Football playoff capsule — Nov. 29

Farwell (7-4) vs. Wellington (10-0) When: 2 p.m. (CST) today in a Class 1A Division II rregional at Kimbrough Stadium in Canyon. Last meeting: The Rockets edged the Steers 22-14 in an area round game in 2011, getting a touchdown and 2-point conversion in the final minute of play. Last week: The Steers beat Shamrock, […]

Cash, vehicle seizure laws should be nixed

A court ruling that an Albuquerque ordinance allowing police to seize and keep vehicles used by suspected drunken drivers is unconstitutional should give city officials pause to reconsider their newly passed law that allows seizure of vehicles used in prostitution cases. State District Judge Clay Campbell ruled the DWI seizure ordinance violates due process. He […]

Working holidays should be choice

Did you go shopping for early “Black Friday” specials on Thanksgiving Day? If so, what brought you to the stores? The deals or something else? Perhaps your family is unbearable and you’d prefer the company of strangers. Or perhaps they would prefer you find something to keep you out of their hair for a few hours. […]

What’s happening — Nov. 29

Friday Santa’s Arrival to the Mall — 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Pictures will begin. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids and donate one can of food to the Food Bank and Santa will give a gift bag to the children. Information: 769-2308. Saturday Chamber Poker Classic Tournament — 3 p.m., Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, Civic […]

A view from under the pew: Amos

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by flinging himself at the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. black friday woes for amos boss i was checking on the specials at sara […]

Empty stocking fund profile

Today’s focus: Family M Household members: 5 Children: 3 (ages 11, 10 and 2) Special circumstance: The family is led by a single mother, who has no job. They live with a disabled grandmother. Clothing needs: Boys clothing size 8-10, shoe size 1 and 3T, shoe size 7. Girls clothing size 12-14, shoe size 4. […]

Stories of gratitude fit Thanksgiving season

Throughout the Scriptures, we read about people who were thankful. These scripture personalities were all in different situations. Some like Job were overwhelmed with trouble and calamity. Some like the blind man was healed by the Savior. Some were simply grateful that their hunger was satisfied. In all instances, the following Bible personalities had reasons […]

Charity efforts begin

By Thomas Garcia CMI Staff Writer For many Christmas time is a busy time of year, with gift shopping and family gatherings. Additionally, many area organizations and entities are working on a variety of Christmas benefit programs in order to provide those in need some holiday assistance and cheer both locally and world wide. […]

We abandoned our strongest ally

Donald Trump is correct when he states that our foreign affairs are negotiated by fools and idiots in this country. This latest debacle negotiation with Iran just proves his statement. We get nothing for our negotiations and Iran gets billions in relief. This is reminiscent of Korea during another Democrat administration. Time and time again […]

Angel Tree at Base Exchange

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The Holidays are ripe with commercials. Even before Halloween, the ads started appearing, telling you what all kids need and that this or that gizmo will make your children happy. But, what about those who can’t afford the perfect present, or any present for […]

Tree Lighting Ceremony set for Dec. 4

By Senior Airman Ericka Engblom 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in the Landing Zone parking lot Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. at Cannon Air Force Base. The Tree Lighting will be held after the Holiday Parade which will begin at 5 p.m. and wind through Joe […]

Diamond Sharp Airmen: Accomplished aviator

Editor’s note: This feature is the thirty-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. By Airman 1st Class Eboni Reece 27th […]

Thor brings the heat in the Exchange and Marvel’s latest military-only free comic book

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs Arriving shortly after the release of Thor: The Dark World, the Asgardian Thunder God will star in the new, military-exclusive, free comic book from Marvel Custom Solutions and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. The 32-page comic features Thor defending New York City from the fearsome […]

The Exchange offering a harvest of savings before, during and after

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can spare the turkey as the Exchange carves up prices Nov. 28 – Dec. 2. The bountiful savings begin at on Thanksgiving Day with Dooney and Bourke crossbody handbags for $99 and a 14K 1 ct. TDW diamond ring […]

Commentary: Today in history: the Son Tay Raid

By Richard Shea 27th Special Operations Wing Historian Office By the spring of 1970, the North Vietnamese held more than 450 known U.S. Prisoners of War, some imprisoned for more than 2,000 days. In May 1970, reconnaissance photos revealed an active prison camp, Son Tay, believed to contain 65 U.S. POWs; 23 miles west of […]

Fishing report — Nov. 28

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 Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. […]

Opinions split on early deals

Emily Crowe and Eric Norwood CMI STAFF WRITERS As Black Friday sales crop up earlier and earlier each year, many area shoppers are planning to avoid Thanksgiving Day sales to spend time with their families. Several local retailers will open Thanksgiving evening to accommodate early Black Friday deals, including 10 stores at the North Plains […]

Friendly fire: What readers are grateful for

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Victor Leal, an Amarillo restaurant owner, plans to spend Thanksgiving with his mother Irma Leal and family in Muleshoe today. Victor Leal said he is looking forward to “seeing this saintly lady.”

Editor’s note: We asked Facebook friends to share reasons they’re thankful. Here are some of their answers: • “I am thankful for my family, especially my daughter, husband, and my grandparents. My grandparents taught me how to love, because of them I am able to teach my daughter the same values.” — Misty Cooper-Criswell, Clovis […]

Favorite memory? Making it home

Last weekend’s snow reminded me of the Thanksgiving I almost missed 33 years ago. I was a freshman at Eastern New Mexico University, and while I hardly suffered from homesickness, I was eager for my first extended holiday, especially since it was to be shared with a visiting Rotary exchange student from New Zealand. Mandy […]

Always plenty to be thankful for each year

A few things for which we are thankful on this day of Thanksgiving: • The Lighthouse Mission. For 25 years, those folks have been feeding the hungry, providing clothing and even furniture to those less fortunate. They were about the only providers for the homeless in 1988, and they’re still leaders in doing the right […]