Lack of capital dooms businesses

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer Businesses open and close daily. The closures can have a ripple effect on the economy. However, business closures are not all bad. Sometimes it is for the benefit of the owner’s health, retirement or family issues. The following is an anthology of reasons why businesses fail. It also serves as a checklist […]

Maybe worth the drive?

Gas prices were about 20 cents per gallon cheaper in Farwell than Clovis on Monday night. The Allsup’s in Farwell was at $2.799 per gallon, compared $2.999 at most Clovis stations. • • • Mainline Bowl owner Phil Wood said he expects the bowling alley to open Monday after months of extensive reconstruction. Home to […]

New Year’s closings

In observance of the New Year’s Day holiday, district and magistrate courts will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Clovis banks, credit unions, city personnel offices, Curry County offices, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Postal Service will be closed Tuesday. The North Plains Mall will close at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The Clovis […]

Schools close for winter break

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University will close for winter break from today until Jan. 2, according to a university news release. Clovis Community College closed for its winter break Thursday and will reopen Jan. 2, according to the CCC Web site. The spring semester for both schools begins Jan. 14. The holiday break for […]

Rambelles keep Zias in slump

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — First-year Eastern New Mexico University volleyball coach Kim Falkenhagen knows her squad is close to being competitive in the Lone Star Conference. But Falkenhagen and her Zias are getting tired of being close. The Zias were swept by LSC South Division foe Angelo State on Saturday at […]

In Tribute: Couple sold Chevy to open beauty shop

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Jewel “Maxine” Brown grew up in a large family, and created a large family through church and her many years as a beauty shop owner. “She was good, and everybody loved her work,” husband James Hoyet Brown said. Maxine died April 14. She was born Jan. 10, 1922, in […]

Hounds fall to Javelinas in twin bill

CNJ staff PORTALES — A close call went against Eastern New Mexico University’s baseball team, and Texas A&M-Kingsville added some late insurance to hold off the Greyhounds 5-3 and complete a sweep of Friday’s Lone Star Conference South Division baseball doubleheader at Greyhound Field. The Javelinas (26-26, 9-9 South) won the opener 11-6. The losses […]

March 22, 1950

Flowerland, 1007 Main, was preparing to give away gladiola bulbs to those attending Milton Berle’s “Always Leave Them Laughing,” at the State theater. … Gideons across New Mexico were preparing for a weekend gathering at First Presbyterian Church in Clovis. … A small, furnished apartment close to Clovis’ business section was going for $36 per […]

Potholes plentiful in city

By CNJ Staff Nearly a week after close to a foot of snow fell on Clovis and its roads, motorists are still feeling the impact on their daily commutes. Several potholes have been discovered throughout the city, and officials say they have few options while there is still moisture on the roads. “Right now, until […]

Christmas closings

CNJ Staff The following places are closed for Christmas: • The U.S. Postal Service will be closed Monday. • All banks will be closed Monday. • Clovis City Hall will be closed Monday and Tuesday. That applies to all city offices, including the Department of Building Safety and Clovis Animal Shelter. • The Curry County […]

Talking hard habit to tame

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I am a big talker. I love to speak my mind. When I get in a discussion with someone, I can go on for a while, especially if I feel strongly about an issue. My easygoing husband, knowing me as well as he does, senses when I am about to plunge […]

Only thing we have to fear is ourselves

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist America is the world’s hyperpower. No other nation or group of nations can challenge us militarily or economically. Unlike sickly Europe, we are growing, not contracting. But we are about to be defeated in Iraq by a few thousand cutthroats. How did this happen? It’s simple: The only thing powerful […]

Division-leading WT knocks off Zias

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ENMU outside hitter Marcie LeGrand (1) tries to tip the ball over the block of West Texas A&M’s Kelly Culley during Tuesday’s Lone Star Conference South Division volleyball match at Greyhound Arena. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — About all you would need to know about Eastern New […]

Craft store to close doors

CNJ Staff Ben Franklin Crafts in Hilltop Plaza Shopping Center is closing, according store owner Jerry Hailey. Hailey would not a give a time frame for the closing of the store. Hailey said he decided to close the store because his lease is expiring and business has been slow in recent years. For 17 years, […]

ENMU men’s soccer team falls to Mountain Lions

CNJ staff COLORADO SPRINGS — Bryan Stoeber’s second goal of the match, coming early in the second half, gave Colorado-Colorado Springs the lead for good in a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in men’s soccer on Friday night. Stroeber scored from close range for the Mountain Lions (5-7-1) with just 1:45 gone in […]

ENMU soccer field vandalized

By Michael Harrell: Freedom Newspapers One vehicle’s off-roading venture at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday has cost an Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer field considerable damage, as well as serious safety concerns for the players. Deep tire tracks were found meandering throughout the grass by the team’s head coach Travis McCorkle. “It’s the second time this […]

Seeds of division never need to be transplanted

By Curtis K. Shelburne   I think I’m correct in stating that, from the genealogical research that some members of the Shelburne, Shelburn, Shelborne, Shelbourne, Shilborne, family have done, it becomes clear that our clan has long had a bent toward the ministry. That’s just a fact and not necessarily praiseworthy. I’m quite sure we […]

Valdez, Mary

Mary Ann Valdez, 63, of Portales, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Baptist-St. Anthony’s Hospice in Amarillo. Born March 25, 1943, in Rock Springs, Wyo., to Luanna and Clay Benson, she lived in Utah as a child and moved to California as a teenager. She attended nursing school and became a registered nurse, which she […]

Ranchvale reprieve: Board decides against school’s closure

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Ranchvale Elementary fifth-grader Devon Boddy, center, gets a hug from family friend Jennifer Settle, left, after hearing during Tuesday’s Clovis Municipal School Board meeting that the rural school will remain open. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The rural Clovis school in jeopardy of closing has been granted a reprieve. Clovis […]

1/17 Business Digest

Scholarships still available The deadline to submit an application for the Foundation for Rural Service College Scholarship is Feb. 3. Applications are available at area high schools, ENMR Plateau retail locations, at www.enmr.com or by calling 1-800-432-2369. Applicants for the scholarship program must meet the following criteria: • Be a graduating high school senior. • […]