Feb. 25 – Working on the railroad

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Charles Lee, left, from Littlefield, Texas and Clovis’ Donny Nunez, right, work on retiring a split point switch on the railroad near the Prince Street bridge in Clovis. BNSF replaced 12,000 ties between Cook’s Diner and Cannon Air Force Base in the end of 2007 according to BNSF road master […]

Cannon holds annual awards dinner

CAFB photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Fischer present the 3rd Special Operations Squadron with the award for Squadron of the Year. Cannon Air Force Base held its wing annual awards dinner Feb. 9 at The Landing.

First shirts wear many hats

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — “We put out fires,” said Master Sgt. George Childers, 27th Special Operations Equipment Maintenance Squadron first sergeant.  Childers was speaking of the day-to-day routine, or lack thereof, of a first sergeant, who is also often referred to as the “shirt,” “first shirt,” or “diamond.”  “There’s […]

It’s Their Business: Master Trim

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Master Trim By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Master Trim Location: 800 Main St. What they do: They sell truck and car accessories, which include truck signage, bed liners, running boards, tool boxes, anti-theft devices and DVD entertainment systems. Who’s in charge: Ovidio Balli and Scott Rawding Employees: Eight How long in business: They […]

Grace is amazingly hard — and amazingly wonderful

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Grace is hard. It is almost incomprehensibly wonderful. It seems almost too good to be true because it actually is almost too good to be true. It is amazing! But it is hard. Grace is hard because accepting it means nothing less than death to our pride. If the […]

Proposal ups tax component 33 percent

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer One component of property taxation would increase approximately 33 percent in 2008 under a finance plan proposed for Clovis Municipal Schools, which would cause an overall property tax increase of about 6 percent. Under the proposed plan, an owner of a home valued at $100,000 would see a tax […]

Military Feature: Cannon Air Force Base awards bestowed

By CNJ staff The following received awards for outstanding leadership and service last year at Cannon Air Force Base during its 2007 Annual Awards Ceremony held Feb. 10 at The Landing: • Airman of the Year: Senior Airman John Castle, 524th Fighter Squadron. • Noncommissioned Officer of the Year: Tech. Sgt. Andrea Lee, 27th Aeromedical […]

Hometown hero: Greene

By CNJ Staff Air Force Master Sgt. David N. Greene has deployed to an overseas forward-operating location to support the missions of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, according to an Army and Air Force Hometown News press release. He is the son of Jeffrey and Pearl Greene of Clovis. The master sergeant graduated in […]

City, county developing master plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis and Curry County are in the process of drafting master plans for the future, which will focus on growth and infrastructure, according to officials. Using funds provided through state grants, the city and county hired an Albuquerque firm, Consensus Planning, in May to draft the […]

Kendrick-Mercer Honors 7/30

Myashia Kendrick-Mercer of Clovis was among 220 graduates of Lubbock Christian University who participated in commencement exercises in May, according to a university news release. She graduated with a Master of Education degree in administration. She is the wife of Jason J. Mercer.

July 21, 2006 Religion Calendar

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Sunday Men’s Bible class – 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St. Free coffee and donuts. Teacher is Don Reid. Monday Cowboy Church — 6:30 p.m., […]

Torres-Aragon Engagement

Mary L. Daigneault of Dexter and Felix V. Torres of Roswell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Theresa A. Torres of Dexter, to Benjamin E. Aragon of Clovis. He is the son of Arlene D. Aragon and Ben Aragon Jr., both of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows during a private ceremony […]

July 14, 2006 Religion Calendar

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Sunday Men’s Bible class – 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St. Free coffee and donuts. Teacher is Don Reid. Monday Cowboy Church — 6:30 p.m., […]

July 7, 2006 Religion Calendar

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Sunday Men’s Bible Class – 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St. Free coffee and donuts. Teacher is Don Reid. Monday Cowboy Church — 6:30 p.m., […]

June 23, 2006 Religion Calendar

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Gospel Songfest — 7 p.m., Calvary Tabernacle, 212 Ash. A variety of Gospel singers will perform. Everyone is invited to attend. Admission is free with an opportunity to give in a freewill […]

101 Cannon Airmen make the grade

Air Force releases list of master sergeant, technical sergeant selectees Courtesy of Air Force Personnel Center News Service The Air Force has selected 4,613 of 23,230 eligible technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant, a 19.85 percent selection rate; and 6,904 of 41,186 eligible staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant, a 16.76 percent selection […]

Wall of Heroes honors first CMSAF

Retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Paul Airey was inducted into the Wall of Heroes on Jan. 27. Though unable to attend, a close friend, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force #8 Sam Parish, represented Chief Airey at the ceremony. Airman Thomas Trower At 18 years of age, before the Air Force […]

School board approves maintenance plan

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer School board members unanimously approved the implementation of a facilities master and maintenance plan at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Architectural Research Consultants, Inc. will begin assessing schools in the district in the next 2-3 weeks, school officials said. They will look at everything from doorframes to lightbulbs, officials said. […]

8/6 Engagements, births, etc.

ENGAGEMENTS Mares/Vasquez Ronna and Anthony Mares of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brielle Mares of Clovis, to Jacob Vasquez, of Clovis, son of Hector and Terri Vasquez of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2005, at Highland Baptist Church in Clovis. The reception will […]

Special duty team to visit Cannon

AETC Special Duty Assignment Team Have you ever been interested in becoming a recruiter, military training instructor, military training leader, technical training instructor, or professional military education instructor? If so, the Air Education and Training Command Special Duty Assignment (SDA) Team is offering the opportunity you have been seeking. The AETC team will host a […]