Toddler’s name released

CNJ staff State police have released the name of a 19-month old toddler who was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday evening in south Clovis. Aadyn Noack was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. at Plains Regional Medical Center, police said. He was the son of Bradley and Amber Noack of Texico, police said. Clovis […]

It’s Their Business: Cliff’s Battery Service

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Name: Cliff’s Battery Service Location: 508 E. 2nd St. What they do: They sell and install auto batteries, alternators and automobile starters. Who’s in charge: Ray Reeser Employees: One How long in business: 42 years Contact: 763-7400 or email reeser@amaonline.com Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It’s Their Business: G.W. Clothing

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Name: G.W. Clothing Location: 108 E. 21st St. What they do: They are a boutique that sells women’s clothing and accessories. Who’s in charge: Gizelle Ward Employees: Three How long in business: Eleven years Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: 760-1237 It’s Their Business is compiled by CNJ staff writer […]

It’s Their Business: Nuco Pool and Spa

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Name: Nuco Pool and Spa Location: 116 Main St. What they do: They sell pools, spas, accessories and also offer maintenance services. They also carry commercial janitorial supplies, paper products and barbecue grills. Who’s in charge: Mark Millender Sr. Employees: Eight How long in business: 66 years Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

Writing highlights mom’s journey

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist My pen runneth dry. This is the part of the movie where we each go our separate ways and the little blurry words, too small to read, come down the screen, along with notes of thanks to people too numerous to name while my many bloopers roll in the upper […]

Our policy is for fairness

Readers sometimes ask why we don’t always name criminal suspects in crime stories.

It’s Their Business: Roper Vinyl Fence

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CNJ Staff Name: Roper Vinyl Fence Location: 321 Sycamore St. What they do: Sell and install vinyl and wood fencing and porch railing. Who’s in charge: Leonard Roper and daughter, Cheryl Roper. Employees: Three. How long in business: Five years. Contact: 742-1044. Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s Their Business […]

NFL teams pass on Red Raiders

All told, 252 players were drafted by NFL teams over the last two days. Clovis’ Joey Garcia was not one of them. Garcia, a 6’2″, 212-pound safety who led Texas Tech in tackles last season, was hopeful he would hear his name called among the seven rounds. No Texas Tech player was selected.

Citizen issues all wet

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist This week, I attempted to sign up my children for swimming lessons. I would have easily succeeded in doing so, except that out of curiosity, I decided to ask the owner of the gym a question about the forms she gave me to fill out. On paper, there were the […]

April 22, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: Custom Creations Location: 100 E. Manana Blvd., Unit 11 What they do: Offer screen printing and embroidery services, create graphics and sell clothing, letter jackets, caps, duffel bags and folding chairs. Who’s in charge: Lynn and Diane Newberry Employees: 11 How long in business: Two years Contact: 769-2511 or customcreations06@msn.com Hours: Monday through Friday […]

April 15, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: Audibel Hearing Aid Center Location: 520 W. 21st St. What they do: They sell, test fit and repair hearing aids. Who’s in charge: Caroline Carrasco Employees: Two How long in business: 15 years Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: 769-8119. It’s their business is compiled by CNJ administrative assistant […]

Sorry, Duke’s not for sale

Glenda Price Duke has a fancy schmancy AQHA name, but Bobby calls him Duke “because John Wayne would’ve liked him just as much as I do,” he says. Bobby and Duke hit it off the first time they met. The usual “horse breaking” activities were not necessary. “I pretty much just got on him and […]

April 8, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: Totally Tan Location: 220 Commerce Way What they do: They provide tanning bed and spray tan services. They also carry tanning and body lotions. Who’s in charge: Ruby Hester Employees: 10 How long in business: 10 years Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 […]

Getting back to basics: The art of reading

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer I recall hearing a story about two siblings who went into business together and formed a corporation. When it came time to borrow additional funds the owners used company stock as collateral. One of the siblings signed a document giving what he thought was 20 percent to the financial institution; when in […]

First Person: Model mother

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Seka Guhrke plans to get a degree in communications after graduating from CCC’s cosmetology program. Seka Guhrke, a 23-year-old Clovis Community College student and married mother of two, has been selected to represent Curry County in the Mrs. New Mexico-America pageant in July. The name game: Seka (pronounced see-kah) is […]

3-18-08 It’s Their Business

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Name: Pro Sound

3-11-08 It’s their job

Name: Glamour PetsLocation: 1520 Pile St. What they do: They offer dog grooming services including regular, medicated or oatmeal baths, toenail clipping, ear cleaning, decorative ribbons and nail polish.Who’s in charge: Tani MaloneEmployees: TwoHow long in business: More than two yearsHours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Contact: 763-4083 or e-mail: tmalone3@suddenlink.netOf note: Malone suggests […]

Names, pronounciations matter

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist I don’t just miss a familiar face, but a familiar name on the nightly news in New Mexico. Up until November, I looked forward to the nightly KOB-TV news with Tom Joles and Carla Aragón. Please note the accent over the “o.” Every evening, it created a sense of Hispanic […]

Feb. 20

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Name: Sassy Owner: Amanda Ccuprynski About: Sassy was a birthday gift for her owner. She is four months old. She likes toys with bells and watching television and computer screens alongside people.

Jan. 23 Sarah

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Name: Sarah About: Sarah is a rescue cat we got in California. She weighs 6 lbs and she is 6 years old. She is the talkative cat in our house, she always has an opinion about everything. She will walk beside me and give me her opinion of the moment. Her favorite place to sleep […]