Oct. 1, 1940

A call for volunteers to aid in the registration of all young men between the ages of 21 and 35 in compliance with the Selective Service Act was issued by County Clerk Claude Gamble. … The Girl Scouts of Troop Four celebrated their third anniversary at the Methodist Church, with singing and folk dancing. … […]

Sept. 9, 1969

Jackie Linton, a 174-pound junior, was named Clovis High’s winner of the first “Bad Cat” award, which was presented weekly to an outstanding football player. … Woody’s Taco Bell meat burritos were 40 cents each. … An adult education class in speed reading was scheduled to begin at Clovis High School with Mrs. Chaney Merritt […]

July 19, 1932

Sun Drug Co., at Fifth and Main streets, gave free ice cream cones to boys and girls under 15 who brought customers to the store to make a purchase of 15 cents or more. … The Clovis Evening News Journal reported that comptroller Juan N. Vigi would place a zia sun symbol on state auto […]

Choices determine life’s path

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I wrote about these two long-gone cousins about five years ago, but the time has come to tell their story again. This childhood story illustrates the point that the decisions and choices we make affect us. These two grew up in northeastern Arkansas. In grade school they participated in a […]

June 30, 1933

J.N. Cook grocery, 511 W. Seventh, was selling bread for 4 cents per loaf. … Piggly Wiggly had Kellogg’s Rice Krispies for 9 cents per package. … Clovis Fruit Market, Fourth and Pile, had watermelon for 2 cents per pound. … Clovis fight fans were looking forward to a July 4 card that included Clovis’ […]

June 22, 1960

More than 500 children and adults had turned out for free swimming lessons at the Hillcrest Park pool. … About 45 Jehovah’s Witnesses from Clovis were attending a district assembly in Fort Worth. … Walt Disney’s “The Sign of Zorro” was playing at the Lyceum theater. Admission was 65 cents for adults, 25 cents for […]

May 14, 1968

Piggly Wiggly was promoting its All Star Bingo game and a chance to win up to $1,000. … A public school in Albuquerque was considering a ban on “Catcher in the Rye.” … D.F. Waldon and the Western Playboys were preparing to perform in the Hotel Clovis Ballroom. The weekend dances would begin at 9 […]

May 7, 1933

Odis Echols, formerly of Clovis, was president of the Plains-Panhandle Singing convention, which included a large portion of West Texas. … Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Crawford and Charles Lindbergh were newsmakers of the day on newspaper society pages. … John Willander’s All-American Circus was headed for Clovis. Admission would be 25 cents. The show grounds […]

May 3, 1972

Woolworth, open until 9 p.m., was selling record albums for 47 cents, 8 track tapes for $2.99 and tape cassettes for $2.99. … “Bonnie and Clyde” was showing at the Yucca drive-in theater. Promotional material read, “They’re young, they’re in love and they kill people.” Admission was $1. … Anthony’s was suggesting polyester double-knit tunic-top […]

Pricey at the pump

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Larry Devaney fills his tank Thursday at a gas station on Mabry Drive. An electrician from Melrose, Devaney said when it comes to rising gas prices, “you got to pass (the cost) down to the customer. It’s not making things easy.” By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A recent spike […]

April 21, 1938

The Piggly Wiggly was at Fourth and Pile streets. Palmolive soap was sold for 6 cents a bar. … C.V. Steed Undertaking was advertising its funeral and ambulance services. The phone number was 14. … Baseball slugger Lou Gehrig and singing cowboy Smith Ballew were starring in “Rawhide,” scheduled to open April 22 at the […]

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.” […]

March 29, 1937

The proprietor and an employee of Long Horn Café were facing charges they sold liquor to minors and sold liquor after designated hours. The arrests came on the heels of Clovis Mayor L.J. Stone’s promise to residents that the city would crack down on liquor regulations. … The entire region received 2 to 3 inches […]

March 27, 1927

The Clovis Journal reported four trains bearing more than 4,000 marines were expected to pass through the city on their way west and ultimately to China. The newspaper did not report the exact time of the trains’ arrivals. … The Clovis Journal offered this commentary atop its front page: “The fate of the cotton farmer […]

March 23, 1962

The Clovis High School senior play “Night of January 16th,” was performed at CHS. Admission was 75 cents for adults, 50 cents for children. … Sheds and corrals northwest of the La Fonda Theatre burned to the ground. Officials said the property belonged to H.A. Mitchell. About 75 bales of hay were also lost in […]

Feb. 28, 1935

Law officers were asking for help investigating the death of a 9-year-old boy who was the victim of a hit and run driver. … Gorillo Pogi was set to square off against Vic Webber in wrestling at the Armory. Ringside admission was 60 cents. Ladies and children were admitted for a dime. … Barnes Tailoring […]

Feb. 18, 1919

A.B. Austin & Son was paying 18 cents per pound for hens and 21 cents per pound for turkeys. … Russell Smith had been discharged from the Navy and returned to Clovis. … The Clovis Broom Factory was producing “excellent brooms which can be found on sale with every first class grocerman in Clovis.” … […]

Feb. 8, 1956

One week after a blizzard forced closure of its runway, Clovis Air Force Base was expecting the arrival of two new snow plows. … Stanley Pawol was offering free pickup and delivery of prescription medicine. The phone number was 3451. … Clovis residents were warned that city officials were preparing a list of those delinquent […]

Jan. 28, 1912

McCluskey Coal Yard claimed to have the “best and cheapest coal in town.” … Roy’s Cash Grocery was advertising 25-cent brooms for 10 cents. … Clovis was preparing to host a “scientific boxing bout” at the Lyceum Theatre. M.E. Hardy of Clovis was slated to referee the 15-round contest, which was to feature “a clever […]

Jan. 2, 1940

Collins’ Sanitary Dairy encouraged area youngsters to “get their Vitamin D three times daily.” The phone number to call for pasteurized milk was 416. … Piggly Wiggly was advertising 12 pounds of flour for 42 cents, or 48 pounds for $1.35. … Newspaper comics featured Alley Oop, Red Ryder, Popeye, Little Orphan Annie and Out […]