City celebrated in style for 50th anniversary

By Don McAlavy Here’s how the Chamber of Commerce announced plans for the 50th birthday celebration of Clovis: “Three nights and two days will be jam-packed with action for the thousands of visitors and old-timers expected to throng the streets of Clovis, June 6, 7, 8, 1957.” This is how the action stacked up: June […]

Reporter’s notebook: Rotary clubs celebrate 100th anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis and High Plains Rotary clubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the international service organization during a meeting at the Holiday Inn. District governor Charles R. “Rick” Akins spoke to the clubs on the achievements of the service organization in last century years. “One of our greatest accomplishments as an organization is […]

1/9 Organizations, Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday

Bridge Open Pairs Section A 1. Johnnie Brown, Clovis; Norma Orwin, Clovis 2. Jerry Beck, Clovis; Art Lydick, Clovis 3. Jo Ann Vickers, Portales; Estelle Jones, Portales Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met Dec. 9 at the Sundance Restaurant for their Christmas Party with 19 members and 1 guest attending. Following a very […]

1/9 Anniversary, Birthday and Wedding

Anniversary Pinnell Wayne (Tuff) and Joan Pinnell of Melrose, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 16, 2005 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Melrose. The celebration will be hosted by their children and family. The couple was married Jan. 15, 1955 in Adrian, Texas. They have four […]

12/19 Anniversary, Birth and Honors

Anniversary Bell Jerry and Marcia Bell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 26, 2004. The couple was married in Farwell on Dec. 26, 1954. Jerry is a farmer and Marcia is a homemaker. They have three children, Jady Bell (Shelley), Jack Bell (Kim), and Jill Denton (Jace). They have six grandchildren, Eric, Ashley, […]

Anniversary, Birth and Birthday

Anniversary Bell Marvin and Lena Bell of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, 2004 at the Advent Christian Church, 2101 E. 21st St. The couple was married on Nov. 7, 1944 in Farwell. They have three children, Robert Bell, Judy Stone and James Bell; 10 […]

8/8/04 anniversaries

Duffield Myles and Pat Duffield of Clovis, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 6, 2004, at the Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The surprise celebration was hosted by their seven children and was attended by over 100 guests from Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Iowa, Illinois, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico and Arkansas. The couple […]

Religion Roundup 4/16

Portales paster to teach Christian spirituality class A Portales pastor will teach a one-day class at Eastern New Mexico University on meditation, visualization and Christian spirituality. The Rev. Clyde Davis of First Presbyterian Church in Portales said he was first introduced to meditation by his judo instructor and later added the concept of Christian meditation. […]

Center still the place for senior socializing

Don McAlavy The oldest senior citizens center in New Mexico is here in Clovis, and it’s about to celebrate its 47th anniversary. I’ve always known our senior citizens are treasures as they know so much more than us younger ones. The late Alice Converse thought the same thing. Until April 14, 1957, Clovis had no […]

CCC celebrates Brown v. Board

Reporter’s Notebook Clovis Community College adopted a resolution Wednesday recognizing the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision that changed the face of education in America. On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its unanimous decision that “separate educational facilities are inherently […]

Credit, not blame, laid for 500th column

Bob Huber Today celebrates an historic event as memorable as the first three-day federal holiday or the research paper by a German professor named Waldseemuller who snubbed the myth of Christopher Columbus and declared Newark, N.J., was discovered by Amerigo Vespucci, thus labeling us “Damned Yankees” forever. What I’m talking about, without running up flags […]

Tibute in song

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Five Portales youths are singing about heroes. Courtesy photo. Helena Rodriguez A Spanish “corrido” or ballad about the second anniversary of Sept. 11 – recorded in Portales – is getting attention and airplay on area radio stations. The voices behind the original patriotic tune belong to five Portales youth — three siblings and two cousins […]

2nd anniversary of Sept. 11 must not be forgotten

Can it be almost two years since unbelievable images of death and destruction in America dominated the world’s television screens? Yes, on Sept. 11, 2003, it will have been 24 months since terrorists used airliners to strike the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked plane crashed […]

Elida church celebrates 100th anniversary

By Janet Bresenham In a century of ministry, activities and memories at the First Baptist Church of Elida, one key focus has not changed. And when the church celebrated its 100th anniversary last weekend in the small Roosevelt County town, the executive director of the New Mexico Baptist Convention praised the congregation for maintaining their […]