Local leaders helped state thrive

As New Mexico celebrates its 100th year as a state it’s easy to daydream about what life in our portion of the state was like back in 1912. Portales had been around just over a decade, Texico was 10 years old and Clovis had been established six years earlier when a division point for the […]

Seventh Day Adventist Church of Clovis celebrating centennial

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Courtesy photo Roy Benton, left, was the founder and first pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Clovis. He is pictured here in 1910 with his wife Margaret. Thomas Garcia The 100th anniversary of a local church is viewed as a historical and spiritual milestone said church parishioners. “This is very important to the […]

Birthday announcement

Milom Oca L. Milom of Clovis celebrated her 100th birthday with family Saturday at Retirement Ranch. Oca Milom was born Oct. 18, 1909 in Crowell, Texas. She has two children, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Tucumcari woman celebrates century

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Courtesy photo Pacheco at 18. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico An 80-year resident of Tucumcari celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, with six generations of family.Margarita Montano Pacheco has lived an interesting life since her birth on July 31, 1909, family members said.So what is the secret to living 100 years? “I never smoked, […]

City sponsors Centennial Street Fair

This year, 2009, marks the 100th anniversary of the City of Portales’ incorporation date, 1909. A Centennial Committee has been hard at work creating and organizing activities to celebrate this momentous occasion. One of the much anticipated activities is the Centennial Street Fair which will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in downtown Portales […]

Anniversary group sealing time capsule

CNJ staff CNJ staffMembers of the City of Clovis 100th anniversary committee will seal a time capsule at 2 p.m. Friday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The time capsule will stay closed for 50 years. Mayor David Lansford, 27th Special Operations Wing Commander Col. Timothy Leahy and Raymond Mondragon, chairman of the 100th anniversary committee, […]

Christmas tree lighting set for Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico The lighting of the Christmas tree and holiday lights located at the Curry County Courthouse will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Clovis High School Chamber Choir will be performing Christmas Carols and cookies and hot chocolate will be served. “The holidays are such a special time of year and what […]

100th Anniversary Gala tickets still available

CNJ staff Tickets are almost sold out for the Clovis Centennial Committee’s 100th Anniversary Gala Saturday at the Clovis Civic Center. The Clovis Community Choir and Band will perform throughout the night. Songs include “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “The U.S. Air Force.” Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the city manager’s […]

What will go inside next time capsule?

By Freedom Newspapers The passage of time was evident in several ways Friday at a ceremony to open a time capsule buried 50 years ago by Clovis leaders. First, not surprisingly, no one present at that long-ago burial event was there, only a few of their kinfolk. Second, the unearthing occurred on the 100th anniversary […]