Volunteers find unmarked graves in Texico cemetery

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Long-time friends Marcia Leavell, left, and Margie Crooks became involved with Texico’s cemetery after attending Crooks’ father-in-law’s funeral and being embarrassed by the tall weeds that covered the headstones. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Marcia Leavell and longtime friend Margie Crooks attended Crooks’ father-in-law’s funeral at the Texico cemetery […]

Oct. 15, 1965

A Clovis Traffic Study Coordinating Committee progress report showed that in downtown Clovis, 50 percent of people parked within 100 feet of their destination. Overall, the study showed, Clovisites park much closer to their destination than the national average. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that 75 youthful supporters attended the second breakfast meeting of the […]

Education Feature: Back in session

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Clovis High School freshman students wait for their parents to pick them up Wednesday after the first day of classes. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The first day of school went smoothly at the Clovis High School Freshman Campus, the newest addition to Clovis schools. And principals from Clovis […]

May 15, 1954

More than 6,000 people attended Armed Forces Day festivities at Clovis Air Force Base. … Snyder Furniture, at 122 Main, was “really wrapped up in our business” and holding a sale in celebration of its 19th year. … Highland Park Memorial Co. and The Clovis Monument Co. were offering a new service – an installment […]

May 13, 1946

About 35 Clovis residents attended a breakfast at Hotel Clovis honoring U.S. Sen. Dennis Chavez. He was in town to attend an air show at Clovis Army Air Field. … Clovis’ Ministerial Alliance reported 2,321 attended Sunday school on May 12. … Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour were starring in “Road to Utopia” […]

Residents celebrate resolve

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Thousands of residents, young and old, assembled at Saturday’s event at the Clovis Civic Center to celebrate the new Special Operations mission for Cannon Air Force Base. As numerous American flags waved in the light breeze, residents sought shade under awnings to enjoy free refreshments and live music. The […]

Barfield III, “J.K.”

“J.K.” Barfield III, 66, of Texico died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at his home following an illness. He was born March 18, 1940, to James Knox Barfield II and the former Thelma Donna Burleson in Stanton, Texas, where he attended grade school. He attended middle school in Clovis and graduated from Fort Sumner High School. […]

Beavers, Deborah A.

Deborah Ann Beavers, 49, of Davis, Okla., and formerly of Clovis, died Friday, June 2, 2006, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Davis. Born Sept. 4, 1956, in Muleshoe to Cecil and Rebecca M. (Carter) Beavers, she lived most of her life in Clovis, where she attended school. She had resided in Davis […]

McCary, James

James McCary, 58, of Portales died Monday, June 5, 2006, at his residence. He was born Aug. 15, 1947, to Elma and Walter McCary in Wichita, Kan., where he grew up and attended school. He attended welding school and following graduation, began working in construction. He retired in 2002. Family members said he enjoyed camping, […]

Bradley, William

William L. (Bill) Bradley, 86, of Portales died Friday, May 12, 2006, at his home. He was born June 2, 1919, near Lake Arthur to Gertrude and Walter Leo Bradley. He attended school in the early grades in Lake Arthur before the family moved to Portales. He graduated from Portales High School in 1937. He […]