Jesus loves us regardless of our faults

I read an advertisement for puppies last week. The advertisement was in a city in Texas in the local paper. The advertisement read: “Don’t settle for second best! Exclusive looks. Top breeder with excellent credentials. Elite clientele. Puppies $600!” But I also heard about a different pet story two weeks ago. My niece and nephew […]

Officials warn of sponsorship claims

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer When Margaret George reviewed the bills for Wholey Cow Deli last month, one of them seemed out of sorts. George saw an advertisement for her restaurant to be placed on a House High School sports schedule. There was just one problem. “I like to help the schools out, I […]

Dec. 29, 1923

Mrs. Joe C. McClelland was attacked by a masked robber at her home on West Eighth Street. … Curry County commissioners passed a resolution favoring the purchase of some bloodhounds for the purpose of tracking criminals. … J.M. Stephens Feed Store announced in an advertisement it had moved from the corner of Mitchell and Fourth […]

Dec. 25, 1937

The Clovis Evening News-Journal’s year in review included rains and floods as the biggest story of the year. … Windows in the Hotel Clovis were lighted to form a giant cross as a symbol of the season. … Firestone Grocery, 915 Wallace, advised readers to have a “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” in […]

Dec. 24, 1947

Carl A. Hatch, New Mexico’s senior senator, spent the Christmas holidays in Clovis and said he did not believe that war was “inevitable.” … The home of Mr. and Mrs. C.N. (Buck) Barnes at 920 Mitchell won first prize in the annual Chamber of Commerce home decoration contest for Christmas. … Gus, Tom and all […]

Nov. 5, 1944

Curry County youths Robert Stephen Hockenhull, Bill James Riggan and Paul Randol Call were inducted into the Navy. … The Clovis Floral Co., 501 E. Fifth St., claimed “It Isn’t a Date Without a Corsage” in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement. … A Marlow, Okla., visitor in Clovis was arrested for drunkenness and was released after […]

Oct. 3, 1951

Ralph Wright, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Washington D.C., was expected to make a speech at the 28th annual Convention of the New Mexico State Federation of Labor at the Hotel Clovis. … Coffey Texaco Service, located at 700 W. Seventh St., advised readers to “winterize” their cars in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement. … A three-room […]

Sept. 29, 1914

The Clovis Journal reported Cash Ramey was elected as mayor, winning by 64 votes. … The Clovis baseball team won 16-8 in a game against Grady. … J.M. Hook cleaned watches for $1, claimed a Clovis Journal advertisement.

Sept. 23, 1952

The Clovis Veterinary Hospital, located at 104 Hull, claimed to offer facilities for large and small animals in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement. … A two-bedroom house could be rented at 2817 Wallace for $75 a month. … The Clovis News-Journal reported a 5-year-old child brought the total number of suspected polio cases in the county […]

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 […]

Aug. 25, 1961

The Clovis News-Journal reported that an eclipse of the moon would be visible starting at 6:35 p.m. … Zale’s, located at 310 Main, offered a complete watch overhaul for $5.95 in an advertisement. … Lettermen returning to help the Clovis High Wildcat backfield were fullback Leon Balch, halfback Billy Robinson and halfback Jimmy Reynolds.

May 10, 1932

Tom Carlyle, a fourth-grade student at Eugene Field school, submitted the winning slogan in a school safety contest: “Be careful, not dareful.” His cash prize was $2.50. … A Lucky Strike cigarette advertisement asked “Do you inhale?” … High school graduation was scheduled for 88 Clovis High seniors. The ceremony took place at the armory.

Paid advertisement, shameless propaganda

Letters to the Editor I am writing this letter in response to a paid political advertisement paid for by Dian Forsythe (in last Sunday’s CNJ), which really was just a ridiculous jab at the law enforcement of Clovis and Curry County. I realize this response comes after the election, but I trust the citizens of […]

Recruiting effort paying off for Clovis police

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Certified police officers have applied in increasing numbers for positions with the Clovis Police Department, a recent trend Police Chief Bill Carey believes is due to enhanced recruiting efforts and recent salary increases approved by the City Commission. A $714,000 departmentwide salary increase in November for Clovis police has […]