Video store seeks letters, cards from community for soldiers

Freedom New Mexico Landall’s Box Office in Portales is reaching out to the community for cards and letters to send along with the movies they give the to the troops stationed overseas. “We would like for the whole town to show their support,” said Peggy Goolsby, store manager. “Cannon is a part of our town […]

Druggist became pillar of community

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist W. H. Duckworth, owner of the Duckworth Drug Company came to New Mexico in the year, 1908 headquartering out of the city while traveling his territory. In 1910 he became manager of the Southwestern Drug Store and remained in that capacity until 1922. Duckworth served his state as lieutenant governor […]

Pregame show could top TV ads

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist A few ramblings from my couch, the grocery store and my Michael J. Fox-inspired dreams. • Sunday’s Lakers-Celtics game was just fantastic to watch, but I could have done without homerism masked as NBA coverage. ABC had a halftime interview with Lakers coach Phil Jackson. That’s a fair and timely […]

Zoning should be a case-by-case decision

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It was couched under fiction, but a cursory reading revealed that it almost had to be factual. A brief Internet research time confirmed that to be the case. Mountain Gazette, a no-frills chronicle for outdoor lovers, carried the original story. In a ski town in Colorado, a ski town in […]

Lincoln Jackson Family Center staff start clothing program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mary Helen Urioste, back, and Jane Chavez wheel a donation out of the back room of the thrift store on Cannon Air Force Base. The women work with the clothing closet at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The staff at Lincoln-Jackson Family Center has found another […]

Business feature: Muleshoe store owner retiring after 42 years

By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico You could say that Charles Bratcher got into a little bit of a routine while running an auto parts shop in Muleshoe for the last 42 years. Here’s how Bratcher says it: “After you’ve done something for a while, it becomes a habit. I’m kind of in the habit […]

Aug. 14 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around noon July 30 an officer responded to lobby of the police department for a report of embezzlement. A woman said an employee at her Main Street business had taken money from the store. The woman said two customers brought her canceled […]

First person: Art gallery, frame shop owner retiring

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Linda Woodall was the fourth woman to own Frame and Art Gallery. Linda Woodall, 62, was the fourth woman to own the Frame and Art Gallery. She owned the store for 12 years, longer than anyone else. But when it came time to retire, she was satisfied that she left […]

4-28 Business digest

Parts store being restructured Clovis’ Checker Auto Parts is closed this week as it is being restructured into an O’Reilly Auto Parts. Scheduled to reopen Thursday, the North Prince store will have new inventory and signage by week’s end, according to O’Reilly corporate spokesman Mark Merz. In July 2008, O’Reilly Auto Parts acquired Phoenix-based CSK […]

4-1 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. March 21 an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of Prince Street for a report of a domestic dispute. Witnesses told dispatchers a man chased a woman into the store and shoved her to the ground. […]