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Articles from the November 24, 2012 edition

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General scandal wilder than fiction

Dear Book Publisher: Lucky day for you! I am giving you first crack at a work in progress, a story of total fiction involving national security, major military campaigns, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. OK, I... Full story

 

Election losers full of sour grapes

Taking a cue from fellow columnist and Texas Rangers fan Kevin Wilson, today I'm scattershooting about Facebook. For peace and safety, friends Avis Jones, Ron Barker, Robert Patrick and I declared a unilateral, pre-election ceasefire on political...

 

Their view: Time to put campaigns in past

New Mexico State Sen. Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas, says it's time to end political bickering. Here's a snippet from a recent column he submitted to newspapers around the state: The 2012 election was one of the most divisive, partisan and personal New...

 

Holiday poem may be a classic

"W ith greatest apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, I offer up what is destined to be another holiday classic." 'Twas the night before Thanksgiving, when all through the kitchen, Mama was busy makin' pies, the workload really had her bitchin'. There... Full story

 

Our people: Following her dream

Casey Hays taught English at Clovis High School for 11 years and then started writing her first book in 2008 shortly after she stopped teaching. Benna Sayyed: CMI staff photo Casey Hays reviews chapte...

 

Greed weakness of superstores

T he seasonal rush is once again upon us. I was standing in line for a newspaper when I overheard the two men behind me discussing Black Friday, or more significantly, their pastime on Black Friday of rising early, not so they could shop for bargains...

 

Creative Living: Quilting tips featured on show

Information on quilting tips, basic crochet stitches, and the art of perfumery will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Debbie Caffrey, Debbie's Creative Moments, will show...

 

On the shelves - Nov. 25

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Both of Us: My Life with Farrah" by Ryan O'Neal presents with candor and emotional honesty the heartbreaking story of a true Hollywood fairy tale as Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett...

 

School menus - Nov. 25

Clovis elementary schools Monday: Breakfast — Strawberry banana French toast. Lunch — Meat and cheese nachos, garden salad w/ranch, mini carrots, applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Lunch — Popcorn chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed... Full story

 

Senior happenings - Nov. 25

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis 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...

 

Anniversaries - Nov. 25

Hughes George and Ruth Ann Hughes recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. George and Ruth Ann (Sims) married on Nov. 8, 1942, in Hobart, Okla. George was stationed at Fort Sill and had a weekend pass. They got to be together for 10... Full story

 

Weddings - Nov. 25

Saltzburg Saltzburg Crystal Anne Gideon and Justin Robert Saltzburg, both of Temple, Texas, were joined in marriage Nov. 3, 2012, at Tenroc Ranch in Salado, Texas. Todd Smith performed the...

 

Greyhounds sweep Thanksgiving Classic

Junior guard Rafael Love scored a career-high 27 points, including a pair of 3-pointers to spark a crucial second-half run, and the Eastern New Mexico University men's basketball team defeated Missouri Southern State 81-61 to pull off a two-game...

 

Wayland Baptist rallies past Zias

JOSHUA LUCERO: CMI correspondent Zia senior Hannah Altheide pushes past Wayland Baptist University's Angeleigh Davis for a lay-up in the first half of the Zia's game against the WBU Queens Saturday...

 

Q&A - Portales Police Chief Doug Jones

Portales Police Chief Doug Jones has been on the job a week now. He recently sat down the PNT and offered insight about himself and what he's learned about Portales and its police department. Doug Jones Portales Police Chief What is something...

 

My Turn - Scattershooting about Facebook

Taking a cue from fellow columnist and Texas Rangers fan Kevin Wilson, today I'm scattershooting about Facebook. For peace and safety, friends Avis Jones, Ron Barker, Robert Patrick and I declared a unilateral, pre-election ceasefire on political... Full story

 

Seniors rallied team to secure title

When Elida senior Shealton Veo-Chenault arose for championship day at the state volleyball tournament last weekend, she and her teammates were brimming with optimism about what might come later. Kevin Wilson: CMI photo Elida players celebrate...

 

Editorial: Drug testing welfare clients inefficient

Starting off the early filings before the upcoming legislative session, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced their support for a bill that would allow drug testing for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and unemploy... Full story

 

Events Calendar - Nov. 25

Wednesday Free meal at St. Helen's — 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Helen's Catholic Church. Alzheimer's "Savvy Caregiver Program" — 10 a.m.-noon, Los Abuelitos Senior Center. Ends Dec. 12. Information: 505-506-3114. Book signing — 2 p.m., ENMU Sandia...

 

Local businesses to help those in need

Local organizations are working to raise money to provide gifts for those in need this Christmas. Here is a look at what organizations and agencies in Clovis and Portales are doing to brighten the holidays for others. Clovis The Clovis Police... Full story

 

Empty stocking fund - Nov. 25

Today's focus: Family G Household members: 6 Children: 4 Special circumstances: This family has just recently moved to the area to be closer to family. The family is just catching up on bills now that they are getting settled here in Clovis.... Full story

 

Otis is the best horse on the ranch

Readers send me stories and ideas for the column. Sometimes they are so good they deserve retellin' in their own words. This is Barry's tale about a "real cowboy," named Otis. Otis wore his long-sleeved shirt and long-handled underwear winter and...

 

Spouse briefs: Rivalry with father will be missed

Thanksgiving will not be the same for my family this year. For the first time in over 117 years, one of the greatest football rivalries of all time will not take place. Wherever we lived in the country as my dad was transferred from base to base, wit...

 

Holiday a time for giving thanks

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — For many, this time of year is about gathering up family and loved ones, to share and spread love along with holiday cheer. Thanksgiving is a time-honored tradition that was established to honor, bless and give thanks for...

 

Cannon announces, honors newest chiefs

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Wing leadership with the 27th Special Operations Wing took time to honor and recognized the newest Chief Master Sergeant selects at the Landing Zone at Cannon Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class Alexxis...

 

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