April 13, 1921

Cotton’s Café, next door to Taylor’s Tire & Battery Co., promised “You will not have to wait long for your meals here” and encouraged potential customers to “Try us on!” … E. B. Reed’s “Greater Shows” were on their way to Clovis. The traveling show featured a Ferris wheel, merry-go-round and an aero swing.

Grand disappearing act stuns classmate

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The question is simple: Would you rather be rich or famous? The answer is also simple: I’d rather be rich, because you can be famous for the wrong reasons. Now I have proof, because I grew up with somebody who’s now famous … and I’m not sure if it’s […]

Railway’s ‘brashness’ put Clovis on the map for good

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Don McAlavy Santa Fe Railway mechanical department workers numbering about 120 mass together on a steam locomotive in the Clovis railroad yards on April 8, 1926. Photo courtesy of the High Plains Historical Foundation. The brashness of the railroad in choosing a site on the bald prairie for a new town and division point sent […]

Friona outguns Texico in Farwell Invitational championship

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Texico’s Josh Murray (22) dripples down the court against Friona at the Farwell Invitational championship Saturday night. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ Sports Writer FARWELL — Friona defeated Texico 57-47 Saturday night in the Farwell Invitational boys championship game. Why it happened: Friona junior guard Sawyer Reed started off slow but […]

With flu, preventative measures make “cents”

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer It’s often said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Though the math may be different, it’s a philosophy that emerges every year about this time. It’s the flu season, and businesses are forced to prepare, whether it’s one that helps sick people recover or […]

Bell, Mary

Mary Elizabeth Bell, 84, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at her home. Born Jan. 14, 1922, to Clayton and Martha Ryan Reed in Clovis, she married Maurice “Fud” E. Bell on July 17, 1937, in Farwell. She was the owner and manager of the Mirador Apartments on 21st Street. She was a member […]

Hodges, Herbert

Herbert Hodges, 77, formerly of Clovis, died at his home in Rockdale, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006. He was born to John Elton and Inez (Finley) Hodges on June 26, 1928, in Quinlan, Texas. Mr. Hodges graduated high school in Ranchvale. He married Odelsa Brown on June 7, 1952, in Clovis. He retired after […]

Reed, Ann

Ann I. Reed, 77, of Muscatine, Iowa, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at Unity Hospital in Muscatine. She was born July 8, 1928, in Tahoka, Texas, to William Dolf and Mattie Flay Cleveland. She was a homemaker. Family members said she enjoyed clogging, square dancing, listening to gospel and blue grass music, crocheting, cooking, baking […]

Medical care gaps frustrating to vets

By Tom Philpott: Military Update With the Iraq war producing a steady stream of severely wounded service members, the departments of Defense and of Veterans Affairs are struggling with calls to create a “seamless transition” for disabled warriors moving from active duty medical care to long-term veterans’ care. For some war wounded and their families, […]

Melrose goes from winless to champion

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Melrose’s Adam Hairgrove is fouled while shooting during the first half of Saturday’s final against Whiteface. Hairgrove made both free throws for his only points of the game. (CNJ staff photo: Rick White) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer FARWELL — The Melrose boys came into the Farwell Invitational winless. They came out tournament champions. […]