Arrest made in Hilltop bank robbery

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Curry County Adult Detention Center booking photo Frank Lasky IV, 22, was arrested Tuesday for robbing the New Mexico Bank & Trust at Hilltop Plaza in 2006. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Seniors with 4.0 GPAs honored

CNJ Staff Thirty-two seniors were recognized Monday at The Bank of Clovis’ 21st annual senior honors banquet at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The banquet recognizes graduating high school seniors from Clovis, Clovis Christian, Texico, Grady and Melrose for having a 4.0 accumulative grade point average since the ninth grade. Students will receive […]

Bank bailouts deserve attention

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Columnist No witty intro necessary. Here are three matters I don’t think are getting enough attention: – Hillary Clinton has very little chance of winning this Democratic nomination. Her own people have given the former First Lady less than a 10 percent chance of getting the 2,024 delegates needed. By CNN’s […]

Muleshoe bomb threat a hoax

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The area around Muleshoe State Bank was blocked off for more than two hours Wednesday as police responded to a bomb threat, according to Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda.

Wall Street struggle reaches globally

The Associated Press NEW YORK — An unusual emergency interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve gave Wall Street a partial rebound Tuesday from a precipitious early decline — and perhaps the first steps toward a long-term recovery. The rest of the comeback, for the economy as well as the stock market, may depend on […]

Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico

The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico needs volunteers to sort canned goods, label and pack boxes; for office help and clerical work; and for warehouse work. The food bank provides wholesome, nutritious foods to agencies that feed or provide food to the ill, infants and elderly that are at 80 percent or below low […]

Spirit of Season

Courtesy Photo Members of the Cannon Air Force Base Riders Group head out the gate to deliver food to the food bank. Cannon Connections Staff The roar of 20 motorcycles thundered through the warehouse at the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico Dec. 6. The riders, many clad in camouflage and blaze orange reflective vests, […]

Bank receives fourth threat in six months

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police officers leave the Bank of America on Prince Street around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday after it received its fourth bomb threat in six months. CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating the fourth bomb threat in six months at Bank of America on North Prince Street. The bomb threat was […]

Possible bomb threat at bank

CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating a possible bomb threat this morning at Bank of America on North Prince Street. A bomb threat was reported at the bank on the police scanner at 11:02 A.M. Customers were evacuted from the bank and police have blocked off the parking lot. The bank has received three bomb […]

Food Bank drive collects more than 17,500 pounds of food

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Police Department traffic officer David Bryant leads motorcycle riders though the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico warehouse as part of the holiday can food drive activities. By Gabriel Monte Vehicles on U.S. 60/80 pulled over to the side of the road Saturday morning, making way for about 50 […]

Nov. 25, 1918

Clovis National Bank, First National Bank and Citizens Bank of Clovis advised readers to keep an eye on their account balances because many merchants were complaining to the banks about having their checks turned down with notations of “Insufficient funds.” … A.S. Beck returned from a visit to Chillicothe, Texas, were he visited on business. […]

Time on earth shouldn’t be squandered

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist In my childhood days, when we would visit relatives, we always went to the general store. At this general store, one could find everything: feed, milk, cereal, lye, garden seed and anything else one might need. Miss Nell always stocked a wide variety of candy and plenty of bottled cokes […]

Bomb threat reported at Bank of America

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Police officers stand outside Bank of America on North Prince Tuesday after it was evacuated because of a bomb threat around 1 p.m. No bomb was found and the bank reopened around 3 p.m. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Bank of America received its third bomb scare in […]

Sept. 19, 1922

C.W. Harrison, president of the First National Bank of Clovis, attended the meeting of the New Mexico Bankers Association in Las Vegas. … The Clovis News reported the senior class of Clovis High School had 47 pupils, which was the largest graduating class in Clovis’ history. … The Leader Stores Co. claimed to be the […]

United Way sets bar higher

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said 115 people attended the block party that kicked off the group’s 2007-2008 fund-raising campaign. Last year about 60 people attended. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The United Way of Eastern New Mexico kicked off its 2007-2008 fund-raising campaign Thursday with a block […]

Business Digest: Ortega tapped for bank board

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. has been named to the board of directors of Western Bank of Clovis and Portales, according to a Western Bank news release. “I am very excited to be a part of Western Bank, an institution that cares about the success of its customers,” said […]

Aug. 28, 1927

The Service Troop of the 111th Cavalry for the New Mexico National Guard, stationed in Clovis, won the silver cup awarded to the unit with the best kept equipment and camp area. … Daniel Boone, assistant cashier of the Clovis National Bank, left for New York to embark for the American Legion convention in Paris. […]

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.

July 15, 1926

The Clovis-News advised that people driving their cars purely for pleasure should avoid Commerce Way so that wheat haulers can rush the crop to market. … Clovis was selected as the next meeting place for the State Federations of Labor. … A Dr. Chapman offered to help “save your teeth” at his office located over […]

Bank receives second bomb threat

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis police officers gather in the parking lot of the Bank of America on Prince Street as they begin securing the area after a bomb threat was reported by the bank. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A bomb threat received by Bank of America on North Prince Street led […]