Make sure you’re making a difference

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I read an article about people who live their lives to help others. This article focused on people from all walks of life and all age groups. These people were of different ethnicities, had different jobs and occupations, and lived all over the United States. Yet, the one characteristic they […]

God walks with us all along life’s journey

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist I just saw something I thought I’d never see — but this week I’ve already seen a wad of things in that category.   I’m presently in the air over northern Africa. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a light flash on outside the window. The […]

Sept. 11, 1923

With the arrival and installation of 14 mail boxes, the Clovis post office announced an early-morning mail collection would be made every day, including Sundays and holidays. … County Agent E.C. Hollinger was driving a new Chevrolet car. … White Swan Pork and Beans claimed to be “Better than the law requires” in a Clovis […]

Sept. 10, 1979

John Harris, former Clovis Wildcats baseball star and son of Mr. and Mrs. John Harris, was called up to join the California Angels’ Major League club. … Jack Bell and Kay Harmon were the recipients of the New Mexico Puller of the Year Award for the Tractor Pull Championships at the Curry County Fair. … […]

Sept. 9, 1969

Jackie Linton, a 174-pound junior, was named Clovis High’s winner of the first “Bad Cat” award, which was presented weekly to an outstanding football player. … Woody’s Taco Bell meat burritos were 40 cents each. … An adult education class in speed reading was scheduled to begin at Clovis High School with Mrs. Chaney Merritt […]

Sept. 8, 1926

Enrollment in Clovis’ public schools broke a record with close to 1,500 students enrolled. … Virgil Hall, former employee of a motor car company in Clovis, was returned by officers to Versailles, Mo., to answer charges he deserted his wife and two children. … The City Drug Store offered Elizabeth Arden Venetian Toilet Preparations, including […]

Sept. 7, 1946

An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people gathered at Hillcrest Park for an “Old Timers Reunion” in honor of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Mabry. … Montgomery Ward sold denim blue jeans for $3.49 a pair. … A Clovis News-Journal classified advertisement listed a home at 1516 Wallace for sale for $15,000.

Sept. 6, 1918

The Clovis Journal reported A.E. Signer, who had farmed southeast of Clovis for nine years, had “the best crops this year” that he had ever raised. … Secretary Rufus Jones of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce was asking area businessmen to be careful “in subscribing to the various war charities which are soliciting throughout the […]

Sept. 5, 1925

Wallace Tuttle, accompanied on the piano by Miss Blanche Lanewood Stevenson, performed two songs at the Kiwanis Club meeting. … The Clovis News reported the state tax rate for 1925 would be $5.50 per thousand dollars of valuation. … Clovis schools opened with an enrollment of 1,458 pupils. … Jackman’s department store sold women’s dresses […]

Sept. 4, 1962

Airmen arrived at Cannon Air Force Base following a four-month Tactical Air Command tour of duty in Thailand. … Construction began for the $1 million Hilltop Plaza shopping center in Clovis. … McDaniel’s Inc. announced its new location at 1020 Main in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement.

Sept. 3, 1937

The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported that H.T. (Shorty) Hornbuckle of Clovis shot his best golf in six weeks in the qualifying round of the fourth annual New Mexico-West Texas open at the municipal golf course. … Sanky Trimble was elected business manager in a meeting of the Clovis High School band. … The Hotel Clovis […]

Sept. 2, 1913

Those attending the state Democratic convention at Duke City were Fred W. James, E.R. Hart, Rep. W.W. Nichols and Charles E. Dennis. … Mrs. Elizabeth C. Grisamore was taking orders for Spirella corsets. … The Clovis Journal reported that crop conditions were unusually good.

Sept. 1, 1975

The first animals to show up at the Curry County Fairgrounds were those in the dairy herd of Friona’s Dale Hart. … The Sea Food Shop, at 1005 W. Seventh St., was under the new management of Sam and Sheryl Eldridge. … The Clovis-area office for the Corporation in Action for Minority Business and Industrial […]

$2 bills spend same as any other note

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Two-dollar bills always seem to get a bad reputation. Many folks don’t want them in their wallets and some cashiers even scrunch up their faces when you pay for stuff with them. I ran across an article the other day about $2 bills used regularly as change at some exotic […]

Being big boss takes lots of balance

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Once upon a time, a warlord rampaged throughout the countryside, killing every peasant until only a monk remained. Furious, he ordered the monk brought before him and shouted, “Do you know who I am?” “I am he who can run you through with a sword without even batting an eye!” […]

Anti-drug package will only worsen problem in Mexico

By Freedom Newspapers President Bush confirmed last week, at the U.S.-Canada-Mexico “summit” meeting, that the U.S. is planning a “robust” aid package to help Mexico combat the illegal drug trade. There is little question Mexico is experiencing a tragic wave of violence as various drug cartels battle among themselves and with the federales. But throwing […]

Team looks to fill holes

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CnJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School cross-country coach Mark Bussen leads the varsity boys team during practice Wednesday afternoon at Ned Houk Park. The team opens the season with the Clovis Invitational, set for 3 p.m. Friday at Ned Houk Park. By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer The Clovis High girls got close […]

Incoming wing designated 27th Special Operations

Staff and wire reports CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force Special Operations Command wing that is moving to Cannon Air Force Base has been designated the 27th Special Operations Wing, maintaining the history of the 27th at the southern New Mexico base. The Air Force Special Operations Command said the wing designation was […]

Special tactics squadron coming to Cannon

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Office of Military Base Planning and Support Director Hanson Scott, a retired Air Force brigadier general, left, and Military Base Planning Commission Vice Chairman Randy Harris briefed the New Mexico Revenue Stabilization and Tax Policy Committee. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cannon Air Force Base’s transition from a fighter […]

Education Feature: Yucca students mentor new classmates

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Eighth-graders Zackary Smith, left, and Edith Mendez help younger pupils find their way around Yucca Middle School. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Eighth-graders Edith Mendez and Zackary Smith remembered their first year at Yucca Middle School: “When we came here, we were freaked out,” Edith said. Finding their classrooms […]