Citizen starts petition for Sunday alcohol sales

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A city restaurant manager plans to distribute a petition by the end of October to push for Sunday alcohol sales in restaurants. Robin Howe, who said he is part of a group called the Committee for Clovis Progress, hopes to garner enough signatures to have the proposal on the […]

Financial tools key to success

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist Managing a business’ finances can be a huge undertaking. It can be a daunting task to connect how an increase in advertisement will impact sales, and most importantly, how the increase will affect the balance sheet. There are financial tools available to help decide how to raise wages or change […]

Aug. 7, 2007 Business Digest

Clovis woman wins sales award Jacqueline Davis of Clovis has been honored as a national achiever with Silpada Designs, according to a company news release. Davis earned the first-place “Personal Sales Award” that recognizes success in sales through home shows. She was selected for the award from more than 20,000 other Silpada Designs independent sales […]

Taxes get the ax

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Layton Guthals, 8, tries on a pair of shoes Saturday at Randy’s Shoes on Main Street. New Mexico’s sales tax holiday on clothing, school supplies and computers continues today. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico shoppers filed into stores Friday and Saturday to take advantage of the […]

Business Feature: Vendors say fireworks sales booming

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Monica Ortiz, manager of Mr. W fireworks stand, shows fireworks to Alexis Lopez, 8, front, Marisol Lopez, 11, and Jacob Dominguez, 3. The children said they were saving their fireworks for the holiday, but their mother doubts they will last that long. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Planet Fireworks manager Rick Fry said he […]

Salesman stint didn’t result in millions

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I received a phone call the other day from one of our Clovis car dealerships. “Hello Mr. McGee,” the voice said. “We’re just making some random calls today to see who wants to buy a car.” The poor guy’s voice couldn’t have been more transparent. What I heard was, “We […]

Business Digest: Clovis Realty joins national franchise

CNJ staff Clovis Realty and Associates at 201 E. Llano Estacado Blvd. has joined a national franchise and become Exit Clovis Realty, according to one of the owners. Lonnie Mitchell said the firm joined Exit Realty because of the benefits to sales associates as well as clients. “I believe it has some benefit for our […]

Drivers Downsizing

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle The Ford Escape Hybrid gets 34 miles per gallon in city driving. When the vehicle travels under 25 mph, the gas engine turns off and the car is powered by the electric motor. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Fed up with rising gas prices, consumers are purchasing hybrid cars, downsizing […]

May 18, 1939

Clovis officials were making plans for the fifth annual Pioneer Days Celebration … Frank Martin’s Shop, at 1109 W. Seventh, specialized in sharpening lawnmowers, axes and knives. … Clovis Livestock Sales were promising a horse, mule and cattle sale every Wednesday. … And Clovis’ Chris Dudley, a retired sales clerk, was born in Arrey, near […]

Portales police searching for robbery suspect

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By Freedom Newspapers The Portales Police Department released this composite sketch of a suspect in Thursday’s armed robbery of Quality Sales store in Portales. The description is a Hispanic female, late 30s, about 5 feet, 4 inches tall with a heavy build. She was wearing an oversize loose-fitting T-shirt and blue pants. Her hair was […]

Hoops movie has its believers

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“Believe in Me” budget was $8 million. (Courtesy photo) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer In more than three weeks on the big screen, a basketball movie filmed in the Clovis-Portales area raked in $208,565 at the box office as of April 1. “Believe in Me” debuted in theaters March 9 with sneak previews in […]

April 3, 1948

Dr. Gil Knutson and Gorilla Poggi were preparing to square off against Ace Freeman and Olan Boynton in an Australian tag-team wrestling match at the Clovis Armory. Ringside seats were $1.75, and available at Duckworth Drug and Busy Bee Café. … Wanda Wilson was student of the week at Clovis High School. … The “Legal […]

Jan. 21, 1934

City officials were working with law enforcement to clarify laws related to liquor sales. Bottle sales would require a special permit under the proposed new law. … Fifth-grade English classes at La Casita had organized a “Better English Club.” … The “Orient Express” was playing at the Mesa theater downtown. … And Clovis homemaker Ruth […]

Wedding

Franklin-Horton Shelley Franklin of Lewisville, Texas and Chris Horton of Plano, Texas, were joined in marriage Nov. 28, 2006, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The bride is the daughter of Glen and Jimmie Gayle Franklin of House. The bridegroom is the son of Butch Horton of Garland, Texas, and Barbara Horton of Dallas. The couple […]

Shopper stories

Freedom Newspapers Some shoppers got everything they wanted in a matter of minutes. Others fought through crowds to discover their targeted items were sold out. We talked with a few shoppers on their Black Friday experiences in eastern New Mexico. Ashly Baccas, shopping in the afternoon with family, said she has never done the early […]

Sept. 12, 2006 Business Digest

Atlas Van Lines sees 300 percent boost Cissell Transfer & Storage, a Clovis Atlas Van Lines agent, saw sales increase 290 percent the last fiscal year compared with 2005, according to an Atlas Van Lines news release. The local moving company was one of four agents to receive Atlas Van Lines’ Sales Progress Award for […]

Business Digest 8-1

jean_verlich@link.freedom.com Business Enterprise Center remodeling The Clovis/Curry County Business Enterprise Center on East Grand Street is being remodeled to better suit incubator tenants, according to a newsletter from Clovis Industrial Development Corp. The city of Clovis selected Centennial Contractors Enterprises, a national job order contracting firm with an office in Albuquerque, to manage the project. […]

Fireworks watch in effect as officials monitor sale of banned items

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Curry County Deputy Larry Garrison, right, inspects a Roadrunner fireworks stand owned by Mike Hall of Texico Monday afternoon. The stand was in compliance with all safety regulations, according to Garrison. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Heightened concerns over dry conditions have Curry County officials closely monitoring fireworks sales. […]

Home sales on rebound

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The College Park subdivision east of Clovis is one of several housing complexes in the area under construction. Home sales have returned to pre-BRAC levels in recent months, according to area real estate officials. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The area housing market has experienced a major revitalization in the […]

Fireworks ban irks vendors

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer With Independence Day fast approaching, the possibility of a fireworks-free celebration has vendors praying for rain. Because of persistent drought conditions in the area, the Curry County Commission placed a ban earlier this month restricting the sale and use of fireworks. The proclamation prohibits the sale of rockets, helicopters, […]