Officials to keep up efforts after hearing

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By David Irvin By all accounts, supporters of Cannon Air Force Base on Friday made a compelling argument to spare the facility from closure. Now what? Keep arguing is the advice of Clovis’ Walter Bradley, who was New Mexico’s lieutenant governor when Kirtland Air Force Base was removed from the Base Realignment and Closure list […]

Portales residents pleased with hearing

By Tony Parra Portales residents wearing canary-yellow shirts stepped off the school buses at Greyhound Arena about midday Friday with a feeling of optimism. They had been to the Base Realignment and Closure regional hearing in Clovis to show support for Cannon Air Force Base and mostly felt good about their efforts. “There was never […]

Residents rally for Cannon

By Leslie Radford They lined up 5,000 American flags, shoe-polished windows with “We love Cannon,” created a human “Keep Cannon” sign, honked horns and sported “Operation: Keep Cannon” T-shirts and buttons. Their mission: Show Base Realignment and Closure commissioners that eastern new Mexico doesn’t want to lose Cannon Air Force Base. “I have been here […]

BRAC Talk: What the presenters said

The nine who testified on behalf of Cannon Air Force Base at Friday’s regional hearing of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission: Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. — The senator introduced the entire case for Cannon supporters. He said the Air Force and Department of Defense are making a mistake in recommending Cannon for closure. He […]

Badlands rally brings bikers

By Ryn Gargulinski Biker Don Lenau was visiting Clovis from his home in Muleshoe when the pack of motorcycles outside High Plains Harley-Davidson on Mabry Drive caught his eye. “I was riding by and saw the other idiots and thought I’d come by and join,” Lenau said with a laugh, indicating the dozens of other […]

June 26 Obituaries

Melba Hampton, 71 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Mrs. Melba June Hampton, 71, of Texico, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 18, 1933, in Portales, to James and Edith White. She married Von Hampton on Oct. 29, 1950, in Espanola. They moved to Utah […]

June 26 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Magistrate Court: • Shawna Reid, 29, pleaded no contest to aggravated driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, and is ordered to serve 2 days incarceration followed by one year supervised probation, place an ignition lock on any vehicles driven by her for […]

6/26 Honors, organizations

Honors Clark Kassandra Clark of Dora is a recipient of the Sam Walton Community Scholarship. Clark plans to attend Eastern New Mexico University, where she will major in pre-medicine. Clark is a 2005 graduate of Dora High School. While at DHS, Clark was a member of National Honor Society, 4-H, student council, Business Professionals of […]

After-party cleanup, wardrobe planning coming on show

Information on quick and easy post-party clean up and wardrobe planning will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Deborah Durham will show what she calls […]

6/26 Life Story

Floyd could make music from anything By Laurie Stone PNT Correspondent Thomas J. “T. J.” Floyd Jr. was more than an entertainer to those who knew him. He was accustomed to breaking the silence in the lives of others through his tangible relationship with music. According to family members, he could get music out of […]

Commissioners: No bad bases

By David Irvin/Freedom Newspapers The top names from New Mexico’s leadership and the eastern New Mexico community walked into Marshall Junior High School auditorium Friday with a singular mission: Convince the Base Realignment and Closure commissioners that Cannon Air Force Base should not be shut down. Judging from the boisterous mood at a press conference […]

Cannon supporters make their case

CNJ Staff Nine supporters of Cannon Air Force Base spent 90 minutes Friday trying to convince Base Realignment and Closure commissioners to remove Cannon from a proposed closure list. Most argued that Defense Department information was flawed and incomplete and emotions ran high with an audience of about 1,400 applauding the speakers on more than […]

Thousands show support for Cannon

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Janice Brown was up at 3 a.m. Friday, peeking through the blinds at her home off of Commerce and Pile streets to see what the commotion was going on outside her window. “There were already people out walking around,” she said. “I was looking for media, mostly, but I […]

Commissioners “impressed” with Cannon tour

By Marlena Hartz/Freedom Newspapers Four members of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission, including Chairman Anthony Principi, toured Cannon Air Force Base on Thursday. Officials said the commissioners, who will ultimately decide the fate of the base targeted for closure by the Department of Defense, spent about three hours at Cannon and spent time with […]

Governor plans to stick to facts

By Marlena Hartz/Freedom Newspapers For Gov. Bill Richardson, today’s Base Realignment and Closure hearing is symbolic of chance. It is the Clovis-Portales area’s chance — Richardson has been handed the task of giving closing arguments — to help save Cannon Air Force Base from closure, as recommended by the Department of Defense. In a telephone […]

Religion Briefs

Vacation bible school coming A Bible-land adventure tour is scheduled to include Egypt, Babylon and Jerusalem. The school will run Monday through Wednesday, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ. Children from age 2 to the sixth grade are welcome to attend.

‘Old Glory’ represents our freedom

By Joan Clayton, PNT columnist On June 14, 1777 Congress officially passed an act declaring the flag representing America would have 13 stripes, alternating red and white. The 13 stars stood for 13 colonies on a field of blue. The 50 stars today represent each state. The color red on our flag has been said […]

6/24 Obituaries

Billie Osborn, 66 Services: Have been held. Billie Doyle “Moses” Osborn, 66, of Abilene, Texas, died Tuesday, June 7, 2005, in Edinburg, Texas. He was born on May 8, 1939, in Clovis, to Calvin and Flossie Osborn. He came from a family of pioneers and ranchers who settled in the Portales area. He graduated from […]

Officials: Get to Clovis early

Freedom Newspapers About 1,400 passes have been distributed for today’s Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing, which begins at 8:30 a.m. at Marshall Junior High. Space is available for those who wish to attend four overflow venues broadcasting video feed, said Stacey Martin, president of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. No passes will be […]

Cannon supporters to focus on facts

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers For Gov. Bill Richardson, today’s Base Realignment and Closure hearing is symbolic of chance. It is the Clovis-Portales area’s chance — Richardson has been handed the task of giving closing arguments — to help save Cannon Air Force Base from closure, as recommended by the Department of Defense. In a […]