June 9, 1951

John Wilkins, 63, operator of Wilkins Grocery, died after suffering a heart attack at his home at 612 W. 10th. … More than 400 people participated in American Red Cross-Youth Service Organization swimming classes during the week. … Gregory Peck was starring in “Only the Valiant” at the State theater. “They were six and they […]

June 8, 1976

Local veterinarian E.E. Kraus was the Cattle Capital CowBelles’ “Father of the Year” for his civic leadership. … Dee Johnson of 716 1/2 Fourth Street was sharing onions and radishes he had harvested from his garden, which would later produce carrots, beans and tomatoes. … Micki Taylor and Mark Eastham had been voted eighth-grade class […]

June 7, 1914

Mayor B.D. Oldham, who established Clovis’ First National Bank in the city’s infancy, said he was moving to Dallas for a position with a “large mercantile firm.” Oldham was also president of Clovis’ Chamber of Commerce and school board. … Former Clovis resident Geraldine Buchanan jumped into a “raging river” in California in an attempt […]

Upcoming events

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CNJ file photo: Andy DeLisle Clovis’ Smoke on the Water fireworks display will be held at dusk on July 4 at Greene Acres Park. CNJ staff The following is a list of some of the area events scheduled this spring and summer: June 4-9 — Pioneer Days, Clovis June 6-9 — Old Fort Days, Fort […]

Week in review: Fuller testimony at heart of case

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer ALBUQUERQUE — Jerry Fuller told Albuquerque jurors Stanley Bedford helped him plan and execute a robbery of his aunt and uncle, Odis and Doris Newman of Portales. He also testified that when he realized the Newmans could identify him, it was later Bedford’s idea to kill the couple by […]

Congressional holds cowardly move

By Charles N. Davis: Guest columnist Congress, apparently content to explore ever new depths in public disapproval, is on the verge of having a single member derail the most meaningful reform in years of the federal Freedom of Information Act. How, you ask, when overwhelming majorities support the legislation in both the House and Senate? […]

Smithsonian’s partnerships should be focus

With no apparent sense of the ironies involved, congressional Democrats have been holding highly politicized, extremely one-sided hearings on allegations that the Bush administration relies on highly politicized, one-sided science in policy decisions. The Climate Change Inquisition is about to shift its focus to the venerable Smithsonian Institution, which stands accused of the usual heresy […]

Democratic Party hosting women’s luncheon

Freedom Newspapers The Curry County Democratic Party women’s luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Golden Corral restaurant, 3501 N. Prince St., Clovis. Reorganization will be discussed. For information, contact Elaine Howell, vice chairman, Curry County Democrats, at 763-7019.

Official: Tornado didn’t materialize

Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County spent several hours early Friday evening under a tornado warning and eventually a tornado watch, according to National Weather Service. While the storm with hail and strong winds jangled residents nerves, no major damage was reported. According to Capt. Lonnie Berry, spokesperson for the Portales Police Department, branches were down in […]

Clovis body identified as 52-year-old

Freedom Newspapers Fingerprints have established the identity of a body discovered in Clovis Tuesday as that of a 52-year-old transient with ties to Arizona and California, according to Clovis police. Howard Payne’s badly decomposed remains were found in an abandoned house near Wal-Mart, according to police. There were no signs of foul play at the […]