Monday morning briefing: Kiwanis history, going to the dogs and the man who changed it all

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Fast fact Clovis Kiwanis Club was organized Jan. 2, 1921. Its first president was Charles Scheurich, who’s political clout helped create Curry County. Other charter members included Carl Hatch, who became a U.S. Senator, and A.W. Hockenhull, who became New Mexico governor. Cooking tip […]

United Way project nears completion

The GAP Project, sponsored by the United Way’s Day of Caring Committee, will be completed Aug. 15, with the installation of playground equipment at the Grand Avenue Apartments in Clovis. Work will begin at 8 a.m. Other improvements will be made including laying of pea gravel and painting the railing around the grounds. Twenty Lowe’s […]

Fast facts: Kiwanis Pancake Day

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CNJ photo illustration: Liliana Castillo More than 700 people were served at Saturday’s Kiwanis Pancake Day. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Noon Day Kiwanis Club held its 58th annual Pancake Day at Clovis High School’s cafeteria Saturday. Volunteers from high school Key Clubs and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and […]

Jan.24

Thursday: El Desayuno Kiwanis Club meets at 6:45 a.m at the Taqueria Jalisco, 217 W. Seventh St. Club information: 714-0973.

Sept. 5, 1925

Wallace Tuttle, accompanied on the piano by Miss Blanche Lanewood Stevenson, performed two songs at the Kiwanis Club meeting. … The Clovis News reported the state tax rate for 1925 would be $5.50 per thousand dollars of valuation. … Clovis schools opened with an enrollment of 1,458 pupils. … Jackman’s department store sold women’s dresses […]

Education Digest: Late start cancelled due to testing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer There will be no late start Wednesday at Clovis High School as a result of a state-mandated testing schedule. All CHS juniors will take morning tests the week of Feb. 26. Questions regarding the tests and schedule should be directed to the CHS Guidance Office at 769-4350. Literacy council […]

12/13 Business Digest

First State Bank to change name Access Bank of Clovis, acquired by First State Bancorporation in the summer, will soon change its name to First Community Bank, officials said. A company official said customers should not expect any major changes in service, but “a few” employees in the accounting department may lose their jobs. “We […]

Oct. 23 Engagements, Births, How to Help, Club Notes

Engagment Lucero/Aguirre Cindy and Oscar Lucero of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Maria A. Lucero, to Charlie M. Aguirre, son of Charlie and Evelyn Aguirre, also of Clovis. The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Clovis High School. She is a full-time student at Clovis Community College. The prospective groom […]

Route 66 event calendar

Thursday 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. — Bluegrass Music and Watermelon Feed at Kvols Park, next to the Chamber. Music provided by the Northeast New Mexico Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association. Admission is free. Friday 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. — Fandango Dinner Party at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Admission is $15 and includes […]

It’s all a matter of the batter

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Kiwanis Club member Kevin Mitchell flips pancakes during the 54th annual pancake day held by the Noon-day Kiwanis Club on Saturday at Clovis High School. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer In a break between pouring and flipping pancakes, Kiwanis Club of Clovis member Gary Hoadley took a little time […]