Graduation —

Johnson Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Steven M. Johnson, formerly stationed at Cannon Air Force Base from 1998-2002, will receive a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Wayland Baptist University, Lubbock, Texas, campus on Jan. 13. Steve is a 1975 graduate of Alamo High School in Alamo, Tenn. He served his country honorably for 25 […]

ENMU briefs — Dec. 14

College of Business dean appointed Academic affairs has announced the appointment of D. Christopher Taylor as dean for the College of Business. Taylor holds a bachelor of science and a Ph.D. from Texas Tech University, as well as a master’s of management from Wayland Baptist University. In the community, Taylor serves as president of the […]

Residents list off favorite Christmas movie characters

Benna Sayyed and Robin Coffey Ashley Downs, 21, a Realtor with Prudential Master Properties “Charlie Brown in ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ is my favorite Christmas movie character. I have compassion for him because he is always the underdog. The movie is wholesome and he kind of gives a little morals. I like how he always […]

Anniversaries —

Bailey Hank and Sheila Bailey of Broadview will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Sept. 18 from 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Master’s Center. The celebration will be hosted by Brittany and Justin Johnson, Isaac Bailey and Josh and Jonie Bailey. The couple was married Sept. 12, 1986 in Las Vegas, Nev. They have three children […]

Shout outs— July 17

Veteran sends well wishes to relatives Born in Tucumcari in 1963, retired Senior Master Sgt. Dave Aragon spent most of his early years as a Clovis resident, attending Lincoln Jackson Elementary School, Marshall Junior High School, then Clovis High School, graduating with the Class of 1982. Dave enlisted and entered the active duty Air Force […]

Honoring the fallen

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Argen Duncan A Cannon Air Force Base senior master sergeant told a Memorial Day audience Monday that the day is a time to honor those who gave their lives to make America a better nation and to remember that freedom isn’t free. Lora D. Aples, superintendent of the deployment and distribution flight at Cannon, gave […]

Commentary: Chief offers assignment advice for enlisted airmen

By Chief Master Sgt. Brian Wanke: Air Force Personnel Center RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — For the last few years, I’ve had the privilege of serving as a functional manager for enlisted communications assignments. When I first arrived, I questioned our assignment policies all the time. However, as I became aware of the reasons […]

Special duty team will brief Cannon airmen

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Have you ever considered taking on the challenge of replenishing the ranks of the Air Force as a recruiter, or molding civilians into motivated airman as a military training instructor? How about mentoring and guiding airman as they transition from basic military training as a military training leader? The Air […]

Our people: Ticket master

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Clovis resident Pat Blanchette has been the Wildcats’ purple-wearing ticket taker at Clovis Schools sporting events for 18 years. Blanchette and her husband moved to Clovis when Tom was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in 1992. The couple’s children were small and they decided to stay in the area after he retired.

Command chief talks about new position

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Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso was selected as the command chief master sergeant for the 27th Special Operations Wing after the departure of Chief Master Sgt. William Turner in December. Caruso serves as the principal enlisted adviser to the commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing on all issues affecting […]

Monday morning briefing: An education master plan, confessions and a people’s palace

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Education master plan New Mexico’s State Master Plan for Higher Education: Building New Mexico’s Future is finished and available at www.hed.state.nm.us. HED staff visited Clovis and Portales several months ago for public input. The plan contains short- and long-term recommendations as well as highlighting […]

Press Release: Cannon’s Turner promoted to AFSOC command chief

The 27th Special Operations Wing is very pleased to announce that Chief Master Sergeant William H. Turner, Command Chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, has been selected as the next Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Press Release: Cannon's Turner promoted to AFSOC command chief

The 27th Special Operations Wing is very pleased to announce that Chief Master Sergeant William H. Turner, Command Chief of the 27th Special Operations Wing, has been selected as the next Command Chief Master Sergeant for Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Florida.

Honors — Oct. 10

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Milburn Lynda Milburn was selected Outstanding Unit Member for 2010 by the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees and Curry County Association of Educational Riterees . She is currently the treasurer of the local organization. Lynda graduated cum laude from Eastern New Mexico University with a double major in business education and secondary education with […]

Higher education master plan up for discussion at town hall meetings

Members of the public have a chance to tell state officials what they want in higher education in New Mexico. Higher Education Department Secretary Viola Florez and members of her staff are scheduled to hold town hall meetings Monday in Clovis and Portales to collect input about their state higher education master plan. “We don’t […]

Anniversaries —

Little T. Ray and Bert Little of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 1-4 p.m. on June 19 at The Master’s Center Banquet Room. The celebration will be hosted their children, Debra Wyattt and Liea Little. This will be a casual come and go event. We would love for you to come and […]

Cannon senior selects announced

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Chief Master Sgt. William Turner, left, 27th Special Operations Wing command chief and Col. Stephen Clark, right, 27 SOW commander, flank Cannon Air Force Base senior master sergeant selects, second from left, Bobbi Jo Stumpf, Roddy Martin, Robert West, Charles Nimmo, Robert McDonald, Kelby Norton, William […]

It’s their job: Florist developed passion for flowers in youth

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Name: Aileen McAlister Job: Florist Background: Twenty-eight years ago, I went to Texas for florist training before I took this job and became a master florist there. Then I returned to Portales and opened this flower shop. Now I am a New Mexico advanced master florist and a member of New Mexico State Florist Association. […]

Cannon NCOs recognized

USAF photo: Senior Airman Erik Cardenas Staff Sgt. Elizabeth DeArmond, center, 27th SOW, was promoted to technical sergeant under the Stripes for Exceptional Performer program by Command Chief Master Sgt. William Turner, left, and Wing Commander Col. Stephen Clark. 27th SOW Public Affairs Three top performing NCOs received additional stripes Jan. 15, testimony to their […]

Relay for life meeting Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico Relay for Life in Clovis is holding a team captain meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Master’s Center conference room. Teams can register at the meeting. Early bird teams are $25 for the first five. Information: relayforlife.org/clovisnm