Deadline for scholarship applications nears

American Forces Press Service FORT LEE, Va. — Applications for the 2011 Scholarships for Military Children program must arrive at a commissary by close of business Tuesday. Eligible students must complete and deliver their application materials by that date. Scholarship applications are available in commissaries and online at http://www.commissaries.com. To access the application, choose the […]

Engagements —

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Wood-Lockmiller [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Julie Wood, of Fort Sumner, and Justin Lockmiller, of Clovis, will be married at 5 p.m. Jan. 1, 2011, at Kingswood Methodist Church. A reception will follow. The bride-elect is the daughter of Joel and Robin Wood of Fort Sumner. The prospective groom is the son of Gary and Paula […]

Scholarships for Military Children Program seeking applicants

By Tammy L. Reed: Defense Commissary Agency FORT LEE, Va. — Scholarship applications for the 2011 Scholarships for Military Children program are now available in commissaries worldwide and online at www.militaryscholar.org by clicking the “News & Info” tab and then the “Scholarship Info” tab. Since the program was announced in 2000, it has awarded $8.3 […]

2011 DeCA scholarship applications available

By Tammy L. Reed: DeCA FORT LEE, Va. — As families and friends come together to celebrate their favorite winter holidays, it’s also time for parents to remind students to apply for the 2011 Scholarships for Military Children program. Scholarship applications are available in commissaries worldwide and online at http://www.commissaries.com. Choose the “News & Info” […]

Fort Lewis rallies late, hands Hounds first loss

Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Fort Lewis scored the game’s final 10 points over the last 2 1/2 minutes Friday night to turn back Eastern New Mexico University’s men 88-82 on the first night of the Skyhawks’ George B. Boedecker Classic. Senior forward Kyle Behrens and junior center Matt Morris scored 20 points each […]

Fort Lewis jumps on Zias early

Freedom New Mexico CNJ STAFF/Freedom New Mexico DURANGO, Colo. — Defending NCAA Division II runnerup Fort Lewis College held Eastern New Mexico University scoreless for more than 11 minutes down the stretch in the first half on Saturday and the Skyhawks rolled to a season-opening 86-56 victory over the Zias. Junior forward Dana Schreibvogel led […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 12

Area Class 2A Quarterfinals Texico 14, Estancia 10 Class 1A Semifinals Fort Sumner 54, Escalante 16 8-man Melrose 44, Gateway Christian 12 New Mexico Class 5A First Round Carlsbad 35, West Mesa 19 Eldorado 28, Cibola 7 Mayfield 27, Rio Rancho 3 Class 4A First Round Farmington 42, Bernalillo 12 Los Lunas 42, Santa Teresa […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 22

District 4-5A Clovis 54, Hobbs 14 District 4-3A Lovington 61, Portales 22 District 2-2A Texico 22, Tucumcari 21 8-man District 3 Melrose 44, Gateway Christian 26 8-man District 1 Logan 62, Springer 26 6-man District 1 Clovis Christian 56, Roy 22 Vaughn 64, San Jon 16 6-man District 2 Elida 44, Dora 25 State West […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 8

Area Dora 63, House 20 Lake Arthur 34, Elida 25 Clovis 13, Artesia 7 Fort Sumner 42, Escalante 0 Portales 44, West Las Vegas 6 Mountainair 38, Melrose 36, 2 OT Tucumcari 40, Dexter 0 Logan 76, Reserve 24 Roy 64, San Jon 12 State Belen 28, Los Lunas 7 Dalhart, Texas 55, Clayton 0 […]

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 3

Muleshoe 49, Portales 8 Reserve 46, Floyd 0 Vaughn 45, House/Grady 22 Springlake-Earth 33, Texico 6 Fort Sumner 20, Carrizozo 6 Animas 28, Melrose 24 Clovis Christian 65, Lake Arthur 20 Farwell 19, Olton 7 Bovina 59, Boys Ranch 37 Tucumcari 32, New Mexico Military 13 Logan 30, Tatum 22, OT

Prep football scoreboard — Aug. 27

Clovis 40, Alamogordo 0 Las Vegas Robertson 41, Portales 6 Texico 14, Dexter 0 Fort Sumner 32, New Mexico Military 17 Melrose 50, Logan 36 Clovis Christian 47, Dora 0 Springer 46, Floyd 20 Texas Farwell 51, Morton 6 Bovina 54, Hale Center 6 Muleshoe 27, Shallowater 13

Commissary eggs unaffected by recall

Defense Commissary Agency FORT LEE, Va. — Military commissaries have not been affected by the massive Wright County Egg voluntary recall, Defense Commissary Agency food safety officials reported. Although the commissaries may carry some of the brands mentioned in the Aug. 13 recall action, the eggs sold in military stores are not part of those […]

Weekly update — July 18

No damaged light poles in gyms so far Clovis schools are midway through a district-wide inspection of light poles prompted by a Consumer Product Safety Commission recall of light poles that can crack and fall. Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley says so far, none of the steel light poles manufactured by the now-defunct Whitco […]

Animal ambassadors

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Kathleen Kosman, a zookeeper with the Rio Grande Zoo, tells children about the leopard gecko. The gecko can shed its fatty tale to get away from predators. The Rio Grande Zoo program called Zoo To You does just that. The group of animal ambassadors visited children and youth July 8 […]

Day trip: Fort is also home to Texas longhorn herd

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Courtesy of the Texas Historical Commission The ruins at Fort Griffin include the mess hall, barracks, first sergeant’s quarters, bakery, and a hand-dug well. This building was once the administration building at the fort. Place: Fort Griffin State Historic Site Location: 1701 North U.S. Hwy 283 Albany, Texas is about 296 miles or 5 hours […]

Engagements —

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Trimmer-Wootton [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Tom Trimmer of Ellington, Mo., and Bob and Terri Lease of Fort Worth, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kelly Trimmer of Fort Worth, to Jared Wootton of Fort Worth, son of David and Susie Wootton of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Aug. 14 at […]

Day trip: Texas fort well-preserved historic site

Courtesy of Fort McKavett Staff Fort McKavett was founded in 1852 and operated seven years before it was abandoned. It was later used as a prisoner-of-war camp. Place: Fort McKavett State Historic Site. Location: 7066 Farm Road 864 in Fort McKavett, Texas. The fort is 371 miles from Cannon Air Force Base, so a one-way […]

Day trip: Museum showcases Billy the Kid memorabilia

Courtesy of Don Sweet The Billy the Kid Museum opened in 1952 in Fort Sumner and exhibits a collection of Billy the Kid memorabilia, items related to the history of Fort Sumner and the surrounding area. Place: Billy the Kid Museum in Fort Sumner. Location: The museum is located on the main strip in Fort […]

Fort Sumner woman running for District 63 representative

CNJ staff Melinda Russ of Fort Sumner announced Tuesday she is running for District 63 state representative. Russ, an eastern New Mexico native and retired homemaker, is the current chair of the Republican party of De Baca County. Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa holds the position but has announced his candidacy for the position of […]

Lobos beat TCU for 20th win

The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Darington Hobson scored 19 points with some key second-half baskets and No. 23 New Mexico stretched its winning streak to six games with a 73-57 victory over TCU on Saturday. Plagued by turnovers, pesky TCU was still close until Hobson scored consecutive baskets for the Lobos (20-3, 6-2 […]