Changing the world: Texico students raise money for tsunami victims

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Texico fourth-grader D.J. Griego donated more than $5 to a penny drive Tuesday at the school started to help tsunami victims. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Mega-Hollywood stars grabbed the spotlight Saturday night with a telethon to benefit survivors of the tsunami that ravaged southern Asia. But locally — with […]

A.L. Gurley: Pioneer entrepreneur

One of the busier pioneers who helped in the making of Clovis was A. L. Gurley. He made his fortune in broomcorn and oil. Success in oil was the tricky part! This is how it came about: First he married his childhood sweetheart, Myrtle Poor, in Purdy, Mo. That was in 1903. They headed west […]

Shops drop costs

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Shoppers walk past one of many signs offering post-Christmas sales Saturday at North Plains Mall. Stores were slashing prices in hopes of luring shoppers into spending money after Christmas. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis businesses did well with their post-Christmas sales, according to store managers who said much of their […]

Merchants have gifts for little kids and big ‘kids’

By Jack King If you’re the parent, relative, or even a close friend of a preteen girl, among the most popular ways to say “Merry Christmas” this year is “Bratz.” The fashion-plate dolls were mentioned most often when Clovis merchants were asked Wednesday which are the hottest-selling toys this year. “Craft kits are also really […]

Summer sales heating up

By Janet Bresenham With summer fast approaching and already reaching the 100-degree mark, the thoughts of shoppers appear to be turning toward backyard barbecues, landscaping and staying cool. Hank Bean, a sales associate in the Garden Center at Clovis’ Wal-Mart Supercenter, said the store has been busy selling summer-type items the last two weeks. “We […]