God is a source of joy

By Curtis K. Shelburne Bruce Larson tells of a conference at a Presbyterian church in Omaha. As the story goes, people were given helium-filled balloons and told to hold them until a time came in the service when they experienced joy in their hearts. At that point, they could just let go of their balloons […]

Former governor Bruce King remembered for compassion, fairness

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Courtesy photo By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico State legislators from Portales, Clovis and Tucumcari remember former Gov. Bruce King as a man who connected with people and served his state well. King died Friday morning at his ranch in Stanley. He was 85. The Democrat served three terms as governor, 1971-74, 1979-82 and 1991-94. […]

Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King dies at age 85

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Open house showcases new helicopter

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bruce Mitchell, a registered nurse and intermediate EMT, talks to community members about the new helicopter that will be stationed in Clovis. Mitchell said the helicopter is “kinda our sports model.” The smaller aircraft travels about 30 mph By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Showing onlookers a compartment barely the […]

WWII veteran made musical impact

By Don McAlavy: Local sport In 1991 Bruce DeFoor, teacher-artist, at CCC, wrote the following words: “Norris McPherson,’Big Mac,’ has long ago attained legendary stature as one of the greatest musicians in Clovis history, a former employee of the Clovis school system, he retired in 1987 with a life threatening illness, still today his jazz […]

Police press release: Motorcycle fatality

Release Date:  07/15/2007 Incident Type:  Fatal Motorcycle Crash Claims Man’s Life Early Sunday Morning In Clovis Contact Person:  Sergeant Robert Denney, 505-763-9444    On 07/15/2007 at approximately 12:07 AM this morning a preliminary investigation at the scene of a single vehicle motorcycle crash by members of the Clovis Police Department Crash Team revealed a man, […]

Jackson, Bruce O.

Bruce Ogden Jackson, 85, formerly of Clovis and Tucumcari, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, in Lubbock, Texas after a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 26, 1919 in Electra, Texas. He married Gladys McIntosh in Tucumcari on Nov. 29, 1939. He farmed for many years in the San Jon community and later worked for the […]

State no longer political nonentity

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist It didn’t used to be like this. Not in the old days. Not way back when New Mexico was a simple place with simple tastes and simple folks and the notion you couldn’t visit here without a passport. No one much noticed us, and that was OK. Those days are […]

Adams, Joyce

Joyce Adams Services: Have been held. Joyce Ann Magruder Gustafson Adams, 62, of Clovis, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at her home. She was born on Nov. 19, 1942, in Houston, to Byron Randle and Mildred Lennon Magruder. She taught school in Socorro for 17 years and was librarian for another 17 years. Family members […]

Goodwin, Carl

Carl Goodwin Services: Have been held. Carl Clayton Goodwin, 83, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 21, 1922, in Firebrick, Ky., to Walter and Verda Harden Goodwin. He married Mary Hollifield on Aug. 21, 1948, in Maysville, Ky. He was a diesel […]

Woollums, Lennie

Lennie Woollums Services: Have been held. Lennie Mae Woollums, 84, of Fort Sumner, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004, in Lubbock. She was born on Aug. 16, 1920, in House, to Robert L. and Maggie Rosetta Baker. She attended school in Taiban and graduated from high school in 1940. She married Jewell A. Woollums on Aug. […]

Mudfests seem more prevalent, uglier

by Ned Cantwell Key questions heading into the final days of a grueling, exasperating political campaign season: Is there a single New Mexican who will not be glad when this is all over? Yes, executives of the state’s television stations who are gleefully lining their pockets with political dollars. The TV attack onslaught is so […]

‘Whiner’ gets mixed replies from readers

Ned Cantwell: State columnist Thank you, reader, for letting me get that off my chest. I have spent the last couple of hours going over reader response e-mails and letters to the editor. I was shocked — be prepared, this is going to knock your socks off — to find not everyone thinks I am […]

Gore, Harold

Harold O. Gore, 92, long-time Clovis attorney, died Friday, April 9, 2004, in Clovis. He was born Oct. 16, 1911, in Belen to Bert and Bertha Gore. He graduated from Clovis High School, the University of New Mexico and George Washington University Law School, passed the bar at age 21, and at age 25 was […]

MLK group promotes diversity

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Waymon L. Dowdy Sr. helped, along with the Clovis MLK Commission, to make the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. monument in Potter Park a reality. June 28 will mark the one-year anniversary of the monument. (CNJ Staff Photo: Eric Kluth) By Mike Linn, CNJ NEWS EDITOR 2004 marks fifth anniversary of MLK Boulevard’s naming. When […]

Participants give debt seminar thumbs up

By Darrell Todd Maurina Leigh Ann Melancon and Mary Eldridge have nothing but positive things to say about how the “Conquering Debt God’s Way” seminars have helped their financial situation. Even though Melancon, an assistant finance director for the city of Clovis, has a degree in accounting, she said her academic and professional training didn’t […]

Chitwood, Joyce

Joyce Chitwood Services: Have been held. Mrs. Joyce Chitwood, 90, of Carlsbad, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at her home. She was born on April 13, 1913, in Kenna, to Tom and Maime Hooper Neely. She married John Chitwood on July 6, 1933, in Ruth. They farmed in the Ruth-Broadview area until 1956 when they […]

Carrey makes role work

Stacy Allen Show: Bruce Almighty Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman Summary: Bruce has a bad day, takes it out on God and then ends up with a chance to do God’s job better when he is given all power. Show times: 12:45, 3, 5:15, 7:30, 9:45 I’m sure everyone has had one of […]