Salvation Army volunteers to ring

CNJ Staff Salvation Army volunteers will be ringing for tornado restoration donations this weekend. The nonprofit’s signature Red Kettles, which are traditionally used for Christmas, will be set up at locations throughout Clovis and Portales. According to Salvation Army officials, funds collected will be used to feed families affected by the March 23 tornado that […]

March 31, 2007 Tornado Notebook

Tornado victims (with damaged or demolished homes) who are seeking assistance need to go to the Disaster Relief Center at the Curry County Fairgrounds 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. • The Salvation Army has begun to see a decline in volunteer support and in-kind donations. The long-term recovery phase needs support from the community in […]

CHS SOFTBALL: Lady Cats hold off Lovington

CNJ staff ARTESIA — Clovis High senior Jordan Garrett survived a collision on the basepaths, and the Lady Wildcats survived a first-round game against Lovington in Artesia’s Lady Dog Invitational softball tournament, holding on for an 8-6 victory on Friday. Meantime, Roswell Goddard freshman Maddie Green pitched a four-hitter and tripled home two runs in […]

Zias drop pair of games in crossover event

CNJ staff IRVING, Texas — First baseman Rachel Sill drilled a two-out, two-run homer in the top of the first and Southeastern Oklahoma made it stand up for a 3-1 win over Eastern New Mexico University on Friday in the Lone Star Conference crossover tournament. The event brings together the seven schools in each of […]

STATE GOLDEN GLOVES: Defending champion impressive

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Clovis’ Kala Combs left, fights Albuquerque’s Sabrina Montoya in the 119-pound female division of the state Golden Gloves boxing tournament on Friday night at Roy Walker Community Center. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Just leave it to a defending state champ to illustrate one rule of boxing: It’s not how […]

History comes to life

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Speaker Van Ann Moore brought to life Carrie Wooster Tingley and Katherine Kennedy O’Conner to the delight of the audience during the seventh annual Women’s History Brunch and Exhibit on Friday at the Portales Public Library. Moore described the contributions and accomplishments of Tingley and O’Conner during the 1920s and […]

April 10, 1916

Local merchants were preparing for “dress-up week.” A headline in The Clovis News read, “Local merchants prepare to satisfy sartorial longings for each and every citizen of Clovis. Get togged out for Easter. Country-wide movement has at last found place in Clovis.” … Five couples exchanged vows in an “exceptionally busy marriage week in police […]

April 9, 1940

Jack Leon Echols, a veteran war-time pilot, was in Clovis for a speaking engagement. His topic: “Keeping our youth out of foreign wars.” … “The Grapes of Wrath” was showing at the State theater. “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” was at the Lyceum. “Gone With the Wind” was due to open at the Lyceum on […]

April 8, 1987

Business owners along South Prince were concerned about plans to build a railroad overpass to Brady Avenue. Officials said vehicles could be rerouted up to two years during construction Increased traffic and frequent flooding at the underpass were among reasons for the proposed change. … Chester and Edna Fitz praised Clovis firefighters in a letter […]

April 7, 1956

Curry County Sheriff Dan Webster was investigating “how one .32-caliber bullet could strike three people in the same car.” One man reported he accidentally fired the shot inside the car when his wife slammed on the brakes. They drove to Clovis Memorial Hospital when one victim complained of a headache. No one was killed, the […]

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.” […]

April 5, 1930

The Clovis Evening News-Journal offered this page 1 thought for the day: “What kind of husbands do wives miss most? The smaller ones are the hardest to hit, we believe.” … C.V. Steed Ambulance Service advertised its emergency vehicles were “wonderfully comfortable” and manned by dependable drivers. … Mose Crutch reported the Santa Fe’s master […]

April 4, 1974

The Marshall Junior High Concert Choir had received a superior rating in sight reading at the Southeastern District Music Festival in Hobbs. … Steve Davis was slated to participate in the New Mexico North-South all-star basketball game. Four major colleges had expressed interest in signing him to a scholarship agreement, the Clovis News-Journal reported. … […]

Children set their own pace

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Parents seem to obsess about what’s normal for their children, wanting to make sure little ones fall within the right parameters for their ages. This obsession is not placated by the pediatrician’s reassurance that our children are indeed more than normal. We hope that they are and will be better than […]

Writer remembers past city cashier

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Back in 1989 a tribute by CNJ staff writer Todd S. Bergmann was printed in the Clovis News Journal about Bert Cabiness, who they called the city cashier. That tribute has been edited and follows. While most people do not enjoy parting with their money, they enjoyed meeting Bert Cabiness. […]

Disaster situation handled well

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist We have read and heard a great deal about the tornado that swept through our town March 23. It seems inappropriate not to add to that, pulling out some of the positive things that meant we as a community pulled together to weather this situation. Only one radio station was […]

Club Awards

Plains Regional Medical Center Plains Regional Medical Center held its annual awards luncheon March 20 at Holiday Inn, attended by 68 auxilians and Hoyt Skabelund, hospital administrator; Liz Crouch, chief operating officer and chief nurse officer, and Jim Peters, auxiliary state president. Ramona Parker gave the introduction and Joy Melton the invocation, with the welcome […]

We can be right and still be terribly wrong

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Religion columnist If heaven were not already Paradise, the mere fact that no misunderstanding will mar its joy would make it heavenly.   Drat it, yet again, I’ve heard of another misunderstanding that has broken relationships, caused deep hurt, and wasted precious energy that could be put to far better use. […]

Victims still in need

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Bob Hunger, a Red Cross volunteer, stands by his Emergency Communication Response Vehicle outside the Red Cross office in downtown Clovis. After the tornado on March 23, the Red Cross deployed one of nine ECRVs. (CNJ staff photo:Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A replacement car window, food and water, items for the […]

Report: Cannon in for bumpy ride

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Plummet. Spike. Drop. Level out. The next few years of Cannon Air Force Base’s proposed transition to a Special Operations base look like a chart of the stock market. Over the next six to seven years, Cannon population numbers will drop significantly when the F-16s leave and the base […]