July 23 Cannon Community

Lifeguards sought — The search is on for Liberty Pool lifeguards to extend the swim season here. The current lifeguard crew consists of students who will return to college shortly and replacements are necessary to extend the season to Oct. 17. If replacements cannot be hired, the pool will close for the season in August. […]

Airmen join community in garden project

USAF photo: Greg Allen Airmen from the 33rd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon build a chicken coop for Gabriel’s Garden, a community project that provides fresh vegetables and eggs for the needy. The garden is the idea of Clovis resident Lori Yanez who named it after her deceased husband, Gabriel, who envisioned a garden that […]

Day trip: Ranch offers taste of ‘old west’

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Brad Cooper: Grindstone Graphics and Marketing A mock gunfight begins at the Flying J Ranch in Alto. The act is part of a nightly event which includes a chuckwagon supper and live music from the Flying J Wranglers. Place: Flying J Ranch Location: 6 Flying J Road in Alto. Take U.S. 70 towards Roswell, then […]

Navy veteran recounts service overseas

Courtesy photo Jim Warnica, second row, second from left, with his CIC unit after returning from Okinawa, Japan in 1946. By Jared Tucker: Cannon Connectiosn staff writer Jim Warnica was enlisted in the Navy Reserve from 1944 to 1946. When were you born, and where? July 31, 1926 in Clovis. We lived in Portales, but […]

DoD commits to disabled veterans’ businesses

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials are committed to providing service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses with contracting opportunities, and are closer to its goal of awarding 3 percent of department contracts to such businesses, the acting director for the Pentagon’s Small Business Programs Office said […]

Acquisition reform plays key role in cost savings

WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials have the opportunity to save billions of taxpayer dollars through acquisitions reform, but only if they grow their workforce with the right federal workers in place to oversee contracts, a senior Pentagon official said July 15. “There is a significant opportunity to save billions of dollars, but only if we […]

July 23 -July 29 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried flounder, shrimp scampi and baked chicken. Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Mexican cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and barbecue beef cubes. Thursday: Beef stroganoff and baked chicken

Food at the speed of life: Friends step in, offer pointers for cooking

In a mini-quest for kitchen wisdom, I asked around in the family, at the office and on Facebook. Here are a few pointers: • In this area, use high altitude directions to heat frozen pizza and make baked goods. • Don’t salt food before you microwave it because the food will dry out. • Substitute […]

Hiring authority expanded to certain cybersecurity jobs

By April Rowden: Air Force Personnel Center RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force managers hiring civilian federal employees for certain cybersecurity positions have been authorized to use the streamlined Schedule A hiring authority to help expeditiously fill more than 680 positions. The Department of Defense grants the use of Schedule A in specific […]

Military mama: Family most important duty for Air Force wife

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I’ve been “married to the Air Force” for six years now, and a mommy for 4 1/2 years. Yet, I still would consider myself as a mediocre military mom at best. I’m not a cook, unless it comes from a box with a recipe. I tend to be at a loss in the kitchen. I […]

July 23 -July 25 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — The Karate Kid, PG

July 23 -July 29 What's Happening

Friday Cannon’s Fastest Man and Woman — 7 a.m., base track. Free movie and popcorn — 2 p.m., Portales Public Library. Featured movie will be “March of the Penguins.”

Police investigating woman’s death

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Jared Tucker Portales police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old woman found outside her residence in the 1200 block of North Avenue A. Angel Vale, 22, of Roswell was found by co-workers early Thursday evening, Berry said. Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry said the death is being investigated as a homicide because there is […]

Home construction sets record

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Jared Tucker What’s the best way to combat a nationwide economic downturn and a falling housing market? Build new homes and remodel existing ones, according to city and real estate personnel. Portales Planning Director Sammy Standefer said Portales set an all-time record in the 2009-2010 fiscal year for new home construction and for additions and […]

ENMU’s Poku nominated for ‘Good Works’ team

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University senior wide receiver Jesse Poku has been nominated for the 2010 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works team, based on performance on the field and community contributions off it. Poku, from Murphy, Texas, was among the leaders in receptions and yards receiving in NCAA Division II last […]

My turn: Motorist ends up on YouTube in roundabout way

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I’ve done pretty dumb things behind the wheel of a car in the past. But I have never tried driving through the center of a roundabout, like the guy in this video. A church in Clovis has a camera facing the intersection of Llano Estacado and Norris streets, directly on the roundabout. And personally, I’d […]

Lawyer indicted on trafficking charges

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County grand jury indicted a local lawyer July 16 on felony drug trafficking charges, according to a news release issued Thursday by the Roosevelt County Sheriff. Nettie M. Griffin, 50, is charged with two counts of trafficking controlled substances, a third-degree felony. Police said the indictment stems from an investigation […]

Horses have their hangups

The owner told Warren that Della had a reputation of being hard to shoe. She was an 18-year-old mare whose foals were sought after for the cutting genes she passed down. He had been offered $50,000 for her but declined. He wanted her shod. Since Warren did the shoeing, he was chosen to confront her. […]

Friday morning briefing: A good bet and milk magic

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. A good bet You can’t say Sean Sena, 23, of Clovis doesn’t know a good bet when he sees one. Or that he isn’t willing to race into marriage. Sena recently proposed to Laura Gulley, 21, using the infield message board at Ruidoso Downs. […]

Angels watch over us

Did you know God has angels watching over you? I love to read in Psalm 91:11 that: “He shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” (NKJV) I shall never forget an experience […]