Aug. 20, 1932

Co-captains Newton Lancaster and R.L. Wells were announced as leaders for the 1932 Clovis High School football squad in pre-season training. … The Better Homes Club spent the afternoon sewing for a little girl in the Portales orphan’s home. … R.L. Hollis, a Roosevelt County deputy sheriff, was injured in a gunfight during the apprehension […]

Tickets available for honorary dinner

By CNJ Staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for an appreciation dinner to honor retired Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton. Newton served on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission and proposed sparing Cannon Air Force Base from closure. About 50 tickets remain for the dinner, and about 160 people already are […]

BRAC commissioner will attend appreciation dinner

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Base Realignment and Closure commissioner who supported Cannon Air Force Base plans to visit Clovis next week, according to a Clovis official. Retired Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton accepted an invitation to a Chamber dinner which will be held Wednesday at the Clovis Civic Center, according to Ernie Kos, […]

Record fish caught at Ute Lake

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Cale Sanders holds his record fish before he released it back into the lake. (Courtesy photo) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Two years after his college football career ended, Cale Sanders made one of his most famous catches. Sanders, a teacher and coach at Roswell’s Goddard High School, landed a state-record smallmouth bass Friday evening […]

Base closing process tense, emotional

By David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers The day before the Defense Base Closure and Realignment hearings opened in Washington, Gov. Bill Richardson was exchanging high fives and feeling confident Cannon Air Force Base could be spared from closure. One day later, that optimism gave way to uncertainty and concern, and Cannon backers said they weren’t sure […]

Ideas flowing for new Cannon mission

By David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers It may be two years or more before the F-16 fighter jets and their crews and support staff leave Cannon Air Force Base, but the ideas for what happens after that are already rolling in. Andrew Schulman, a legislative aide for Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., said there’s a potential for […]

Walraven, Sarah

Sarah Walraven Services: Have been held. Sarah I. Walraven, 67, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, at her home. She was born on Jan. 14, 1938, in Fort Sumner, to Thomas Jefferson and Lorena Armentia Hurst Duncan. She was raised and attended school in Fort Sumner and graduated in 1956. She married Jack […]

Thompson, Marsha

Marsha Thompson Services: Have been held. Marsha Thompson, 35, of Newton, Kan., formerly of Clovis, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2004, in rural Halstead, Kan. She was born on Jan. 23, 1968, in Dallas. She worked for five years at Graber’s Hardware as a bookkeeper/accountant. She was a volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity and the […]