Mothers, sons attend annual Winter Ball at The Landing

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. […]

Pageant to feature mothers, daughters

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Monarch Formals coordinator Ty Caffrey helps Emily Gomez and Peytynn Gomez choose dresses for her upcoming fundraiser, a Mommy and Me pageant. Alisa Boswell Monarch Formals is kicking off its “Mommy and Me” pageant Saturday, a modeling event for mothers and daughters. The “Mommy and Me” pageant is 7 p.m. […]

Mothers share memories

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Luella Kelly works on a puzzle in her room Saturday night. Today she said she planned to spend at church and with her family. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer On Mother’s Day they think of other mothers they have known, not as a day to honor themselves. They don’t […]

Guilt shouldn’t be factor in helping

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It is a running joke, of course, concerning some mothers that they relentlessly try to instill guilt in their children along lines of, “You owe me since I brought you up.” Never mind now that bringing up children is something parents usually sign up for freely and it […]

Extension clubs more than gatherings for lonely moms

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian I always thought they were started so lonely mothers could have other women come to give them some company! And that meant us kids would have a lot of stuff to eat. (And they could make a quilt if they had time!) Now that is what I always thought. The […]

Blanket project keeps group positive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rosa Alomar, from left to right, Lucia Daniel, Donna Wilde and Jerri Miller, members of the Positive Expectations program, began making blankets about two months ago for women with children in Afghanistan. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A group of Clovis mothers are putting their hands to work to […]

Breastfeeding challenge to be held at Greene Acres Park

CNJ staff Women and babies will gather at sites around the world for the Ninth annual Breastfeeding Challenge 11 a.m. Saturday. Clovis mothers will gather at Greene Acres Park. Mothers and children at sites across Canada, the U.S. and other countries will compete to set the record for the most children breastfeeding at one time.

12-9 Library books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: How to Feed a Teenage Boy: Recipes and Strategies by Georgia Orcutt presents more than 150 recipes for simple, satisfying fare that will provide our ravenous, junk food-loving, green-phobic sons with tasty and nutritious meals for life. The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen blends past […]

Parents on their own often

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CNJ staff photo illustration: Liliana Castillo Some of the hardships single parents face are difficulties pursuing higher education, finding and keeping jobs and locating stable but affordable child care, officials said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Almost half the babies born in Curry and Roosevelt counties in 2006 were to unwed mothers and the […]

Meaning behind Mother’s Day still pertinent today

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Anna Jarvis, who between the years of 1908 and 1914 negotiated the path for making Mother’s Day a national holiday, is frequently recognized as the founder of this holiday. Beginning with an attempt to honor her own mother, the idea spread — and was fueled — by her efforts to have […]

Hospital confident in security

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A spokesman for the parent company of Plains Regional Medical Center said Monday he is confident in the modern approach the hospital takes to prevent infant abductions. PRMC has had infant safety measures in place for five years, according to hospital officials. “While the Lubbock incident has created a […]

Monkey mom keeps close contact

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Cindy Arnold feeds the spider monkeys Tuesday afternoon at the Hillcrest Zoo. Arnold raised one of the zoo’s spider monkeys after his mother abandoned him at birth. (CNJ staff photos: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The rules of the zoo are smashed by Cindy Arnold. She presses her face against the metal […]

Moms helping moms

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Racheal Irizarry, 24, snuggles with her newborn daughter, Serenity. Born in January, Serenity is Irizarry’s first child. (CNJ Staff Photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer The only child in sight is 40 days old and in the arms of her mother. A calm prevails, in spite of her whimpers and her mother’s […]

Many people owe their success to loving mothers

Freedom Newspapers Mothering babies might not seem what it used to be. We seem to see growing instances of mothers who abuse or abandon their children, whether leaving them alone at home or in hot car seats. We still hear news about spectacular cases such as that of a Texas woman, who with her common-law […]

La Leche League offers resources to mothers of all ages

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Good news for moms of all ages — “There is no right way to be a mother.” This sage advice was not uttered by an old-world guru. Nor was it passed along by a new-world medicine woman. It was shared by Kimberly Wood, mother of one with another on […]

Happy New Year, baby: Two cousins were the first Clovis babies of 1980

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer It was New Year’s Eve, 1980. Kerry Parks called her mom around midnight to tell her that her water broke. That’s when she got the news. Her then sister-in-law, Francee Garcia, was already at the hospital, and she was also in labor. “When she told me that Francee was […]

A mother’s angst

By Darrell Todd Maurina On most Sundays, Judy Tedrow’s role at Central Christian Church is to serve as youth director. This Sunday — Mothers’ Day — will be different. Judy Tedrow will lead the Sunday service in place of her husband, Pastor Larry Tedrow, and conduct a drama presentation of the role of the Virgin […]

Gold Star Mothers to be honored

By Darrell Todd Maurina Memorial Day exists primarily to remember deceased veterans, but since the end of World War I, veterans organizations have also sought to provide recognition and support to a special category of people on the “home front.” That category, “gold star mothers,” consists of mothers whose children have died while serving in […]

Children to honor moms as part of annual celebration

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Jennifer Romero laughs while she tickles her son Mason, 3, as the two enjoy some family time at home together with her daughter Erika, 10. By Mike Linn Today, sons and daughters across the country will show appreciation for their mothers and the love and contributions they provide. Flower shop owners will be working overtime, […]