Contractor gave generously

By Tonya Fennell Mike Landgraf was a big man with an even bigger heart. Landgraf died Wednesday in Clovis. He was 63. His family and friends remember him as a stern but fair man who was extremely generous. And that philanthropic spirit was most evident in the large sums of money Landgraf donated to the […]

Nov. 30, 2007 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. A” Household members: 6 Children: 3 Special circumstances: “Ms. A’s” hours at work are too short to cover Christmas expenses. Her husband’s paycheck is used toward other bills. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts under the tree at Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt sizes juniors 10-12, 14-16 and 16-18. […]

Clear boundaries not slavery but freedom

By Judy Brandon I must be very naïve. If most of the people live like the dysfunctional guests on daytime televisions talk shows, then I am really not in touch with how most of America thinks and lives. The strange is has become the norm on these shows. The live audiences on these various shows […]

Nov. 30, 2007 Passing Through

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Dennis Marsh By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Who: Dennis Marsh Hometown: Hollis, Okla. Traveling to: Heading home after visiting a dairy near Clovis. Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s a beautiful town, nice little town. A little congested, but good.”

Nov. 30, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Nov. 23 through Wednesday: —Terry Hernandez, 30, to Melissa Renee Duran, 22, both of Clovis —William Louis Richter, 64, to Hazel Marie Cole, 59, both of Clovis —Anthony Arthur Apodaca, 24, to Kimberly Ann Anaya, 23, both of Clovis —J. Jesus Mendoza, 25, to Dawna […]

Dec. 7, 1949

A proposal to stage the Curry County Fair at the Clovis Air Terminal was under consideration by the county commissioners following a meeting with D.J. McIsaac, terminal manager. … More than 120 people attended the Clovis Quarterback Club’s football appreciation dinner at the Colonial Club. … Children’s cowboy boots could be purchased for $3.99 at […]

Dec. 6, 1924

At a meeting of superintendents and principals of high schools in the county, resolutions were adopted for formulating a schedule for basketball. … Various organizations in Clovis were assisting in raising funds for the installation of curtains at the high school. … City Drug Co., claimed to have “The Gifts From Every Land.”

Dec. 4, 1951

Police Patrolman W. Coburn was stabbed with a butcher knife after attempting to arrest a man at 112 Calhoun. He was reported to be “past immediate danger” by his physician. … The American Business Club launched its second annual Christmas Drive on behalf of underprivileged children, ABC President J.D. McClintock reported. … Folger’s Coffee claimed […]

Dec. 3, 1965

The Clovis News-Journal reported the Clovis Wildcats beat the Palo Duro Dons 75-53 at a basketball game in Amarillo. … Final preparations were being made for the Little Miss Sno-Flake and Sno Queen Pageants to be held at the Holiday Inn. … For the second time in recent weeks, the Clovis Police Department reported no […]

Dec. 1, 1945

C.V. Bridges, chairman of the Curry County Commission, reported the county had received its second road grader. … An Associated Press dispatch stated that $221,000 had been allotted by the Federal Public Housing Authority for a public housing project in Clovis. … First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Clovis, 116 E. 14th St., advised […]

Some laws just begging to be broken

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Have you ever thought, “There ought to be a law against that?” Like when people follow you too closely in their shopping carts at Wal-Mart or when they raise Pittsburgh Steelers flags here in Cowboys Country? There are no laws against being stupid or annoying, unless you count excessive telemarketing, […]

Home not far from mind during trip

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I have returned from a 4,600-mile odyssey through the American Southland visiting family. We went to Memphis, Tenn., to Asheville, N.C., on to Roanoke, Va., then southward to Charleston, S.C., to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., then upstate to Fort Walton Beach. We passed through […]

Global warming low on voters’ list of concerns

By Freedom New Mexico A recent Washington Post poll puts global warming alarmism into perspective. If, as alarmists claim, manmade greenhouse gases are the primary cause of a disastrous increase in global temperatures, then everyone should want to take whatever drastic measures are necessary to ward off imminent devastation. Apparently, not everyone is so moved. […]

Udall formally announces Senate bid

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — U.S. Rep. Tom Udall formally announced Thursday he will run for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pete Domenici. Udall’s decision to run for the first open Senate seat in New Mexico in 36 years leaves the state with three wide-open congressional races in 2008. […]

Greyhounds drop fourth game

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry ENMU senior Kevin Davis goes up in the paint Wednesday against Marques Loftis of OPSU. Davis was called for the charge but led the Hounds with 25 points. The Hounds dropped to 2-4 on the season with the 79-71 loss to the Aggies. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The […]

$1 million allocated for effluent pipeline

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The city is earmarking about $1 million for the effluent reuse pipeline project. City commissioners voted unanimously during a special meeting Wednesday to designate a portion of the Infrastructure Gross Receipt Tax earmarked for water projects to the pipeline project. Commissioners also made a $9.8 million capital outlay project […]

La Casita students make history

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks La Casita Elementary School sixth-graders Leonardo Pereda, left, and Adriana Romero make adjustments Monday afternoon to a museum project they are working on. They are members of Mary Finifrock’s art class. By Gabriel Monte An art class at La Casita Elementary School learned about Clovis history by creating it. The […]

Bank receives fourth threat in six months

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police officers leave the Bank of America on Prince Street around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday after it received its fourth bomb threat in six months. CNJ staff Clovis police are investigating the fourth bomb threat in six months at Bank of America on North Prince Street. The bomb threat was […]

State group to woo Air Force

By Sharna Johnson Gov. Bill Richardson has created a task force to sell New Mexico as a future home for a new U.S. Air Force Cyberspace Command. Richardson on Wednesday formed a task force of state and community leaders and military and cyberspace experts to promote New Mexico. The task force will make the state’s […]

Clovis resident in national Rodeo pageant

CNJ staff The next Miss Rodeo America could be from Clovis. Clovis resident and Eastern New Mexico University senior Ashlee Stallings headed to Las Vegas, Nev., this week to compete in the 53rd annual Miss Rodeo America Scholarship Pageant. The pageant at the Orleans Hotel and Casino starts Saturday. Stallings, who earned the Miss Rodeo […]