Authorities seek vandals

Freedom New Mexico Authorities are searching for whoever drove through two New Mexico pumpkin patches and caused $4,500 in damages just weeks before Halloween. Curry County deputies say someone drove through a fence Tuesday night in Curry County and damaged the pumpkin patch and corn maze at Davis Farms. Two nights later, someone did the […]

Curry County pumpkin farms damaged

Staff and wire reports Authorities are searching for whoever drove through two New Mexico pumpkin patches and caused $4,500 in damages just weeks before Halloween.

Day Trip: Davis Farms Pumpkin Patch

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• Location: 1615 County Road N, Clovis • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The pumpkin patch features a corn maze, hay bale maze, a sea of pumpkins, pumpkin mountain, hay rides and pumpkin and gourd sales. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices? $5 • […]

Food at the speed of life: Pumpkin pancakes hearty, healthy

As a pancake fan, I was quite interested in the pumpkin pancakes Lonnie Berry, of Portales Police fame, told me about. They’re simple and healthy. Lonnie was trying out ways to use pumpkin and was pleased with the results of the pancake experiment. He says you can substitute anything for the pumpkin and suggested banana […]

Food at the speed of life: Pumpkin bread light, tasty

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Lonnie Berry of Portales recently brought something new to my attention: pumpkin cornbread. He said he got the recipe from a woman at church. I tried it. Pumpkin cornbread is easy to make, healthy and tasty. It’s low fat, and by using Splenda and making half the flour whole wheat, you get a pretty guilt-free […]

Ticket feature: Pumpkin farm offers maze of hay, mountain of pumpkins

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kenneth Davis’ Pumpkin Patch includes a hay bale maze, sea of pumpkins and a pumpkin mountain. The display is made up of 6,000 pumpkins. Freedom New Mexico Just north of Clovis, a hay bale maze leads past a pumpkin mountain on the way to a sea of pumpkins. Those are […]

Sadie

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Name: Sadie About: Sadie is very cuddly and sleeps under the covers with her head on a pillow. Her favorite food is pumpkin. Maybe that’s why her fur is orange. Owner: Cortney Graham

Students get cooking

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Neil Nguyen, left, and Olivia Reeb go over the recipe for a pumpkin dessert Monday during a project at Zia Elementary School while teacher Rose Ellen Dunn pours batter into a pan. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After tapping an egg on the corner of the table, Zack Austin […]

Pick your pumpkin

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Vivian Grimes, a reference librarian at the Clovis-Carver Public Library, makes an adjustment Thursday to one of the entries in a pumpkin decorating contest. The pumpkins were decorated by library employees and patrons can vote for their favorite pumpkin until Wednesday

Pumpkins set to soar

What is Pumpkin Chunkin? Well, take your favorite Jack O’ Lantern, place it in a sling on a man-powered trebuchet and fling that orange squash fruit as far as it will go. Come on out to Doc Stewart Park for all the pumpkin chunkin’ fun you can have and watch ‘em fly. The event will […]

10-26 Local Briefs

The Landing is now serving lunch sandwiches. Each sandwich is served with homemade French fries or chips, cup of soup or side salad and a drink for $6.95. Members First save $1. This week’s featured sandwich is a chicken veggie pita. The End Zone is holding Football Frenzy every Monday night. With the NFL Ticket, […]

Police on lookout for pumpkin smashers

CNJ Staff About half a dozen Clovis residents woke Thursday morning to discover their vehicles had been damaged by thrown pumpkins, according to police. Capt. Patrick Whitney said there were five calls from the northeastern area of town, in the area of Lew Wallace Street, Northglen and Circle Drives, reporting broken vehicle windows and other […]

Pumpkin damage reported by sergeant

CNJ Staff A Clovis police car was damaged Friday night by a tossed pumpkin, according to police reports. Around 6 a.m. Saturday, Sgt. Douglas Ford called police to report a tail light on his cruiser had been broken when someone threw a pumpkin at it the night before, the report said. Ford told officers the […]

Pumpkin crop pops up

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Rogelio Nieto, right, tosses pumpkins to Albert Lopez, left, at Davis Farms. Lopez loads the pumpkins on a conveyor belt where they are sorted. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Lining fences and decorating yards, pumpkins provide a splash of vivid color to the landscape and are a sure sign that […]

10/21 Local Roundup

Base contracting security company Cannon Air Force Base is contracting a private company to provide security at the base gates starting Dec. 1, according to Capt. Andre Kok of Cannon’s public affairs. Non-military security will be employed due to the high deployment rate of Air Force security forces and increased 911 security requirements, Kok said. […]

Weathering the storm — hurricanes have early impact on pumpkin market

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Servando Lopez (left) and Carlos Gonzales unload pumpkins from a truck to a conveyor belt to be sorted Monday afternoon at Davis Farms in Clovis. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson)photo: Sharna Jo By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Every October, Jacqueline Davis searches for the perfect pumpkin. Her mission, however, is a little different than average […]

Monster hobby

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Lisa Marrow said it took three days to decorate the inside and outside of her home for Halloween. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Ghosts hang among pots on an overhead rack, a cauldron full of candy sits atop a counter in the kitchen, a bat dangles from a light fixture, […]