2/26 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor Exercise. Wednesday: 9:30-10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 10:30 a.m.; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. Refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 — Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. […]

New addition to goat family came in with clamor

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local columnist My four goats were on fire. Or dying. Or on fire and dying. There would be no other way to explain the mind-splitting bleats coming from the goat pen that sunny New Mexican afternoon. Being the good goat mom, I immediately ran outside with a bucket of water and that […]

2/19 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance Tuesday: 12 p.m. — Luncheon – Provided by Center; 1:30 p.m. Fun Walk Wednesday: 9:30-10:30 a.m — Blood sugar checks; 10:30 a.m; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m Refreshments […]

Blood donors give and feel good

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Plains Regional Medical Center employee Diana Garcia-Romero, left, waits to donate blood as United Blood Services Donor/Care Specialists Teresa Lara, center, Belen Rodriguez, right, check Garcia-Romero’s veins. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Reclining in a chair with a needle tapped into his vein, Art Smith embodied altruism. He joined […]

2/12 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 — Blood pressure checks. 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Board of directors meeting. 11 a.m — Senior membership meating. Noon — Valentine luncheon Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m — Blood sugar checks. 10:30 a.m — Heath issues with Margie. […]

Bedbugs bite nobly in pursuit of world peace

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist TUCUMCARI — New York City is being eaten alive — literally — with a bedbug epidemic. Yes, those infamous creepy creatures of nighttime rhyme have infested the Big Apple, where they’ve been chewing their way through town worse than those squirmy worms depicted in cartoons. Alas, you may ask, why […]

12/25 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks; 2 p.m. — Refreshments. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. — […]

Christmas season deserves better than Scrooge

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist A blood-splattered, life-size Santa stands in a front yard wielding a knife. Wait, it gets better. He’s next to a tree full of decapitated Barbie dolls. Wait, it still gets better. Beside the tree is an evil elf clutching one of the decapitated doll heads that has fake blood streaming […]

Oct. 9 Senior Happenings

Baxter-Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory St. Monday: 9 a.m. — Exercise. 5 p.m. — Business meeting; 5:30 p.m. — Potluck dinner; 6 p.m. — Socials night. Tuesday: 8 a.m. — Quilting; 10 a.m. — Art class; 6:30 p.m. —Musical. Wednesday: 9 a.m. — Exercise; 1 p.m. — Crafts. Thursday: 8 a.m. — Breakfast; 8:30 a.m. […]

Ethnic pride

Andy Jackson With a smile on her face and a red bandage on her arm, Barbara Brimfield walked down the steps of the United Blood Services trailer after giving a pint of blood Saturday at the 14th annual Curry County Ethnic and Health Fair on Main Street. “I feel good,” said Brimfield of Clovis. “I […]

Clovis man found guilty

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Francesea Duran cries Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse after hearing the verdict, which found her uncle, Steven Duran, guilty of first-degree murder, as well as five other charges. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson and Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writers The man Cindy Gallegos holds accountable for her brother’s death was found guilty […]

Murder suspect claims innocence

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Steven Duran listens to a question posed by District Attorney Matt Chandler during his testimony in a Curry County courtroom Wednesday afternoon. Duran is accused of the fatal shooting of Ricky Gallegos in 2004. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer The man accused of killing Ricardo Gallegos last year testified Wednesday […]

Testimony shows blood found in suspect’s vehicle

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Steven Duran, left, listens to testimony along with his lawyer Gary Mitchell on Tuesday during Duran’s trial in the killing of Ricardo Gallegos at the Curry County Courthouse in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Police found blood in the vehicle of a man accused of killing Ricardo Gallegos early […]

Expensive gas to improve blood pressure

Grant McGee We’ve been watching the price of gas leapfrog up. The biggest jump was the last day of August. Passing the convenience store at Seventh and Hull after lunch, I saw the price was $2.70 for a gallon of unleaded regular. On my way home from work, it had gone up to $2.90. At […]

Police handing out DNA kits

CNJ staff The New Mexico State Police will be handing out free DNA sample kits on Friday during a blood drive at the Triangle Ace parking lot. According to police, the DNA sample kits can be used by parents if their children disappear. “It is a way to identify their children if they come up […]

8/15/04 Senior Happenings

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Sunday: 1 p.m. — Dance and refreshments. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Gift walk; noon — Potluck luncheon. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. — […]

Senior Calendar 5/9

La Casa De Buena Salud -1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Board of directors meeting; 11 a.m. — General senior meeting; Noon — Refreshmens. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. […]

May a good month for utter randomness

Bob Huber: Local columnist I don’t go a-Maying anymore, nor do I bring home the first gay blossoms of the greater stitchwort. But now that I’m officially seniored, I’ve thought about returning to that celebration, because there’s bound to be some good in it. But what I really like to do nowadays is celebrate birthdays […]

Senior Happenings 5/2

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m. — blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — indoor exercise. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — blood pressure checks. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. — gift walk; noon — potluck luncheon; 1 p.m. — Spanish bingo. […]

Senior Happenings 4/25

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo Sunday: 1 p.m. — Free dance and refreshments. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 9 a.m. Medicare prescription drug information; 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: […]