Nov. 16, 2008 Births

Hall Taylor Dalton Hall was born Oct. 14, 2008 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, to Ollie and April Hall of Clovis. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. He has a brother, Jaden Gage Hall. Grandparents are Judy and Lehmon Jacobs of Muleshoe and Ollie and Jessie Hall of Clovis. Great-grandparents are Bobby and […]

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Town hall meeting scheduled regarding Hull Street Overpass

The City of Clovis will hold a Town Hall meeting at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 5th, 2008, in the Clovis City Hall Assembly Room, 321 Connelly Street, Clovis to address questions and concerns relating to the July 29th, 2008 closure of the Hull Street Overpass and to outline a course of action regarding the repairs […]

Town hall set for Hull overpass issue

CNJ staff The City of Clovis will hold a town hall meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Clovis City Hall Assembly Room, 321 Connelly Street, to address questions and concerns relating to the July 29 closure of the Hull Street overpass and a course of action regarding repairs to the structure.

City to vote on pay increases

CNJ staff What: Special City Commission meeting When: 10 a.m. Friday Where: City Hall Assembly Room, 321 Connelly Street On the agenda: The Clovis City Commission will vote on a proposal for a 3 percent increase for employee raises today at a special meeting. Approximately half of the $440,000 being requested would be allocated as […]

Residents commemorate Juneteenth

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Tony Woods, left, served deserts such as peach cobbler and cakes during Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration at O.G. Potter Park. The desert station went through about five cake trays. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer It took three days after June 16, 1865 before blacks in the south received the news […]

Eastern education grads ready for spotlight

Friday is the deadline to nominate an outstanding education graduate for Eastern New Mexico University’s Hall of Honors.

Clovis student teacher earns state honor

Wayland Baptist University Dean Gary Mitchell reports a Wayland student has been named “Student Teacher of the Year” by the state. Mitchell said Jimmy Marez, a student teacher at Clovis’ Sandia Elementary School, will be honored Saturday at the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell campus.

Portales hosting development forum

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Portales will play host to one of five regional forums on rural economic development from 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building in Portales. The forum is sponsored by New Mexico First, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization designed to engage citizens in public policy, which was co-founded 20 years ago […]

Dual credit classes meeting canceled

CNJ staff A meeting on dual credit classes for parents of Clovis High junior class students scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Clovis High School Lecture Hall has been canceled due to the weather, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. The release did not indicate if the class would be rescheduled. Information: […]

Dec. 2, 1938

More than 3,000 children were expected to meet with Santa and receive a goodie bag with candy, apples, cookies and peanuts at city hall. … W.D. “Doc” Gattis proposed a plan to create Clovis’ first “Wheat Bowl” football game to be played in January. … Mrs. Simms offered clothing alteration services at the Alteration Shop, […]

Professor dedicated life to music

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Harry Barton spent 39 years as a music teacher to thousands of Clovis High School students. He was one of the best known and beloved teachers in high school, a gentleman all the way. Harry E. Barton was born Aug. 22, 1901, at Plymouth, Ind., and came to Clovis in […]

Sept. 8, 1926

Enrollment in Clovis’ public schools broke a record with close to 1,500 students enrolled. … Virgil Hall, former employee of a motor car company in Clovis, was returned by officers to Versailles, Mo., to answer charges he deserted his wife and two children. … The City Drug Store offered Elizabeth Arden Venetian Toilet Preparations, including […]

Aug. 2, 2007 Local Briefs

Man sentenced for five burglaries A 41-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for burglarizing five homes and businesses, according to a news release from the9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Joe Anthony Montano was caught by police carrying items from a home on Thornton Street in April, the release said. After his […]

July 21, 1924

More than 4,000 rabbit scalps were turned in by contestants in the rabbit killing contest sponsored by Barry Hardware Co. Jack Eller, rural route carrier of Clovis, won first prize with 1,954 scalps. … Blackwell-Buck Chevrolet advertised a two-passenger utility coupe for $640. … Chief of Police R.M. Hall was driving a new six-cylinder sport […]

Jesus provides light in darkness

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Kansas and parts of Oklahoma and Texas have been in the news lately because of the heavy rains. We had an experience in Kansas years ago when the rain was heavy and the tornadoes were threatening. But just to note how long ago that was, it was before emergency lighting […]

Food front, center at Juneteenth fest

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Al Spillmon, left, watches Ollie Hall, center, and Lawrence Coone open a jar of barbecue sauce Saturday at the Juneteenth Festival at Potter Park. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Grills lined the Potter Memorial Park parking lot Saturday, filling the air with the smell of barbecued meats in preparation […]

Town meeting scheduled to discuss Muleshoe burglaries

CNJ staff A town hall meeting is being held at 6:30 p.m. CDT today at City Hall in Muleshoe to discuss an outbreak of burglaries, according to Muleshoe Police Chief Brian Frieda. Since November there have been about 95 burglaries, compared with a traditional average of about 20 in a given six-month period, Frieda said. […]

Clovis city workers to take weekend off

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Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos speaks at the town hall meeting at Parkview Elementary School on Friday afternoon. The town hall meeting’s purpose was to report on progress since March 23’s tornado. (Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Employees with the city of Clovis will take a much-deserved break […]

Writer remembers past city cashier

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Back in 1989 a tribute by CNJ staff writer Todd S. Bergmann was printed in the Clovis News Journal about Bert Cabiness, who they called the city cashier. That tribute has been edited and follows. While most people do not enjoy parting with their money, they enjoyed meeting Bert Cabiness. […]