Biodiesel agreement up for Commission vote

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission will vote today whether to approve an agreement with Australian company to build a biodiesel facility at the Clovis Industrial Park. The agreement would provide American Rewewable Fuels 25 acres of city-owned land to build an $80 million facility in the northern corner of the […]

CHS students take to stage with production of “The Elephant Man”

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom Newspapers Equipped with professionally-created special effects, and a crew of approximately 30 determined drama students, the theater department of Clovis High School will present “The Elephant Man” Nov. 7-9 at the Lyceum Theatre. Widely known as the elephant man in the 1800s, John Merrick was stricken with a disease believed by […]

Halloween hijinks

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Seven-year-olds Colter Figg, left, and Max Rowley visit the house of Lisa and Ray Dant Wednesday. This was Colter’s first year trick-or-treating and he said he was having fun. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Lisa and Ray Dant take great care in decorating their house to make it spooky. […]

First person: Music major part of vet’s life

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Bill Case has played music around the world. His clarinet and saxophone, and the Air Force Band, have taken him to Japan, Greenland, Vietnam, the Philippines and several cities in the U.S. The Clovis business owner will be playing with the Clovis Community Band during its 16th Annual John […]

Narcotics operation nets six arrests

CNJ staff Local law enforcement arrested six Clovis residents following a narcotics operation that began Tuesday night, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Officers seized approximately five pounds of marijuana, less than one ounce of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, Chandler said. The seized methamphetamine has a street value of around $500 and the marijuana is […]

Education Feature: Students stage ‘Elephant Man’

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer As soon as Clovis High School junior Kyree McField sheds her role as Ross in the production of “The Elephant Man,” she jumps into another role back stage, costume manager. McField’s dual roles on and off stage is typical of most students in the play because there aren’t enough […]

Anti-war funeral protesters lose lawsuit

Staff and wire reports A grieving father won a nearly $11 million verdict Wednesday against a fundamentalist Kansas church that pickets military funerals out of a belief that the war in Iraq is a punishment for the nation’s tolerance of homosexuality. Albert Snyder of York, Pa., sued the Westboro Baptist Church for unspecified damages after […]

Tractor trailer, vehicle collide

CNJ staff A three-car accident Wednesday morning a mile west of Texico on U.S. 60/70/84 backed up traffic for around three hours, State Police Officer Ramon Borjas said. The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m., Borjas said. There were no serious injuries, he said. Borjas said a 30-year-old Clovis man was driving westbound in a Dodge […]

People’s water needs should trump plant’s

By Freedom New Mexico Did you ever think a time would come when people in this country’s Southeast would be praying for a few more hurricanes? Unfortunately, the normally soggy Southeast is suffering from a very real two-year rainwater drought that could threaten drinking water supplies for metropolitan Atlanta and other cities, and has stirred […]

Nov. 10, 1967

Cheri White and Don Beasley were crowned as 1967 Clovis High School Homecoming queen and king. … A spokesman for the Pioneer Lodge, 1700 Mabry Drive, reported the theft of nine cases of soft drink bottles. All of the bottles were empty. … “The Sound of Music,” featuring Julie Andrews, was showing at the State […]

Nov. 9, 1955

Clovis Air Force Base personnel were preparing for departure to “Operation Sagebrush,” an Army-Air Force maneuver “fought” in an area surrounding Camp Polk, La. … “Daddy Long Legs,” featuring Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron, was playing at the Lyceum Theatre. … Folger’s Coffee claimed to have “More flavor per cup” in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement.

Nov. 8, 1976

The Clovis News-Journal reported the State Board of Educational Finance gave its stamp of approval to the master plan for the Eastern New Mexico University-Clovis campus. … A chicken dinner for four cost $5. … Clovis was named the site of the upcoming New Mexico Association of Natural Resource Conservation Districts annual convention, to be […]

Nov. 7, 1921

Murray’s Confectionery offered “Mistletoe Ice Cream.” … The Clovis News reported interest was growing in the Union Bible studies held at the Presbyterian Church by Mrs. Swartzbaugh. … A piano recital held by Mrs. W.T. Knight’s pupils was deemed a success.

Nov. 6, 1953

A 425-pound safe belonging to Dr. Michele DeMaio was discovered in a plowed field northeast of Clovis, with $300 in cash missing. … A three-room house at 718 Wallace could be rented for $40 a month. … Boyd’s Brake and Clutch Shop announced a temporary closure so its employees could attend a Hydrovac and power […]

Nov. 5, 1944

Curry County youths Robert Stephen Hockenhull, Bill James Riggan and Paul Randol Call were inducted into the Navy. … The Clovis Floral Co., 501 E. Fifth St., claimed “It Isn’t a Date Without a Corsage” in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement. … A Marlow, Okla., visitor in Clovis was arrested for drunkenness and was released after […]

Nov. 4, 1929

Warren Davis, circulation manager of the Evening News-Journal, was appointed by Bishop F.B. Howden of Albuquerque as lay reader of the Episcopal Church of the district of New Mexico. … Eyebrow arch services were 35 cents at the Studio Beauty Shop. … Smiling Irish Eyes, featuring Colleen Moore, was showing at the Lyceum Theatre.

Nov. 3, 1968

Sonny Hester, 822 Gidding, reported to police that 17 stereo tapes had been stolen from his locked car, parked in front of his house. … Tricycles were on sale at Montgomery Ward for $10.97. … Lance Cpl. Frederick E. Madera, son of Helen Madera, received the Bronze Star medal with a Combat “V” for heroic […]

Nov. 2, 1915

The Clovis Journal reported the crew of road builders working between Clovis and Portales received orders from the state to proceed into the city of Clovis. … Accountant Marion A. Walker, hired by the county commissioners to make a thorough audit of records, found more than 4,000 errors in them. … Work was progressing nicely […]

Nov. 1, 1981

Clovis High, Gattis, Marshall and Yucca junior high marching bands received a superior rating at the Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators District Marching Festival held in Artesia. … Curry County Judge Reuben E. Nieves was appointed a member of the citizen’s advisory board of the New Mexico Children’s Psychiatric Center. … Print fashion blouses could […]

Police: Man arrested in connection to shooting

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Capt. Patrick Whitney, left, Detective Charlie Aguirre, center, and Sgt. Max Stansell stand outside an apartment Wednesday on the corner of Seventh and Sheldon streets after executing a search warrant. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis police arrested a 25-year-old man Wednesday afternoon in connection with an early-morning shooting. […]