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 [...]