June 13, 1958

Clovis Rotary Club was celebrating its 20th anniversary. Bill Duckworth, Carl Miller and E.J. Frear had attended more than 1,000 meetings since the club’s beginning. … City officials announced Hillcrest Park swimming pool would be open until 9:30 p.m. on Friday nights “as long as the demand warrants.” … Sass Studio at 506 Seventh Street […]

Novak defense probes agents

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Defense counsel for a Cannon Air Force Base airman charged with murder spent Thursday grilling agents from the Office of Special Investigations about their investigation into the death of Kimberly Novak. Special Agent Mark Brashears testified during the second day of Airman Basic Edward Novak II’s Article 32 hearing […]

1960 election in Clovis changed drinking habits

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian Between 1943 and 1960, Clovis citizens called for a vote and we went dry, meaning no liquor sales. Curry and Roosevelt counties were the only dry counties in New Mexico. One had to go to De Baca, Quay or Chaves county or to Amarillo to buy legal liquor. The 1950s […]

Fixing all the right keys on the typewriter

Don McAlavy : Local Columnist A friend of mine, Jack Chambliss, and I had the fortunate luck to work with an honest man who would not accept $75 a week pay. This was at the old Clovis Printing Co., at 313 Main, where Chambliss worked in the typewriter shop in the back of the print […]

Thompson III, Floren

Floren Thompson III, 62, of Portales died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at his home in Portales. He was born Feb. 16, 1944, in Brownwood, Texas, to Mary and Floren Thompson Jr. He married Carolyn Crane on Dec. 22, 1966, in Tucumcari. He moved to Portales in 1950 from Chariton, Iowa. He graduated from Portales High […]

McDonald, William

William (Bill) McDonald, 91, of Clovis died Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 22, 1914, in Bovina. Family members said he served God in faith and actions. He served as a deacon for more than 50 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling and reading, family members said. Examples of his woodworking […]

5/14 Births

Word Noah Scott Word was born May 1 at Elmendorf Medical Hospital in Anchorage, Ala., to Caryn and Scott Word. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and has one brother, Laylon Helfferich, 14. The mother is a former Melrose resident, and the father is from Naperville, Ill. Grandparents are Johnny and Terrell Thompson of Clovis; […]

4-2 Marshall Honor Roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Seventh Grade Kortnee T. Alston, Joshua D. Bizer, Christian M. Boutte, Cacianita G. Bryant, Tayci S. Burnett, Jennifer N. Chavez, Mandy R. Chavez, Charlena A. Cooper, Deanna L. Coyle, Erick V. Curtis, Patrice H. Edwards, Sierra L. Ellis, Shauni L. Gendreau, […]

Hounds have some depth at QB

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer After the season he had in 2005, it’s hard to imagine Eastern New Mexico University quarterback Michael Benton losing his starting job when preseason practice begins in August. Still, ENMU football coach Mark Ribaudo says the redshirt junior could have some competition. Jeremy Thompson, a redshirt freshman from Sweetwater, […]

Hounds crushed in doubleheader by Southwestern

CNJ staff WEATHERFORD, Okla. — After making the most of their opportunities through 20 games, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team saw everything go wrong in one day on Friday. The Greyhounds trailed from start to finish in both ends of a crossover twin bill against North Division member Southwestern Oklahoma, losing the opener […]

Donna Jean Wood Hamilton-Martin

Donna Jean Wood Hamilton-Martin died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in Las Cruces. She was born Oct. 21, 1955, in Portales to Morris and Doris Wood. She graduated from Portales High School and received her Master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in elementary education. She taught school for two years in Globe, Ariz., two years […]

Lubbock Winter Rodeo Series can give fans quick rodeo fix

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers For nearly three decades, Charlie Thompson has produced winter training rodeos. This season’s rodeo offers spectators a chance to get a glimpse at potential future world champions, in addition to names they may already recognize. What is it? The Lubbock Winter Rodeo Series was spawned from a small organization called […]

12/9 Public Record

The following marriages licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 30 through Dec. 7: • Jody Reyes, 29, to Angelia Crestina Montes, 27, both of Portales • John David Diaz, 21, to Josephine Villalovos, 21, both of Clovis • Eric Todd Howard, 42, to Sarah Allyce Sambrano, 29, both of Clovis • Miguel Ramirez-Ordaz, […]

Dominguez, Christine M.

Christine Maria Dominguez, 54, of Clovis, died Oct. 8, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born Nov. 24, 1950, to Vidal and Emma Duran Padilla in Santa Rosa. She married Jerry Dominguez June 17, 1972 in Clovis. She was a dietary cook at Plains Regional Medical Center, and a member of Our Lady […]

Cochran, Kayla M.

Kayla Maxizini Cochran Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Tabernacle in Clovis Miss Kayla Maxizini Cochran, 14, of Clovis died Monday, Sept. 5, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis She was born June 22, 1991, in Clovis to Gary Cochran and Kim Walker. She attended Yucca Junior High. Family members said she was […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Buffs may be minus two starters for season

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ sports writer DEFENDING SIX-MAN STATE champion Melrose could be without two starters, including its most explosive weapon, for the rest of the season. Junior lineman Jose Arenivar suffered a broken arm two weeks ago and senior running back Carlos Ruiz is out indefinitely with a heart murmur, Melrose coach Dickie Roybal […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Injuries concern Farwell

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer THE LENGTH OF FARWELL’S injury list would make Santa Claus jealous. Farwell coach Jacob Thompson said the Steers are bringing up seven players from the junior varsity for Friday’s homecoming game against Floydada. “In NFL terms,” Thompson said, “we have four out, four questionable, and two doubtful.” Running back […]

Special Esquestrian Olympics brings smiles

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Smiles — this weekend at the New Mexico Special Equestrian Olympics at the Curry County Fairgrounds, it seemed like everyone wore one. The fans had them, the trainers had them, but no one smiled bigger or brighter than the riders. Program director Wanda Thompson said her smile comes from […]

Thompson, Jerrold

Jerrold Thompson Services:Have been held. Mr. Jerrold Dwain Thompson, 81, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at Loveless Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on May 30 1924, in Grandfield, Okla., to Benjamin Franklin “Frank” and Sara Elizabeth “Sadie” Houston Thompson. His family moved to a farm in the Floyd community when he was […]

Steers making changes

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Farwell senior defensive end Roper Smith practices a “swim move” on senior defensive end Colton Sudderth as Steers head coach Jacob Thompson looks on during group defensive drills in Monday’s season-opening practice. (CNJ staff photo: Andrew Chavez) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like their counterparts throughout Texas, the Farwell High School football team got […]