Advertising rhymes still a phenomenon

Last year I wrote a column about that extinct advertising phenomenon called Burma-Shave signs — you know, those little red rhymes by the side of the road that quipped, “Peanut on a railroad track, heart all a flutter. Round the bend came no.10 — Toot, toot, peanut butter.” Well, I opened a box of Pandoras […]

Drive-in theater digs up good memories

As we recently drove past the Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theater in Lubbock, it brought back fond memories of the old Varsity Drive-In in Portales, once located on the Roswell Highway. We took the girls to Texas Water Rampage for the day, and my eyes lit with excitement when we drove past the drive-in theater […]

Readers: Best hamburgers found all over

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked, “Where’s the best place to get a burger in eastern New Mexico?” Some responses: “I LIKE BURGER KING, but my son and his girlfriend like the burgers at the Stone Soup cafe. I realize that Burger King is in every state and every town, but it is still […]

Kathy Edwards shares life, memories

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on the life and times of Kathy Edwards. Her report will conclude next Wednesday. “I was born in Roswell,” said Kathy Edwards, “because where my parents homesteaded in DeBaca County, Roswell had the closest doctor. My Daddy was L. W. Barnhill, coming to New Mexico […]

Clovis pizza place on the move

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Area Manager John Rink stands in front of the future site of Pizza Hut, on the 1200 block of West 21st Street. CNJ staff photo: Jack King. By Jack King: CNJ staff writer A Clovis Pizza Hut is delivering itself to a new location. John Rink, general manager of Clovis’ Pizza Huts, said moving one […]

Police blotter: May 16, 2004

While patrolling near the corner of 21st and Thornton streets about noon on May 8, police noticed a black 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup that appeared to be the same one reported missing earlier in the day. Police stopped the truck and asked the driver, who was an employee of the dealership that had reported […]

Townsend, Louise

Louise Townsend Services: Have been held. Louise “Lou” Townsend, 80, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, in Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 23, 1923, in Maysville, Okla., to James and Vera Kelley Adcox. She founded Johnnies Drive-Inn in 1943 and ran the business with her husband until 1970. […]

Education Briefs 4/15

CCC holding Cinco de Mayo party Clovis Community College is holding its second annual Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at 6 p.m. on April 24. The event will be held at American Legion Post 25 at 2400 W. Seventh. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under, and are on sale at […]

Not speeding a great way to avoid tickets

Helena Rodriguez I like to think I’ve outgrown my days of heavy road rage, but every time I brag to my sisters, Julie and Nana, that I haven’t had a ticket in 3 1/2 years, they laugh and say, “That’s just because you haven’t got caught.” Oh yeah. Kind of like one of those “What […]

Police aim to keep roads safe

By Darrell Todd Maurina Local law enforcement agencies plan extra patrols on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and the district attorney is getting ready for what could be up to three times as many driving while intoxicated cases as he sees in a normal week. “It’s more likely than not that they’ll make […]