Business feature: Al’s Pets owner closing shop

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Al’s Pets owner Albert Lewis explains how the fluorescent fish he sells are bred. Lewis, who has been operating his store since 2000, plans to retire and close his shop in a month. CNJ staff Albert Lewis started his pet shop on 21st Street as part of an extension of […]

Thrift shop open for business

USAF: Airman 1st Class Alexxis Pons Abascal U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jasmine Lear, 27th Special Operations Comptroller Squadron, checks out the children’s book selection Feb. 13 at the Thrift Shop at Cannon Air Force Base. The shop carries a wide selection of gently-used merchandise at competitive prices to meet the needs of everyone […]

Education feature: Texico students helping complete shop facility

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Courtsey photo: Terry Whitener Cesar Chavez, left, and Paden Hagler, right, weld together a new sheet metal storage rack. This is part of a project that is providing necessary tools for the school’s newly-modeled shop facility. Benna Sayyed Powers Hagler taught himself to weld as a youngster growing up on his family’s farm about four […]

Honors —

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Ritch [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Pat Ritch as auxilian of the month for February. Ritch joined the auxiliary in January 2008. She volunteers in the gift shop.

Tire shop operator ‘shocked’ at raid

Freedom New Mexico An operator of Victor’s Tire Shop on Wednesday expressed “shock” about Tuesday’s Portales drug raid and wants customers to know the shop and attached La Paz restaurant remain open for business. The three men arrested, including tire shop owner Victor Olguin, are the only ones accused of being involved with the drugs, […]

Three arrested in raid on Portales tire shop

Christina Calloway The owner of Victor’s Tire Shop and two other men were arrested Tuesday afternoon on drug charges during after police raided his shop on North Chicago Street. Victor Olguin, 50, of Portales arranged for cocaine to be delivered to his shop Tuesday with the intention to distribute it out of his shop, according […]

Business digest — Jan. 24

Fundraiser nets nearly $5,000 A fundraiser dinner, dance and silent auction for the Melrose Tire Shop held Jan. 15 in Melrose netted $4,895. The money will help defray rebuilding costs for the tire shop, which was damaged in an October fire. The owner, Dale Bigler, did not have insurance for the property and will likely […]

Melrose residents holding benefit for restaurant, tire shop

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File photo Melrose Tire Service, known in the village as Dale’s Tire Shop, was damaged in an October fire. Residents are holding a dinner, dance and charity auction to help defray rebuilding costs for the shop, which opened in 1991. Kevin Wilson It’s first and foremost a business, but longtime owner Dale Bigler would also […]

Joe’s Boot Shop reports burglaries

CNJ staff Joe’s Boot Shop, 2600 Mabry Dr., has been burglarized twice in the last week, according to Coli D. Hunt, the shop’s owner. A Clovis Police report shows Hunt reported the glass front door of his building was broken by burglars on Dec. 28. Hunt estimated that $1,500 worth of perfume, cologne and jewelry […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Cop food, a beauty pageant and a day of infamy

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Shop with a cop The Clovis Police department has three events planned Thursday to help raise money for Shop with a Cop, their annual project for kids. Officers will be taking donations for doughnuts at Daylight Doughnuts in Clovis from 6 a.m. until 8 […]

Jesus solid foundation to weather storms in life

When I was a child and our family lived in Kansas City, Mother often took Susie and me into the city to explore museums or shop at Macy’s. Those excursions were recreational and educational. Mother would pack a lunch and then at mealtime, we headed into the nearest Katz Drug Store where she bought us […]

Grant: Life saving matter of taking control

A guy came in the bicycle shop the other day. We got to talking and it turns out we have something in common: We’re both Eagle Scouts, the high rank of the Boy Scouts of America. It got me to reminiscing. To be an Eagle Scout one of the things you have to do is […]

Grant McGee: House guests always welcome to pitch in

A lady came by the bicycle shop the other day. She was there to pick up a grandkid’s bike. After we settled up we had a chance to sit and visit. She got to talking about a bunch of relatives coming to town for a family get-together. “A lot of them are staying at my […]

McGee: Casual conversations

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist When folks come in to the bicycle shop I get to talking to them about other stuff besides bicycles. I might ask if they grew up here on the High Plains. If they didn’t, I might ask where they’re from. It’s all part of being conversational but it also takes […]

Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping

• What: Seventh Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping • What’s it about: The annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping features ropers at everylevel, including some of the top-ranked calf ropers in the world. • When: 9 a.m. Thursday through Sunday; 1 p.m. main event Sunday • Where: Curry County Events Center • Admission: Free except […]

Ticket feature: Ropers to compete in Joe’s Boot Shop event

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File photo The Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping contest features world class rodeo stars and kicks off April 28 at the events center in Clovis. Freedom New Mexico The annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping event continues to challenge the skills of ropers at every level while giving spectators a chance to see some of […]

It's their business: Main Street Barber Shop

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Main Street Barber Shop owner Lisa Holt gives a customer a hair cut. Holt said she offers razor fade designs and has been doing business since 2001. • Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday • Location: 312 N. Main St., Clovis • […]

Shop owners say holiday profits mixed

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Betty Mullins of Clovis makes an adjustment Friday to her display of crosses at Main Street Crafters Mall. Mullins has been displaying her craft for the past 10 years and said “I sell more during Christmas and this Christmas has been better than the last.” Alisa Bowell According to many […]

Press Release: Annual Shop with a Cop event planned

It is that time of year again & Christmas is not far away. The Clovis Police Department and Watson Motor are sponsoring this years annual Shop with a Cop program. Last year, thanks to the generosity of this great community, we were able to raise over $22,000 and take 223 children to Wal-Mart. We gave […]

Ticket feature: Joe’s Boot Shop owner hosting ranch rodeo

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File photo Saturday’s Curry County Ranch Rodeo, scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, will include children’s activities such as stick horse racing. Freedom New Mexico This weekend, crowds will have an opportunity to see a rodeo done ranch-style. Joe Rhodes said ranch rodeos are unique from other rodeos in that […]