Do you know these people?

Dianna Hokanson is tracking some family history and the trail passes through Clovis.

Nov. 29, 1919

A resolution was passed by the Clovis City Council providing outlines curtailing electrical service due to a shortage of coal. … Clark Callicott accepted a position with Jernigan Jewelry Co. … Petticoats, ranging in price from $6.50 to $9 could be purchased at Kendall Dry Goods Co. … And Marilyn Acker Blair, a Clovis housewife, […]

June 21, 1912

C.V. Steed of Clovis was serving a four-year term on the state board of embalmers. He was appointed by Gov. W.C. McDonald. … Clovis Hardware Co. was promoting an “actual cost sale” on its entire line of buggies, hacks, refrigerators and ice cream freezers. … E.T. Jernigan & Co. was Clovis’ “official Santa Fe watch […]

Bootleggers were two steps ahead of the law

Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Tom Jernigan began his professional career in Portales when he was elected sheriff of Roosevelt County in 1929. Those were the wild days of prohibition. There were quite a few shoot-outs and drunks being rounded up in the enforcing of the prohibition. You young whippersnappers don’t recall prohibition, but that was […]

Cats seeking .500

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Clovis coach Eric Roanhaus sends in a play with senior wide receiver Elliott Hita during last week’s win over Rio Rancho. Clovis plays longtime rival Goddard tonight in Roswell. (Staff photo: Rick White) By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Momentum has been as elusive for the Clovis Wildcats as a scrambling Michael Vick, with an […]