Experts offer advice on avoiding flu

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Camellia Gallegos, a nationally certified medical technician at Clovis Family Healthcare, draws up a flu vaccine. Benna Sayyed Winter is right around the corner, temperatures are dropping and the flu season is here. Essie Means, director of Barbara Ann’s Child Care Center, is at ground zero for the battle against [...]

Pet grooming growing trend

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Alice McMath, a groomer for Pet Care in Clovis, trims a Shih Tzu named Shelby Friday. McMath said she has been in the dog grooming business for more than 20 years and sees a lot of passion in people towards their pets. Alisa Boswell Pampered pets may be the new [...]

Government not in business of parenting

Except for one new wrinkle, Destin, Fla., resident Barbara Warburton’s complaint about the television show “Family Guy” is no different from complaints that have dogged certain TV shows for decades, from the Smothers Brothers’ variety show in the ’60s to “South Park” today. She thinks “Family Guy” is offensive and un-Christian and will corrupt viewers. [...]

No matter our status, we all need Christ

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Last week, I was out shopping for a birthday gift and ran into Barbara in the town section. I had not seen her in months. She was with her 4-year-old granddaughter Maggie. Barbara and Maggie were shopping for Maggie’s birthday. Barbara had decided to let Maggie choose her own birthday gift. [...]

Anniversaries — Aug. 15

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Burrage [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Ed and Barbara Burrage of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27. They were married on Aug. 14, 1960, at the Eastern New Mexico University Baptist Student Union. They have two children, Misti Everett and Todd Burrage; and seven grandchildren. Ed is retired from Safeway and Barbara is [...]

Red hat in gray-suit world

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist “By the way, I’m not doing Christmas cards. If you want them sent, you’ll have to do it.” According to Sam Gardner in Philip Gulley’s delightful “Harmony” series, it was the same “fight” every year. Sam, pastor of the Harmony Friends’ Meeting (Quaker church) would buy four boxes of [...]

June 22, 2008 Club Notes

Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club attended its annual pilgrimage on June 10 by visiting the grounds belonging to Nick and Nancy Fischer. The Fischers moved to Curry County seven years ago from Colorado and have done extensive landscaping on their four-acre property. There are more than hundred trees of various types on the [...]

Wilson-Townsley Engagement

Carl and Penny Wilson of Tucumcari announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Elisabeth Wilson, to Barak “Chris” Townsley of Clovis. He is the son of Mike and Hope Reid of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 2, 2006, at First Christian Church at 1700 N. Main. The reception [...]

Allen, Beverly A.

Beverly Ann Allen, 68, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at her home. She was born June 29, 1937, in Des Moines, to Milton and Evelyn Longwill Bennett. She had been a longtime resident of Clovis. She and her husband owned and operated Smyth Auto Supply until their retirement in 1984. She was a member [...]

Merriman, Robert

Robert Mack Merriman, 91, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, in Holly Lake Nursing Center in Weatherford, Texas. He was born March 12, 1914, in Gordon, Texas, to John and LaMira Merriman. He married Barbara Allen Ratliff in 1939 in Strawn, Texas. He worked as a switchman for the Sante Fe railroad and retired [...]