Kite Karnival scheduled

Cannon Air Force Base will be hosting its annual Kite Karnival April 30 at Doc Stewart Park. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the free event is expected to offer games, food and kite-flying demonstrations. Information: 784-6381

Car show attracts auto enthusiasts

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Kenny Funchess, left, and Airman 1st class Darren Raines talk about the details of a Yamaha R6 motorcycle. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections staff writer The staff at the community center at Doc Stewart is always looking for ways to connect Cannon Air Force Base with the communities that surround […]

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Portales police searched for a man who broke into the Doc Stafford Magnolia Station earlier in the morning and saturated the interior with what police thought was as much as 20 gallons

Some big guys I’ve known

By Glenda Price In the old days some people were “fat,” and fat people were jolly. “Obese” wasn’t even a word then, although I guess Big Henry who lived not far from our place would have qualified. He took the front seat out of his car and sat in the back seat to drive. I […]

Pumpkins set to soar

What is Pumpkin Chunkin? Well, take your favorite Jack O’ Lantern, place it in a sling on a man-powered trebuchet and fling that orange squash fruit as far as it will go. Come on out to Doc Stewart Park for all the pumpkin chunkin’ fun you can have and watch ‘em fly. The event will […]

Ghost stories scarier when based in reality

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Ghost stories, good ghost stories with actual historical characters, are hard to come by and even harder for some of us to remember. I never had a really good one until a few years ago. But the following ghost tale really happened one blustery fall near a historic gravesite. […]

The final salute Base renders honors to lifelong supporter

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The Cannon Air Force Base community remembered Ernest O. “Doc” Stewart and his contributions at a memorial service March 2. Mr. Stewart, 81, died February 27. Ms. Janet Taylor-Birkey Men and women of Cannon Air Force Base gathered with family members and military dignitaries from around the world March 2 to commemorate the life of […]

Cannon loses great friend, staunch supporter

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In January Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. John Corley presented Doc Stewart with the Air Force’s nomination for the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Humanitarian Award in honor of Doc’s 50+ years of support of Cannon and the Air Force. Ms. Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon Air Force Base bids farewell to long-time friend, Ernest […]

Stewart’s life of civic pride celebrated

By Marlena Hartz He is the commander of more than 1,000 aircraft and the leader of more than 100,000 men. But Thursday at the memorial service of Ernest “Doc” Stewart, he simply mourned the loss of a friend. On bended knee, Gen. Ronald Keys gently handed Stewart’s wife a meticulously folded American flag. It was […]

Area civic leader, businessman Doc Stewart dies at 81

By Marlena Hartz With a bellowing laugh, a deep voice and a stature to match at 6 feet 4 inches, Ernest “Doc” Stewart commanded attention. But it was his good nature that won the friendship of some of the most influential men in the military and steered a course for Cannon Air Force Base. Stewart, […]

The ‘Doc’ is in

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Clovis businessman Ernest O. “Doc” Stewart’s support of Cannon for more than 50 years earned him the Air Force selection as the nominee for the armed forces Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award in Washington, D.C. Janet Taylor-Birkey Clovis leader’s support for Airmen remains unabated for 50 years With a laugh as big […]

Stewart honored by Pentagon

Freedom Newspapers WASHINGTON — Longtime Clovis civic leader Doc Stewart on Monday received the 2005 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award in a ceremony at the Pentagon. Stewart, who has been a community leader in Clovis for almost 40 years, was selected for the Air Force award for his contributions and support for […]

Haggard coming to Clovis

Freedom Newspapers Doc Stewart Park will be the landing site for Merle Haggard’s Third Annual UFO Music Fest on July 3. Cannon Air Force Base marketing department officials confirmed the Grammy Award winner and Hall of Fame country singer is coming to Doc Stewart Park, but said they did not have any further information. The […]

Side effects might not be worth the cure

By Bob Huber I’ve been out of focus the last few days — a flu bug bit me — but I’ve kept busy wallowing in self pity and researching the bad side effects of medicines I saw advertised on television. When you have the flu, you do silly stuff like that. What I really wanted […]

Cannon hosts tribute to Dos Stewart

Darrell Todd Maurina Cannon Air Force Base commander Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates knew Doc Stewart was popular at the highest levels of the Air Force. So when Cannon decided to host a reception for Stewart on Friday evening, Yates asked 15 Air Force generals formerly connected to Cannon to write letters he could read at […]

Doc Stewart deserving thanks from region

One of eastern New Mexico’s more prominent citizens will receive a public thank-you today. Few are more deserving than Doc Stewart. The longtime area car dealer and Committee of Fifty member will be recognized at a reception — open to all — from 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Landing at Cannon Air Force […]

City honors ‘citizen of the century’

Jack King Mayor David Lansford and the Clovis City Commission will declare Friday “Doc Stewart Day” at the City Commission meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in the North Annex of Carver-Curry Public Library. Gov. Bill Richardson plans to attend the commission meeting to recognize Stewart’s many efforts on behalf of the community, his office said […]