Fire fighters battling Grand Ave. blaze

CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A Clovis firefighter sprays a burning residence at Grand Avenue and Thornton Street Monday afternoon.

May 18, 2008 Graduation announcement

Rosalinda (Garza) Hollars, formerly of Clovis, graduated May 3 Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz., with a bachelor’s of science degree. She majored in public safety administration with an emphasis in criminal justice and graduated with a 4.0 grade-point average, receiving university honors.

An honor for the coach

C.J. Aragon, the rodeo coach at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, has been named coach of the year for the Grand Canyon Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

Education Digest: Domenici nominates Clovis student for West Point

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., announced Wednesday he plans to nominate Clovis Christian School student Kaci Tibbs for potential admission to West Point this fall. Tibbs is one of 50 New Mexico students selected for nomination to the United States military service academies. Math, science bureau honoring Ranchvale school The […]

Nov. 22, 1934

The Clovis High School Wildcat football team and 150 fans and students were scheduled to leave the following day via train to Carlsbad where the Wildcats were playing Bowie High of El Paso, Texas. … “The St. Louis Kid,” featuring James Cagney, was showing at the Lyceum Theatre with an adult admission of 20 cents. […]

Oct. 21, 1947

Langdon L. Skarda’s German Shepherd, Fleetie Belle of Dornwald, was named grand champion of the All-Breed Dog Show held in Amarillo. … The blue prints of the road construction job for the highway to be constructed between Clovis and Texico were stolen from a truck. … Johnson’s Cafe, located at 113 W. Grand, advised readers […]

Officers exonerated

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Curry County grand jury chose Friday not to indict two former detention officers accused of beating an inmate at the Curry County Adult Detention Center. Jeff Aikman, 30, and Bernie Woods, 37, were arrested Feb. 16 and charged with aggravated battery against an inmate at the Curry County […]

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 and securities act violations. … Perfection Bakery, 118 E. […]

Fireworks donation goal halfway met

CNJ staff Donations for the Smoke on the Water Fourth of July fireworks display at Greene Acres Park are more than halfway to the goal, according to the organizers. Nearly $17,000 has been raised toward the $30,000 goal, according to Tom and Gail Martin, Steve Rooney and Duffy Moon, the event’s organizers. The annual event […]

June 24, 1922

Hundreds were in Clovis for the first Plateau Singing Convention. Events took place at the high school auditorium and the Lyceum theater. John F. Taylor was elected the group’s president. … A Clovis man was arrested after officials found several sacks of flour and sides of bacon in the attic of his West Grand Avenue […]

Free meals

CNJ staff Free breakfast and lunch will be available through Our Lady of Guadalupe Summer Food Service Program to children 18 and younger at 23 area locations. Meals are served weekdays June 4 through Aug. 3. Parents are responsible for their children while at meal sites. The following sites serve free breakfast 8-9 a.m. and […]

May 22, 1959

Clovis Bowling Club was preparing for its grand opening at 2400 W. Seventh St. Door prizes included custom-fitted bowling balls and shoes. … Martha Wayne, the Jackson Twins and Boots were among popular comic strips. … Village Record Shop, 113 E. Seventh St., was introducing a new line of “quality long plays” for $1.98 each. […]

May 17, 1930

Graduation ceremonies were planned May 18 for 12 eighth-grade students at Sacred Heart Catholic school. Grads included Catherine Walker, Elizabeth Sandoval and Mary Sanchez. … A Farwell farmer was charged with driving while intoxicated following an accident that injured Mrs. Bob McGee at Fourth and Main. … Sleepy Johnson reported he would be performing at […]

Angelo takes twin bill from Hounds

CNJ sports SAN ANGELO, Texas — If nothing else, Angelo State’s offense was efficient on Sunday. The Rams scored 25 runs on 21 hits and stranded just six baserunners in posting a 14-9, 11-9 Lone Star Conference South Division baseball sweep of Eastern New Mexico University. By contrast, the Greyhounds left 18 runners on base […]

April 6, 1912

Clovis’ public schools were crowded, with up to 100 students in some rooms. Conditions were “making the air breathed very bad and in fact causing a condition of affairs that is nothing short of criminal,” The Clovis Journal reported. … Whitcomb Weaver Candy Co. at 117 E. Grand promised “something new and fresh every day.” […]

March 25, 1978

Nick Gallegos was named legionnaire of the week by American Legion Post No. 25. … Clovis News-Journal Sports Editor Gary Mitchell was writing a column called The Armchair Athlete. … Steve Johnston, Grayson Wicker and Brad Phillips were among winners at the Pinewood Derby competition at Sandia Elementary. … The Wonderful World of Toys, 1503 […]

Charging Libby, who didn’t leak identity, off target

By Freedom Newspapers Nobody but daily attendees knows everything the jury does in the I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby case, so we are reluctant to criticize the seven women and four men who found him guilty on four of five counts related to obstruction of justice and lying to investigators and a grand jury. The more […]

March 3, 1916

A smallpox scare was beginning to reach “serious proportion,” The Clovis Journal reported. The newspaper did not estimate the number afflicted with the disease but a headline reported “Many avoid quarantine by not reporting disease.” Health officials warned they were considering a ban on Clovis residents leaving town by train. The epidemic was reported under […]

Zias beat Grand Canyon

CNJ staff SILVER CITY — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s tennis team completed play in the season-opening Western New Mexico Invite on Saturday, scoring a 6-3 victory over Grand Canyon. ENMU went 2-0 over the weekend, beating Sul Ross State on Friday night. A Thursday match against WNMU, suspended with the Mustangs leading 4-3, […]

Grand slam keys Zias in softball

CNJ staff PHOENIX — Freshman Kristen Cruickshank’s fifth-inning grand slam held up and the Eastern New Mexico University softball team edged San Francisco State 8-7 on Friday night in the Schutt Sports Division II leadoff Classic. The slam put the Zias (9-10) in front 8-3 and they held off a late rally by the Gators […]