KENW shoots for big haul in auction

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Call it shopping at home, but for a worthy, entertaining and educational cause. The 29th annual KENW-TV Tele-Auction will take over the area airwaves June 6 through June 11 as 2,000 items are auctioned, ranging from $5 “Steal of the Night” items up to a vacation for two […]

In Tribute: Auctioneer known for wit

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer For more than 40 years, Haney Tate was known in the eastern New Mexico farm auction circuit for his dry wit. Tate started auctioning farm equipment about the time World War II was beginning and ran his business, Tate Auction Service, until about 20 years ago. Tate died Feb. […]

Director: Extravaganza bigger, better

CNJ staff The 16th Annual Hartley House Extravaganza is expected to be “bigger and better than last year,” according to Debra Chavez, program director for The Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence. The event is at 5 p.m. Saturday at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. Last year’s event raised around $10,000. Chavez hopes […]

Sale barn hosts benefit concert, auction for Clovis family.

Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer A Christian-based concert is coming to the aid of a Clovis family. Clovis Livestock Auction will host a benefit concert and auction for Mike Thomson and his family at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 as part of the Cows N Concerts series that helps families in need. Thomson’s wife, Ronnica is […]

Architect hired for events center

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission hired an architect Tuesday to begin design on a proposed events center adjacent to the county fairgrounds. The commission unanimously appointed James C. Lewis of the Albuquerque-based firm Schlegel Lewis Architects. Curry County Manager Geneva Cooper said a budget has not been set but she […]

Junior livestock sale brings in big money

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Lainey Widner, 13, of Melrose, laughs as she looks to the audience before bidding starts on her lamb Curley during Friday’s junior livestock sale at the Curry County Fair. Curley sold for $1,500. Curley during Friday Junior Livestock Sale at the Cur By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Fair’s junior livestock sale […]

First horse auction of the year today

By Jack King Spring must have arrived in Clovis — Clovis Livestock Auction Inc. will hold its first horse auction this year today, Saturday and Sunday in its sale barn at 504 S. Hull. Held four times a year — in March, May, August and November — the event brings hundreds of people, and horses, […]

Chest may provide hope for families

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Patsy Delk displays a hope chest that will be auctioned to benefit Casa Esparanza. Courtesy photo. Reporter’s Notebook Hope chests designed by Clovis artists Patsy Delk, Luanne Burgin and Jenna Burgin will be auctioned in April to benefit Casa Esperanza, New Mexico’s House of Hope. Casa Esperanza provides affordable housing for families facing cancer, Delk […]

Clovis steer sells for $91,000

Reporter’s Notebook Zane Drager, 19, of Clovis recently sold in Denver, Colo., a grand champion steer for $91,000. He sold the animal at the National Western Stock Show’s Auction of Junior Livestock Champions. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House bought the steer. “It’s gone,” Drager said Tuesday. “He’s already been slaughtered.” Drager said he was […]

Musical Clovis man led interesting life

Don McAlavy Mennell Mullins was born in Clovis, but was raised in the country by his folks Burrell and Levata Tinney Mullins. In August, I had the pleasure of interviewing him about his musical history. Most people won’t recall he was a musician, as they probably remember him running his Mennell Furniture Auction business on […]

Horses go on the block

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Eldon Krebs, of Gordon, Neb., (far left) watches a video of a horse Saturday along with Ryan Andrews, of Beaumont, Texas, at Clovis Livestock Auction’s Fall Horse Sale. Andrews, who sells horses, has them on video tape for buyers to watch. By Janet Bresenham They come from all over the United States and south and […]

Organizers say KENW teleauction hits goal

By Kevin Wilson Two weeks after the KENW Tele-auction, event organizers say the desired results were met — just like the 26 auctions before it. While exact figures are not yet calculated, tele-auction coordinator Sheryl Borden said the annual event brought in about $75,000 to 80,000 in net profits for the station. “I would say […]

Lights, camera, bidding . . .

By Janet Bresenham When the 27th annual KENW-TV Tele-Auction hits the airwaves this week, at least one group of Clovis volunteers will be helping raise money for the Public Broadcasting System station. Clovis Community College staff and students plan to man the phones Friday night as bidders call in for a variety of items up […]

Business briefs

Lucero receives service award Adrianna Lucero of the Women’s Medical Center received a service award from the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program at its yearly conference April 25 in Albuquerque. Lucero was given the award because of her knowledge and professionalism in dealing with patients that qualify for the program, the Women’s Medical Center said. […]