Taxing situations

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Tops in Blue due Feb. 18

The U.S. Air Force’s Tops In Blue is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Marshall Junior High auditorium. The show “will wind visually and musically through six decades of history with footage laced with songs from each era,” according to a news release from Cannon Air Force Base. The event is free. […]

Curry County Literacy Council

Curry County Literacy Council provides free literacy tutoring to any adult in Curry County. Volunteers from all walks of life are welcome. Contact: Nancy Blake Clarke, 769-4096; www.clovis.edu/students/centerforstudentsuccess/cclc/volunteers.asp

Turkey day sampler

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David “Hank” Hankins carves a 20-pound mesquite-smoked turkey Tuesday for Baxter-Curren Senior Center’s Thanksgiving dinner. CNJ staff Pre-dinner tip Joe Carpenter, a personal trainer and sports nutritionist at Gym X, said portion control is the key to eating sensible. He suggested eating fruit, nuts and whole wheat before the main […]

Public’s input on bus, commuter services sought

CNJ staff The Clovis Area Transit System is seeking public input to determine if changes should be made to the system. The city-run transit system is considering instituting a fixed route/fixed time bus service, according to CATS Director Mary Lou Kemp. A commuter service to Portales is also being considered, she said. A public information […]

Bob Huber’s wit was one of a kind

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Five or six dozen friends and family members gathered in Roswell last week to remember Bob Huber, a journalist and longtime columnist for the Portales News-Tribune and Clovis News Journal. Huber died Aug. 3 at age 76. His columns often consisted of lists that ranged from his favorite […]

School data posted on Web

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer As the first day of school draws near, school Web sites have information for parents to get their children ready for school. Parents can find registration dates, opening days, lunch menus, schedule pickup times and other events listed. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said school closures because of […]

Paperwork significant staffing issue

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business When a business begins to prosper, the need to hire and train staff is an important step toward growth. Employers are required to complete several steps before paying employees. This includes registering with federal and state agencies. The starting point is to obtain a federal number using Internal Revenue Service Form […]

Base name weathers 50 years of change

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Courtesy photo Gen. John K. Cannon Today marks 50 years since Clovis Air Force Base became Cannon, named in honor of the late Gen. John K. Cannon. Cannon served as commander of Tactical Air Command after a lengthy career that extended through World War II and up to his death in 1955. Gen. John K. […]

Boating, diving among attractions at Bottomless Lakes

Freedom Newspapers The Bottomless Lakes State Park is located just southeast of Roswell and can be reached by an easy drive of less than two hours. The Bottomless Lakes became the first state park in New Mexico in 1933. The park encompasses eight scattered lakes — some of the state’s few all-natural water holes, according […]

AFAF donations help Airmen, families

Capt. Christine Seinkowski Cannon Airmen are slightly ahead of target as they head for the second-half homestretch of this year’s Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign. Team Cannon has donated $23,969 so far, 53.2 percent of its goal of $43,031. The AFAF drive raises funds for charitable affiliates that provide support to Air Force Airmen […]

2007 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off Monday

Capt. Christine Sienkowski It’s time for the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign. The drive kicks off Monday and the 27th Fighter Wing’s goal is $43,031. The AFAF was established to provide for an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to the Air Force family — active duty, retirees, […]