Popular vote proposal buries rural America

Freedom New Mexico California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sign legislation promoting a concept known as the National Popular Vote will give impetus to a troubling national movement that seeks to undermine the nation’s Electoral College and replace it with a system at odds with what the founders envisioned. Americans were reminded of the inner […]

Reunions — Aug. 21

Carlton The family of Aubrey and Elmira (Crow) Carlton, formerly of Friona, held their 25th annual reunion at the homes of Ricky and Donette Sabins and Debbie Carltonon July 16 in Plainview, Texas. Special guests attending were Ethelyn Garnett of Lockney, Texas, and Tami Vernon of Plainview. Family attending were Saundra Lappe of Ovala, Texas; […]

Area resident organizing 42 tournament in Clovis

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File photo Faye Keener of Portales grabs the dominoes to shuffle with a smile after she and her teammate Beverly Winn won a game of 42 during a warm up for last year’s New Mexico State 42 Tournament at the Texico Senior Center. Saturday’s 42 tournament is rock ‘n’ roll themed and will take place […]

Births — Dec. 19

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Denton Kayleigh Grace Denton was born Oct. 23, 2010, to Eric Denton of Clovis and Michelle Naughton of Dublin, Ireland, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Jill and Jace Denton of Clovis and Mary and Peter Naughton of Dublin, Ireland. Great-grandparents are Jerry and Maroy Bell […]

Education digest: School board to meet Saturday

School board to meet Saturday The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is meeting in executive session 1 p.m. Saturday to Coach Jerry Isler’s case against the district and the New Mexico Activities Association. Isler, fired by the schools and suspended by the New Mexico Activities Association, is asking U.S. Judge Martha Vasquez to grant […]

Two sought for questioning in connection with homicide

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Jerry Casiano By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Police are looking for two persons of interest regarding the Saturday homicide of 54-year-old Elizabeth McAdams in her home on Lea Street, according to a Clovis Police Department press release. Police said Jerry Casiano, 27, and Veronica Galvan, 32, may have information about the homicide. Police do […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Reunion

Carlton The family of Aubrey and Elmina (Crow) Carlton, formerly of Friona, held their 22nd annual reunion. It was held July 19 in the home of Joe and Margie (Carlton) Rexrode of Lockney, Texas. Special guests were Aunt Zula Carlton of Plainview, Texas; Aunt Sue Inman of Hereford, Texas; Cousins, Dub and Virginia Cleveland of […]

July 20, 2008 Anniversaries

Dunsworth Kenneth and Geraldine Dunsworth, of Portales, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 at University Baptist Church, in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by Paul Dunsworth and Jerry and Leanna Dunsworth. The couple was married

June 2008 Obituaries

The following people with area connections died in June according to obituaries published in the Clovis News Journal. Allen, Eual E., 86, of Amarillo, June 18Baca, Rudy, 54, of Clovis, June 15Baird, Robert, 43, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and formerly of Portales, June 20Belcher, Jerry, 72, of Hobbs, June 20Blakeley, Beryl, 97, of Santa Fe […]

June 15, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Cowboy Values: Recapturing What America Once Stood For by James Owen was given by Jerry and Doris Wallace in memory of Sue Pierce. Living by the code of a simpler time that centered on honesty, loyalty and courage, the working cowboy personifies bedrock values that […]

May 18, 2008 Library books

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Public Library: American Masters of Sculpture by Charles Caffin was given by Jerry and Doris Wallace in memory of Ruth Gore. The works of 11 of America’s foremost sculptures are presented along with photographs representative of their most outstanding pieces and an analysis of the elements of composition […]

Big winds punctuate wedding

Compiled by CNJ Staff Jerry and James Priest lived in a cramped trailer home for nine months last year after their home was torn apart by the tornado. Parts of their 85-year-old home were strewn around their 75 acres south of Clovis. A new office for their auction business set up in a trailer was […]

8-19 Reunions

Carlton The family of Aubrey and Elmina (Crow) Carlton, formerly of Friona, Texas, held their 21st annual reunion July 21 at the home of Joe and Margie (Carlton) Rexrode of Lockney, Texas. Special guests were Aunt Zula Carlton of Plainview, Texas, and Aunt Sue Inman of Hereford, Texas; cousins Jack and Claire Johnson of Georgetown, […]

June bug by any other name not same

By Grant McGee: Local columnist With Cannon Air Force Base here, you’re going to have folks from all over the country living around Clovis. Along with the different accents from around the country come different terms and words to describe the same thing known as colloquialisms. Giving someone a ride on your bicycle is called […]

Aug. 5, 1971

Jerry Dean and Ruben Reyes of Clovis were among 2 million men born in 1952 who faced the possibility of being drafted under the lottery conducted by the Selective Service System. … Clovis boxer Earl Large lost to Chico Castillo at a match held in Juarez, Mexico. … Among 69 building permits issued was a […]

Letters to the Editor: Veterans deserve more than one day

Long has the day passed when serving our country is seen as honorable and worthy, at least to a large portion of the younger generations. We all know the stories of the battles fought, we’ve seen the famous wartime photos and we’ve watched the Hollywood movies. But seeing something in a movie or on TV […]

Fuller sentenced

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Stanley and Vickie Dixon stand together as they testify Wednesday during the sentencing hearing of Jerry Wayne Fuller. Vickie Dixon is the victims’ daughter. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — As Jerry Wayne Fuller was escorted by deputies from the Roosevelt County district courtroom Wednesday to begin a 127-year […]

Clovis couple finds calling in auctioneering

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James Priest of W&J Auctions auctioned off more than 5,000 items Saturday in a warehouse behind Joe’s Boot Shop. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer After more than a half century in business, James and Jerry Priest have a few simple rules for how they conduct auctions. They bid on […]

Nuzum an NFL first for Clovis

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Jerry Nuzum and his wife, Mary, embrace after a Las Cruces judge declared the Pittsburgh Steelers halfback innocent of murder charges in 1951. This photo appeared on Page 1 of the Clovis News-Journal on July 2, 1951. By David Stevens: CNJ Editor Hank Baskett is Clovis’ only pro football player these days. He’s heading into […]

Lil Bitt goes long way to stop break-in

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin WilsonLil Bitt, an 11-month-old toy dachshund, licks his owner, Jerry Martin of Texico. The doge alerted Martin to a break-in early Sunday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer TEXICO — When Jerry and Elaine Martin first heard their toy dachshund barking excitedly about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, they dismissed it and tried […]