Photo of the day: Broken glass

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Business owner Jim Graham talks inside his store with Clovis City Commissioner Len Vohs Monday morning. Graham said vandals broke windows on his store twice over the weekend. “I’m just sick of it,” he said. “Something’s got to be done.”

Year-old homicide remains unsolved

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer One year after 36-year-old Emmett Salisbury’s body was found in his Clovis secondhand store, police say they are no closer to making an arrest in the homicide. Salisbury was shot once in the chest approximately 12 hours before his body was discovered by his partner on Jan. 8, 2007. […]

Grocery business runs in family’s blood

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist As told to Don McAlavy by Steven Brian of Colorado: “I read your column ‘Clovis man spent majority of life in grocery business’ with great pleasure. I am one of the proud graduates of ‘Hubby Tech’ as Less jokingly referred to his store. Anyway, I wanted to write you also […]

Jury finds man guilty of armed robbery, assault

CNJ staff Curry County jury found a 22-year-old Clovis man guilty of armed robbery Friday, according to the District Attorney’s office. Frank Lasky was convicted of armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault with intent to commit a violent felony, felon in possession of a firearm, and criminal damage. He faces up to 28 years […]

12-7-07 Police blotter

Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 11:30 Nov. 28 an officer responded to a school in the 1400 block of Cameo Street for a report of drug paraphernalia. A staff member said as he walked toward a student, the boy threw a piece of aluminum foil on the ground. The […]

Jury convicts man of armed robbery

CNJ staff and wire reports A 19-year-old Clovis man faces up to 35 years in prison for armed robbery after a Curry County jury convicted him Wednesday, according to the district attorney’s office. Anthony Wallace was convicted of felony armed robbery, felony aggravated burglary, assault with intent to commit a violent felony, intimidation of a […]

Dec. 5, 2007 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: About 4 p.m. Nov. 25 an officer responded to a department store in the 3000 block of Prince for a shoplifting report. Store employees said they found a used pregnancy test in the bathroom after a 17-year-old girl was […]

Patronage varies on Black Friday

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Electronics Boutique Games sold out of video game consoles within five minutes of opening on Black Friday, according to Store Manager Bill O’Shea. Located at North Plains Mall, the video game store along with other stores at the mall opened at about 6 a.m. Friday. Some Clovis retail store […]

Business Digest: Tractor Supply store opening

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Tractor Supply Co. store in Clovis will open for business at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Store Manager Dee Don Bates said in a news release. The Clovis store is at 1282 State Road 209 and has 19,097 square feet, including the sales floor and support service space. A fenced […]

Holmberg Jewelry closing doors

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Yvonne Mercadante of Clovis helps the staff retag and reorangize inventory Monday at Holmberg Jewelry. Mercadante, who has worked at the store off and on since 1960, said the store closure is “absolutely devastating.” CNJ staff One of Clovis’ oldest jewelry stores is going out of business. Holmberg Jewelry, which […]

Business Digest: Tractor Supply Co. manager named

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Dee Don Bates has been named store manager at the Tractor Supply Co. store in Clovis, according to District Manager Jack Galloway. A native of Clovis, Bates joined Tractor Supply Co. this year as a manager trainee in Lubbock. He has more than 15 years of retail experience. In […]

Store managers: Toy recalls met with quick response

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Actions in China set in motion a series of recalls that affected children, their parents and the merchants they deal with across the United States. A series of toy recalls, mostly due to lead content in paint, shook consumer confidence across the nation, but had varying effects for Clovis […]

Quilters gather at annual festival

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Casey Peacock Verdena Massey and her daughter Gloria Blackwell stand before the Pineapple Pattern quilt Massey quilted and entered into the second annual High Plains Quilt Festival, held at the Memorial Building in Portales. By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Volunteers and vendors alike were busy among the kaleidoscope of colors […]

Time on earth shouldn’t be squandered

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist In my childhood days, when we would visit relatives, we always went to the general store. At this general store, one could find everything: feed, milk, cereal, lye, garden seed and anything else one might need. Miss Nell always stocked a wide variety of candy and plenty of bottled cokes […]

Oct. 9 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 8 p.m. Sept. 29 an officer stopped a vehicle in the area of 10th and Cameo streets for a broken taillight. The driver ran from his vehicle. When the officer caught up to him, the driver had his […]

Oct. 10, 1950

The Clovis Boot Shop, located at 216 Main, offered shoe repair services and hand-made boots. … A 14-year-old Clovis school girl was being held by county authorities for juvenile delinquency after the girl announced her intention of discontinuing school and running off with a boyfriend. … Hugh Jones, manager of the local Goodyear Service Store, […]

Clovis man spent majority of life in grocery business

By Don McAlvy: Columnist The oldest family owned grocery store in Clovis in 1985 was the Less Hubby & Son’s Food Market. The founder, Less Hubby, was born Less Leslie Hubby in Arkansas in 1908. Less arrived in Clovis about 1921 when he was 13. His aunt, Fronie Buxton, came to Clovis in 1917 when […]

Convenience store chain Town & Country sold

Staff and wire reports CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Convenience store operator Susser Holdings Corp. said Friday it will acquire privately held convenience store chain Town & Country Food Stores for $361 million in cash. Town & Country operates 168 convenience stores in Texas and New Mexico, incluidng 28 locations in eastern New Mexico. Town & […]

Monetary matters must be monitored closely

Anita Doberman A few weeks ago I went to the commissary with my five children. Going to the grocery store with all of them isn’t easy, so when my husband deploys I often go to a small and extremely expensive store that is very close to our home. But on this particular Sunday, I needed […]

Texas Playboys highlight of festival

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Did you go to the Clovis Music Festival? I’ve got to tell you my favorite act was Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys. I can tell you when I first discovered Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. I was in college back east and was browsing through the racks of vinyl at […]