Aug. 13, 1929

A racing-type plane crashed in Clovis, killing Lt. O.L. Stephens, Thos. E. Scully and Phil Berry. … Chamber of Commerce Secretary Bon Anglin said he received pledges from many cities in support of organizing a “366 Highway Association” for a route running from El Paso through Nebraska. … Mandells Department Store claimed to have “Advance […]

Aug. 8, 1930

The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported that Jimmy Darr, 159-pound Melrose slugger, and Percy Reed, 154 pounds, of Clovis, put on six rounds of the fightingest fight ever seen in a Clovis ring. The bout was called a draw. … Lillian Ellen Beauty Salon offered a “Eugene” hair permanent for $8.

Aug. 7, 2007 Local Briefs

Aug. 18 Arenacross tickets go on sale Tickets for the Tex New Mex Arenacross Series Aug. 18 at the Curry County Fairgrounds are on sale at Clovis Cycle and RV, High Desert Honda and the Curry County Fairgrounds. Ticket prices at the gate are $15 for adult, $10 for Children 12 – 3 yrs., and […]

School time nears

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Wednesday not only marked the beginning of the month, but the beginning of back-to-school training for 11-year-old Christian Smith of Portales. That means no more late movie nights and lights out at 8:30 p.m. With only a little more than a week before area school bells ring, school counselors and […]

Applicants sought for judgeship

Applications are being accepted for a judgeship position in the 9th Judicial District Court vacated last week by former District Judge Joe Parker, according to a news release from the Judicial Nominating Commission. Attorneys meeting statutory qualifications may submit applications until 5 p.m. Aug. 17. Applications are available by calling 277-4700 or visiting http://lawschool.unm.edu/judsel/application.php. The […]

Aug. 7, 1917

Twenty-five Curry County men made claims for exemptions after appearing for examinations for the military draft. Having dependents was the primary reason for exemption claims. … The Clovis Chamber of Commerce planned to attend a meeting in Seymour, Texas, to pledge their support for an interstate highway between Clovis and Fort Worth. … The Elite […]

Aug. 6, 1984

The front page of the Clovis News-Journal reported that movie star Richard Burton had died at the age of 58 from a brain hemorrhage. … An expanded mission had prompted a Cannon Air Force Base squadron to change its name from 2040th Communication Squadron to 2040th Information Systems Squadron. … David Dodson of Clovis, head […]

Aug. 3, 1956

The Clovis News-Journal reported that a rainbow forming a perfect circle around the sun was visible for several minutes around 11:30 a.m. … The El Paso Texans handed the Clovis Pioneers’ baseball team its fifth straight loss by a score of 13-6. … Clovis TV Service, located at 1005 Main, claimed to offer the latest […]

Aug. 2, 1945

The Clovis Memorial Hospital was in desperate need of registered nurses, announced Pat Morrison, superintendent of the hospital. Several members of the nurse staff left when their husbands were transferred from Clovis Army Air Force Base to another field. … Young Hollywood star Jean Parker was a spokeswoman for Arrid deodorant.

Aug. 1, 1926

The Clovis News reported a pistol was stolen from the sheriff’s car while it was parked on Main street. … The Clovis News purchased from S.J. Boykin a brick building on Main Street formerly occupied by the Little Smart Shop. … An epidemic of Typhoid fever broke out around Santa Fe Railway general offices. Of […]