Airmen, families run for a cause

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James R. Bell Participants head down Perimeter Road during the 5K run. They wore pink ribbons in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Airmen and their families participated in a Breast Cancer Awareness Month 5K run hosted by the 27th Special Operations Services Squadron on Oct. 16. Prizes were awarded […]

Rodeo wranglers answer EMT call

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Airman 1st Class Brian Fox, left, 27th SOMOS, Staff Sgt. Joanna Siavii, center, 27th SOAMS, and Airman 1st Class Dena Olson, 27th SOMDOS, try to stabilize a “gunshot” victim in a mock trauma assessment during the Emergency Medical Technician R By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW […]

Oct. 24 Honors

The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron won the following 2008 Air Force Special Operations Command Civil Engineer Awards: •

Squadron offers energy saving tips

By 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron October is Energy Awareness Month and the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron offers these tips to ensure your dollars are not wasted during the cooler season. • Weather stripping and caulking can save 5 to 30 percent on heating costs — this is one of the least […]

Cannon, Hurlburt airmen combine for challenge

USAF courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Amy Seaton (left), 27th Special Operations Wing and Staff Sgt Dante Sangstack, both with the 27th SOW, check the chemical levels during the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Challenge. By Jeremy Webster: AFSOC Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Airmen from the 1st and 27th Special Operations Wings participated in […]

Inprocessing program undergoes revamp

By Staff Sgt. Craig Seals: 27th SOW Public Affairs What once took three weeks now takes four hours after the 27th Special Operations Mission Support Squadron Military Personnel Flight recently revamped its inprocessing program. A review of the existing inprocessing program was conducted in July at the request of Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th Special Operations […]

Oct. 24 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — The Women, PG-13 7 p.m. — Righteous Kill, R Sunday 4 p.m. — Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys, PG-13 7 p.m. — Righteous Kill, R Next week: Oct. 31 7 p.m. — Burn After Reading, PG-13 Nov. 1 4 […]

Combined Federal Campaign kicks-off

By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th SOW Public Affairs The 2008 Combined Federal Campaign season is underway, following its official launch here on Oct. 16. The CFC, which began in the early 1960s, is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, and there are more than 300 CFC campaigns throughout the world […]

Family is what makes Clovis feel like home

By Capt. Tyler Moore: Cannon Connections guest columnist I recently completed formal equal opportunity training at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.

Oct. 24 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked fish or minute steak. 5 p.m. Choose your entree. Monday: Salisbury steak or roast turkey buffet Tuesday: Oriental buffet Wednesday: Carved roast beef and vegetarian lasagna Thursday: Mexican cuisine buffet Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak […]

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.

Dancers deserve benefit of doubt

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist The joke goes that there are three things you can find around any military base — tattoo parlors, pawn shops, and strip clubs. It’s the last one that interests me and this week I interviewed an exotic dancer, though she did prefer the more simple term, stripper. I met […]

Oct. 24 Cannon Community

Early voting — Registered voters residing in Curry and Roosevelt counties can vote early at the following locations and times: Curry County: • Curry County Courthouse — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 700 N. Main St., Suite 7. Through Nov. 1. • North Plains Mall (across from recruiters’ offices) — Noon to […]

Christian comedy singer performing

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Freedom New Mexico Greg Strange, a Christian comedian and songwriter, will perform today at First Christian Church. During his current two-week tour, Strange has performed in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and in Colorado. Strange, who calls himself a Christian version of “Weird” Al Yankovic, began touring as Mr. Strange 17 years ago. Prior to that, Strange […]

Report: Beer, cocaine found in crashed car

By Sharna Johnson; Freedom New Mexico Police said cocaine and alcohol were found in a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old Portales man who was killed Sunday when he fled from police and crashed into a tree, according to a report released Wednesday. Miguel Gutierrez-Ornelas died at the scene. His passenger, 30-year-old Celio Salazar, is listed […]

University to honor educators

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer As Eastern New Mexico University prepares to celebrate its 2008 Homecoming this weekend, a group of eight educators is the first class of the university’s new Educators Hall of Honor. Buck Wilson, founding member of the ENMU Foundation and former president, brought the idea to honor the educators forward […]

RGH testing for MRSA

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital started testing last week for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus bacteria — the precursor for the so-called “super bug” — as part of a statewide program. RGH is one of 16 state hospitals voluntarily participating in the program that is monitoring the spread of MRSA in healthcare facilities, […]

NAACP to hold conference in Clovis

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico NAACP will hold its state conference Friday with a theme on voting, according to State Chapter President Sam Bone. Held at the Mabry Inn in Clovis, the conference includes workshops discussing the issues raised during the presidential campaign, he said. The State National Association for the […]

District 63 candidates respond to questions

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked District 63 state representative candidates to answer the following questions in 200 words or less. The answers were edited for grammar and style. The general election is Nov. 4. Democrat Jose Campos II Age: 47 Occupation: Self employed Elected offices held: Current District 63 representative […]

Abengoa shuts down temporarily

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Abengoa Bioenergy in Portales is shutting down temporarily, according to Chris Standlee, executive vice president of the ethanol production plant. Standlee said Wednesday the plant is “laying off some staff” because of the “general economy in the industry.” “We’re operating plants the best we can under market conditions,” he […]