Man sentenced to 10 years for burglaries

CNJ staff A Clovis man police say they linked to more than a half dozen burglaries was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, according to a release from District Attorney Matt Chandler. Police said they caught Floyd Pete Gutierrez, 40, in the act of burglarizing the When You Have Everything Nail and Hair Salon […]

In search of ponies: Human vending machine wants more from pets

Hair tousled, with grungy slobber on his shoulder, he approached me, held out his thumb and proceeded to tell me how the horse had bitten it and wouldn’t let go. “Were you giving them peppermints?” I asked my visiting family member. “No, I didn’t have any with me today. Why would he be so mean […]

No one ‘box’ can contain God

I once saw John Denver, hair wet and with a clothes bag tossed over his shoulder, heading through a hotel lobby toward the desk. Two weeks or so later, he crashed his plane and died. Christian author Max Lucado is still very much alive and writing fine books. In his book Fearless he tells about […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: My kids don’t know how fierce I am

Marla Jo Fisher There seems to be some sort of fundamental misunderstanding around my house, in which my children perceive me as being hideously old-fashioned and, in fact, just plain old. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am a very groovy, hip and with-it chick. I love to sit around and have a […]

In search of ponies: Desperate snake slithers into house

Sharna Johnson There are a few sounds out there that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up and set your nerve endings on fire — the racking of a shotgun, screeching tires, crunching metal or a blood curdling scream. But I’ll wager few things say “Come to Jesus” quite like the […]

Prestigious line of horses still exists

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Nothing can equal the thrill of riding a horse running so fast your eyes water and your hair feels as if it’s leaving your head. If it’s a race and you and the horse are passing all the others the thrill is, of course, quadrupled. An almost equal thrill comes […]

Deployment stress results in gray hairs

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist Gray hair is taking over my dark brown head at a rapid pace. It’s an invasion that I fight with all my might, but one that is met with large obstacles, such as the expense of getting to a salon every six weeks to keep the enemy at bay. I […]

Wife’s hair color livens up marriage

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist My true hair color is blonde. I’m not so sure about my wife’s color. I knew when I got married I was getting a bottle blonde but she was hot looking and I was in love so I didn’t really care. Had I taken the time to calculate the investment […]

Melrose sophomore fights school’s hair policy

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sophomore Meghan Kline is collecting signatures in hopes of persuading Melrose schools to change its school dress code regarding hair color. She recently dyed red streaks into her hair, which is against school rules. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer When her 15-year-old honor student and daughter wanted to dye […]

Lost my hair but not my humor

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist This past weekend I stumbled on my old high school pal Monty on the Internet.

Feb. 12 – Ladies with mustaches

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico seventh-graders Lucia Torres, 13, left, Priscilla Gaytan, 14, middle, and Karen Solis, 13, play with one of the exhibits at the Texico High School science fair Tuesday. The display was about the effects of hair dye on hair structure.

Nov. 20, 1926

W.C. Estes returned from Santa Fe, where he went to a meeting of the board of directors of the New Mexico Automobile Club. … City commissioners made plans to pave the streets of Clovis. … The City Drug Co. sold the “Eugene Wave” hair permanent for women.

Barber shears five generations

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Blake Curtis, 15 months, sits on his grandfather Blake Curtis’ lap Wednesday for his first haircut at Ellison’s Barbershop. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Blake Curtis held his 15-month-old grandson in his lap in the barber’s chair as Ellison Green snipped at the child’s hair. With the younger Blake’s […]

Hands-on approach fits local workers

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleLuis Saenz, 17, of Muleshoe steams a hat Friday to help in the cleaning and shaping process at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis. Luis learned everything he knows about hat creasing through hands-on experience at the store. Freedom Newspapers Editor’s Note: The following is a series of profiles of people in […]

Some Thoughts on “Your Working and Your Living”

By Curtis K. Shelburne A good friend — former mayor of our town, second generation creator of world-class Mexican food, and reader of great books — sent me a great book a while back that I’m seriously into now and seriously enjoying. Written by Wendell Berry, it’s entitled Jayber Crow and it is “The Life […]

Pets can be fussy about their look too

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Beau, a miniature schnauzer peeks over the tub during his bath Firday at Paw Paw Dog Grooming morning. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer She jaunts across the little shop, her long hair dyed in streaks of red, white, and blue, with one tuft pulled in a spunky, ponytail on her […]

2/14 Business digest

CCC graduate opens hair salon in Clovis Recent Clovis Community College graduate Amanda Drake has opened a hair salon at 2400 N. Main, Suite B. Drake said The Beauty Bar offers “everything hair” to clients. “We are a full-service hair salon that specializes in foil color and cuts,” Drake said. Drake said the hair salon […]

For some, hats more than weather protection

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Rod Dickinson, left, helps Ray Montague look for a hat Friday at the Hat Barn in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson For some it’s a fashion statement, or maybe a statement of team allegiance. For others it’s just a way to protect against sunlight. For nearly everybody in the United States, there’s […]

Life best when focused on God’s plans

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist With the start of school this past week, I could not help but think back to those days when our children were in school. School mornings always brought tight schedules. We were going our separate ways by 8 a.m. so that meant that everything had to pretty much come off […]

Hair today, regrets tomorrow

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers What’s round and bald and looks like an egg shell? My boyfriend’s head. Yes, he decided on the Telly Savalas look last week. Just don’t call him Kojak or he gets really mad for he thinks the man a pompous dandy and said he himself would never chew on a […]