Jan. 8, 1955

Stagner and Sons Inc. obtained building permits from Clovis City Hall, announcing plans for 78 new homes in the north part of town. The homes had a combined value of “over a half million dollars,” according to the “Clovis News-Journal.” … Dunlap’s at 318 Main was having a “January clearance sale.” Cotton blouses were $1.93 […]

Rare cactus blooms

By Bryant Million: Freedom Newspapers A rare cactus bloomed at a local couples’ home this last week, giving them and their neighbors a chance to see a beautiful sight available only once a year. Portales gardening enthusiasts Cecil and Mary Clotfelter own a species of cactus commonly called the night-blooming cereus, which blooms its white […]

Backus, William C.

William C. “Bill” Backus, 58, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 28, 2006, at his home after a brief battle with cancer. Born June 3, 1948, to Robert and Gertrude Hoyer Backus in Manitowoc, Wis., he married Nell Van Putten on July 12, 1968, in Amersfoord, Netherlands. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc and […]

2/26 Highland Elementary honor roll

Highland honor roll second nine weeks Third Grade A: Ashley Gallagher, Dakota Grummer, Autumn LaPlante, Kasia Olguin, Ashley Barnett, Karlie Bojorquez, D’Lanor Briggins, Kayla Eaton, Stephanie Gulley, Zach Hays, Erika Herebia, Sammy Hopkins, Lexi Montano, Madyson Petner, Valon Smith. A/B: Jacob Biederman, Monica Danner, Allyson Dugan, Dakota Flowers, Matthew Lopez, Annabelle Andrade, Brettenie Burch, Robert […]

2/17 amos

Editor’s note: In light of Valentine’s Day just past, a reader asked about Amos’ love life, and, in response, he has requested we re-run this column about Jenny, his next-door neighbor, with whom he has fallen in love (although he prefers to say, “grew in love,” and it does seem to have a more natural […]

Honor Roll: Highland Elementary School

CNJ Staff Highland Elementary School Third Grade Honor Roll: A – Jacob Biederman, Ashley Gallagher, Dakota Grummer, Autumn LaPlante, Matthew Lopez, Kasia Okguin, Annabelle Robles, Jacob Biederman, Ashley Gallagher, Dakota Grummer, Autumn LaPlante, Matthew Lozez, Kasia Olguin, Annabelle Robles. Third Grade: A/B – Monica Danner, Rodrick Dean, Allyson Dugan, Natalie Edwards, Dakota Flowers, Mitchell May, […]

Brown, Jacqueline “Jackie”

Jacqueline “Jackie” Brown, 75, of Clovis, died Sept. 23, 2005, in Lubbock, Texas. She was born July 8, 1930, in Ennis, Texas to J.D. and Anna Collins.  She was an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, a historian of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 117, a member of the N.A.A.C.P and A.A.R.P. won medals and […]

Amos 5-6

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s Note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the mother s day gift dilemma who would ever think finding a gift for your mother would be such hard work boss question mark here you forget she s a female […]

If at plants you don’t succeed, try weeds

Jim Lee Plants hate me. When I watch those leaves, buds, and stalks (in other people’s yards) bobbing and swaying in the breeze and those emerging blossoms basking in the Portales sunshine, I see much more than meets the eyeball. Yes, I know what they’re doing. I can see through all that supposedly innocent plant […]

amos finds his true love

Gary Mitchell and Amos Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse who types by hurling himself at the keys, but he can’t use the shift keys and he shuns punctuation marks — except the hyphens and dashes. In light of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, Amos himself asked about our recapping his finding the love […]