Guest will give tips on wall stencils

Information on stenciling on walls and making duck tape pouches will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Jaime Alcorta, owner of Walls of Art in Lubbock will show how to add random raised stenciling to walls for extra impact. Many popular fabrics […]

Anniversaries: Aug. 26

Howl Glen and Candy Howl of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24. The couple was married on Aug. 24, 1962, in Portales. They have two children and two grandchildren. She is a retired elementary school teacher after 41 years. He is a retired school administrator after 41 years.

Engagements: Aug. 26

Rucker-Aday Billy and Sherry Rucker of Clovis announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tanisha Rea Rucker of Farmington, to Curtis Geoffrey Aday of Farmington, son of Dr. Joe and Debra Aday of Las Cruces. The couple will exchange their vows on Oct. 6, 2012, at Vallecito Lake, Colo. The bride-elect will graduate […]

Reunions: Aug. 26

Field Community The Field 25th biennial reunion was held Aug. 10 at the Field fire station Aug. 10. There were 75 people in attendance. Visiting and picture viewing began at 1 p.m. The business meeting was held at 5:30 p.m. with Jacob Moberly acting as master of ceremonies. The classes of 1942 to 1952 and […]

School menus: Aug. 26

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast scramble. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad w/ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed green salad, apple, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Homemade meat and bean burrito, salsa, celery sticks w/ranch, chilled […]

Reality TV exploiting our children

Last week, this column broached the idea of silent children, the children who, emotionally, disappear or become invisible in a number of ways. They are physically present, but are discounted to the point where they are, for all intents and purposes, "gone." This week leads me to deal with another serious subject, also in the […]

Swallows won’t be gone for very long

Just when I was beginning to think it was safe to go out on the front porch again — they're back. Several years ago I wrote about the barn swallows nesting on my front porch and how I put up with the mess for the sake of the birds. After the birds migrated off that […]

State police seek missing laptops

The New Mexico State Police is looking for information regarding a reported theft of laptop computers in San Jon. According to a release from the NMSP, a truck driver reported on the morning of Aug. 12 that his vehicle, which was parked at the Fast Stop Truck Stop in San Jon, was broken into during […]

McGee: Too little, too late for garden

The Lady of the House tore up her garden last week. She had been threatening and threatening but I never thought she'd really do it. She started gardening when we met almost 10 years ago. You should know she takes this stuff seriously. The Lady of the House loves her gardens. On cold winter days […]

In search of ponies: There are reasons dogs chase their tails

Everybody loves a tail chaser. C'mon, admit it. You know you laugh when they turn in those tight little circles, round-and-round, over-and-over again at a dizzying speed. Apparently it's "normal" to laugh. Of course people know on some gut level that spinning around in circles trying to catch one's own backside is a bit redundant […]

Fishing report: Aug. 24

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Behind the scenes: Airmen bear arms

Editor's note: This feature is fifteenth in a series of Air Commando highlights at Cannon. The work bench is lined with tools and metal components in varying sizes and shapes. There is an acrid smell lingering in the air slowly mixing with the metallic one emanating from the scattered, unassembled pieces on the work station. […]

Women offering Bible studies for military spouses

Military wives Danielle Cowart and Leslie Scott are expanding the amount of support and resources they offer to military spouses at Cannon Air Force Base. In February, the women facilitated a study and support group entitled "Loving Your Military Man" at Central Baptist Church in Clovis, focusing on the challenges that come with being a […]

Home away from home

Annemarijn Bruimsma, 18, of the Netherlands, sat in the living room of Staff Sgt. Jack Manigold in Chavez West, munching a waffle cone cookie with caramel in the center. Alisa Boswell: CMI staff photo Annemarijn Bruimsma, 18, left, of the Netherlands, plays Monopoly with her temporary American parents, Jack and Stacey Manigold, at their home […]

Sniffing out crime

Crime happens in many forms and often requires all five senses to solve, but sometimes all that is needed is a good nose. USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley U.S. Air Force military working dog Suk waits to begin a day of training and patrolling Aug. 15 at Cannon Air Force Base. Military working dogs […]

A page from the past: Growing with the gunship

When the 16th Special Operations Squadron first came to Cannon Air Force Base they brought an aviation powerhouse — the AC-130H Spectre gunship, and a man with an extensive knowledge that comes from being on a gunship nearly since its inception. USAF: Airman 1st Class Xavier Lockley Barry Wilkins, 16th Special Operations Squadron, poses next […]

New school year begins for students

A new school year has officially kicked off for dependents within the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base. USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons AbascalChildren gather for daily breakfast at the Child Development Center Aug. 20 at Cannon Air Force Base. The CDCs provide care to children within the Cannon community and […]

Ask Coach Ken: Fitness requires practice, dedication

Editor's note: Coach Ken is a series of fitness tips and race experiences to motivate and educate airmen to become more physically fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Capt. Ken Corigliano is a tri-athlete with the Air Force team and a nationally-certified coach. Fellow Air Commandos, you can have outstanding fitness, but you must train […]

Movie schedule: Aug. 24

Friday 7 p.m. — Katy Perry: Part of Me, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — Katy Perry: Part of Me, PG-13 7 p.m. — Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, R Sunday 4 p.m. — Katy Perry: Part of Me, PG-13 7 p.m. — Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, R Admission is $.99 Information: 784-3331

What's Happening: Aug. 24

Friday The Final Movie 9 a.m. Community Trainint Room Friday Social Hour 4:27 p.m. The Landing Zone Art Gallery 5 p.m. Youth Center Trivia Night with Mission Improvable 9 p.m. The Drop Zone Saturday Mini-Triathlon 8 a.m. DZ Pool Intro to Leathercraft 2 p.m. Community Center Cosmic Family Fun Night 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes Sunday […]