Local youth among winners at High Plains Junior Rodeo

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CNJ photo: Liliana Castillo Kenna Hayes McNeil held onto her calf for the full six seconds and scored 64 points, taking the round, during Saturday’s short go at the high Plans Junior Rodeo Association finals held at the Curry County Events Center. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals […]

Pair of letters show Clovis history

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist This columnist, Don McAlavy, has two letters that Norvell G. Tate and W.H. “Bill” Duckworth wrote to each other in 1934. The first letter was from N.G. Tate of Albuquerque, June 25, 1934. “Mr. W. H. Duckworth, Clovis, New Mexico. Dear Sir; I am attempting a thesis for a master’s […]

County treasurer candidate profile: Kathrynn Tate

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Courtesty photo Kathrynn Tate is a candidate for Curry County Treasurer. Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked Curry County treasurer candidates to answer the following questions in 300 words or less. The answers were edited for spelling and style. The primary is June 3. Kathrynn A. Tate Party affiliation: Democrat Age: 59 Occupation: Farmer/rancher, […]

It’s Their Business: Pop’s Place

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Name: Pop’s Place Location: 2916 N. Main St. What they do: They serve burgers, sandwiches, steaks, chili, barbecue, seafood, frog legs and sides dishes. They offer catering services. There is an arcade in the restaurant as well. Who’s in charge: Fred “Pop” Tate and his son, Gary “Pop Jr.” Tate Employees: Six, with five of […]

HPJRA Finals comes to end

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Sterling Smith of Post, Texas, zeroes in on his target during Saturday’s short-go in the 16-19 calf roping competition in the HPJRA Finals at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Smith finished first in the short-go competition with a time of 8.67 seconds. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Figuring out the […]

HPJRA finals: Dads give ‘mugging’ aid

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Tate Seaver, 12, Clovis, prepares his horse for competition in the 9-12 boys double mugging event on Tuesday at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. He recorded the fastest time in Thursday’s draw. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent At the Thursday morning session of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association finals, […]

Historians run into trouble with historical feud

Don McAlavy: local columnist Haney Tate of Ranchvale was one of my best friends. He was a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat and I was a smart-aleck Republican, yet we didn’t let politics get in the way of our historian jobs. Many times he would jump in and do my newspaper column when I was away from Clovis. […]

Ferrell, J. P. “Jake”

J. P. “Jake” Ferrell, 86, of Portales, died Monday, May 1, 2006, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born April 28, 1920, in Forrest to Helen and Perry Ferrell. In 1929, the family moved to a farm near Portales. He quit school as a teen during the Depression to help support his family. On […]

Some struggling with commercial side of Easter holiday

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Norma Stickley shops for Easter baskets and bunnies Thursday at the Main Street Crafters Mall with her great-granddaughter, Alexys Ortiz, 6. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer It’s beginning to look a lot like Easter, with the aisles of local stores filled with vivid displays of pink bunnies, assorted chocolates, marshmallow […]

2/4 Clovis Christian honor roll

First grade Jaclyn R. Beaman, Mya Borwick, Kylee M. Brooks, Devereux W. Cockrell, Genesis K. Davis, Mya A. Grimes, Elizabeth Hatfield, Jadyn M. Lara, Braden A. Laumbach, Brooke M. Matthews, Samuel P. Parker, Gaige A. Ramirez, Harrison H. Rikel, Isabel R. Scott, Mark A. Suniga, Jackson H. Tuls, Mandy K. Wilhoit Second grade Tamera B. […]