Fall Harvest Festival day for family fun

Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte John Vuong, 8, crosses the pumpkin obstacle course finish line at the skate park at Doc Stewart park. Vuong had the winning time. Cannon Connections staff During the winter months, the Cannon Community Center doesn’t have much in terms of family activities, according to center manager Paul Hopkins. The center […]

Operational readiness exercise ongoing

Cannon Connections staff Cannon Air Force Base will be conducting an operational readiness exercise until Oct. 29, according to a news release. The release said the exercise began Wednesday. Residents on or near the base may notice increased activity, use of the public address system and may hear sirens and simulated explosions, the release said. […]

‘Bless Me Ultima’ to take stage

Courtesy photo The play “Bless Me Ultima,” scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Middle School will feature four local students in the production. Cannon Connections staff A New Mexico original will take to the stage of Marshall Middle School Saturday night. The second installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, Albuquerque’s Vortex Theatre […]

Officials tout Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — With more than 260,000 students attending about 6,000 colleges and universities this fall under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, officials are continuing an active outreach effort to ensure current military members and veterans don’t miss out on the new program’s education benefits. Participation is up significantly from […]

Football: Falcons’ fourth quarter awakening comes up short

USAF photo: Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy Air Force quarterback Tim Jefferson runs for a first down against the San Diego State Aztecs Oct. 16 at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium. Jefferson finished the game 13 of 30 for 175 yards through the air and 15 rushes for 95 yards on the ground. The Falcons lost the […]

Donley addresses challenges ahead during Kirtland visit

USAF photo Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley is greeted by Col. Robert Maness, the 377th Air Base Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Lee Thompson, the 377th ABW command chief, on Oct. 14 as he arrives for an “All Call” at Kirtland Air Force Base theater. By Marie Vanover: 377th Air Base Wing […]

Family care plan change addresses child custody

By Karen Parrish: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON A recent change in Defense Department policy highlights why servicemembers and deployable civilians, who also are custodial parents, may want to seek legal help in arranging their children’s care during deployment. DoD Instruction 1342.19, “Family Care Plans,” was revised in May to require such plans from servicemembers […]

JROTC taking on cyber warfare

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School’s CyberPatriot team is made up of Cadet Staff Sgt. Jeremy Scales, Cadet Staff Sgt. Justin Jaquez, Cadet Airmen 1st Class Alex Smith, Airmen 1st Class David Tshudy, Cadet Tech Sgt. Paelan Dober and Cadet Capt. Daniel Gearhart. Liliana Castillo Six Clovis High School Junior Reserve Officers Training […]

Military mama: Twins keeping me on my toes

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Twins, I have twins. There are days my mind is still boggled by this fact though its been nearly nine months. We’ve been experiencing some growing pains lately. I thought I was familiar with teething, I lived through it with my first child. But teething times two is brutal. My little Aidan got his first […]

Oct. 22 – Oct. 24 Movie schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Resident Evil, R

Zias making strides

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Clarence Plank Zias junior middle blocker Kristen Beck posted a match-high 14 kills as Eastern New Mexico University beat Texas A&M-Kingsville 27-25, 25-17, 19-25, 25-23 on Thursday at Greyhound Arena. ENMU, trying to end a run of five consecutive losing seasons, improved to 12-11 (4-5 Lone Star Conference) with the win over the Javelinas (9-11, […]

Food bank seeks donation needed for expansion

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Liliana Castillo The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico received a donation of $150,000. There’s one catch; it needs to match it by Dec. 1. Executive Director Nancy Taylor said the money was donated by a foundation in Texas that wishes to remain anonymous. Taylor said money will be used toward refrigeration expansion. The food […]

Press release: ENMU athletics announces progress of “Win for Wallis” campaign

PORTALES, N.M.— Eastern New Mexico University Athletic Director Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced that supporters of the “Win for Wallis” Campaign have combined to pledge $10.03 per point that the Greyhound Football team scores this season. The initiative was designed to raise money for Greyhound defensive coordinator Todd Wallis’ daughter, Lauren, who was born on […]

Congregation celebrates church’s 100-year milestone

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Argen Duncan Central Christian Church predates New Mexico’s statehood, as pastor David McVey points out. The church on Main Street was established in 1910, while New Mexico became a state in 1912. The congregation celebrated their 100th anniversary Sunday. “We just wanted to mark that milestone, celebrate 100 years of service and ministry in the […]

ENMU students stay up for charity

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University students plan to be up all night writing, with no homework involved. The college’s student government and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital out of Memphis, Tenn. have teamed up for a fundraising event called “Up ‘Til Dawn,” to be held at the Campus Union Building. From 8 p.m. Friday […]

Their turn: Chandler dedicated to fighting crime

Clovis’ Michael Reeves, a New Mexico law officer for 27 years, weighs in on the state’s attorney general race in this letter to the editor: My first recollection of Matt Chandler is when I saw him as a small child peering over the dash of his father Caleb’s police unit. As is often the case […]

Executive order not quick fix for education

Freedom New Mexico It’s hard to get too excited about the executive order President Obama signed Wednesday. The order renews the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and came two weeks before an election in which Hispanics and other traditional Democratic Party supporters have voiced dissatisfaction with the administration and party candidates. It […]

My turn: Local entertainment tips sought

Alisa Boswell It suddenly hit me this morning as I sat down to write my fourth event article for the last week that my life has become a portal for local entertainment. But it also occurred to me that I really don’t mind. In fact, I enjoy it. I am a person who enjoys various […]

Meetings watch: Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority

At the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority meeting Thursday in Portales City Hall, authority representatives: • agreed to allow lobbyist John Ryan to plan a local Nov. 4 event in which stakeholders in the Ute Water Pipeline would give testimony about themselves and the need for the pipeline and the $25 million the authority […]