Black-eyed peas traditional fare for New Year’s

By Don McAlavy: Columnist Back in 1978 Christene Hardisty, Extension home economist for Curry County, shared a bit of folklore on black-eyed peas. I am deep into eating black-eyed peas and always ate some for sure on Jan. 1. It is a law that one does that in my family, as my mother was born […]

Credit-card debt Christmas tradition

By Bob Huber: Humor Columnist Now and then I dig into my stale-notes vault seeking something unusual to write about. This year I plucked a familiar poem especially for victims of Post Christmas Blues Syndrome. It’s titled “’Twas a week after Christmas, with apologies to Clement C. Moore.” It goes like this: (Warning! Prepare to […]

People frequently use escape methods

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist When it comes to escaping, soap heads are so passé, however cute they may appear on the tour of Alcatraz. Several soap heads were made by inmates to fool guards and give them time to break out of “The Rock” and most likely plunge to their deaths — in the angry, […]

Wedding

Franklin-Horton Shelley Franklin of Lewisville, Texas and Chris Horton of Plano, Texas, were joined in marriage Nov. 28, 2006, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The bride is the daughter of Glen and Jimmie Gayle Franklin of House. The bridegroom is the son of Butch Horton of Garland, Texas, and Barbara Horton of Dallas. The couple […]

Jan. 4, 1932

Max Kelso was recognized as the first Clovis baby born in 1932. Area merchants presented prizes ranging from a silver spoon to a 48-pound sack of flour. … “Blonde Crazy,” starring James Cagney and Joan Blondell, was showing at the Mesa theater on Clovis’ Main Street. … More than 50 Clovis students were preparing to […]

Jan. 3, 1962

The Swift & Company beef processing plant was preparing for groundbreaking ceremonies just south of Clovis. … Jerry Wheeler was captain of Clovis High’s basketball team. The playmaking guard was averaging 9.4 points and 4.4 assists per game. … Marshall’s eighth graders had the best record among area junior high basketball teams at 6-1. … […]

Jan. 2, 1940

Collins’ Sanitary Dairy encouraged area youngsters to “get their Vitamin D three times daily.” The phone number to call for pasteurized milk was 416. … Piggly Wiggly was advertising 12 pounds of flour for 42 cents, or 48 pounds for $1.35. … Newspaper comics featured Alley Oop, Red Ryder, Popeye, Little Orphan Annie and Out […]

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 […]

Lady Cats rip Gadsden

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Clovis High’s Brittany Johnson gets defensive pressure from Gadsden’s Alma Gallegos during Thursday’s first-round game in the Plateau Holiday Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer There wasn’t much doubt Thursday night about whether or not Clovis High would advance to the semifinals of the Plateau […]

Cats blast Harvesters in opener

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Clovis High’s Manuel Robles gets past Pampa’s Tyler Hall for a layup during Thursday’s first-round game in the Milk Cow Classic at Rock Staubus Gym. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer The only time Clovis wasn’t in control against Pampa on Thursday night was on the opening tip. Otherwise, the […]