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June 6, 1934

Frederick Pratt, for more than two years rector of the Clovis Episcopal Church, was the new grand chaplain of the New Mexico Masonic order. … Area farmers reported hail stones larger than hen eggs beat holes in roofs and brought blood to the backs...

 

June 5, 1957

The Clovis News-Journal published a special edition in celebration of Clovis’ 50th anniversary. Santa Fe Railway was among local businesses saluting the city. … “I’ve Got a Secret,” was among the day’s most popular television shows. ...

 

June 4, 1940

Clovis opened a four-day “celebration” with a circus and Pioneer Days Rodeo the center of attention. Temperatures were near 100 degrees for the second day in a row. … The Clovis Pioneers, 19-24, were in fifth place in the Texas-New Mexico... Full story

 

June 2, 1919

Clovis City Council approved a contract for paving 10 city blocks, including four blocks of Main Street. … Curry County officials were trying to organize a county fair for the fall. … W.H. Duckworth of Clovis was appointed by Gov. Octaviano...

 

June 3, 1975

City officials hung a banner across Main Street welcoming visitors to the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo, which kicked off later in the week. … Local merchants asked residents to shop Clovis “for great values.” … Bob’s Mr. Shop at 502 Main was...

 

June 1, 1965

Lawrence Rhodes was Clovis’ police chief. He was warning motorists to take extra precaution now that children were out of school for the summer. … Police reported that burglars had made off with change from a juke box and soft-drink machine in a...

 

Speller looks to next year

Courtesy photo Christina Benitscheck made it through the second round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee but was eliminated from the third round of competition. The finals air on ABC-TV tonight from 6-8 p.m. Christina Benitscheck didn’t earn her...

 

Case against officer dropped

A misdemeanor embezzlement case against a former Clovis police detective was dismissed Tuesday on grounds it lacked prosecutorial merit, according to records filed in Curry County Magistrate Court....

 

Education Feature: Girls get glimpse of politics

Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry Dharshyani Kesavan, front, of Clovis listens on stage as election results are announced during New Mexico Girls State at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Approximately 150 high school senior girls from around... Full story

 

Bedford jurors chosen

ALBUQUERQUE — With a series of hypothetical questions, showings of hands and criticisms of popular television shows, a panel of 65 men and women was pared down to 16 jurors in the case of a man accused of killing an elderly Portales couple.... Full story

 

Education Digest: Briseno tapped for education group

David Briseno, executive director of federal/bilingual programs and community relations for Clovis Municipal Schools, was elected to a three-year term on the executive board of the National Association for Bilingual Education, according to a CMS...

 

2007 Pioneer Days schedule

Monday 5 p.m. — Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen pageant at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. preceding 32nd Annual Little Buckaroo Rodeo. 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Tuesday 6 p.m. — Little Buckaroo Rodeo,...

 

May 31, 1963

• Two hundred and forty-five students graduated from Eastern New Mexico University during commencement exercises that took place in Greyhound Arena. • The first game of the new 9 - and 10-year-old junior league baseball season took place at the...

 

Girls State offers practical experience

Approximately 150 high school senior girls from around New Mexico have thrown their hats into the political arena this week to get a first-hand feel for government in action. They are all taking part in New Mexico Girls State, a week-long program... Full story

 

Bedford jurors chosen

ALBUQUERQUE — With a series of hypothetical questions, showings of hands and criticisms of popular television shows, a panel of 65 men and women was pared down to 16 jurors in the case of a man accused of killing an elderly Portales couple....

 

Congress left with no choice but to fund war

C ongress finally has done what seemed inevitable from the outset, passing a bill late Thursday that funds the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through Sept. 30, to the tune of about $95 billion. And it’s without a timetable for beginning the... Full story

 
 By PNT Staff    publish/News    May 30, 2007

Portales Recreation Summer Youth Program to begin Monday

Portales area youth will once again have the opportunity to participate in the Portales Recreation Summer Youth Program, set to begin on Monday. A variety of games and activities will be offered during the two four-week sessions of the program....

 

Benitscheck looks toward next spelling bee

Christina Benitscheck didn’t earn her 15 seconds of fame by winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Wednesday, but perhaps a photo of her with a blue tongue will be her claim to fame. The 11-year-old Clovis girl correctly spelled the word, ... Full story

 

Lettes to the Editor: True traffic problems need addressed

After reading Dan Duran’s Sunday letter regarding programming the lights on Thornton, I would like to add the following: —Why not add a light on Ross and 21st streets? —Install a no-crossover barrier like the one across from Sonic on 21st to... Full story

 

New energy department not brightest solution

T he energy crisis of the 1970s led to the creation of a U.S. Department of Energy, as politicians sought to assure the public they were responding seriously to the situation. But what did the creation of yet another federal department do for America...

 

Making waves on Main Street

Staff photo: Sharna Johnson Morning visitors to downtown Clovis are greeted with a wave and a smile from Don Clark. Over the years, Don Clark’s unflappable routine has made him something of an icon... Full story

 

Military Feature: Portales Marine returns from Iraq

Courtesy photo Portales High alumnus Lance Cpl. Kody Ashmore spent almost nine months in Iraq. Memorial Day was especially poignant for one Portales couple whose son was home on leave from a tour in Iraq. Kody Ashmore, 20, a U.S. Marine Corps lance...

 

Clovis water-rate decision delayed again

The Public Regulation Commission has again postponed a decision on the proposed water rate hike in Clovis and Edgewood for New Mexico American Water, according to a PRC news release. District 1 Commissioner Jason Marks discovered an accounting error...

 

Opening arguments in Bedford trial should start Thursday

ALBUQUERQUE — The court has reached its stated goal in a jury pool for the trial of a man accused of killing an elderly Portales couple. However, all sides involved feel they’d be best served with one more day of selection. There are 61...

 

Unlearned lesson biggest tragedy of all

When tragedy comes along, it serves nobody well unless a valuable lesson is taught. If that’s the case, it’s tough to admit what’s become of the car crash that killed St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Josh Hancock. Hancock was killed the morning of...

 

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