Military mama: Family time worth wait

A t times I long for the routine of a Monday through Friday 9 to 5 job, so that holidays and weekends are family time and I can plan accordingly. Sure, in the “real world” surprises arise and overtime pops up. But as an Air Force wife it seems at times I could be a […]

Veterans may be eligible for compensation

Cannon Connections staff Nearly 60,000 service members and veterans who refinanced their Veterans Affairs Department mortgage loans through Wells Fargo, Wachovia and SouthTrust will receive refunds as the result of a $10 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit, a Wells Fargo official said. Wells Fargo spokeswoman Vickee Adams said there was no way of knowing […]

Zias break through with twin bill sweep

CNJ staff HOBBS — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team got well in a hurry on Tuesday. Junior Erin Roufosse and sophomore Brittany Widner threw complete games and the Zias pounded out 24 hits in a 12-2, 9-0 waxing of University of the Southwest, their first wins of the season. The Zias (2-8) had only […]

Veterans may receive refunds from Wells Fargo loans

Nearly 60,000 service members and veterans who refinanced their Veterans Affairs Department mortgage loans through Wells Fargo, Wachovia and SouthTrust will receive refunds as the result of a $10 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit, a Wells Fargo official said. Wells Fargo spokeswoman Vickee Adams said there was no way of knowing how many veterans […]

Turn lane temporarily closed

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The dedicated right turn lane at the intersection of D.L. Ingram Blvd. and Casablanca will be closed for construction starting at 7 a.m. Monday and ending 5 p.m. Wednesday. Drivers who need to turn right onto D.L. Ingram Blvd. can do so during this time from the through lane of […]

U.S. must let Egyptians work through conflict

Freedom New Mexico Protests in Egypt aimed at regime change have resurrected longstanding questions among many Americans about the role the United States should play in other nations’ internal conflicts. Up until Tuesday, when his administration quietly advised Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak not to seek re-election, President Barack Obama walked a tightrope of diplomatic-speak attempting […]

Give states option to file for bankruptcy

Freedom New Mexico With persistent deficits, soaring pension obligations and mounting bond debts, states like California could well benefit from the ability to restructure their finances through a bankruptcy procedure. Bankruptcy allows the debtor to work through an orderly and equitable settlement of obligations. The idea has been gaining traction, with support from former House […]

Road will be closed during airport construction

CNJ staff Construction has beguin on the extension of the runway at the Clovis Municipal Airport, and there will be road closure during the construction, according to a news release. Curry Road 12 will be closed from Curry Road C east to State Road 108 north of airport. Detours have been placed guiding drivers through […]

It's their business: Chillers

Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Chillers employee Tesha Middleton, left, and store owner Lisa Thalleen make a smoothie for a customer. The store has been open since 2009. Chillers Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday; Open daily in the summer. Location: 4024 N. Prince […]

Firefighters, others work through holiday

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson International House of Pancakes manager Joan Wilson, front, helps cook Rusty Beevers prepare meals Saturday afternoon. The two said they were working their second Christmas with the restaurant and customer flow was consistent throughout the day. Kevin Wilson The dry roads and mid-40s temperatures made it clear there would be […]

Designated drivers to be rewarded

Designated drivers will be rewarded through a holiday program being launched by the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. Participating businesses where liquor is sold are offering free gift bags containing sodas, snacks and clothing apparel to individuals who volunteer to be designated drivers, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. The incentive items are […]

Volunteers needed for tax time

The base legal office is looking for volunteers to prepare taxes for active-duty airmen, their families, and retirees. Anyone can volunteer. Volunteers must complete a week of tax training class, Jan. 3 – Jan. 7 at Clovis Community College. The training times are Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Tuesday through Friday from […]

Job takes Portales man to Middle East

Courtesy photo Portales resident Bob Johnston, left, and British Reconnaissance Officer Andy Recouski, retired, worked together in Iraq. Liliana Castillo Being a general contractor never meant looking around every corner or learning to sleep through bombings until Portales resident Bob Johnston decided to take his job international. After seven years in the Army and 28 […]

Ticket feature: Resident hosting charity light display

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A light show at 1024 Jeanie Drive includes holiday music and 7,000 lights. Freedom New Mexico With 7,000 lights and Christmas music, visitors can take part in the holiday spirit. A holiday display at 1024 Jeanie Drive in Clovis is lit 7-9 p.m. nightly through Christmas for people to enjoy. […]

Camel helps pay student’s way through college

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Edwin Snell said he and Caesar the camel, who he took to college with him in Las Cruces, have been together 11 years. Sharna Johnson A college student would be lucky to have a wingman like Caesar. And Edwin Snell is. Caesar the camel is not only a companion after […]

Charity light, music show offered

CNJ staff A Christmas music and lights show for charity will be a nightly feature at a Clovis residence. The 7-9 p.m. show, which features 7,000 lights, will be at 1024 Jeanie Dr. through Christmas evening. Music, broadcast through 107.7 FM, includes Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller, The Boston Pops, The Carpenters, Harry Connick Jr., and […]

Vietnam veterans reunited after more than 40 years

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Carlton Zarling Jr., left, and Clovis resident Romeo Sierra reunited after serving together in Vietnam 43 years ago. Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Romeo Sierra thought Carlton Zarling Jr. died in a helicopter explosion in Vietnam in April 1967. That was until he was the voice on the other end of […]

Vietnam veterans reunited

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Carlton Zarling Jr., left, and Clovis resident Romeo Sierra reunited after serving together in Vietnam 43 years ago. Clovis resident Romeo Sierra thought Carlton Zarling Jr. died in a helicopter explosion in Vietnam in April 1967. That was until he was the voice on the other end of a phone call. […]

Press release: Freeze Watch for Oct. 27 and 28

FYI All: Lower Rio Grande Valley-Tularosa Valley-Union County-Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County- Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-Chavez County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chavez County Wed, Oct. 27, 2010 The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a freeze watch which is in effect from late tonight through Thursday morning. • Temperatures — Lows will […]

In tribute: Builders contributed to Clovis history

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Kevin Wilson A drive through Clovis or a talk with family and friends gives clear indication — Duffy Sasser and Cotton Simms were, so to speak, above par as residents and leaders. But the versatile architects, students and businessmen never thought of themselves that way. “He was one of those people from the quiet generation […]