McGee: Faded denim not enough to get hot dates

I ran across an article the other day that told of the clothing industry shying away from buying denim things that had been sandblasted. Sandblasting gives that “worn look” that some folks like when they buy jeans. It seems workers doing the job were destroying their lungs by breathing the fine silica in the air. […]

Denim purses, potato salad featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on making denim purses, preparing potato salad three ways and baking with sunflower products will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author and sewing expert Barb Chauncey will demonstrate making a variety of denim purses based on designs from her latest book. Her company […]

Creative Living: Denim belts and headbands, gluten-free bread featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making denim belts and headbands, gluten-free bread and image and sales will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Barb Chauncey has written a book titled “Denim by Design,” and she’s going to demonstrate how to make various denim belts and […]

Sept. 7, 1946

An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people gathered at Hillcrest Park for an “Old Timers Reunion” in honor of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Mabry. … Montgomery Ward sold denim blue jeans for $3.49 a pair. … A Clovis News-Journal classified advertisement listed a home at 1516 Wallace for sale for $15,000.

Holiday not too taxing

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleSandi St. Clair, a house parent for the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home in Portales, carries clothing for, left to right, Dian, 11, Julienne, 14 and India, 5 while shopping Friday at J.C. Penney. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer Editors note: Freedom Newspapers has agreed not to publish the last […]

T-shirts and jeans are still in style for teens

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Clovis High School seniors Terrance Walker (left), and Larry Parker sport their favorite NFL player’s jersey at last week’s college fair at Clovis Community College. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tova Fruchtman CNJ STAFF WRITER With school in full-swing, homework, reading and extra-curricular activities have become daily routines. Perhaps, the most drastic change from summer […]

Board bans blue jeans

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Judy Kern, a first-grade teacher at Highland Elementary School, discusses the staff dress code, Tuesday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich Clovis school board member Mark Lansford asked the question bluntly at Tuesday night’s meeting: “Let’s say tomorrow morning somebody at a grade school says it is cold outside and they want to […]

Blue jeans are not the issue; it’s control

Letters to the Editor As one of the silent six in the audience at last week’s school board meeting, I feel compelled to reply to the article published in Thursday’s News Journal. First, I commend Ryan Lengerich for accurately reporting what occurred at the meeting. As the education reporter he has done an excellent job […]

Reader Reaction: Blue denim issue is a red hot debate

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Clovis school teachers should be allowed to wear blue jeans to work. Some responses: “THE FACT THAT (SUPERINTENDENT Neil) Nuttall and those in control actually spent their time … outlawing teachers in blue denim amazes me.” — Auggie Jones, Clovis “I SEE NO PROBLEM with jeans. An […]