April 21, 1938

The Piggly Wiggly was at Fourth and Pile streets. Palmolive soap was sold for 6 cents a bar. … C.V. Steed Undertaking was advertising its funeral and ambulance services. The phone number was 14. … Baseball slugger Lou Gehrig and singing cowboy Smith Ballew were starring in “Rawhide,” scheduled to open April 22 at the […]

March 29, 1937

The proprietor and an employee of Long Horn Café were facing charges they sold liquor to minors and sold liquor after designated hours. The arrests came on the heels of Clovis Mayor L.J. Stone’s promise to residents that the city would crack down on liquor regulations. … The entire region received 2 to 3 inches […]

‘Believe in Me’ tickets selling fast

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CNJ staff More than half of the VIP tickets for the sneak preview of “Believe in Me” have been sold, according to Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Jenni Gee. “As of 2:11 p.m. (Monday),” Gee said, “we have sold 393 tickets out of the 600 available.” The tickets, which went on sale at 8 […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Entrepreneurship class uses skills to raise funds

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer CLOVIS RESIDENT Judy Uerling remembers her first year as a restaurant owner in Albuquerque. Business was slow. But Uerling still turned to those less fortunate. “RATHER THAN FEEL sorry for myself, I made five gallons of vegetable beef soup and took it to a (soup kitchen). They were so […]

Shopper stories

Freedom Newspapers Some shoppers got everything they wanted in a matter of minutes. Others fought through crowds to discover their targeted items were sold out. We talked with a few shoppers on their Black Friday experiences in eastern New Mexico. Ashly Baccas, shopping in the afternoon with family, said she has never done the early […]

“Kirby man” keeps going

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CNJ Staff Photo: Kevin WilsonLawrence Riggins shows his “100 Percent Kirby Club” pin received during 50 years working with the company. He received the pin for 16 sales of the vacuum cleaner and a stone for each additional 16 sales. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer Lawrence Riggins once sold a vacuum cleaner for a […]

State clarifies food mandate

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer School-aged hawkers of peanut patties and cookie dough have cause to celebrate. An ambiguous state law that restricts or prohibits the sale of food and beverages for fund-raisers does not apply to off-campus fund raising, according to a memo sent in late September by New Mexico Secretary of Education […]

ENMU going nuts about fund-raising

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University and Sunland Peanuts officials have decided to throw peanuts at the task of raising scholarship money at the university — a whole bunch of peanuts. At a press conference Friday, the Peanut Project Program was formally launched. “Investing in Education: One peanut at a time” is […]

Livestock sale fair tradition

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Ring men Wayne Kinman of Elida, front, and Johnny Ogden of Floyd work the livestock auction crowd Friday at the Curry County Fair. (Staff photo: Andy deLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The contours of smooth-soled cowboy boots and treaded sneakers decorate the dirt. A man in a peach Oxford shirt dances across the […]

‘Pirates’ helps Portales theatre set new mark

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers The Tower Twin Theatre set a new house record July 7 by selling out the 6:30 p.m. showing of “Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest.” Theater Manager Michelle Goodwind said the theater hadn’t sold out a showing since owner Larry Allen bought the business in the 1980s. Goodwind […]