First person: Baseball mom takes in games from the concession stand

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Tonya Flores spends a large portion of her time watching her three sons play sports. Tonya Flores, 36, has spent the whole baseball season in the concession stand at Bell Park Field, watching what she can of her son Sebastian Flores’

Jan. 7 Shopping with Tonya

Try on all your favorite clothes and take notes on how they fit and flatter you. Then shop for similar colors, fabrics and shapes. A great fit can make an outfit.

Jan. 5 Shopping with Tonya

Boots and skirts are a hot look this winter. But, you should wear your skirt hems long enough to cover meet your boots. Otherwise you create a broken line instead of a slenderizing vertical line.

Shopping with Tonya – Playskool Busy Ball Popper

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Playskool.com Playskool Ball Popper Description: Brightly colored toy that features air-powered drop and take play. Cost: About $20 Where to purchase: Any store that carries Playskool brand toys or www.hasbro.com. Who would enjoy this gift: Boys or girls ages 9 months to 4 years.

Office treasures

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Debbie Spriggs keeps her workspace cheerful with Mickey Mouse items at the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell and Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers The way people decorate their desk or office can reveal a lot about them. We asked several Curry and Roosevelt county workers to share with us their most […]

Religion Digest: Church presents mission speakers

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer John and Vicki Moore, newly appointed regional directors for Nazarene Missions in northern Europe, will be special guests on Sept. 8 at the Broadview Church of the Nazarene. The church is located on the curve of Highway 209, 30 miles north of Clovis. The Moores will speak with an […]

Calendar 7 – 28

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Sunday Men’s Bible Class — 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. North Plains Mall Cinema, 2809 N. Prince St., Clovis. Free coffee and donuts. Teacher: Don Reid. Morning Worship — 9:45 a.m. […]

1/24 Business digest

Meatpacking plant plans still pending A Wisconsin-based meatpacker has still not announced plans for building a plant that would employ up to 2,500 people. Smithfield Beef Group sent representatives to Clovis in October to visit with local officials. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Smithfield Beef is the nation’s fifth-largest beef processor, according to the company […]

12/13 Business Digest

First State Bank to change name Access Bank of Clovis, acquired by First State Bancorporation in the summer, will soon change its name to First Community Bank, officials said. A company official said customers should not expect any major changes in service, but “a few” employees in the accounting department may lose their jobs. “We […]

Local hand lends aid to devastation

Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer A former Clovis resident has been using his job training in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina hit in September. Blanton Christesson, a 1971 Clovis High graduate, is a foreman at Environmental Restoration Co. of St. Louis, Mo. The foreman said he and his crew worked seven days a week and […]