Monday morning briefing: Hot game, school business and a concession

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Our own game specialist Jenna Zaime’s pick of the week. Game: Bejeweled 3 Genre: Puzzle System: PC, Mac What is it? A compulsively fun sequel that’s delightful, if familiar. ESRB Rating: Everyone Web site: http://www.popcap.com/games/bejeweled3 Holiday cooking tip To […]

Elida residents aim to revive town square with Christmas spirit

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Alisa Boswell The sights and sounds of Christmas will make their way to the Elida town square Friday night. The village is holding its inaugural Christmas on the Square event, starting at 6 p.m. Shops surrounding the square will be open for business. Each shop will display Christmas lights and hand out free refreshments. The […]

Portales promoting local shopping with Christmas crawl

PNT staff report This Christmas season, the Portales MainStreet Program is featuring the Portales Christmas Crawl to promote local shopping, according to a news release from the organization. Participants can win gift certificates and products from local merchants. People interested have from Friday to Dec. 11 to get a promotional booklet with instructions from a […]

Honors — Oct. 24

Eppler Tate Eppler, an eighth- grader at Yucca Junior High, was the winner of the statewide junior high division at the 2010 New Mexico Youth Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition held during the Governors Entrepreneurial Summit in Albuquerque Oct. 14-15. His sponsor was Silvia Montano of ENLACE. His parents are Terry and Kym Moore of Clovis […]

Business, quilt tips featured on show

Information on critical business thinking, making kaleidoscope quilts and insertion lace machine embroidery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Author Kivi Bernhard talks about the hunt for profit in a tough global economy. His book is titled “Leopardology,” and he compares critical business thinking with the […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A sneak peek, sweet business and a Red scare

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Video of the day Local folks are Joking Around. Kitchen tip of the week Roll out pie crusts between wax paper for easier placement on pie plate. ENMU preview Eastern New Mexico University’s “Green and Silver View” preview day for high school seniors is […]

Honors — Oct. 10

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Milburn Lynda Milburn was selected Outstanding Unit Member for 2010 by the New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees and Curry County Association of Educational Riterees . She is currently the treasurer of the local organization. Lynda graduated cum laude from Eastern New Mexico University with a double major in business education and secondary education with […]

It’s their business: The Main Place/Webb Direct 2U

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Business: The Main Place/Webb Direct 2U Location: 109 S. Main St., www.webbdirect2u.com Phone: 226-8365 Hours of Operation: noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday Merchandise/Services: Children’s clothing and accessories. Something unique about the business: The Main Place specializes in formal apparel including pageant and flower girl dresses, christening and baptismal wear, children’s tuxedos and custom […]

City officials hope traffic light will ease downtown congestion

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Jared Tucker A downtown business owner says he is fed up with the traffic congestion caused by a stop sign at Main and Second Streets, so his building is for sale and he’s moving out of the square. City officials said help for the traffic problem could be on its way. Buzz Goodson, owner of […]

Our People: Taking care of business

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Lynell Skarda is the oldest practicing lawyer in New Mexico. At 95 years old, he works at his family’s bank, the Citizens Bank of Clovis. His father started Farmer State Bank and merged with Citizens in 1924. In his youth, Skarda lived with his mother in California during the school year and with his father […]

Residents voice emissions regulation opposition

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Sharna Johnson Emissions regulations proposed by the state environmental department brought out strong opposition from area residents and leaders during a Thursday hearing in Clovis. Comments documented during a six-hour hearing held at the Civic Center will be relayed to the state Environmental Improvement Board. Numerous residents, business representatives and elected officials trickled in and […]

Businesses put sales online

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Internet business is a good thing as far as two Portales entrepreneurs are concerned. The Main Place owner Suzi Webb opened her storefront business on the Portales downtown square last year, but started her Internet business a decade ago when they were on Ebay. Amazon.com contacted Webb in 2003 about joining the website. Webb said […]

Obesity matter of personal responsibility

Many of us in the food producing business are watching with a suspicious eye Michelle Obama’s pending federally funded efforts to combat obesity in children. Our skepticism is justified because every special interest group from global warming to UFO conspirators somehow wind up casting blame on modern agriculture. Nevertheless, obesity apparently is a serious problem […]

Better Business Bureau warns of phone scam

The Better Business Bureau in Albuquerque is warning of a phone scam in which callers from Jamaica tell people they have won a prize and need to pay fees to claim it. According to a release from the bureau, the caller identification systems show an 876 area code and the callers have Jamaican speech patterns. […]

Their view: Electronic messaging violates Open Meetings Act

The Las Vegas City Council last year discussed public business by e-mail. New Mexico’s attorney general recently let council members know they can’t skirt the state’s Open Meetings Act by communicating electronically. Here’s commentary from Sarah Welsh, executive director of New Mexico Foundation for Open Government: “Call it what you will. Special meeting. Work session. […]

Tips to choose happiness after divorce featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on using a Bias Tape Maker machine, developing a sewing-related business and choosing happiness after divorce will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Michele Muska is with Simplicity Creative Group, and she’s going to show how to make bias strips using […]

Dora school news — April 13

Fundraiser lunch The Dora Chapter of Business Professionals of America will be offering an enchilada lunch on Sunday at the school cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The meal price is a donation to BPA. We are raising money for 23 students who qualified to attend the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., in […]

Businesses, customers object to North Prince Street median

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — At the peak of evening rush hour Tuesday, vehicles slowed to a crawl alongside the new and brightly painted yellow concrete barrier in the middle of North Prince Street with drivers staring at entrances across the road, trying to figure out how to get to them. One […]

Censorship shouldn’t be business bargaining chip

Freedom Newspapers This viewpoint, which reflects those of Freedom Communications, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register.

Painting is their passion

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Two artists are hoping to paint their way into a new business in Clovis. Childhood friends Tasha Hicks and Megen Graddy, both 22, decided they’d like to paint murals for a living. They started by offering their work for free — with a mural for a store on Grand […]