Capitalizing on nature’s beauty disturbing

By Clyde Davis The place was northwest Florida; the time, one week ago today and the several days following Thanksgiving. I was there to provide escort service for my 8-year-old grandson, but took advantage of the coastal environment to do some long overdue snorkeling. Florida as viewed through the eyes of an 8-year-old looks like […]

Animals prepped for livestock show

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A hog looks through the gate of a washing station at the Curry County Fair Grounds Tuesday as his owner, 15-year-old Kayley Pelfrey scrubs his hind feet. Pelfrey said preparing livestock for show is a lot of hard work. By Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer On the surface, it seems like […]

Nov. 4, 1929

Warren Davis, circulation manager of the Evening News-Journal, was appointed by Bishop F.B. Howden of Albuquerque as lay reader of the Episcopal Church of the district of New Mexico. … Eyebrow arch services were 35 cents at the Studio Beauty Shop. … Smiling Irish Eyes, featuring Colleen Moore, was showing at the Lyceum Theatre.

Aug. 12, 1942

The Clovis News-Journal reported Senora Jertrudes Arguello, 118 years old and believed to have been the oldest women in the United States, was buried in Clovis. … Maj. Gen. Robert Olds, commander of the Second Air Force in Seattle, said Clovis would be the recipient of one of three super airdromes used for super planes […]

In Tribute: Couple sold Chevy to open beauty shop

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jewel “Maxine” Brown grew up in a large family, and created a large family through church and her many years as a beauty shop owner. “She was good, and everybody loved her work,” husband James Hoyet Brown said. Maxine died April 14. She was born Jan. 10, 1922, in […]

“We Have Given Our Hearts Away”

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Columnist In one of Jan Karon’s delightful “Mitford” books, the winsome Episcopal priest Father Tim Cavanaugh shares with his dear old organist some lines from the sonnet (1807) by Wordsworth: The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; Little we see […]

Heritage plays role in people we become

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist This is the season; the time of year is on us. It’s usually perfect, too; not too hot, not yet cold. Maybe some rain, but more often only the threat. It’s a good time of year to make a road trip, which in our case was necessary. The trip was […]

The squeal deal: Beauty of swine show in eye of beholder

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Elizabeth Green, 13, shows her pig Tuesday at the Curry County Fair. Green finished 10th in class 15 of Yorkshires. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Upturned snouts and thin, spindly tails. Translucent pink hides. Hair that is course and sparse. Generally, swine are not considered creatures of beauty. Step into […]

Women’s Day Out chance for beauty, learning

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Jeanette Shaffer-Putt, right, of Dillards in Clovis, applies eye makeup to Adriana Wolf of Portales Saturday during a makeup class at the second annual Women’s Day Out held at Greyhound Arena in Portales. (Staff photo: Karl Terry) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers It was a day for the women to enjoy and learn beauty tips, […]

11/22 Business Licenses

Here are some of the business licenses obtained from the city of Clovis in October: • Affordable Firewood/Landscaping Type: Firewood Owner: Richard Powers Location: 1205 Thornton St. • The New You Type: Beauty salon Owner: Lyndi Austin Location: 316 Main St. • Larelle Ferro Type: Beauty salon Owner: Larelle Ferro Location: 135 Highland Dr. • […]