Clovis artist demonstrated natural talent

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Miss Orpha Appleman, a little, gray-haired lady with a shy voice, was one of Clovis’ most prolific, creative artist. She was originally from Butler County, Kan. Her father moved the present house (located at 922 Wallace) to Clovis when Clovis was first founded. We are indebted to the late Kathryn […]

First Person: Crowning moment

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Courtesy photo Kimberley Eaton-Parmenter of Clovis took home the Miss Plus America crown as the second-oldest contestant. Clovis resident Kimberley Eaton-Parmenter, 46, won the title of the Ms. Plus America last week. The week-long Ms. Plus America competition awards titles for different categories based on age. Eaton-Parmenter, the second-oldest contestant, said she was shocked when […]

Clovis resident wins pageant

CNJ Staff Clovis resident Kimberly Parmenter was named the winner of the 2008 Miss Plus America contest, held July 1-5 in Dallas. She also won the Optional awards of Runway Model and Spokesmodel. She was awarded the Miss New Mexico title in September 2007 and has been preparing for the Miss Plus America Pageant for […]

Miss Rodeo New Mexico candidates

By Keely McDowell: CNJ Staff Writer Young ladies have traveled from across New Mexico to compete in the Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant this week. The pageant is part of Pioneer Days, and competitions have been scheduled thoughout the week.

Housing woes not affecting Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Home prices in Clovis rose 9.3 percent in 2008. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Local and state marketers are optimistic the housing crisis gripping the nation is not likely to affect New Mexico, and could possibly miss Clovis. According to numbers released Tuesday from the Realtors Association of New […]

Jan. 1, 2008

argushamilton.com Argus Hamilton BEVERLY HILLS — God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The San Francisco Zoo was termed a crime scene after a tiger attacked zoo patrons. It doesn’t seem possible. The cat had to jump a 15-foot moat and a 20-foot-high fence, and that was just to get into the United States from Mexico. […]

Clovis resident in national Rodeo pageant

CNJ staff The next Miss Rodeo America could be from Clovis. Clovis resident and Eastern New Mexico University senior Ashlee Stallings headed to Las Vegas, Nev., this week to compete in the 53rd annual Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Pageant. The pageant at the Orleans Hotel and Casino starts Saturday. Stallings, who earned the Miss Rodeo […]

July 25, 1961

Rhythm Shop school of dancing at 1316 Main offered dancing lessons for children. … Mrs. William Conn, mother of Miss Clovis, was a passenger on an Eastern Airline plane that was hijacked and forced to fly to Cuba. … The Clovis News Journal reported that President Kennedy’s report to the nation would air live at […]

July 10, 1935

Men’s wash suits were $2.67 at J.C. Penney, which was located at 415 Main. … The Lyceum Theatre was host to West Texas and eastern New Mexico women competing for Miss Clovis, Miss Curry County and Miss Eastern New Mexico. … R.D. Sinclair was buried in Clovis after being shot in Littlefield, Texas. Officials said […]

Pioneer Days schedule

Today 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Wednesday 8 a.m. — Pageant speech competition at Clovis Civic Center. Noon — Rodeo barbecue kick-off at Bender Dodge 7 p.m. — Fashion show/buffet and auction at Clovis Civic Center Thursday 8:30 a.m. — Miss Rodeo New Mexico horsemanship competition. 2-4 p.m. — […]