Nov. 27, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Sarah Palin saved a turkey at a slaughterhouse Friday. As she talked on camera about animal rights, a man behind her grabbed a turkey and cut its head off. What impresses Hollywood about Alaskans is how they always get the laugh on the first take. • General Motors […]

Nov. 26, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Twilight sold out at movie theaters this week as every teenage girl in America went wild over a vampire. Teenagers influence everybody. This week every bank in New York City is begging for an allowance without even offering to take out the trash. • The Screen Actors Guild […]

Pets make childhood memorable

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Country kids make pets of most every animal that follows them home — or they manage to capture. The first pet I remember other than the usual dogs and cats was a chicken. We weren’t always really good at coming up with names, but everybody always had one. The chicken’s […]

Payments coming from your pocket

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It was as if President George Bush became Santa Claus. An MSNBC anchor announced the president signed into law a bill that extends unemployment compensation payments to jobless Americans and said, without flinching, this is “good news.” Only mainstream nonpartisan media can carry this off. For starters, extending […]

Best gifts given aren’t bought at Black Friday

Freedom New Mexico It’s Black Friday; do you know where your Christmas shoppers are at? Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving is when the holiday shopping season moves into high gear. Today has become known as Black Friday because it’s when many American retailers start to tip over from “red” deficit spending to keep their doors […]

Despite tough times focus on blessings

Freedom New Mexico We gather today with family and friends at a difficult time in our history. The nation’s economy lags like it hasn’t since the 1930s. Thousands of Americans have lost their jobs, and many of those who are still employed worry that their positions also are in jeopardy. Then there are those families […]

Texas Christian thrashes Falcons

USAF photo: Tech. Sgt. Julie Briden-Garcia Air Force Falcon tailback Asher Clark fumbles the ball, forcing a scramble during the game. Texas Christian University beat Air Force, 44-10 in Amon G. Carter Stadium at Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday. By Maj. Brett Ashworth: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — […]

Nov. 26 -Dec. 2 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked or fried fish buffet Monday: Fried pork chop buffet Tuesday: Spaghetti and meatballs Wednesday: Carved roast beef or pork loin buffet Thursday: Mexican cuisine buffet Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak The End Zone 11 a.m.: […]

Nov. 26 -Dec. 2 What's Happening

Wednesday Wild Wednesdays — 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Cannon Lanes. All you can bowl for $6.

Police investigating Texico death

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis police Lt. Roger Grah and Dan Blair, an investigator with the district attorney’s office stand in front of a residence where a homicide occurred Tuesday night in Texico. By Sharna Johnson A man killed Tuesday night in Texico was shot during a robbery attempt, according to the Curry County […]

Caprock Inn gets makeover

Cannon Connections: Argen Duncan Southwest Carpet employee Adrian Nunez rolls up carpet removed from one of the buildings at Caprock Inn. The rooms in the building that temporarily houses mostly unmarried personnel are being redone. By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Cannon Air Force Base temporary lodging is getting a face lift. Caprock Inn Superintendent Master […]

Child’s cell phone use family matter

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Nov. 28-30 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Max Payne, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — W, PG-13 7 p.m. — The Express, PG Sunday 4 p.m. — The Express, PG 7 p.m. — Max Payne, PG-13 Next week: Dec. 5 7 p.m. — The Secret Life of Bees, PG-13 Dec. 6 4 p.m. — High School Musical 3: Senior […]

Open enrollment ongoing for civilian benefits

Air Force News Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials here announced the open season for three civilian benefit programs continues until Dec. 8. The three programs are the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, or FEHB; the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, or FEDVIP; and the Federal Flexible Spending Account, […]

Nov. 26 Cannon Community

Commissary holiday hours — The commissary will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Hounds grab first win against USW

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico junior guard Justin Reynolds maneuvers past University of the Southwest sophomore guard Cesar Cuevas during the second half of Tuesday’s game at Greyhound Arena. By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan believes it’s sometimes easier to coach after a […]

Ex-Clovis star playing in China

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent

Gas prices please residents, don’t change holiday plans

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nell Alfieri of Clovis said gas prices aren’t affecting her plans to travel to see her family for Thanksgiving. By Sarah Meyer and Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Military feature: Housing changes scheduled at Cannon

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo To provide incoming base personnel with modern housing facilities, Cannon Air Force Base is demolishing more than 200 housing units. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

Company donates to local organizations

Cummins Natural Gas Engines in Clovis recently donated $37,000 to local organizations, including the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s back pack program. The food bank donates food to needy elementary students through the back pack program, according to the New Mexico Association of Food Banks Web site. Daniel Platt, the company’s community involvement director, […]