Portales residents bowling to fight cancer

Alisa Boswell Two Portales residents and coworkers are knocking down bowling pins for dollars — with the money going the fight for cancer. Roger Jones, who works at C&S Inc., and is on its Relay for Life team each year, bowls with the Continental Bowling League Thursday nights in Clovis. Jones came up with a […]

Friday morning briefing: Bowling for kids, music and April Fool

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Bowling for kids The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico are looking for participants in its annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake fundraiser. It’s May 14 at the

Mainline Bowl up for sale

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Phillip and Alice Wood of Clovis are selling Mainline Bowl in order to retire after owning the business for 15 years. CNJ staff The owners of Mainline Bowl are hoping to strike a deal and move on to retirement. The bowling alley is for sale for $1.5 million, according to […]

Cannon Lanes, library team up for reading

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Nahume Mosby, 9, selects a book from the shelves at the Cannon Air Force Base Library. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Reading and bowling generally don’t seem to fit together, but it’s apparently a good combination for approximately 300 kids this summer at Cannon Air Force Base. The Cannon […]

Retiree competes in pro bowling

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Retired Tech. Sgt. Doug Kirkman practices at Mainline Bowl in Clovis. Kirkman is a member of the Senior Professional Bowling Association. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico For Doug Kirkman the road to becoming a professional bowler has been full of holes, but he is making the best of the […]

Bowling cowboy way more fun

By Glenda Price This may come as a surprise to many, but cowboys participate in other sports — now and then. However, they bring their own special protocol to those “other” sports. We were in a cowboy bowling league for awhile. They all agreed to substitute bowling shoes for their trusty boots during the games, […]

Always a competitor

David Lansford is stepping down as Clovis’ mayor after 12 years. We’ve been asking family and friends to share stories about him. Here’s what his brother Mark had to say: “My earliest memories of David are that he has always been a fierce competitor. It did not matter what the situation was, he wanted to […]

Bowling alley expected to reopen in December

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Mainline Bowl owner Phil Wood sits Monday in the rubble of his business five months into reconstruction after the March tornado destroyed the building. View a video of Wood talking about the bowling alley at cnjonline.com. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Mainline Bowl owner Phil Wood walked through a […]

May 22, 1959

Clovis Bowling Club was preparing for its grand opening at 2400 W. Seventh St. Door prizes included custom-fitted bowling balls and shoes. … Martha Wayne, the Jackson Twins and Boots were among popular comic strips. … Village Record Shop, 113 E. Seventh St., was introducing a new line of “quality long plays” for $1.98 each. […]

Tornado tales: Bowling alley source of refuge

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer About 15 people huddled inside or near the locker room of Mainline Bowl on Friday night as the tornado roared by, according to employee Steve Foisie. The group included three employees and mostly children who were there to bowl. “The kids were crying,” Foisie said. Foisie heard a loud […]

Sturgess, Patricia

Patricia Carol “Trisha” Sturgess, 45, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Laural Ridge Healthcare Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1959, to Ronnie Carol and Rosa Lee Wood Dunham at Edwards Air Force Base in California. She was a waitress in Kissimee, Fla., and a member of the Women’s International Bowling Congress and […]

Shell, Ramona

Ramona Shell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ramona Christine Shell, 86, of Bowling Green, Ky., a housewife, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky. She was born on May 11, 1918, in Okalahoma to Edward and Frances Hibbitts. She was a member of Westbrook Baptist Church. She was preceded […]

Where a strike is a good thing

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Gene Davis grips his bowling ball in his stance before throwing during practice Wednesday at the lanes. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber Gene Davis fell in love with bowling when he was 9 years old. He got into bowling, he said, because his brother played baseball, and Davis didn’t like baseball. His […]

Retired ENMU music director belts out Christmas tunes

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Louis Burkel, 85, has played every Christmas concert with The Clovis Community Band since joining the band in 1980. CNJ staff photo: Jack King. By Jack King Louis Burkel has spent a lifetime with music, either playing it or teaching it to others. Burkel, who retired in 1980 as director of the school of music […]