Airmen, families honored

CMI staff photo: Tony Bullocks
Members from the Cannon Air Force Base community line up to be served Friday at Cannon Appreciation Day hosted by Committee of Fifty, Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, and Clovis Industrial Development Corporation at Cannon Air Force Base.

By Kevin Baird Madison Schwab, 8, sat at a picnic table and took a big bite of her cheeseburger, smiled, and gave a thumbs up to show the burger won her approval. “It’s a nice picnic,” said Madison’s father, Airman Bobby Schwab. “It’s nice to spend time with family.” “I’m just glad I don’t […]

McGee: Aunt Maude’s lessons priceless

Grant McGee

A few days ago a bicycle shop customer overpaid me. “Keep the change,” said the man. “Well,” I said, “When I was a boy my Aunt Maude told me, ‘Boy, if someone hands you money you take it.’” Maybe you had an aunt like Aunt Maude. Aunt Maude was actually my great aunt — my […]

In search of ponies: Television enters its dog days

Within a few days, there may very well be new dents in the couch cushions, atrophied muscles and another languid set of eyes in the house. Congratulations pups, you’ve made the big time. Not only do dogs now have their very own TV shows, they will have their own 24-hour channel playing non-stop dog-oriented programming […]

Accused embezzler sought

Charles Fleming

CMI staff Law enforcement is searching for an accountant accused of embezzling $296,000 after he failed to appear and faces charges in Magistrate Court in Clovis, District Attorney Matt Chandler said Friday in a press release. Officials believe Charles W. Fleming, 54, could be hiding in eastern New Mexico or west Texas, Chandler said. He […]

Portales mayor hospitalized

CMI staff Portales Mayor Sharon King was hospitalized Thursday at Covenant Medical Center, according to staff at the Lubbock hospital. Neither Portales city officials nor staff at the hospital would give information about King’s condition or reason for the hospitalization. King’s friend, former Clovis mayor Gayla Brumfield, did not get into details of the hospitalization […]

James nominated for Air Force secretary post


The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A former assistant defense secretary and House staffer is President Barack Obama’s pick to be the next secretary of the Air Force, the White House said Thursday. Obama is nominating Deborah Lee James, an executive at the defense contractor Science Applications International Corp., to head the Air Force, where she […]

Honor Roll — Aug. 4

Schuschke The Dean’s list for spring semester at The University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, has been announced. Wendy Schuschke of Colorado Springs, Colo., an occupational therapy major, has attained a 4.0 grade point average. She is a former resident of Clovis.

Club Notes — Altrusa International Inc.

Altrusa International Inc. Pictured is Curt Jaynes, owner of GardenSource Nursery & Landscaping, presented a program on growing an herb garden for the Altrusa Club of Portales. The Altrusa International. Inc. club of Portales met noon July 29 at GardenSource Nursery and Landscaping for the Fifth Monday meeting, which was also guest day. The Sunshine/Courtesy […]

Wedding — Aug. 4

McKinney Kit Aay Vongrasamy and Branden McKinney, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in Clovis. A family friend performed the traditional ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Viseth Vongrasamy and Pransom Lasner, both of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Elizabeth Missildine of Clovis. He is the grandson […]

Engagements — Aug. 4

O’Dell-Bilberry Fran Bilberry of Lubbock and Mike Bilberry of Portales wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jena Bilberry, to Andrew O’Dell of Lubbock. Andrew is the son of Rob and Judy Smyer of Lubbock and Kenyon O’Dell of Rolla, Miss. Jena is the granddaughter of Mildred Gardner and Stanley and […]