Auto parts business back, in bigger store

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Ronnie Marez of Clovis holds a wall steady Monday at the construction site for the Checker Auto Parts store on North Prince Street. According to Marez, of Allstate Mechanical, the store should open in July. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Checker Auto Parts is returning to Clovis with a […]

March 2007 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in March: Johnson Controls Inc. Type: Heating/Air Conditioning Owner: Charles Steele Location: 8316 Washington St., Albuquerque Llano Enterprises Inc. Type: Farm Supplies Owner: Robert and Regina Dart Location: 305 N. Connelly St. Auto Tech Type: Auto Parts Owner: Justin Weese Location: 504 E. Second […]

Tornado leaves body of work

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Auto body repairman Adam Gleaton of Bender Auto Repair works on a truck damaged by hail during the tornado in Clovis two weeks ago. Gleaton said the shop has been staying busy since the storm. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Auto body shops have been busy repairing vehicles battered […]

Rugged roads mark early auto trips

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Shortly after coming to Clovis in 1908, according to a story told many times, Charley Dennis secured some iron stakes from the Santa Fe Railroad, and with Jack Pritchett as his automobile driver, logged the first road from Texico to Albuquerque. Charley didn’t give any details about that trip to […]

Woman dies from auto accident injuries

Freedom Newspapers A 47-year-old Portales resident died Thursday in a Lubbock hospital a day after being injured in an auto accident in Littlefield, according to a news release from Eastern New Mexico University Information Services. Kimberly Lutnesky, 47, was the wife of ENMU professor Marv Lutnesky, according to the ENMU release. Lutnesky was attempting to […]

5/16 Business licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in April: • Bounce About Rentals Type: Amusement Owner: Harry Smith Location: 1437 CRH • Advanced Environmental Solutions Type: Building Construction Owner: Robert Chavez Location: 2318 Roldan Dr. • A-1 Super Plumber’s LLC. Type: Plumbing Owner: Manuel Guevara Location: 9 Buffalo Rd. • DNA […]

Car dealership owner wins back legal fees

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A U.S. district court has ruled in favor of a car dealership owner in court action related to a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The ruling allows the car dealer to recoup some or possibly all of his $185,000 in legal expenses. Alva Carter, owner […]

9/3 Local Roundup

Local’s death still under investigation The death of J. C. Tucker remains under investigation, Curry County Sheriff Roger Hatcher said Friday. Tucker, 67, was found dead in his office at Tucker Auto Sales two years ago Sunday. Police said he was shot three times, his left-front pocket empty of the cash he always carried. The […]

Video game industry should be shamed

By Mona Charen: Syndicated Columnist If you don’t have children in the house, you may not know about the latest contribution the video gaming industry has made to our society. My 11-year-old son keeps me apprised. The best-selling video game in the United States last year (5.2 million copies) was a piece of work called […]

Greathouse, Spencer

Spencer Greathouse Services: Have been held. Mr. Spencer Dwayne Greathouse, 62, of Hereford died Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at home. He was born Aug. 14, 1942, in Clovis to Spencer S. and Pauline (Kirby) Greathouse. He worked at Hereford Auto Parts for many years, was a U.S. Army veteran, and a member of the Elk’s […]

Cops & courts: Melrose Mayor Hester involved in altercation

Police responded April 16 to a Melrose residence in reference to a fight between the Melrose mayor and a Clovis resident. Melrose mayor Ray Hester struck another man during an altercation at a mutual friend’s house, according to a police report. The police report shows the complainant, Darrell Boney, said he heard yelling in a […]

McClelland, Robert

Robert McClelland Services: Have been held. Mr. Robert Joseph McClelland, 80, a retired auto mechanic from Clovis, died, Monday, May 31, 2004, in his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1923, in Olean, New York, to John and Lula McClelland. Mr. McClelland was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Lily Taylor, Estella Worrod, […]

Joiner, Levi

Levi “Red” Joiner, 74, of Clovis died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on June 1, 1929, in Portales, to Levi Floyd and Jewel Elizabeth Sanders Joiner. He was raised in Fort Sumner. He went into the Air Force in 1948. After discharge from the Air Force he […]

Rierson, Don

Don Rierson Services: Have been held. Mr. Don Rierson, 67, of Ruidoso and Ocala, Fla., a retired auto dealer, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at his home in Ruidoso. He was born on Aug. 13, 1936, in Clovis, to Frank and Gladys Northcutt Rierson. He lived in Clovis until 1967 when he moved to Plainview, […]

Slain business owner’s daughter remembers J.C. Tucker

Darrell Todd Maurina Jackie Davidson remembers growing up as a young girl in Clovis as her father, J.C. Tucker, began the business now known as Tucker Auto Sales and Tucker Storage. Tucker died Sept. 4 of gunshot wounds at the business he began three decades ago. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking suspects […]

Engagements, Sept. 14

Poller-Peck Levan and Victoria Poller of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tonya Christine Poller of Clovis, to Gregory Forest Peck of Fontana, Calif., son of Gregory and Rebecca Peck of Fontana, Calif. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Faith Christian Family Church […]