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Curry County Extension Clubs The Curry County Extension Clubs held their annual membership event on Sept. 13 at the extension building with 25 members and five guests attending. Grady Alpha Club was responsible for the program and decorated with a fall theme. Carol Nash was mistress of ceremonies. Sheryl Abdill gave the invocation followed by […]

Area 4-H clubs seeking members

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Jared Tucker: Freedom New Mexico Samantha James, 12, works with one of her show sheep Friday at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in Portales. James, a Roosevelt County 4-H member, said the sheep’s head is held in this manner so it will push at her, flexing its muscles for the judges. James and other […]

Letters to the editor: Time to do away with golf course

Time to do away with golf course Despite being one of the most passionate golfers in Clovis, I am in favor of doing away with our Clovis Municipal Golf Course. It is obviously losing money that our city government needs. There is no way it could be making money; if it is, the city is […]

Extension clubs more than gatherings for lonely moms

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian I always thought they were started so lonely mothers could have other women come to give them some company! And that meant us kids would have a lot of stuff to eat. (And they could make a quilt if they had time!) Now that is what I always thought. The […]

March 1, 2009 Club notes

Curry County Extension Clubs The Curry County Extension Clubs leader training was held on Feb. 19 at the extension office. There were 12 members and two guests present. Home economist Glenda Belcher turned the meeting over to Gayla Jaquess from the Curry County health office, who presented the program on “Adult Immunization.” She explained what […]

Rotary governor to visit region

CNJ Staff The governor of Rotary District 5520 will make an official visit to the Rotary Clubs of Clovis, Melrose and Texico/Farwell this week. Gov. Tom Lindsay, a Deming real estate business owner and speech language pathologist, is coming to the area as part of his effort to visit all 68 clubs in the district […]

Texico boosters not seeking donations

CNJ staff Texico Municipal Schools Superintendent R.L. Richards said the district’s booster clubs are not currently asking for donations for posters for the school’s football and soccer teams. Richards said several businesses have called the school district saying unknown persons have asked for donations for the posters on behalf of the school. “They said they’re […]

Extension clubs served real purpose in mother’s life

By Don McAlvy: Columnist I always thought extension clubs were started so lonely mothers could have other women come to give them some company. That meant us kids would have a lot of new stuff to eat. (And they would make a quilt if they had time!) The reason my mother’s club, the Claud Rainy […]

Oct. 9, 1949

Members of the American Business and 20-30 Clubs of Clovis toured the Clovis News-Journal plant in observance of National Newspaper Week. … A General Electric automatic mixer could be purchased at Shaw’s, 815 Main. … The Clovis Wildcats football team lost 40-7 against the Artesia Bulldogs. … And Gordon Smith, a business specialist, was born […]

Women’s club membership wavering

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle From left, Alice Pierce, Nancy Barnes, Lala Barnes, Lueja Clark and Wilma Whitener of the Pleasant Hill Women’s Club hold an 1930s membership list that included 38 members. The club currently has 12 active and two inactive members. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer PLEASANT HILL — The Pleasant Hill […]

1960 election in Clovis changed drinking habits

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Between 1943 and 1960, Clovis citizens called for a vote and we went dry, meaning no liquor sales. Curry and Roosevelt counties were the only dry counties in New Mexico. One had to go to De Baca, Quay or Chaves county or to Amarillo to buy legal liquor. The 1950s […]

5/21 Organizations

Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club took a field trip on May 11 to Muleshoe. There were 12 members, and the Curry County Extension Council President Amy Armenta as the guest. The group shopped at Carolyn’s Christmas Creations with door prizes won by Barbara Ratliff, Doris Widner and Sylvia Gonzales. A relaxing and delicious meal […]

Reporter’s notebook: Rotary clubs celebrate 100th anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis and High Plains Rotary clubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the international service organization during a meeting at the Holiday Inn. District governor Charles R. “Rick” Akins spoke to the clubs on the achievements of the service organization in last century years. “One of our greatest accomplishments as an organization is […]

Clovis coffee clubs cultivate camaraderie

Don McAlavy Coffee anyone? Here in Clovis you can figure at least 16 coffee clubs are serving up hot coffee every weekday morning. Most of the participants are retired, but a lot of them are still working and make it a habit to sit with friends and discuss the weather, politics, women — or men […]

Drinks for members only

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Tonya Largent, a bartender at American Legion Post 117, wipes down the bar while working Friday night at the Legion hall. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Johnny Washington has a warning for veteran’s groups: Dot your “i’s,” cross your “t’s,” or face major problems with state liquor and gaming regulators. Speaking […]

Cheaper liquor license brings closer scrutiny

Darrell Todd Maurina Agent Todd Griffin said some people don’t understand why private clubs need to be careful about who they serve. Griffin said the main reason is that the liquor licenses held by most private clubs in New Mexico allow them to operate at a much lower cost and avoid restrictions on how many […]

Association to celebrate heritage

By Jack King Clovis will host the convention of the New Mexico Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, the state chapter of the oldest African American secular organization in the nation, today through Sunday at the La Quinta Suites. Evelyn Rising, second vice president of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and a past president […]