Oct. 14, 2008 Business Digest

Portales residents ranked second in nutritional supplement sales nationwide. Two Portales distributors were ranked second in sales in August for nutritional supplement company Reliv International, according to a company press release. Glenda and Kelly Tivis were ranked the second highest in sales among more than 55,000 distributors in the country, according to the release. The [...]

New FNM advertising director committed to customers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks FNM Advertising Director Ian Cooke moved to Clovis in March from San Bernardino, Calif., where he served as the outside classified sales manager for the San Bernardino County Sun. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Ian Cooke, new advertising director for Freedom New Mexico, wants to provide local businesses consistent [...]

Alcohol sales being considered by Texico officials

By CNJ staff writer: Gabriel Monte Texico city officials are looking into allowing alcohol sales in the city. Proponents say alcohol sales could increase city revenues. Detractors say burdens outweigh benefits. The idea was brought up last month during a roundtable discussion regarding the city’s budget, according to Texico City Clerk Carolyn Johnson. She said [...]

Fireworks sales starting to explode

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amanda Herrera totals up the Salinas family’s purchase of fireworks at a fireworks stand north of Clovis. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Fireworks vendors in Curry and Roosevelt counties said sales are picking up as July 4 nears. “We have been open since June 20 and have already had [...]

Scooter sales see increase

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bill Pyle said he bought himself and his wife matching scooters two years ago “just to have fun on.” “But now we use them to conserve fuel,” Pyle said. “Gas prices dictated that we use them more.” By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Local retailers say interest in scooters has [...]

Alcohol sales on Bailey County ballot

CNJ staff A Bailey County commissioner gathered enough signatures on a petition to add an alcohol sales proposal to November’s general election ballot. Bailey County Clerk Paula Benton said the county certified 747 signatures on Commissioner Juan Chavez’ petition earlier this month. She said Chavez needed 545 signatures to have the petition to allow packaged [...]

Clovis man gets 9 years for drug sales

Clovis, NM – Matthew Chandler, Ninth Judicial District Attorney, announced today that Raymond Gonzales, age 34, was sentenced to prison for nine (9) years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections.

Garage sales offer rare finds

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Stephanie Lopez of Raton looks at a chess set at the Hubby’s garage sale. Lopez stopped at the garage sale while visiting her daughter in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Joannie Spear goes to a garage sale, she’s mostly looking for resale value. She never thought she’d [...]

Chamber not attracted to magnets

Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce officials report they are not endorsing any sales of promotional items, specifically “community magnets.”

Cancer battle fought by many

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Relay for Life teams have been forming for months. Organizational meetings have been held, and soon the fundraisers will start. There will be carwashes, bake sales, auction items, garage sales and so on. All of these happen in service to the underlying issue — raise awareness, raise money, and raise [...]