‘Bonus’ forfeits retirement dollars

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Thousands of military members entering their 15th year of service continue to be enticed by a wily government offer: a $30,000 bonus if they agree to take a deep and permanent cut in future retirement benefits. The offer, called a Career Status Bonus, takes advantage of service people who are […]

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. […]

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 […]

Garage sales offer rare finds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Stephanie Lopez of Raton looks at a chess set at the Hubby’s garage sale. Lopez stopped at the garage sale while visiting her daughter in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Joannie Spear goes to a garage sale, she’s mostly looking for resale value. She never thought she’d […]

Woman’s Day out to offer day of informative fun for women

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer PORTALES —The fourth annual Woman’s Day Out treats participants to a day filled with informative, educational and pampering classes. Sponsored by the Portales Woman’s Club, more than 15 workshops will be offered to women of all ages in topics ranging from Edible Gardening and Decorating For All Seasons to […]

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 […]

Dec. 19, 1930

Clovis retail stores announced they would stay open until 9 p.m. to accommodate last-minute Christmas shoppers. … The Clovis Evening-News Journal reported railroad traffic was heavier than usual because military cadets from the New Mexico Military Institute were traveling for the holidays. … Tom Phelps Grocery and Market claimed to offer the best cuts of […]

God asks of us only what we can give

By Judy Brandon God does not expect us to give to him what we do not have. But he does expect us to give to him what we do have. These thoughts came to me last week from an unlikely source. I had purchased Christmas songs for the grandchildren while I was in Lubbock several […]

Nov. 21, 1973

The Clovis News-Journal reported that Dr. Lynn Abshere, the only obstetrician and gynecologist in Clovis, would be leaving soon and there would be no one immediately available to replace him. … Several students from Clovis High School offered to pay the expense of cleaning a six foot-tall eagle that stood in front of Hobbs High […]

Bonds breaks HR record

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Barry Bonds hit No. 756 to the deepest part of the ballpark Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball’s new home run king. Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s storied record in the fifth inning, hitting a 3-2 pitch from Washington’s […]

June 14, 1968

Clovis Jaycees had new officers, including Tom Wade, president, Russell Weems, outgoing president, and Wally Pace, external vice-president. … Der Wienerschnitzel claimed to offer “the best Cokes in town.” Its combination meal featured a hot dog, French fries and Coke for 43 cents. … Bill Ferris was performing at the Gold Lantern Lounge, 905 Main.

Center of universe beats cold any day

By Grant McGee: Local columnist You’ve been tempted to leave Clovis, haven’t you? Come on, admit it. Well, such temptation came to me in an e-mail the other day. A former co-worker wanted to know if I’d like to be on his staff at a business in Iowa. I hadn’t been looking for a new […]

High Plains offers plenty for travelers

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist Summer tourists will soon be flocking to the shores of California, unbending their maps and looking lost on New York City’s subways and even popping their heads into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. While New Mexico has it made with places such as Santa Fe and Taos, until Julia Roberts wrecked it, […]

Joining in doesn’t always require invitation

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It happens time and time again. No doubt, it is related to one of those group-dynamic tenets, tenets by which we are constantly living but not necessarily aware of. Sometimes, when we become aware of them, we figure out how to get past them, or at least not allow them […]

Don’t forget to ask, ‘Do you offer a military discount?’

Staff Sgt. Craig Seals I bought a fairly expensive pair of running shoes recently and convinced myself that since these shoes were on sale, it was okay to pay that much for them. At the counter, the sales representative noticed my military ID card and informed me of the store’s military discount. I was surprised […]

3/3 Education Digest

CCC hosts GED testing Here are dates related to GED testing at Clovis Community College: March 1-17: sign-up, registration closes at noon on March 17; March 21-25: testing offices closed for spring break; March 29-30: GED testing in Room 220. There will be no GED testing during August due to fall registration at CCC. Students […]

This offer Is too good to pass up!

“THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE!” proclaims the optic yellow sticker stuck on the catalog. “If you haven’t just ordered, this is your last chance!” I’ve seen these stickers before. The catalog company keeps promising to go away, but it’s not a promise they’ve kept yet. I expected a sticker that would say, “No kidding! This […]

Signing opinions improves their quality

David Stevens Two readers contacted the Clovis News Journal this week to suggest a new feature. Both men recommended we borrow an idea from the Las Cruces newspaper, which allows readers to offer anonymous commentary on just about any subject. The “Sound Off” feature is not unique to the Las Cruces paper. Several papers in […]

Sweat shops can be a superior alternative

Walter Williams Here’s a question. Suppose you see people lining up for hours, and people willing to pay a month’s salary in bribes, in order to get a $2 a day factory job. What might you conclude? Would you guess there are higher-paying jobs around, but the people are too lazy to look for them? […]

Local delis offer party trays for Christmas

Jack King Those planning holiday parties or looking for a little taste of New Mexico to send to friends out of state have a lot to choose from among Clovis merchants. Several area stores and restaurants offer a variety of party trays and some offer mailable gift boxes of food. Wholly Cow Delicatessen, at 121 […]