Local legends hit stage

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Bobby Vee headlined Saturday’s final show of the Clovis Music Festival at the Clovis Civic Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Shane Cooney, of Clear Lake, Iowa, grew up listening to Buddy Holly as a kid. “I grew up in Clear Lake (where Buddy Holly’s plane crashed), so it’s […]

Reporter’s notebook: Staff sergeant’s green thumb produces prize winning flower

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer With her new home at Cannon Air Force Base came a new yard. The urge to garden was almost immediate, said Marilisa Porter, an Air Force staff sergeant who moved to Clovis about a year and a half ago. “I thought, well, heck, this is the first time I […]

Our Father Is Big Enough To Wrap Us All in His Arms

By Curtis K. Shelburne I grew up a city boy, though these things are relative. To the poor souls unfortunate enough to grow up in New York, Amarillo would be a lot closer to country than they would ever care to get, but compared to Robert Lee or Stanton, where my two sets of grandparents […]

Rural schools such as Ranchvale important

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Ranchvale Elementary School northwest of Clovis has quite a history. The first school in that area was located two miles east of present Ranchvale, taught by A.J. Reid. It was open only three months each year. In 1917-18, when four neighboring schools consolidated, they agreed to open Ranchvale Elementary School with […]

Day Trips: Little-known ghost town comes with locals, plenty of scenery

Compiled by Mike Jimenez Ghost towns can be found across New Mexico and the Southwest, but the one located at White Oaks is probably the best-kept secret around these parts. This ghost town comes complete with a few locals, and plenty of scenery. Where is it? White Oaks is located about nine miles outside of […]

Clovis citizens’ eyes focused on BRAC hearing

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Clovis City Commissioner Randy Crowder watches the Base Closure and Realignment on Friday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Fellow City Commissioner Cathy Haynes is at right. By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Clovis was silent as federal deliberations over Cannon Air Force Base trudged into the early afternoon Friday. Traffic seem to crawl and faces turned […]

Morrow, Leslie

Leslie Morrow Services: Have been held. Leslie Wanda Morrow, 45, of Flagstaff, Ariz., died Friday, June 17, 2005, in Flagstaff. She was born on July 16, 1959, in Clovis, to Stanley and Joy Hussey Miller. She grew up in a military family, living in many places throughout the world. She married Larry Morrow on June […]

In tribute: Sisters grew closer with age

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Friends and family described her as determined, caring and even-tempered. She was a tomboy in youth and a superb cook in her later years. On Oct. 29 Marilyn Tyson of Clovis died at Plains Regional Medical Center after a short battle with cancer. She was 72. Tyson was born […]

Olguin, A.R.

A.R. Olguin Services: A memorial service will be held at a later date. A.R. Olguin, 78, of Portales died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Laurel Plains Health Care Center He was born on April 23, 1926, in Dahlia, to Josefita and Patricio Olguin. He grew up in Dahlia. He served in the Army during World […]

Locals say civil rights work remains

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A picture of Martin Luther King Jr. faces the audience as keynote speaker Pastor Davis Swann speaks at the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast Saturday at Clovis High school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King Although the civil rights movement has made great strides since the assassination of Martin Luther King […]