Jan. 1, 1957

Rhonda Louise Vibbard was the first baby from Curry County born in the new year. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vibbard, who worked on Lee Hammond’s ranch northwest of Clovis. … Clovis police announced traffic accidents in the city totaled 600 in 1956. The wrecks resulted in 53 injuries and two deaths. … First Assembly of God church at Sixth and Mitchell was hosting a revival with evangelist Wenona Hughes. … Clovis’ National Guard Armory was the scene of a “six-man wrestle royal,” which featured six wrestlers in the ring at once. Poncho Valdez, described by the Clovis News-Journal as one of Clovis’ favorites, was among the competitors.