Religion feature: Church welcomes new music director

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Courtesy photo Ken McDonald, shown with his wife Marge, is the new director of music ministries at First United Methodist Church in Clovis First United Methodist Church in Clovis is pleased to announce the addition of Ken McDonald to its professional staff. McDonald will serve as the director of music ministries and brings a wealth […]

Donated windmills to become park at Roosevelt County Fairgrounds

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Bill Dalley, left, reminisces with his wife, Alta, about the construction of their family’s first windmill which dates back to 1909. Dalley has been collecting old windmills for the last 30 years and is now donating his collection to the county. He said he and his wife will keep the […]

Press release: Lindsey Wilson tapped for ENMU women’s basketball

Eastern New Mexico University athletic director Dr. Jeff Geiser has announced the addition of Lindsey Wilson to the athletic staff as the new head coach of the women’s basketball program. Wilson brings impressive credentials to the position, having served as the assistant coach at NCAA Division I University of Texas-Arlington since the summer of 2006. […]

Bids opening for CCC addition

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The second phase of the Allied Health project at Clovis Community College will be built north of the first phase, shown here. Liliana Castillo Bids for a $5.7 million addition are set for opening 9 a.m. today at Clovis Community College. Officials said they have received nine bids for building […]

Proposal to ban funeral services too extreme

Freedom New Mexico Funerals are accepted as the final rite of passage in virtually every culture. Here as in most of the world, funerals, and funeral processions, are part of that rite. In addition to showing respect for the deceased, they help offer some closure, perhaps even catharsis, to the mourners. Texas District Attorney Rene […]

Letters to the editor: New courthouse part of growth

It is up to voters to decide the question of general obligation bonds for the design and construction of a courthouse addition, as well as whether a 1/4 cent addition should be made to the county’s gross receipts tax, designated for the design and construction of detention center renovations and expansion. As a judge of […]

Voters to decide judicial complex needs

Lance Pyle The Curry County Commission voted Aug. 9 to put two critical issues on the November ballot, both related to the safety of Curry County residents. First, voters will decide whether to issue up to $16.5 million in general obligation bonds for the design and construction of a courthouse addition. The second question will […]

Ticket feature: ‘Christmas Nites’ opening at zoo

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File photo Santa will make appearances at the Hillcrest Park Zoo’s “Christmas Nites at the Zoo” program Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The event runs 5-8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Freedom New Mexico The upcoming week features plenty of animal magnetism, as the Hillcrest Park Zoo gets set for its annual Christmas Nites at the Zoo […]

Business feature: Shop returning to roots with addition of Christmas room

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Patsy Liston glues on a piece on a gingerbread house Monday at the Christmas shop she and her daughter Jaqque Johnson built next to the family craft business west of Clovis. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Just on the edge of Clovis, a small lighted Santa Claus waves to […]

Canine addition completes family

By Grant McGee: CNJ columnist

Dec. 13, 1943

Mrs. Grace Rucker, an employee with the J.C. Penney Co., won the weekly “Most Courteous Clerk” title in a weekly contest sponsored by the Clovis News Journal. … According to the American Fat Salvage Committee, Inc., housewives would be given two meat ration points in addition to 4 cents for each pound of used household […]

Aug. 14, 1925

First National Bank of Clovis was ordered to pay a 40 percent dividend on deposits that were in the bank when it closed. … H.C. Getty began construction of an addition to Clovis Floral Co. due to steadily increasing out-of-town orders. … Southwestern Drug Co. was having a sale on Victrola phonographs.

June 4, 2006 Anniversaries

Don and Sharon Boydstun of Clovis celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary today at 2409 Williams Ave. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Kevin, Shelli and Wayne, and Wayne’s wife, Stephanie. The couple married on June 4, 1966, in Clovis. In addition to their three children, they have three grandchildren. He is a farmer […]

NMAA boss: Three-team districts in tough spot

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Editor’s note: New Mexico Activities Association Executive Director Gary Tripp just finished his second year head of the governing body for the state’s high school athletics championships. During Tripp’s tenure as executive director, postseason for sports have been expanded to include 16 teams, tournament were seeded and the two largest […]

Self-sufficiency not sufficient to get through eternity

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist My great uncle Harris lived all his adult life alone and he existed only on the bare necessities. It was not that he could not afford a comfortable lifestyle. Harris just didn’t believe in spending any money. When he died, he left an array of worthless possessions that cluttered his […]

Grad numbers up this fall at ENMU

Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Numbers at Eastern New Mexico University continue to be rosy. Friday the university’s board of regents learned that the total number of students graduating this fall is up 69 students over last fall. There are 261 students eligible to receive their diploma at the ENMU graduation today. ENMU president Steven Gamble […]

Possessions don’t lead to self-sufficiency

By Judy Brandon My great uncle Harris never married and lived all his adult life alone. During his lifetime, he existed only on the bare necessities. It wasn’t that Uncle Harris couldn’t afford a comfortable lifestyle, and it wasn’t that he didn’t have an income. Harris just didn’t believe in spending any money. He was […]