CNJ celebrates 80th anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal celebrates its 80th anniversary as a daily paper Wednesday. The Clovis Journal and The Clovis News, both weekly papers, became one daily paper when Mack Stanton of Tennessee purchased them on Feb. 19, 1929. Stanton published the first edition of the Clovis Evening News-Journal on April 1, 1929. The […]

Mexican drug cartel strong, growing force

Freedom New Mexico This week marks the anniversary of one of the saddest events in the history of our nation’s war on drugs. Twenty years ago, University of Texas pre-med student Mark Kilroy disappeared during a spring break jaunt into Matamoros; his remains and those of others were found a month later in a horrific […]

Coach poor representative of team

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It was Duke. It was UNC. And I was there. On my couch. Today marks the one-week anniversary of the season’s first North Carolina-Duke basketball battle, a rivalry that’s even reached our newsrooms. I still remember the first day I worked with a UNC graduate, and I was working on […]

Clovis Community College and the Eula Mae Edwards Museum/Gallery present The New Deal: A 75th Anniversary Celebration

The National New Deal Association’s exhibit of New Mexico’s photo-documented New Deal Treasures will be on exhibit during March and April, 2009, in the Eula Mae Edwards Museum/Gallery, Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps Ave.

Lincoln remains most influential of past presidents

Today we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. He is the most widely honored president, certainly by Americans, and probably throughout the world. Despite everything that has been written about him, Lincoln remains a mystery. He was a quintessential politician: He would keep his word until it was expedient not to. He would […]

Nov. 9 Anniversaries

Gossett Leroy Gossett and Janice Jester Gossett of Temple, Texas will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,CST, Sunday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Temple, Texas. The couple was married Nov. 8, 1958, in the home of Rev. T.J. Gamble. They have three children and six grandchildren. He retired from the […]

16th SOS marks 40th anniversary

USAF photo The AC-130 gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and force protection. Missions in close air support are troops in contact, convoy escort and urban operations. By Tech. Sgt. Sheri Kangas: 1st SOW Public Affairs HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — The 16th Special Operations Squadron is having a busy year. Not only […]

Oct. 19, 2008 Anniversaries

Richards Marion and Mary Jo Richards of Texico are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 25, 2008, at Leal’s Restaurant, 2115 N. Prince St. R.L. Richards, Lecil Richards, Damon Richards and Quata Casaday are hosting the luncheon. The couple was married Oct. 26, 1948, in Fame, Okla. They have […]

State fair begins Friday

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Courtesy photo Lady Antebellum will perform Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Entertainment stage at Expo New Mexico during the New Mexico State Fair. Freedom New Mexico Celebrating its 70th anniversary, the New Mexico State Fair will once again play host to a roster of some of country music’s most popular and celebrated entertainers. […]

State parks celebrate anniversary

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A hot dog dinner and star party will be held Saturday at Oasis State Park to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the New Mexico State Parks Service. Oasis has been a part of the New Mexico State Parks Service for 47 years, according to park manager Jim Whary. Hot […]

June 22, 2008 Anniversaries

Jacobs Jerry and Dixie Jacobs of Melrose will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 29 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Melrose. The celebration will be hosted by their four children. The couple was married June 29, 1958, in Newport, Ark. The have eight grandchildren. He […]

Counselor reaches out to community

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sistar Yancy takes notes Thursday during a counseling session with Oscar Gandarilla of Albuquerque. Yancy, founder/director of Christian Believers Education, prepares to celebrate the second anniversary of the organization. By Janet Bresenham: Freedom New Mexico When Sistar G. Yancy traveled from California to Clovis about seven years ago to speak […]

Tornado stories wanted

Sunday is the one-year anniversary of the deadly tornado that ripped through eastern New Mexico. Our newsroom staffs are planning in-depth coverage in

Saiz 50th anniversary

Nazario and Tommie Saiz of Clovis will observe their 50th wedding anniversary March 18. A celebration will be held at a later date. The couple was married March 18, 1958, in Vaughn at St. Mary’s Church. They have eight children, 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They are both retired.

Clovis falls in 5A final

Josh Sanders converted a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left to lift Hobbs to a 73-71 win over Clovis on Saturday night in the Class 5A boys state championship game at The Pit in Albuquerque.

Remember the tornadoes?

We’re beginning to compile content related to the one-year anniversary of the March 23 tornadoes that caused major damage in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. We’d like to hear your stories and publish your photos from before, during and after the big winds. If you’d like to share memories of that scary night: Email us

Jan. 6, 2008 Anniversary

RobertsBill and Edith Roberts of Melrose celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 30, 2007 with a luncheon hosted by their family. The couple was married Dec. 29, 1957, in Artesia. They have two children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a self-employed farmer and rancher. She is a homemaker.

Dec. 30, 2007 Anniversaries

Howard Marvin and Velmeta Howard of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 1, 2008. The couple was married Jan. 1, 1948. They have four children, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He is a retired jeweler. She is a retired LPN. Hughes George C. and Ruth Ann Hughes of Lubbock, […]

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, […]

11-25 Anniversary

Shiplet Lem and Josephine Shiplet of Clovis and formerly of San Jon will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007. A celebration will be held at a later date to be announced by their sons and wives. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1937, in Santa Rosa. They have two children, four […]