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 […]

Oct. 31, 1943

Joe Roach was the acting chief of police during a reorganization of the city’s police department. … The Clovis News-Journal reported the War Fund Drive was progressing satisfactorily in Curry County with workers canvassing door to door in Clovis, according to Judge J.C. Compton, chairman of the drive. … Jimmie Allman’s School of Dancing, 421 […]

Oct. 30, 1927

George l. Sasser purchased the Fox Drug Co. from Ivan G. Bridges. … The Clovis Wildcats football team beat the Canyon Eagles, 32-0. … George Carr, a Clovis man using the name George Lane, was taken into custody of Clovis police at the request of officers in Jacksonville, Ill., after he was alleged to have […]

Oct. 29, 1957

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” was showing at the Lyceum Theatre with an admission of 75 cents. … Two men, ages 47 and 40, were charged with drunkenness and were fined $15 each, but could not pay the charges and so they remained in jail. … Surplus commodities for the month of November were issued […]

Oct. 28, 1978

At a meeting of Clovis city commissioners, a new city ordinance gave the municipal judge authority to require litterbugs to pick up litter. … Sirloin Stockade, 2018 Mabry Drive, guaranteed a lunch in 10 minutes or it was free. … Clovis High School basketball coach Jimmy Joe Robinson was one of five guest speakers at […]

Oct. 27, 1971

Craig Ham, a 14-year-old Yucca Junior High student, was the winner of the Clovis News-Journal’s weekly football contest. … A three-bedroom, one-bathroom home located at 1021 W. Seventh St., could be rented for $80 a month. … And Derek Cockrell, a financial planner, was born in Charleston, S.C.

Oct. 26, 1929

Construction of the second and final unit of the First United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Seventh streets was to begin immediately, according to the Rev. J.C. Jones, pastor of the church. … The Gas Company of New Mexico reported gas would be available in Clovis by Jan. 1. … Mrs. J.D. […]

Oct. 25, 1917

The Clovis Journal reported that Chicago won the World Series with a 4-2 victory over the New York Giants. … Dr. A.L. Dillon was among Curry County prohibition supporters organizing a statewide fight for prohibition. … The latest style of women’s boots could be purchased at Jackman’s for $10.

Oct. 24, 1942

The Clovis News-Journal was offering a $10 first-place award for the winner of the essay contest titled “Why is it important for American citizens to go to the polls and vote this year?” … Capt. Joseph Bush issued a call for civilian employment at the air base with pay ranging from $1,260 to $2,300 per […]

Oct. 23, 1977

Halloween costumes such as Raggedy Ann, Bozo and Spiderman were on sale at Kmart for $1.33. … Linda Crowl, Clovis High School student, was the winner of a writing contest sponsored by The National Council of Teachers of English. … A two-story home at 1307 Sheldon St. could be purchased through Lariat Realty for $17,000.

Oct. 22, 1962

Advance elements of the Cannon-based “Black Falcons” returned to their home base from a deployment to Turkey. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that President Kennedy summoned top congressional leaders back to Washington and planned to make a nationwide television report because of an “International situation of the highest security.” … Rex Sporting Goods, 308 Main, […]

Oct. 21, 1947

Langdon L. Skarda’s German Shepherd, Fleetie Belle of Dornwald, was named grand champion of the All-Breed Dog Show held in Amarillo. … The blue prints of the road construction job for the highway to be constructed between Clovis and Texico were stolen from a truck. … Johnson’s Cafe, located at 113 W. Grand, advised readers […]

Oct. 20, 1920

A fire demolished the Oklahoma Hotel, located at 213 S. Connelly St. … The Clovis News reported that more than 10,000 visitors attended the three-day Curry County Harvest Festival and Live Stock Show. … Croft Music Co., located at 119 E. Monroe Ave. sold Starr Phonographs.

Oct. 19, 1932

County Treasurer Chas. H. Evans was preparing tax statements for the 1932 tax year and said they would be mailed to county taxpayers soon. … Salvation Army Capt. Edgar C. Davis said a patch of turnips planted on the city’s farm had yielded more than enough to supply demands and the remainder would be given […]

Oct. 18, 1914

The Clovis Journal reported that Sam Lewis of Bovina was brought to Clovis for stealing a suitcase and was ordered to spend 90 days in the county jail by a judge. … Denver Willis of Clovis was bitten on the arm by a rattlesnake while removing tumbleweeds from a wire fence. … The Clovis Barber […]

Oct. 17, 1945

The Clovis News-Journal reported that plans to raise $10,000 for a professional baseball club in Clovis were made at a meeting of 60 businessmen. … Fur coats ranging in price from $50 to $250 could be purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Geo Williamson at the Hotel Clovis, room 201. … Wilson Ward opened a tire […]

Oct. 16, 1956

The Clovis News-Journal reported that the Clovis High School Band was awarded first place after competing against other Class A bands in their division. … An 11-year-old boy, Ronnie Paul Danklefs, was receiving treatment for polio at Memorial Hospital, and was the first reported case in Clovis for the year. … Motion pictures “East of […]

Oct. 15, 1965

A Clovis Traffic Study Coordinating Committee progress report showed that in downtown Clovis, 50 percent of people parked within 100 feet of their destination. Overall, the study showed, Clovisites park much closer to their destination than the national average. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that 75 youthful supporters attended the second breakfast meeting of the […]

Oct. 14, 1974

The friends of the library were offering a $25 reward for the apprehension of the individual who robbed librarian Ruth Wouri of $30 and then took approximately $31 from several library patrons at gunpoint. … The Clovis News-Journal reported an estimated 15,000 people attended Cannon Air Force Base’s open house, which featured the Air Force […]

Oct. 13, 1989

A Frigidaire cooktop could be purchased for $149 at McDaniels, 1020 Main. … The Curry County Fair Board discussed the possibility of the new county jail being built on land near the fairgrounds. … “Uncle Buck” was playing at the United Artists Cinema 4 at 2809 Prince. … A one-bedroom apartment at 309 Gayland could […]