Clovis prepares for annual cleanup

By 27th SOW Public Affairs Airmen, their families and base civilians are invited to join Clovis residents in this year’s “Great American Cleanup,” April 24. Showtime for the annual event is 7:45 a.m. at the Public Works Complex, 500 Sycamore St. (the corner of Sycamore and 5th St). Recommended items to bring include gloves and […]

April 23 -April 25 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — She’s Out Of My League, R

April 23 -April 29 What's Happening

Friday Heart Link — 8 a.m., Airmen & Family Readiness Center. Late Nighter — 9 p.m., Landing Zone. Melrose Relay For Life — Melrose High School track and football field. 5 p.m., Survivors and caregiver reception; 6 p.m., Opening ceremony. Luminaria lighting will be at dusk.

April 23 -April 29 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried fish and shrimp, baked chicken Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Meatloaf and spaghetti Wednesday: Roast beef and turkey Thursday: Barbecue ribs and baked chicken

Go paperless with TRICARE

By Mike Walbert: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX — We’ve all been there before: staring at stacks of junk mail and paper statements piled up in our mailbox or on our kitchen table. Did you know you can successfully manage your TRICARE benefits without sorting through thick piles of papers? When you “Go Green” with TriWest […]

Upcoming Officer Training School board canceled

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force Recruiting Service officials announced April 14 that they are canceling the upcoming summer Officer Training School board and possibly other future boards until further notice. The board is being canceled due to the Air Force’s recently announced overall Force Management program to reduce […]

AF officials announce uniform policy changes

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials announced uniform policy updates April 12 resulting from recent Air Force Uniform Board decisions. The following policy modifications are effective immediately, unless otherwise stated, and will be incorporated into Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Air Force Uniform Dress and Appearance. The tucking of […]

68th anniversary of Doolittle Raid marked

Freedom New Mexico Sunday marked the 68th anniversary of Doolittle’s Raid. It was the darkest period for American forces in World War II. Four months earlier, the Imperial Japanese Navy’s sneak attack on Dec. 7, 1941, had sunk most of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. On April 9, 1942, Bataan in the Philippines […]

Cannon spouse gets involved in census count

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Bethany Mueller hosted a training class in Portales April 15 for crew leaders in the area at Portales City Hall. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections When her husband was assigned to Cannon Air Force Base in October of last year, Bethany Mueller finished teaching a semester at a community college […]

Their view: Success starts with students

Success starts with students Doug Turner is a Republican candidate for New Mexico governor. Here’s what he has to say about education: “We have a moral obligation to give our children the best future possible. … Many of New Mexico’s native sons and daughters owe their success to good schools and great teachers. But not […]

Passing judgment injustice

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist No one in his right mind denies that people in commerce can become criminals. That’s because people in any walk of life can — it is a basic human capacity not only to do something wrong but to hurt others with it. No other known animal is like […]

Less government intrusion good start

Freedom New Mexico This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register.

PHS alumna honored by governor

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Jan Elliott of Clovis was selected as the 25th annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women. She has been the executive director for EMS Region III for 21 years. She will be recognized as one of 20 winners of the award at a banquet in Albuquerque May 7. One winner will be inducted into […]

Water advisory continues for Cannon

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico State environmental officials expect a boil water order at Cannon Air Force Base will be lifted by Saturday at the latest. The order was issued Wednesday after testing revealed E. coli contamination of Cannon’s water. Drinking water Compliance Operation Manager Mike Huber said Cannon has increased chlorine levels in […]

Delighted to be in His presence

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Don’t you love to be in the presence of loved ones? There is such a joy in sharing and enjoying the company. When my aunts in the rest home saw my husband and me coming to visit, their faces began to blossom and shine. My husband always kissed them hello […]

Friday morning briefing: Shakespeare and all that jazz

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Video of the Day: It’s in your backyard. Jazz it up The Eastern New Mexico University Jazz Combo/Ensemble Concert is 7 p.m. Monday at the First Methodist Church in Portales. Guest pianist is Larry Ham of New York, playing some of his own arrangements along with […]

Car trouble leaves cowboy trapped

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist It happened to Brett, a country boy in college on a rodeo scholarship. His folks sent him off to college in a well-used 3/4 ton pickup with mud and snows and a grill that looked like the gate on a Russian prison, a 16-foot stock trailer the color of camouflage, […]

My turn: What happens in Clovis stays in Clovis

On Thursday, I turned 29 again. Now comes the annual trauma of dreading the big 3-0. Brain cells are disappearing fast. Until I received her card, I forgot it was my twin sister’s birthday. I thought the green cake at work was for Earth Day. Buddies Doc Elder, John Kirby and Mike Maguire eased the […]

Press Release: Boil water advisory remains in effect at Cannon AFB

Santa Fe, NM –The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau has issued a “boil water advisory” for Cannon Air Force Base. NMED issued the advisory on April 21 after bacteriological contamination that exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level for E. coli was discovered in drinking water at the Cannon AFB. NMED requires Cannon to notify […]

Press Release: Boil water advisory remains in effect at Cannon AFB

Santa Fe, NM –The New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau has issued a “boil water advisory” for Cannon Air Force Base. NMED issued the advisory on April 21 after bacteriological contamination that exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level for E. coli was discovered in drinking water at the Cannon AFB. NMED requires Cannon to notify […]