Peanut Valley Festival boasts food, crafts

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FNM correspondent: Jillian Holbert Peanuts, jewelry, clothes, candles and purses were available at Saturday’s Peanut Valley Festival in Portales. Jillian Holbert The 38th annual Peanut Valley Festival held something for all who attended Saturday. The festival was held at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building. Upstairs in the Ballroom, vendors sold fudge, holiday decorations, […]

Child Sense: Helping your child learn the basics of organization

Priscilla J. Dunstan Teaching our kids how to be organized starts at an early age. The habits that will aid them as they move through life start when they are young with simple systems learned at home and in their own space. Even when they are young, they can learn how to put away their […]

FashionPlaytes.com allows girls to become fashion designers – and other sites for fashion wannabes

FashionPlaytes.com

MCT FashionPlaytes.com allows girls to flex their burgeoning fashionista muscles by choosing a basic garment (dress, T-shirt, hoodie, pants) and then add her own flavor by selecting the color, ribbons, appliques, rhinestones, ruffles or buttons. Rod Hagwood Where is the next generation of fashion designers coming from? Maybe your home. FashionPlaytes.com allows girls to flex […]

Reader-submitted content: Local requests return of mementos

Dolores and Quinton Hardy On Thursday April 21st we were victims of a break-in and property was stolen. What was stolen was a large piece of furniture, a cherry wood highboy. This piece of furniture was very large and awkward to move, along with this cabinet the entire contents were also taken. Many of the […]

In search of ponies: Co-worker explains dressing up pet

Sharna Johnson Once upon a time I remember rescuing a stray cat from neighborhood girls who had dressed him in doll clothes and put him in a baby stroller. From my perspective at the time, they may as well have been torturing the animal and he desperately needed my intervention. Years later dressing animals is […]

Florida strawberries featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living I nformation on Florida strawberries, using a Klic-N-Kut die cutter and transforming baby clothes into a quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. With Florida strawberries, you can enjoy a taste of summer all winter long. Sue Harrell represents the Florida […]

Lighthouse Mission marks 20th anniversary

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pastor Skip Clark of the Body of Christ Community Church preaches to the Lighthouse Mission’s visitors before lunch is served. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In 20 years, the Lighthouse Mission has transformed from a Bible study in a home living room to a multi-faceted service organization. The Lighthouse […]

God can provide pattern, purpose to life

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When Susie and I were growing up, mother made our clothes. Cloth World was our favorite store. Simplicity and McCall’s patterns were common things around our house. She would spread the material out on the kitchen table, lay the pattern over the material, pin the pieces to the material with […]

How to spot a real cowboy

By Glenda Price You can tell a lot about a cowboy by his clothes — how old he is and where he came from and whether he’s a ranch hand, a rodeo cowboy or an imposter. Stuffing your pants inside your boots does help when you’re horseback and not wearing chaps. Leather grabs leather, you […]

3-25-08 It’s their business

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The Shoe String Name: The Shoe StringLocation: 421 MainWhat they do: It is a consignment business that carries clothes, shoes, purses, furniture and household items.Who’s in charge: Tracy OrozcoEmployees: TwoHow long in business: More than three yearsContact: 762-5210 It’s their business is compiled by CNJ administrative assistant Dianna Hernandez. She may be contacted at 763-6991 […]

2-12 Police blotter

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: – Police responded to a report of burglary and larceny at 1:15 a.m. Feb. 4 in the 300 block of Wallace Street. The resident told police someone entered his home sometime between 11 p.m. Monday and the time of the […]

Jan. 7 Shopping with Tonya

Try on all your favorite clothes and take notes on how they fit and flatter you. Then shop for similar colors, fabrics and shapes. A great fit can make an outfit.

Taxes get the ax

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Layton Guthals, 8, tries on a pair of shoes Saturday at Randy’s Shoes on Main Street. New Mexico’s sales tax holiday on clothing, school supplies and computers continues today. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico shoppers filed into stores Friday and Saturday to take advantage of the […]

Baby showers not just ladies’ affair

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist The host of my sister Crisanta’s baby shower didn’t know we were supposed to play games until 10 minutes before the shower. Couldn’t blame him. How many men host baby showers? My cousin Eric staged his first baby shower last weekend, an event he promised to never do again despite […]

Character important fashion statement

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Last week I was reading about New York City fashion shows. I found out what’s in and what’s out for the fall season. I saw what’s cool and what’s hot for women’s wear. I read about orange lipstick, flowers pinned in your hair to make a fashion statement and six […]

Feb. 2, 1958

A Clovis teenager was recovering from a head wound suffered at a school party. Police said the student was hit with a hatchet. … Businesses across town were celebrating “Dollar Days.” Levine’s was selling sweatshirts, throw rugs, feather pillows and even boys blue jeans for $1 each. … The weekend wrapped up with nine arrests […]

Reporters are the best pranksters

By Bob Huber: local columnist News reporters in olden times enjoyed pulling pranks. They all did. You probably think they acquired that fun-filled pastime in journalism school, except the reporters I knew never went to college. That’s why they were reporters. The most applauded jokes were those that involved large groups of people. Politicians and […]

Vernon, Ollie

Ollie Vernon, 88, of Portales died Friday, April 21, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. Born Jan. 13, 1918, in Sentinel, Okla., to Ethel and William A. Moore, she grew up in Dell City, Okla. She married D.C. Vernon on July 16, 1934. In 1936 they moved to a farm southwest of Portales […]

Easter offers hope for greater triumph

Freedom Newspapers The Gospel of Luke tells the story in chapter 24: “On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the […]

Superficiality has no place in disaster

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist Apparently, Brownie wasn’t the only one. You remember the grief that fell on Michael Brown, former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency last month after the release of some embarrassing e-mails. They revealed that as Hurricane Katrina was submerging New Orleans and shredding Biloxi, Brown and his aides were […]