Quay resident awaits word from family in Haiti

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Jean Morency of Tucumcari lived in Haiti until he was 12 years old. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Quay County business owner says he’s stunned at the destruction in Haiti, where he has relatives struggling to survive. “I asked my brother if he had eaten anything,” Jean Morency of Tucumcari said on Tuesday. […]

Post-holiday sales, exchanges brisk

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Lee Conder of Ozona, Texas looks over boots Saturday at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis.Conder was one of hundreds of shopper who hits stores the day after Christmas to take advantage of sales or exchange gifts. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Business was brisk the day after Christmas for […]

Business feature: McDonald’s accomodating city growth

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A sign on North Prince Street indicates where the new McDonald’s will be built, between Chili’s and Lowes. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer John Snowberger said he is growing his business with Clovis. In January, the owner of Clovis’ two McDonald’s restaurants said, he will break ground on a […]

In tribute: Restaurant owner sought to fill need

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Courtesy photo Leal By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Jesse Leal didn’t have a big business plan with hopes of riches and success. Instead, he and his wife, Irma, wanted to fill a need in the community. Jesse Leal, 79, founder of Leal’s Mexican Food Restaurants, died Friday in Clovis after a lengthy illness. He […]

Pressman turned from owner to ‘phantom’

Don McAlavy: County historian Back in the old days when Joe Fahnert left the CNJ he went to the “Clovis Printing, Inc.” and dropped the word “Lithography” which no one understood. Never use names in your business title that confuse the public. Joe slowly got rid of all the extra help and built a new […]

Clovis business owner named to livestock marketing board

CNJ staff Charles Rogers of Clovis has been elected to the Livestock Marketing Association board of directors for a two-year term, according to a news release. Rogers spent 22 years at the Clovis Livestock Auction, the last 15 as owner and general manager. Prior to coming to Clovis, Rogers was part owner of the Roswell […]

June 3 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. May 13 an officer responded to a business in the 1000 block of Gidding for a theft report. The business owner said sometime during the previous night someone had stolen approximately 80 letters from a sign outside the store. […]

First person: Art gallery, frame shop owner retiring

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Linda Woodall was the fourth woman to own Frame and Art Gallery. Linda Woodall, 62, was the fourth woman to own the Frame and Art Gallery. She owned the store for 12 years, longer than anyone else. But when it came time to retire, she was satisfied that she left […]

April 17 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 p.m. April 4 an officer on patrol in the area of 13th and Main Streets observed a car drag racing another vehicle on Main Street. The officer began following the car but the driver continued to accelerate, making sharp turns […]

Golden Corral searching for owners to reopen restaurant

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Gabriel Davies of Clovis Signs Service places a tarp over the Golden Corral sign Wednesday on Prince Street. Davies said the signs wasn’t removed because of a chance that someone may purchase the franchise in Clovis. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer It may take a little while, but the […]

Golden Corral closes its doors

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Low profits and rising expenses are reducing dining options in Clovis by one. Golden Corral is closing its doors. Franchise owner Jim Clark said he closed the restaurant Wednesday. “It was kind of a bittersweet day,” said Clark who also celebrated his 50th birthday that day. He said the […]

Realtors expect housing jump

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Weichert Realtors owner Carolyn Spence likes a sudden surge in real estate sales. But it’s starting to interfere with her Christmas.

Personal financial statement routine procedure

By Sandra Taylor Sawyer: Guest columnist For the small business owner who is seeking financing it sometimes seems to come as a shock when a lender requests a copy of a personal financial statement and signing a release for a credit check. Most small businesses operate as sole proprietorships or partnerships and as such the […]

Rotary governor to visit region

CNJ Staff The governor of Rotary District 5520 will make an official visit to the Rotary Clubs of Clovis, Melrose and Texico/Farwell this week. Gov. Tom Lindsay, a Deming real estate business owner and speech language pathologist, is coming to the area as part of his effort to visit all 68 clubs in the district […]

July 8, 2008 Business Digest

Business owner recognized at conference Clovis’ Glass Doctor owner Gene Porter was recently recognized at the company’s 2008 annual conference, according to a press release from Glass Doctor. Given the company President’s Award for the second time in three years, Porter was lauded as a franchisee who is, “committed to building a great Glass Doctor […]

June 18, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. June 9 an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Axtell for a larceny report. A woman said she saw a man and woman take a swamp cooler from the window of the unoccupied house. The […]

Runaway ferret moved to zoo

CNJ Staff A runaway ferret that attracted a lot of attention in the last week when at least six people stepped forward to claim her has been relocated to Hillcrest Park Zoo. Animal Control Officer Martin Martinez delivered the 1-pound, foot-long white animal Wednesday morning after officials were unable to verify the rightful owner. Zookeeper […]

Officials ferret out solution

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Officials said a ferret in the custody of Clovis Animal Control is headed to the zoo if her owner cannot be verified. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A ferret at the center of custody battle will be calling Hillcrest Park Zoo home if her owner can’t be identified by […]

It’s mine

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A young female ferret explores the Clovis Animal Control office Thursday afternoon. The ferret was found Monday in a dog pen. Clovis Animal Control officers are trying to ferret out the facts. Until then, a foot-long, 1-pound ferret will just have to stay at the shelter until her true owner […]

April 1, 2008 Business Digest

Subway gets facelift The Subway Restaurant at 801 E. First St. is closed for remodeling. Work started Saturday and the restaurant will be open again on Thursday, said owner Gary Patel. Willett Construction is installing new seats, new signs and new wallpaper. Thai restaurant opening soon A Thai restaurant will open soon at 221 N. […]