Make sure you’re making a difference

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I read an article about people who live their lives to help others. This article focused on people from all walks of life and all age groups. These people were of different ethnicities, had different jobs and occupations, and lived all over the United States. Yet, the one characteristic they […]

God walks with us all along life’s journey

By Curtis K. Shelburne: Guest columnist I just saw something I thought I’d never see — but this week I’ve already seen a wad of things in that category.   I’m presently in the air over northern Africa. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw a light flash on outside the window. The […]

Sept. 11, 1923

With the arrival and installation of 14 mail boxes, the Clovis post office announced an early-morning mail collection would be made every day, including Sundays and holidays. … County Agent E.C. Hollinger was driving a new Chevrolet car. … White Swan Pork and Beans claimed to be “Better than the law requires” in a Clovis […]

Sept. 10, 1979

John Harris, former Clovis Wildcats baseball star and son of Mr. and Mrs. John Harris, was called up to join the California Angels’ Major League club. … Jack Bell and Kay Harmon were the recipients of the New Mexico Puller of the Year Award for the Tractor Pull Championships at the Curry County Fair. … […]

Sept. 9, 1969

Jackie Linton, a 174-pound junior, was named Clovis High’s winner of the first “Bad Cat” award, which was presented weekly to an outstanding football player. … Woody’s Taco Bell meat burritos were 40 cents each. … An adult education class in speed reading was scheduled to begin at Clovis High School with Mrs. Chaney Merritt […]

Sept. 8, 1926

Enrollment in Clovis’ public schools broke a record with close to 1,500 students enrolled. … Virgil Hall, former employee of a motor car company in Clovis, was returned by officers to Versailles, Mo., to answer charges he deserted his wife and two children. … The City Drug Store offered Elizabeth Arden Venetian Toilet Preparations, including […]

Sept. 7, 1946

An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people gathered at Hillcrest Park for an “Old Timers Reunion” in honor of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Mabry. … Montgomery Ward sold denim blue jeans for $3.49 a pair. … A Clovis News-Journal classified advertisement listed a home at 1516 Wallace for sale for $15,000.

Sept. 6, 1918

The Clovis Journal reported A.E. Signer, who had farmed southeast of Clovis for nine years, had “the best crops this year” that he had ever raised. … Secretary Rufus Jones of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce was asking area businessmen to be careful “in subscribing to the various war charities which are soliciting throughout the […]

Sept. 5, 1925

Wallace Tuttle, accompanied on the piano by Miss Blanche Lanewood Stevenson, performed two songs at the Kiwanis Club meeting. … The Clovis News reported the state tax rate for 1925 would be $5.50 per thousand dollars of valuation. … Clovis schools opened with an enrollment of 1,458 pupils. … Jackman’s department store sold women’s dresses […]

Sept. 4, 1962

Airmen arrived at Cannon Air Force Base following a four-month Tactical Air Command tour of duty in Thailand. … Construction began for the $1 million Hilltop Plaza shopping center in Clovis. … McDaniel’s Inc. announced its new location at 1020 Main in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement.