Local hardware stores merging

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Richard Petty, owner of Triangle Ace Hardware, and James Burns, owner of Burns Hardware Do-It Center, have decided to merge their stores starting in 2012. The stores will have to undergo some changes, including their national affiliations, but both said the merger will be able to provide more services to […]

Internet mishaps can’t be deleted

I went to a store recently to pick up a new CD. It wasn’t on the shelves, and I almost whined about the store’s failure on Twitter, along with my intent to stop shopping there for music … and a maximum amount of cursing. Fortunately, before I could grab my phone, I saw a cart […]

Cantaloupe voluntary recall issued

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks David Figueroa, store manager of Lowe’s Supermarket in Clovis, stocks California cantaloupes Tuesday in his produce department. California cantaloupe are not being associated with a deadly Listeria outbreak that state and federal health officials say they have traced to fruit from the Rocky Ford region of southeastern Colorado. Robin Fornoff […]

Chicken harvesting not for meek

In early spring you get baby chicks at the feed store in town. My mom always ordered them in bunches of 25. I don’t know if that was just a good number she dreamed up or what, but there were always 25 in each batch. Usually, she’d have several mother hens who had a few […]

Portales police upgrades communications

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Travis Hardin, of Yucca Telecom, sets up the computer system in what will soon be the new dispatch center at the Portales Police Department. Emergency Management Director Keith Wattenberger said the new system will allow dispatchers to do their job more quickly and efficiently. Alisa Boswell Big changes are in […]

Savings savvy: Three ways to teach your kids about money

Paula Sirois This morning I implemented a new program with my kids: He or she who yells, pushes or screams has to put $1 into a jar on the shelf. At the end of the week, whoever hasn’t broken the rules gets all the cash. By this afternoon, I had already deposited $5, my son […]

Convenience store robbery suspect nabbed

Sharna Johnson A 21-year-old Clovis man was apprehended less than 30 minutes after police say he robbed a Stripes convenience store in north Clovis on Monday night. Robert Martinez is charged with robbery and aggravated assault, Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said. Martinez is being held on $47,000 bond, according to jail officials. Officers were […]

City Limits closes bar

CNJ staff Effective Tuesday, Clovis City Limits is shutting down its bar. The package store will remain open, said Sandra Starritt, a manager at the package store. Starritt said, “maybe later on down the road,” the bar could open again. She deferred questions about the bar closure to owner Robert Green. Attempts to contact Green […]

In search of ponies: Mother Nature’s tweets

While I was waiting for my turn at the feed store counter, I couldn’t help but notice three large bins with heat lamps over top and the rabble of dozens of tweeting babies. Of course (as if there were any doubt) I stooped down to check the little fellows out and was amused when they […]

It's their business: Royal Oriental Store

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Royal Oriental Store owner Josie Dayrit Goltz-David stocks Yan-Yan snacks on a counter. Royal Oriental Store • Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 p.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday. • Location: 917 N. Main St. in Clovis • Owner: Josie Dayrit Goltz-David • Type of business: Oriental grocery • […]

Shop owners say holiday profits mixed

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Betty Mullins of Clovis makes an adjustment Friday to her display of crosses at Main Street Crafters Mall. Mullins has been displaying her craft for the past 10 years and said “I sell more during Christmas and this Christmas has been better than the last.” Alisa Bowell According to many […]

New Allsup’s store to open March 1

CNJ staff An Allsup’s spokesman said Tuesday that a new store being built at 21st and Prince streets should open for business March 1. “The store at 21st and Prince is a busy store and we’ve outgrown the space we have,” owner Lonnie Allsup said in a press release. “So, to better serve our customers, […]

Convenience store expanding

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jimmie Amerson, job superintendent with Steward Builders of Weatherford, Texas, checks the bolt pattern Monday in the foundation of the Allsup’s store at 21st and Prince streets. CNJ staff Work is under way on a project that will more than double the size of a convenience store at one of […]

Cooler weather, shorter days in store for Cannon

By Jim Robinson, meteorological tech: 27th Special Operations Support Squadron September begins the gradual but perceptible transition from summer into autumn and features some of the most pleasant weather conditions of the year here. Qualitatively speaking, the typical summertime pattern of relatively frequent late day thunderstorms diminishes through the month as the sun’s influence wanes. […]

Redbox adds kiosk in Texico

CNJ staff Redbox, the company that distributes and maintains red automated DVD rental kiosks, has announced the opening of a new location at the Stripes convenience store, 225 Wheeler St., Texico. Consumers can rent DVDs from the Texico kiosk and return them to any of the more than 21,000 other locations across the country. Clovis […]

Police: Holiday stabbing spills over at store

A man stabbed during a Fourth of July fight at Greene Acres Park was stabbed again Saturday night during a fight at Clovis’ Wal-Mart, said the Clovis Police Department. Chief Steve Sanders said Carlos Lopez is in stable condition at Plains Regional Medical Center and the suspect has been taken into custody. Lopez, 26, received […]

Business digest: Furniture store expanding

Portales’ Ashley Furniture owners have expanded to Clovis with a new sales location at 4005 N. Prince. Manager Bobby Hamilton said the furniture store, which opened Friday, serves as a branch of the Portales business owned by Max and June Merrick and carries many products from the Ashley Furniture line. The Clovis store — called […]

Police blotter — July 8

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around midnight June 26, an officer responded to a call of a robbery at a business in the 1400 block of Norris Street. A woman said a man came up to her and pushed her as she exited the store, grabbed her […]

Grocery store lawsuit settled out of court

Freedom New Mexico A lawsuit against a grocery store operated by former State Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, was settled out of court, Moore said. The suit was filed by the state’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of an applicant for employment at Ranch Market in Clayton. The $30,000 settlement, paid to the applicant, contains […]

Police: Man in clown mask robs convenience store

CNJ staff A man wearing a clown mask robbed an Allsup’s convenience store of less than $50 early Sunday morning, according to Clovis police. Police were called to the store at 1500 Mabry Dr. around 6 a.m. for a report of a clerk robbed at gunpoint, records show. The clerk told police a “chunky” built […]