Name reform would hurt more than help

Freedom New Mexico Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver recently changed his name, legally, from Chad Johnson to Ocho Cinco. Singer Beyonce Knowles now wants to be called Sasha Fierce. And let’s not even try to track Puffy, Diddy or Daddy, whatever the hip-hop mogul is calling himself these days. If Michael Chertoff had his way, these […]

Oct. 19 Court Dispositions

The following felony criminal cases were recently closed through the 9th Judicial District Court. To view individual cases, visit http://www.nmcourts.gov/caselookup/app and search by case number. Searches can also be conducted using last name, first name and by comparing the case number to the search returns. Under the “Register of Actions Activity” section of each case, […]

Food ministries change names

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Outreach food ministries in Portales and Clovis have changed providers and will no longer operate under the name Angel Food Ministries. The Portales program is now called the First Baptist Church Food Ministry. The Clovis program will operate as Fruitful Spirit Ministries. The ministries offer discounted food packages that […]

Christian band wins invitation to music festival

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Courtesy photo Portales Christian rock band Third Morning Rise will be performing at the Rock the Desert music festival in Midland, Texas. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales Christian rock band Third Morning Rise is making a name for itself after only a year playing together. The four-member band is leaving for the Christian […]

It’s Their Business: Zip Printing

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Name: Zip Printing Location: 901 Mitchell What they do: They provide business and personal printing services, some of which include creating graphics, business letterheads, invoices and wedding announcements. They also have copy, fax and notary service. Who’s in charge: Joe Wood How long in business: 21 years Employees: Five Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m […]

Toddler’s name released

CNJ staff State police have released the name of a 19-month old toddler who was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday evening in south Clovis. Aadyn Noack was pronounced dead at 7 p.m. at Plains Regional Medical Center, police said. He was the son of Bradley and Amber Noack of Texico, police said. Clovis […]

It’s Their Business: Cliff’s Battery Service

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Name: Cliff’s Battery Service Location: 508 E. 2nd St. What they do: They sell and install auto batteries, alternators and automobile starters. Who’s in charge: Ray Reeser Employees: One How long in business: 42 years Contact: 763-7400 or email reeser@amaonline.com Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It’s Their Business: G.W. Clothing

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Name: G.W. Clothing Location: 108 E. 21st St. What they do: They are a boutique that sells women’s clothing and accessories. Who’s in charge: Gizelle Ward Employees: Three How long in business: Eleven years Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact: 760-1237 It’s Their Business is compiled by CNJ staff writer […]

It’s Their Business: Nuco Pool and Spa

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Name: Nuco Pool and Spa Location: 116 Main St. What they do: They sell pools, spas, accessories and also offer maintenance services. They also carry commercial janitorial supplies, paper products and barbecue grills. Who’s in charge: Mark Millender Sr. Employees: Eight How long in business: 66 years Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

Writing highlights mom’s journey

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist My pen runneth dry. This is the part of the movie where we each go our separate ways and the little blurry words, too small to read, come down the screen, along with notes of thanks to people too numerous to name while my many bloopers roll in the upper […]

Our policy is for fairness

Readers sometimes ask why we don’t always name criminal suspects in crime stories.

It’s Their Business: Roper Vinyl Fence

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CNJ Staff Name: Roper Vinyl Fence Location: 321 Sycamore St. What they do: Sell and install vinyl and wood fencing and porch railing. Who’s in charge: Leonard Roper and daughter, Cheryl Roper. Employees: Three. How long in business: Five years. Contact: 742-1044. Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s Their Business […]

NFL teams pass on Red Raiders

All told, 252 players were drafted by NFL teams over the last two days. Clovis’ Joey Garcia was not one of them. Garcia, a 6’2″, 212-pound safety who led Texas Tech in tackles last season, was hopeful he would hear his name called among the seven rounds. No Texas Tech player was selected.

Citizen issues all wet

By Anita Doberman: CNJ columnist This week, I attempted to sign up my children for swimming lessons. I would have easily succeeded in doing so, except that out of curiosity, I decided to ask the owner of the gym a question about the forms she gave me to fill out. On paper, there were the […]

April 22, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: Custom Creations Location: 100 E. Manana Blvd., Unit 11 What they do: Offer screen printing and embroidery services, create graphics and sell clothing, letter jackets, caps, duffel bags and folding chairs. Who’s in charge: Lynn and Diane Newberry Employees: 11 How long in business: Two years Contact: 769-2511 or customcreations06@msn.com Hours: Monday through Friday […]

April 15, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: Audibel Hearing Aid Center Location: 520 W. 21st St. What they do: They sell, test fit and repair hearing aids. Who’s in charge: Caroline Carrasco Employees: Two How long in business: 15 years Hours: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: 769-8119. It’s their business is compiled by CNJ administrative assistant […]

Sorry, Duke’s not for sale

Glenda Price Duke has a fancy schmancy AQHA name, but Bobby calls him Duke “because John Wayne would’ve liked him just as much as I do,” he says. Bobby and Duke hit it off the first time they met. The usual “horse breaking” activities were not necessary. “I pretty much just got on him and […]

April 8, 2008 It’s Their Business

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Name: Totally Tan Location: 220 Commerce Way What they do: They provide tanning bed and spray tan services. They also carry tanning and body lotions. Who’s in charge: Ruby Hester Employees: 10 How long in business: 10 years Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 […]

Getting back to basics: The art of reading

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer I recall hearing a story about two siblings who went into business together and formed a corporation. When it came time to borrow additional funds the owners used company stock as collateral. One of the siblings signed a document giving what he thought was 20 percent to the financial institution; when in […]

First Person: Model mother

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Seka Guhrke plans to get a degree in communications after graduating from CCC’s cosmetology program. Seka Guhrke, a 23-year-old Clovis Community College student and married mother of two, has been selected to represent Curry County in the Mrs. New Mexico-America pageant in July. The name game: Seka (pronounced see-kah) is […]