Aug. 28 —

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 a.m. Aug. 16 an officer responded to a residence in the 3000 block of Sam Snead Place in reference to suspicious items found in a yard. A woman said she found a burned, melted plastic bottle in her yard. She […]

Locals bringing mixed martial arts to Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Duffy Simmons practices a knee strike at the Force of One Gym in Clovis. Simmons said he is anxious for his first fight at Saturday’s Evolution Combat Sports mixed martial arts match at the Curry County Events Center. Gabriel Monte Martin Singleterry and his brother, Sam, are ready for a […]

Longtime newsman talks debate, media

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Longtime ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is moderating New Mexico’s three House of Representatives debates on New Mexico’s public television stations. Kevin Wilson Sam Donaldson praised succinctness from his debaters Saturday evening in the KENW studios. And he jokingly insisted it of himself. “Time me,” Donaldson told the KENW crew […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A hero run, fiesta time and Uncle Sam

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Animated flicks get two thumbs up

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist In the days of the double-feature movie, I was a big fan of the cartoons in between. Bugs, Daffy, Yosemite Sam and Foghorn Leghorn were what I measured good comedy against. After I grew up, I discovered the Looney Tunes gang still had a lot to offer for adults in […]

Boiling mad at Uncle Sam

By Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist I never realized how much influence Uncle Sam had over my marriage until a few days ago.

Red hat in gray-suit world

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist “By the way, I’m not doing Christmas cards. If you want them sent, you’ll have to do it.” According to Sam Gardner in Philip Gulley’s delightful “Harmony” series, it was the same “fight” every year. Sam, pastor of the Harmony Friends’ Meeting (Quaker church) would buy four boxes of […]

Nov. 23, 2008 Honor Rolls

Due to privacy reasons, not all names may be included. Highland Elementary 6TH GRADE HONOR ROLL Jeremiah Baker, Karlie Bojorquez, Delicia Garcia, Sarena Garcia, Gabriella Loniewski, Robert Macias, Kasia Olguin, Jazemine Perez, Annabelle Robles, Arik Yeager, Dakota Grummer, Monica Danner, Zach Hays A/B HONOR ROLL Alex Bruening, Stephanie Gulley, Sam Hopkins, Gabrielle Johnson, Kevin Perry,Alicia […]

Clovis set for state NAACP conference

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The New Mexico NAACP will hold its state conference Friday with a theme on voting, according to State Chapter President Sam Bone. Held at the Mabry Inn, the conference includes workshops discussing the issues raised during the presidential campaign, he said. The State National Association for the Advancement of […]

June 23, 1943

The family of Sgt. Sam Prince, 501 Hinkle, was mourning his death at the hands of the Japanese in the Philippines. … A correction in the Clovis News-Journal reported bathroom fixtures advertised in the previous day’s classified section were not really $1,500. They were $150. … Eubank & Son Home & Auto Supply in Clovis […]

Movie theater plan rolling

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis City Commissioners began paving the way Thursday for a 10-screen movie complex to be built in the city’s northern corridor behind Roden Smith Village on Llano Estacado Boulevard. Commissioners approved introduction of an ordinance at their meeting that would revise off-street parking standards and amend the existing code […]

Satisfaction guaranteed at old insurance company

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Back in 1979 I was asked to write up a history of an old insurance company. This company is not in business anymore, and what follows is not a history of that insurance company but some items that might prove interesting. The newspaper in Portales ran a brief item on […]

Signs easy to see in hindsight

By Clyde Davis: local columnist I was leaving the parking lot of a large hardware chain when I heard the sound of a driver slamming his way through the vehicle’s gears. The sound reminded me high school and Skip Weil. Pleasant, rotund Skip, our group’s resident gearhead, whose 1967 Chevelle was a patiently crafted and […]

Townley, Jeffrey (Scott)

Jeffrey (Scott) Townley, 44, of Capitan, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Capitan. He was born on Nov. 24, 1961, in Portales, to Sam and Lela Jo Townley. He moved to Capitan in 1971 and attended Capitan schools. He graduated in 1980. He attended New Mexico State University. He was employed as a plumber. Family […]

Spears, Bertha “Teddy”

Bertha “Teddy” Spears, 74, of Texico died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at her home. She was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She came to the United States in May 1956. She married Bob Spears in January 1964. She cooked for the “Spears Deeres Harvest Crew” for 38 years. Family members said she enjoyed […]

Whitworth, Jeffie

Jeffie Whitworth, 89, of Santa Fe and formerly of Portales, died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Casa Real Nursing Home in Santa Fe. She was born Nov. 4, 1916, in Bronco, Texas, to Etha and Jefferson Davis Hunter. As a small child, she moved with her family to Portales. They built and owned the Traveler’s […]

Sparks, Sam

Sam Sparks Services: Have been held. Sam Harlan Sparks, 81, of Melrose, died Monday, July 25, 2005, in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 10, 1924, in the Perry community to Samuel Elijah and Leta Clemens Sparks. Family members said he was a gentleman farmer with a passion for horses, old trucks, good friends and […]

Amos 5-6

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s Note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. the mother s day gift dilemma who would ever think finding a gift for your mother would be such hard work boss question mark here you forget she s a female […]

Hanks, Don B.

Don B. Hanks Services: Have been held. Don B. Hanks, 66, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born Dec. 22, 1938, in Mart, Texas to Roy C. and Dorothy J. Hanks. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1958. He worked for the Santa Fe […]

Movie wraps and Clovis not forgotten

By Cotty Chubb: “Believe in Me” producer At 12:17 a.m. on Thursday, First Assistant Director David Cluck called, “That’s a wrap!” for the last time on “Believe In Me.” Six weeks before, in Ned Houk Park just north of Clovis, we took our first shot of the picture as lead actor Jeff Donovan climbed into […]