Exhaustive search launched to find vets

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. The second part will run next Sunday. I was about 16 years old in the summer of 1947. About sundown our paperboy delivered the Clovis Evening News-Journal to our porch at 719 Wallace in Clovis. The tragic news in the […]

Nov. 6, 1953

A 425-pound safe belonging to Dr. Michele DeMaio was discovered in a plowed field northeast of Clovis, with $300 in cash missing. … A three-room house at 718 Wallace could be rented for $40 a month. … Boyd’s Brake and Clutch Shop announced a temporary closure so its employees could attend a Hydrovac and power […]

Bill could jump-start Cannon construction

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A funding bill before the U.S. Congress could help Air Force Special Operations Command begin construction at Cannon Air Force Base earlier than planned if it meets with final approval, according to AFSOC officials. The U.S. Senate approved a bill Thursday that included more than $10 million in funds […]

Boyd Sr., Odeis

Odeis Franklin Boyd Sr., 87, of Oklahoma and formerly of Clovis, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at home. Born in Strawn, Texas, he graduated from Wewoka High School in Oklahoma in 1939. He was a 27-year Clovis resident. He retired from the Army. He married Averil Isabel Rozel of Oklahoma in 1944. They had five […]

Melrose goes from winless to champion

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Melrose’s Adam Hairgrove is fouled while shooting during the first half of Saturday’s final against Whiteface. Hairgrove made both free throws for his only points of the game. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer FARWELL — The Melrose boys came into the Farwell Invitational winless. They came out tournament champions. […]

Boyd, Mary

Mary Boyd Services: Have been held. Mary E. Boyd, 69, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005. She was born Nov. 29, 1935, in Frankell, Texas. She worked in custodial services at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales before retirement. Family members described her as a wonderful mother and an avid gardener. Survivors include two daughters, Dusty […]

County unemployment rate increases

By Ryn Gagulinski: CNJ staff writer The state’s unemployment rate has been steadily increasing — up to 5.9 percent in March, higher than February’s 5.6 percent and January’s 5.3, according to state officials. In Curry County, February saw a jobless jump up to 5 percent in February from last year’s 4.5. State Department of Labor […]

Hispanic women business owners thrive

by Helena Rodriguez PORTALES — It was with her husband’s brains and her personality that Margie Villalobos says she opened her small Mexican import business, La Frontera, on the square in Portales in 1991. But when her husband Mario died in a trucking accident in 2001, Villalobos said she quickly became “the brains” behind the […]

Porter, Neta M.

Neta May Leavitt Porter Services: Have been held. Neta May Leavitt Porter, 86, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 14, 1917, in New Home, Texas, to Valentine and Ada Estes Leavitt. She married James W. Porter on June 3, 1972, in Clovis. She […]

Playoff capsules

CNJ staff Class 1A Division I Girls Bi-district Farwell (15-13) vs. Smyer 5 p.m. (MST) today at Littlefield HIgh School How they got here: Farwell beat Springlake-Earth in a playoff after the teams finished tied for second at 7-3 in District 3-1A. Smyer beat Sundown in a playoff after the teams finished tied for first […]