Seventh Day Adventist Church of Clovis celebrating centennial

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Courtesy photo Roy Benton, left, was the founder and first pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Clovis. He is pictured here in 1910 with his wife Margaret. Thomas Garcia The 100th anniversary of a local church is viewed as a historical and spiritual milestone said church parishioners. “This is very important to the […]

Wildlife refuge celebrating anniversary

The Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge is planning a 75th anniversary celebration Dec. 4 at the reserve, 1531 County Road 1248 off Highway 214 South. The schedule runs from 6:30 a.m. (CST) to sunset, with a morning chuckwagon, tours of the refuge, numerous presentations and a migratory bird fly-in. Information: 906-946-3341.

Anniversaries — Oct. 3

Burrell Eric and Roberta Burrell of Clovis celebrated their 25th anniversary Sept. 25, 2010, at New Life Assembly of God with family and friends. They were married Sept. 21, 1985. They have four children and four grandchildren. 1 Corinthians 13:13: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is […]

Anniversaries — Sept. 19

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Black Paten and Gwen Black of Clovis celebrated their 50th anniversary June 18, 2010, at Leal’s restaurant. The celebration was hosted by their two daughters, Brenda Black and Sandra Lynn and was celebrated with family and friends. The couple was married June 17, 1960, in Sanderson, Texas. They have two daughters and one grandson. They […]

Citizens Bank of Clovis celebrating anniversary

CNJ staff Citizens Bank of Clovis is celebrating its 70th anniversary as a member of the Independent Community Bankers of America. “Community banks such as the Citizens Bank of Clovis are passionately committed to serving their local customers and communities,” said Camden Fine, ICBA president and chief executive officer, in a press release. Citizens Bank […]

Anniversaries — Sept. 5

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Cabrera Black Paten and Gwen Black of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 18, 2010, at Leal’s Restaurant. The celebration was hosted by Brenda Black, Sandra and Jeff Lynn and Chad Lynn. The couple was married June 17, 1960, in Sanderson, Texas. They have two children and one grandchild. They are both semi-retired owners […]

Obama needs to take cue from Reagan

Freedom New Mexico On Aug. 13, 1981, President Ronald Reagan, at his modest hideaway in the hills overlooking Santa Barbara, Calif., signed into law perhaps the most aggressive tax cut in U.S. history. Friday marked the 29th anniversary of the signing of the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 and should remind us, in a […]

Press release: Clovis MainStreet wins award

The New Mexico MainStreet Program celebrated its 25th anniversary Saturday with an awards banquet in Albuquerque. The evening brought together representatives from all 23 New Mexico MainStreet communities, national MainStreet luminaries and various local leaders to honor the program’s silver anniversary. “New Mexico MainStreet has been a vital part of our economic development over the […]

Ministry more of a calling than a career

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Twenty-five years. Easter Sunday was for my wife and me our 25th anniversary. “Interesting,” someone might say, “since three of your four sons are older than 25. Glad you got around to tying the knot.” Now did I say it was a wedding anniversary? No, I did not. But, though […]

Doolittle Raiders forever revered in U.S. history

Freedom New Mexico Sunday marked the 68th anniversary of Doolittle’s Raid. It was the darkest period for American forces in World War II. Four months earlier, the Imperial Japanese Navy’s sneak attack on Dec. 7, 1941, had sunk most of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. On April 9, 1942, Bataan in the Philippines […]

Jamboree draws young and old

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amy Carter of Portales opened up the 60th Floyd Jamboree with “Thanks A Lot.” This was her sixth year to perform at the jamboree. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Young and old came out for music and a special anniversary for the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree. Among many […]

Jail issues linger

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File photo Following the escape, officials rushed to correct deficiencies at the jail. Workers can be seen doing repairs in this photo of one of the pods at the jail. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Two huge mistakes just weeks before the one-year anniversary of a major escape that focused national attention on Clovis […]

Ceremony will mark anniversary of Petty’s death

CNJ Staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of famed record producer Norman Petty’s death.The ceremony is 10 a.m. Saturday at Mission Gardens Cemetery, the site of Petty’s grave.Petty, who produced records for Buddy Holy, Roy Orbison and others, died Aug. 15, 1984, from leukemia.

D-Day holiday of remembrance

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist Our very dear friend was married in Philadelphia yesterday. Perhaps because it is the day after her birthday, perhaps because it is the day after Janice and I have our wedding anniversary, she chose June 6 as a wedding date. Then again, perhaps it was to open herself up to […]

City sponsors Centennial Street Fair

This year, 2009, marks the 100th anniversary of the City of Portales’ incorporation date, 1909. A Centennial Committee has been hard at work creating and organizing activities to celebrate this momentous occasion. One of the much anticipated activities is the Centennial Street Fair which will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in downtown Portales […]

May 3 Anniversaries

Lasiter Tim and Debbie Lasiter of Texico will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 9, 2009, at the Ingram Room in the Clovis-Carver Library. The celebration is hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple was married May 9, 1969 in Roswell. They have three children and five grandchildren. […]

Hotel proposal raises hopes

Steve DeLeon is getting set for his 10th anniversary of owning his Sports Angle shop on Main Street. He’s hopeful that Thursday night was a great anniversary present. Count DeLeon among those excited about the possibility of the Hotel Clovis, a few blocks south of DeLeon’s sports collectible business, being converted into an apartment complex. […]

April 5, 2009 Anniversary

Nigreville John and Josefina Nigreville of Clovis celebrated their 50 wedding anniversary on March 28 at Mabry Inn. The celebration was hosted by their children, Kiki, Irma and John. The couple was married March 29, 1959 in El Paso, Texas. They have three children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is a retired Senior Master […]

CNJ celebrates 80th anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal celebrates its 80th anniversary as a daily paper Wednesday. The Clovis Journal and The Clovis News, both weekly papers, became one daily paper when Mack Stanton of Tennessee purchased them on Feb. 19, 1929. Stanton published the first edition of the Clovis Evening News-Journal on April 1, 1929. The […]

Mexican drug cartel strong, growing force

Freedom New Mexico This week marks the anniversary of one of the saddest events in the history of our nation’s war on drugs. Twenty years ago, University of Texas pre-med student Mark Kilroy disappeared during a spring break jaunt into Matamoros; his remains and those of others were found a month later in a horrific […]