Dec. 31, 1964

More than 2,000 Clovisites had made reservations at Clovis clubs and lounges to ring in the new year. … Various medals were presented at Cannon Air Force Base during the visit of Maj. Gen. John C. Meyer, commander of the 12 Air Force Tactical Air Command. … Goodman Office Supply, 1212 Main, offered typewriter and […]

Dec. 30, 1933

City commissioners voted to make an application for a federal public works loan to be used for additional improvements to the city park. … “Man’s Castle” featuring Spencer Tracy was showing at the Lyceum Theatre. … Wick’s Modern Hatcheries, 310 W. Grand St., offered 50 baby chicks to the mother and father of Curry County’s […]

Dec. 29, 1923

Mrs. Joe C. McClelland was attacked by a masked robber at her home on West Eighth Street. … Curry County commissioners passed a resolution favoring the purchase of some bloodhounds for the purpose of tracking criminals. … J.M. Stephens Feed Store announced in an advertisement it had moved from the corner of Mitchell and Fourth […]

Dec. 28, 1961

The Abington High School Band of Abington, Pa. stopped and performed an impromptu parade down Main Street on its way to the Tournament of Roses Parade scheduled to be held in Los Angeles on New Year’s Day. … A Cannon Air Force Base airman was reported to be in fair condition after being found nearly […]

Dec. 27, 1928

D.L. Lancaster, Thomas Brown, T.L. Wilson and I.C. Johnson announced their candidacy for city commissioners. … The Woman’s Benefit Association donated a “merry whirl” to the city park. … The Clovis News reported that public interest was growing in a bond election to build a city hall at East Fourth Street that would house the […]

Dec. 26, 1959

Women’s midcalf pants cost $2.44 at Penney’s. … Services were scheduled for the following day for a 40-year-old Clovis woman who was killed in a murder-suicide in a wooded area of Hillcrest Park. … In a pre-season basketball poll, Clovis was ranked second behind the Hobbs Eagles.

Dec. 25, 1937

The Clovis Evening News-Journal’s year in review included rains and floods as the biggest story of the year. … Windows in the Hotel Clovis were lighted to form a giant cross as a symbol of the season. … Firestone Grocery, 915 Wallace, advised readers to have a “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” in […]

Dec. 24, 1947

Carl A. Hatch, New Mexico’s senior senator, spent the Christmas holidays in Clovis and said he did not believe that war was “inevitable.” … The home of Mr. and Mrs. C.N. (Buck) Barnes at 920 Mitchell won first prize in the annual Chamber of Commerce home decoration contest for Christmas. … Gus, Tom and all […]

Dec. 23, 1971

Curry County inmates decorated the main cell block for Christmas, using aluminum “poptops” from canned beverages, icicles and pine branches. … Burns Agency, 420 Mitchell, claimed to offer “good insurance from good insurance companies.” … CHS seniors Cathy Flory and Donald Young were named Clovis High School band queen and king.

Dec. 22, 1917

Five hundred Clovis residents became members of the National Red Cross during their volunteer drive. … The Hardwick Brothers gave a free Christmas show for Clovis youth and handed out popcorn balls and peanuts. … Antlers Cafe claimed to offer “the kind of meals you get at home” in an advertisement.

Dec. 21, 1962

Four New Mexico State University students from Clovis were reported to be in good condition after they were injured in a car accident 30 miles west of Roswell. Their car skidded on wet pavement. … Opening bids for a new police car were among the items on the agenda for the City Commission meeting scheduled […]

Dec. 20, 1952

Eddie Jackson, a Clovis resident, was reported to be in critical condition after being struck in the head with an ax by a man who was being held in county jail on charges of aggravated assault. … A dial system with 600 telephone lines for the Clovis Air Force Base went into effect. … A […]

Dec. 19, 1930

Clovis retail stores announced they would stay open until 9 p.m. to accommodate last-minute Christmas shoppers. … The Clovis Evening-News Journal reported railroad traffic was heavier than usual because military cadets from the New Mexico Military Institute were traveling for the holidays. … Tom Phelps Grocery and Market claimed to offer the best cuts of […]

Dec. 18, 1946

The Clovis News Journal reported that Paul Brown, John Manning and John O. Pritchard announced their intentions to run for City Commission seats. … Campbell’s Dairy and Ice Cream Co. sold cranberry-flavored sherbet. … A four-room home at 212 Hinkle St. could be purchased for $4,000.

Dec. 17, 1978

A longtime Texico city clerk was indicted on 38 counts of embezzlement, failure to deposit public money and tampering with public records. … Hang Ten brand clothing was sold at Pearlene’s, 308 1/2 Main St. … Cannon airmen and aircraft returned to Clovis after participating in a three-week combat training exercise at Nellis Air Force […]

Dec. 16, 1957

An 18-year-old Clovis boy suffered minor injuries when the car he was driving crashed through a backstop at the baseball diamond at Main and Yucca streets. … Members of the Clovis First Presbyterian Church celebrated 50 years of Presbyterianism with special services. … The special at Foxy Drive In was “fox legs in a basket” […]

Dec. 15, 1913

The Alfalfa Lumber Company installed an 18-foot Farebanks scale for weighing farm wagons. … The concrete work on the new Santa Fe Hospital in Clovis was finished and the brick work was being rushed for overall completion. … Mrs. Fernetty F. Tracy, 91, was declared the oldest homesteader in Curry County. … Sunshine L.W. soda […]

Dec. 14, 1920

The Clovis Supply Company, a wholesale produce house, announced it would be opening at the corner of Grand and Mitchell Streets. … City Chief Moye announced that many hobos had been passing through Clovis on their way to the Pacific Coast to avoid the cold weather. … The Clovis Steam Laundry claimed to be “The […]

Dec. 13, 1943

Mrs. Grace Rucker, an employee with the J.C. Penney Co., won the weekly “Most Courteous Clerk” title in a weekly contest sponsored by the Clovis News Journal. … According to the American Fat Salvage Committee, Inc., housewives would be given two meat ration points in addition to 4 cents for each pound of used household […]

Dec. 12, 1974

“Children and matches” was the fire department’s tentative ruling as the cause of a fire that occurred in a storage shed in the 1400 block of South Prince Street. … The State Highway Department was preparing to synchronize newly installed traffic lights at the E. Mabry and Norris Street intersections. … An electrophonic 72-inch console, […]