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. […]

Going green

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Patrick Kircher, left, Roosevelt County agriculture extension agent, and Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, hang a sponsor banner on the gate of the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Friday. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico With rising energy costs, Americans are taking a harder look lately […]

Dec. 28, 2007 Passing through

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By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Who: Nancy Boucher, pictured with husband, Len and dog, Smokie Joe Hometown: Cartersville, Ga. Traveling to: Cochiti Park, to do volunteer work for the Corps of Engineers Thoughts on Clovis: “Just came into Clovis and noticed on our GPS that the elevation was almost as high as North Carolina, […]

Forcing farmers to promote dairy goes too far

By Freedom New Mexico As congressional fights go, this one isn’t on the scale of the annual budget battle that rages for months. But it is important because it shows how far Congress and the rest of the federal government have strayed from the government described in the Constitution. There’s a tug-of-war going on primarily […]

Minimum pricing prompts better customer service

By Freedom Newspapers It might not sit well with Wal-Mart, Costco and some Internet retailers. But the Supreme Court’s decision last week to reverse a 1911 precedent and allow what is called minimum retail pricing or vertical pricing — or at least not to conclude automatically that such schemes violate antitrust laws — was a […]

Day full of dairy

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Angelica Martinez, 6, tries to rope a plastic calf Saturday at a calf-roping booth at the second annual DairyFest held by the United Dairy Women at the Clovis Civic Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Angelica Martinez aimed her lasso carefully before throwing it this time. The 6-year-old’s family […]

Imports pose increasing threat to consumers

By Freedom Newspapers Our support for free trade doesn’t come without caveats — including, obviously, that reasonable safeguards exist to prevent foreign trading partners from dumping unsafe or fraudulent products on the U.S. market. Accurate and honest country-of-origin labeling also is crucial, so consumers can make educated choices. Increased U.S. trade with China is generally […]

Size doesn’t solve society’s issues

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer My dad was talking to my 10-year-old niece, Mireya, recently about the music devices he grew up with — cassettes, reel-to-reels and eight-tracks. “And those ‘big CDs,’” Mireya remarked about the old vinyl records. This remark not only cracked me up, it got me started thinking about how so […]

United Dairy Women on milk mission

Michelle Heavyside: Guest columnist The second annual Milk Lover’s Ball hosted by the United Dairy Women (UDW) on Feb. 17 was a huge success! More than 400 people attended and raised more than $10,000 to help assure the residents of three area children’s homes receive the recommended three servings of dairy products a day for […]

Government unheralded customer

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business Business owners should always keep an eye on new product or client markets. The government — federal, state and local — is a common market, perhaps overlooked at times. Government entities have a need for products and services small businesses produce. However, selling products and services to the federal government […]

Dairyfest coming to Clovis

CNJ Staff United Dairy Women are presenting Dairyfest, a celebration of dairy products and the farmers who provide them. The family-oriented event, being held at the Curry County Fairgrounds on Saturday, will feature games, exhibits and contests. Admission to the festival is $1, and the free food will include such dairy-rich foods as grilled cheese […]

5/14 Organizations

Encanto Garden Club The May meeting of the Encanto Garden Club was held at the home of Thelma Curtiss with Jaynn Rybolt and Bess Cline as co-hostesses. President Betty Durham called the meeting to order, and Karen Allen read the minutes. Jane Rybolt gave the treasurer’s report and stated that dues will be due next […]

Civic Center hosting Home and Garden Show

CNJ staff A Home and Garden Show will be held this weekend at the Clovis Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexico. According to Chairman Todd Farrell, 70 vendors will display products in a show-and-tell setting. Attendees can register to win door prizes or sit and relax […]

Some fear vitamin guidelines will interfere with purchases

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Joy Armstrong is afraid she may not be able to purchase certain quantities of vitamin and mineral supplements due to tightening international guidelines. The Clovis resident regularly orders vitamins from a research center and has been doing so for more than 40 years. Ever since she was diagnosed wheat intolerant, […]

Researchers talk peanuts on ag tour

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Ronald Henning of Nitragin, based in Oklahoma, gestures towards a peanut demonstration plot during Thursday’s peanut day sponsored by New Mexico State University. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — In the midst of concrete and asphalt in the city of Portales there is the essence of nature and eastern New […]

Proposed meth ordinance should not be approved

Freedom Newspapers Citizens beware: Our government is trying to save us from ourselves again. Clovis and Portales leaders, spurred by recommendations from the district attorney’s office, are considering ordinances restricting the purchase of cold and allergy medicines. Criminal prosecutor Matt Chandler wants powder and hard-pill form pseudoephedrine products placed behind store counters; he wants sales […]

Commission votes to regulate sale of some cold medicines

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The camera documented the woman’s struggle with methamphetamine addiction. She was 31, youthful and bright-eyed when she was first photographed by police. By the age of 41, she had aged unrecognizably: Her skin creased with wrinkles, her hair thin, her mouth sunken in, her eyes devoid of light. Ninth […]

Cutback decision necessary, healthy part of business

Freedom Newspapers One of the common responses to news that General Motors is slashing its work force by 25,000 — bringing it down to about 125,000 blue-collar and white-collar workers — is that GM is a victim of foreign competition. Published reports suggest that Toyota, whose market share is growing rapidly even as GM’s plummets, […]

Youth groups protest tobacco ads

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A woman on horseback whipped around the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena on Friday night, the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. flag she held flapping almost regally in the wind. As a sponsor of the Pioneer Days Rodeo, the company is entitled to the display, said Dewey Pierce, captain of […]

Police, retailers partner to crack down on drugs

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Detective Roman Romero of the Region 5 Drug Task Force arranges methamphetamine ingredients from a “Box Lab” on Thursday at the Curry County Courthouse. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer District Attorney Matt Chandler has teamed up with law enforcement officials and area retailers to curb sales of products commonly […]