Drought conditions blamed for cattle sell-off

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Broadview rancher Pat Woods in one of his pastures north of Clovis. He said he’s already sold half of his cattle and may have to sell the rest if rain doesn’t come because the cattle won’t have anything to eat. Alisa Boswell Livestock owners have been selling their cattle at […]

Playground project draws community support

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Kerry Crawford figured she and the neighborhood kids would sell a few baked goods, hold a few car washes and make cosmetic upgrades to the playground across from the Grand Avenue Apartments. But she didn’t count on so many people caring. Now, what started with a phone call to […]

United Way selling base housing items

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico will sell items recovered from the demolition of Cannon Air Force Base housing this weekend. Volunteers will sell items such as cabinets, sinks and doors between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds and between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bosco […]

It’s Their Business: Sports Angle

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Name: Sports Angle Location: 522 N. Main What they do: They sell sports cards and collectibles, team merchandise, plaques, diecasts and NASCAR memorabilia. Who’s in charge: Steve Deleon Employees: One How long in business: Eight years Hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Contact: 762-8441 or e-mail: sportsangle1958@hotmail.com It’s Their Business […]

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. […]

May 13, 2008 It’s Their Business: All About Braces

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Name: All About Braces Location: 1423 N. Main What they do: They carry and sell durable medical equipment, which includes bracing, diabetic shoes, mastectomy prosthesis and bras. They also sell compression garments and stockings that are sold off the shelf or custom made. The business also sells wheelchairs, canes and walkers. Who’s in charge: Carol […]

It’s Their Business: Roper Vinyl Fence

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CNJ Staff Name: Roper Vinyl Fence Location: 321 Sycamore St. What they do: Sell and install vinyl and wood fencing and porch railing. Who’s in charge: Leonard Roper and daughter, Cheryl Roper. Employees: Three. How long in business: Five years. Contact: 742-1044. Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s Their Business […]

Whole lotta hoopla

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis coach J.D. Isler watches the players on the floor while senior guard Manuel Robles makes an inbound during Thursday’s practice session at Rock Staubus Gym. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent Given the intensity of the Clovis-Hobbs rivalry, tonight’s boys basketball clash would be well-attended even if both squads had […]

Personal choice, responsibilities at heart of alcohol sales vote

Freedom New Mexico Voters will decide March 4 whether Clovis restaurants should be allowed to sell alcohol on Sundays. We recommend they vote yes. A yes vote supports freedom of choice first and foremost. It affirms the rights of individuals of legal consent to decide whether they wish to sell alcohol in their business on […]

It’s Their Business: H20 Express

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Name: H20 Express Location: 1120 N. Prince St. What they do: They sell reverse osmosis water and distribute and sell bagged ice to the public and grocery and convenience stores in Clovis. They sell blocks of ice, water dispensers and bottles and carry a variety of flavored coffee beans and […]

It’s their business: Bigs Lots

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Big Lots Location: 820 E. 21st St. What they do: Sell name-brand products at closeout prices. Who’s in charge: Ralph Aguilar is the manager. Employees: 19 How long in business: Two years Hours of business: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, […]

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 […]

It’s their business: Pet Pros

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Pet Pros Location: 2909 N. Prince St., Suite D What they do: Sell small animals, reptiles, amphibians, saltwater and freshwater fish and birds; and pet supplies. Who’s in charge: Marcus and Brandi Petroski are the owners. How long in business: Since October. Hours […]

Story about seeing a man about a dog

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Columnist  Did you hear about the fellow who was walking down the street one day when he saw a hand-lettered sign in a yard that said: “Talking Dog: Five Dollars”?  Quite curious, the man walked up to the front door of the house and knocked. When an ordinary-looking fellow answered, the […]

It’s Their Business: Techboys

Name: Techboys Location: 4000 North Prince St. What they do: Sell and service computers for homes and businesses, cash registers and point-of-sale systems, closed-circuit TV and surveillance systems; build computers and install computer networks; and agent for Plateau Wireless modems Who’s in charge: Mike Wheeler, owner How long in business: Two years Employees: Four Contact: […]

Feb. 27, 2007 It’s Their Business

Name: When You Have Everything What they do: They sell apparel, handbags, footwear, home decor and gifts; and do manicures, pedicures and ion cleanses. Who’s in charge: Owners are Taryn Dedeaux and Vicki Tipton, daughter and mother. How long in business: November 2005. How many employees: Three. Location: 1500 Pile St. Hours of business: 10 […]

Police arrest Portales men on drug-related charges

By Freedom Newspapers Portales police made two drug-related arrests Thursday with the help of a police informant, according to a Portales Police Department news release. Chris Roybal, 20, of Portales attempted to sell 3.2 grams of methamphetamine for $225, police said. He is charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to traffic. Freddie Dominguez, […]

It’s their business: The Hat Barn

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Business: The Hat Barn What they do: They sell men’s hats, make custom caps, and crease and reshape all types of hats. Who’s in charge: Rod Dickinson is the owner. How long in business: They opened in 1991. How many employees: One Contact information: The store is at 1600 […]

Clovis couple finds calling in auctioneering

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James Priest of W&J Auctions auctioned off more than 5,000 items Saturday in a warehouse behind Joe’s Boot Shop. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer After more than a half century in business, James and Jerry Priest have a few simple rules for how they conduct auctions. They bid on […]

Dealing in diving

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksJeremy Kitzhaber, owner of Clovis SCUBA, assembles a scuba unit Monday in his shop, located in the back of his home. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When you sell a product that has no particular use within a 100-mile radius, it helps when your customers are your friends. That’s the […]