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 […]