Business feature: Rubber stamp kit spurs business

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Clyde Powell and Doug Lynch operate Sport Lab. They make a variety of items for people to wear, treasure or display. A bit of history: Powell got started in 1968 processing black and white film of football and basketball at Farwell High School when the athletic director asked him […]

Business feature: Disc jockey says love of music required

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Jose Quezada says anyone can play music, but to be a disc jockey you have to love music. Quezada has been a DJ for 15 years, since his sister got him involved playing music for her friends in college. “She would take me along and I would play for […]

Business feature: Movie rental store provides troops with free entertainment

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Landall’s Box Office has enough movies for a three-fourths of the residents of Portales to watch.

Auto dealers hope incentives spur sales

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico U.S. automakers are rolling out payment protection plans to ease potential buyers worried about job security. But in eastern New Mexico, car dealers are optimistic that isn’t the key motivation for customers. “I haven’t had anybody who’s needed it, and that’s a good thing,” said Terry Wilcox, general manager […]

Business feature: Insurance company relies on referrals

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Mickey and Rhonda Paden have owned and operated Paden Insurance since 1981. Paden said her husband, Mickey, got tired of working in the construction business and decided to go into insurance. “We just jumped out there and did it,” Paden said. What does it take to sell insurance: Every […]

It’s their job: Female barber a rarity

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Name: Yantie Love Job: Master barber at Herb’s Barbershop Background: I grew up in Texico and moved to the Floyd in 1997. Time on job: I have been in the field for 24 years. I have spent the last 13 years here at Herb’s. What does your job entail? I just cut hair. I don’t […]

Business feature: Duo deals with real estate

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Charles and Beverly Bennett own Vista Nueva, Inc., and as of January 1, they joined with the national company United Country to bring in more business. Charles has been in the real estate business for 23 years; Beverly for 13 years. “Charles wanted a change of pace instead of working on a farm to selling […]

Portales building permits

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The number of building permits issued by the city of Portales for new residences rose more than 6 percent in 2008. The city compiles a monthly report on building permit activity.

Peanut growers vote support for national board

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Members of the New Mexico Peanut Growers Association at their meeting in Portales Wednesday approved a referendum supporting continuation of the National Peanut Board. Leaders among New Mexico and west Texas peanut farmers have said the National Peanut Board, which is up for a reaffirmation vote in April, is […]

Business feature: Pharmacist continues business

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Tawnia Gaylor is the owner of CJ’s Pill Box for little over a year since she bought the business from Richard and Vivian Haverland. Gaylor worked for the Haverlands back when she was going to high school. Later, she went to college at University of New Mexico to be […]