Anniversaries — Oct. 30

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Fulgham Benny and Wilma Fulgham of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Nov. 5 at Central Baptist Church. The celebration will be hosted by Jerry Fulgham of Clovis, Larry and Vicki Fulgham of Stigler, Okla., and special friends. The couple was married Nov. 4, 1951, at Central Baptist Church in Clovis. They have […]

Camp meeting revived at Ute Lake

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Courtesy photo More than 100 people gathered at Ute Lake this summer for the Ute Lake Camp Meeting. Organizers say they are excited to see the Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp reborn at the lake and are already planning next year’s camp meeting. Sharna Johnson Organizers of the Ute Lake Camp Meeting are excited to see […]

Rodeo royalty

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Wilma Fulgham displays the key to the city she was award by the city commission in honor of her selection to the Miss Rodeo America Hall of Fame. She is wearing the Stetson hat she earned as New Mexico state fair queen in 1950. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Locally, […]

’44 storm hit some of same areas

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The Sept. 18, 1944, Clovis News-Journal captured damage from the Sunday evening storm. By David Stevens: CNJ Editor The March 23 tornado that ripped through southeast Clovis wasn’t the city’s first, but it was by far the most damaging in about 75 years of record keeping. Officials said one person was killed, 35 people were […]

High Plains, high returns

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CNJ staff photo: Tony BullocksOwner Ron Waters, front, and employee Adrian Largo of ShyAnna Leather of Gallup get ready Monday for this week’s High Plains Junior Finals Rodeo in Clovis. ShyAnna Leather makes custom leather items. By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent If ever there was such a thing as a traveling, summer rodeo camp for […]

County events center taking shape

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Construction on the $6-million Curry County special events center is expected to start soon. (Courtesy illustration) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The parcel of land located on the west side of the Curry County Fairgrounds will soon be home to a $6 million covered events center. The county Fair Board purchased the land in […]

Klebold, Lena

Lena Klebold, 86, of Fowler, Ohio, and formerly of Clovis, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005, at Concord Nursing Home in Fowler. She was born Nov. 27, 1919, to J. W. and Stella Brown Fulgham in Haywood, Okla. She married William Thomas “Tommy” Klebold. She was a member of the girls rodeo association and a champion […]

Kent, Jane

Jane Kent, 68, of Portales, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Dec. 22, 1936, in Henrietta, Texas, to Weldon B. and Willie Bea Fulgham. She had lived in Portales since May of 2005, moving from Logan. She was married to W.H. Kent for 23 years. She […]

12/7 Local Roundup

Police searching for robbery suspect Police are searching for male suspect they believe is responsible for Monday night’s armed robbery of a gas station in the 700 block of First Street, according to the police report. A 20-year-old cashier at Sundance Fuels told police the suspect told her to give him all her money or […]

Fun, fellowship at Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp

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Bobby Speer, left, of Clovis and Rev. Scott King of Clovis laugh as they decide where to place the peach cobbler on King’s plate last year at Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp at Ned Houk Park. (CNJ file photo) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer A cowboy tradition will be carried on next week during the […]

Events center plan up for vote

By Marlena Hartz An impassioned two-page letter arrived in the hands of the Curry County Commissioner Kathryn Tate in March 2004. The letter, written by director for Miss Rodeo New Mexico Wilma Fulgham, outlined concerns over the construction of the Curry County Fairground Special Events Center. Issues presented in the letter are likely to resurface […]

Fulgham, Edna

Edna Fulgham Services: Have been held. Edna Fulgham, 83, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 17, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Aug. 31, 1920, in Lincoln County, to Bert and Millie Tucker. She married Ray Fulgham on May 23, 1938, in Clovis. She was a member of the Friendship […]

March becomes a month of wetness

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Rain drops form on a windshield as a car prepares to turn left on Prince Street from Seventh Street in the rain Friday. (Eric Kluth/Clovis News Journal) By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis is on track to have record rainfall reports for the first quarter of the year, according to National Weather Service officials in Albuquerque. […]

Farmers thrilled by rain

By Darrell Todd Maurina Local farmers say they’re overjoyed with some of the best rainfall totals they’ve seen in years. For one outlying community, it’s not just “a good year” — it’s a record. “This was the wettest February on record for Friona since 1931,” said Bill Ellis, a cotton and grain sorghum farmer. “The […]

Sears, Leslie

Leslie Sears Services: Have been held. Ms. Leslie Carla Sears, 52, of Farwell, a business co-owner, died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. She was born Sept. 28, 1950, in Clovis, to Lester C. and Dovie Sears. She spent most of her life in the Clovis area and moved to Farwell five […]

Crowning Achievement

By Janet Bresenham Faith, family and a passion for what she loves to do have been the driving forces in Wilma Fulgham’s life. For more than five decades now, Fulgham has continued to invest her time and boundless energy into helping young women and girls participate in competitions and pageants related to horsemanship and rodeo, […]

Pioneer Days planning under way

By Jack King “Flying High in Clovis” is the theme of this year’s Pioneer Days celebration scheduled June 2-8, said Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Director Ernie Kos. This year, in addition to the annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, Pioneer Parade, Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Pioneer Women of the West breakfast and beauty pageants, Pioneer […]