The week Lefty Frizzell came to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist I was up in Cartersville, Ga., recently, eating with my wife and some of our relatives at an old restaurant in historic section of that town. We were the only ones in that cafe eating. As we started eating I heard the song, “Always Late (With Your Kisses)” and that […]

Oct. 21, 1947

Langdon L. Skarda’s German Shepherd, Fleetie Belle of Dornwald, was named grand champion of the All-Breed Dog Show held in Amarillo. … The blue prints of the road construction job for the highway to be constructed between Clovis and Texico were stolen from a truck. … Johnson’s Cafe, located at 113 W. Grand, advised readers […]

April 13, 1921

Cotton’s Café, next door to Taylor’s Tire & Battery Co., promised “You will not have to wait long for your meals here” and encouraged potential customers to “Try us on!” … E. B. Reed’s “Greater Shows” were on their way to Clovis. The traveling show featured a Ferris wheel, merry-go-round and an aero swing.

March 31, 1913

Wilson’s Confectionery on north Main Street was offering “Home made, pure and delightful ice cream candies and confections.” … The Antlers Café, in connection with the Antlers Hotel, offered meals for 35 cents and “special rates for regular boarders.” … H. Bell & Co. promised its cleaning and pressing would be done “under sanitary conditions.” […]

Jan. 5, 1953

Ealy Furniture of 209 Main advertised a 21-inch television set and other merchandise for sale, promising to “take your old furniture as trade-in.” … J. Johnson, former chef at the LaVista Dining Room, announced he’d purchased Miller’s Café,113 W. Grand. Johnson said the café would specialize in tender steaks, southern fried chicken and home-baked pies. […]

Paradise lost? Some not looking forward to mission change

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleJohn Sides fishes Monday in the shadow of the Brooks Bridge over the Santa Rosa Sound in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., where growth has taxed the region. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Plenty of space awaits the 16th Special Operations Wing in rural eastern New Mexico. But pulling away from […]

Vernon, Ollie

Ollie Vernon, 88, of Portales died Friday, April 21, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. Born Jan. 13, 1918, in Sentinel, Okla., to Ethel and William A. Moore, she grew up in Dell City, Okla. She married D.C. Vernon on July 16, 1934. In 1936 they moved to a farm southwest of Portales […]

Early-day resident couldn’t stay out of restauranting

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian “Bill Ogg was one of the best known of the early-day restaurateurs,” said Tom Pendergrass, Clovis’ first historian. Tom, back in the early 1950s, did a “column” and live broadcast over KICA and KCLV. “Bill Ogg will be remembered as opening more restaurants in Clovis than any half dozen men […]

Energy regulations will only continue vicious cycle

Freedom Newspapers The Bush administration last month caved in to years of pressure, and moved to make good on the president’s pledge to free the nation from its “addiction” to foreign oil, by making the most dramatic change in 30 years to Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. Certain categories of trucks and SUVs will have […]

Independence, equality important values

By Judy Brandon On this Independence Day weekend, it is good to think again about freedom. What is a deposit in freedom? A student told me about his mother while we were standing in the parking lot one day discussing a class assignment. That inquiry led to a conversation on the essence of freedom and […]