Portales woman has nine years of volunteer service

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Viola Burk is a store volunteer at Consigning Women. What other things have you volunteered for in the past? I have volunteered for many church-related things in the past. How did you start volunteering? I came into the store one day to consign my clothes. That was when I met Shelia, and I found out […]

Sleeping is store’s top priority

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Sleep Solutions has been open for three weeks. Bobby Hamilton is the store manager. “Everything was pretty smooth sailing in getting everything setup,” Hamilton said. “We threw the sign up out front and we didn’t start advertising until Feb. 1. We were open about a week before the advertising […]

It’s their job: Dave Frost

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Name: Dave Frost Job: Store manager at Aucutt’s Paint Store Background: Frost, originally from Gloucester, Mass., moved to eastern New Mexico in 1971, when the Air Force brought him to Cannon Air Force Base. He moved to Albuquerque for 20 years, and then returned to live in Clovis. Time on job: 1 1/2 years What […]

Jan. 21, 1968

A Salvation Army used clothing store opened

Guns flying off the shelves with election in balance

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Guns are flying off the shelves at local gun shops, according to gun store owners. Store owners said the election and the possible victory of Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama is driving up gun sales. R&S Gun Shop store owner Larry Reeves said Obama would push for tighter […]

Oct. 17, 1954

Dick Gravel, a part -time clerk at a local department store, was paid back a quarter, which he loaned two years earlier to a customer who did not have the change to finish paying for his merchandise. “I’ve been looking for you for two years,” said the customer.

Sept. 27, 1951

“Hey Moms — Want to Park the Kids?” Gambles Funny Book Table ran an ad in the Portales Tribune encouraging parents to leave their children at the store where there were books for their enjoyment while the parents

Clovis convenience store robbed

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis convenience store was robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon, according to Clovis police. Just before 5 p.m. a male suspect pointed a gun at a clerk at the Allsup’s at 14th and Norris streets and demanded the money in the cash register, according to a press release. He told the clerk […]

Hollywood comes slowly but surely for Portales native

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer It may surprise many Portales residents who frequently browse the latest new releases at their favorite local video store, that they can actually rent a movie, or a television show featuring an Eastern New Mexico University theater alumni. But if your local video store of choice is Landall’s Box […]

Trader Horn’s True Value marks half century in business

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Charlie and Norma Horn opened a small bargain store in Portales in 1958. Over half a century, the business has evolved from a small bargain and surplus store to a hardware store, and today, a home center. Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware — now owned by Max and June […]

Calton Furniture closing doors after decades

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer After nearly half a century of friendly customer service, quality merchandise and family savvy, Calton Furniture will be closing its doors. There is no certain date yet for when the store will close. Co-owner Sharon Davis says that will happen when all the pieces are sold or the entire […]

Arrests made in year-old Clovis murder

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Vassie Salisbury said she had given up hope anybody would be arrested in her son’s homicide after 13 months. However, Clovis police hadn’t given up, and on Wednesday charged three city men with murder in her son’s shooting death. “I feel a lot happier, the 76-year-old Sailsbury said Wednesday […]

Burger King making comeback

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales can begin preparing for the return of the King — Burger King that is. Roger Simer, who recently reopened Burger King in Clovis is now working hard to get a restaurant open in Portales. They hope to have the former Burger King location at Second Street and South […]

Clytie Calton remembered as independent, full of life

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Clytie Calton “lived” life until she died. One of Clytie’s granddaughter’s Jill McCall said her grandmother had made the statement about living until she died to a friend and at first McCall didn’t understand it until the friend told her that she was talking about her independent lifestyle, which […]

Dec. 18, 1947

• Bicycles were advertised for $42.50 and up at Kelt and Van Schoyck’s Gamble and Western Store. • A 14 ounce bottle of catsup was advertised in a grand opening at for Furr Food Store two for 29 cents. • Causey’s Tomcats defeated Three-Way 34-26 in basketball and was ready to host Rosedale.

Dec.16, 1947

• Portales residents contributed 1,700 pounds of cheese, 1,500 pounds of flour and several hundred pounds of Portales peanuts to the “Navajo Brotherhood Caravan,” a charity drive for the Navajo reservation near Gallup. • The Furr Food Store was advertising the opening of its new store at 422 E. State St. in Portales. • The […]

Stores tickled black

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico 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 […]

Area businesses react to recent toy recalls

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico 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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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Volunteers and vendors alike were busy among the kaleidoscope of colors and patterns that were on display during the second annual High Plains Quilt Festival, held at the Memorial Building. “We’ve really enjoyed coming to Portales. The people have been so nice,” said DeeAnn Adams, owner of Country Store […]

Aucutt’s Paint Store opens in Portales

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer In business since 1939, Aucutt’s Paint Store recently opened a second location in Portales. The grand opening of the store at 604 East Second was Tuesday afternoon. The family decided that the Portales area needed a specialty paint store and purchased the property that formerly housed My Little Red […]