Local hardware stores merging

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Richard Petty, owner of Triangle Ace Hardware, and James Burns, owner of Burns Hardware Do-It Center, have decided to merge their stores starting in 2012. The stores will have to undergo some changes, including their national affiliations, but both said the merger will be able to provide more services to […]

Government workers part of community

As did many husbands on Valentine’s Day, I took my wife to one of her favorite restaurants. That place being overcrowded, with a two hour wait predicted, we went instead to another of her favorite dining establishments. We did not complain about the prices, nor the expectation that, with good service, we would leave a […]

Shop owners say holiday profits mixed

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Betty Mullins of Clovis makes an adjustment Friday to her display of crosses at Main Street Crafters Mall. Mullins has been displaying her craft for the past 10 years and said “I sell more during Christmas and this Christmas has been better than the last.” Alisa Bowell According to many […]

Dec. 9, 1919

With the announcement of the settlement of a coal strike, Clovis’ City Council announced restrictions on electricity would soon be lifted. … The Farwell Inn in Farwell was destroyed by fire. … Brothers Joe and A.W. Skarda sold their Skarda Hardware Co. to the Roberts-Dearborne Hardware Co. of Carlsbad. … Scott’s Emulsion, which contained cod-liver […]

It’s Their Business: Hacienda Home Center

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Hacienda Home Center Location: 200 E. Brady Ave. What they do: Sell hardware, building materials, paint, lawn and garden supplies, farm and ranch items, and home decor. Who’s in charge: Danny Lucero is the manager. Employees: 20 How long in business: about 30 years Hours of business: 8 […]

May 25, 1924

Barry Hardware was sponsoring a jackrabbit-killing contest. Prizes included Winchester rifles and cartridges. The competition began May 15 and continued through June 15. … Two Clovis grain elevators were robbed, but police said thieves received only $10 for their efforts. The only clue left behind was half of a cuff link. … Western Land and […]

Musical evolution sheds hardware layer by layer

By Freedom Newspapers As you navigate the process of downloading 1,000 songs onto that MP3 player you got for Christmas, and then wonder how you’re ever going to find them on there, you can ponder for a moment the disappearance of all the hardware that used to be involved with being a music fan — […]

Empire builder, benefactor in hardware store

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Not until after John H. Barry died could the folks in a big part of New Mexico realize how a man in a hardware store could be an empire builder and benefactor. There never was a real story on Mr. Barry because he despised publicity. We are talking about the John […]

Naylor, Nelson

Nelson Naylor Services: Have been held. Nelson Naylor, 92, of Littlefield, Texas, died Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on April 21, 1913, in Portales, to Joe and Esther Naylor. He married Alice Betts on Aug. 28, 1938, in Portales. He managed Kemp Lumber Co. in Portales and […]

Logan, Cecilia

Cecilia Logan Services: No services will be held. Cecelia May Logan, 66, of Clovis, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Laural Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on April 30, 1938, in Queens, N.Y., to William J. and Lucienne A. Clements Fontaine. She worked as a sales clerk in a hardware store in Idaho […]