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 […]