April 21, 1938

The Piggly Wiggly was at Fourth and Pile streets. Palmolive soap was sold for 6 cents a bar. … C.V. Steed Undertaking was advertising its funeral and ambulance services. The phone number was 14. … Baseball slugger Lou Gehrig and singing cowboy Smith Ballew were starring in “Rawhide,” scheduled to open April 22 at the […]

CCC Board of Trustees election

CNJ staff What: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election for District 1 and District 4 seats When: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today Where: Mesa and Zia elementary schools. See below. Candidates: • District 1: Gayla Brumfield and Dr. Ken Merritt • District 4: Charles Guthals and Raymond Mondragon Precincts and polling places • […]

Jan. 21, 1934

City officials were working with law enforcement to clarify laws related to liquor sales. Bottle sales would require a special permit under the proposed new law. … Fifth-grade English classes at La Casita had organized a “Better English Club.” … The “Orient Express” was playing at the Mesa theater downtown. … And Clovis homemaker Ruth […]

Jan. 4, 1932

Max Kelso was recognized as the first Clovis baby born in 1932. Area merchants presented prizes ranging from a silver spoon to a 48-pound sack of flour. … “Blonde Crazy,” starring James Cagney and Joan Blondell, was showing at the Mesa theater on Clovis’ Main Street. … More than 50 Clovis students were preparing to […]

West Mesa rides arm of top starter

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer How Mustangs senior Gabby Parra goes, West Mesa goes. Parra, who has signed to play at the University of New Mexico, has pitched every game this season for the Mustangs and, so far, things have gone nearly perfectly. “If you have Randy Johnson,” Mustangs coach Leonard Garcia asked, “why […]

Clovis boys, girls make state tournament

CNJ staff Boys Class 5A tournament May 5-6 Times and locations TBA First round (seeds in parentheses) (16) Highland at (1) Carlsbad (9) Rio Grande) at (8) Alamogordo (12) Valley at (5) Eldorado (13) Clovis at (4) Cibola (14 West Mesa at (3) La Cueva (11) Onate at (6) Hobbs (10) Mayfield at (7) Rio […]

Dean, Sue

Sue Dennis Dean, 64, of Roswell died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. She was born on May 7, 1941, to Frank and Vera Brinson DeWeese in Dimmitt, Texas. She married Harold Dean on Dec. 4, 1993. As a teenager in Curry County, she was a barrel racer and was named […]

Clovis students participating in state science fair

CNJ staff Eleven students from the Clovis Municipal Schools will travel to the campus of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro on April 7 to participate in the New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair, according to a press release from Clovis Municipal Schools. The students won the trip by placing first […]

Johnson, Laverna B.

Laverna Beth Johnson, 71, of Costa Mesa, Calif., died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif. She was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Clovis. She grew up in the Oklahoma Lane community and attended schools in Oklahoma Lane and Farwell, where she graduated in 1953. She moved with her family to […]

Mesa Elementary receives new cafeteria

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The teachers at Mesa Elementary School, dressed in ’50s attire, finished their dance and the end of the dedication program for the new “Wild Horse Café” on Wednesday at the school. (CNJ correspondent: Martha Richardson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The present Mesa Elementary students received would never fit under a Christmas tree. It […]