Airman takes part in family tradition

Editor's note: This feature is the ninth in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The Airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where Airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for their hard work and achievements. CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — "When a […]

Program aims to instill love of reading

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The library at Cannon Air Force Base, played host Dec. 12 to several joyous young readers. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Ericka Engblom Melissa Haraughty, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron head librarian, reads aloud during Toddler Time at the Base Library Dec. 12 at Cannon Air Force […]

Flu season peak around the corner

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The common cold and the flu are contagious respiratory infections that affect millions annually and members at Cannon Air Force Base are no exception. U.S. Air Force illustration: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal Vaccination is the best protection against the cold and flu, which are contagious respiratory infections that can […]

How well do you know your first sergeant?

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE —1 Diamond Notes is typically a monthly column from the 27th Special Operations Wing's first sergeants. This month's has been written on their behalf. The first sergeant is a special leadership position held by senior noncommissioned officers. They report directly to the commander as his or her adviser concerning the enlisted […]

Free class offered at Auto Skills Center

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Keith Robertson, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron skills development manager, will be teaching a free class on the theory of brakes and how to identify problems from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Auto Skills Center Jan. 10. at Cannon Air Force Base. Courtesy illustration: Desiree Montenegro Take advantage of […]

Creative Living: Flower arranging tips featured on show

I nformation on choosing all natural, whole foods and flower arranging will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Michelle Dudash is a registered dietitian, chef and author as well as the spokesperson for The California Raisin Marketing Board in Sacramento, Calif. The […]

School menus – Jan. 6

Clovis elementary schools Monday: No school Tuesday: Breakfast — Chicken biscuit. Lunch — Sloppy Joe on a bun, tater tots, green peas, grape tomatoes w/ranch, chilled peaches. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Bean and cheese burrito w/salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce, tomato, orange halves. Thursday: Breakfast — Banana bread. Lunch — Corn dog, baked […]

Senior happenings – Jan. 6

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 1 p.m., bingo and refreshments at Los Abuelitos, Portales Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments Thursday: 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

On the shelves – Jan. 6

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Finding Casey" by Jo-Ann Mapson, Contemporary Native American Artists by Ken Lingad, "Working the Land" by Sandra Schackel, "Into the Heat" by Cindy Bellinger, and "The Step-By-Step Guide to Playing World's Best 250 Card Games" by Jeremy Harwood were given by Dennis and D'Ann Spinks in […]

Every culture has criminal element

Sometimes it pays to listen to the radio in the car. Being a serious Sirius aficionado, I usually do not tune in to regular broadcasts. Perhaps, as I discovered while using my wife's car to move items, I should listen more often. Had I not done so, I would not have heard the NPR story […]

Time to live up to friend’s teaching

With my NFL team on a bye week in the playoffs this weekend I jumped at the chance to go bird hunting. By the time you read this the great wild goose chase of 2013 may well be over. It started with a call from my brother that was prompted by a call from one […]

Our people: Landscape artist

Portales' Jon Birdsong has been a painter for more than 40 years and has taught art to grade school students in Amarillo, Hereford, Canyon and Austin, Texas and Portales. Birdsong is a watercolorist who primarily paints wildlife and landscapes but also dabbles in acrylics. His focus is now the New Mexican southwest. Benna Sayyed: CMI […]

Clovis overcome early Storm surge

Rio Rancho Cleveland took an early 7-0 hit from Clovis High's girls Friday night, then knocked them back on their heels a bit with the next 11 points. Eventually, though, the Class 5A top-ranked Lady Wildcats had too much for the Storm and improved to 12-1 for the season with a 64-33 victory at Rock […]

A time to give

'Tis the season for giving, still. With all the new gear, appliances and other gifts you received over the holidays, it probably replaced things you already had. CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway Jeffrey Vasquez with the Lighthouse Mission in Clovis hauls donations of clothes and other goods into the Lighthouse building Friday. Mission director Richard […]

Preview capsule: Texas Woman’s at ENMU women

Texas Woman's (3-8, 1-4 Lone Star Conference) at ENMU (2-10, 1-3) • When: 2 p.m. Saturday at Greyhound Arena • Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9 • Last time out: The Pioneers lost on Thursday at West Texas A&M 65-51. ENMU hosted Midwestern State on Monday and came away with a 70-62 victory. • Last season: The teams […]

McGee: National humor has been whittled away

A few weeks ago a guy created a stir at the Miami airport. He was asked if he had any hazardous materials in his luggage. His answer was, "Dynamite." He was arrested. He said he was just joking. It reminded me of my lesson that one doesn't kid around at entryways to U. S. Military […]

In search of ponies: Third-party resolutions have more chance of success

Sometimes all that is needed is a little perspective shift, after all, no one wants to be part of the 92 percent statistically doomed to fail, especially when making New Year's resolutions and striving to be one of the 8 percent who succeeds appears a realistically challenged endeavor. In fact, of the 45 percent of […]

Prep preview: Las Cruces at Clovis boys

Las Cruces (7-4) at Clovis (7-3) 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Rock Staubus Gym • On the air: KCLV-AM 1240, KTQM-FM 99.9 • Last time out: Clovis has been idle since a 72-62 defeat to Trent Internationale in the Southwest Dairy Farmers Classic title game Saturday. The Bulldawgs, who defeated Santa Teresa 71-42 Saturday, will be coming […]

Pakistani girl shot by Taliban leaves UK hospital

LONDON (AP) — A 15-year-old Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for promoting girls' education has been released from a Birmingham hospital to live with her family, doctors said Friday. This photo made available by Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, England shows Malala Yousufzai saying goodbye as she is discharged fromthe hospital to […]

Thursday area prep summaries – Jan. 3

Thursday Boys Grady 81, Gateway Christian 60 Grady (5-4) — Adam Lunsford 16, Kolby Valentine 13, Trenton Jones 10, Rayn Bone 2, Trenton Lee 11, Jay Faust 10, Tucker Northcutt 19. Totals 34 7-13 81. Gateway Christian (3-6) — Andrew Meeks 22, Abel Gayton 4, Caleb Raney 2, Anthony Sanchez 3, Tucker Bruns 3, Cort […]