Big day for Portales-born ballplayer

Portales-born Cody Ross started in center field and had three hits for the Florida Marlins on Sunday in their 5-1 loss to Houston.

April 13, 2008 Birthdays

Taliaferro Eldean Taliaferro of Clovis celebrated his 80th birthday on April 11, 2008. A celebration was hosted by his family. Eldean Taliaferro was born April 11, 1928, in Elk City, Okla. He has six children, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

April 6, 2008 Birthdays

Sasser Duffy A. Sasser of Clovis will celebrate his 90th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 12 at Parkland Baptist Church Fellowship Center, 921 Parkland Drive. The celebration will be hosted by Duffy II and Chela Sasser, James Sasser and Dick and Nancye Gressett. Mr. Sasser was born April 9, 1918,

Amanda R. takes a beating

A message from “Terminator Brilliant” appears on The Bachelor TV show’s Web site suggesting Clovis-born Amanda R. will not be a winner:

Birth certificate denials send wrong message

Freedom Newspapers One of the most challenging issues in the national debate over illegal immigration is what to do about the children of such immigrants who gain automatic U.S. citizenship at birth. Despite the wishes of anti-immigration extremists, the federal courts almost universally have agreed the 14th Amendment grants citizenship to anyone born on U.S. […]

Feb. 10, 2008 Birthdays

Earl Hudspeth of Clovis celebrated his 85th birthday February 9, 2008. The celebration was hosted by his children and grandchildren. Earl was born Feb. 9, 1923 in Melrose. He has five children, eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Lawyer Otto Smith, Clovis family beloved

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist My mother and us three kids came to town (Clovis) from the farm and met Otto Smith in the summer of 1944. She asked Smith if he would be her lawyer in the divorce of her husband. Smith said he would and immediately asked my mother if my brother, 16-year-old […]

Parents on their own often

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CNJ staff photo illustration: Liliana Castillo Some of the hardships single parents face are difficulties pursuing higher education, finding and keeping jobs and locating stable but affordable child care, officials said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Almost half the babies born in Curry and Roosevelt counties in 2006 were to unwed mothers and the […]

County teen birth rate declines

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Babies born to Curry County young teens in 2006 dropped 18 percent, according to statistics recently released by the New Mexico Department of Health. In Roosevelt County, the number increased 43 percent, statistics show. In 2006, 51 babies were born to Curry County teens 17 years old and under, […]

10-21 Births

Everett Alex and Amanda Everett of Clovis are the parents of a 7 -pound, six-ounce girl. Sophia Madison Everett was born Sept. 22, 2007, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her grandparents are Howard and Paula Manasco, Rick Thornton, Vance and Jeanette Everett, all of Clovis, and Julie Thompson of Albuquerque. Great-grandparents are Ron […]

Oct. 14 Birth

Landers Crystal Bailon of Fort Sumner and Ben Landers of Clovis are the parents of a 7 pound, 7 ounce girl. Alazia Elise Landers was born Sept. 7, 2007, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her grandparents are Greg and Susan Bailon of Fort Sumner, Sandy and Cindy Landers of Clovis and Paula Johnson […]

Oct. 17, 1945

The Clovis News-Journal reported that plans to raise $10,000 for a professional baseball club in Clovis were made at a meeting of 60 businessmen. … Fur coats ranging in price from $50 to $250 could be purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Geo Williamson at the Hotel Clovis, room 201. … Wilson Ward opened a tire […]

Family survives fire, dust bowl, depression

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist The Miller family first consisted of Vernon and Elma (Forbes) Harrison; Vernon born in Kansas in 1891 and Elma was born in Tennessee in 1895. They were married in Clovis on June 29, 1916. They first lived in Albuquerque where Vernon was in the grocery business. They moved back to […]

Oct. 7, 1961

Tech Sgt. William E. Boatman was commended for his efficiency in helping to save an F-100 fighter plane lost near Tucumcari. … Elvis Presley starred in the movie “Wild in the Country,” which was showing at the La Fonda drive-in theater. … City firefighters were called to a fire at Torrence’s Leather shop at 217 […]

Deporting illegal workers would put U.S. in bind

By Freedom Newspapers We can testify that many Americans have powerful feelings about illegal immigrants and desire both stronger enforcement of existing immigration laws and ways to identify and if possible deport as many as possible of those workers who are here without proper legal authorization. Thus there is considerable support for the Bush administration […]

Former fire chief lived eventful life

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Clovis’ fire chief from 1924 to 1941was R.V. Miller. He was born in 1891 in Missouri. His mother died at an early age, and the three children were reared by separate relatives. “I came to New Mexico in 1908 with a bride and $3,000 in cash, and Uncle Sam gave me […]

Immigrants help shape country

Anita Doberman This week my sister and my cousins came to visit me while my husband is deployed. We spoke Italian at home and during our outings, and many people asked where we came from. Sometimes they were surprised when I answered in fluent English, but we usually moved on to talk about how long […]

Immigrants help shape America

By Anita Doberman: Columnist This week my sister and my cousins came to visit me while my husband is deployed. We spoke Italian at home and during our outings, and many people asked where we came from. Sometimes they were surprised when I answered in fluent English, but we usually moved on to talk about […]

Aug. 9, 1970

Personnel at Clovis Memorial Hospital performed surgeries on two relatives both named Charles Franklin Tipton. The older man’s nephew had accompanied him to his surgery and became ill and underwent surgery himself hours prior to his uncle’s surgery. … Richard C. Toothaker, son of retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt.. and Mrs. Donald F. Toothaker, […]

‘Julio’ popular name in Hispanic family

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Before the month is over, I must write about how popular the name Julio is in my family. My dad is named Julio. His favorite uncle was named Julio and he has cousins named Julio. Many males born in July on my father’s side of the family are named […]