Military feature: County road presents problem for Cannon

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Courtesy photo: Cannon Air Force Base A MC-130W aircraft taxies on Cannon Air Force Base’s flight line. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base officials are working to comply with a Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Air Force requirement regarding a secondary base runway’s proximity to a county road. Base officials discovered […]

PHS presents

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Lauren Main, left (Louisa), Katie Bickley (Brigitta), Ty Bergman (Kurt) and Heather Stroud (Liesl) rehearse a scene in “The Sound of Music,” a full-scale musical which opens Friday at Portales High School. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales High School presents a timeless musical classic, “The Sound of Music,” […]

Portales pioneers tell of city’s first Christmas

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ruth White Burns of Clovis displays gifts that were placed under Portales’ first Christmas tree in 1899. The gifts were passed on to her by her grandmother, Ora Wood. Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: The writer is the granddaughter of Ora and R.L. “Bob” Wood, who came to the […]

Shopping stress alters moods

By: Anita Doberman: Columnist Before Christmas, I undergo a Jekyll/Hyde transformation, most noticeably when I buy presents. I call it my Christmas dichotomy. There is the happy Christmas self and my alter ego, the stressed out shopper. When I am cheerful, nothing alters my mood. Putting up the Christmas tree and decorating it with my […]

Presents aren’t what make happy holiday

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist The day after Thanksgiving is always highlighted as a busy shopping day. I watched a TV newscast that featured film footage of people camped outside certain stores in hopes to get their hands on the latest PlayStation. I saw people sleeping on cots in line and recycling in fold-up chairs, […]

Students bring Christmas to needy

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Isaiah Willmot, 4, right, opens as present as his brother Elighio Rodriguez, 7, watches during an early Christmas party for five children from the Lighthouse Mission Thursday at a home in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Mikayle Moore hugged her new dolls, however, the boxes the presents came in […]

Family brings back Christmas memories

By Grant McGee I was on the phone with No. 2 daughter last Sunday. She was down. She’s a single mom with two little ones. It was a cold, cloudy day back east. This was getting her down and that was getting her down. “And I’m lonesome, Dad,” she said. I told her I understood. […]

Arts festival in Clovis special

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The next couple of weeks are going to bring an annual transformation to the streets of Clovis, especially the area around Main Street. It’s a transformation that is near and dear to my heart. I am talking about the annual arts festival, which we have only had for three years […]