Beauty supply manufacturer product of merger

By Robin Fornoff: FNM content editor Two companies from opposite ends of the country will become one in Clovis and city leaders were promising Wednesday it will mean hundreds of good paying jobs. The company, Beauty Health and Science Innovations, will make and package cosmetic products; Sunscreen lotions, makeup and creams, liquids and supplements that […]

Health experts: Take proper precautions in sun

Clarence Plank Summer sun may be a pleasure but area cancer experts say safely enjoying the sun means taking proper precautions. There are an estimated two million cases of skin cancer diagnosed yearly in the U.S. Most are considered to be sun-related, according to the American Cancer Society. James Townson, 66, of Melrose is one […]

Experts: MRSA deadly, but easily prevented

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus areus, otherwise known as MRSA, is here. Actually, it’s been here for years, according to C. Mac Sewell, New Mexico state epidemiologist. Increased public attention has schools and hospitals in Clovis and Portales getting out information on the bacteria. Sewell said MRSA, one of several types of […]

I made my bed, and I burned in it

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I don’t have what you’d call a varied wardrobe. If there’s a shirt I find comfortable, I usually buy one in every available color. Another dress code rule for me is, “No shorts.” It all has to do with my attachment to self-esteem, and my hatred of my exposed white […]

It’s their business: Signature Cosmetics

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Name: Signature Cosmetics Location: 3620 N. Prince St., Suite E What they do: Custom facial skin care and custom glamour cosmetics Who’s in charge: Rebecca Reid-Carlyle is the owner. Employees: Four Contact: (800) 980-9464 or 762-9313, www.signaturecosmetics.com and e-mail sales@signaturecosmetics.com How long in business: Since 2004 Of note: Clovis […]

It’s unfair to judge tortoises by its shell

By Clyde David: CNJ columnist The evening began, following supper, in a most normal manner. Dishes were washed (OK, the paper plates were thrown out). I went outside to exercise my grandson’s current project, two young box tortoises who were found in the roses. Taking them from their terrarium, I was more than slightly surprised […]

Our God has skin on

By Curtis K. Shelburne/ Local Columnist In worship on a Sunday just before Christmas several years ago, I found myself gazing at the front of the sanctuary watching silhouetted shepherds themselves gazing upward in wonder, one of them pointing toward a brightly shining star. The fact that the star itself was just a few feet […]