Business digest — March 20

Farm Credit to distribute cash Farm Credit of New Mexico will distribute $9.5 million in cash to stockholders by the end of March as part of its patronage distribution program. The payment is based on each stockholder’s average loan balance during 2011, and reduces member interest rates by about .75 percent. The association recorded net […]

Products confiscated from Portales smoke shops

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell A glass case in FN Smoke Shop in Portales displays signs warning customers that the incense sold is not for consumption. Alisa Boswell Editor’s note: We’ve made a major correction to this story since it originally published on Monday night, Nov. 28. Deputies did not seize any cash in this […]

Friday morning briefing: Book bargains, getting hooked and cash machines

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Book bargains A used book sale will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Saturday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The sale is being conducted by the Friends of the Library. Big fish A chance to get hook at the annual Biggest Catfish Challenge […]

Everybody’s business: Banker talks business loans

A great management tool for business owners is to have current and relevant information in order to make good business decisions. The decisions to expand, hire additional employees, or to introduce a new product or service requires planning and usually capital infusion. This holds true for starting a new business as well. An interview about […]

Creasy able to ‘cash’ in

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Luke Creasy of Deming gets flat for his bareback run Saturday night at the Pioneer Days Rodeo at the Curry County Events Center. Creasy scored an 83 on the ride. Kevin Wilson Luke Creasy just got a new bundle of Cash in his life, so a new chunk of cash […]

Farm Credit of New Mexico distributing money to stockholders

CNJ staff Farm Credit of New Mexico will be distributing over $6 million in cash to their stockholders, according to a news release. The money will be distributed as part of the Farm Credit of New Mexico’s Patronage Distribution Program. The release said the cash will be distributed on or before March 31. The distribution […]

CCC, UNM working to make transitions smoother

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo University of New Mexico recruiter Lukas Cash discusses class schedules with a student Friday at Clovis Community College. Cash will spend Thursday’s and Friday’s at the college. Liliana Castillo The University of New Mexico has made itself more accessible to students in eastern New Mexico. The school has hired advisor […]

McGee: Moonlighting at a funeral home

It was a Sunday morning and I was thumbing through the newspaper, pondering picking up a little more cash to pay some bills faster. Looking over the newspaper’s classifieds I stumbled upon what I thought was the perfect job for someone who works mornings at a radio station, afternoons at a bicycle shop, then writes […]

Grant Mcgee: Insurance job was ‘divine’ calling

Grant McGee The Lord wanted me to have a job one time. Let me explain. Years ago I needed more money for my growing family. So I moseyed on down to the state employment commission to find a job that would bring in wheelbarrows full of cash. “The Lord said you were coming. He has […]

Ticket feature: Roping series coming to events center

Freedom New Mexico As many as 500 teams are expected to compete in the Matthews Land and Cattle No Bull Series this weekend at the Curry County Events Center. And with prizes such as a three-horse trailer, saddles, buckles, cash and more on the line, the event is sure to be highly competitive, according to […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Cash & carry, an all-nighter and a revolution ends

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Cash and carry Portales schools are having a “cash and carry” sale to dispose of excess furniture, equipment and fixtures from the move into the new Lindsey-Steiner Elementary School. The sale is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the old Steiner Elementary School, […]

Employees encouraged to cash in on ideas

By Maj. Jennifer S. Spires: Air Force Office of Business Transformation ARLINGTON, Va. — Highlighting a new Department of Defense-led program designed to produce money-saving ideas that improve the way the DOD operates, Air Force Undersecretary and chief management officer Erin C. Conaton is encouraging civilian and military employees to share their ideas online at […]

Lawsuit names Tucumcari police officers in theft

By Tom Sharpe Two Kansas residents claim in a lawsuit filed in Santa Fe that police in Tucumcari stole $47,000 in cash from them because they were assumed to be Mexican nationals. “We have not received any documents concerning this suit from the State District Court,” said Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose on Tuesday. Rose […]

Home delivery of pharmacy benefits saves money

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist Military retirees and families will save themselves some cash — and save TRICARE a whole lot of money — by using their “home delivery” pharmacy benefit instead of filling prescriptions at TRICARE retail outlets. Pharmacy officials are doing whatever they can to drive that message home to 7.5 million users […]

Three charged in Portales break-in

Freedom New Mexico Three Portales residents have been arrested for breaking into a home, taking items and spraying tear gas on a 26-year-old woman and two girls, ages 5 years and 6 months, according to a news release from the Portales Police Department. According to police, the incident happened Monday in the 1900 block of […]

Throwing cash at problems not solution

Freedom New Mexico The Senate is facing the politically uncomfortable prospect of raising the limit on the national debt — again — to somewhere north of $13 trillion. Senate Democrats are seeking a way to fold the admission of fiscal malpractice into some larger spending bill, hoping it won’t be noticed — and exploited politically. […]

Local car dealers sign up for federal trade-in program

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico New car dealers in Clovis and Portales spent a little time on Friday trying to register their businesses to be part of the federal government-sponsored Car Allowance Rebate System, formerly Cash for Clunkers, program. How much customers or the dealerships themselves will benefit from the $1 billion nationwide program, […]

An old-timer said it well in 1949

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist In 1949 at the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Clovis High School, Cash Ramey was called on to make a few remarks. These are his words: “Way back yonder, 48 years ago this month, I came to Clovis. Clovis was a town about 100 people. “As I look over this […]

Old-timer said it best 54 years ago

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist In 1955 at the ground-breaking ceremonies for the new Clovis High School Mr. Cash Ramey was called on to make a few remarks: “Ladies and Gentlemen. Way back yonder, 48 years ago this month, I came to Clovis. Clovis was a town about 100 people. “As I look over this […]

March 6 police blotter

CNJ staff Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 a.m. Feb. 18 an officer responded to a business in the 2000 block of North Prince Street for a report of embezzlement. A manager said an employee had been taking merchandise, his cash drawer had been short and […]