June 29, 1966

A 3-year-old Clovis girl drowned in the swimming pool at the Silver Spur Motel on East Mabry Drive. … Jessie Dominguez was champion of the Clovis Jaycee Open Golf Tournament for the third straight year. … Marshall Junior High School hosted a “dress review” for 59 4-H girls who wore garments they made. … Bob’s […]

June 28, 1981

Local law officers announced a new program aimed at encouraging responsible handgun ownership. … Shook Tire & Service, 500 Mitchell, announced Art Snipes was its new manager. … Chaparral Sports Center, 800 Main, was sponsoring a “sit-a-thon” contest in which the person sitting on a motorcycle the longest would win a Kawasaki.

June 27, 1952

A Clovis school teacher, Mrs. Fred Phelps, won a gas range for attending a three-day cooking school sponsored by Southern Union Gas Co. and the Clovis News-Journal. She said it was the only “time in my life that I’ve ever won anything big. … I won a sack of flour. But it’s the first time […]

June 26, 1970

Three men were arraigned on charges of marijuana possession. A raid was conducted at the home of one of the suspects at 915 Axtell. Officials estimated they found 1 1/2 ounces of the drug. … Clovis Memorial Hospital officials had agreed to a new standard in work clothes for women. They were allowed to wear […]

June 25, 1959

City officials agreed to give $8,000 in cigarette tax funds to the Clovis Youth Recreation Board. YRB officials said about 7,000 Clovis youth benefited from YRB services and the recreation program would have been defunct on July 1 without the money. … GAC Finance Corp., 418 Mitchell and 105 S. Main, was offering loans up […]

Cats post win over Carlsbad

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis’ Parker Wood beats the throw home to score the first of two third-inning runs in the Wildcats’ 2-1 win over Carlsbad on Saturday at Bell Park. By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s only the summer season and traditional power Carlsbad appears to be rebuilding, if not reloading. Still, […]

Seefeld hopes to settle on position

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer As he prepares for his final season of college baseball, 2004 Clovis High grad Jason Seefeld is hoping he’s finally found a position. Primarily a shortstop and relief pitcher with the Wildcats, Seefeld was used mainly as part of a designated hitter platoon as a freshman at the University […]

Shallenberger encouraged by Cats

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis High’s Emery Sierra forces Tascosa’s Cody Cross at second and throws to first to attetmpt to complete a double play. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent There’s a tried-and-true way of forgetting the problems of the season past. It’s called next season and, even though it won’t officially begin until […]

Much of transient’s life mystery

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Few people were aware of Howard J. Payne’s existence in Clovis. Even police information about the 52-year-old transient whose body was discovered Tuesday in an abandoned house near Wal-Mart is sketchy. He was in Clovis a few months, though police aren’t sure exactly how long. A public assistance card […]

Pioneer Days honor western heritage

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers This year’s Pioneer Days celebration has added significance with Clovis celebrating its centennial. In its 37th year, Pioneer Days celebrates past traditions, heritage, pioneer spirit and progress of the area. “It is tradition that looks back on the days of the cowboys and settlers on the open range and honoring […]

Women’s club membership wavering

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle From left, Alice Pierce, Nancy Barnes, Lala Barnes, Lueja Clark and Wilma Whitener of the Pleasant Hill Women’s Club hold an 1930s membership list that included 38 members. The club currently has 12 active and two inactive members. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer PLEASANT HILL — The Pleasant Hill […]

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 […]

June 23, 1943

The family of Sgt. Sam Prince, 501 Hinkle, was mourning his death at the hands of the Japanese in the Philippines. … A correction in the Clovis News-Journal reported bathroom fixtures advertised in the previous day’s classified section were not really $1,500. They were $150. … Eubank & Son Home & Auto Supply in Clovis […]

June 22, 1960

More than 500 children and adults had turned out for free swimming lessons at the Hillcrest Park pool. … About 45 Jehovah’s Witnesses from Clovis were attending a district assembly in Fort Worth. … Walt Disney’s “The Sign of Zorro” was playing at the Lyceum theater. Admission was 65 cents for adults, 25 cents for […]

June 21, 1912

C.V. Steed of Clovis was serving a four-year term on the state board of embalmers. He was appointed by Gov. W.C. McDonald. … Clovis Hardware Co. was promoting an “actual cost sale” on its entire line of buggies, hacks, refrigerators and ice cream freezers. … E.T. Jernigan & Co. was Clovis’ “official Santa Fe watch […]

June 20, 1931

A man who married a school teacher in Clovis was being held on charges of bigamy in Floydada, Texas. Officials believe he was also married to a woman in Kansas City. … New seats were being installed in the Lyceum Theatre. … Clovis National Bank invited area farmers to “put your money where you know […]

June 19, 1979

City officials learned they’d received $4.6 million from the Environmental Protection Agency for construction of a wastewater treatment plant. … The Clovis High School Summer Band had scheduled a series of rehearsals focused on a planned July 4 concert at Leon Williams Stadium. … Clint Eastwood was starring in “Every Which Way But Loose” at […]

June 18, 1986

Clovis City Manager Don Clifton was proposing a 5 percent pay increase for city employees. Otherwise Clifton had asked city commissioners to approve only “necessary” requests – roof repairs at Potter Park pool and the youth center at Ned Houk Park and a typewriter for the Inspections Department. … Poor Boy’s Butcher Shop, 16th and […]

June 17, 1930

City ministers were asking officials to prohibit Sunday picture shows. Rev. J.C. Jones, pastor of the First Methodist Church, said he’d rather “see a pool hall on every corner in Clovis operating six days during the week than to have one picture show operating seven.” … The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported Clovis police court did […]

June 16, 1958

A Clovis man was fined $300 by Police Judge John W. Manning for possession of 31 pints of wine. The charge was possession of intoxicating beverages for the purpose of sale. … Col. and Mrs. Arlie J. Blood won the first Cannon Air Force Base Scotch Foursome golf tournament at Cannon. The couple won a […]