It’s Their Business: Unique Creations Gift Shop and JJ’s Polish Pottery Place

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Unique Creations Gift Shop and JJ’s Polish Pottery Place Location: 1326 Highway 60-84 What they do: Sell gifts, crafts and Polish pottery, and teach decorative painting. Who’s in charge: Patsy Liston, Jean Patton and Jaqque Johnson are the partners. How long in business: about 30 years Hours of […]

It’s Their Business: Hacienda Home Center

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Hacienda Home Center Location: 200 E. Brady Ave. What they do: Sell hardware, building materials, paint, lawn and garden supplies, farm and ranch items, and home decor. Who’s in charge: Danny Lucero is the manager. Employees: 20 How long in business: about 30 years Hours of business: 8 […]

Business Digest: Auto glass store owner honored

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Gene Porter, owner of the Glass Doctor of Clovis, received the 2006 Top Gun designation from the franchise during its annual conference, according to a company news release. The Top Gun designation is given to the top 10 percent of Glass Doctor franchisees who achieve certain sales, operations and […]

It’s their business: Makin’ It Natural

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Makin’ It Natural Location: 2502 Ashford Dr. What they do: Sell supplements, natural and organic foods, herbs and items for special diets. Who’s in charge: Jule Abernathy is the owner. Employees: six How long in business: 12 years Hours of business: 9 a.m. […]

It’s their business: Discount Party Plaza

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Discount Party Plaza Location: 2614 N. Prince St. What they do: Sell decorations, supplies and seasonal items, including balloons, pinatas, paper tableware, plasticware, tablecloths, banners, favors and tablecloths for parties and celebrations. Who’s in charge: Mike and Becky Dlouhy are the owners. Employees: 2 How long in business: […]

It’s their business: Bigs Lots

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Big Lots Location: 820 E. 21st St. What they do: Sell name-brand products at closeout prices. Who’s in charge: Ralph Aguilar is the manager. Employees: 19 How long in business: Two years Hours of business: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, […]

It’s their business: Samon’s Do-It-Yourself Center

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Samon’s Do-It-Yourself Center Location: 108 N. Sycamore St. What they do: Sell products for do-it-yourselfers, including appliances, plumbing, electrical, cabinets, lighting, toilets, tubs and showers, and heating and air-conditioning equipment. Who’s in charge: Leroy Romero is the manager. Employees: Six plus the manager. How long in business: since […]

It’s their business: Moreno Custom Hats

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Moreno Custom Hats Location: 2411 S. Prince St., U.S. Highway 70 mile marker 439 What they do: Custom-build felt hats in 10, 20, 30 and 100X quality, renovate felt hats, and sell Stetson and Resistol hats. Who’s in charge: Ida Jo Moreno is the owner. How long in […]

It’s their business: Clovis Vacuum Center

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Clovis Vacuum Center Location: 703 E. Grand Ave. What they do: Service vacuum cleaners and sell Riccar vacuums, bags, belts and filters, and room freshner sprays. Who’s in charge: Kim Hester is the owner. Employees: Three How long in business: More than 50 years. Hours of business: 9 […]

It’s their business: The Main ARTeri

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CNJ staff photo: Jean Verlich By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: The Main ARTeri Location: 311 N. Main St. What they do: Paint your own pottery, art gallery, art studio, art lessons for children and adults Who’s in charge: John Muir is the manager and partner. How long in business: Five years; moved from […]

It’s their business: Clovis Antiques

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Clovis Antiques Location: 1709 E. Mabry Drive What they do: Sell antiques, collectibles, furniture care products and silver polish. Who’s in charge: Rose Sweeting is the owner. How long in business: Nine years. Contact: 763-1740, e-mail: clovisantiques@plateautel.net Hours of business: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. […]

Business Digest: Holistic Healing Center opens

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Sharon Sumner has opened the Gnostic Holistic Healing Center in Curry County that offers hypnosis and spiritual counseling, according to Sumner. A longtime area resident, Sumner graduated from the Sylvia Brown Hypnosis Training Center in Campbell, Calif., in April. She offers regressive and behavior modification hypnosis. She also has […]

Business Digest: Emergency loan deadline set

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Farmers have until Dec. 2 to apply for low-interest emergency loans from the Department of Agriculture to help cover the cost of losses suffered from the March tornadoes, according to a news release from New Mexico’s legislators. President Bush declared a state of disaster on April 2 in Curry […]

It’s their business: Mesa Financial

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CNJ staff photo: Cortney Graham By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Mesa Financial Location: 403 Pile St. What they do: Lending institution — make loans to purchase vehicles, personal loans, mortgages Who’s in charge: Jason Crume is the manager and partner. Employees: Two plus Crume How long in business: 10 years, moved in April […]

It’s their business: Pet Pros

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Pet Pros Location: 2909 N. Prince St., Suite D What they do: Sell small animals, reptiles, amphibians, saltwater and freshwater fish and birds; and pet supplies. Who’s in charge: Marcus and Brandi Petroski are the owners. How long in business: Since October. Hours […]

It’s Their Business

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Staff photo: Tony Bullocks CNJ staff Name: Clovis Cutz Location: 1010 West 21st St. What they do: Barber haircuts, some women’s chemical services such as permanents, color and highlighting. They plan to start pedicures and manicures late this year. Who’s in charge: Christina Vasko is the owner. Employees: Three. How long in business: Since November […]

Education Digest: Local students receive Texas Tech scholarships

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Six Clovis High School graduating seniors and two Farwell High School students have been awarded Cotton Simms Scholarships at Texas Tech University, according to an alumni association news release. The following Clovis High School students received scholarships: Conner R. Best, Laura Stephanie Evarts, Brittni D. Jimenez, Jessika G. McGarvey, […]

Business Digest: Cotton grower receives honor

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Ryan Williams of Farwell was recognized by Bayer CropScience for producing more than 2,000 pounds of lint cotton per acre with its cotton seed, according to a Bayer news release. Williams was one of 78 growers honored for achieving one-ton yields on at least 20 acres in Texas and […]

It’s Their Business: Aucutt’s Paint Store

Name: Aucutt’s Paint Store Location: 2000 Mitchell St. What they do: Sell Benjamin Moore house paints, Dupont automotive paints, Coronado industrial coatings; specialty products such as swimming pool paints, potable water container coatings, and epoxy and urethane coatings; and Hunter Douglas window coverings. Who’s in charge: Tisha Brothers is the owner. Employees: Four plus Brothers. […]

It’s their business: Solar Shield, Inc.

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Solar Shield, located at 805 N. Norris St., supplies and installs aftermarket automotive equipment. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Solar Shield Inc. Location: 805 N. Norris St. What they do: Sell “everything” for the automotive aftermarket, including audio, video, suspension systems, restyling, custom and standard wheels and tires […]