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 […]