In search of ponies: Co-worker explains dressing up pet

Sharna Johnson Once upon a time I remember rescuing a stray cat from neighborhood girls who had dressed him in doll clothes and put him in a baby stroller. From my perspective at the time, they may as well have been torturing the animal and he desperately needed my intervention. Years later dressing animals is […]

Florida strawberries featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living I nformation on Florida strawberries, using a Klic-N-Kut die cutter and transforming baby clothes into a quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. With Florida strawberries, you can enjoy a taste of summer all winter long. Sue Harrell represents the Florida […]

Raising baby chicks no easy feat

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I hear some cities are changing their covenants to allow residents to raise chickens in their backyards. It sounds great. People can have mini-farms in their backyards. I, however, don’t plan to participate because one spring and summer I was a chicken herder. My mom ordered a set of 25 […]

2010′s first baby family’s third daughter

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Laura Larko and Chris Austin welcomed their third daughter, Aaliyah Lynn Austin, at 2:19 p.m. Saturday, making her the first baby to be born in 2010 at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Laura Larko has never had a baby on her due date. With her […]

Weather service posts freeze warning

Freedom New Mexico Baby, it’s cold outside. Unseasonably cold, according to the National Weather Service, which posted a freeze warning from 9 p.m. Saturday night until 10 a.m. today for Curry and Roosevelt counties. Temperatures overnight were expected to bottom out at 29 degrees. But the wind chill from strong northeast winds of 20 to […]

State officials said it took a week to confirm local swine flu death

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Health waited a week to disclose a Roosevelt County baby died of the H1N1 virus because it took that long to confirm through testing, a department spokesman said Friday. Chris Minnick, regional public information officer for the agency, said the baby girl died Sept. 24 from the […]

Family’s weather tracking legacy honored

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Fern White, 91, looks over a San Jon weather data archive collected by her family. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In aged pencil on yellowed paper, notes about the baby’s first tooth or daily chores mingled with the high and the low temperature for the day — a history […]

June 14 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: May 27 an officer responded to an undisclosed residence for a domestic dispute. A man with blood on his shirt met the officer outside and said his baby was bleeding. Ambulance personnel arrived and treated the baby for an injury to its mouth and lip. […]

Melrose man accused of abusing 3-month-old baby

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Courtesy photo Phillip Holmes is charged with child abuse resulting in great bodily harm, a first-degree felony. He is being held at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on a $25,000 bond, jail officials said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CNJ staff A 25-year-old Melrose man is in jail, accused of abusing his baby […]

Baby born in back seat of Cadillac

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Candy McDonald gave birth to her 5-pound, 15-ounce daughter Jaliyah Marshall in the back seat of her grandmother’s Cadillac SUV Wednesday while enroute to the hospital. Mother and baby, nicknamed “Escalade” by hospital staff, are doing j By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Cadillac Escalade was the location of […]