New mission draws variety of volunteers

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Billy Tate, auctioneer for Tate Auction Service of Clovis, makes a Monday inspection of items that will be auctioned off Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds Pavilion to provide funds for the Lighthouse Mission. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Area businesses are stepping forward to try and make a […]

Clovis man owns extensive phone collection

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gary Blair of Clovis moved his extensive phone collection into a railroad caboose he restored a year and a half ago. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Gary Blair of Clovis stopped counting the phones in his collection after he got to a couple hundred. He has miniatures, novelties, not-so-novel […]

3-7 Religion digest

The Lighthouse Mission in Clovis is seeking donations of art prints, paintings, sculptures, antiques, homemade quilts and other artistic pieces, especially artwork created by local artists, for a silent auction fund-raiser to benefit the rescue mission’s ministry. Art donations should be taken to the Lighthouse Mission by 5 p.m. March 14 at 407 L. Casillas […]

It’s their business: Clovis Antiques

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Clovis Antiques Location: 1709 E. Mabry Drive What they do: Sell antiques, collectibles, furniture care products and silver polish. Who’s in charge: Rose Sweeting is the owner. How long in business: Nine years. Contact: 763-1740, e-mail: clovisantiques@plateautel.net Hours of business: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. […]

Antiques offer link to past – Store owners tout charater of older items.

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Prisicilla Gonzalez and her mother, Lidia, look at an antique vase displayed by a vendor on Main State. CNJ staff photo: By Marlena Hartz: CNJ STAFF WRITER It is easy to miss the table entirely. An assortment of cups and saucers litter its top. Shelves full of dusty books and colorful knickknacks tower over it. […]

Melrose chamber honors businesses

CNJ staff The Melrose Chamber of Commerce banquet held Monday night in Melrose was accompanied by 1940s-era music and a hearty helping of roast beef and potatoes. And some in attendance walked away with annual awards: Business of the year went to Antiques Etc., owned and operated by Melrose resident Norma Ashley. She opened her […]

War veteran loved antiques

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Lt. Col. Gradon E. Mongar enjoyed a long career in the military, flying fighter jets and serving in World War II and Vietnam. But there was more to Mongar than fast planes and war experiences. Antiques also played a big role in his life. In fact, after retiring from the […]