‘Man downtown’ deserving of good meal

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Within Clovis’ hundred years of history, some colorful characters have called Clovis home. There was once a man our then-grade school children called the “strange guy.” Many readers will remember this man. The first time we noticed him was at the old Furr’s grocery store at 10th and Main streets. […]

April 1, 1915

A subscription to The Clovis News cost $1 per year. … The Clovis Rifle Club was “preparing to have some good target matches soon,” The Clovis News reported. … The Clovis National Bank promoted itself as “better than the law requires.” … Streets were filled with wagon loads of wheat, maize, kaffir and feterita, mostly […]

March 21, 1957

Clovis Community Singers were preparing for a performance at New Bethel Baptist Church, 13th and Oak. … Dragnet, I Spy and State Trooper were among television options for the night. … Jimmy Brown, Mike Robertson, Joe Robertson and David Petty were among winners in a local ping pong tournament. … Safeway grocery was giving away […]

Grocery store robbed

CNJ Staff A Clovis grocery store was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night, according to police. About 8 p.m., police were called to K’s Oriental Food Store at 1548 Thornton St. for a report of armed robbery. The victim told police a Hispanic male robbed the store at gunpoint and fired one shot while in the […]

Today’s chaos is tomorrow’s memory

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Relgion Columnist One day several years ago, I saw an incident in the grocery store that made my heart sad. A mother and father were shopping with their two school-age children and a toddler. The father pushed the cart as the mother barked out orders: “Stay in line!” “Don’t touch anything!” […]

Cuts won’t affect Clovis grocery store

CNJ Staff Albertson’s grocery store on Prince Street survived a cut list of 100 stores expected to be closed by its new owner, according to the store’s manager. Bill Bargman expressed optimism about the change in ownership. “We see better things to come for our customers,” said Bargman, who has managed the store for 12 […]

Vernon, Ollie

Ollie Vernon, 88, of Portales died Friday, April 21, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. Born Jan. 13, 1918, in Sentinel, Okla., to Ethel and William A. Moore, she grew up in Dell City, Okla. She married D.C. Vernon on July 16, 1934. In 1936 they moved to a farm southwest of Portales […]

Burke, Harry

Harry Burke Services: Have been held. Harry D. Burke, 88, died Saturday, May 1, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born May 16, 1915, in Statesville, N.C., to Jim D. and Flake T. Burke. At age 2 he moved to Portales with his family, and graduated from Portales High School. He married […]

Fire heats up local grocery store

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A Clovis firefighter carries a hose out of Lowe’s grocery store as emergency personnel responded to a fire at the store Monday evening. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Lowe’s grocery store won’t be opening today and may not reopen for some time due to an after-hours fire late Monday evening. As […]

Signing opinions improves their quality

David Stevens Two readers contacted the Clovis News Journal this week to suggest a new feature. Both men recommended we borrow an idea from the Las Cruces newspaper, which allows readers to offer anonymous commentary on just about any subject. The “Sound Off” feature is not unique to the Las Cruces paper. Several papers in […]