Operation Santa Claus delights kids, cops

By Darrell Todd Maurina Uniformed police officers knocking on Curry County doors around Christmas won’t always be serving warrants, investigating crimes, or otherwise making life difficult for lawbreakers. For 23 years, the Clovis Police Department has worked with other law enforcement agencies in Curry County to sponsor “Operation Santa Claus,” a program to make sure […]

Allen, Bernice

Bernice Allen Services: Have been held. Mrs. Bernice Allen, 88, of Portales died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on March 17, 1915, in Comanche, Texas, to Ellen and C.C. Westfall. While she was in grade school, the family moved to Dexter. Then they moved to Portales where she […]

Clovis is no stranger to housing booms

Don McAlavy Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series. The story will conclude next Wednesday. Clovis’ biggest boom in housing projects started during the middle of World War II. An acute housing shortage in Clovis had been recognized by the federal government because of “increased war activity” in this area. The Clovis […]

Clovis News Journal wins general excellence press award

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS The Clovis News Journal won the New Mexico Press Association’s general excellence award for newspapers under 10,000 circulation, along with 10 awards in other categories. During the association’s Saturday evening award banquet in Albuquerque, the Clovis News Journal’s sister papers also won eight awards: seven for the Quay County Sun, one […]

Friday football scores

Area scores District 4-5A Clovis 41, Hobbs 0 District 3A Texico 54, Eunice 0 District 2A Fort Sumner 61, Questa 14 Six-man District 3 Melrose 50, Vaughn/Corona 0 Non-district Floyd 50, Clovis Christian 0 Texas District 3-1A Nazareth 32, Bocvina 7 District 2-3A Muleshoe 45, Dimmitt 0 New Mexico Albuquerque Academy 28, Estancia 14 Artesia […]

Tindle, Gladys

Gladys Tindle Services: Have been held. Gladys Joyce Tindle, 85, of Santa Fe, died Wednesday, Sept. 24,4, 2003, in Santa Fe. She was born on Oct. 3, 1917, in Bunch, Okla., to Harve Maloy and Jessie Foster. She married Alexander Tindle in 1939 and they moved to Roswell. They eventually settled in Melrose where they […]

Lopez, Juan

Juan Lopez Services: Have been held. Mr. Juan Jose Lopez, 54, of Santa Rosa, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003. He was born on Aug. 22, 1949, in Fort Sumner, to Augustine and Macedonia Barela Lopez. He married Diana Tapia on July 28, 1992, in Las Vegas, Nev. Family members said he enjoyed swimming, diving and […]

Mirabal, Mary

Mary Mirabal Services: Have been held. Mary M. Mirabal, 77, of Amarillo, died Thursday, July 10, 2003. She was born in Santa Rosa. She lived in Tucumcari from 1946 to 1974; El Paso, Texas, from 1974 to 1980; in Portales from 1980 to 1997; and then in Amarillo. She was a homemaker. She married Enrique […]

Lumbrera, Albino

Albino Lumbrera Services: Have been held. Mr. Albino Lumbrera, 68, of Bovina, died Monday, June 30, 2003, at Buena Vista Retirement Center in Clovis. He was born March 1, 1935, in Santa Rosa, Texas, to Esevio and Maria Rodriguez Lumbrera. He worked as a laborer for Sherley Anderson Grain. Special thanks to Plains Regional Dialysis […]

Santa Fe tops Cats

CNJ staff SANTA FE — Santa Fe scored three times in the first half en route to a 4-1 win over Clovis on Friday in a boys soccer game. Kendall Essex scored in the 70th minute for the Wildcats (1-9), one-timing a crossing pass from Mark Gant. Dewayne Roberts made 12 saves for the Wildcats.

Friday’s prep capsules

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CNJ staff SANTA ROSA 23, FORT SUMNER 16 SANTA ROSA — Sophomore Joaquin Salazar ran for 128 yards and scored a late touchdown that helped Santa Rosa hold off Fort Sumner 23-16. The win snapped Fort Sumner’s 12-game winning streak. The Foxes had not lost since losing to Santa Rosa 23-21 early in the 2002 […]

Tibute in song

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Five Portales youths are singing about heroes. Courtesy photo. Helena Rodriguez A Spanish “corrido” or ballad about the second anniversary of Sept. 11 – recorded in Portales – is getting attention and airplay on area radio stations. The voices behind the original patriotic tune belong to five Portales youth — three siblings and two cousins […]

Ticket Calendar

Albuquerque Los Lobos — 7 p.m., Friday, Rio Grande Zoo, . Gates open 5:30 p.m. Tickets only available at the zoo; $18 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 children 3-12. Steve-O from “Jackass” movie – Tuesday, Journal Pavilion. Information: Ticketmaster at (505) 883-7800 or (505)-2-4-MUSIC. Olivia Newton-John — Aug. 19, Sandia Casino. Tickets available at the box […]

Funds needed to toot old locomotive

By Don McAlavy Early in 1954, Clovis City Commissioner Roy Walker wrote a letter to Earnest S. Marsh, vice-president of the Santa Fe Railroad in Chicago. In so many words, the city of Clovis was asking the railroad for a locomotive that would be displayed in Hillcrest Park. Walker and the other commissioners knew Clovis […]

State legislators get Christmas in July

By Ned Cantwell It is now officially illegal to hate in the state of New Mexico if one commits a crime based on that hate. Hate is also a biblical no-no. Interesting thought: If people paid attention to what’s in the Good Book, would we need legislators? New Mexico legislators, though, certainly do adhere to […]

Durham, Yvette

Yvette Durham Services: Have been held. Ms. Yvette Durham, 73, of Idalou, Texas, died Monday, June 16, 2003, in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 16, 1929, in Piedmont, W. Va., to Olen Boyd and Dorothy Brown Cleveland. She married Neil S. Durham on May 3, 1958, in Santa Fe. She was an amateur artist […]

Entertainment calendar

Amarillo A Rockin’ Evening with Johnny Rivers – 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Mainstage Theatre in Amarillo. Call (806)355-999. Alamogordo Space Station — 10 a.m., 3 p.m. daily. New Mexico Museum of Space History. Details: 437-2840. Ocean Oasis — 10 a.m., 3 p.m. daily. New Mexico Museum of Space History. Details: 437-2840. […]

Rush, Clyde

Clyde Rush Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Mr. Clyde E. Rush, 73, of Clovis, retired U.S. Air Force, died Monday, May 26, 2003, at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. He was born on Sept. 12, 1929, in Port Clinton, Ohio, to Lillian and Earl Rush Sr. He attended schools in Michigan, […]

Celebrating a clean slate

By Jack King About 30 area residents, dignitaries, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, state and federal officials gathered at Santa Fe Lake on Thursday. Their purpose was to celebrate the transformation of the lake — a playa about one mile south of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad yard in Clovis — from one of […]

Craven, Billy

Mr. Billy Gene “Santa” Craven, 70, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, April 22, 2003, in Amarillo. He was born on May 26, 1932, in Wellington, Texas. He moved to Amarillo in 1961 from Clovis. He served in the Army for two years and the Air Force for four years. He was a veteran of the Korean […]