Food Bank drive collects more than 17,500 pounds of food

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Police Department traffic officer David Bryant leads motorcycle riders though the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico warehouse as part of the holiday can food drive activities. By Gabriel Monte Vehicles on U.S. 60/80 pulled over to the side of the road Saturday morning, making way for about 50 […]

Food drive planned for Saturday

By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Volunteers with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be out Saturday in Portales and Clovis collecting canned food and non-perishable items. Another drive will be held within schools that will also help stock the food bank, said executive director Nancy Taylor. “This (Saturday’s) is the one that […]

Nov. 8 Police Blotter

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 5:30 p.m. an officer on patrol saw a suspect who had run from him before in the area of Mitchell and 11th streets. The officer turned back and talked to some men standing in the area who told […]

Oct. 31, 1943

Joe Roach was the acting chief of police during a reorganization of the city’s police department. … The Clovis News-Journal reported the War Fund Drive was progressing satisfactorily in Curry County with workers canvassing door to door in Clovis, according to Judge J.C. Compton, chairman of the drive. … Jimmie Allman’s School of Dancing, 421 […]

Melrose health clinic in works

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Village of Melrose has been without a primary health care giver for more than 10 years, according to Mayor Lance Pyle. The last source for primary health care in the village was a doctor that made weekly visits and provided medical service out of the Melrose city hall, […]

Oct. 7, 1961

Tech Sgt. William E. Boatman was commended for his efficiency in helping to save an F-100 fighter plane lost near Tucumcari. … Elvis Presley starred in the movie “Wild in the Country,” which was showing at the La Fonda drive-in theater. … City firefighters were called to a fire at Torrence’s Leather shop at 217 […]

Business owners anticipate Cannon change of command

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Ashley Torres of Clovis takes orders Saturday at the Foxy Drive-In. Owner Chris Bryant said they’re looking forward to the new people the base change will bring. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer For as long as the Foxy Drive-In has been in Clovis, airmen of the 27th Fighter Wing […]

Blood drive deemed success

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Scott Jones of Muleshoe gave blood Thursday for the first time in more than a year. Jones visited an area of Mexico where malaria was present and he had to refrain from donating for one year. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Michael Shelley, a railroad conductor, squeezed a red […]

Donors have chance to win trip, prizes at blood drive

CNJ Staff United Blood Services will hold blood drives from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Ingram Room of Clovis-Carver Public Library and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at North Plains Mall, according to UBS news releases. Donors must be 17, in good health and have a photo ID. They will receive […]

Summer stories

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By Tony Gutierrez and MIckey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Serious about the series Eastern New Mexico University sports information director Adam Pitterman attended the college softball World Series in Oklahoma City. “I actually contacted somebody at the NCAA before I went because I thought it would be a good experience for me,” Pitterman said. Pitterman watched […]

June 19, 1979

City officials learned they’d received $4.6 million from the Environmental Protection Agency for construction of a wastewater treatment plant. … The Clovis High School Summer Band had scheduled a series of rehearsals focused on a planned July 4 concert at Leon Williams Stadium. … Clint Eastwood was starring in “Every Which Way But Loose” at […]

Father’s stories lost on inattentive son

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated columnist I never listened to the stories he told. Either “Speed Racer” was on or the new Fantastic Four was out or the Spinners were on the radio. Whatever. I never listened. Things were not good between us. He had a drinking problem, which meant he had a hitting problem. I […]

Work mistakes can rack up big bill

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers And you thought making a few innocent mistakes at work was bad, such as accidentally hanging up on your boss or inadvertently deleting an e-mail message you were supposed to forward. Or you felt guilty for wasting company resources, such as accidentally using two instead of one of those little […]

Busines Licenses

The following business licenses were granted by the city of Clovis in February: • Beyond the Surface Type: Counter-top fabrication Owner: Glen Richard Westall Jr. Location: 1309 Martin Luther King • Crisp Custom Homes Type: General contractor Owner: Jessie Crisp Location: 232 Hawken Rd. • NM’s Detail King Type: Car Wash Owner: Luis Griego Location: […]

He knows just what I need

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist I don’t know if anyone has come up with a 12-step group, something on the order of Alcoholics Anonymous, for packrats, but I hope so. I need to join forthwith. “We’ve always done it that way,” is the motto for folks with one kind of affliction. But the motto […]

Accidents abound after snow

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Gerald Whitley, head equipment operator for the Clovis Department of Public Works, loads his truck Wednesday with a mixture of sand and salt. He said the department planned to work through the night to salt streets. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By CNJ staff Vehicle accidents overwhelmed responders Wednesday morning, a result of snow-packed roads […]

Day Trip: Plainview, Texas, display honors cattle drive

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One of 48 decorated cow statues in Plainview, Texas, hitches a ride in a color-coordinated vehicle. In addition to the painted bovines, the town also offers a variety of shops. (Courtesy photo) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers For a different twist on a cattle drive, head on over to Plainview, Texas, and take a drive […]

87-year-old building on Prince has unique history

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist After World War I, the Clovis Baptists launched a drive to build a hospital for Clovis. The drive to finance it started in 1919, and by Oct. 7, 1920, the Baptist Hospital at 515 North Prince St. was built. It was the only hospital in eastern New Mexico at that […]

Jan. 22, 1969

Clovis High’s varsity was preparing to open its district basketball season later in the week. The team’s leading scorer was Lewis Thomas, who also led the team in rebounds. … Tom Lee had joined the staff at Bell Real Estate, 1808 W. 21st. … Sherwood Mortuary promoted itself as “Clovis’ only 100 percent home owned […]

Jan. 20, 1980

Patrick Sandoval and Frank Garcia, both veteran public servants, announced their plans for re-election. Sandoval was running for City Commission, Garcia for probate judge. … Surplus City, at 1609 Mabry Drive, was offering digital clock radios for $24.95 and a large assortment of Army surplus items at 50 cents each. … Columnist Erma Bombeck poked […]