Election roundup — Jan. 6

John Jones of Clovis has announced his intention to run for the open District 2 seat on the Clovis City Commission. Jones, 63, is a retired letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. He has also served in the New Mexico Mounted Patrol for 25 years and holds the office of deputy chief. “I’ve been […]

Fred Van Soelen says he won’t seek third term

CNJ staff Fred Van Soelen announced Tuesday he will not seek a third term in March. “When I first ran for office in 2004,” Van Soelen said in a release, “I had a three-part platform: Improving pay for our police and firefighters, improving our parks, and improving our streets. I believe that the city has […]

Anniversaries — Nov. 20

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Stieg [image #3, align=left, size=medium] Fred and Christine Stieg of Conchas Dam will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 26 at the Conchas Lake Baptist Church. The couple was married Nov. 25, 1941, at the First Baptist Church Parsonage in Portales. They have four […]

Global warming activists need to cool down

Freedom New Mexico Fred Singer, a man perhaps as responsible

June 30, 2008 Births

Cargile James Levi Cargile was born April 25, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to H.P. and Kristi Cargile of Melrose. He weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. He has a sister, Kinlee, 11 months old. Grandparents are Don and Vicky Smith of Melrose and Sheri Cargile of Logan. Great-grandparents are Marvin and […]

May 9, 2008 Reporter’s Notebook: Southwest Cheese wins awards

Southwest Cheese CEO Fred Stephenson said he was pleasantly surprised when he learned the plant’s Monterey Jack entries won first and third place in March at the 2008 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. It was the first time the company entered the contest, which included 1,753 entries from 19 countries, the chief executive […]

Nov. 9, 1955

Clovis Air Force Base personnel were preparing for departure to “Operation Sagebrush,” an Army-Air Force maneuver “fought” in an area surrounding Camp Polk, La. … “Daddy Long Legs,” featuring Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron, was playing at the Lyceum Theatre. … Folger’s Coffee claimed to have “More flavor per cup” in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement.

Empty Stocking Fund donor list

Freedom Newspapers The following people and companies donated to the Empty Stocking Fund in 2006. The remaining donations were made anonymously. SEI-CCS LLC, $500 Michelle and Terry Poynor, $20 Michael Majors, $150 Richard Haseloff, $100 Ward Brothers Tractors, $250 D.L. Coffman, $50 Leona Sikes, $50 Ruth Breuhl, $35 L.J. Pool, $25 Gladys Castle, $25 Fred […]

August business licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in August: • Discount Party Plaza Type: Party Supplies Owner: Michael and Becky Dlouhy Location: 2614 N. Prince St. • Hawaiian Extreme Shaved Ice Type: Snow Cone Owner: Kenny Payne Location: 110 W. Manana, Apt. B • Eastern New Mexico Maintenance Type: Lawn Care […]

Prince Street has vandelism outbreak

Local Roundup Clovis Police have responded to more than 20 burglaries and 40 reports of criminal damage since Friday, police said. Police said several of the burglaries were concentrated in the area of North Prince Street while the vandalism incidents were widespread, including areas of Fred Dougherty and Pile streets. Most of the burglaries involved […]

Gonzales, Fred

Fred Gonzales, 84, of El Paso, Texas, died Tuesday, May 23, 2006, in El Paso, Texas. He was born Nov. 17, 1921, to Dimas and Virginia Gonzales in Elida, where he grew up and attended schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Severiana (Cleo) Contreras in El Paso, where […]

Schaap, Fred

Fred Schaap, 74, of Farwell died Thursday, April 27, at Farwell Convalescent Center. Mr. Schaap was born March 8, 1932, in Terkaple, Fr., Netherlands. He immigrated to the United States on March 31, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley and Ids S. Schaap. Survivors include two sisters, Jennie (and husband Louie) […]

Local spent time as captive of Germans in WWI

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Fred M. Davis received a notice from the Curry County draft board on Oct. 17, 1917. He was to go to Camp Funston, Kan., for induction. One of his orders, in handwriting on the notice, was to “bring an easy pair of shoes.” The data herein was researched by Juanita […]

Birdsong, Nilen E. “Bird”

Nilen Ellis “Bird” Birdsong, 73, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born Jan. 8, 1932, in Hooks, Texas, to Fred and Beaula Triple Birdsong. He married Setsuko “Miko” Tomikawa Sept. 21, 1960, in Okinawa. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1973 as a tech sergeant. […]

Fred J. “Coach” Hinger

Fred J. “Coach” Hinger, 96, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005, in Albuquerque. He was born Dec. 28, 1908. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Willie Terrell Hinger; a sister, Ruth Condit, and several nieces and nephews Cremation has taken place. Arrangements are by French Mortuary in Albuquerque.

Wilson Fred Gisler

Wilson Fred Gisler Services: 2 p.m Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church. Mr. Wilson Fred Gisler, 92, of Peoria, Ariz., died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, in Encore Senior Village in Peoria, Ariz. He was born March 7, 1913, in Mission Valley, Texas, to John L. and Rosa Maurer Gisler. He married Betty Lou Washington in […]

Riley, Patrick Fred

Patrick Fred Riley Services: Have been held. Patrick Fred Riley, 83, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, in Irving, Texas. He was born Feb. 9, 1921, in Big Springs, Texas, to Jerry Scott Sr. and Ima Orene Walker Riley. He married Jean Hancock on Jan. 31, 1953, in Weatherford, Texas. He was preceded in death by […]

It’s firklytootling time again in Santa Fe

Bob Huber: CNJ columnist In case you haven’t noticed, the Legislature is firklytootling again up north, which brings to mind a political alert for all citizens of New Mexico: “Stay in the roundhouse, Nellie. The senator can’t corner you there.” I had occasion to spend several character-building years in that round building we call the […]

Actor relates story of Friday night fight at Edd’s Bar

Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist This is a story a local actor named Fred told me. “It started as fun at Edd’s Bar north of Clovis. Playing pool, having a few beers, with three of my friends from the Caprock Amphitheater after a hard day of rehearsal. I was a young man then, not quite of […]

Henley, Fred

Fred Henley Services: Have been held. Earnest Fredrick Henley Jr., 68, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Jan. 27, 1936, in Carrizozo, to Earnest Fredrick and Vera Lucile Jones Henley. He entered Fort Stanton Institution in 1950. In 1975 he transferred to the ENMRSH […]