Pretend presidential run must be fun

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer I’m in a fortunate position where I can expend 500 to 600 words reflecting on whatever I want. Sometimes, a thought of mine simply isn’t enough to fill that word amount. So here’s a bunch of thoughts worth sharing but not worth their own column: • If somebody lures […]

March 7, 1984

Clovis’ newest city commissioners were James. B. Moss, James R. Dickenson, Jay Michael Johnson and Patrick C. Sandoval. Russell Muffley beat nine other candidates for the municipal judgeship. The March 6 election brought out 4,128 voters. … A Rotan, Texas, woman won the “name the cup contest” sponsored by Clovis-based Allsup’s convenience stores. She selected […]

March 6, 1970

“Love, American Style,” was among television show options. Start time was 9 p.m. on KOAT-TV Channel 7. … George M. Lake was pastor at First Church of the Nazarene, 12th and Rencher. Sunday school classes started at 9:30 a.m. with worship service at 10:40 a.m. each Sunday … Fred R. Williams was pastor at St. […]

March 5, 1928

A Nara Visa bank robbery suspect was being held in the Curry County Jail. He said he won the $1,400 in cash police found in his socks while gambling in Oklahoma. … Slaughter Murray, owner of a Clovis confectionery, inadvertently sent pupils at Eugene Field School scurrying from their classrooms. He was looking for the […]

March 4, 1983

New Mexico lawmakers were considering a bill requiring automobile safety restraints for children under 5. Clovis health officials were loaning car seats at no charge. … The Clovis News-Journal cost a quarter, even on Sundays. … Clovis High’s Grand Concert was scheduled for 7 p.m. at Rock Staubus Gym. Cost was $2 for adults and […]

March 3, 1916

A smallpox scare was beginning to reach “serious proportion,” The Clovis Journal reported. The newspaper did not estimate the number afflicted with the disease but a headline reported “Many avoid quarantine by not reporting disease.” Health officials warned they were considering a ban on Clovis residents leaving town by train. The epidemic was reported under […]

March 2, 1909

New Mexico territorial Gov. George Curry officially declared Clovis a city, by proclamation. … Theodore Roosevelt was in his next-to-last day as U.S. president. New Mexico was almost three years away from becoming a state. … E.R. Hart, the manager of a lumber company, was chairman of Clovis’ Board of Trustees. … The city’s population […]

March 1, 1965

Clovis awoke to more than an inch of snow on the ground – a little surprising since temperatures had been in the mid-60s the day before. … Fred Harman, creator of the Red Ryder comic strip, which ran 25 years, was in Clovis promoting his new career as an oil painter. … Voters approved a […]

‘Believe in Me’ tickets selling fast

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CNJ staff More than half of the VIP tickets for the sneak preview of “Believe in Me” have been sold, according to Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce spokesperson Jenni Gee. “As of 2:11 p.m. (Monday),” Gee said, “we have sold 393 tickets out of the 600 available.” The tickets, which went on sale at 8 […]

McClure confirmed as higher ed secretary

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE — The Senate has confirmed Beverlee McClure as the state’s first secretary of higher education, but several Democrats and Republicans voted against her nomination. A 2005 law created the Higher Education department, which replaced the appointive Commission on Higher Education. McClure served as president of Clovis Community College from […]

Clovis Community College Q&A

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election for District 1 and District 4 seats will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 6. Early voting at the Curry County Courthouse ends Friday. The following questions were posed to candidates. Gayla Brumfield and Dr. Ken Merritt are vying to represent District 1, and […]

Feb. 27, 2007 Business Digest

Tools & More makes move to N. Main Tools & More is moving in the next few weeks from 412 Commerce Way to 1314 N. Main St. just around the bend, according to owner Don Reid. Reid said he purchased the building at the new location, which will have about the same showroom space but […]

Feb. 27, 2007 It’s Their Business

Name: When You Have Everything What they do: They sell apparel, handbags, footwear, home decor and gifts; and do manicures, pedicures and ion cleanses. Who’s in charge: Owners are Taryn Dedeaux and Vicki Tipton, daughter and mother. How long in business: November 2005. How many employees: Three. Location: 1500 Pile St. Hours of business: 10 […]

Small business workshops set

CNJ Staff The Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College has several upcoming workshops for small business owners and self-employed individuals as well as one for commercial loan officers, according to its Web site. • A two-session QuickBooks basic workshop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and March 17 at Clovis […]

Ag Expo features drought lessons

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Visitors attending the first day of the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo in Portales today can receive useful information on a common problem facing farmers and ranchers of the Southwest — drought. New Mexico State University extension range management specialist Chris Allison will lead the seminar “Planning For the […]

Couple uses wind to cut costs

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent A couple who live on the outskirts of Bovina have more than one reason for installing a wind turbine in their back yard. Tony Neal and his wife, Dottie, installed the 41-foot wind generator in January. The trailblazing couple hope it will cut their energy costs in half, help the […]

Cannon captain sentenced

CNJ staff Editor’s note: This report contains language that some readers may find offensive. A Cannon Air Force Base captain was sentenced to one year of military confinement and will be dismissed from the Air Force after he was found guilty of molesting an 8-year-old boy, according to base officials. Capt. Robert Bitner, 30, was […]

Three arrested in pot bust

CNJ Staff Three Melrose women were arrested early Sunday morning when Curry County Sheriff’s deputies serving a search warrant discovered more than half a pound of marijuana, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release. Carey Sumner, 28, Chantille Woods, 37, and Dianna Points, 59, were released later in the day on $6,000 bonds, according to […]

Medical bus on way

CNJ Staff Twenty-one percent of New Mexicans are without health insurance, according to the Web site www.statehealthfacts.org. But, help is on the way. The “Help is Here Express,” a national bus tour sponsored by America’s pharmaceutical research companies that helps low-income people find programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free, will be […]

Thinning out wildlife most efficiently left to hunters

Freedom Newspapers Leave it to career bureaucrats to make a federal case out of a little wildlife problem. The federal government’s answer to an exploding elk population in Rocky Mountain National Park is typically complicated and unnecessarily expensive, with the Park Service planning to hire specialized sharpshooters, at undoubtedly inflated rates, to cull the herd […]