Dairy Fest offers educational fun

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo ShiAnn Nash of Clovis Vet Supply teaches Raquel Anaya how to rope a cow made of a bale of hay and a plastic head during Saturday’s Dairyfest at the Curry County Fairgrounds. By CNJ staff writer: Gabriel Monte While other children played games, had their faces painted and drank milk […]

A town to sing about

ITunes lists 13 songs on its roster with “Tucumcari” in the title.

June 29, 2008 Cops and Courts

CNJ staff A 48-year-old Clovis man charged with 143 counts of child molestation is scheduled to stand trial in September, according to court records. Larry Hatcher’s three-day jury trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 29, records show. Hatcher is accused of forcing a now-teenage girl to have sexual relations with him over the course of […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Fort Sumner grad featured on “Chopper Challenge”

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Courtesy photo Ralph Randolph, a Fort Sumner graduate, places the gas tank onto his Jim Beam custom chopper during filming of Country Music Television’s “Chopper Challenge.” Ralph Randolph, a 1984 Fort Sumner High School graduate, was picked as one of nine chopper builders for Country Music Television’s “Chopper Challenge.” Viewers vote on the winner. Randolph […]

June 29, 2008 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 4 p.m. June 20 an officer responded to the area of Prince and Wilhite for a vehicle crash. An SUV struck a motorcycle carrying three juveniles. A 16-year-old motorcycle driver said he was westbound on Wilhite crossing Prince Street and crossed […]

Early settlers clashed over land

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Illustration Courtesy Don McAlavy Reproduced from a historic newspaper clipping. This photograph made in 1897 by S.E. Moore at Portales Springs depicts the legend of the shootout between Doak Good and Gabe Henson in the 1880s at the Springs. By Ruth Burns: FNM correspondent Editor’s note: This is the first of three articles about two […]

June, 29 2008

BEVERLY HILLS–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • San Francisco will name the city’s sewage treatment plant after President Bush if a ballot measure passes this fall. Don’t miss the tour. Inside the plant will be an exhibit showing visitors the difference between weapons of mass destruction and Shinola. • Shaquille O’Neal was ordered by […]

Little Leaguers anxious for tournament

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Clovis American All-Star Antonio Hicks fields an infield grounder during practice Friday night. The 10-11-year old district tournament begins Tuesday night as American plays Roosevelt County. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico As summer daylight stretches deep into eastern New Mexico nights, the area’s best young baseball players are using […]

A look at hell

Pastor Alvin Petty is blogging again.

Aisle getting steeper

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Lisa Pellegrino, left, event manager for the Clovis Civic Center, goes over wedding plans Thursday with Sasha Guhrke and Jason Zaikowski of Clovis. The couple are planning for a July wedding at the Civic Center. By Keely McDowell: CNJ Staff Writer With the economy putting a strain on spending money, […]

Anxiety mixed blessing

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I am always surprised, although I shouldn’t be, when I receive a visit from a most familiar and unwelcome visitor: anxiety.

Red Ryder gone, but not forgotten

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Editor’s note: This was the first column Don McAlavy wrote for the Clovis News Journal. In 1965, Vora Hartley had purchased the old Westward Ho Motel on First Street in Clovis. She had hired friends of mine, Tom and Celine Yelverton, to manage the place. I was single back then […]

Some birds were never meant to be grounded

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist One of my favorite pieces to pass out to my freshman English classes is an essay by a scuba diver. Placed loosely in the science category, it involves his reaction when, while diving one day amid schools of smaller fish, a school of tarpon moved through the area. The diver, […]

June 30, 2008 Engagements

Flatow-Miller Carlton and Sandra Flatow of Clovis and Darvin and Andrea Lamm of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Siobhan Flatow, to Kyle Miller, both of Clovis. He is the son of Wendell and Linda Miller and Donna Fee, all of Cape Girardeau, Mo. The couple will exchange vows at 4 […]

June 30, 2008 Weddings

Rockley-Sanders Natasha Rockley of Stillwater, Okla., and Shane Sanders of Clovis were joined in marriage May 23, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater, Okla. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Natalie Rockley of Stillwater, Okla. The groom is the son of Joe and Charmain Howard of Clovis. The couple will reside […]

June 30, 2008 Births

Cargile James Levi Cargile was born April 25, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to H.P. and Kristi Cargile of Melrose. He weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. He has a sister, Kinlee, 11 months old. Grandparents are Don and Vicky Smith of Melrose and Sheri Cargile of Logan. Great-grandparents are Marvin and […]

June 30, 2008 Anniversaries

Richardson George and Rosa Richardson of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Friday in Santa Rosa. The celebration will be hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married June 29, 1958, in New York. They have four children, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is a carpenter. She is […]

June 30, 2008 Calendar

Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 762-3631 Baxter-Curren Music Sessions — 6 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music singing and playing. Information: 762-3631 Circle Eight Squares

June 30, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Modern Dairy Goats by Mary Gordon was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Sue Pierce. Drawing on a lifetime of practical experience, this book deals with all aspects of goat culture from breeding to feeding, along with the care and treatment of […]

June 30, 2008 Senior Happenings