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 […]

Program aims to keep kids in school

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CNJ staff photo: Robin Coffey Officer Squatch, left, gets students ready to play basketball during an ACT assembly Wednesday at Zia. Robin Coffey Abolish Chronic Truancy (ACT) reaches out to kids with a message: Staying in school can open doors, and dropping out usually leads to roadblocks. At least that’s the message Ninth Judicial District […]

Some carriers dropping unlimited data plans

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CNJ photo illustration: Kevin Wilson Cell phone companies are moving towards a trend of tiered pricing for heavy data users. Kevin Wilson Data: It’s the new roaming. Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest wireless carrier, dropped its unlimited data plan for new smartphone customers starting Thursday. New customers must now choose between limited data plans that […]

Animal shelter officials: Animal euthanizations dropping

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Valissa Taggart of Clovis fills out an application for city pet licenses for her two cats Tuesday’s at the Clovis Animal Shelter while Animal Control Officer Dennis Weist provides assistance. Kevin Wilson City and animal groups are seeing inroads in reducing animals who visit the animal shelter. According to the […]

Free markets helping people live longer lives

Freedom New Mexico Some good news for a change: Childhood deaths are dropping worldwide. The number of deaths of children under age 5 has been cut by 35 percent in the past 20 years, to 7.7 million. The lower world rate now is 53.3 childhood deaths out of 1,000 children. The best rate, in Singapore, […]

County projecting $600,000 budget deficit

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County is projecting a $600,000 deficit this year because of dropping tax revenue. But at $200,000 less than the budgeted deficit, it’s actually better than expected. A 5.4 percent drop in gross receipts taxes contributed to the deficit, Finance Manager Mark Lansford told commissioners Tuesday. Additionally, a loss […]

1-13 ENMU/Abilene Christian basketball capsules

CNJ staff MenAbilene Christian (7-8) at ENMU (5-9), 8 p.m. today in the Lone Star Conference South Division opener for both teams at Greyhound Arena.Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.Last outing: ENMU lost on Saturday at Northeastern State 72-60. Abilene Christian posted its first road win of the season (1-4) with an 86-79 victory over East Central at […]

City parks provide, escape, leisure

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Wednesday evening, as the storm which never arrived was brewing west of Ned Houk Park, my granddaughter and I were feeding the ducks. With the careful attention of a five year old, she was dropping pieces of food in the lake, and I was watching the birds. On shore came […]

Family services holding fundraiser for CASA

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico With volunteer numbers dropping in the last five years, Family and Children Support Services is holding an art show and dinner to raise money to recruit and support people to speak for children in foster care. The local Court Appointed Special Advocates organization covers both Roosevelt and Curry counties. […]