Fire guts bridal shop

Clovis firefighters work Sunday to control a fire at Freeman’s Bridal Shop and Formal Wear on Main Street. The fire left a hole in the building’s roof. (CNJ correspondent: Martha Richardson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff photo The downtown shop Marjorie Noble owned and operated for more than 30 years was severely damaged in a […]

Christmas movies will not be missed

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Here’s the good thing about no more Christmas: No more sappy Christmas movies. Neal Patrick Harris was in one. Let me quickly acknowledge New Mexico basks in Neal’s fame. He was one of us. His parents, attorneys both, still live in Albuquerque where they no longer practice law but instead […]

Police charge four with stealing guns

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Four boys were arrested Monday attempting to steal rifles from a Main Street gun shop, according to a press release from the Clovis Police Department. The four boys, ranging in age from 12 to 14 years old, are being held on charges of aggravated burglary, attempted larceny of firearms, […]

Local Grease Monkey robbed

CNJ staff The manager of the Grease Monkey, an auto oil and lube shop, was robbed and cut by a man wielding a knife on Monday night, police said. Clovis police arrested and booked one suspect, a 15-year-old juvenile male. He’s at the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center facing charges of robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated […]

Shop Hop brings quilters together for specials, camaraderie, fabric

Fabric lines the store of Patchwork House as Mandy Laseter of Amarillo shops during the 2005 Top of Texas Shop Hop Friday in Clovis. The shop hop involves shoppers traveling to 11 fabric shops in New Mexico and West Texas. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Call it shop hopping — hitting […]

Clovis strong enough to survive Cannon closure

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist Boy, that was a real Friday the 13th kind of thing last week wasn’t it, with our very own Cannon Air Force Base showing up on the federal government’s Base Realignment and Closure list? I was stunned. It’s not like it couldn’t happen, but more like, “Why should it happen?” […]

Joe’s Boot Shop dropping July 4 entertainment

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer The owner of Joe’s Boot Shop said after 24 years the western wear store is hanging its hat on the entertainment side of its annual July Fourth festivities. Joe Rhodes said the Mabry Street business will continue with its tent and warehouse sale, but there will not be the […]

Hair salon aiding Relay for Life

Employees at Visible Changes hair salon on 21st Street are decorating a pine tree, normally reserved for holidays, with paper star and moon cutouts that are symbolic of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign. (CNJ photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Tucked behind lanes of swivel chairs, mirrors and shears […]

Liston, Billy J.

Billy John Liston Services: Have been held. Billy John Liston, 68, of Clovis, died Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 21, 1936, in Sudan, Texas, to John and Evelyn Gummelt Liston. He graduated from Texas Tech University. He started the Clovis Chapter of Ducks Unlimited […]

Rehorn, H.W.

Services: have been held. H.W. Rehorn, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Dec. 15, 1921, in Orange City, Iowa, to Walter Edgar and Essie Adams Rehorn. He went to school in Kansas City. He married Vera Johnson on Aug. 25, 1941, in Kansas City, […]

Bike shop valuable piece of Americana

Grant McGee: CNJ columnist Quietly and without widespread fanfare, Clovis lost its bicycle shop. The last day of 2004, when Ace Trading at Main and First closed its doors, so did the only bicycle shop for 100 miles in any direction. A sign on its door reads “BIKE SHOP FOR SALE.” Another piece of Americana […]

Clovis businesses celebrate 75 years

By Don McAlavy In 1929, a small-town newspaperman came to Clovis from Kansas to start a dynasty. Not only did Mack Stanton combine two weekly newspapers into a daily — the Clovis Evening News Journal at 215 Main — he also created a printing plant to do commercial printing at 313 Main and he called […]

Ho-ho-holiday shopping takes off

Virginia Garcia, center, compares two Bratz dolls with her son Thomas, 14, while she shops for her grandchildren Friday morning at K B toys in the North Plains Mall. Vickie Winters, left, also shops for Bratz dolls. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Darrell Todd Maurina Large business or small, locally-owned or chain-managed, newly-opened or a […]

Indian trader has seen much history

Don McAlavy H. W. Rehorn says he is the oldest Indian trader in New Mexico. He has been at it 43 years. He is now 82 and still in the business in his Indian Shop of Triangle, inside Triangle Home Center on North Prince. He said a Clovis woman asked him to move here 28 […]

‘Honest John’ lived up to name

By Gary Mitchell When Dorothy “Dot” Pruitt tagged her husband’s new business, “Honest John’s Welding,” it proved to be a exactly right. “Honest John” Pruitt of Clovis died at 77 years of age on Sept. 29 at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 2, 1927, in Foreman, Ark., to George and Rose […]

Fun on the Fourth

By Helena Rodriguez Country spirit will not only be flowing in terms of patriotism this Fourth of July weekend, but will be overwhelming present in the form of entertainment. Just about every brand of country music, from classic to contemporary, from Texas to even Tejano country, will be represented at area Fourth of July celebrations, […]