Commission discusses Hotel Clovis, parks plan

Kevin Wilson A special Clovis City Commission meeting scheduled generally to deal with Hotel Clovis renovation matters ended up putting just as much attention on upcoming parks and recreation additions. The commission quickly tackled a six-item agenda Tuesday afternoon, approving all items on unanimous votes inside of 20 minutes. The special meeting was mainly called […]

Officials: Bank consolidation should mean job gain

CNJ staff Officials for US Bank said their plan to consolidate two branches in Clovis should result in a small gain of jobs. Following the close of business July 15, the branch located at 801 Pile Street will close. On July 18, services will resume at the bank’s location at 2501 N. Prince Street. US […]

Chief: Cigarette ignited dairy fire

Freedom New Mexico A stray cigarette in a pile of feed caused Thursday’s fire at Western Star Dairy, Floyd Fire Chief Allen Deen and Assistant Fire Chief Delbert Rector said. Rector believed the cigarette was thrown down out of carelessness. A damage estimate was yet available. Rector said Floyd firefighters remained on scene until 3 […]

Wholey Cow Deli closes

CNJ staff The Wholey Cow Deli has closed. The sandwich shop at Sixth and Pile streets has “For Rent” and “For Sale” signs on the window, and a note on the door indicating it closed Saturday. The shop opened in 2004 and was a popular downtown lunch location. The restaurant’s ownership transferred from Barbara George, […]

Structure fire being investigated

CNJ staff The Clovis Fire Department is investigating a fire in an empty house on Pile Street. The fire was called in about 9:25 p.m. Saturday for an empty building located at 1305 Pile, Chief Ike Burns said. Burns said arson is likely, and the case is under investigation. He added the fire was contained […]

Traffic signal changes at Seventh and Pile streets

CNJ staff The city’s Public Works Department has placed stop signs at Seventh and Pile streets for north and southbound traffic and has placed the signal into a flash mode. “The signal is over 50 years old,” Public Works Director Clint Bunch said, “and the traffic department is no longer able to repair it due […]

Tax holiday gives residents relief

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Marie Pickard of Clovis picks through the selection of blue jeans at a local department store at North Plains Mall Saturday during the second day of the tax free weekend. Pickard said she was shopping for back-to-school clothes for her grandchildren. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Marie Pickard sorted through a pile of boys […]

July 6, 2008 Engagements

Gomez-Morales Johnny and Patsy Gomez announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lisa Gomez, to Robert Morales, all of Clovis. He is the grandson of Grace Salinas of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 4 p.m. August 16, 2008, at the 16th and Pile Church of Christ. The reception will follow. The […]

March 7 – Garage sale

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bob Snipes shows Juana Gonzalez some of the kitchen accessories Friday on the many shelves of his garage sale on Pile Street. Snipes and Gonzalez have been friends for ten years, Gonzalez said, and she always stops by to see what Snipes is selling. Snipes said he has the garage […]

July 27, 1942

Antoinette Concell, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey aerial marvel endorsed Camel cigarettes for their mild flavor. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that Miss Lois Beck hosted weekly storytelling and games at the high school auditorium for kids ages 4-9. … Mrs. Dona C. Elder, of 621 Pile, was hostess for a birthday party honoring […]

June 30, 1933

J.N. Cook grocery, 511 W. Seventh, was selling bread for 4 cents per loaf. … Piggly Wiggly had Kellogg’s Rice Krispies for 9 cents per package. … Clovis Fruit Market, Fourth and Pile, had watermelon for 2 cents per pound. … Clovis fight fans were looking forward to a July 4 card that included Clovis’ […]

Zoo offering free compost

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Culled from animal pens and mixed with hay and dirt, the compost makes for excellent fertilizer, according to zoo officials. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer It is a sort of secret garden. Through the winding paths of the Hillcrest Zoo lie four heaping piles of animal excrement. Culled from animal […]

Evelyn V. Spell

Evelyn V. Spell, 77, of Clovis died on Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, at Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colo. She was born Jan. 31, 1928, in Field to E. B. and Burness McDaniel Gibbs. She married Glen Spell on Jan. 27, 1947. She was a member of 16th and Pile Church of Christ. Family […]

Christmas shooting suspect arrested

CNJ staff Police arrested Robert Macias, 30, on Tuesday in connection with the Christmas night shooting of a Clovis man on Pile Street. The arrest was made based on interviews and witness statements, according to Clovis Police Lt. James Schoeffel. Zachariah Stephenson, 30, was shot once in the leg, above the knee, about 9:45 p.m. […]

Childhood hill teaches lesson of constant change

More than 25 Christmas seasons ago, my children Annie and John Scott asked for new bicycles for Christmas. At that time, we lived in a newly developed area. Behind our house was a giant dirt pile where the contractors had leveled off the lots to build new homes. Our children were little and the attraction […]

Mountains may crumble, but God’s love remains

Judy Brandon: Local Columnist More than twenty five Christmas seasons ago my children, Annie and John Scott, asked for new bicycles for Christmas. At that time, we lived on the other side of town in a newly developed area. Behind our house was a giant dirt pile where the contractors had leveled off the lots […]

Faulkenburry, S.M.

S.M. Faulkenburry Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at 16th and Pile Church of Christ in Clovis. Mr. S. M. “Sarge” Faulkenburry, 84, of Clovis, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 8, 1919, in Alto, Texas, to Willie Kate and Eldra A. Faulkenburry. In Jan. 1942, […]

Anniversaries 4/11 – Johnston

Johnston Melburn and Caruth Johnston of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 until 4 p.m. on April 18, 2004, at the 16th and Pile Church of Christ, Fellowship Room in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their children, Pam Brumfield (and husband, Ben) of Deming, Patti Cox (Rodney) of Longview, Texas, […]

Police Blotter 11/14

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: A gas company meter reader called police about 10:30 a.m. Monday regarding an unauthorized gas meter at the 600 block of Sheldon Street that had been taken from the 500 block of Merriwether Street. The owner of the Sheldon Street residence had […]

Maberry, Lawrence

Lawrence Maberry Services: Have been held. Mr. Lawrence Thurman Maberry, 78, of Clovis, a retired bank president, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003, at Carillon House in Lubbock. He was born on May 25, 1925, in Perry, to Earl and Zelma Maberry. He served in World War II in the Navy SeaBees. He started working at […]