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Fair organizers hyping heritage

Clovis’ oldest surviving house will reside at the Curry County Fair as part of the new Pioneer Village. Fairgrounds Manager Justus Anderson said the village will include antiques, demonstrations and people dressed as pioneers. “To go with the...

 

Health fair covers broad range

CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson While her 3-year-old son Leonardo looks on, Nadia Martinez, top right, gets a lesson from Karen Burns of the Clovis Fire Department on installing an infant child seat for her 3-month-old child Ibana during...

 

Police: Senior citizen traps alleged burglar

An 85-year-old city resident took law enforcement into his own hands, capturing a teen at gunpoint Tuesday during an attempted robbery. When police arrived at the home just before 7 a.m., they found Alton Tillman pointing a handgun at a 16-year-old...

 

Former DeBaca sheriff charged with embezzlement

FORT SUMNER — A former De Baca County sheriff was arraigned Wednesday in a magistrate court on multiple counts of embezzlement, falsifying government documents and intimidation of a witness. Michael Chavez, 44, is accused of receiving kickbacks...

 

No new info on attempted abduction

Clovis police said Wednesday they have no new information on an attempted abduction reported by a 14-year-old girl last week. Capt. Patrick Whitney said there have been no other reports of abduction attempts since the Aug. 2 incident, which remains...

 

Aug. 9, 2007 Education Digest

CHS student orientation Tuesday Orientation for sophomores and new students at Clovis High School will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the CHS Lecture Hall, according to a news release. A campus tour will follow from 9:45 -10:20 a.m., with an abbreviated...

 

Camp Correll kicks off

The future of the Portales High School football program is on display this week in the annual Ram football camp at the Ram practice field. Following a season in which the Rams played in the state championship game, second-year head coach Andy...

 

Aug. 24, 1982

Curtis Mathes, located at 1611 N. Prince St., announced its grand opening special in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement. ... “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “The Beast” were showing at the Hilltop Twin movie theater. ... Officers and...

 

Aug. 23, 1954

Clovis High School principal Dave St. Clair said “For successful integration of African-American students into the Clovis High School system, parents from both sides must cooperate.” ... The Clovis Wildcat football team returned to practice...

 

Aug. 22, 1944

Pfc. Bill Patton arrived in Clovis to spend a 20-day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Patton. ... Mrs. G.Z. McKee of Clovis testified for the government in the trial in federal court at Santa Fe against C.T. Rice, on charges of mail fraud...

 

Aug. 20, 1932

Co-captains Newton Lancaster and R.L. Wells were announced as leaders for the 1932 Clovis High School football squad in pre-season training. ... The Better Homes Club spent the afternoon sewing for a little girl in the Portales orphan’s home. ......

 

Aug. 21, 1916

The Clovis News reported that the worst drought that had prevailed in eastern New Mexico in many years was effectively broken by six days of rain. ... A court hearing took place against S.C. Pandolfo, organizer of the Pan Motor Car Company, who was...

 

Aug. 19, 1973

Between 5,000 and 6,000 gallons of gasoline and several above-ground storage tanks were destroyed when a blaze erupted at a fuel storage facility behind Hap’s Smorgasbord Restaurant in east Clovis. ... Eddie Gallegos and brothers Chuck and Randy...

 

Aug. 18, 1940

Gov. John E. Miles was a guest at the New Mexico Press Association banquet held in Clovis. ... Men’s suits could be purchased at Penney’s for $19.95. ... Members of the Clovis Golf Club were scheduled to officially open their new clubhouse at...

 

Aug. 17, 1920

The Clovis News reported that four new rural Curry County school buildings would be completed in time for the opening of school in the fall. ... The Clovis school board had an advertisement asking for area residents to provide room and board for...

 

Thomas to remain city manager

Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas “will continue in his duties as city manager pending disposition of allegations initiated against him in Quay County,” city officials announced in a news release Wednesday. Thomas was arrested on a charge of driving...

 

Aug. 14, 1925

First National Bank of Clovis was ordered to pay a 40 percent dividend on deposits that were in the bank when it closed. ... H.C. Getty began construction of an addition to Clovis Floral Co. due to steadily increasing out-of-town orders. ......

 

Aug. 16, 1980

Dr. and Mrs. V. Scott Johnson were honored for 50 years of medical service to the Clovis area. ... Crystal Robertson, Wesley Boney, Jennifer Olmstead, and Tabatha Boney were pictured washing a toy automobile. ... A 5,000 BTU per hour air conditioner...

 

Aug. 13, 1929

A racing-type plane crashed in Clovis, killing Lt. O.L. Stephens, Thos. E. Scully and Phil Berry. ... Chamber of Commerce Secretary Bon Anglin said he received pledges from many cities in support of organizing a “366 Highway Association” for a...

 

Aug. 12, 1942

The Clovis News-Journal reported Senora Jertrudes Arguello, 118 years old and believed to have been the oldest women in the United States, was buried in Clovis. ... Maj. Gen. Robert Olds, commander of the Second Air Force in Seattle, said Clovis...

 

Aug. 11, 1966

R.C. Davidson, Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, was a guest speaker at a meeting of the Curry County Federation of Republican women, said Mrs. Hoyt Pattison, club president. ... Poor Boys Butcher Shop, located at 801...

 

Aug. 10, 1923

Clovis Filling Station, located on the corner of Sixth and Main streets, offered free road service within or nearby the city of Clovis. ... George Burns of Friona was visiting his sister, Mrs. J.H. Sparks of Clovis. ... Ione and Ray Buster,...

 

Aug. 9, 1970

Personnel at Clovis Memorial Hospital performed surgeries on two relatives both named Charles Franklin Tipton. The older man’s nephew had accompanied him to his surgery and became ill and underwent surgery himself hours prior to his uncle’s...

 

Moral intelligence focus of presentation

Nationally-known speaker Michele Borba will be in Portales on Friday to present a seminar to school officials, teachers, staff, administration and community members. A motivational speaker, Borba will present a talk on Building Moral Intelligence,...

 

Extraterritorial zoning on burner

It was the “elephant in the living room” during a recent flap involving the state permitting of a dairy sewer lagoon near Portales. Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. called it by name — extraterritorial zoning — at the end of Tuesday’s...

 

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