Dairy hit hard by storm

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Mike Mitchell stands outside the rebuilt milk barn at Grande Vida Dairy on Saturday. After the 2007 tornado the block wall of the building was a pile of rubble. Mitchell rode out the storm just inside the door in the middle of the building. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico […]

Mobile home park owner earns reprieve

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A Clovis mobile home park owner’s pleas during Thursday’s City Commission meeting earned him more time to save his property from condemnation. Wandel Massey told commissioners if they gave him 60 days, he would be able repair the five mobile homes the city planned to have condemned and demolished. […]

Police believe shooting death drug-related

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Police believe the shooting death of a secondhand store owner in January 2007 was drug-related, according to an arrest affidavit unsealed Monday in Curry County Magistrate Court.

Jan. 2008 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in January: • Stadelman and Son Carpentry Type: Carpenter Owner: Lisa Stadelman Location: 3908 Weston St. • Jack’s Plumbing Type: Plumbing Owner: Jack Clewis Location: 728 FM 292 • The Canine Coach Type: In-home pet care Owner: Jennifer Moretta Location: 3605 Palmer Ct. • […]

Guthals to run for county spot

CNJ staff A Clovis business owner said he plans to run in the county election. Charles Guthals, 71, said he will run for the District 5 County Commission seat. The seat is currently held by Tim Ashley, who cannot run for re-election because of term limits. Guthals said he believes his experience as a board […]

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. 27, 2008 Engagements

Chisum/Sanders Rex and Kim Chisum of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Megan Chisum of Albuquerque to Matthew Sanders of Albuquerque, son of Lezlee Murphey and Terry Sanders of Albuquerque. The couple will exchange vows June 19, 2008, at Bosque Farms. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of the University of […]

MLB head’s bad plays go unnoticed

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Imagine you’re the boss of one of America’s most public companies, with a payroll in the billions going to roughly 1,200 employees. Now imagine your most productive employees are suspected to be illegal drug users. And you’ve got to go to Washington, D.C. to talk about what’s going wrong […]

Pet of the day: Sadie

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Name: Sadie About: Sadie is a mixed breed puppy around 6-months old. She is very cuddly and just wants to be near people all the time. She likes to talk with her “hands”, always touching things with her paws, and she walks on her tiptoes. She also likes to chew up anything that isn’t tied […]

Jan. 8, 2008 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in December: N.E. Construction Type: General contractor Owner: N.E. Constructions L.L.P Location: 420 S. Fork Dr. Redemption Counseling, LLC Type: Counseling Owner: Heidi R. Borden Location: 701 E. 11th St. Fluhman Outdoor Inc. Type: General contractor Owner: Chris Fluhman Location: 7550 Wetherly Lane Hampton […]

Max

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Name: Max About: Max is ten pounds of ferociousness, that is if you count barking at a trash can and the vaccuum as being ferocious. He loves snuggling up to people, licking them and ripping the legs off of all of his stuffed animals. He doesn’t enjoy wearing clothes or his cowboy boots that I […]

12-11-07 Business licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of November: • J.G. Technologies Inc. Type: General Contractor Owner: Bert Gearhart Location: P.O. Box 1480, Tijeras • Simply Salads Type: Restaurant Owner: Thelma R. Sena Location: 2200 N. Main Suite 1D • Plateau Telecommunications, Inc. Type: Utilities Location: 2701 N. […]

Nov. 27 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of October: Penny Lane Type: Antiques Owner: Roger Grah Location: 318 N. Main St. Tim’s Custom Upholstery Type: Upholstery Owner: Tim Felland Location: 210 Main St. James T. Lara Jr. Type: Guns Owner: James T. Lara Jr. Location: 217 John Doe […]

Business Licenses: August, September 2007

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in August: Southwest Siding, Windows and Doors Type: Siding Owner: Steve Cox Location: 600 N. Grimes Pattye Austin Insurance Agency Type: Insurance agent Owner: Pattye Austin Location: 3217 N. Prince Matlock Insurance Agency Type: Insurance agent Owner: Matt Matlock Location: 3217 N. Prince Soothing […]

Business Digest: Auto glass store owner honored

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Gene Porter, owner of the Glass Doctor of Clovis, received the 2006 Top Gun designation from the franchise during its annual conference, according to a company news release. The Top Gun designation is given to the top 10 percent of Glass Doctor franchisees who achieve certain sales, operations and […]

No business owner should go it alone

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist A business owner should be surrounded by people and mentors who can provide sound guidance, direction and encouragement on a consistent or as-needed basis. Lenders, accountants, insurance agents, vendors, business advisors and individuals knowledgeable in the industry can be the safety net for the business owner. These professionals are better […]

It’s their business: Frame and Art Gallery

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Frame and Art Gallery Location: 1713 W. 21st St. What they do: Custom framing, including needlework and shadow boxes; sell art, including art from the country’s top 10 artists, limited-edition prints and canvas transfers; and sell candles, photo frames, and decorative and gift […]

Everybody’s Business: Disaster planning necessary evil

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Business columnist Two words that should become part of every business owner’s regular vocabulary are, What if? The “what if” factor is the beginning stage of preplanning to prevent or minimize the damage of a catastrophe. According to David Russell, author of “Insuring the Bottom Line,” a business owner’s obligation is to […]

It’s Their Business

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Staff photo: Tony Bullocks CNJ staff Name: Clovis Cutz Location: 1010 West 21st St. What they do: Barber haircuts, some women’s chemical services such as permanents, color and highlighting. They plan to start pedicures and manicures late this year. Who’s in charge: Christina Vasko is the owner. Employees: Three. How long in business: Since November […]

Adulthood requires restraint

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Opposites attract. This is true in many areas of my life and especially in my marriage, where my husband and I have different personalities. I am the more exuberant type, and he is the more coherent one. I am more fun — he may say impulsive — and he is more […]