Halloween not for mocking other cultures

Freedom New Mexico Halloween is in large part an escapist holiday, allowing people of all ages to dress up for scares or for laughs. But the joking stops and damage is done when costumes center on racial or cultural stereotypes. As reported by the CBC News, Ohio University’s Students Teaching About Racism in Society, or […]

In defense of a crowded closet

Aisha Sultan My ambitious clothing audit began with an impulse to purge. It was getting harder to pull garments in and out of a packed closet, in which tops pressed up against dress shirts, which nudged jackets into a dark corner. I decided to catalogue each item taking up precious space by color, age, style […]

Ticket feature: CCC group performing ‘Holy Ghosts’

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jennifer Brandon, left, and Caleb Brandon, right, play estranged husband and wife Nancy and Coleman Shedman. Mark Schmidt, who doubles as technical director, plays the lawyer Coleman drags with him on his search for his wife and the possessions she took. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer As the cast […]

Prom dress memories priceless

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist I see the little black dress dangling from a hanger in my daughter’s closet. I see the shimmering rhinestones making an elegant pattern across the otherwise bare back. I close my eyes and sense memories it will hold: Memories of prom … Laura’s senior-year prom. On Saturday night, my hita […]

Take time to remember abuse victims

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist They used to lock her in the closet for as much as an hour at a time, then send her to bed without supper. They said it was good for her soul. Next time, they said, she would listen better. Whippings were not uncommon, though in truth they never hit […]

Spirituality cannot be forced

By Clyde Davis They used to lock her in the closet for as much as an hour at a time, then send her to bed without supper. They said it was good for her soul. Next time, they said, she would listen better. Whippings were not uncommon, though in truth they never hit her anywhere […]

Shop the sales

The after Christmas sales are still going strong. Now is the time to buy cute, classic cashmere sweaters for a fraction of the cost. All coats, long-sleeved blouses and winter dress shoes are marked down considerably. Buy classic pieces (they never go out of style) now to compliment next year’s winter wardrobe. The department stores […]

July 20, 1951

Sisters Barbara and Shirley Boydston won sweepstakes honors in the annual Curry County 4-H Dress Revue. … MSgt. E.A. Nash Jr. was announced as the new Army and Air Force recruiter for Clovis. His awards included the Distinguished Flying Cross. … Dwight F. Denton, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Earl Denton, received a […]

June 29, 1966

A 3-year-old Clovis girl drowned in the swimming pool at the Silver Spur Motel on East Mabry Drive. … Jessie Dominguez was champion of the Clovis Jaycee Open Golf Tournament for the third straight year. … Marshall Junior High School hosted a “dress review” for 59 4-H girls who wore garments they made. … Bob’s […]

Dresses can be special more than once

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Cost of prom dress, $150. Gas to Lubbock to shop for prom dress, $25. Jewelry, $25. Hair, $42. Nails, $30. Prom ticket, $20. Junior class dues, $30. Cost of memories: Priceless. Can’t put a price on memories. But if I could, about $322 sounds right to me. Return on investment: […]

Premiere chance to step out in style

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents will get to experience the glamour of a Hollywood premiere tonight for the movie “Believe in Me,” including the chance to strut across a red carpet. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Red Carpet reception in the Clovis Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. The […]

Character important fashion statement

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Last week I was reading about New York City fashion shows. I found out what’s in and what’s out for the fall season. I saw what’s cool and what’s hot for women’s wear. I read about orange lipstick, flowers pinned in your hair to make a fashion statement and six […]

Dress code no hardship for NBA players

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist I am trying to feel Marcus Camby’s pain. I am also trying to keep a straight face. I cannot do both. Camby, for those who never read the sports page, is a very tall man who is paid $8 million per annum to play basketball for the Denver Nuggets. You’d […]

Area clothing merchants see march of Halloween purchases

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Amanda Bohannan, left, and Stephanie Johnson, both of Clovis, look for Halloween costumes Friday at Joy’s Costume in Clovis. The girls were looking at the possibility of being Wilma and Betty from the Flintstones. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Two decades ago, it was E.T. Last year, it was Spiderman. This […]

9/9 Religion Digest

Bishop being honored with birthday ball The bishop at First Church of God in Christ has many blessings to celebrate at the upcoming Evening Ball his congregation has planned for him. Bishop W.C. Green is being honored with the special event to celebrate his 75th birthday. Dianne Nance, first administrator at the church, said he […]

A local girl gets a Christmas surprise in 1896

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist This story was told to me by a friend who died many years ago. I’ll tell it through the eyes of the young girl who was from the caprock area between Clovis and Tucumcari. In 1896, a snowstorm hit us three days before Christmas, with drifts 2- to 3-feet deep […]

Dress code turns into hairy situation

Freedom Newspapers A South Texas high school student’s face-off with school officials over the length of his hair is one of those issues about which nearly everyone — from students to parents to school officials — has an opinion. Gerardo Garcia Jr., a junior at Harlingen High School South, says he would like to grow […]

Blue jeans appropriate for teaching

Letters to the Editor I am a former Clovis resident who still has close ties with the community, I want to comment on the directive from school Superintendent Neil Nuttall prohibiting teachers from wearing blue jeans. Large professional corporations have long recognized jeans as appropriate business casual attire. Think Steve Jobs (Apple Computer) and Michael […]

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 […]