FFA students start fundraiser

Freedom New Mexico Area agriculture programs and Future Farmers of America chapters are beginning their fundraising with fruit and meat sales. Clovis FFA advisor Mark Runyan said the sales start this week and go through Nov. 18. Programs in Melrose, Grady, Texico, Clovis and Portales will be selling the products. All area FFA programs collect […]

Slow real estate sales plague ag industry

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Much like the rest of the country, the market for agricultural land in eastern New Mexico is lagging, say local real estate agents. Charles Bennett of United Country Vista Nueva Inc. said during economic downturns, land quits selling. Bennett said when market starts coming back, sales are so scattered […]

Fair attendance up about 10 percent

CNJ staff Fair ticket sales jumped more than $15,000 this year and attendance was up around 10 percent. According to figures presented to the county commission Tuesday by Finance Manager Mark Lansford, the gate sale increase accounted to about 21 percent, taking the total from almost $72,000 to more than $87,000. Carnival receipts also rose […]

Lubbock approves alcohol sales

Staff and wire reports A pair of propositions passed, reversing long-standing prohibition of alcohol in Lubbock County. Proposition One, which allows alcohol sales in Lubbock County for off-premise consumption, passed with nearly 32,313 votes, 65 percent of the vote. Of the 50,177 who voted, more than 80 percent voted in the early period from April […]

Muleshoe residents to vote on alcohol proposal

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Backers say alcohol sales would bring a boom to Muleshoe’s economy. Detractors say a rise in crime and addiction isn’t worth extra tax revenue. City residents will decide the issue Saturday, the second time in

Fruit sale not part of FFA

CNJ Staff Residents should beware of fruit sales by persons claiming to be Future Farmers of America students from area schools. Mark Runyan, who oversees FFA at Clovis High School, said his office has received reports of fruit sales to residents in the last month. The person is claiming to be with FFA and told […]

Business owners look to boost sales on Valentine’s Day

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Stacee Patton takes an order for Valentine’s Day Thursday at Katie’s Flowerland. Owner Rose Riley said the shop had 210 orders for delivery at the end of business Thursday. By Gabriel Monte and Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writers After enduring months of area residents cutting back on the extras, Dakota’s […]

Black Friday sales steady

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bob Standridge, store manager of North Plains Mall’s RadioShack, and his staff help customers Friday. By Liliana Castillo and Mickey Winfield

County to revisit alcohol sales at Special Events Center

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said he will recommend

Commissioner tries to revisit alcohol sales

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Robert Sandoval begged his fellow commissioners Tuesday to revisit the issue of alcohol sales at the Special Events Center before three new commissioners take office next year. Sandoval said the county needs the extra $300,000 a year alcohol sales and sponsorships would generate for a facility that is projected […]