Christmas coming early for youth

File photo Before receiving their gifts from members of the Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Medical group, last year, youths with the New Mexico Christian Children’s home performed musical numbers. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Once again, Cannon Air Force Base is bringing an early Christmas to the young residents of the New […]

Police blotter — Sept. 10

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. Aug. 26 an officer on duty at Marshall Middle School was informed of possible narcotics. An administrator told the officer he had information a male student was smoking marijuana and selling drugs on campus. The officer spoke […]

Melrose youth sets national pole vault record

CNJ staff Caley Barnard, 12, of Melrose, set a new girls national junior pole vault record Wednesday at the Amateur Athletics Union national championship meet at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Barnard cleared 9-6.25 feet in the finals, more than a foot higher than second-place finisher Heather Shaffer (8-6) of Leander, Texas. The previous […]

Beautification committee members want to pass dedication on to youth

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico In a perfect world, guys such as George Lees wouldn’t have to put in time on city government entities at 86 years of age. Lees’ world, indeed, wouldn’t have such things as a Keep Clovis Beautiful committee. “I resent, in a way, that we as a group have monthly […]

Boys State introduces youth to government

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler While waiting for results of Boys State elections on Wednesday, junior counselor Matthew Gutierrez of Las Vegas conducts a wave at ENMU’s Becky Sharp Auditorium. While waiting for results of Boys State elections on Wednesday, junior counselor Matthe By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico In a world with expanding competition […]

May 22 Cannon Community

Local Youth Activities — The 27th Force Support Squadron has compiled a list of youth activities in the local area at http://www.cannonafbservices.com/images/YouthBrochure(WebReady).pdf

May 15 What's Happening

Friday Youth Track and Field Clinic — 5 p.m., Cannon Track. Information: 784-2747.Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The Landing. Spinathon — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fitness Center. Saturday Give Parents a Break/Parents Night Out — 5 p.m., Child Development Center. Information: 784-2704. America’s Kids Run — 9:30 a.m., shirt and number pick up at […]

April 10 Cannon Community

Youth softball clinics schedule announced — Softball clinics have been scheduled for youths, ages 5-12, April 13-16, from 5 to 6 p.m. Clinics will be taught by Lacy Collins, a former college softball player. Schedule: April 13, ages 5-6; April 14, ages 7-8; April 15, ages 9-10; and April 16, ages 11-12. The groups will […]

Youth sports provide good chuckle

By Glenda Price My grandchildren have introduced me to organized team sports for kids, and it’s great fun — for everyone.

School board discusses youth risk survey

This is a report of Tuesday’s Clovis Board of Education meeting: • School District Director of Health Services Rhonda Sparks discussed the results of the 2007 Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey. Sparks said while the survey doesn’t provide statistical data, it still provides trends that the district can use to address social issues among students. […]

Udall: Indian country youth suicide rates demand attention, help

Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., participated in a hearing to examine the overwhelming frequency of youth suicide in Indian Country. The rate of suicide among American Indian and Alaskan Native population is 70 percent higher than the general United States population, with the incidence of youth suicides reaching epidemic proportions. New Mexico, which has […]

Livestock show gives 4-H youth chance to show off

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Michelle Wauson, 15, prepares her sheep for the show ring Saturday at the Farwell Junior Livestock Show. Tomee England, Farwell’s Future Farmers of America chapter advisor, said the show is intended to give the children experience showing animals. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer At a wispy 4-feet-10-inches-tall, Heath Hadley […]

Teens spread cheer

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Shelby Brown of Faith Christian Family Church sings a Christmas song, Wednesday, to Dylan Thompson, 6 months, while his mother Christy Thompson looks on. Faith Christian Family Church also provided gifts for hospital patients. By Jenna DeWitt: CNJ staff writer Giving without expecting anything in return and bringing christmas cheer […]

Airmen give youth reason to smile

Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Before receiving their gifts from members of the Cannon Air Force Base 27th Special Operations Medical group, children with the New Mexico Christian Children’s home perform musical numbers. By Gabriel Monte and Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base airmen are bringing Christmas into the lives of children in […]

Law enforcement frustrated by juvenile system

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Anchalee Sanchez, left, trains Melissa Johnson on proper booking and releasing procedures Thursday at the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Local police and the state agency that oversees troubled youths are at odds on how to handle juvenile criminal suspects. Clovis Police Capt. Patrick […]

Church will resume UNICEF campaign

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Courtesy illustration The First United Methodist Church will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF following a meeting with police on Friday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer First United Methodist Church in Portales will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF after meeting with police Friday. “We got it all straightened out,” said Toni […]

Oct. 24 What's Happening

Saturday Youth Center Open Recreation —Youth Center. Noon to 4 p.m., for tweens. Teen open recreation is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cosmic Family Fun Night — 5 p.m. to midnight, Cannon Lanes.

Pathway House serves as holding facility for delinquent youth

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Pathway House, a residential and outpatient treatment center in Clovis, will serve as a holding center for youth when police can’t locate parents. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The city has contracted with a local treatment center for temporary holding services for youth who fall between the cracks in […]

Sept. 12, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Local youth showed respect, talent I operate a baseball league in Lubbock. Coach Drooper Greenwalt, Jay Kelley and others got a group of 11-and-under boys together from the Clovis area to play in our league. They were wide-eyed youngsters ranging in age from 8 to 12 and in height from 4-foot-nothing to nearly 6 feet. […]

E. coli illness contracted by local youth

Staff and wire reports Three children in Curry County are recovering from a bacterial gastrointestinal illness caused by E. coli bacteria, according to a state Department of Health press release. The cases are linked to a multistate outbreak traced to ground beef, according to the release. The children became ill last month. The department did […]