Officials approve sewer project

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Clovis City Commission approved a stormsewer project Tuesday designed to keep a busy section of Prince Street from resembling a lake when it rains. The estimated cost of the project that would pipe the rain runoff underground along Prince north of 21st Street in the area of Triangle […]

5/2 Business licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the City of Clovis in the month of March: • On Call Constuction Type: General Contractor Owner: John Stokes Location: 1501 S. Avenue F, Portales. •Lone Star Carpet Care Type: Carpet Cleaning and Repair Owner: Rene Gonzales Location: 3109 La Luz Rd. • Korima Type: General Merchandise Owner: […]

Helen Geane Modersohn

Helen Geane Modersohn, 71, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at Retirement Ranch. She was born July 9, 1934, in Wellington, Kan., to Roy and Helen Ireland Swearingen. She moved with her family to Clovis in 1942. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1952. She married Vance Modersohn in 1957 in Downers Grove, Ill. […]

10/14 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971. Saturday Religious Education classes — 8:30 a.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe, 108 Davis St., Clovis. Classes for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Information: 762-7343. The Evening Ball — 6 p.m., […]

9/30 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971 The Evening Ball — 6 p.m., RSVP by Oct. 2 to attend birthday celebration for Bishop Green of First Church of God in Christ. Cost is $7 for ages 16 and […]

8/5 Religion Calendar

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Saturday Rummage Sale — 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st. Money raised is pledged to Salvation Army, Lighthouse Mission and Matt 25 Hope Center. Sunday Worker’s Meeting — 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, Grand and Gidding. Organizational meeting for AWANA leader and workers. […]

Letters to the editor: Coyotes important part of ecosystem

I was sadly disappointed in the article “Coyote: Ugly” by Ryn Gargulinski, which ran in Sunday’s paper. I found the article to be one-sided. It appears to be written from a rancher/farmer’s view with no consideration of the impact coyotes have on the environment. Modern farming and ranching has become about numbers and profit, with […]

Cannon motorcyclist has surgery

CNJ staff A motorcycle rider involved in an accident Monday was listed in critical condition Wednesday at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock after undergoing surgery for serious head injury, a press release from the CPD said. Constanze McNeilan, 23, was injured near the intersection of 21st and Ross streets. The press release stated that McNeilan is […]

Woman injured in motorcycle crash

CNJ staff Clovis police did not release the name of a female motorcyclist injured in a two-vehicle accident Monday near 21st and Ross streets by press time. According to a CPD press release, the motorcycle rider was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center and later to Covenant Hospital in Lubbock. The motorcycle was traveling west […]

1/2 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A patrol officer driving Wednesday near 21st and Ross streets began hearing a low, thumping noise coming from a nearby car. As the vehicle passed him, the officer could feel the vibration of the music. He stopped the driver, who acknowledged his […]

Clogged artery: Prince and 21st one of state’s most congested intersections

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Motorists travel through the intersection of 21st and Prince streets Wednesday shortly after sunset. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer If long waits at the traffic signal at 21st and Prince streets are the bane of your existence, get ready for more. A full solution to the traffic problems in that […]

Stricklin, Lena Mae

Lena Mae Stricklin Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lena Mae Stricklin, 90, of Clovis, a retired hospital housekeeper, died Tuesday, March 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on May 19, 1913, in Cortney, Okla. She married Lonnie Stricklin in September of 1927, in Oklahoma. She worked in housekeeping at […]

Greene Acres Lake has a dark history

Don McAlavy It seems strange that in all the incidents of life the greatest tragedies come in the hours when least expected. On the morning of Monday, April 29, 1919, a 12-year-old boy, Hubert Bell, son of a prominent real estate dealer of Clovis, left his home, calling back to his mother: “Mother, you must […]

Police Blotter 1/17

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: After noticing a vehicle approaching the corner of Prince and 14th at a high rate of speed, police clocked it by radar as traveling 45 mph in a 35 mph zone before it turned in to the parking lot of a bar, […]

New business licenses issued

The following business licenses were issued by the city of Clovis between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31. Clovis Family Healthcare Center 912 W. 21st. St. owner: Dr. Jon Shrader Dennis W. Baker Insurance Agency 807 Lexington St. owner: Dennis W. Baker The Tin Roof 2521 Fairway St. owner: Kim Ward Carylon Davis 2017 Glenarm St. […]

Police Blotter 8/31

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: While responding to a one-vehicle crash about 7 a.m. Wednesday at the corner of Manana Boulvard and Harrison Avenue, police found that a car had crashed through a chain link fence and entered a yard. Police smelled alcohol on the driver, a […]