Board set up to distribute stimulus money for Curry County food programs

Curry County will receive $6,588 in federal stimulus money through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for emergency food and shelter. The federal cash will be distributed to local food and shelter programs that meet a May 29 application deadline. A local board made up of the United Way, Salvation Army, Food Bank, […]

Rabid skunk reported in Curry County

Freedom New Mexico The first rabies report in Curry County for the year was reported today by the New Mexico Department of Health. A rabid skunk bit an unvaccinated dog, then died, a press release said. The dog will euthanized to prevent it from developing rabies and potentially exposing other animals and people, a press […]

Clovis MainStreet hosting downtown makeover event

Clovis MainStreet is continuing its revitalization efforts by creating a Facade Squad, to help repaint buildings in the downtown district on Saturday. Robyne Beaubien, executive director of the Clovis MainStreet program, said she’s hoping the event will be the first of many. Beaubien said Clovis MainStreet received a grant of $1,500 from Friends of New […]

Cemetery all that’s left of Blacktower

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico When the town of Blacktower faded away, the only thing left behind was its dead. The Blacktower Cemetery, located west of the Chavez West Housing edition near Cannon Air Force Base, appears to be a fraction of what it used to be. About eight headstones stick inches, and possibly […]

Press release: Rabid skunk found in Curry County

(Las Cruces) — The New Mexico Department of Health reported today that a skunk from Curry County tested positive for rabies. The Department of Health is reminding residents that it is important to vaccinate their animals to protect them from rabies. The skunk was from the Clovis area of Curry County and bit an unvaccinated […]

Press release: Stepped up enforcement for Memorial Day

Santa Fe—Holiday drivers will see increased law enforcement activity this weekend as they drive across New Mexico. Travelers on I-10 and I-40 will see an intensive traffic safety effort for the Memorial Day Weekend. Police officers will be patrolling both Interstates from border to border. New Mexico officers also join law enforcement from Texas and […]

Volunteers sought for cemetery cleanup

Freedom New Mexico Area historians sometimes refer to Blacktower Cemetery as one of eastern New Mexico’s “lost cemeteries.” That’s because most of the gravesites have been covered in sand for decades and the number of graves is unknown. Volunteers are scheduled to gather May 29-30 to help clean up the century-old resting place, which is […]

Persistence pushes retiree to finish degree

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By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Working from a tent while deployed or at home late into the night, a now-retired Cannon Air Force Base airman has earned three college degrees, including a doctorate. Bob Elliott, a 25-year veteran who retired in 2004, graduated May 8 with a doctorate in Higher Education from Texas Tech […]

Financial advice found in guide

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico At the end of a long, distinguished career in the military, those in the service are practically experts on how to make a smooth transition in moving across country or even to other countries. But what about those just starting out? Those in need of handy moving tips, whether […]

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

Aircraft arrival

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Two 16th Special Operations Squadron AC-130H Spectre gunships land on the Cannon flightline May 19. These are the first of about eight gunships that will be assigned to the base by the end of the summer.

Museum captures American West

Courtesy photo Hubbard Museum of the American West is located at 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. Place: Hubbard Museum of the American West Location: 841 U.S. 70 West, Ruidoso Downs. The museum is located 175 miles, or a three-hour drive, from Cannon Air Force Base. What activities can you enjoy at this location? You […]

May 22 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Chicken pot pie and baked fried fish Monday: Closed for Memorial Day Tuesday: Baked chicken and salisbury steak Wednesday: Carved roast beef and glazed ham Thursday: Fried chicken and kielbasa The Drop Zone 11 a.m.: Friday: Shrimp chef salad Monday: Closed for Memorial Day Tuesday: Spaghetti and meatballs Wednesday: Southwestern […]

May 22 Movie Schedule

Friday7 p.m. — 17 Again, PG-13Saturday4 p.m. — 17 Again, PG-137 p.m. — Dragonball: Evolution, PG Sunday4 p.m. — Dragonball: Evolution, PG7 p.m. — 17 Again, PG-13 Information: 784-2582

May 22 What's Happening

Today CSC playgroup — 11 a.m., Hillcrest Park and Zoo. Includes picnic lunch. End of School Bash — 2 p.m., Community Center. Summer Kickoff Sports Day — Events start at 10 a.m. Visit www.cannonforce.com for sports events and locations.

Volunteers sought for cemetery cleanup

Cannon Connections staff Area historians sometimes refer to Blacktower Cemetery as one of eastern New Mexico’s “lost cemeteries.” That’s because most of the gravesites have been covered in sand for decades and the number of graves is unknown. Volunteers are scheduled to gather May 29-30 to help clean up the century-old resting place, which is […]

Persistence pushes retiree to finish degree

Courtesy photo Bob Elliott, a former Air Force aircraft maintenance technician, graduated with his doctorate May 8 at Texas Tech University. Working from a tent while deployed or at home late into the night, a now-retired Cannon Air Force Base airman has earned three college degrees, including a doctorate. Bob Elliott, a 25-year veteran who […]

Financial advice found in guide

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Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks The Military Families Money and Mobility handbooks are available at the Airman and Family Readiness Center which is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at Building 1802. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections At the end of a long, distinguished career in the military, those in the service are […]

Military community clearly in need

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist This is supposed to be the year

May 22 Commander's Action Line

Is the base planning on converting the 18-hole golf course to a 9-hole golf course to make more room for construction? Thank you for your question. Cannon is certainly poising itself to make use of all available space to accommodate the tremendous growth we expect here. That being said, we are not planning to convert […]