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 […]