Local experts provide winter tips

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CNJ staff photo: Alisa Boswell Juan Olguin of Guthals Nursery loads outdoor plants onto a trailer to take to the indoor nursery in preparation of winter. Alisa Boswell Winter weather is approaching the Clovis and Portales areas, which means it’s the time of year when electric bills jump higher, lawns hibernate and driving to work […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Call for volunteers, cornbread tips and a reporter gets out of jail

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. A little help needed United way needs volunteers to help stuff bags of goodies for Health and Wellness day. Meet 1 p.m. Thursday at UW’s offices in Clovis, 1200 Thornton St., to help stuff bags. Health and Wellness Day is Saturday from 9 a.m. […]

Energy-saving tips featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on energy saving tips, crafts, and decorating cakes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday, September 14th at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, September 16th at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Laura Dellutri is a life and style expert with Healthy Housekeeper, Inc. in Overland, Park, Kan. She’s going […]

Monday morning briefing: Meet the governor, football and kitchen tips

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Meet the Gov Gov. Bill Richardson plans to announce a $125,000 grant to Eastern New Mexico University’s digital arts at a press conference 3 p.m. Thursday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building at ENMU. It’s open to the public. Question of the day What […]

Quilt blocking tips featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on quilt blocking methods, creating ambiance in the home and remodeling will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. and noon Thursday. Jean Gilles Dean is a quilting expert from Midland, Texas, and she’s going to explain why a quilt needs to be blocked and when […]

Self-esteem tips, strawberry recipes featured

I nformation on building self-esteem, making strawberry recipes and food gifts and packaging ideas will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Based on his book titled “Nuggets of Gold,” Wilny Audain says that having it “all” is about having a healthy self-esteem. His company is called Living […]

De-cluttering tips featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on design elements, crafts and de-cluttering and dieting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Pamela Kelly works with the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe. She is going to explain how various international trade routes introduced unique design elements […]

Experts share tax tips

CNJ staff It’s never too early — or too late — to think about taxes. With the tax year ending in two days, the Internal Revenue Service and local tax preparers have tips to help reduce taxes and possibly increase refunds. Clovis and Portales Jackson Hewitt Manager Robin Hardage said mortgage insurance that first time […]

Search for escapees ongoing

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The search for four escaped inmates is ongoing a week after eight men cut a hole in the roof of the jail and shimmied up plumbing pipes to freedom. Still at large

Wine selection tips offered

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist You probably know by now that I am Italian, and I occasionally enjoy a good glass of wine. While I am not a professional wine connoisseur, I am going to share some basic tips, to help you pick a good bottle of wine, that my grandpa back in Italy has […]

Jan. 6, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Baby Bargains by Denise Fields reveals the secrets to saving 20 percent to 50 percent on baby furniture, gear, clothes, toys, maternity wear, and more, along with Web sites that offer the biggest discounts, name brand reviews, and price comparison charts. Critical by Robin Cook […]

Turning off heat at night not always efficient

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With evening temperatures in the low 40s this week, eastern New Mexico residents will be pulling out extra blankets and mugs for hot chocolate and cider. They’ll also be looking for ways to heat their residences. A few small steps can make a home warm, safe and efficient. Andy […]

Seniors in fix after storm

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer At the age of 84, Anna Corlington relies heavily on the hospitality of neighbors when winter weather hits. The longtime Clovis resident, who was widowed more than a decade ago, found herself housebound after more than 10 inches of snow covered the area. “I know my limitations,” Corlington said, […]

Jan. 14, 1950

Brown ‘n Serve hot rolls were “newer than new” at your favorite grocer. … City Sanitarian Warren Griffin was offering tips on “rat-proofing” city eating and drinking establishments. Among his tips: Holes in walls around pipe fittings should be filled. … Spence Hall was the new president of Clovis American Business Club, succeeding Al Taylor.

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, […]

Playing hooky takes care, planning

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist When it comes to playing hooky from work or school, the names of pros come to mind: Laverne & Shirley and Farris Bueller. Granted these are fictional characters who went through more trouble than it was worth to treat themselves to a day off. I think we can all get […]

Cold Snap

By Jack King With the temperatures dropping, some Clovis merchants and the Clovis Fire Department had tips for residents Sunday on how to protect their homes, yards and cars from the icy effects. Clovis Fire Department Lt. J. D. Hileman said with furnaces and heaters going on inside, the department urges everyone to obtain carbon […]