Ride-2-Recovery benefits wounded warriors

By 27th SOW Public Affairs The base Fitness and Sports Center will host Ride-2 Recovery on Saturday, a nationwide event that benefits wounded warriors’ mental and physical rehabilitation. Ride 2 Recovery is produced by the Fitness Challenge foundation, a non-profit organization in partnerships with the military and VA Volunteer Service Offices that features cycling as […]

Day trip: Windrush Alpacas open farm day

Courtesy photo Windrush Alpacas is located at 770 Curry Road M in Clovis. Windrush Alpacas open farm day • Location: 770 Curry Road M, Clovis • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Guided tours and educational demonstrations of alpacas and alpaca fiber products. Free light refreshments, including special alpaca bean coffee. • What […]

Officials strive to strengthen, empower military families

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — From educational opportunities to spouse employment, Defense Department officials are expanding military family support programs to better meet families’ current needs, as well as to empower them for the challenges that lie ahead, the DoD official who oversees military family programs said Feb. 17. “It’s not […]

e-books: Cannon Library adds online resources

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Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Cannon Library Director Melissa Haraughty navigates through the Tumble Books Library on one of the library’s computers. As the world turns more to digital in every aspect of their lives, they also turn to electronic books, called e-books. The Cannon Library staff hosts a tutorial about different electronic resources available at […]

Mothers, sons attend annual Winter Ball at The Landing

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Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Chuckie Kiser, 12, boogies on the dance floor with his mom, Jessica, Saturday night at the Mother and Son Winter Ball. Alisa Boswell Mothers and sons at Cannon Air Force Base spent quality time together Saturday night at the second annual Mother and Son Winter Ball held by the Community Center. […]

Air Force testing for Spice

By Gary Pomeroy: Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Air Force officials began drug testing airmen on Feb. 22 to determine whether they are using Spice — the street term for a range of designer synthetic-cannabinoid products. With the implementation of testing, officials intend to send a very clear message: use Spice, and […]

Air Commando spotlight: Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson

Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson • Name/rank: Airman 1st Class Joshua Johnson • Hometown: Mankato, Minn. • Air Force career field: Airfield management • Squadron: 27th Special Operations Support Squadron • Accomplishments: In 2010 Johnson was selected as Trainee of the Quarter (flight level), Airman of the Quarter (flight level), Airman of the Quarter (squadron […]

Stop loss claim deadline approaching

By Terri Moon Cronk: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — People whose military service was involuntarily extended or whose retirement was suspended between Sept. 11, 2001, and Sept. 30, 2009, have until March 4 to file for retroactive payments of $500 for each month of their extended service under the “stop loss” policy. The deadline […]

Veterans may be eligible for compensation

Cannon Connections staff Nearly 60,000 service members and veterans who refinanced their Veterans Affairs Department mortgage loans through Wells Fargo, Wachovia and SouthTrust will receive refunds as the result of a $10 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit, a Wells Fargo official said. Wells Fargo spokeswoman Vickee Adams said there was no way of knowing […]

Feb. 25 —

The Landing 11 a.m.: • Friday: Southern cuisine • Monday: All-American cuisine • Tuesday: Italian cuisine • Wednesday: Bistro with carver • Thursday: Mexican cuisine

Food at the speed of life: Perfection not required

I ’m not sure I know what half the recipes I try are actually supposed to taste like. I often tweak recipes to make them easier or healthier … Or I realize at an inconvenient time I don’t have an ingredient. But by and large, food is flexible if you are. Awhile back, a soup […]

It's their business: Main Street Crafters Mall

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte The crafters mall offers crafts and antiques and a sandwich shop on the second floor called the Lunch Box that offers deliveries to businesses. Main Street Crafters Mall • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday • Location: 321 Main St. in Clovis • Owner: Anna Powell • Type […]

Feb. 25 — Event listings

All times Mountain Sunday • Church of Beethoven: Chamber Music Concert 10:30 a.m. The Kosmos, 1715 Fifth St. NW in Albuquerque Tickets: $15 adults and $5 kids Information: www.churchofbeethoven.com

Feb. 25 —

Friday • 7 p.m. — True Grit, PG 13

Feb. 25 —

Friday • Youth Bowling Clinic 4 p.m. Cannon Lanes • Fiery Foods Barbecue Show registration deadline 5 p.m. ITT • Family Bowl-a-Rama 5 p.m. Cannon Lanes • Movie Night 6 p.m. Youth Center

Military mama: Store memories within, not in closet

Each year as it starts to warm up I get that urge to purge, clear out the clutter in my home. The first few bags of trash are always easy to go. This is the junk. The things that I would feel embarrassed to donate to a charity, more than likely because one of my […]

Beer pong put on hold

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Sharna Johnson The question at hand is whether it’s skill or chance that gets the little white ball across the table and into the cup. If you ask beer pong players, they will tell you most definitely skill. But the state of New Mexico isn’t so sure. Thursday the Alcohol and Gaming Division said it […]

Their view: State Bar aims to help legal professionals

State Bar aims to help legal professionals Jill Anne Yeagley, program administrator for the New Mexico Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program, talks about substance abuse among legal professionals:

Principles cannot be compromised

It is often necessary to compromise face-to-face, but to compromise when stating principles means you have none. Something I read a few days ago had someone referring to themselves as “ideologically extreme, behaviorally moderate.” I like that phrase. I am serious about libertarianism. I also know that as long as someone is not attacking anyone, […]

Senate needs to back House on recent votes

Freedom New Mexico In recent days and weeks, the House of Representatives approved four major pieces of legislation that, if they become law, could stagger the big government mindset responsible for massive deficits and draconian regulations. On three separate bills, the House overwhelmingly voted to prevent federal agencies from spending money to implement Obamacare, and […]