12/18 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At 7:45 a.m. Wednesday police responded to the scene of a two-car accident at the intersection of Echols and 21st streets. A 38-year-old driver was ticketed after her vehicle stopped at a stop sign on Echols Street, proceeded onto 21st Street, and […]

Paul Huerta, Charles Echols

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Paul Huerta Date of birth: June 29, 1917 Dates of Service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: […]

Pop Echols important cog of Clovis music scene

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columinist Editor’s note: As told by Odis Echols Jr. to Don McAlavy on Sept. 4, 1998. In late 1953 my father, Odis “Pop” Echols bought the KCLV radio station in Clovis. To make ends meet, we put together shows from Clovis and went on the road to places such as Muleshoe, […]

UFO sightings draw attention in Clovis

By Don McAlavy UFO SIGHTINGS FOLLOWED SPUTNIK IN 1957 The UFO sightings around Clovis and other places in 1957 were probably touched off by the Russians’ first satellite, Sputnik, which was launched into space in October of that year. Odis Echols Jr., of Clovis, was in a car with his wife and his parents. Odis […]

Echols, Mary

Mary Echols Services: Have been held. Mary McLaughlin Echols, 94, of Clovis, died Monday, Oct. 18, 2004, at her home. She was born on Aug. 2, 1910, in Clovis, to Frederick Christopher and Betha Guy McLaughlin. She married Coy Preston Echols on June 3, 1934, in Clovis. She was a bookkeeper for the Clovis News […]

Board, Jess

Jess Board Services: Have been held. Jess Board, 62, Cleveland, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004. He was born June 21, 1941, in Clovis. He attended ENMU, then was a carpenter and cowboy. He served in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include his mother, Enola Echols; two daughters, Kari and Casey; a granddaughter, Joise of Cleveland, […]