Area families share Thanksgiving traditions, recipes

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Lori Robbins moves a fresh batch of pork tamales from the pot to a platter Friday at her home in south Clovis. Alisa Boswell Thanksgiving is the time of year treasured for memories of holiday traditions and family legacies. With this in mind, Freedom New Mexico decided to […]

Shipping deadlines for holiday mail upcoming

Freedom New Mexico: Kevin Wilson Druanne Turner of Pack & Mail readies a package Friday afternoon at the store. She was packing locally-made salsa and chips, and said the shipment required dividers to protect the chips from being crushed.

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The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Southern cuisine Monday: All-American cuisine Tuesday: Italian cuisine Wednesday: Carving station Thursday: Closed for holiday

Holiday happenings — Oct. 31

The following is a list of local holiday happenings today: • Parkland Fall FestivalWhen: 6-8 p.m.Where: Parkland Baptist ChurchCost: Free • Harvest CarnivalWhen: 7:30-9 p.m.Where: Faith Christian Family ChurchCost: Free • Trinity Assembly of God Harvest FestWhen: 6-8:30 p.m. Where: Trinity Assembly of God, 601 S. Ave. B., PortalesCost: Free • Trick or Treat at […]

Press release: Halloween holiday safety reminder for pedestrians and drivers

Local fall festival schedules

The following is a list of local holiday happenings this weekend:

Halloween chance to be child-like

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Halloween is my favorite holiday. I’m not pressured to buy a gift for anyone, it’s okay for me to wear ragged clothes and for my hair to look scruffy. I can pretend to be everybody’s worst nightmare for a few hours. Really. What’s not to like? I grew up […]

Postal service sets holiday mail deadline

By Cheryl Pellerin: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The recommended mailing deadline for sending economy-priced holiday packages to servicemembers in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places around the world is Nov. 12, officials at the U.S. Postal Service say. “Shipping holiday packages early helps ensure that they arrive in time for the holidays,” Pranab Shah, […]

2010 holiday greetings teams ready to travel

USAF photo: Tech. Sgt. Sean Worrell Erich Schwab walks Staff Sgt. Antwoin Prater through the process of filling out a holiday greetings card during a practice session at the Defense Media Activity on Sept. 7 in San Antonio. By Rich Lamance: Joint Hometown News Service SAN ANTONIO — Before candy gets stocked in supermarkets for […]

Holiday used as day of rest by many residents

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Three-year-old Nathaniel DeHoog takes a turn on the slide Monday afternoon at Greene Acres Park. Nathaniel’s grandparents said they took him to the park for the afternoon so he could burn off some energy. Sharna Johnson For some area residents, Labor Day is a day to spend with the family […]

Police: Holiday stabbing spills over at store

A man stabbed during a Fourth of July fight at Greene Acres Park was stabbed again Saturday night during a fight at Clovis’ Wal-Mart, said the Clovis Police Department. Chief Steve Sanders said Carlos Lopez is in stable condition at Plains Regional Medical Center and the suspect has been taken into custody. Lopez, 26, received […]

Tax-free shopping holiday starts today

Liliana Castillo New Mexico’s annual tax-free holiday runs today through Sunday and local and corporate businesses in Clovis and Portales are stocking up to deal with the rush. This weekend, New Mexico shoppers get a break from gross receipts tax on: • all clothing and shoes under $100 • school supplies under $15 • computers […]

May 28 -June 3 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried fish, fried shrimp and baked chicken. Monday: Closed for Memorial Day holiday. Tuesday: Cajun cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: Oriental cuisine

Another holiday commercialized

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist I don’t guess I’ve ever had a day off work for Presidents Day, though as I remember we did get George Washington’s birthday off when I was in school. Back in the dark ages, when I first started school, we didn’t have federal holidays on Mondays and we […]

Education digest: Schools closed for holiday

Schools closed for holiday Area schools will be closed Monday for President’s Day. Clovis Municipal Schools central office is also closed.

Holiday safety results released

American Forces Press Service KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force had the lowest recorded number of private motor vehicle fatalities during the Thanksgiving-to-New Year’s time frame — one — to include the lowest number of automobile fatalities — zero. It was also the first time in 13 years the Air Force did not […]

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday closings

The following are closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday:

Police identify suspects in holiday crime spree

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ollie Hall of Clovis points out plastic he applied to his Chevrolet Suburban as a temporary replacement for his rear window. Hall said it will cost about $375 to replace the window, one of at least 60 shot out during a holiday weekend crime spree. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff […]

Post-holiday sales, exchanges brisk

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Lee Conder of Ozona, Texas looks over boots Saturday at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis.Conder was one of hundreds of shopper who hits stores the day after Christmas to take advantage of sales or exchange gifts. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Business was brisk the day after Christmas for […]