Military mama: Catch seasonal spirit

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I’ve decided that I have a new favorite season. I’ve always been a summer girl, but I’ve come to realize that as a mom I love the fall. There is something so relaxing about the cool breezes finally taking the heat out of the day. The sun sets earlier and it becomes much easier to […]

Our people: Seasonal Santa

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis resident Jimmy Craven has played the part of Santa Claus for 12 years and, yes, the beard is real. Clovis resident Jim Craven has donned a red crushed velvet suit and a matching red hat to fill Santa’s shoes at Roden-Smith Village and about 40 other engagements during the […]

Rodeos offer good, seasonal fun

Glenda Price Summertime in the Southwest is rodeo time. We’ve got 4-H rodeos, high school and junior rodeos, high class amateur shows, punkin rollins, ranch rodeos and, of course, professional productions. In the old days we had several especially fun amateur rodeos — the kind where you can pay your entry fee and get your […]

Area farmers struggling with water restraints

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File photo Farmers in Quay County were forced to cut back even further on water last year because of low levels of Conchas Lake. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Area farmers are having to deal with water restraints limiting them to seasonal crops or even preventing them from planting crops. In Curry and Roosevelt […]

Seasonal flu vaccines available at clinic

27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Medical Group received additional seasonal influenza vaccines, and currently has injectable vaccines at the immunization clinic. Because there are several days with adjusted hours due to exercises, holidays and training in November, call your Primary Care Manager team or Immunizations at 784-4040 if you have questions.

Song serves as warning to present horrors

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist It will soon be Halloween, the unofficial kickoff of the holiday marathon season. This is the time when I encourage my freshman English classes to have fun, writing either a story or memoir of a seasonal nature. Those who have no affiliation with All Hallows’ Eve/All Saints’ Day still have […]

Schools to host flu season meeting

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Schools will be hosting a meeting to discuss plans for meeting the challenge of flu season and the H1N1 virus. The public meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Zia Elementary cafeteria, according to a news release. Schools will be conducting vaccination clinics for the seasonal flu at school sites between […]

Military officials monitor swine flu

By Lt. Col. (Dr.) Kim Bradley: 27th Special Operations Medical Group The Center for Disease Control released an alert regarding human cases of swine flu in Southern California and near San Antonio, Texas. Cases have also been reported in Kansas and New York. Typically a disease of pigs, people do not normally get swine flu; […]

Business feature: Holiday hiring season here

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Dilliard’s employees Amina Fuseini (left) and Lina Jano sort Christmas items Monday night at work. (Staff photo: Mike Linn) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer With Thanksgiving just a little more than a week away, local businesses and national retailers are beefing up their staffs in preparation for the extra work loads in the coming […]