Juneteenth celebration scheduled Saturday

CNJ staff What: Juneteenth Celebration When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday Where: Potter Park Background: Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, according to juneteenth.com. Observed around June 19, it commemorates the day Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger announced in Galveston, Texas, in 1865 that the Civil War […]

Memorial Day closures

CNJ staff The following entities will be closed Monday in celebration: • Banks • County offices • City offices • State offices • Federal offices • Schools and colleges • Post office The Clovis News Journal business offices will also be closed Monday.

May 25, 2008 Birthdays

Bell Winnie May Bell of Lubbock and formerly of Clovis, will celebrate her 100th birthday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Advent Christian Church, 2101 E. 21st St. The celebration will be hosted by her son, Willie, and all of her grandchildren. Winnie May Bell was born May 7, 1908, in Amherst, Texas. […]

April 6, 2008 Anniversaries

Grigsby Delmer and Helen Grigsby of Clovis recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration was hosted by Larry and Tammy Lewis, Gabriel and Kim Lara and Casey and Jennifer Gilbert. The couple was married March 28, 1958, in Sapulpa, Okla. They have 4 children and 13 grandchildren. He is a retired business owner. She […]

Anyone up for New Year’s ’09 celebration?

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist It took me years, not months, to discern the importance of beginning a new year. Obviously to a child, and less obviously to a young adult, time rolls endlessly ahead of you — an ocean of time, a roadmap of time, a night sky of time. Then one day or […]

12-9 Anniversaries

Ampey Clarence and Ruth Ampey of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3-6 p.m. Dec. 15, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married Dec. 17, 1957, in Chicago. They have seven children, 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He […]

Nov. 18 Birthday

Louderback Wanda Louderback of Clovis will celebrate her 80th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 18, 2007, at 313 W. Plains. The celebration will be hosted by family and friends. Louderback was born Nov. 21, 1927, in Clovis. She has three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The celebration is open to friends […]

ENMU hosting two Halloween presentations

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico The origins of Halloween are vastly different from the holiday celebrated today in America, according to an Eastern New Mexico University history professor. He promises to enlighten people on the holiday’s origins and myths in a noon lecture today in the Sandia Room at the Campus Union Building at […]

10-28 Anniversaries

Graham Jake and Tammie Graham of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 3, 2007, at the Clovis Civic Center. The celebration will be hosted by their family. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1957, in Clovis. They have two children and three great-grandchildren. He is retired from civil service at […]

9-23 Birthday

Shafer Douglas Shafer of Portales will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Portales Memorial Building. The celebration will be hosted by his family. Shafer was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Dora. He has three children. The celebration is open to friends and relatives.

Food front, center at Juneteenth fest

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Al Spillmon, left, watches Ollie Hall, center, and Lawrence Coone open a jar of barbecue sauce Saturday at the Juneteenth Festival at Potter Park. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Grills lined the Potter Memorial Park parking lot Saturday, filling the air with the smell of barbecued meats in preparation […]

June 4, 1940

Clovis opened a four-day “celebration” with a circus and Pioneer Days Rodeo the center of attention. Temperatures were near 100 degrees for the second day in a row. … The Clovis Pioneers, 19-24, were in fifth place in the Texas-New Mexico League standings, nine games back of league-leading Amarillo. … Pepsi-Cola promoters said the soft […]

Pastor fulfills duties for 50 years

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Charles Green is dedicated to his church. The 76-year-old pastor has proven his devotion lately by delivering sermons despite being confined to a wheelchair. Green, who serves as bishop of the First Church of God in Christ, will celebrate the church’s 50th anniversary this Sunday along with his congregation. […]

Centennial celebration

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Wayne Lennon, chairman of the First Baptist Church of Clovis history committee, packs one of the commemorative medallions to be issued on the church’s 100-year anniversary May 6. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer From a small tent in a dirt field to a sprawling brick building, the First Baptist […]

Religion Digest: School offers ministry sessions

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School is holding the Warriors Road Ministry Annual Fellowship today through Sunday. The topic for the event is “2007: The year for the faithful.” Three sessions will focus on social status versus eternal status. Today’s session begins at 7:30 p.m. and the topic is “Celebration of Praise.” […]

New Year’s not about parties

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist There is a lot of pressure to celebrate New Year’s Eve. When I lived in New York City, I went to parties and made it to Times Square to see the ball drop. It was cold and my toes were frozen by the time I left. I’m not even sure […]

Stories shape human existence

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I was rather surprised to overhear recently a comment to the effect that “we do not celebrate Christmas because it is not in the Bible.” The comment was made on the morning of Dec. 24. Today, as most liturgical churches celebrate Epiphany, it seems like a good time to share […]

Risque celebration may not fly in Clovis

By Grant McGee: Local columnist So what are you doing to ring in the New Year? Going to a party? Watching TV? Sleeping? If we had a big celebration on Main Street to welcome 2007, would you go? I mean New York has its brilliant ball of glittering crystal dropping in Times Square, New Orleans […]

Birthday

Cook Dorothy Cook of Roswell, formerly of Melrose, will celebrate her 90th birthday at 2 p.m. Dec. 30 at Calvary Baptist Church, 1009 W. Alameda in Roswell. The celebration will be hosted by her daughter, Judy McDonald of Wiesbaden, Germany. Dorothy Cook was born Dec. 25, 1916, in Wellington, Texas. She has four children (one […]

Anniversaries

Whitfield Billy N. and Billie R. Whitfield of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 3, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church. The celebration was hosted by their children. The couple were married on Aug. 31, 1956, in Portales. They have five children and six granchildren. He is the owner and operator of […]