Date of birth: Aug. 14, 1920 Dates of service: 1943-1968 Hometown: Remlap, Ala. Lives in: Portales Theater: European Branch: Army-Air Force […]

Take to the skies

Airshow attendees watch Saturday’s demonstrations and visit static displays around the flight line. Cannon was host to about 8,000 people who came out for the expo. Staff Sgt. Craig Seals Cannon Air Force Base sponsored the 2005 Air Expo to a crowd of about 8,000 on Saturday. The air show was kicked off with a […]

9/9 view from under the pew

Editor’s note: Amos, our erstwhile churchmouse poet, bumped into bertie woeworm last week, who was bemoaning the “sad state” of his life. Being a churchmouse, Amos is unable to use the keyboard shift keys and is unschooled in the art of punctuation. bertie s lament – part two i tell you bertie told me i […]

Richer, Romaine

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Romaine Marie Richer, 85, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 13, 1919, in Cooperstown, N.Y., to Calvin and Leona Rogers. She married Harry Quaif on June 27, 1938, in Cooperstown, N.Y., and Clarence Richer in 1968. Family […]

Air Force: Effects of expansion minimal

CNJ staff and wire reports CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — An environmental report on the effects of a proposed military airspace expansion estimates increased noise that could be intrusive but would cause no damage to animals or humans. The 421-page environmental impact statement said the expansion would mean “some airspace and noise consequences” but would […]

USAF report released

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Air Force has released a report outlining the environmental consequences of a proposed air space expansion. The 421-page environmental impact statement outlines anticipated effects of Cannon Air Force Base’s New Mexico Training Range Initiative, which would expand military airspace to 3,300 square miles from 2,600 square miles. The […]

Hicks, Peggie

Peggie Hicks Services: Have been held. Peggie Hicks, 76, of Muleshoe, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at the Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born on June 25, 1928, in Clovis. She married Alfred Hicks on April 24, 1957, in Muleshoe. She was a nurse, a homemaker and a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic […]

Novelty, regular balloons will dot Clovis sky during second annual Pioneer Baloon Jubilee

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Alamogordo residents Terry and Mary Jo Drake began hot-air ballooning in 1991 and began offering balloon rides to students at the New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped, in Alamogordo, in 1993. But, they were never able to get one boy, who had some physical handicaps besides being visually […]

amos on living free

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. boss it seems like ages ago yesterday that freddie the flea changed his ways in fact it s almost hard to remember how he […]

Business looking up for farmer who sells parachutes

By Gary Mitchell Clovis farmer Scott Pipkin checks the air sock just outside his house to make sure the wind isn’t too strong for takeoff. He enlists his brothers, Stan and Spencer, to help him spread out the parachute. Then he climbs into what looks like a sophisticated go-cart contraption, fires up the two-stroke, 65-horsepower […]