Printing money won’t further U.S. recovery

“Q E3” sounds like the name of a British cruise ship. It really stands for “Quantitative Easing 3,” a money-expansion scheme the U.S. Federal Reserve Board is considering to jump-start the economy. The Fed should drop the idea. Quantitative easing, in general, means “an unconventional monetary policy tool … to stimulate the national economy.” It […]

Office store originally printing plant

By Don McAlavy: FNM columnist L ester Wallace Oswald started work at the Clovis Printing Plant at 313 Main in 1932. (I worked for Wallace Oswald at the print shop from around 1947 for 40 or more years.) Oswald was born Oct. 18, 1902, in Delaware, Ohio. Mildred Ufferman was born in the same city […]

Author active in New Mexico history, art

By Don McAclavy: Local columnist I am a native of New Mexico, having been born in 1930 in Clovis, reared on a small farm in Claud, some 35 miles south of the Caprock Amphitheater. I was overseas in the U.S. Army for two years and attended a year of college in the humanities in California […]

Another alternative: Don’t spend

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Have you noticed all the newspaper supplements and magazines suddenly printing stories about “saving money,” and coining new words like “staycation” for not traveling someplace for a vacation? I notice they’re using words like “savings” and “spend less.” I wonder what happened to “spend nothing.” After all, if you don’t […]

Pair of printing companies celebrate 80 years in business

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Randy Holland, owner of Holland’s Clovis Office Equipment, talks with Stacey Martin of Clovis Insurance Center about some possible office supplies Monday at Holland’s. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Two local printing companies spawned from Clovis’ first newspaper are 80 years old. Holland’s Clovis Office Equipment Co. and City […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mark left by printer will never be erased

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist In 1902 “Big Mama” Whiteman, a widow, left Clarksville, Texas, and homesteaded southwest of Portales. At this time Levi J. Whiteman was 15 years old, one of four children. A good friend of Levi’s, Gilbert Terry back in Texas, talked Levi into going into the mail-order business. Yes, two 15-year-old […]

Companies underestimate consumers

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I recently got a new computer, and I’ve lost a lot of sleep over the last week customizing it to my liking. The computer started up right out of the box and it was fast — and by fast, I mean the speed at which Time magazine ran away […]

11/21 Birthdays and Wedding

Birthday Brown Gordon L. Brown, a Lubbock native and Portales resident, will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2 p.m to 4 p.m Saturday at the Rough Rider Room, First and Abilene streets in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by his children, Marlin Brown (Michelle), Greg Brown (Sharon), Ouida Aday (Brad), Sandi Bennett (Buddy), Benny […]

Womack, M. Wayne

M. Wayne Womack, 53, of Lubbock, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, in Lubbock. He was born on July 25, 1951, in Lubbock, to Malcolm and Dorothy Womack. He married Betty Deen on Aug. 8, 1981, in Portales. He served as deacon at Southcrest Baptist Church and was a member of the Lubbock Executive Club, Texas […]

Clovis businesses celebrate 75 years

By Don McAlavy In 1929, a small-town newspaperman came to Clovis from Kansas to start a dynasty. Not only did Mack Stanton combine two weekly newspapers into a daily — the Clovis Evening News Journal at 215 Main — he also created a printing plant to do commercial printing at 313 Main and he called […]

Bennett, Nan L.

Nan Louise Bennett Service: Have been held. Nan Louise Bennett, 85, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Mrs. Bennett was born March 29, 1918, in Muleshoe to James and Julia Clarke Smith. She married William R. Bennett Jr. in 1956 in Clovis. During WWII she ran the printing press […]

Farkas promoted to production manager

CNJ Staff Former Clovis News Journal news editor Tony Farkas is now the production manager of the printing and mailroom operations for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. His promotion was announced this week by Ray Sullivan, FNNM publisher. He began his new duties last fall. Farkas said, “I made the switch from editorial to production […]