Jan. 18, 2008 Engagements

Reed-Ellison Paul Reed of Clovis and Peggy and Greg Hendrix of Scroggins, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Rachel Reed of Mt. Vernon, Texas, to Brent Ellison of Mt. Vernon. He is the son of Carol Bassham of Mt. Vernon and Charles Ellison of Rosston, Ark. The couple will exchange vows […]

Residents voice discomfort with traffic sign removal

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Some residents are hoping the trial period for traffic sign changes on Plains Avenue and Main Street will go no further. Jessie Ellison, who has lived at her house on Plains since 1954, said she doesn’t understand the reasoning for the removal of stop signs at the intersection of […]

Muleshoe farmer killed in tractor crash

CNJ staff A 41-year-old Muleshoe farmer was killed Sunday morning in Bailey County when a tractor he was driving overturned on U.S. 70/84 after being struck by a pickup truck, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Paul Fulcher was driving eastbound around 11 a.m. (CDT) when the tractor was struck by a Dodge […]

Barber shears five generations

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Blake Curtis, 15 months, sits on his grandfather Blake Curtis’ lap Wednesday for his first haircut at Ellison’s Barbershop. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Blake Curtis held his 15-month-old grandson in his lap in the barber’s chair as Ellison Green snipped at the child’s hair. With the younger Blake’s […]

Byous, Ethelva M.

Ethelva Mae Byous, 88, of Clovis died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare. She was born April 30, 1918, in Fort Klamath, Ore., to Raymond and Wileska Loosley. She was a registered nurse and served in the Army Nurses Corp. at the beginning of World War II. She was also a school nurse […]

Former Clovis pilot accidental witness

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Clovis resident and World War II pilot John Ellison, 84, retraces his route on an aerial map of New Mexico. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Editor’s note: For three months, the Clovis News Journal has honored local World War II veterans by publishing their first-person accounts of service. John Ellison’s […]

Robert Ellison

Robert Ellison Services: Have been held. Robert J. Ellison, 79, of Galveston, Texas, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, at UTMB Hospital in Galveston, Texas.  He was born on March 4, 1926, in Lorenzo, Texas. He was a resident of Galveston since 1968. He served in the U. S. Army and retired as a lieutenant colonel […]

Jimmie Ellison

JIMMIE ELLISON Services: Have been held. Mr. Jimmie J. Ellison, 82, of Portales, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales, He was born on Nov. 2, 1920, in Erath County, Texas, to Myrtle and Albert E. Ellison. His family moved to Portales in 1934. He graduated from Portales High School […]

Old locomotive bell making CHS home

By Don McAlavy In the name of school spirit, five Clovis High students scaled a fence protecting the old locomotive at Hillcrest Park in 1959 and made off with the train’s bell. The five boys never told anybody that it was them that “borrowed the bell” which can still be heard today ringing at Clovis […]