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 […]