Low-cost decor featured on show

By Sheryl Borden Creative Living Information on low cost ways to perk up your home, how to create “instant heirlooms” using unfinished furniture, and ways to use liquid dye will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday, at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Interior designer, Beth Secosky […]

Club notes — July 27

Food Storage 101 Food Storage 101 Class gathered at Jim and Lee Lawrence’s home to learn about raised box gardening. Lee is a qualified master gardener and with Jim, a qualified handy man. They have created a beautiful back yard from a bare parking lot like area in their back yard. By sectioning off the […]

On the shelves — July 27

Clovis-Carver Public Library Himalaya edited by Philip Parker examines the history and people of the Asian range that is home to fourteen of the greatest mountain peaks on the planet that have inspired, fascinated, and terrified western explorers and adventurers for some 300 years. The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh takes a look at […]

Senior happenings — July 27

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8-ball pool; Exercise equipment; Jewelry pals, 10 a.m.; Line dance, 1 p.m.; ; Social night, 5 p.m. Tuesday: 8-ball pool; Quilting,8 a.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m.; Pinochle, 1 p.m.; 8-ball pool; Musical, 6 p.m. Wednesday: 8-ball pool, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Exercise equipment, 8 a.m. – […]

Fashion a daily thought

By D’Nieka Hartsfield Nieka Style Sometimes I wonder if it’s normal to have fashion on the brain nearly what seems to be all the time. Or at least frequently contemplating what to wear and how to wear it. This is at least a thought that crosses my mind, and so many other women, on a […]

Time left for family activities

By Clyde Davis Local columnist Two of the better summers of my life were spent working at the Methodist church camp in the Allegheny Mountains. It so happened that this was a camp with horses available, and that any staff member who so desired was given his or her own horse for the summer. The […]

Jackrabbit road pizza days long gone

By Karl Terry Local columnist Jack is back. Or maybe he’s just been laying low. Until recently I was concerned that the black-tailed jackrabbits that inhabit our desert prairies were suffering a fate similar to the sand dunes lizard and the prairie chicken. But recent encounters with the long-eared hare prove otherwise. Anyone who grew […]

A story of survival

Vanessa Kahin: Staff photo
Author Casey Jones holds a copy of her book, "And the Angel Rocked Me," and pets her dog, Colin.

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer vkahin@cnjonline.com The inspiration for this generation’s “Sybil” might be living in Clovis. Originally from Portales, author Casey Jones has written a book about her experiences growing up with a family she describes as abusive, two tumultuous, short-lived marriages and dealing with dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple personality disorder. […]

Student loans should be weighed on risk

There was a time when people had the quaint notion that borrowing money was done with the understanding you would have to pay it back, with interest, whether for a car, a house, a vacation or college. But a New York Federal Reserve Bank report calls into question whether many people made that mental check […]

Tour aspirations quickly unraveled

By Wendel Sloan Local columnist On the strength of our epic six-minute-plus debut single, “20 Years Since I’ve Seen You,” I had hoped to be touring with The High Plains Hippies. The group’s genesis began in the bicycle aisle of Portales’ Wal-Mart (where, as requested by lawmen, I was purchasing a 32-inch bike to replace […]