Memorial statue commissioned from Fort Sumner sculptor

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Courtesy photo Fort Sumner-based artist Mike Scovel has been commissioned to recreate a saluting boy he created for a veterans memorial in Temple, Texas, for a veterans plaza in Schertz, Texas. The original was created nine years ago with his grandson, Kolter West of Fort Sumner, serving as the model. Kevin Wilson When Ruth Tienor […]

Anniversaries — Aug. 7

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Wood William (Bill) R .and Ruth Marie Bernhardt Wood of El Dorado, Kan., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 6 in Ruidoso. The celebration was hosted by their children: Julie Wood, Chris Wood and Carol Wood Sandoval, grandchildren: Amanda Wood Pullen, Ryan Wood, Janay Summers, Andrew Sandoval, Patrick Sandoval and Taryn Wood and their great-grandchild: […]

Retired teacher enjoys helping

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Courtesy photo Martin and husband Lynn were married Nov. 15, 1948, in Clovis at First Baptist Church. Longtime Clovis resident Marian Ruth Martin remembers walking home for Eugene Field Elementary School in wind gusts that could knock her down. The 81-year-old said she remembers wondering what that wind’s purpose was. “In God’s universe, everything is […]

Honors — Jan. 16

Blair Lauren Ruth Blair of Clovis was one of 410 students who was named to the president’s honor roll at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for academic work during the 2010 fall semester on the Weatherford campus.

Thursday morning briefing: Babe Ruth, ENMU enrollment and Eagle Discount Cards

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

Jan. 18 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 9 p.m. an officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Ruth Street for a domestic dispute in progress. A man said he came home from a friend’s house and found the door barricaded shut. He said he forced […]

Legend of buffalo hunter Causey lives on

By Ruth Burns: CNJ Correspondent By Ruth Burns Special to the CNJ No story of the High Plains would be complete without mentioning T.L. “George” Causey, for whom Causey, New Mexico was named. Causey was a rancher, freighter, and most famously, a buffalo hunter. It was his heavy wagons and ox teams hauling hides to […]

May 18, 2008 Library books

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Public Library: American Masters of Sculpture by Charles Caffin was given by Jerry and Doris Wallace in memory of Ruth Gore. The works of 11 of America’s foremost sculptures are presented along with photographs representative of their most outstanding pieces and an analysis of the elements of composition […]

Babe and Ruth, of course

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It’s their business: Simply Salads

Dianna Hernandez Name: Simply Salads Location: Hilltop Plaza, Suite D What they do: They offer a buffet that consists of salads, soups, baked potatoes, breads, desserts and on occasion, lasagna. Who’s in charge: Ruth Sena Employees: Eight How long in business: Three months Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. […]

12-9 Anniversaries

Ampey Clarence and Ruth Ampey of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3-6 p.m. Dec. 15, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married Dec. 17, 1957, in Chicago. They have seven children, 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He […]

Oct. 14, 1974

The friends of the library were offering a $25 reward for the apprehension of the individual who robbed librarian Ruth Wouri of $30 and then took approximately $31 from several library patrons at gunpoint. … The Clovis News-Journal reported an estimated 15,000 people attended Cannon Air Force Base’s open house, which featured the Air Force […]

8-19 Library books

The following books are available in the Clovis-Carver Public Library: American Art in the Columbus Museum by Brigette Foley was given by the faculty and staff of the West College of Education in memory of Ruth Gore. This breathtaking volume contains a remarkable collection of 101 works of painting, sculpture and decorative arts from notable […]

Feb. 28, 1935

Law officers were asking for help investigating the death of a 9-year-old boy who was the victim of a hit and run driver. … Gorillo Pogi was set to square off against Vic Webber in wrestling at the Armory. Ringside admission was 60 cents. Ladies and children were admitted for a dime. … Barnes Tailoring […]

Author profiles area basketball teams

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of profiles of Curry County high school basketball teams based on the book “Ghost Town Basketball,” by Steven Flores of Albuquerque. Flores can be reached at flores_1@msn.com and 294-4275. • Lincoln-Jackson High School was established in Clovis in 1924. The school’s […]

Love, everlasting

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C.P. and Ruth Jefferson of Clovis celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Jan. 19. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Staying busy and knowing when to keep your mouth shut are the secrets to a long, happy marriage, according to C.P. and Ruth Jefferson. The Clovis couple, who celebrated 61 […]

Pate, Ruth

Ruth Pate, 81, of Clovis, died Sunday, June 10, 2006, in Clovis. She was born March 2, 1925, in Post, Texas, to Robert and Nora Lee Kiker. She married L.B. Pate on Dec. 19, 1942, in Post. She was active in the hospital auxiliary in Post and Clovis. She was preceded in death by her […]

‘Old Moneyless’ noted for his economic theory

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Henry Crecelius McCowen was 27 when he moved in 1917 to the Elida area. In 1920, he became editor of the Roosevelt County Record, published at Elida. He became known throughout the country as something of an eccentric. He advocated doing away with money! And that is how he became […]

Ruth Wesley Brittain

Mrs. Ruth Wesley Brittain, 86, of Melrose, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2006, at Laurel Plains Healthcare. She was born May 20, 1919, in Quay County, to Wesley A. and Effie Good Stockton. She was a lifelong resident of the Forrest and Melrose communities. She was the city clerk of Melrose for many years. She was […]

Robert Anthony Ulibarri

Robert Anthony Ulibarri, 48, of Nocona, Texas, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, in Nocona, Texas. He was born March 21, 1957, in Clovis to Jose Rafael and Lydia Ulibarri. He was the principle of the Nocona High School. He was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother; wife, Deborah Eileen of Nocona; […]