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. […]

27 MDG addresses clinic patrons’ issues

By Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower First Call Resolution, quicker waiting times and fewer clinic visits were top subjects discussed at a Community Healthcare Council meeting with customers of the base clinic March 21 at The Landing. In an open forum, Col. Kenneth Hall, 27th Medical Group commander, updated families on programs being implemented to […]

Adrian to be inducted into NMAA Hall of Fame

CNJ staff Former Clovis High athletic director Randy Adrian is among three individuals who will be inducted into the New Mexico Activities Association Hall of Fame next week. Adrian spent 25 years as a coach, teacher and administrator. He also worked as a basketball official for 31 years and was named the state’s National Federation […]

Local Roundup: Former president now hall-of-famer

By CNJ staff Clovis Community College retired President Emeritus James Turner has been inducted into the University of New Mexico’s Anderson Hall of Fame, according to a UNM news release. He is one of three alumni of UNM’s Robert O. Anderson School and Graduate School of Management selected as a 2007 inductee. Honorees are chosen […]

Five county residents inducted into 4-H state hall of fame

CNJ Staff Five people from Curry County were inducted into the state 4-H Hall of Fame recently at New Mexico State University, according to an NMSU news release. They are among 15 new inductees. This year’s Curry County inductees include C.J. and Nancy Blackburn, Gene and June Locknane, and the late Dorothy Marks, according to […]

Jan. 14, 1950

Brown ‘n Serve hot rolls were “newer than new” at your favorite grocer. … City Sanitarian Warren Griffin was offering tips on “rat-proofing” city eating and drinking establishments. Among his tips: Holes in walls around pipe fittings should be filled. … Spence Hall was the new president of Clovis American Business Club, succeeding Al Taylor.

Reporter’s notebook: Work with youth rewarded

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A LATE CLOVIS resident was honored Tuesday for her lifetime commitment to a program that encourages youth participation in agriculture. DOROTHY MARKS, who died in 1988, was inducted posthumously into the New Mexico State University 4-H Hall of Fame at the college campus Tuesday afternoon, according to Janis Hallem, […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Musicians get nod for induction

Small, black vinyl records cover the walls of the Norman Petty Studios, a testament to the musicians who recorded at the Seventh Street studio under the tutelage of Petty. The Clovis music producer and several of the musicians he worked with in the 1950s will be inducted into the New Mexico Music Hall of Fame. […]

ENMU to induct eight into Hall of Honors

CNJ staff Eastern New Mexico University is planning to add eight inductees to the school’s Athletic Hall of Honors during halftime ceremonies of tonight’s homecoming football game against Abilene Christian at Blackwater Draw. They include Monte Best (rodeo 1975-79), Gary Diehm (student athletic trainer 1981-85), Katheryne Hickman (women’s basketball 1997-2001), Charles Howard Gant (football and […]

Miss N.M shares identity theft story

By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers A victim of the growing identity theft problem, Miss New Mexico 2006 Christina Hall is helping others avoid a similar situation. “When I was 19 my identity was stolen by a girl who renewed her driver’s license under my name,” said Hall, a 2005 Eastern New Mexico University graduate. “I […]

‘Wall’ becomes ‘Hall’ of Heroes

Airman 1st Class Thomas Trower The Hall of Heroes, a program begun as the Wall of Heroes in 2004 at the Airman Leadership School honors the military service of local heroes. There are eight ALS classes held each year, and each class chooses a hero to add to the Hall. The present 16 inductees have, […]

First airplane to land in Portales, May 12, 1919

By Don McAlavy: local columnist The airplane under the active control of Lt. Smarling and Mechanic Johnson left Roswell Monday at exactly 9:30 a.m. and arrived at Portales at 10:30 a.m., the time of leaving Roswell having been wired to the stationmaster here, according to the Portales newspaper on May 12, 1919. The day was […]

What’s Happening 7/27

All times MDT Today Damn Yankees — 7 p.m., Clovis Community College Town Hall, Tickets $10. Information: 769-4035 Friday Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. in the Regents Room on the Portales campus. Damn Yankees — 7 p.m., Clovis Community College Town Hall, Tickets $10. Information: 769-4035 Saturday Border Town Days […]