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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Matt Hillsman, curator of the Blackwater Draw Museum, said Columbian mammoths roamed the Eastern New Mexico plains up to 10,000 years ago. A model of a older bull Columbian mammoth was built by students in the 1960’s. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Nov. 20, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Barack Obama vowed on CBS’s 60 Minutes Sunday he’ll lobby for a college football playoff to replace the current computerized BCS rankings. That’s how tenacious he is. The elections’s been over for two weeks and he’s still trying to carry the South. • The New York Stock Exchange […]

AP source: Richardson likely Commerce pick

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson had emerged as a likely pick as Commerce Secretary, according to officials. Richardson was a rival of Obama’s for the Democratic presidential nomination last winter. He dropped out after the early contests, though, and soon threw his support behind the eventual winner. It was not […]

Thanksgiving turkeys test patience

One spring when our mom bought baby chicks at the feed store my brother got some baby turkeys. He was about 10 years old, and this was his first money-making project.

Nov. 23, 2008

BEVERLY HILLS–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Dick Cheney was indicted in South Texas Tuesday for profiting from the abuse of prisoners at federal detention centers run by a private company. He owns stock in the prison company. It shows the trouble you get into when you invest with your heart. • Somali pirates […]

Nov. 21, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • Barack Obama’s interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes Sunday drew the biggest ratings for the show in 10 years. He vowed to lobby for college football playoffs and end the BCS. They’d better do what he says, starting January 20th he has the nuclear football. • Somali pirates hijacked […]

Clovis man gets 13 years for child molestation

CNJ staff A 24-year-old Clovis man was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment for child molestation, according to the district attorney’s office.Nathaniel Allen Steward pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor, court records show.According to a press release from the district […]

Rough third quarter grounds Falcons

USAF photo: Dennis Rogers Air Force freshman quarterback Tim Jefferson hands off to Falcon fullback Todd Newell during the 38-24 loss against Brigham Young University Nov. 15 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado. By Capt. Uriah Orland: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force Academy Falcons failed to […]

Voluntary Protection Program visits Cannon

Airman 1st Class James R. Bell Volunteer Protection Program members discuss current policies with members of the 27th SOAMS. One of the primary goals is to get squadrons to work together on strengthening their safety programs. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs People and safety go together, as evidenced by the […]

AFREP sustains mission, saves money

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Michael Harris, 27th SOMG, inspects a circuit card for an LCD monitor. Through the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program, airmen work with advanced machinery to detect and repair malfunctioning circuits in equipment. By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th SOW Public Affairs Most of us do not look forward […]

Commentary: Group provides weekend adventures

USAF photo: Airman Maynelinne De La Cruz Airman 1st Class Stacey Dean, 27th SOAMS, climbs up Sandia Mountain in Albuquerque on Nov. 1. By Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez: 27th SOW Public Affairs As a single, junior- enlisted airman I often ask myself the same question every Friday, “What will I be doing this weekend?” […]

Cannon EOD gives students show

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Master Sgt. Warren Downing helps Alexis Sanchez put on a 10-pound helmet which is part of the EOD bomb suit. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections For the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron on Cannon Air Force Base, dealing with robots is a daily occurrence. But for the students of James Bickley […]

CFC update

Cannon’s 2008 Combined Federal Campaign has now reached 133.3 percent or $66,625 of its goal of $50,000 and 90.4 percent of base personnel have been contacted through Nov. 16. The campaign ends on Wednesday. The CFC is the world’s largest and most successful workplace campaign. One of Cannon’s goals is to have 100 percent contact […]

Airmen clear Melrose Range

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Staff Sgt. David Hewitt, 27th SOCES Explosive Ordnance Flight, hands C-4 explosive to Airman 1st Class Nathan Baloga, also with EOD on Nov. 6. The airmen were planting demolition charges at Melrose Air Force Range as part of its annual range clearance. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: […]

Nov. 21-23 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Lakeview Terrace, PG-13 Saturday 4 p.m. — Body Of Lies, R 7 p.m. — Quarantine, R Sunday 4 p.m. — Lakeview Terrace, PG-13 7 p.m. — Body Of Lies, R Next week: Nov. 28 7 p.m. — Max Payne, PG-13 Nov. 29 4 p.m. — Secret Life of Bees, PG-13 7 […]

Girlfriends enrich life

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I come from a

Nov. 21-27 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked fish and roast turkey buffet Monday: Salisbury steak and chicken fried steak Tuesday: Italian buffet Wednesday: Carved roast beef and barbecue chicken buffet Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef

Nov. 21-27 What's Happening

Friday Turkey Shoot — Cannon Lanes. Bowl a score of 100 to win a turkey. Saturday Mystery Price Game — 5 p.m. to midnight, Cannon Lanes. participants will spin the wheel to determine game cost. Prices range from $1 to $2.25 per game.

Commentary: Americans have opportunity to serve or be served

By Capt. Tyler Moore: Cannon Connections guest columnist Nov. 8 and Nov. 11 were two very

Resources available for wounded warriors

By Brian Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance They are returning from combat in record numbers. With scars seen and unseen, wounded members of the armed services are making their way through hospitals, clinics and facilities from one side of the world to the other. Then they are on their journey through recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. The […]