Public safety stressed for holiday

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Local law enforcement is preparing for Halloween and will be out in force Friday night. City and county plans to conduct DWI saturation patrols. “(Residents) will definitely see more officers than normal,” Capt. Patrick Whitney said, explaining the patrol will be from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. “We strongly […]

Halloween a chance to enjoy childhood, not practice immaturity

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Yearly the debate comes around, well under way by this time. What is good, what is bad, what is acceptable, what is not, in terms of celebrations of Halloween, aka. All Hallow’s Eve — the night before All Saints’ Day? So much returns to individual ethics or taste and, incredibly, […]

Kosamus Kakashi

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This was at the CUB at ENMU for a Halloween party. I won $50 for this costume of Hatake Kakashi from Naruto.

Halloween hijinks

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Seven-year-olds Colter Figg, left, and Max Rowley visit the house of Lisa and Ray Dant Wednesday. This was Colter’s first year trick-or-treating and he said he was having fun. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Lisa and Ray Dant take great care in decorating their house to make it spooky. […]

Hospitable Halloween

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo James Rooney, 4, waves a state police sticker Tuesday at Plains Regional Medical Center. The sticker came in a treat bag from community members. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Community members surprised children in Plains Regional Medical Center’s pediatric ward Tuesday with Halloween treat bags. Suzanna Cantu, who coordinated […]

ENMU hosting two Halloween presentations

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico The origins of Halloween are vastly different from the holiday celebrated today in America, according to an Eastern New Mexico University history professor. He promises to enlighten people on the holiday’s origins and myths in a noon lecture today in the Sandia Room at the Campus Union Building at […]

Trick-or-treating, generosity don’t mix

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House is frustrated. She can’t find just the right things she needs to dress us up for a Halloween party. “We could keep it simple,” I said. “We both tie on a box of corn flakes then stick a butcher knife in each box.” “What kind […]

Halloween candy should bear warning

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Diet commercials used to start in January, after people gained five pounds from holiday binging. Now they begin before the Thanksgiving turkey. Maybe they should run before Halloween. That’s when sweets appear in bulk. Halloween is like the pre-holiday kick-off, but there are no fat busters screaming over the television […]

Holiday safety tips important

Halloween, the one night of the year where children and adults get dressed up, try to scare each other and get an old fashion sugar buzz from all the candy they collect, is quickly approaching. The men and women of the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron along with support from local volunteers will have […]

Oct. 23, 1977

Halloween costumes such as Raggedy Ann, Bozo and Spiderman were on sale at Kmart for $1.33. … Linda Crowl, Clovis High School student, was the winner of a writing contest sponsored by The National Council of Teachers of English. … A two-story home at 1307 Sheldon St. could be purchased through Lariat Realty for $17,000.

Halloween simply about fun

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Once upon a place and time, there was a magical, charming, innocent world. The autumn days would follow frosty nights, moving from jacket to shirtsleeves to jacket again, and the buckeyes and acorns would leap from the trees into the waiting paws of squirrels or little boys who threw them […]

Officials pushing Halloween safety

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Area law enforcement agencies are determined to limit contact Tuesday between convicted sex offenders and Halloween trick-or-treaters. Sex offenders on probation in Curry County will be required to post a sign identifying their residence as a home of a sex offender, according to Curry County probation and parole supervisor […]

Halloween should hold fun for all

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist In the town of Salineville, gateway to Ohio’s share of the Appalachian Mountains, where I served my student ministry internship, the main street of town winds from one end of the village to the other, east to west. Like the stream whose bed it follows. It was not surprising, then, […]

Halloween brings out the trickster in many

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist First they shut down daylight-saving time. Two days later they celebrate Halloween. Is that a conspiracy or what? The mystery is, who’s behind it? Here at the Academy for Thorny Plots I’ve researched that question, coming quickly to the conclusion that in both cases I need a government grant for […]

Ghostly tales don’t have to be reserved for Halloween

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The other day one of my great-grandkids asked me, “Grandpa, tell me a ghost story!” Well, maybe when Halloween rolls around the last day of this month, I might do that. The story I must tell you now would make little kids scream and faint. The Wailing Woman is one […]

Safety manager pushes for safe Halloween

Airman Thomas Trower With more than half of the nation’s traffic fatalities over past Halloween weekends related to alcohol, Mr. Richard Peterson, 27th Fighter Wing ground safety manager began a strong push toward a safe Halloween season and to remind all party-goers to always remember to designate a sober driver. “Halloween is most often thought […]

Halloween meanings vary among people

Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist Halloween can mean different things to different people. I’ve learned there are folks who think Halloween is a time for mischief or time for a good party. There are those who don’t care about Halloween and those who think there is something sinister about the last night of October. I once […]

Halloween happenings

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Sandia Elementary second grader Anysnah Quintero points to her favorite pumpkin, decorated as an apple with a worm, Wednesday at school. The pumpkin decorated by kindergartner Kyli Osborn took second place. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) The word Halloween is a contracted version of All Hallows Eve and actually has origins tracing back to the Catholic […]

Cousin avenges pranksters

Bob Huber: Local Columnist When I was a kid, Halloween was the high-water mark on the calendar of my life. Oh sure, I fiddled with Christmas to please parents, but Halloween allowed me to shake down neighbors, tip over outhouses, and remain anonymous. Costumes were no big problem. They were made from feed sacks, worn […]

Area clothing merchants see march of Halloween purchases

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Amanda Bohannan, left, and Stephanie Johnson, both of Clovis, look for Halloween costumes Friday at Joy’s Costume in Clovis. The girls were looking at the possibility of being Wilma and Betty from the Flintstones. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Two decades ago, it was E.T. Last year, it was Spiderman. This […]