Shoutouts — Oct. 2

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Family offers thanks to community When a family confronts sadness and misfortune with a gallant spirit, the family learns to live bravely and strong. For we know that sometimes the most beautiful intentions in the world cannot be seen or touched, they must be felt with the heart. We also know that a candle loses […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Photo exhibit, a new splash pad and a candle in the wind

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing: Photo exhibit Runnels Gallery in Golden Library at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales is hosting a solo exhibition, “Our Fill of Elsewhere,” of the photography of Sherwin Rivera Tibayan. It started Sunday and continues through Oct. 1 during normal library hours. Call 575-562-2624 for hours. […]

Jan. 2 Shopping with Tonya

Yankee candles make great gifts. Decription: Jar candles that come in a variety of sizes and scents including aloe vera and fresh linen. Cost: $22.99 for a 20 ounce jar candle. Where to purchase: Numerous stores in Clovis and Portales and at www.yankeecandle.com. Who would enjoy this gift: Anyone who enjoyes a scented office or […]

It’s Their Business: Country Corner Candle Factory

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Country Corner Candle Factory, located at 2901 N. Main St., stocks scented candles and refills candle jars. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Name: Country Corner Candle Factory What they do: Make candles, lotions, shower gels, bath salts, body scrubs, cologne, air freshener and incense. Refill candle jars. Sell crafts. Who’s in charge: Denise Romero is […]

Best gifts: Memories, friends and family

By David Stevens: Editor “I don’t know if you believe in Christmas “Or if you’ll have presents underneath the Christmas tree. “But if you believe in love, that will be more than enough “For you to come and celebrate with me.” — Kermit the Frog, from the album “John Denver & the Muppets: A Christmas […]