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 […]