Snazzy place to eat

Do you remember the Snazzy Pig? Don McAlavy ate a lot of hamburgers and tried to pick up girls at Clovis’ old restaurant on east First Street. He shares his stories in Sunday’s Clovis News Journal. • • • Dorothy Nelson says Rube Render is her choice for mayor of Clovis. “He’s retired military, also […]

Dec. 30, 2007 Anniversaries

Howard Marvin and Velmeta Howard of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 1, 2008. The couple was married Jan. 1, 1948. They have four children, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He is a retired jeweler. She is a retired LPN. Hughes George C. and Ruth Ann Hughes of Lubbock, […]

11-25 Anniversary

Shiplet Lem and Josephine Shiplet of Clovis and formerly of San Jon will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007. A celebration will be held at a later date to be announced by their sons and wives. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1937, in Santa Rosa. They have two children, four […]

Nov. 18 Anniversary

Milton, Stevens Royce Milton and Carol Sue Stevens of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 3 at St. James Episcopal Parish Hall in Clovis. The reception was hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married Nov. 7, 1957, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Slaton, Texas. He is retired from the Air […]

Nov. 4 Anniversaries

Graham Jake and Tommie Graham of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 3, 2007, at the Clovis Civic Center. The celebration was hosted by their family. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1957, in Clovis. They have two children and three grandchildren. He is retired from civil service at Cannon Air Force Base. She […]

10-28 Anniversaries

Graham Jake and Tammie Graham of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 3, 2007, at the Clovis Civic Center. The celebration will be hosted by their family. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1957, in Clovis. They have two children and three great-grandchildren. He is retired from civil service at […]

Sept. 11 events include concert

CNJ Staff A 9/11 concert will be held at the Patriot Outdoors center from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Christian music artist Van Walworth will be performing and retired Air Force Col. Penny Bailey will speak about escaping the attack on the Pentagon six years ago. Other events include a breakfast for police and firefighters […]

Aug. 13, 1929

A racing-type plane crashed in Clovis, killing Lt. O.L. Stephens, Thos. E. Scully and Phil Berry. … Chamber of Commerce Secretary Bon Anglin said he received pledges from many cities in support of organizing a “366 Highway Association” for a route running from El Paso through Nebraska. … Mandells Department Store claimed to have “Advance […]

Retired Navy chief concerned vets overlooked

CNJ staff Local veterans and residents are set to gather Monday at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens cemetery to honor and remember lives lost in defense of the nation. “I don’t believe the veterans get enough recognition,” retired veteran Rick Robertson said. “Stop to think about it. Every generation starting with the Revolutionary War has had […]

Baskett honored at ceremony

CNJ staff Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and former Clovis High standout Hank Baskett had his No. 18 Wildcats football jersey retired during halftime of the Carlsbad-Clovis boys basketball game Tuesday night, with a packed Rock Staubus Gym cheering on his achievements. A proclamation declaring Tuesday “Hank Baskett Day” from Clovis Mayor David Lansford was read […]

Growth management organization selected

CNJ Staff The Local Growth Management Committee, consisting of elected representatives from Portales, Clovis, and Curry and Roosevelt counties, appointed the nine members of the Local Growth Management Organization on Friday. The organization members will make recommendations to the Local Growth Management Committee regarding the anticipated growth brought about by an expanded mission at Cannon […]

Legislation sweetens pot for 2007 pay hikes

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The 2007 defense authorization bill, which the president is expected to sign this month, will bring better pay and benefits to large segments of the military community. Drilling reservists who lack affordable health care coverage will be pleased. So will medical scholarship students seeking stipend increases. Others will be upset […]

Anniversary

Inman Marlon and Karolene Inman of Farwell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7, 2006, at their home. The couple were married Sept. 7, 1956, in Muleshoe, Texas. They have two children and three grandchildren. He is a retired farmer and she is a retired teacher.

Anniversaries – Pennington

Bill and Bernice Pennington of Farwell will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Tuesday. The couple were married July 25, 1946, in Portales. They have two children, four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Both are retired.

Retirees hoping for back pay

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Retired Army Staff Sgt. Daniel F. Purinton, 71, has argued for almost two years that the Department of Veterans Affairs owes him an additional $8,044. Purinton said the underpayment occurred as Department of Defense and VA officials implemented a complex series of laws, starting in 2003, to end for many […]

Anniversaries 7/9

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Wright Ned and Marida Wright will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at St. James Episcopal Church at 12th and Main streets, Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by their daughters, Candy and Kathy Wright, both of Clovis. The couple married July 13, 1946, in Portales. They have […]

Wilson, Gray

Gray Wilson, 93, of Pep died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Born Nov. 6, 1912, in St. Paul, Minn., to Irma and Oliver S. Wilson, he grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  On Sept. 2, 1939, in Navada, Iowa, he married Sara Margaret Wilson. He served in the Navy as a cook […]

McCary, James

James McCary, 58, of Portales died Monday, June 5, 2006, at his residence. He was born Aug. 15, 1947, to Elma and Walter McCary in Wichita, Kan., where he grew up and attended school. He attended welding school and following graduation, began working in construction. He retired in 2002. Family members said he enjoyed camping, […]

5/7 Anniversaries

Salazar Elias and Emma Salazar of Clovis celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on May 3 at their home. They were married May 3, 1951, in Clovis. They have eight children, 24 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The couple are retired.

Kimmel, Charles N.

Charles Nicholas Kimmel, 83, of Colorado Springs, Colo., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006, at a Colorado Springs hospital. Mr. Kimmel was born March 13, 1922, to Charles N. and Zilpah Irene Swank Kimmel in Treskow, Pa. He married Dorothy Louise “Dot” Balcom on Dec. 29, 1942, in Baltimore. He served in the U.S. Navy from […]