My turn: Girls just want to have fun

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I’ve taken to having a lot of girls’ nights lately with Christina Calloway and Jessica Yi. We go out or stay in as our little trio group, watching movies or just acting plain silly. The three of us were laughing recently as we had a conversation about what an interesting and entertaining contrast we must […]

Couple sure to learn their lesson

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For starters, the first question is why was this beautiful young couple wandering around a pumpkin patch on their romantic interlude? How about a fun game of miniature golf and some spooning? (Psssst. Mr. Columnist. You’re dating yourself again. Miniature golf is no longer a young girl’s dream date and they don’t call it “spooning” […]

Recycling tips featured on show

Information on recycling old reclaimed doors, working with yarn to make fun accessories, and cooking with onions will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon on Thursday at noon. (All times are Mountain.) Bruce Johnson, spokesperson for Minwax in Upper Saddle River, N.J., is going to show what to […]

Friday morning briefing: Name a long-necker, Valentine fun and Tyson goes down

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Name the giraffe The deadline for submitting a name for Clovis’ new baby giraffe is fast approaching — 5 p.m. Feb. 29. The winner of the contest gets a one-year free pass to the zoo and their name on a plaque. Submissions must be […]

Chili rellenos recipe featured on show

Information on healthy citrus recipes, fun with felting, and making chili rellenos will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Eleisha Ensign, Executive Director of TexaSweet Citrus Marketing, Inc. in Mission, Texas, will demonstrate making a light, healthy flavorful dish using unique ingredients, […]

Fun resolutions rewarding, too

The Mary Poppins song goes, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” Experience tells me nothing helps NyQuil or Theraflu go down, but the phrase makes sense in a bigger picture. Put in something sweet, and the more difficult endeavors aren’t that bad. This is the time of year where people are trying […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Fun for the kids, a big meeting and Nixon says no

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fun for the kids Preschool Storytime is 6 p.m. Thursday at the Portales Public Library. Meetings Watch The City Commission meets 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. It’s open to the public. Information: 769-7828 Kitchen tip Caramelize onions very quickly by cooking […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Going postal, holiday fun and Gore gives up

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Postal meeting Mark your calendar for a U.S. Postal Service meeting 6 p.m. Thursday at Clovis Civic Center. Postal officials will present plans to close a regional mail handling facility in Clovis. They’re looking for public opinion. Holiday fun Winter Wonderland is 8 a.m. […]

My turn: Family can always turn stress into fun

Alisa Boswell I’ve been learning the last two weeks how to find the humor in a situation which is breaking my heart. After being within a 20-minute drive of my parents my entire life, I am finally having to say goodbye as they pack up my childhood home and prepare to make their big move […]

Their view: Friend possessed sense of life, fun

As I remember my long-time good friend Kevin Gardels, who passed away recently, the first words are decent, gifted and giving. He was all of this to an extraordinary extent. But there was an ineffable quality way beyond the usual accolades, a unique sense of life and fun that made me, and many others, remember […]

My turn: Big shoes to fill

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Awhile back, my grandson came by to visit. While he was here, he saw my shoes that I had just taken off. He thought it would be neat to put on my shoes and walk around in them. He could have put both of his feet into one of them, but that would not have […]

My turn: Getting paid to have fun

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One of the highlights of being a journalist is when you get paid to be entertained. Sure, you have to take pictures and write notes while you’re at the event, but in my opinion, that just makes it more fun. Last weekend, I covered the 4Troops concert in Clovis and I enjoyed being able to […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Gala set and Halloween fun

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Gala set The annual Clovis MainStreet Gala Fundraiser is 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday at Underground Embassy, 321 First St. Tickets are $25 per person at the Clovis Curry Chamber of Commerce. Information: 309-8370. Screaming fun Some real scary Halloween fun awaits at a Haunted […]

Monday morning briefing: Business women, fun and games and a candidates debate

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Women in business There’s a seminar for women who own small businesses Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The PTAP Woman Owned Small Business Seminar is at the Business Enterprise Center Board Room in the Clovis Curry Chamber of Commerce building. Information: 935-7827 […]

Food at the speed of life: Sweet snack mix packs variety of tastes

A single handful of snack mix has a great variety of tastes and textures. Munching on all the components is fun. That, coupled with my sweet tooth, made the following recipe sound quite good. It’s from www.tasteofhome.com, reprinted with permission. “Pack a sandwich bag of this treat in each of your children’s lunches and watch […]

Child Sense: Creating a keepsake of your summer memories

Priscilla J. Dunstan Summer holidays can seem like they go on forever, and when they end, it’s very easy for little kids to forget all the exciting things they did. By creating a memory keepsake, you will be able to help your child remember and also produce a keepsake for years to come. Tactile children […]

My turn: ‘Enchantment’ still in area

The battle of the sexes improv show I was in last weekend turned out to be even more fun than I thought it would be. The girls lost, but not by much. I have to say with all of the “women belong at the kitchen sink” jokes coming our way, I think we held our […]

Summer fun and games: A couple of new toys to help fend off the summertime doldrums

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Disney FamilyFun magazine It’s bound to happen sometime during the summer break – no matter how overscheduled the kids seem – they will at some point begin to complain of boredom. That’s when you can break out these two items. You will be Hero Mom for fighting off the Monster of Dull, and they will […]

In search of ponies: Stowaway cats meet adventure

Sharna Johnson The dark pockets and crevices, nooks and crannies surely held a plethora of mystery and fun, or that’s how it must have looked to Kisten anyway. Several hours later, whatever fun might have hidden there was long gone as Kisten — wide-eyed and dropping thousands of stressed follicles by the minute — climbed […]

My turn: Family time always fun

I love holidays that revolve around quality family fun time. This Independence Day holiday definitely turned out to be a memorable one for me. The UFO Festival in Roswell had great music and other entertainment, such as a wine festival, a lot of souvenir stores and an alien costume contest. A boy around 5 or […]