Reporter’s Notebook: Base donates furniture to center

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer MATT 25 HOPE CENTER Executive Director Steve Reshetar likened a recent donation to throwing a stone into a pond. The donation created a ripple effect. The ripple began when Reshetar received a phone call from Cannon Air Force Base personnel. Reshetar said furniture from 70 dorm rooms — including […]

Jan. 20, 1980

Patrick Sandoval and Frank Garcia, both veteran public servants, announced their plans for re-election. Sandoval was running for City Commission, Garcia for probate judge. … Surplus City, at 1609 Mabry Drive, was offering digital clock radios for $24.95 and a large assortment of Army surplus items at 50 cents each. … Columnist Erma Bombeck poked […]

Jan. 5, 1953

Ealy Furniture of 209 Main advertised a 21-inch television set and other merchandise for sale, promising to “take your old furniture as trade-in.” … J. Johnson, former chef at the LaVista Dining Room, announced he’d purchased Miller’s Café,113 W. Grand. Johnson said the café would specialize in tender steaks, southern fried chicken and home-baked pies. […]

Lighthouse goes to extreme to help others

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Tiffani Pitcock and her children, Phillip, left, and Hailey check out a new bed they received Friday from the Lighthouse Mission. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Tifani Pitcock and her two infant children were overwhelmed Friday when volunteers from the Lighthouse Mission showed up on her door step with a […]

Big Lots coming to Clovis

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Big Lots will lease part of the former Furr’s supermarket building on 21st Street, company officials said. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) CNJ staff A national closeout retailer confirmed Thursday the company plans to open a store in Clovis before the end of the year. Big Lots, a Fortune 500 company that deals in closeouts and […]

Rehorn, H.W.

Services: have been held. H.W. Rehorn, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 15, 1921, in Orange City, Iowa, to Walter Edgar and Essie Adams Rehorn. He went to school in Kansas City. He married Vera Johnson on Aug. 25, 1941, in Kansas City, […]

Dudley, William

William Dudley Services: Have been held. William “Bill” Floyd Dudley, 75, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 30, 1929, in Mangum, Okla., to Floyd and Ruby Laceman Dudley. He married Dorothy Winkles on Feb. 24, 1949, in Clovis. He was a appliance […]

Goodwill ministry cited as public nuisance

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Henry Parmenter digs through boxes in his back yard on the 1300 block of Reid Street. He was cited in Municipal Court for leaving items he collects for the poor scattered in his front, back and adjacent yards. CNJ photo by Mike Linn. By Mike Linn, CNJ news editor A Clovis man who runs what […]

Alexander, Donald “Okie”

Donald Ray “Okie” Alexander, 63, of Clovis died Friday, April 2, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 8, 1940, in Erick, Okla., to Lawrence Ray and Vada Jones Alexander. He graduated from Muleshoe High School in 1959 and married Donna Elliott on Jan. 24, 1963, in Portales. He moved to Clovis in 1964, […]

Musical Clovis man led interesting life

Don McAlavy Mennell Mullins was born in Clovis, but was raised in the country by his folks Burrell and Levata Tinney Mullins. In August, I had the pleasure of interviewing him about his musical history. Most people won’t recall he was a musician, as they probably remember him running his Mennell Furniture Auction business on […]