March 15, 1939

A 700-pound steel safe taken in the burglary of Clovis Food Market, 416 Pile, was found abandoned about eight miles north of town. The safe had been pried open and officials said “several hundred dollars” had been removed. … Clovis stayed “wet,” voting to continue its current system of licensing liquor sales. The vote was […]

Feb. 18, 1919

A.B. Austin & Son was paying 18 cents per pound for hens and 21 cents per pound for turkeys. … Russell Smith had been discharged from the Navy and returned to Clovis. … The Clovis Broom Factory was producing “excellent brooms which can be found on sale with every first class grocerman in Clovis.” … […]

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 […]

Letters to the Editor: Police chief’s decision sound in dog case

I have been reading about the dog Melrose Police Chief Mike Trammell shot. The incident is under investigation by New Mexico State Police. Living outside of Melrose at the 10-mile marker, I see stray animals all the time. My wife and I are animal lovers as well as owners. Three of our dogs were once […]

Price gouging starts with our lawmakers

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist Here’s what one reader wrote: “Williams, I can understand how the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and Middle East political uncertainty can jack up gasoline prices. But it’s price-gouging for the oil companies to raise the price of all the gasoline already bought and stored before the crisis.” Several other readers […]

Changing dog size just part of transition to California

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest columnist When I moved to California from New Mexico, I had to leave some things behind — constant sunshine, people I love and my 50-pound puppy, Lulu. It’s not that I didn’t want to keep the big ball of fur and raucous energy (referring to the puppy, not the people I […]

Boxer wins Golden Gloves on birthday

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondant Maybe it would have been a little out of place to sing Happy Birthday at a boxing event, what with the spit buckets and bloody noses and all. But Clovis’ Edgar Zubia did get a few birthday shout-outs directed his way after winning the 125-pound division at the state Golden […]

Hounds ink 13 football recruits

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Clovis senior Devin Sweet is projected to play free safety at ENMU (Staff photo) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — When Eastern New Mexico football coach Mark Ribaudo was looking at scouting tapes of Courtland White, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound linebacker from Cypress Falls High School in Houston, he liked what he saw not […]

God’s people are to ‘overflow’ with Thanksgiving

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Sometimes we just make things too hard. I was listening to one of Garrison Keillor’s “News from Lake Wobegon” stories one day as he was talking about the deer hunting season that had closed up in (fictitious) Lake Wobegon right before Thanksgiving. Keillor painted a word picture (which I’ve embellished […]

Births: B L Harpold (11/13 week)

Waylon and LaShona Harpold of Clovis are the parents of Breyer Lane Harpold, a 9-pound, 7-ounce baby boy born on Sept. 10, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Breyer Lane has one brother, Cayton, 6. His grandparents are Vern and Brenda Harpold, Linda Buchan and Jeannie Stone, all of Clovis and Butch Buchan […]

Births 4/4 – Casanova, Marquez

Casanova Tonya Wilson and Dave Casanova of Grants are the parents of an 8-pound, 5.6-ounce boy, Alex John Casanova, born on Dec. 23, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. His grandparents are Keith and Uvonne Robertson of Clovis and Larry and Peggy Casanova of Ramona, S.D. His great-grandparents are Wade and Julia Roberts […]

Births 3/28 – Casanova

Casanova Tonya Wilson and Dave Casanova of Grants are the parents of an 8-pound, 5.6-ounce boy, Alex John Casanova, born on Dec. 23, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. His grandparents are Keith and Uvonne Robertson of Clovis and Larry and Peggy Casanova of Ramona, S.D. His great-grandparents are Wade and Julia Roberts […]

Births 2/29 – Borjas

Borjas Jose and Jodi Borjas of Clovis, are the parents of a 7-pound, 3-ounce girl, Kaydynce Rose Borjas, born on Feb. 7, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her grandparents are Jose G. Borjas, Diane Borjas and Joe Wilson. Her great-grandparents are Richard Gross and Rose Gross.

Births 2/22

Bender Johnathan Bender and Vicki Lucero of Clovis are the parents of a 8-pound, 7.6-ounce girl born on Jan. 9, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Janelle Denae Bender has a brother, Seth, 3, and a sister, Julia, 2. Her grandparents are Victor and Sharon Lucero. Her great-grandparents are Earl and Wanda Scott.

Births 2/8

Rowland Clay and Stacey Rowland of Portales are the parents of an 8-pound, 12.5-ounce boy born on Jan. 22, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Clayton Cole Rowland has two brothers, Zach, 7, and Dakota, 8. His grandparents are Bobby and Nelda Cole of Portales and Arthur and Betty Rowland of Floyd. His […]

Births – 11/2

Keith Darren Keith and Jackalyn Winton-Keith of Clovis are the parents of a 7-pound, 15.5-ounce girl, MacKenzie Marie Keith, born on Aug. 13, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Her grandparents are Steve and Michele Chancy of Clovis, Richard and Liz Henderson of Ellisville, Mo., Andy Winton of Clovis and the late John […]