Everybody’s business: Dispelling myths about tax obligations

A new year approaches and one is ending. The annual ritual of reporting income and expenses to the federal government will soon be upon us. Take time this month to prepare for tax time over the next four months. Here are a few tips that may reduce stress and dismiss myths of tax obligations. • […]

Dairy owners say drought shriveling profits

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Cass Anderson feeds cattle on his family’s dairy near Portales Thursday afternoon. Due to droughts around the West, prices for hay are up while quality and quantity are down, putting stress on dairy finances. Argen Duncan While dairy cattle are holding up well in the hot, dry weather, the drought is […]

Stress tips featured on show

Information on relieving stress, repurposing the garage and making knotted jewelry will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Laura Dellutri will head to the kitchen and show all the new things busy moms (and dads) can do to save time and stress when it comes to taking […]

Relic boxes, candy bark treats featured on program

Sheryl Borden Information on creating relic boxes, making candy bark treats and new products for relieving stress will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Crafter Marisa Pawelko will show how to create relic boxes, which are miniature time capsules that can capture special memories for any occasion. […]

PTSD disability ratings increased

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist More than 4300 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who were diagnosed in service as suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, but got low military disability ratings, have won an agreement with the Department of Defense to upgrade those ratings retroactively to 50 percent. The higher rating will represent an important win […]

High plains crops present opportunities, challenges

By Sangu Angadi: AgSense An increasing demand for healthy cooking oil (low in saturated fat) and a growing importance in biodiesel production are driving the interest in oilseed crops in the High Plains. Growing oilseed crops also offers rotational benefits including better weed management opportunities. The residual meal after extraction of oil from most oilseeds […]

Stress taking toll on U.S. military forces

Freedom New Mexico Thursday’s shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, shocked many people who might not have previously thought about just what the ongoing war is doing to the young men and women we keep sending into battle. Nearly 4,400 of them have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, and thousands more have been injured in this […]

Local non-profit offers discrete substance abuse help

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Non-profit Junctions aims to help local residents who suffer from alcohol or substance abuse issues. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The stress of deployment overseas can come with a cost to individuals and their families — not only during the time the service member is gone, but before and […]

Deployment stress results in gray hairs

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist Gray hair is taking over my dark brown head at a rapid pace. It’s an invasion that I fight with all my might, but one that is met with large obstacles, such as the expense of getting to a salon every six weeks to keep the enemy at bay. I […]

Health officials urge caution, not panic, in face of flu

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Gov. Bill Richardson spoke to a crowd of Clovis officials and media Monday morning at Clovis Community College. He said the reason for his visit was to bring the message of what the state is doing about the H1N1 virus. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer New Mexico health officials […]

Police stress importance of neighborhood watch in keeping communities safe

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Dawn Smith’s home was burglarized Wednesday. The suspect rummaged through the house, throwing the computer to the ground, stepping on the monitor and took about 50 DVDs, among other things. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer “There she is,” Dawn Smith remembers hearing as her neighbor’s young daughter […]

Officials stress high fire danger

By Argen Duncan and Sharna Johnson With wind, dry conditions and warm weather, the area’s wildfire danger is high, fire officials say. “There is a great chance, if everybody is not careful, that we could have a big grass fire again,” Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill said. Rangeland has a lot of grass […]

Reducing stress can come from massage to dog-walking

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sarah Leos, a massage therapist in Clovis, said that massages work against stress by lowering cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is known as the “stress hormone” because it is involved in response to stress. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer

July 13, 2008 Library Books

Books available for checkout at the library include: The Front by Patricia Cornwell features homicide detective Win Garano who is sent by District Attorney Monique Lamont to re-open a cold case murder of a British citizen in 1962, a crime that is also being investigated by a detective from New Scotland Yard. A Simple Wedding: […]

Added stress teaches responsibility

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Local Columnist Too blessed to be stressed. That’s a saying I’ve been seeing a lot lately. But I like it better the other way around: “Blessed to be stressed.” Why? Because as I heard a radio commentator say we’re blessed to be stressed because that means God has entrusted us with […]

Labor department employees use real-life experience to help others

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New Mexico Department of Labor employees Matthew Barela, left, and Luis Flores work with veterans at the New Mexico Department of Labor. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Matthew Barela came back home to Clovis in 1993 changed forever after his spinal cord was injured in a land mine explosion in […]

Compensation reviews cause more stress

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Ronald Nesler of Las Cruces, a Vietnam veteran rated 100-percent disabled by post-traumatic stress disorder, learned this month that his case, as decided in 1997 by the Department of Veterans Affairs, lacked documents to support the finding of service-connected PTSD. The VA regional office in Albuquerque advised Nesler in an […]