It’s their business: Bearly Used

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Bearly Used Name: Bearly Used Location: 915 Main St. What they do: Sell consignment clothing, furniture, and household decor. Who’s in charge: Dian Foster Employees: 1 How long in business: 17 years Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Contact: 762-7461 or e-mail bearlyused@plateautel.net Of note: Foster […]

It’s their business: Wholey Cow Deli

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Name: Wholey Cow Deli Location: 121 E. 7th Street What they do: They serve deli sandwiches, soup, salads, smoothies and sugar-free, fat-free frozen yogurt. Who’s in charge: Margaret George Employees: Four How long in business: Three years Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Contact: 769-1452 […]

Secret passwords have lost luster

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Am I the only person on the planet who was sincerely shocked to hear this week that the most common password for secret passwords is “password?” Duh! If your “becoming-more-complex-by-the-minute life” is anything like mine, then you’ve started to notice you need a filing cabinet to keep track of all […]

Voting by mail gets my full support

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In counties across New Mexico, voters had an opportunity Tuesday to decide important issues like school bonds. In the years since the disputed 2000 presidential election, voters have shown trepidation about whether their vote will count. The government’s response is the Help America Vote Act, which has mandated counties […]

Sept. 11, 2007 It’s Their Business

Name: Lavender and Lace Location: 3017 N. Prince, Suite 2 What they do: Sell silk and dry florals, oil paintings, gifts and home decor Who’s in charge: Anne McMath Employees: one How long in business: Previously owned and operated as Anne’s Creations in Portales for more than 10 years, now recently re-opened in Clovis Hours: […]

Sept. 11, 1923

With the arrival and installation of 14 mail boxes, the Clovis post office announced an early-morning mail collection would be made every day, including Sundays and holidays. … County Agent E.C. Hollinger was driving a new Chevrolet car. … White Swan Pork and Beans claimed to be “Better than the law requires” in a Clovis […]

It’s their business: Makin’ It Natural

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Makin’ It Natural Location: 2502 Ashford Dr. What they do: Sell supplements, natural and organic foods, herbs and items for special diets. Who’s in charge: Jule Abernathy is the owner. Employees: six How long in business: 12 years Hours of business: 9 a.m. […]

Legalism bad in society but worse in religion

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist Legalism. Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary defines “legalism” as “strict, literal, or excessive conformity to the law or to a religious or moral code.”   In our society, the silliness of legalism is so pervasive we hardly notice it anymore.   Have you installed a computer program recently? If you have, […]

It’s their business: Clovis Vacuum Center

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Clovis Vacuum Center Location: 703 E. Grand Ave. What they do: Service vacuum cleaners and sell Riccar vacuums, bags, belts and filters, and room freshner sprays. Who’s in charge: Kim Hester is the owner. Employees: Three How long in business: More than 50 years. Hours of business: 9 […]

Education Digest: Osburn recognized by administrators

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Cindy Osburn, executive director of student support services for Clovis Municipal Schools, received the Administrator of the Year Award from the New Mexico Council of Administrators of Special Education, according to CMS officials. She will be recognized at the New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators Conference in July. Udall […]

It’s their business: The Main ARTeri

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CNJ staff photo: Jean Verlich By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: The Main ARTeri Location: 311 N. Main St. What they do: Paint your own pottery, art gallery, art studio, art lessons for children and adults Who’s in charge: John Muir is the manager and partner. How long in business: Five years; moved from […]

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. […]

It’s their business: Frame and Art Gallery

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Frame and Art Gallery Location: 1713 W. 21st St. What they do: Custom framing, including needlework and shadow boxes; sell art, including art from the country’s top 10 artists, limited-edition prints and canvas transfers; and sell candles, photo frames, and decorative and gift […]

June 25, 1959

City officials agreed to give $8,000 in cigarette tax funds to the Clovis Youth Recreation Board. YRB officials said about 7,000 Clovis youth benefited from YRB services and the recreation program would have been defunct on July 1 without the money. … GAC Finance Corp., 418 Mitchell and 105 S. Main, was offering loans up […]

It’s their business: Mesa Financial

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CNJ staff photo: Cortney Graham By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Mesa Financial Location: 403 Pile St. What they do: Lending institution — make loans to purchase vehicles, personal loans, mortgages Who’s in charge: Jason Crume is the manager and partner. Employees: Two plus Crume How long in business: 10 years, moved in April […]

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 […]

Letters to the Editor: Postal service needs proper competition

When a customer tells me “the check is in the mail,” I tend not to believe them. But I’m starting to change my mind. A customer two miles from us recently sent a payment for $28,000 through the U.S. mail. Based on the postmark, the two-mile trip took 28 days. My credit card bill normally […]

Gunman kills 32 at Virginia Tech shooting before committing suicide

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An unidentified man sits handcuffed under the Drill Field review stand Monday while officials check Burruss Hall for safety following a shooting incident on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va. (AP photo: Alan Kim) By Sue Lindsey: The Associated Press BLACKSBURG, Va. — A gunman massacred 32 people at Virginia Tech in the deadliest […]

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: […]