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, […]