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Halloween thrills to the bone at Chaves County headquarters

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Finance Department, first place. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

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County employees devote weeks of their own time and their own money to elaborate decorations of outer doors and offices, both for their own enjoyment and for school kids.

Pecos Elementary School kindergartners weave their way through the offices of the Chaves County Administrative Center Tuesday for trick-or-treating, the second year that county staff have hosted the school children. Here a couple are seen leaving the County Manager’s macabre lair. (Lisa Dunlap Photo)

This year’s winner of the coveted Gold Skull award for office decorations was once again the Finance Department and its underworld den complete with a sculpted tree and arched entryway.

Second place went to the Clerk’s Office and its spider-infested corridor, while the Planning and Zoning Department placed third for its nod to the Gaelic tradition of Samhaim, a forerunner to Halloween.