Tribute to a golfer

Cecil Davis, a 1950 Clovis High School graduate and one of the region’s all-time great athletes, died Aug. 8 in Albuquerque. Davis, a multi-sport star who played minor league baseball and was inducted into the Wayland Baptist University Athletic Hall of Honor, was an avid golfer — and still a good one — well into […]

Habitat needs volunteers for latest house

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity of Eastern New Mexico is ready to begin work on its seventh home with a work day Saturday. According to Executive Director Joyce Davis volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. Saturday at the home site at 313 E. Kaywood in Portales to remove trees and prepare the site for […]

Road superintendent resigns

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Curry County Road Department Superintendent Danny Davis resigned from his position Friday, according to County Manager Lance Pyle. Davis, 45, has worked for the county for 14 years, Pyle said. Davis said it was time for a change. “I’m ready to be Danny Davis, not the road superintendent all […]

Make this Valentine’s Day memorable one

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Noting that other columnists had done so, I recently had my own newspaper photo updated. The truth was, that the older copy, six years old, had never looked much like me to begin with. I was always just short of surprised when a reader recognized me on the basis of […]

Former Greyhound coaching top NFL back

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico With the AFC’s top two teams duking it out today, one of the NFL’s best running backs is being coached by a Greyhound. Eastern New Mexico alum Matt Simon, running backs coach for the San Diego Chargers, played linebacker for the Greyhounds before becoming a graduate assistant under then […]

12-21 Marriages and divorces

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Dec. 6 through Wednesday: • Todd Casey Gilbert, 21, to Jennifer Jenee Johnson, 23, both of Clovis • Lafayette Dean Charleston, 40, of Apo, N.Y., to Ursula Vatrese Floyd, 36, of Clovis • Charles Joe Moore, 29, to Brandi Jeanelle Stotts, 28, both of Clovis […]

Some holiday gifts keep on giving

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Several years ago, Sinbad and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in a Christmas comedy about, among other things, parents attempting to latch onto the perfect, coveted and much sought after gift for their children. As is usually the case with Christmas comedy movies, there is a heartwarming underlying message about reconciliation, real […]

Military Digest: Lucio

Lucio Army Pvt. Luis A. Lucio has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. He is the son of Seliciano and Dora Lucio of Clovis. Lucio is a 2006 graduate of Portales High School. Davis Air Force Airman Harley E. Davis has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, […]

Fire plan focuses on grasslands

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Recent wildfires in California only accentuate the area’s need to be prepared, officials said. Curry County Road Superintendent Danny Davis said such a plan is in development for the county. Focus is being given to areas surrounded by rural grasslands, which are more vulnerable to large scale fires, Davis […]

Nov. 4, 1929

Warren Davis, circulation manager of the Evening News-Journal, was appointed by Bishop F.B. Howden of Albuquerque as lay reader of the Episcopal Church of the district of New Mexico. … Eyebrow arch services were 35 cents at the Studio Beauty Shop. … Smiling Irish Eyes, featuring Colleen Moore, was showing at the Lyceum Theatre.

Domestic violence victims sometimes suffer in silence

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis native Paula “BB” Sherman said it was years after she started a new life that she realized what she had experienced was abuse. “I thought this kind of treatment was normal. I thought everybody lived like this,” she said, explaining in the 1960s and 1970s people didn’t talk […]

Oct. 19, 1932

County Treasurer Chas. H. Evans was preparing tax statements for the 1932 tax year and said they would be mailed to county taxpayers soon. … Salvation Army Capt. Edgar C. Davis said a patch of turnips planted on the city’s farm had yielded more than enough to supply demands and the remainder would be given […]

Oct. 10 Military Digest

Olivas Army National Guard Pvt. Manuel Olivas has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. He is the nephew of Michael Pena of Portales. Olivas is a 2003 graduate of Portales High. Hernandez Army Pvt. Xavier Hernandez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. He is […]

Residents report two intrusions

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis residents confronted intruders at their homes in separate incidents Thursday night and Friday morning, according to police. A 62-year-old man was stabbed in the back when he confronted a young male in his back yard around 11 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Davis Street, according […]

Aug. 7, 2007 Business Digest

Clovis woman wins sales award Jacqueline Davis of Clovis has been honored as a national achiever with Silpada Designs, according to a company news release. Davis earned the first-place “Personal Sales Award” that recognizes success in sales through home shows. She was selected for the award from more than 20,000 other Silpada Designs independent sales […]

Bomb scare just a game

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks An explosives technician from Cannon Air Force Base’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal team walks away from a suspicious package Thursday at the New Mexico Visitor’s Welcome Center on U.S. 60/70/84. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A metal ammunition can left outside the New Mexico Visitor’s Welcome Center on Thursday turned out […]

Religion Digest: Parish planning three-day Fiesta

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is holding its Fiesta 2007 today through Sunday. The Fiesta will be held at 108 N. Davis St. Today’s activities include a 5:30 p.m. dinner, which will be followed by a 7 p.m. variety show. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for […]

Davis recognized by Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High graduate Darren Davis, a senior at Wayland Baptist, was recently named the Pioneers’ pitcher of the year at the WBU athletic awards reception. Davis went 4-7 this season with a 4.52 earned run average. He made 16 appearances, including 15 starts, and had eight complete games and two […]

Pioneers hand ENMU seventh loss in row

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Catcher B.J. Myers launched a go-ahead, three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth on Monday and Wayland Baptist rallied past Eastern New Mexico University 11-8 in a non-conference baseball game. The Pioneers (21-25) hit four home runs and pounded out 15 hits in sweeping the two-game season series from […]

CHS grad Davis sets strikeout mark for Wayland Baptist

CNJ staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Clovis High grad Darren Davis broke Wayland Baptist’s school single-season strikeout record on Thursday, fanning seven hitters in pitching the Pioneers t o a 17-3 Sooner Athletic Conference win over Southern Nazarene. Davis raised his total for the season to 100, five better than the previous mark of 95 set […]