Threat of grenade found in Portales yard unknown

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Whether a grenade found Saturday in a Portales yard was live or not couldn’t be determined, according to Portales Police Department spokesperson Lonnie Berry. According to Berry, the condition of the grenade that had apparently been buried in the yard at Eighth and Chicago streets prevented personnel from […]

Farm systems simulation important

By Victor Cabrera: Ag Sense Computer modeling of farm systems looks at key characteristics and functions of a farm in order and then simulates how different conditions and courses of action will affect the farm. Farm enterprises are complex, interrelated systems with multiple interacting components. Each component or factor affects and is affected by its […]

Business Digest: Cotton grower receives honor

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Ryan Williams of Farwell was recognized by Bayer CropScience for producing more than 2,000 pounds of lint cotton per acre with its cotton seed, according to a Bayer news release. Williams was one of 78 growers honored for achieving one-ton yields on at least 20 acres in Texas and […]

Business Feature: Store owner regroups after tornado hits

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CNJ File Photo The Car Quest location on First Street was hit hard by the March 23 tornado, but the business owners have recovered by having their location on Seventh Street absorb its business. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In his 35 years in the automotive parts business, Frank Aucutt has expanded and contracted […]

It’s their business: Smith RV & Marine

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CNJ staff photo: Jean Verlich Smith RV & Marine, located at 920 E. First St., sells RVs, boats and accessories. By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Name: Smith RV & Marine Location: 920 East First St. What they do: Sell and service RVs and boats; and sell a complete line of RV accessories from appliances […]

FEMA disaster application deadline set for June 1

CNJ staff Curry and Quay county residents and business owners who sustained damage related to the March 23 tornadoes have until June 1 to apply for disaster assistance. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration for disaster-related losses to real and personal property must also be submitted by that date. There are two ways […]

Officer can go forward with suit

CNJ staff A decision by the New Mexico Court of Appeals filed Thursday clears the way for a former Clovis police officer to proceed with a lawsuit against the city, according to court records. Former police officer Jerry Wimberly sued the city of Clovis in June 2003 for lost employment opportunities, the records read. He […]

France headed in new direction regardless of vote

By Freedom Newspapers Conventional wisdom holds that in the first round of presidential elections, French voters vote with their hearts and typically winnow the field of candidates to the two highest vote-getters. This often swells the vote counts for fringe candidates and explains the odd outcome in 2002, when perennial anti-immigrant fringe candidate Jean-Marie Le […]

Open letter to AFSOC Partners

Rhonda Seidenwurm Rhonda Seidenwurm, Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Dear AFSOC Partners, We are eagerly awaiting your transition to Cannon Air Force Base and Clovis Municipal Schools. When I talk with military personnel about their greatest areas of concern in moving to Clovis, what I hear most is that the websites you are visiting indicate that […]

May 8, 1945

President Truman proclaimed “complete and final victory” in the European theater “of the greatest war in history.” He cautioned, however, “the victory is but half won. The West is free, but the East is still in bondage to the treacherous tyranny of the Japanese.” … Mandell’s department store was among Clovis businesses celebrating Victory in […]

May 7, 1933

Odis Echols, formerly of Clovis, was president of the Plains-Panhandle Singing convention, which included a large portion of West Texas. … Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Crawford and Charles Lindbergh were newsmakers of the day on newspaper society pages. … John Willander’s All-American Circus was headed for Clovis. Admission would be 25 cents. The show grounds […]

May 6, 1974

Fire swept through the Ward Brothers Tractor Co. on the Grady highway north of Clovis. One man was injured. Damage was estimated at more than $50,000. … Margaret’s Figure Salon at 1521 N. Prince was promoting “good health and good looks.” … M*A*S*H was among the most popular television shows. Clovis TV Center, 10th and […]

May 5, 1948

A Farmers Electrification Co-Op worker was in Clovis Memorial Hospital after his safety belt came in contact with a wire carrying 7,200 volts of electricity. Officials said he suffered burns and then fell, fracturing his pelvis. … Scott’s Music store downtown offered a rental plan. … Thrifty Drug Store suggested boxed chocolates for Mother’s Day. […]

May 4, 1929

The Elks Lodge had broken ground for its new home at Sixth and Mitchell streets. … Dr. S.J. Wright, Welch Grocery and New State Auto were among those encouraging Clovis Evening News-Journal readers to “Go to church or Sunday school Sunday.” … Clovis Floral, at 501 E. Fifth, was suggesting “live potted plants” for Mother’s […]

May 3, 1972

Woolworth, open until 9 p.m., was selling record albums for 47 cents, 8 track tapes for $2.99 and tape cassettes for $2.99. … “Bonnie and Clyde” was showing at the Yucca drive-in theater. Promotional material read, “They’re young, they’re in love and they kill people.” Admission was $1. … Anthony’s was suggesting polyester double-knit tunic-top […]

May 2, 1941

Clovis had received more than 4 inches of rain in the past 10 days. The Pecos River bridge near Roswell had washed out and traffic between Clovis and Roswell had to be rerouted. … A 7-year-old Clovis boy was back home after a short hospital stay. He “fell from a fast-moving car,” the Clovis News-Journal […]

Hounds salvage finale against Javs

CNJ staff PORTALES — If nothing else, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team went out on a winning note Saturday at Greyhound Field. Mired in a 10-game losing streak after dropping the opener of Saturday’s season-ending Lone Star Conference South Division doubleheader to Texas A&M-Kingsville, the Greyhounds erased an early 4-0 deficit in the […]

Despite sweep, Zias come up short in bid for LSC tourney

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry After making a diving stop, ENMU third baseman Casandra McCommons threw from her knees to get Texas A&M’s Quesha Torres at first during the opener of Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division softball doubleheader at Zia Softball Field. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After giving up four home […]

Greenwalt getting tryout with WNBA’s Sky

CNJ staff Former Clovis High and Texas Tech standout Cisti Greenwalt left for Chicago on Monday to get a preseason tryout with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky. The 6-foot-5 Greenwalt recently completed a season in a pro league in Sweden. Although her team struggled to only a couple of wins in a 30-game season, she led […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis hosts district tourney Monday

CNJ staff Clovis High School will host the District 4-5A golf tournament on Monday at Chaparral Country Club. The three-team event involves Clovis, Hobbs and Carlsbad. Play is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Teams and individuals will be looking to qualify for Class 5A state competition May 7-8 in Albuquerque.