Sutton’s Bakery closing

Benna Sayyed One of Clovis’ oldest businesses is about to close. Frank Simmonds, who’s owned Sutton’s Bakery since 1971 and worked there since it opened in 1946, said he is about to retire. While he would not give a date for closing, employees have told customers the last day will be Dec. 31. Simmonds said […]

God, Jesus ingredients that transform lives

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist A childhood friend of mine visited an upscale, gourmet bakery in New York City. She was fascinated with the variety of breads she found displayed there. Bread was in various shapes and textures. There was black pumpernickel bread and white potato bread, and hundreds of varieties in between. Some breads […]

Aug. 22, 1944

Pfc. Bill Patton arrived in Clovis to spend a 20-day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Patton. … Mrs. G.Z. McKee of Clovis testified for the government in the trial in federal court at Santa Fe against C.T. Rice, on charges of mail fraud and securities act violations. … Perfection Bakery, 118 E. […]

Local bakery has been in service since before World War II

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Nell Turner has worked at Sutton’s Bakery on Main Street for 28 years. “I love customers,” she said. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer All is quiet in the bakery where owner Frank Simmonds rests on a stool in a drafty back room, his head hung low, flour from the morning […]