April 28, 1952

Ada Ingle, a sophomore from Clovis, was the new president of Sigma Beta Chi social sorority at Eastern New Mexico University. She had also been named “friendship girl” of the sorority. … Area businesses were offering prizes – from steak dinners to a car wash and lubrication – to Clovis Pioneers baseball players for good […]

April 27, 1971

La Debonair at 510 Main was offering all of its wash and wear wigs for $7.99 each. … A woman at 207 Thornton had reported her record player was stolen while she was on vacation. The phonograph was valued at $90. … The Clovis News-Journal reported two “hippie-type men” were in Curry County Jail following […]

April 26, 1955

Area scouts were preparing for a “Mulligan Stew” feed at Hillcrest Park. Troops from Melrose, Rosedale, Bovina and Clovis were expected to participate. … B&D Fruit Market at First and Sheldon was preparing for its opening Friday with the “freshest produce in town.” … Carmelita Gonzalez was starring in “Las Locuras de Tin Tan” at […]

April 25, 1940

The city of Clovis was providing trucks to haul off trash from residential alleys and back yards. More than 100 truck loads of trash had been taken to the city dump and burned during the “Clean-up, Paint-up, Fix-up” campaign. … A Wheaties cereal advertisement in the Clovis News-Journal featured 38 grocers offering “good luck” wishes […]

Don’t call it a purse; call it convenient

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Out in the west Texas town of El Paso, I saw my friend Shannon, who’s a girl. It’s a bad song, but it’s a true story. We went out to bowl, we went out for walks, we went out to see her friends. All throughout, we took photos and […]

Despite flaws, Yeltsin had marks of true hero

By Freedom Newspapers Boris Yeltsin, the first elected president of Russia in all its long history, died Monday at 76. He may have been a flawed character, a leader who will leave an ambiguous legacy. Ultimately, however, as Leon Aron, author of “Yeltsin: A Revolutionary Life” and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, […]

Cell Phone Etiquette and Centipedes

By Curtis K. Shelburne I just talked to Joshua, our youngest son, on the cell phone. Amazing. Yes, cell phones in general amaze me. I have a love/hate relationship with the gadgets. They are blessings when you own one (or if you need to reel in a teenager) and a blight when they own you. […]

Pioneers hand ENMU seventh loss in row

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Catcher B.J. Myers launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth on Monday and Wayland Baptist rallied past Eastern New Mexico University 11-8 in a non-conference baseball game. The Pioneers (21-25) hit four home runs and pounded out 15 hits in sweeping the two-game season series from […]

CHS GOLF: Clovis girls notch third state leg

CNJ staff Clovis High’s girls shot a four-person score of 372 to capture team honors on Monday in a triangular golf tournament hosted by CHS at Municipal Golf Course. The Lady Wildcats posted a score of 372, giving them the third and final leg needed to qualify for next month’s Class 5A state competition. Portales […]

CHS’ Northcutt signs with Zias

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CNJ file photo Clovis High senior Tori Northcutt, shown in a December game against Amarillo High, helped the Lady Wildcats reach the Class 5A state championship game for the third time in the last four seasons. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Tori Northcutt won’t be going far from home to play college basketball, and […]

Era ending soon for family furniture shop

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CNJ Staff photo: Kevin Wilson Ronnie and Venita Brooks have run Shipley Furniture since 1980, when they purchased it from Venita’s parents, Fred and Ruby Shipley. The couple said the store will close within the next few weeks. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One day a customer, well past retirement age, entered Shipley Furniture […]

Man pleads guilty in son’s death

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer An 18-year-old Clovis man pleaded guilty Monday to intentional child abuse resulting in the death of his 4-month-old son. Prosecutors intend to seek adult sanctions against Benito Valdez, who was 16 at the time of his son’s death, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. “The state will encourage the court […]

Forum scheduled for tonight

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In an effort to acquaint community members with local resources available for crime victims, the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office is hosting a public forum tonight. A panel of representatives from multiple judicial and victims’ services in Roosevelt and Curry counties will be on hand to talk with residents […]

Roping event set for weekend

CNJ Staff Hundreds of cowboys, both professional and amateur, will compete in calf-roping events this weekend. The third annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is being held Friday through Sunday at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. According to event coordinator Joe Rhodes, 464 cowboys competed in the 2006 calf roping event. “Hopefully we will […]

Individuals big part of self-defense

Freedom Newspapers The search for meaning, motives and culprits in the Virginia Tech shootings began even before all the next of kin were notified, as Americans again tried to make sense of the senseless. But we can almost guarantee that the self flagellations and legislative overreactions to come — are there doubts that we will […]

April 24, 2007 Business Digest

Tornado assistance offered through DUA Federal assistance, including special Disaster Unemployment Benefits (DUA), is available to workers and self-employed individuals who became unemployed as a direct result of March’s tornado, according to a New Mexico Labor Department news release. Applications must be made by May 7. Claims may be filed by calling the state Labor […]

It’s Their Business: Aucutt’s Paint Store

Name: Aucutt’s Paint Store Location: 2000 Mitchell St. What they do: Sell Benjamin Moore house paints, Dupont automotive paints, Coronado industrial coatings; specialty products such as swimming pool paints, potable water container coatings, and epoxy and urethane coatings; and Hunter Douglas window coverings. Who’s in charge: Tisha Brothers is the owner. Employees: Four plus Brothers. […]

We could have used better words

By David Stevens/CNJ Editor Our newspaper recently published a story about an F-16 pilot killed in Iraq last year. The story reported details about the cause of the crash. The main headline read: “Pilot error caused crash” The secondary headline was: “Air Force report: Pilot of Cannon F-16 died protecting ground troops.” Several readers have […]

CHS grad Davis sets strikeout mark for Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High grad Darren Davis broke Wayland Baptist’s school single-season strikeout record on Thursday, fanning seven hitters in pitching the Pioneers t o a 17-3 Sooner Athletic Conference win over Southern Nazarene. Davis raised his total for the season to 100, five better than the previous mark of 95 set […]

Clovis team wins AAU state crown in 12U division

CNJ staff Clovis New Breed captured the boys 12-and-under AAU state championship last weekend in Albuquerque, posting a 7-0 record. Coach David Dawson said New Breed (a moniker he said stands for “Never Ever Wonder ’Bout Rejection, Endure Every Dream”) was placed into a pool with the top three finishers from the 2006 tournament. Dawson […]